Applications are open for the 2017 SCA research grant cycle, and members are invited to apply for one of two grant categories:
- SCA/IARS Starter Grant—$25,000 a year for 2 years
- Primary investigator must be within 5 years of finishing training and have an academic appointment at the rank of assistant professor, or less. Previous Starter Grant recipients are only eligible for Mid-Career Grants.
- SCA/IARS Mid-Career Grant—$50,000 a year for 2 years
- Primary investigator must be at the level of associate professor, or less. Previous Mid-Career Grant recipients are not eligible for additional awards.
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.
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:
Stanton K. Shernan, MD FAHA FASE
Andrew D. Shaw, MB FCCM FFICM FRCA
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!
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
- online tutorials
- online case studies
- live hands-on training by more than a dozen ultrasound masters
- online log book.
Registration for the online course opens in December 2016.
The online modules, tutorial, and case studies will cover the following topics:
- Basic Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Registration for the hands-on workshops opens in early February 2017.
Complement your registration by signing up for Echo Week as well! Visit www.scahq.org/2017EchoWeek for more information on that meeting.
The hands-on workshops will include
- Transthoracic Echocardiography
- Gastric Ultrasound
- Lung Ultrasound
- DVT Evaluation
- Vascular Access.
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 www.scahq.org/2017PUC for further details.
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.
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.
Submissions to the SCA Bulletin are encouraged and welcome. All content should be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com 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
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
- an abstract in your own words
- a paragraph at the end with your comments
- citation of the original article.
Echo Corner (maximum 1000 words)
Editor: Kathrivel Subramaniam
Content for the Echo Corner includes
- an echo case scenario (maximum 300 words)
- a question with multiple-choice answers
- the answer and its explanation (maximum 300 words)
- videos (acceptable formats include swf, flv, mp4, wmv)
- up to 10 references.
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
- a title
- an explanation of how the idea was implemented
- the results of its implementation
- any benefits to your department or hospital.
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