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SCA Leadership Changes

At the SCA Annual Meeting & Workshops last month, we were proud to install new Officers and Board Members and honor our departing leadership.

The new Officers and Board Members are:

Christopher A. Troianos, MD FASE
President, 2017–2019

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

Secretary/Treasurer, 2017–2019

Mark A. Taylor, MD FASE
Board of Directors, 2017–2019

Martin J. London, MD
Board of Directors, 2017–2020

Albert C. Perrino Jr., MD
Board of Directors, 2017–2020

Bodil Steen Rasmussen, MD PhD
EACTA Liaison to the Board, 2017–2019

Bruce A. Bollen, MD
CME Committee, 2017–2021

Frederick C. Cobey, MD MPH FASE
CME Committee, 2017–2020

Alina Nicoara, MD FASE
Nominating Committee, 2017–2019

Nikolaos J. Skubas, MD DSc FACC FASE
Nominating Committee, 2017–2019

We also recognized SCA leaders whose terms of office have concluded:

Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD FASE
President, 2015–2017

Scott Reeves, MD MBA FACC FASE
Immediate Past President, 2015–2017

Gregory M. Janelle, MD FASE
Board of Directors, 2015–2017

G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD PhD
Board of Directors, 2014–2017

Announcing Grant and Award Winners

SCA, the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Foundation (SCAF) are pleased to announce the following 2017 grant and award winners:

SCA/IARS Starter Grants—$25,000 per year for 2 years

Louis Saddic, MD PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Eckhard Mauermann, MD MSc
University Hospital of Ghent
Ghent, Belgium

SCA/IARS Mid-Career Grants—$50,000 per year for 2 years

Viachaslau Barodka, MD
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

SCA/SCAF Kaplan Leadership Development Award—$5,000 with a matching amount from the applicant’s institution to fund a leadership education opportunity

Rebecca M. Gerlach, MD FRCPC
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

SCA On Demand

Once again this year, SCA offers the most current and reputable educational content from 3 of our live annual CME events.

Echo Week On Demand is an online CME accredited program with more than 30 hours of lectures designed for anesthesiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, sonographers, radiologists, and other medical professionals as a comprehensive review of perioperative echocardiography.

Learn more and order Echo Week On Demand.

Annual Meeting On Demand is a comprehensive educational activity with more than 55 hours of presentations focused on clinical decision making in cardiovascular anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. Now including the Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium!

Learn more and order Annual Meeting On Demand.

Changes to SCA/STS Database

On July 1, 2017, the anesthesiology component of the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database will be transitioned from the module into vendor software packages currently used for surgical data entry. This transition will coincide with the new data version implementation. Also in the works for 2017 is an enhanced web-based reporting dashboard for surgery and anesthesiology outcomes.

The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database is the largest cardiothoracic surgery outcomes and quality improvement registry in the world, containing more than 5.6 million cardiothoracic surgical procedure records from 1068 participants (an individual surgeon or group of surgeons, the vast majority in conjunction with their respective hospitals).

Click here for more information and to sign up today!

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.

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Please see the information below for 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 cardiac anesthesiology (other than A&A and Anesthesiology). Content for the Literature Review includes

Echo Corner (maximum 1000 words)

Editor: Kathrivel Subramaniam

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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

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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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