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.

Call for Society Nominations 

The SCA seeks nominations for the following positions: 

  • President-Elect 
    • Term: 2 year term commencing in May 2019.
    • 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. Candidates for officer positions must have served on the SCA Board of Directors for one full term. Must attend up to 4 Board meetings per year.
  • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Term: 2 year term commencing in May 2019.
    • 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. Candidates for officer positions must have served on the SCA Board of Directors for one full term. Must attend up to 4 Board meetings per year.  
  • Director-at-Large (2 openings)
    • Term: 3 year term commencing in May 2019.
    • 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 2019.
    • 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. 
  • Nominating Committee-at-Large Member (2 openings)
    • Term: 2 year term commencing in May 2019.
    • 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.

Eligible nominees must be active members in good standing.  

All nominees (self-nominated or nominated by another SCA member) for any of the positions listed above, must submit the following:

  • A letter of nomination (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
  • A high-resolution, color business photo of the nominee

Please send your application to the SCA Executive Office via email to by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on Monday, October 1, 2018.

Questions? Call us at 855.658.2828 or email

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  

2018 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 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 2018 Call for Volunteers is now closed.

No member may serve on more than one group (standing committees aside) at a time - please keep this in mind if you are already a member of a group. 

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.

Additional Opportunities

  • Write a Newsletter or Journal article
  • Submit an abstract - abstract submission for the Annual Meeting & Workshops, Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium, and Echo Week Meeting opens several months prior to each meeting. Visit the Meetings and Events 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.