On April 23, 1948, the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists was conceived at a meeting of a few physicians held in the office of Dr. Urban Eversole, the Chief of Anesthesia at the Lahey Clinic.

Prior to World War II there were very few physicians interested in the science and the art of anesthesiology. In fact there were very few physicians who could be called an “anesthesiologist,” or even “anesthetist”. At that time anesthesia was mainly ether and nitrous oxide/oxygen by inhalation, thiopental sodium intravenously and procaine by the subarachnoid route! The individuals administrating these drugs were general practitioners, nurse anesthetists, residents in surgery, and the occasional surgeon who administrated spinals to patients upon whom he was to operate. There were very few true residencies in Anesthesia through out the country. >


MSA has joined the ASA Unified Dues Billing Program effective Nov. 2015. 2016 Bills for MSA members will be combined w/ASA Dues Invoice. All new & rejoining must go through ASA to apply for membership

Letter From Your President
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2016 Call for Nominations
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Nomination Form> 

Mass Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee (APAC)
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Proposed Electronic Health Records/Meaningful Use Regulations
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Further information about regulations MMS website link

Anesthesia Quality Institute
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Changes Due to the Implementation of ICD-10
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Tufts Health Plan Adopts Policy on Anesthesia for Endoscopy
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Tufts Health Plan OB Analgesia Payment Policy
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New Board Regs Bring New CME Requirements Newsbrief
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Hampden District Medical Society
2016 Winter Meeting
January 26, 2016
"Opiod Addiction Epidemic"
Springfield Marriott, Springfield, MA
More information>

PHYSICIAN Anesthesiologists WEEK
Jan.31-Feb.6, 2016
Stay tuned for different activities at different locations throughout Mass
More Information >

8th MSA Update in Sedation & Analgesia
April 9, 2016
Brochure & Registration Link>

10th New England Anesthesia Residents Conference (NEARC)
May 7, 2016
Details available in January 2016 >

2016 MSA Annual Meeting
Guest Speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Plagenhoef, ASA President-elect
May 26, 2016
Westin Waltham Boston, 70 Third Ave. Waltham, MA
(note change in venue)