Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Echo Board Review Course

Message from the Scientific Program Chair

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 47th Annual Meeting and Workshops in beautiful Montreal, Canada, April 26-29, 2025. Don’t miss a top-notch educational program and opportunities to congregate with friends and colleagues while surrounded by a unique mix of European and North American culture.

Enjoy small group sessions, workshops, and presentations and panel discussions on all the hot topics and developments in our field.  The program will address the latest research, as well as clinical controversies in our practice, with experts from the world of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, perfusion, critical care medicine, regional anesthesiology, law, and finance enriching our panel discussions.  The workshops are hands-on opportunities to learn cutting edge technology from masters in the field in smaller, more interactive settings.  Problem-based learning discussion sessions offer opportunities to learn by working through clinically challenging cases in a focused, small group setting led by experts.

Research focused sessions will have experts presenting and discussing latest trials and cutting-edge work, the work of our SCA members will be presented in the “Best of Meeting” sessions and in abstract presentations.  A brand-new Cardiovascular Outcomes Research in Perioperative Medicine (COR-PM) Research track will be included in the Annual Meeting and offer high level content for the serious researchers among us. Echocardiography CME hours will be offered in general sessions and workshops, and the true echo-geeks among us won’t want to miss the discussion at the SuperEcho session.

Finally, we have a specific program designed for trainees, with unique sessions geared toward the educational and professional development needs of our medical students, residents, and fellows.

Full Program details will be forthcoming but save the date and plan on joining us in Montreal as we come together to share our knowledge and experience in our chosen specialty.

See you there!

Jonathan Ho, MD FASE, Chair, Scientific Program Committee 2025

Stephanie Ibekwe, MD, MBA, MPH, MS, Vice Chair, Scientific Program Committee 2025

Meeting Venue

Montreal Convention Center
159, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montreal, QC, H2Z 1H2

Hotel Information

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

Scientific Program Committee

Jonathan K. Ho

Jonathon Ho, MD, FASE


Jonathan K. Ho

Stephanie Ibekwe, MD, MBA, MPH, MS

Jonathan K. Ho

Tara R. Brakke, MD, FASE

Workshop and PBLD Coordinator

Amanda A. Fox, MD
Parent-Committee Chair

Jennifer Hargrave, DO
Member – Director, Fellow Resident Program

Brandi Bottiger, MD
Member – Coordinator, Fellow Resident Program Liaison – OESC

Richard Sheu, MD
Liaison Only – Echo 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

Rebecca Y. Klinger, MD, MS
Liaison – Chair, TAS Program Planning Committee

Chirojit Mukherjee, FASE, MD, PhD


  • Dalia Banks, MD, FASE
  • Himani Bhatt, DO, MPH, FASE
  • Michael Boisen, MD
  • Jessica Brodt, MBBS
  • Abimbola O. Faloye, MD, FASE, FASA
  • Mariya Geube, MD
  • Reed E. Harvey, MD
  • McKenzie Hollon, MD
  • Ankit Jain, MD
  • Christina Jelly, MD, MS
  • 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
  • Trevor S. Sutton, MD, MBA, CPE
  • Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD
  • Julie Wyrobek, MD

General Information

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 26, 2025. 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 26, 2025. 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.