Japanese Society of Clinical Anaesthesia was established with the aim to work toward patient safety and comfort through research, training, international activities,conferences symposiums and along with continuous cooperation with other medical specialties.The aim of the association was to contribute to the academic and cultural development of Japan by facilitating the science of anaesthesiology through continuing education and studies related to anaesthesiology, and by promoting cooperation with related associations here and abroad. The JSCA holds academic meetings and issues publications. Publications include the Annual Report of the Japanese Society of Anaesthesiologists, Masui (a monthly semi-official Japanese journal of anaesthesia with English abstracts), and the Journal of Anaesthesia which is the official English periodical of JSCA to present research achievements in Japan and abroad. Both journals are indexed in Medline.Many JSCA members are also registered with international societies and participate in meetings of the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. JSCA has sent many speakers to Asian/Australasian and Japanese/Korean joint meetings of the Society of Anaesthesiologists. JSCA is also planning to actively respond to requests for sending anaesthesiologists to Asian/Oceania regions through such organizations as the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
JSCA has also been making an effort to provide educational activities for the general public at academic meetings by holding introductory lectures on the safety of surgery and the important role anaesthesia plays during surgery, treatment of chronic pain in cancer patients, etc.
In 1997 the JSCA began granting the JSCA Award, a social award not limited to JSA members, to people who have contributed not only to anaesthesiology but to the general good of society.
The JSCA, as a group specializing in anaesthesiology, is affiliated with such authoritative organizations as the Science Council of Japan and the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences and cooperates with various projects related to medical care and the primary focus has been towards patient healthcare and management. After obtaining legal status as a corporate aggregate on June 20, 2001, JSCA increased its on-going activities. A specialty certification system was initiated as were academic meetings and training held by regional chapters. We are constantly making efforts to fulfil our obligations and responsibilities through expansion of our exchange program, international activities, and academic improvement through work with related academic associations and public activities.