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SCA’s New Look

With a redesign of the SCA website underway (more news on that soon!) and the multiple new ventures into which SCA has launched, a refresh of our look, branding, and logo are in order.

Society leadership has been working with our management team on a new logo and look for SCA—you will begin to see these changes in the coming months. We are hopeful that this new logo stays true to the traditions of the Society while helping to usher us in to a new era.

Now Accepting Applications for the 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

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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.

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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, also must 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.

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Dalia Banks
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Literature Review (maximum 800 words)

Editor: Sheela Pai Cole

Summarize and review articles published in the past 6–12 months in journals 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 should include

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