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The WSA participates in joint dues collection through the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to collect WSA dues and ASA dues together, at one time, on one invoice. Visit the ASA website, where you will be prompted for your ASA login ID and password. Once you enter this information you will be able to pay both your WSA and ASA dues together at one time.

If you do not have your ASA login ID or have forgotten it, visit the ASA website to enter your email address. It will be automatically emailed to you. Your ASA login ID cannot be used to log in to the WSA website. If you would like to request WSA website access, please contact the WSA Office.

If you would prefer to renew your membership by phone call ASA Member Services at 847-825-5586.  

When you renew your membership online, be sure to review your member profile so your contact information is up to date. If you need assistance, please email ASA at

Benefits of Membership

There are many benefits of WSA membership. Those benefits include:

  • Free registration at the WSA Annual Meeting, including Continuing Medical Education activities
  • Free registration at the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Conferences, including Continuing Medical Education activities
  • Free attendance at the Annual WI Doctor's Day
  • Participation in an active grassroots lobbying program
  • Representation on the ASA's Board of Directors and in its House of Delegates
  • Receipt of the WSA President's Message
  • Representation in the Wisconsin Medical Society
  • Networking opportunities

Types and Fees


Active members are doctors of medicine or osteopathy who are licensed to practice medicine in Wisconsin, and who have successfully completed an accredited training program in anesthesiology. The Wisconsin licensure requirement is waived for those on active duty in the Armed Forces, and for
members who practice out of state due to an assignment of governmental service. Active members may vote and hold office in the WSA.


Active Members in their first year in practice.

ACTIVE MILITARY / GOVERNMENT ($200) Physician anesthesiologists in service of U.S. Government receive a 50% discount on membership dues (Including those serving active duty in the U.S. military, Veterans’ Administration, U.S. Public Health Service and Indian Health Service).

AFFILIIATE ($200) Affiliate members are physicians not in the clinical practice of anesthesiology, scientists who are interested in anesthesiology, physicians who are in the service of the US government or employed by the Veteran's Administration full time (confirmation required), and physicians who reside outside of the US and are not a member of any other ASA component society.

RESIDENT (FREE) Resident members are physicians who reside in Wisconsin and are in full time training in an anesthesia department, whose core residency program is accredited by the ACGME or the American Osteopathic Association.


Educational members are providers of anesthesia care who are neither physicians nor anesthesiologist assistants.

EDUCATIONAL STUDENT (FREE) Educational Student members are anesthesia care team provider trainees who are not physician or anesthesiologist assistant trainees. 

ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANT ($50) Anesthesiologist Assistant members are providers of anesthesia care who are Fellow members in good standing of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA).

ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANT STUDENT (FREE) A student Anesthesiologist Assistant who shall be an individual in full time training in an Anesthesiologist Assistant program.

RETIRED (FREE) Retired members have been active and/or affiliate members of the WSA for 20 or more years and have either retired from practice or reached the age of 70.

Component Society FASA Designation Program

In May 2017, the American Society of Anesthesiologists launched the Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists™ (FASA) designation program. The FASA designation is ASA’s highest acknowledgment that recognizes years of dedication to exceptional education, leadership and commitment to the specialty. ASA Active members who meet specific qualifications and criteria are invited to apply for the FASA designation. Achieving the FASA designation recognizes you as a leader dedicated to excellence in the field of anesthesiology to your patients, your practice and your specialty.

Participation in WSA leadership, education and advocacy opportunities helps qualify Active members for this prestigious designation. Full details on eligibility, qualifications and the FASA application can be found HERE.


In an effort to facilitate and support the development of residents and medical students, the WSA is compiling a list of experienced anesthesiologists are interested in mentoring those with questions on the specialty or other aspects of its practice. If you'd like to be considered as a mentor, please contact the WSA Office.

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