The Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists is a statewide association for practicing anesthesiologists, providing membership information, links, legislative issues, newsletters and more. ISA is dedicated to the safety of Iowa's surgical patients.
ISA is a component society of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. ISA was incorporated in 1965 as a voluntary, non-profit association of physicians interested in the practice of anesthesiology.


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ISA Fall Meeting Set

Friday & Saturday, October 5-6, 2018 in Iowa City, IA

The Iowa Society of Anesthesiologist’s Fall Meeting details are set and we would like to invite you to attend. The meeting will be held on Friday night, October 5th at the Iowa Memorial Union from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and then Saturday, October 6th at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

capacchioneFeatured Speaker

John Capacchione, MD
University of Minnesota
Department of Anesthesiology




The registration fee is $50 for ISA members and $150 for Non-Members. Residents and students are free but must preregister for the meeting. Also, there is a $50 late fee if you register after September 21st and the registration deadline is Tuesday, October 2nd. Space is limited so be sure to register early.

Meeting details available here.
Registration form available here.



ISA Board Members on WHO | July 2016

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Dr. Scott Paulsen, ISA President, and Dr. Frank Cassady, ASA State Director, recently participated on the Simon Conway radio show on WHO. They discussed concerns with the VA Proposed Rule to allow all ARNPs to practice independently within the VA system. They stressed that Veterans deserve, and have earned the right to receive, the best medical care possible. Additionally, they highlighted the fact there is no shortage of physician anesthesiologists in the VA system and that the current team-based model of anesthesia care is serving Veterans safely and effectively. 

To listen to the interview, go to: and scroll down to the first link, “Simon Conway Show 7/13 Hour 2” and click on the play button.


What is Anesthesiology?

Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.

The education of today's anesthesiologists has kept pace with their expanding role in offering the highest quality health care available anywhere in the world. After completing a four-year college program and four years of medical school, they enter a four-year anesthesiology residency training program. Fellowships in an anesthesia subspecialty and in education or research may also be taken for an additional year.
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