WHAT WE DO
To advance and further patient safety and the practice of anesthesiology in Illinois through education, representation and advocacy of the Illinois anesthesiologist.
May is national Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. ISA continues its recognition of members of AAPI heritage who have made outstanding contributions to the field of anesthesiology.
Racism Undermines Public Health!
The ISA believes that racism undermines public health. We stand in solidarity against racism, violence and intolerance wherever it may occur. Included in our mission is ensuring all patients are treated with dignity and respect. This extends beyond the operating room. We will help any patient in need and we support the health and safety of every person.
ISA pledges to be a proactive voice that serves to educate our communities on how racism impacts our health. We promise to listen to our members and be part of the solution that helps our Black physicians.
ILLINOIS VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN
94% want a physician led team administering anesthesia for their family (only 4% want a nurse anesthetist without physician supervision).
64% oppose Illinois legislation permiting nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia & respond to anesthesia emergencies without the involvement of a physician.
The new avalanche of administrative requirements with ICD10, MACRA, and every other acronym seems overwhelming if not depressing. It’s a great feeling to discover that no anesthesiologist is alone in this modern world. Illinois has an amazing talent pool to meet any challenge. Being a member of ISA helps me feel good about being a physician these days.
Usually held in March
Annual event held in Springfield when we canvass the state capitol to speak to legislators and explain the perspective of physician anesthesiologists. Anesthesiologists must remain engaged with those who implement the changes that will ultimately affect patient safety.
ISA House of Delegates
Meeting held every April for members to get updates on issues and future legislation that could impact anesthesiology, vote on resolutions, and have a voice in what ISA supports each year.
LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the ISA pays tribute to our physicians who have made outstanding contributions to the field of anesthesiology. Asokumar Buvanendran, MB.BS Asokumar Buvanendran, MB.BS, is a Professor of...
William McDade, MD, PhDWilliam McDade, MD, PhD is the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He has been Chief Academic Officer/EVP for the Ochsner Health System, Professor and Deputy Provost at the...
Physician Anesthesiologists Week 2021 is a week-long event of advocacy and public outreach on key issues affecting the specialty led by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Throughout the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6, ISA members will be able to virtually meet with...
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