This has been an important year for ASA. A new three-year strategic plan was developed, building on a foundation of scenario planning. We identified eight strategic focus areas: Membership, Advocacy, Education, Patient Safety and Quality, Scientific Discovery, Developing Care Models, Partnerships, and Charitable Activities. The strategic plan is ASA’s roadmap for 2015 and beyond. Most importantly, ASA’s strategic plan is focused on our most important activity – patient care. All aspects of our strategic plan were developed with the goal of improving the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of physician-led anesthesia care.

The Committee on Membership is working to improve the value of ASA membership by expanding member benefits and opportunities for engagement, improving the membership renewal process for individual members and group practices, and increased collaboration with subspecialty societies. ASA membership enables physician anesthesiologists to stay on the leading...

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