SCA/STS DATABASE SUB-COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION & ROSTER

STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL: RESEARCH
SCA will be regarded as a key supporter and promoter of research related to cardiovascular and thoracic disease.

MISSION
The mission of the sub-committee is for SCA and STS to partner together on new opportunities in areas of national anesthesia related outcomes, trends in anesthetic and intraoperative managements, and database-related developments in quality measurements and performance improvement for database participants, SCA members, and the specialty.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the sub-committee is to foster the partnership with STS through:

  1. Overseeing the process of recruiting new participating centers.
  2. Maintaining collaboration with current participating centers to address any related questions about the individual data elements, the collection process, and reports/
  3. Reviewing existing and proposing new variables for inclusion in the STS National Database.
  4. Facilitating the proposal and conduct of research studies and quality improvement initiatives based on the Adult Cardiac Surgery Anesthesia Section and the complementary ACSD.

PARENT COMMITTEE
The sub-committee reports to the Quality & Safety Leadership Committee. 

MEETING
The sub-committee meets at least once per year.

COMPOSITION
The sub-committee is composed of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Parent Committee (QSL) Chair, and other Society members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

TERM
Sub-committee members serve for a term of two years.

2021-2022 SUB-COMMITTEE ROSTER

Miklos D. Kertai, MD PhD – Chair
Mark A. Taylor, MD FASE – Vice-Chair
Bruce A. Bollen, MD – Parent Committee Chair
James H. Abernathy, MD – SCA Board Liaison

Jose Mauricio Del Rio, MD
Laurent G. Glance, MD
Ryan Lauer, MD
G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD PhD FASE
Nancy A. Nussmeier, MD
Joseph Petty, MD
David F. Vener, MD