Dr. Grant explains that the previous logo for the ASA, an ECG rhythm that shows a normal QRS complex fading into asystole superimposed over an igloo like image, didn't really represent all the work that anesthesiologists do to improve safety. Plus the logo looked ugly on computer and phone screens.
Therefore they have designed four new logos and asked the membership to help them choose. The email has a link to the survey. Here are the choices in case you haven't had a chance to fill out the survey.
The red molecular structure looks like the ASA is some sort of molecular chemistry organization. I'm not sure how it pertains to our goals for patient safety and advocacy. If the ASA wants people to think we are just a bunch of nerds, this would be it. Otherwise I'll pass.
The last two are a bit more difficult for me to decide because they're both more abstract. The two triangles pointing at each other looks like some sort of point-counterpoint forces butting up against each other. Surgeons vs anesthesiologist? Anesthesiologist vs CRNA? I see tension and conflict there, not cooperation for a common goal to protect patient health.
That's my two cents on our choices for a new ASA logo. Take part in this great democracy of ours and fill out the survey. I'm curious what the final choice will turn out to be, or if they even stick with these four designs.