Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Echo Board Review Course

Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium & Workshops
Virtual and In-Person Registration
NOW Open!

May 5, 2023

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

Learner Notification

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Activity Title: Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium and Workshops
Date: May 5 – 6, 2023

Acknowledgement of Monetary Commercial Support
The following company provided monetary support for this CME educational activity in the form of an unrestricted educational grant: None

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Support
The following companies provided in-kind support for this CME educational activity: GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Ambu, Mindray, Verathon, Dicom

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Annual societal meeting which provides education and research presentations for thoracic anesthesiologists.

Educational Information
Physician Practice Gap:
A gap in physician performance in thoracic procedures, lung ultrasound, regional anesthesia and knowledge base in thoracic anesthesiology will be addressed. This conference addresses several current gaps in thoracic anesthesiology: communication and teamwork in the thoracic surgical workplace, professional advancement of anesthesiologists into leadership positions and in academia, advanced procedures and point of care ultrasound technique, and up to date clinical information and best practices in thoracic anesthesiology practice.

Needs that Underlie the Gap

There is a need to provide clinicians with new approaches, strategies and updated practice guidelines and data to better diagnose and treat patients with thoracic pathologies as well as those undergoing major thoracic surgery. In addition, there is also a need to provide education to clinicians on how to prevent, identify, diagnose and treat a variety of issues and complications associated with the field of thoracic anesthesiology.

DESIGNED to Change/Outcome: Following this activity, learners will develop competence by increasing their knowledge through a combination of hands-on learning, case-based presentations, and online lectures. Knowledge will be assessed with a pre-test and post-test.

The physicians in attendance will be able to deliver a higher quality of care in thoracic anesthesiology and thoracic surgical procedures by reviewing evidence-based material that has been identified as a professional practice gap, by attending workshops to improve hands-on delivery of care, and to improve health care delivery in the thoracic surgical space. Teaching modalities will include panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and problem-based learning discussions.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • describe the latest advances and research in thoracic anesthesia.
  • identify current trends in clinical and bench research pertinent to the perioperative care of patients undergoing thoracic surgery and incorporate this knowledge into understanding of the science of thoracic medicine.
  • evaluate new therapeutic techniques and diagnostic/interventional procedures in thoracic anesthesiology.
  • discuss advances in procedures related to thoracic anesthesia including regional anesthesia of the chest wall and point-of-care ultrasound and how to use them to improve outcomes in thoracic surgical patients.
  • acquire skills necessary for career progression in thoracic anesthesia.

Satisfactory Completion  
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.

Contact Information
If you have questions regarding your CME certificate, please contact Sandra Elery,

Disclosure of Financial Relationships
As an accredited provider of the ACCME, SCA adheres to all ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. SCA collects disclosures from all individuals who have the ability to control the content of CME activities. The following individuals in control of content development for this activity have indicated that they do have financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. All financial relationships have been mitigated. No one in control of content is an employee or owner of an ACCME defined ineligible company.  All others in control of content not listed below have indicated that they have no financial relationships to disclose.

Last NameFirst NameDisclosures (s)Role Method of Mitigation
FernandoRoheshLa Jolla Pharmaceuticals (Other Financial or Material Support)PresenterNo conflict of interest exists. SCA requires all individuals with financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. SCA has received an attestation from this presenter/planner agreeing to comply.
Martin Archer Scientific Advisory Board – Attgeno AB – All compensation to employer (Mayo Clinic)PlannerNo conflict of interest exists. SCA requires all individuals with financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. SCA has received an attestation from this presenter/planner agreeing to comply.
MarceloGama de AbreuAmbu (Consulting Fees); Ambu (Honoraria); Lungpacer (Consulting Fees)PresenterNo conflict of interest exists. SCA requires all individuals with financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. SCA has received an attestation from this presenter/planner agreeing to comply.

How to Get Your CME Certificate

  1. Go to
  2. Login and evaluate the meeting.
  3. Print all pages of your certificate for your records.

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:

  • A focus on dramas, traumas, along with everyday challenges in thoracic anesthesiology.
  • Exploration of the latest literature and current controversies by international experts in the field.
  • Hands-on workshop featuring new and updated workshop stations with live models, custom high-fidelity 3D phantom models, and 3D anatomic visualization!

At the SCA Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium you can:

  • Choose 3 in-person workshops and register for an optional live PBLD for a conference experience tailored to YOUR educational needs
  • Network with 200 other professionals in anesthesiology to help you gain insight into your practice and career
  • Connect with our exhibitors to learn about new products and programs

Registration Rates

(In-Person and Virtual are the same rate)

Member Rates:Rate
 TAS Only – Member-Physician $495
TAS Only – Member-Fellow $300
TAS Only – Member-Resident $300
AM & TAS – Member – Physician$1,480
AM & TAS – Member – Fellow$850
AM & TAS – Member – Resident$850
 Non-Member Rates:Rate
TAS Only – Non-Member – Physician $750
TAS Only – Non-Member – Fellow $350
TAS Only – Non-Member – Resident $350
AM & TAS – Non-Member – Physician $2,200
AM & TAS – Non-Member – Fellow$950
AM & TAS – Non-Member – Resident$950
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.