Welcome to the SCA 41st Annual Meeting & Workshops Moderator Resource Page! 

Thank you for agreeing to moderate for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists in Chicago! Please use this page as a tool to plan your stay, prepare for your session(s), and learn more about the meeting. We will continue to update and maintain this resource page with details pertinent to our moderators, so check back often. We hope this information will help make your conference experience an enjoyable and successful one. 

Thank you for your contribution to the meeting; your session will help make it an outstanding educational event. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago! 

Moderator Polling and Social Q&A Training

Date Time Location
Friday, May 17th 7:15 - 7:30 am Regency Ballroom BC
Saturday, May 18th 7:30 - 7:45 am Grand Ballroom C-F
Sunday, May 19th 7:30 - 7:45 am Grand Ballroom C-F

If you are unable to attend one of these training times, please find an SCA staff member or visit the Registration Desk for assistance.

Moderator Requirements

All moderators are responsible for the learning objectives of their session(s). Moderators are also responsible for writing at least 2 test questions pertaining to the content of your presentation, which may be included in the SCA Annual Meeting On-Demand product.


PBLD Handout

For PBLD speakers, your handout is expected to be a syllabus, which includes a case presentation with discussion materials. Click here to view a sample PBLD syllabus.

As a reminder, there will be no AV equipment (microphone, projector, etc.) available in the PBLD session rooms. If you wish to show videos or images in your presentation, you may use your personal laptop or provide images in the syllabus. Printed copies of the syllabus will not be provided to the PBLD participants; however, the syllabus will be made available via the meeting app.


The following items must be completed on the Faculty Information Center by the specified dates:


Items Due:

November 19, 2018

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

January 7, 2019

Speaker Agreement

February 15, 2019


Biographical Information

Learning Objectives

March 22, 2019

Syllabus (PBLD Moderators only)

April 19, 2019

CME Test Questions


Please contact the SCA Education Team (education@scahq.org) if you are unable to complete these requirements by the deadline.

Registration and Housing

Unless otherwise specifically noted in the faculty confirmation letter from the SCA executive office, SCA does not make hotel reservations for faculty. Please visit the "Plan Your Trip" page for all travel and housing information.
If you are entitled to complimentary registration, you will be registered for the meeting and event at which you are speaking.  If you would like to make changes, please contact Member Services:
Everyone with a faculty role must complete the online registration form in order to attend the meeting and claim CME credits. The session information letter sent via email by SCA Management indicates if SCA is providing you complimentary registration for the annual meeting.

Upon Arriving in Chicago

Check-In at Registration

All moderators MUST check in at the Registration Desk prior to your first session. SCA Management will have your name badge and other relevant registration materials.

Room Assignments

Room sizes range from approximately 75-900 people each.  Assignments will be printed in the onsite Program Book that you will receive upon check-in at the registration desk.
Please arrive at the room assigned for your session at least 15 minutes prior to its start time.  
Your session(s) may be recorded for the 2019 Annual Meeting On Demand product unless you notify SCA Management prior to the meeting via email that you would like to opt out.

If you have additional questions, please contact SCA Management at education@scahq.org