Membership

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) is an international organization of physicians that promotes excellence in patient care through education and research in perioperative care for patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular procedures.

Join SCA - the only organization for cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology sub-specialists.

SCA is the only organization uniquely dedicated to the continuing education, professional development and interests of sub-specialists in cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology. The Society serves the needs of more than 2,000 members by working on programs and initiatives in professional education, clinical research, training and practice issues. As a member, you'll receive discounts on products and meetings, and exclusive access to members-only resources and content. You'll be sent timely updates on the latest clinical and professional news, along with information on leadership opportunities and research funding.

Choose Your Membership

Professional and Continuing Medical Education

SCA offers live and online educational opportunities that address critical topics in perioperative care for patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular procedures, from cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and pathology, to hands-on echocardiography and ultrasound skills. These programs are designed to increase competence, clinical knowledge and practical application of evidence-based patient care strategies.

As a member, you'll benefit from discounts on product and registration fees to attend and participate in educational programs.

Member Resources

Stay current with clinical practice guidelines, urgent developments in the sub-specialty, and SCA activities. As a member, you will be given access to a number of resources:

Networking Opportunities

Gain access to over 2,000 of your colleagues:

Eligibility Requirements and Dues

Active

SCA-Only: $170/yr

Joint-IARS: $270/yr

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, or Doctor of Osteopathy, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine.

Associate

SCA-Only: $170/yr

Joint-IARS: $270/yr

  • Completion of an anesthesia residency training program accredited by the ACGME or the American Osteopathic Association, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, or Doctor of Osteopathy, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine.

Career Scientist

SCA-Only: $170/yr

Joint-IARS: $270/yr

  • Career Scientist actively involved in research relating to thoracic or cardiovascular anesthesiology, or related fields of medicine.
  • Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy Degree.

Fellow/Resident

Fellow SCA-Only: $40/yr

Resident SCA-Only: $40/yr

  • Physician in an approved anesthesiology training program accredited by the ACGME or the American Osteopathic Association, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, or Doctor of Osteopathy, or other international equivalent.
  • Name of program director and start/end dates of program required.

Retired

SCA-Only: Free

  •  Active, Associate, or Career Scientist member in good standing who has retired from active medical practice or research.
  • Members who are disabled, and therefore, unable to engage in the practice of his/her profession for one or more years.
  • Send your letter of application for Retired Status to info@scahq.org for review by the Member Engagement Committee Chair.