Membership

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) is an international organization of physicians that promotes excellence in patient care through education and research in perioperative care for patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular procedures.

Join SCA - the only organization for cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology sub-specialists.

SCA is the only organization uniquely dedicated to the continuing education, professional development and interests of sub-specialists in cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology. The Society serves the needs of more than 3,000 members by working on programs and initiatives in professional education, clinical research, training and practice issues. As a member, you'll receive discounts on products and meetings, and exclusive access to members-only resources and content. You'll be sent timely updates on the latest clinical and professional news, along with information on leadership opportunities and research funding.

Click the links below to apply online, or complete the membership application and submit via mail, fax or email.

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Professional and Continuing Medical Education

SCA offers live and online educational opportunities that address critical topics in perioperative care for patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular procedures, from cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and pathology, to hands-on echocardiography and ultrasound skills. These programs are designed to increase competence, clinical knowledge and practical application of evidence-based patient care strategies.

As a member, you'll benefit from discounts on product and registration fees to attend and participate in educational programs.

Member Resources

Stay current with clinical practice guidelines, urgent developments in the sub-specialty, and SCA activities. As a member, you will be given access to a number of resources:

NEW Member Types, Benefits and Dues Options

Member Benefit Packages

SCA-Only | $180 per year

SCA-Only members receive access to all of our online resources, including the SCA Newsletter, E-Manual of Cardiac Anesthesia, and member directory. You’ll continue to receive discounted registration rates for our educational opportunities, as well as eligibility for Society-sponsored grants and awards and committee membership. Additionally, we’ll automatically report your earned CME credits to the ABA twice per year.

SCA-Only plus A&A (Online Only) | $255 per year

In addition to the benefits listed above, this member type will receive online access to the prestigious Anesthesia & Analgesia journal. This is the Gold Standard in Anesthesiology, and provides the practice-oriented, clinical research SCA members need to keep current and provide optimal care to their patients. Each monthly issue brings peer reviewed articles on the latest advances in drugs, preoperative preparation, patient monitoring, pain management, pathophysiology, and many other timely topics.

SCA-Only + A&A (print and online) + A&A Practice (online only) | $315/year

In addition to the benefits listed above, this member type will receive a print copy of the monthly A&A journal, plus online access to A&A Practice. This additional journal is for clinicians worldwide that publishes short yet informative, peer-reviewed articles that simply describe:

  • the unique perioperative or chronic pain-related clinical care of one to three patients;
  • an important teaching point or novel educational tool; or
  • an innovative solution to a perioperative services, patient safety, or global health management issue.

Joint SCA/IARS Membership | $375/year

Joint members receive full benefits for each organization.

Active Membership
Eligibility Requirements

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, or Doctor of Osteopathy, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine.

Associate Membership
Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of an anesthesia residency training program accredited by the ACGME or the American Osteopathic Association, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, or Doctor of Osteopathy, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine.

Career Scientist Membership
Eligibility Requirements

  • Career Scientist actively involved in research relating to thoracic or cardiovascular anesthesiology, or related fields of medicine.
  • Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy Degree.

Fellow/Resident Membership

Fellow SCA-Only: $40/yr

Resident SCA-Only: $40/yr

Eligibility Requirements

  • Physician in an approved anesthesiology training program accredited by the ACGME or the American Osteopathic Association, or other international equivalent.
  • Possession of a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, or Doctor of Osteopathy, or other international equivalent.
  • Name of program director and start/end dates of program required.

Retired Membership

SCA-Only: Free

Eligibility Requirements

  •  Active, Associate, or Career Scientist member in good standing who has retired from active medical practice or research.
  • Members who are disabled, and therefore, unable to engage in the practice of his/her profession for one or more years.
  • Send your letter of application for Retired Status to info@scahq.org for review by the Member Engagement Committee Chair.