A message from our President…
As the NYSSA president for 2023, I welcome you to our website home page. Here you will find information about your membership benefits, the NYSSA’s advocacy efforts, and how to get involved in the work of the association. You can also access issues of our quarterly publication, Sphere, dating back to 1983. Through the website you can join the NYSSA or renew your membership, support the Anesthesiology Foundation of New York (AFNY), and make donations to the New York Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee (NYAPAC). At the bottom of this page, you may find an online poll or links to upcoming events. Please acknowledge and thank our supporters and endorsed vendors. They help make the NYSSA’s mission possible.
When exploring the About tab, you will find the names of the NYSSA’s committee chairs and district directors. Look for a committee that may interest you and make a plan to get involved. Consider being active in your district meetings, which are usually held quarterly. Personally, I am grateful for my involvement in the NYSSA’s various committees and district meetings since the time I became a resident approximately 30 years ago.
Ensure that the NYSSA has your latest contact information by clicking on the Member Directory under the NYSSA Members tab. Having this information will allow us to communicate with you in a timely manner.
Your membership in the NYSSA opens doors to both education and opportunities to be an advocate for your profession. Your registration to attend our annual PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA) is just one of the many benefits of membership. You can support the NYSSA’s advocacy efforts by contributing to NYAPAC and participating in the NYSSA’s Legislative Day in May.
Threats to our profession and to our ability to provide optimal patient care have always existed, and they require our continued vigilance and engagement with our legislative leaders. You can amplify your impact by reaching out to non-member anesthesiologists and educating them on the importance of supporting their state and national specialty societies. By working together we can better protect our patients and our profession.
All the best,
Jason Lok, M.D., FASA
What is the NYSSA?
The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA), is a community of approximately 4,200+ New York anesthesiologists. NYSSA actively advocates on behalf of both patients and physicians in formulating standards and guidelines, to advance the practice of anesthesiology. Together, NYSSA members provide a powerful and effective voice for our specialty in New York State.