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.  

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!

Explore SCA’s SIGs: 

Involvement 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.
  • 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 – Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay engaged with the Society and your colleagues.

2020 Society Elections 

SCA is pleased to announce the following individuals who have been elected to Society leadership positions:


  • Hilary P. Grocott, MD FRCPC FASE, University of Manitoba
  • Kenichi Tanaka, MD MSC, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee Member (1 opening)

  • Elvera L. Baron, MD PhD, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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

  • Jessica Brodt, MBBS, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Emily Methangkool, MD MPH, UCLA Medical Center

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 2020.

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 and have a specific focus with specific goals.
  • 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 assigned to complete a very specific task within a limited period of time. Once the task is complete, the group is dissolved.

Applications for the 2020 Call for Volunteers are now closed. 

Need to renew your dues? Have questions about your current involvement and term? Call 855-658-2828.