Participant User File (PUF) Research Program Award

Submit Your Letter of Intent!

Due Date: August 15, 2022

SCA members are eligible to submit their Letter of Intent (LOI) for the NEW SCA PUF Research Program. The letter of intent deadline is August 15, 2022.

SCA PUF applications being accepted for research projects based on data from the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, General Thoracic Surgery Database, Congenital Heart Surgery Database, and the INTERMACS Database.

The letter of intent should include:

(All documents will be required to be uploaded as a PDF)

  • The Letter of Intent (LOI) should not be more than two pages.
  • The LOI should detail the proposed title of the project and a statement that the PI/applicants checked and verified that their proposed work is not similar to a previously completed or presently active STS approved research proposal.
  • The LOI should describe the roles of the key personnel including PI, co-investigators, cardiac surgeon who are also an active STS member, and a PhD level biostatistician. Their backgrounds/connection to the topic area, the key personnel, and the unique skills or resources they and their institutions bring to the project.
  • Details of the proposed study, including background, specific aims, the study design, and target patient population or disease process, along with a description of any translational/mechanistic components.
  • Biosketch in the new NIH formatting for the PI.

Award details:

  • Total award amount: $60,000 for a total of 4 grants awarded at $15,000 each.
  • Award duration: One time award.
  • Letter of intent (required) deadline: August 15, 2022.
  • Notification of invitation for full application: September 22, 2022.
  • Application deadline for invited applicants: November 8, 2022.
  • Award recipients announced: January 2023.
  • Earliest award dates: February 2023.

All STS Database related documents are available after a free registration through the STS website: www.sts.org.

Please Note:

  • SCA will not consider applications from primary investigators (PI’s) currently receiving SCA research funding. However, they may serve as a co-investigator on a PUF application.
  • The PUF award is being awarded through the SCA. All inquiries regarding the LOI or application process should be addressed to the SCA, NOT STS. Please send any questions to grants@scahq.org.

The PUF award is essential for us as a society, and to ensure SCA’s first year of success, please circulate within your network.

Click Here to submit your letter of intent by August 15, 2022.

Apply Today for an SCA Leadership Position

Submissions Close Monday, September 26, 2022

The opportunity is NOW if you want to play an integral role in shaping the future of the Cardiovascular Anesthesiology profession.  The SCA seeks nominations for the following positions:

Eligible nominees must be an SCA “Active” Member in good standing.

  • President-Elect (1 opening)
    • Term: 2-year term commencing in May 2023.
    • Overview: The President-Elect shall assist in the performance of the President’s duties, serves as Chair of the CME Committee, and is responsible for the overall goals of the Society’s educational programs.
    • Prior to assuming office, each officer shall have completed at least one full term as an elected, appointed, or ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. (Bylaws Article 5, section 5.1.2)
    • Must attend up to 4 Board meetings per year.
  • Secretary/Treasurer (1 opening)
    • Term: 2-year term commencing in May 2023.
    • Overview: The Secretary/Treasurer is charged with monitoring and reporting the financial health of the organization, in addition to assuring the proper record of all formal Society proceedings.
    • Prior to assuming office, each officer shall have completed at least one full term as an elected, appointed, or ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. (Bylaws Article 5, section 5.1.2)
    • Must attend up to 4 Board meetings per year.  
  • Director-at-Large (2 openings)
    • Term: 3-year term commencing in May 2023.
    • Overview: The Director-at-Large will bring expertise in cardiovascular anesthesiology, governance, and finance to the Board.
    • The ideal candidate will have prior SCA involvement experience.
    • Must attend up to 4 Board meetings per year.  
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee Member (1 opening)
    • Term: Up to a 4-year term commencing in May 2023.
    • Overview: The CME Committee leads and facilitates the independent development of unbiased, scientifically balanced, CME activities.
    • The ideal candidate will have prior SCA involvement experience.
    • Must be able to attend up to 2 CME Committee meetings. 
  • Nominating Committee-at-Large Member (2 openings)
    • Term: 2-year term commencing in May 2023.
    • Overview: The Nominating Committee assembles a list of the willing and most qualified candidates for positions in the Society leadership.
    • Nominating Committee members should have knowledge of the Society and previous involvement with SCA.
    • Must be able to participate in up to 4 meetings per year.

All nominees for any of the positions listed above must submit the following:

  • A self-nomination letter or a letter of nomination from a Society member (for self-nominees, this letter cannot be combined with the statement of intent)
  • Two letters from Society members seconding the nomination
  • A statement of intent from the nominee
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Biography – 150 words or less (Those more than 150 words will be returned for revisions)
  • A high-resolution, color business photo of the nominee

If you are self-nominating or submitting your application:

Please complete the online application. Your SCA username and password is required.

If you are nominating another SCA member:

Please submit your letter of nomination to committees@scahq.org.

Submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on Monday, September 26,2022.

Newly elected leadership will be required to attend the Annual Meeting May 6 – 9, 2022.

Questions? Call us at 855.658.2828 or email committees@scahq.org.

Involvement Opportunities

  • Write a Newsletter or Journal article.
  • Submit an abstract – abstract submissions for the Annual Meeting & Workshops, Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium, and Echo Week Meeting open several months prior to each meeting.
  • Submit a PBLD – Problem-Based Learning Discussions (PBLDs) are a key feature of each year’s Annual Meeting & Workshops. Accepted submissions will be invited to participate in the meeting as a PBLD speaker.
  • Connect with us on social media – Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay engaged with the Society and your colleagues.

Special Interest Groups

Are you interested in connecting and interacting with colleagues who share similar interests and challenges? An SCA SIG can offer you that opportunity!

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