Mission & Vision

The Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia (SAGA) is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 2001 to advance and support scientific research, education, and clinical excellence related to geriatric anesthesia, with the goal of improving care for older patient. SAGA helps fund geriatric anesthesia research, supports a robust educational mission, and provides a forum for leaders in geriatric anesthesia to share information and ideas. SAGA maintains a worldwide membership of physicians, health professionals in geriatric anesthesia-related practice, physician residents and trainees.


The SAGA mission is to encourage, stimulate, and improve all aspects of the anesthetic care of geriatric patients, to fund research, and to disseminate current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of geriatric anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management, as well as to participate in the development of guidelines for residency education in geriatric anesthesiology. SAGA focuses solely on the advancement and support of scientific research, clinical care, and education related to geriatric anesthesiology.