Welcome to the Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia. SAGA is dedicated to improving the care of the older patient coming to surgery. At present we offer educational programs at our annual meeting as well as at meetings of other anesthesia societies. We also offer educational support for anesthesia training programs.
Join SAGA/Renew Membership
To join SAGA, click here or download this form. You will only need the Membership Form to pay your 2016 dues but the W9 form is available here if you need it to claim the dues as a payment to a charitable organization. The W9 form has the IRS Tax ID for SAGA.
Benefits of SAGA membership include:
*Meeting people with similar interests
*Learning about issues in anesthetic and perioperative geriatric care
*Low cost membership
Apply to GEMSSTAR
The Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) is an RO3 NIH grant to further research in geriatrics among medical and surgical specialties. It provides up to $75,000/year for two years. In addition, applicants are encouraged to apply for a Jahnigan award to further the applicant's education on geriatric anesthesia. Typically, $25,000 has been awarded for this purpose with funding coming from FAER. Anesthesiologists have been quite successful over the years in getting these grants. It is designed for junior faculty.