If you were to poll random ASA member anesthesiologists and ask why they are members, you would see differences along the timeline of their careers. You would also see division along the lines of practice type, location and subspecialty, but I think the career progression lines would have the clearest demarcation. Just as in other professional and social organizations, each of us places a value on member benefits differently based on our needs at that point in time. Membership must be meaningful throughout our careers, and ASA is doing just that. As the Assistant Secretary, along with your Secretary, Kenneth Elmassian, D.O., FASA, my duties center on membership and representation. Over the past year, ASA has made tremendous gains by getting as granular as possible into the career milestones that differentiate our members and their interests. In the October...

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