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Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Research Grants

Applications are open for the 2017 SCA research grant cycle, and members are invited to apply for one of two grant categories:

Applications for these grants, offered in conjunction with the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), must be submitted no later than 5 pm (Eastern) on February 13, 2017. Grants will be judged relative to peers in the submitted grant category, and projects should be completed within 3 years after the award of the grant.

The awards will be announced at the 2017 SCA Annual Meeting & Workshops in Orlando, FL. The grant period of 12 to 24 months can begin anytime from July 1 to December 31 of the year granted. Further details can be found on the SCA website.

Announcing 2017 Nominating Slate

The SCA Nominating Committee reviewed a number of outstanding applicants for elected positions. After careful consideration, the SCA Board of Directors has endorsed the following for election:

President-Elect, 2017–2019
Stanton K. Shernan, MD FAHA FASE

Secretary/Treasurer, 2017–2019

Board of Directors, 2017–2020 (2 open positions)
Georges Desjardins, MD FASE FRCPC
Gregory M. Janelle, MD FASE
Martin J. London, MD
E. Andrew Ochroch, MD
Albert C. Perrino Jr., MD
Mark A. Taylor, MD FASE

CME Committee, 2017–2020 and 2017–2021 (2 open positions)
Shvetank Agarwal, MD
Bruce A. Bollen, MD
Frederick C. Cobey, MD MPH FASE
Jiapeng Huang, MD MPH
Michael A. Mazzeffi, MD MPH
George B. Whitener, MD

Nominating Committee, 2017–2019 (2 open positions)
Alina Nicoara, MD FASE
Nikolaos J. Skubas, MD DSc FACC FASE

The election will open later in December. Please watch your e-mail for a personalized link, username, and password—remember to cast your ballots before the site closes!

Enhance Your Ultrasound Skills

SCA is excited to announce the first-ever Perioperative Ultrasound Course to enhance your knowledge and ability in the rapidly expanding field of perioperative ultrasound.

The reverse classroom model allows participants to learn online through a course offered by iTeachU before attending a 1-day, hands-on workshop, to be held May 21 in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the 2017 Echo Week.

This course offers the opportunity to learn basic ultrasound skills through

Registration for the online course opens in December 2016.

The online modules, tutorial, and case studies will cover the following topics:

Registration for the hands-on workshops opens in early February 2017.

Complement your registration by signing up for Echo Week as well! Visit for more information on that meeting.

The hands-on workshops will include

Following these online and hands-on experiences, you will be prepared to bring your newly learned or honed skills back to your institution. Postmeeting, you will be able to use an online log book to document the supervised perioperative ultrasound studies that you perform. 

Keep an eye on for further details.

Kaplan Leadership Development Award

Are you a young professional looking to advance your career through leadership opportunities? Are you looking for support to further your education and prepare you to take on new leadership responsibilities? Whether you are just starting out or have begun to establish yourself as a young leader at your institution, apply for the 2017 SCA/SCAF Kaplan Leadership Development Award. You may be the next award recipient.

SCA and SCAF are excited to announce the 2017 Kaplan Leadership Development Award. Our mission is to support cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiologists early in their careers by granting funding to further their leadership development through course work and leadership-specific studies.

Please visit the SCA website for further details. Questions? Contact us at 855.658.2828 or

Update Your Address in the SCA Database

We encourage you to verify and make necessary updates to your address in the SCA database on a regular basis. Please call our member services department toll free at 855.658.2828 or log in to the SCA website to update your address now.

SCA Bulletin Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the SCA Bulletin are encouraged and welcome. All content should be submitted via e-mail to as a Microsoft Word document, with images and videos provided as attachments (minimum 72 dpi resolution, but 96 dpi is preferred). Please do not insert images into the Word document, because it results in reduction of quality. Any other assets, such as videos, must also be provided as attachments or external links. In addition, please use a byline that includes credentials, affiliations, and the city and state of those affiliations. SCA adheres to AMA style when possible, including citations and references. Please see the information below for additional guidelines.

SCA Bulletin Editor in Chief

Dalia Banks
Editor in Chief

Literature Review (maximum 800 words)

Editor: Sheela Pai Cole

Summarize and review articles published in the past 6–12 months in journals related to fields related to cardiac anesthesiology (other than A&A and Anesthesiology). Content for the Literature Review includes

Echo Corner (maximum 1000 words)

Editor: Kathrivel Subramaniam

Content for the Echo Corner includes

Pro/Con (maximum 1000 words)

Editor: Yong Peng

Send your topic suggestions to the section editor and include up to 10 references.

Best Practice Corner (maximum 1200 words)

Editor: Dalia Banks

Include up to 10 references.

Innovation Corner (maximum 1200 words)

Editor: Dalia Banks

Share what you are doing or working on that is innovative or new in the cardiac anesthesia world. Send us a big-picture article about new ideas you have implemented and ways they are making an impact in your hospital and can make an impact in others. Content for the Innovation Corner includes

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