Dear Colleagues and Friends, Happy New Year to everyone and welcome to the International Chinese Academy of Anesthesiology (ICAA, 国际华人麻醉学院)! Under the leadership of Dr. Zuo and Dr. Xie, and the great team effort of ICAA board members and friends, ICAA has made great progress towards our missions: 1. Promoting academic exchanges 2. Facilitating international academic collaborations 3. Establishing international training centers 4. Providing a platform for Chinese anesthesiologists In 2016, ICAA’s new task will be to expand our role in standardizing anesthesia education in China. By working in various formats, such as lecture, mock oral exam demonstration, problem based case discussion, published peer reviewed papers, and creating a reference book, we will be able to achieve our task.