Members - Get Involved

Are you looking to get more involved in your Society? There are many ways to participate in our activities, from serving on a Committee or Special Interest Group (SIG), to writing for the Newsletter. You can also run for an SCA leadership position. Call for Nominations are now open. 


2020 Call for Nominations  

The SCA seeks nominations for the following positions: 

Director-at-Large (2 openings)

  • Term: 3-year term commencing in April 2020.
  • 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 April 2020.
  • Overview: The CME Committee leads and facilitates the independent development of unbiased, scientifically balanced, CME activities. Must be able to attend up to 2 CME Committee meetings. The ideal candidate will have prior SCA involvement experience.

*NEW* Early Career Board of Director (2 openings)

  • Nominee must be within ten years of completing Fellowship training.
  • Term: 2-year term commencing in April 2020.
  • Overview: The Early Career Board Members will be voting members of the SCA Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have had some previous involvement with SCA. Must attend up to 4 Board meetings per year.    
  • Please Note: The Early Career Board of Director position is dependent on the membership’s approval of the 2019 Bylaw amendments. Final decisions on these Bylaws amendments will not be available until April 1, 2020.

If you are nominating another SCA member:

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

If you are self-nominating or submitting your application:

Please complete the online application. Log in with your SCA username and password.

Click Here for the Application

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

Submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Eligible nominees must be active members in good standing. Newly elected leadership will be required to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting from April 18 - 22.

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


2018 Salary Survey

The 2018 Salary Survey results have been distributed to those who participated. If you participated in the survey and have not received the results, please contact operations@scahq.org.  


2019 Call for Volunteers

More than 350 SCA members are engaged in the work of the Society by serving on nearly 30 different groups (i.e., Committee, Sub-Committee, Working Group, Task Force, Council). These groups are formed in order to achieve a specific goal designed to enhance the membership experience for Society members. Each group takes a different structure, form and function:

  • Committees – Long-standing groups within the Society that focus on larger strategic measures
  • Sub-Committees – Support the work of Committees
  • Working Groups – Groups brought together by common knowledge in order to complete detailed work, as outlined by their parent Committee or Sub-Committee
  • Task Forces – Small groups that come together to complete a very specific task. Once the task is complete, the group is dissolved

The 2020 Call for Volunteers opens in January 2020. 

Need to renew your dues? Have questions about your current involvement and term? Call 855.658.2828 or 847.375.6313.


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! Click here to form a SIG.

*NEW* Women In Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Special Interest Group - Join Now!   


Additional 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. Visit the Call for Submissions page for more information on the upcoming submission periods.
  • 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 - Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay engaged with the Society and your colleagues.