The Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists

Founded in 1948, 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. If you'd like to join WSSA, learn more about becoming a member through ASA.


2021 Seafair Grant Program

Every other year WSSA offers grant funding of up to $10,000 to physician anesthesiologist members who are beginning to conduct research. The Seafair Grant is intended as a starter grant for an early investigator, rather than adding to already-funded large research projects. Proposals will be evaluated blindly, so please avoid referencing specific institutions or investigators in your submission. The Seafair Grant will not fund any indirect or overhead costs. 

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021

Learn More and Submit Your Proposal

 2021 WSSA Virtual Spring Scientific Meeting

Thank you to our speakers and attendees for making our first-ever Virtual Spring Scientific Meeting a success! If you'd like to review the materials and presentations from this Virtual Spring Scientific Meeting, please login and access the attendee portal. 

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists released a statement regarding the use of ketamine for non-medical purposes.

Read ASA's Statement

Faces Behind the PPE

Recently, ASA First Vice President Beverly Philip alerted me to an initiative called “Faces Behind Masks,” which provides medical staff with stickers of your face that can be worn on your protective gear. Just that little amount of personalization can make a big difference to scared patients (and colleagues) who naturally feel disconnected from providers sometimes hidden behind PPE. They’ve printed almost 3 million stickers so far—all for free. The Faces Behind Masks website is very well done and makes it easy for you to get your own stickers, or to help their cause, if you wish.


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