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 2021 Society Nominations are Now Open

The SCA seeks nominations for the following positions:

 

  • President-Elect
    • Term: 2-year term commencing in April 2021.
    • 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 April 2021.
      • 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 April 2021.
      • 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 2021.
      • 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.
    • Nominating Committee-at-Large Member (2 openings)
      • Term: 2-year term commencing in April 2021.
      • 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.

    If you are self-nominating or submitting your application:

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

    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

    If you are nominating another SCA member:

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

    Submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

    Eligible nominees must be active members in good standing.

    Newly elected leadership will be required to attend the Annual Meeting April 24-27, 2021.

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

    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 2021 Call for Volunteers opening soon. 

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

    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.

    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: