Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium 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 Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium (TAS) Program Planning Committee maintains the quality of the scientific content of the Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium and ensures consistency, continuity and balance in the programming.
The committee designs the overall program for the TAS. 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 general sessions, workshops and PBLDs.
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.
The committee is composed of the Course Director, the Parent Committee (CME) Chair, and up to twelve other committee members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.
Committee members serve for a term of two years for any number of terms, but not more than three terms consecutively.
|Full Name||Institution||Committee Title||Term|
|Wanda M. Popescu, MD||Yale University||Member||April, 2022|
|Timothy Hayes, MBChB||University Hospital of South Manchester||Member||April, 2021|
|Rebecca Y. Klinger, MD MS||Duke University Medical Center||Workshop and PBLD Coordinator||April, 2021|
|Randal S. Blank, MD PhD||University of Virginia||Vice Chair and Abstract Coordinator||April, 2022|
|Massimiliano Meineri, MD||Herzzentrum Leipzig||Member||April, 2021|
|Ju-Mei Ng, MD||Brigham and Women’s||Member||April, 2022|
|Jagtar Singh Heir, DO||MD Anderson Cancer Center||Member||April, 2021|
|Emily Teeter, MD FASE||UNC Health Care System||Member||April, 2021|
|Diana Anca, MD||St. Lukes – Mount Sinai||Member||April, 2021|
|E. Andrew Ochroch, MD||University of Pennslyvania School of Medicine||Member||April, 2021|
|Alessia Pedoto, MD||Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center||Chair/SPC Liaison||April, 2022|
|Andrew D. Shaw, MB FCCM FFICM FRCA||University of Alberta||Parent Committee Chair (CME)||April, 2021|
|Hilary Grocott||University of Manitoba||Board Liaison||April, 2022|