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Message from the Scientific Program Chair

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). We are pleased to announce that registration to the SCA annual meeting grants full access to the entire AATS program except for paid sessions such as workshops. You won’t want to miss this exciting educational opportunity!

Almost all sessions are multidisciplinary with panels discussing heart failure, transcatheter heart procedures, adult congenital heart disease, transplantation, aortic surgery, mitral valve surgery, mechanical circulatory support, and coagulation/transfusion strategies. That is just naming a few. Additionally, for the first time, there will be a Leadership Summit to include the current SCA president, the current AATS president and the immediate past president of the American Society of Echocardiography. Join us to hear from these true leaders in our field.

As always, panels 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 presentations geared toward medical students, residents, and fellows. The workshops are state-of-the-art, hands-on opportunities to learn cutting edge technology from masters in the field.

Finally, pioneering discovery will be presented via abstract presentations, the crowd-pleasing SuperEcho session returns, and the PBLDs offer small group interaction with experts. View program details below.

We are thrilled to welcome you to Toronto in 2024!

See you there!

Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE
Chair, Scientific Program Committee 2024

Jonathan Ho, MD FASE
Vice Chair, Scientific Program Committee 2024

46th Annual Meeting and Workshops

Registration NOW Open!

April 27 – 30, 2024

View Schedule at a Glance
View PBLDs
View Workshops
View Full Program
View Committee Meetings and Ancillary Events
View AATS Program

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Meeting Venue and Hotel Information

Meeting Venue

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3L9

Hotel Information

Hilton Toronto – $329.00 CAD
Cut-off date: April 1, 2024
Reserve Your Room

Hyatt Regency Toronto – $329 CAD
Cut-off date: April 2, 2024
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Sheraton Toronto – $354 CAD
Cut-off date: April 2, 2024
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Westin Harbor Castle – $354 CAD
Cut-off date: April 2, 2024
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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 as well as thoracic surgeons to help you gain insight into your practice and career
  • Connect with industry and exhibiting companies to learn about new products and programs


CME Credits Coming soon!

In-person Registration Fees

Annual Meeting Only
Early Bird RateRegular RateGold Registration (Meeting + On-Demand)
Member Resident$350$550$749
Member Medical Student$0 (medical students are encouraged to join the SCA for $50 to take advantage of  complimentary registration)$199
Non-member Physician$1,250$1,450$1949
Non-member Resident$400$600$799
Non-member Fellow$400$600$799
Non-member Allied Health$585$785$1084
Annual Meeting and TAS Registration
Early Bird RateRegular Rate
SCA Member$1,180$1,480
Member Resident$550$850
Non-member Physician$1,900$2,200
Non-member Resident$650$950
Non-member Fellow$650$950
TAS Only Registration
 Early Bird RateRegular Rate
SCA Member$395$495
Member Resident$200$300
Non-member Physician$650$750
Non-member Resident$250$350
Non-member Fellow$250$350

Why Exhibit

On behalf of the SCA Leadership it is my pleasure to invite your support and participation at the Annual Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium on April 26 and the Annual Meeting and Workshops April 27-30. Please join us for the 2024 SCA Annual Events, an exceptional experience for one- on- one interaction, expertise sharing and more. Industry partners and technical exhibits continue to be an essential part of our meeting’s success. Thank you for considering our request for participation in the SCA Annual Events; we look forward to receiving your commitment. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Luczak, or 847-752-5572.

Scientific Program Committee

Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE
Chair / Board Liaison

Jonathan Ho, MD FASE

Ibekwe, Stephanie

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

Amanda A. Fox, MD
Parent-Committee Chair

Tara R. Brakke, MD, FASE
Member – Director, Fellow Resident Program

Jennifer Hargrave, DO
Member – Coordinator, Fellow Resident Program Liaison – OESC

Aidan Sharkey, MD
Liaison – Echo Week Program Planning Committee

Anne Cherry, MD
Liaison – Chair, Research Committee

Natalia Ivascu Girardi, MD
Liaison – SOCCA

Philip Kalarickal, MD
Liaison – CPI Committee

Amanda J. Rhee, MD
Liaison – QSV Committee

James Abernathy, MD
Liaison – STS Liaison

Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD
Liaison – Chair, TAS Program Planning Committee

Patrick Wouters, MD
Liaison – EACTAIC

Dalia Banks, MD, FASE

Himani Bhatt, DO, MPH, FASE

Megan Chacon, MD

Adam Dalia, MD, MBA

Abimbola O. Faloye, MD, FASE, FASA

Mariya Geube, MD

Reed E. Harvey, MD

McKenzie Hollon, MD

Ankit Jain, MD

Choy R. Lewis, MD

Michael A. Mazzeffi, MD, MPH

Samhati Mondal, MD

Peter Neuburger, MD

Nirvik Pal, MD

Jacob Raphael, MD

Sarah C. Smith, MD

Michele Sumler, MD

Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD

Kelly Ural, MD

Alycia Wanat-Hawthorne, MD

Covid: This SCA educational program will adhere to Canada’s law 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 March 25, 2024. 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 March 25, 2024. 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.