Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium Program Committee

Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium & Workshops Planning Committee Description & Roster

SCA will be a global leader in comprehensive professional development that promotes the provision of safe, high quality, cost-effective medical care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.

The Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium and Workshops (TAS) Program Planning Committee maintains the quality of the scientific content of the Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium and Workshops and ensures consistency, continuity and balance in the programming.

The committee designs the overall program for the TAS. Specific duties include: to determine the basic schedule for the main conference events, working within the constraints of the facility and SCA’s budget; and to identify and select the moderators and speakers for the general sessions, workshops and PBLDs; to review and select the abstracts; and to participate, as needed by staff, in conference events on-site, review conference evaluations and offer suggestions for future conferences accordingly.

The committee reports to the CME Committee.

The committee meets at least once per year.

The committee is composed of the Chair, vice-chair/abstract coordinator, workshops/PBLD coordinator, Parent Committee Chair, Board liaison, and members-at-large.

Committee members serve for a term of two years for any number of terms, but not more than three terms consecutively.

2023 – 2024 ROSTER
Randal S. Blank, MD – Chair
Rebecca Y. Klinger, MD – Vice-Chair/Abstract Coordinator
Emily Teeter, MD – Workshops/PBLD Coordinator
Amanda A. Fox, MD – Parent Committee Chair/Board Liaison

  • Hyun Joo Ahn, MD
  • Caryl F. Bailey, MD
  • Sergey Karamnov, MD
  • Amanda M. Kleiman, MD
  • Victoria H. Knott, MD
  • Archer Martin, MD
  • Alessia Pedoto, MD
  • Wanda M. Popescu, MD
  • Patrick Wouters, MD