Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Our Mission

Knowledge. Care. Investigation.

Transforming perioperative cardiovascular and thoracic care through education, research and global collaboration.

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) is committed to upholding the highest standards of inclusivity and diversity in pursuing our mission of being an unbiased and credible source of information, expertise, and leadership. Our collective reverence for mutual respect, shared experience, and mentoring drives what we do, both professionally and personally, each and every day.

Education

Utilize Skills of Experienced Professionals.

SCA Echo

SCA Echo

Chairs’ Message Join us from February 20-23, 2025, in the dynamic city of Atlanta, Georgia, for SCA Echo! This four-day conference will immerse you in a series of multidisciplinary panels that explore the critical role of echocardiography in surgical...

2023 ICCVA-CASSA Congress

2023 ICCVA-CASSA Congress

2023 ICCVA-CASSA CONGRESS Towards Safe Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Outcomes The 19th International Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia in conjunction with the CASSA-JPC Congress Date: 30 November – 2 December 2023Venue: Century City...

2023 COR-PM

2023 COR-PM

The Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to announce the second-ever Cardiovascular Outcomes Research in Perioperative Medicine (COR-PM) conference to be held in person and online on Friday, May 5th, 2023 in conjunction with the following SCA 45th Annual Meeting and Workshops in Portland, Oregon.

2023 Echo Week

2023 Echo Week

Registrants to this event will also have access to our on-demand Echo Core Series, several lectures focused on reviewing fundamental echocardiographic concepts in physics, valvular disease, ventricular function evaluation, mechanical circulatory support, and transcatheter procedures.

Echo Board Review Course

Echo Board Review Course

A panel of experts will lead sessions designed to help prepare Echo Board candidates for the exam. The Echo Board Exam Review Course is designed for Fellows who will be sitting for the exam for the first time and for those who will be taking the exam to re-certify their credentials.

2024 Annual Meetings & Workshops

2024 Annual Meetings & Workshops

Dear Colleagues,
Please join us at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 46th Annual Meeting and Workshops in beautiful Toronto, Canada, April 27-30, 2024. For the first time ever, the SCA annual meeting will be presented in collaboration with the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons (AATS).

Current News

Read about SCA’s important Updates and Events.

Boston Structural Heart

Boston Structural Heart is a unique and state of the art course in structural heart disease (SHD) imaging, and is being presented as a virtual live course with extended period of access to attendees. This course is specifically designed for cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and physicians commonly involved in SHD imaging, as well as cardiac anesthesia fellows wishing to become experts in 3D imaging and broaden their skillset in imaging for SHD interventions.

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Explore New Concepts and Best Practices in Critical Care

On behalf of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, we invite you to join us at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on September 8-10 for the 19th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference.

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SCA Affirms Importance of Patient-Physician Relationship

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) is an international organization of healthcare professionals whose mission is excellence and leadership in providing cardiovascular and thoracic patient care through education and research. SCA is not an advocacy organization. However, we support safe, equitable, and unobstructed access to all healthcare. SCA strongly objects to any interference in either the medical decision-making process or the physician-patient relationship.

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SCA Mobile App

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Now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for FREE!

SCA has released an official app that gives you easy access to everything SCA, including: SCA Guidelines, Educational Content, Timely Webinars, Social Media Channels, and more!

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Support SCA for research, education, and patient well-being.

The role of cardiovascular anesthesiologists is crucial in treating complex heart conditions, especially as surgeries become more advanced and the population ages. The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) leads globally in this field, advancing treatment through research, care, and knowledge. Your support helps fund critical research and education for better patient care in cardiovascular disease.

The SCA Endowment continues to support SCA members in the achievement of these goals.

Our History

Origins to Milestones:
The Evolution of 1976–2024