Education at ASA
Managing the development and delivery of high-quality education programming requires collaboration between physician volunteers and professional staff. The ASA Education Department works with committees, editorial boards, and ASA leadership to develop programs that contribute to members’ lifelong learning.
The Committee on Professional Education Oversight (CPEO), whose members are primarily ASA Section Chairs, oversees all educational activities and CME compliance. With an approved strategy, the CPEO effectively supports physician activities and develops successful programs across ASA.
Committee on Professional Education Oversight
Andrew D. Rosenberg, M.D., Chair
Contributions made by members for the development of ASA CME activities are immeasurable. Success is directly attributed to the commitment, resourcefulness, and intellectual capital of the physicians involved. Through their participation, members lend their knowledge and experience to help ASA produce education programs that address the most relevant areas of practice to members and other healthcare professionals.
ASA leadership is committed to hiring professional staff with the qualifications to lead, produce, and manage knowledge-based educational activities. ASA Education Department designs, produces, and delivers ASA education content. They identify learning needs and gaps, design education programs and improvements, coordinate content development with physician leaders, and produce the program in the appropriate delivery medium, as well as, evaluate the results. The ASA Education Department also coordinates reporting CME and American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) compliance to the ABA; track and report data to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME); establish policies and processes to ensure compliance with ACCME, ABA and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) requirements; and coordinate activities for the Simulation Education Network.
CME Mission Statement
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) aims to provide evidence-based education and resources to physician anesthesiologists and their patient care teams. This learning program supports a continuum of professional development practice needs, regulatory requirements, continuous quality improvement and identification of clinical gaps. As a sole accredited provider, ASA's educational program encourages individual and peer-to-peer engagement, and supports career-long learning to promote educational collaborations with affiliated subspecialty and component societies in joint provider partnerships where appropriate. ASA strategically customizes educational resources to address varied learning styles with the intent to optimize anesthesia patient safety performance, improve clinical care and enhance anesthesia professional competencies. ASA's program demonstrates learning success through a results-oriented framework based on a range of educational outcomes between the individual learner and the health system.