There has never been a more important time to highlight the difference physician anesthesiologists make when it matters most. From leading during the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding patients, advocating for physician-led anesthesia care, and showcasing the specialty's innovation during the ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting, ASA's communications initiatives are increasing awareness of the specialty's role in health care with key stakeholder audiences. These audiences include the public, policymakers, health care executives, and other health care professionals, as well as ASA members who serve as ambassadors for the specialty.

Here are some of the ways ASA is sharing the story of the specialty in 2021.

Since its inception in 2015, ASA members have come together across the country each January to advocate for the specialty and raise awareness of the importance of patient-centered, physician-led anesthesia care. The seventh annual Physician Anesthesiologists Week, held January 31-February 6, 2021, gave ASA an opportunity to reflect...

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