Scientific Program Committee
STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL: EDUCATION
SCA will be a global leader in comprehensive professional development that promotes the provision of safe, high quality, cost-effective medical care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.
The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) maintains the quality of the scientific content of the Annual Meeting & Workshops and ensures consistency, continuity and balance in the programming.
The committee designs the overall program for the Annual Meeting. Specific duties include:
1. To determine the basic schedule for the main conference events, working within the constraints of the facility and SCA’s budget.
2. To identify and select the moderators and speakers for the sessions, Workshops and Problem-Based Learning Discussions.
3. To review and select the abstracts.
4. To participate, as needed by staff, in conference events on-site, review conference evaluations and offer suggestions for future conferences accordingly.
The committee reports to the CME Committee.
The committee meets at least once per year at the SCA Annual Meeting.
The committee is composed of the Chair, Vice Chair, Workshop/ PBLD Coordinator, Parent Committee Chair and up to eighteen other committee members. In addition, there is one Directors for the Fellow and Resident Program. There are also liaison representatives from EACTA, the SCA Research Committee, SOCCA, STS and the TAS Program Committee. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.
Committee members serve for a term of two years, but not more than three terms consecutively.
|Member Name||Committee Title||Term Ends|
|Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD FASE||Chair||April 2022|
|Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE||Vice-Chair||April 2022|
|Jonathan Ho, MD||Workshop and PBLD Coordinator||April 2022|
|Karsten Bartels, MD||Member||April 2022|
|Tara R. Brakke, MD FASE||Coordinator, Fellow and Resident Program||April 2022|
|Megan Chacon, MD||PoCUS Liaison||April 2022|
|William (Skip) Culp, FASE MD||STS Liaison/Member||April 2022|
|Adam Dalia, MD MBA FASE||Member||April 2022|
|Michael Essandoh, MD||Member||April 2021|
|Rhagavendra Govinda, MBBS, MD||Member||April 2021|
|Jennifer Hargrave, DO||Member||April 2022|
|Nadia Hensley, MD||Quality Liaison||April 2021|
|Jiapeng Huang, MD PhD||Member||April 2021|
|Stephanie Ibekwe, MD||Member||April 2022|
|Jenny Kwak, MD||Member||April 2021|
|Sharon McCartney, MD||Echo Week Liaison||April 2021|
|Emily Methangkool, MD||Member||April 2021|
|Candice R. Montzingo, MD FASE||Member||April 2022|
|Jochen (Danny) Muehlschlegel, MD MSc FAHA||Research Liaison||April 2021|
|Jacques (Prince) Neelankavil, MD||Director, Fellow and Resident Program||April 2022|
|Gianluca Paternoster, MD, PhD||EACTA Liaison||April 2022|
|Alessia Pedoto, MD||TAS Liaison||April 2022|
|Mihai V. Podgoreanu, MD FASE||Member||April 2021|
|Shahzad Shaefi, MD||SOCCA Liaison||April 2021|
|Michele Sumler, MD||Member||April 2022|
|Kelly Ural, MD||Member||April 2022|
|Adriaan Van Rensburg, MD MBChB MMED FCASA FRCPC||Member||April 2022|
|Andrew D. Shaw, MB FCCM FFICM FRCA||Parent Committee Chair (CME)||April 2021|