Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists

About the WSSA

Founded in 1948, the WSSA was formed to advance the science and art of anesthesiology, and to stimulate interest and promote progress in that specialty. It is a Washington State Non-profit Corporation and is a component society of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.


Save the Date for the Fall Scientific Meeting

Join WSSA at the Museum of Flight! Don't miss out on this exciting day of educational updates and incredible learning and networking opportunities. Engage with fellow physician anesthesiologists at the Fall Scientific Meeting, and save the date for Saturday, September 8, 2018. 

Save the Date for the Joint BCAS/WSSA Scientific Meeting

Join WSSA and BCAS for the Joint Scientific Meeting, Friday, December 7 - Sunday December 9, 2018 in beautiful British Columbia. More information to come! Book your hotel today! 

Seafair Grant Program

Every two years, in odd-numbered years, WSSA solicits applications for grant funding via the Seafair Grant Program.

These grants, totaling $10,000 per cycle, are intended as seed money for physician anesthesiologist members who are beginning to conduct research. 

Applications for the next grant cycle will be accepted beginning in September 2019.

Save the Date! ASA Anesthesiology® 2018: October 13–17

ANESTHESIOLOGY is consistently the best meeting in the world, bringing together great minds and researchers to present the latest and greatest in our field.” - Michael Muzi, M.D. Watch this video to learn about the educational opportunities attendees can choose from at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 in San Francisco, CA, October 13–17. 

Registration for ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 is planned to open in June. Save the date, and sign up to get notified when registration opens. 

Suicide Prevention Training CME Information

Physicians and PAs must complete this newly required training by the end of the first full continuing education reporting period after January 1, 2016, or during the first full continuing education reporting period after initial licensure, whichever is later. Suicide prevention training meeting the criteria established by the legislation taken between June 12, 2014 and January 1, 2016 can be counted toward the required six hours.

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WSSA's 13-person delegation met with Washington State's Congressional offices on May 15 and 16, 2018.  Here, Drs. Robert Hsiung, Peter Dunbar, Eric Yuen, Aparna Ananth, Jim Burkman, and Mark Flanery met with Senator Maria Cantwell. Learn more.