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45th Annual Meeting and Workshops Registration
NOW Open!

May 6 – 9, 2023

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97237

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland 1000 NE Multnomah Street Portland, Oregon 97232

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center 375 NE Holladay Street Portland, Oregon 97232

Eastlund Hotel
1021 NE Grand Avenue Portland, Oregon 97232

Look forward to:

  • Amazing content delivered by experts in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery
  • Experts will provide didactics, small group breakout teaching, and high-yield discussions
  • Problem based learning discussions, scientific abstracts, and workshops are planned to optimize attendee learning and connection on critical cardiothoracic anesthesiology topics
  • Attendee networking, idea-sharing, and exhibits

This year, in-person you can:

  • Attend live discussion sessions to help you discover up to date practice pathways and innovations in the field
  • Register for Workshops and PBLDs tailored for YOUR educational needs
  • Network with 1,200 other professionals in anesthesiology to help you gain insight into your practice and career
  • Connect with industry and exhibiting companies to learn about new products and programs

List of In-Person and Online Content


Full Annual Meeting Experience

Virtual Track
CME Credits Coming soon! Coming soon!
50+ sessions, Panels, and Refresher Course Lectures  ✔ 64% of the Sessions will be available for the Virtual Track!
Featured Lectures: Keynote, Early Wynands Lecture, and ASA Update
Business Meeting & Awards
Plenary Lectures as Highlight Sessions  ✔
Hands-on Workshops
Problem-based Learning Discussions
Best of Meeting / Early Career & Super Echo Abstracts
400 eAbstracts
Non-CME education in the Exhibit Hall
Reception/ Happy Hours
Industry Sponsored Symposiums
Resident, Fellow, and Medical Student Poster Sessions
Fellowship Mentor/Mentee Program
Access to the virtual track recordings through August 2023.

Registration Rates

(In-Person and Virtual are the same rate)

 Member Rates:

Early Bird 
On or Before 2/20/2023

 After 2/20/2023
 Annual Meeting Only – Member-Physician  $785  $985
 Annual Meeting Only – Member-Fellow  $350  $550
 Annual Meeting Only – Member Resident  $350  $550
 Non-Member Rates:

Early Bird
On or Before 2/20/2023

 After 2/20/2023
 Annual Meeting Only – Non-Member-Physician  $1,250  $1,450
 Annual Meeting Only – Non-Member-Fellow  $400  $600
 Annual Meeting Only – Resident  $400  $600
Annual Meeting Only – Allied Health $585  $785

Message from the Scientific Program Chair

Dear Colleagues,

The Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to gather in person at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 45th Annual Meeting and Workshops in beautiful Portland, Oregon.  The 2023 conference will celebrate the SCA’s incredible history and also marks the return of the always popular Gala Event!

Hot topics include multidisciplinary approaches to heart failure, an international panel on cardiopulmonary bypass, a mitral valve symposium, a beginner course in structural heart echocardiography and an expert panel on coagulation conundrums.  And of course, we are celebrating the SCA past with a plenary session on the history of the society – learning from the past and recognizing that you are its future.

Sessions include experts from the world of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, perfusion, critical care medicine, regional anesthesiology, law, and finance. Specific sessions are designed for trainees as the program offers a robust choice of sessions geared toward medical students, residents, and fellows. The workshops are state of the art, hands on opportunities to learn cutting edge technology from true experts in the field.

As always, cutting edge discovery will be presented via abstract presentations, the crowd-pleasing SuperEcho returns, and the PBLDs capture a vast array of topics.

The In-Person conference will once again be the primary draw – and a virtual option to participate is also available!
We are thrilled to welcome you to Portland in 2023!
See you there!

Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE
Chair, Scientific Program Committee 2023

Jonathan Ho, MD FASE
Vice Chair, Scientific Program Committee 2023


Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE
Chair, Scientific Program Committee

Jonathan Ho, MD FASE
Scientific Program Committee

Stephanie Ibekwe, MD, MPH, MS Workshop and PBLD Coordinator

James Abernathy, MD
Megan Chacon, MD
Himani V. Bhatt, DO
Mariya Geube, MD
Ankit Jain, MD
Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD
Alycia Wanat-Hawthorne, MD
Adam Dalia, MD, MBA
Michele Sumler, MD
Kelly Ural, MD
James Abernathy, MD
Nadia B. Hensley, MD

Jochen Muehlschlegel, MD
Sharon McCartney, MD, FASE
Shahzad Shaefi, MD
Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD
Patrick Wouters, MD
Tara R. Brakke, MD, FASE
Jennifer Hargrave, DO
Michael K. Essandoh, MD
Rhagavendra Govinda, MBBS, MD
Jiapeng Huang, MD, PhD
Emily Methangkool, MD
Mihai V. Podgoreanu, MD, FASE

Covid: All SCA educational programs adhere to all federal and state mandates regarding Covid-19 mitigation practices in place at the time of the conference.

Cancellation Policy: All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by April 5,2023. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after April 5, 2023. SCA reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions because of low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If SCA must cancel the entire meeting, registrants will receive a full credit or refund of their paid registration fee. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare, or any other expenses related to attending the meeting.

Media waiver: SCA may take photographs, video, and/or audio of this event for use in SCA news, as well as promotional and educational materials in print, electronic, and other media—including the SCA website. By participating in this event, you grant SCA the right to use any video, image photograph, voice, or likeness—without limitation—in its news, promotional materials, and educational and publicity efforts without compensation. All types of media will become property of SCA.

Personally Identifiable Information: By registering for this event, you agree to the collection, use, and

disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). PII includes any information that identifies you personally (e.g., name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.). SCA will use PII to: (a) enable your event registration; (b) review, evaluate, and administer SCA initiatives; (c) market SCA opportunities you may potentially be interested in; and (d) share your PII with third parties that perform services on behalf of SCA, such as database management, event housing, and transportation. SCA may use your PII if SCA remains active in conducting any of the above purposes. SCA will not sell your PII.

Submit Your SCA Abstract Today!

DEADLINE: Thursday, December 1st, 2022, 11:59 PM EST
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists invites the submission of abstracts for presentation at the SCA 2023 Annual Meeting & Workshops on May 6-9 2023.

Scientific Abstracts
• Instructions for Online Abstract Submission can be found here.
• Co-Authors must complete their bio and disclosure forms by December 1st, 2022. The submission will not be reviewed unless all listed authors complete a bio and disclosure form by the deadline.
• Notifications will be sent in January 2023.

SCA Fellow and Resident Complex Cases
• If you are a fellow or resident, please consider submitting to the SCA Fellow and Resident Complex Case.
• Instructions for the Fellow and Resident Complex Case can be found here.
• Co-Authors must complete their bio and disclosure forms by December 1st, 2022. The submission will not be reviewed unless all listed authors complete a bio and disclosure form by the deadline.
• Notifications will be sent in January 2023.

Super Echo Call
• If you are a fellow or resident and prefer the Super Echo Call, the attending must be named on the submission and if accepted, participate in the session with you.
• Instructions for the Super Echo Call can be found here.
• Co-Authors must complete their bio and disclosure forms by December 1st, 2022. The submission will not be reviewed unless all listed authors complete a bio and disclosure form by the deadline.
• If this case report is submitted to the Super Echo Panel and the Fellow and Resident Panel and accepted to both; authors will need to decline one of the invitations to present.
• Notifications will be sent in January 2023.