SAMBA 2020: A Virtual Experience

Thank you to our attendees! Though the meeting has concluded, you may access and view the sessions by using the REGISTER FOR ON-DEMAND CONTENT button below.

SAMBA 2020: A Virtual Experience will meet you in the moment with an exchange of ideas from our worldwide network of experts. Content qualifies for CMEs (jointly provided by ASA and SAMBA) and sessions have been recorded and are available post-conference ON DEMAND to paid registrants. Topics include:
  • Day-to-day challenges our profession is facing in this COVID-19 era
  • Getting USP 800 ready
  • Navigating difficult patient outcomes
  • Regional block “hat tricks”
  • Training for emergencies
  • Pro/Con debates on ketamine and requirements for an escort home
  • A cardiac “triple play” review
  • Efficiencies for day of surgery
and MORE!
  • Engaging sessions on a multitude of clinical topics

  • Small group, problem-based learning discussions and workshops

  • Panel presentations and ask the Experts round tables

  • CME Credits for the entire three day conference

  • An exciting new medical director track in collaboration with ASCA

  • Breakfast and lunch symposiums, plus networking events

SAMBA 2021

More information and registration coming soon! 

Exhibitor/ Sponsor 2020

CONTACT US at for ways to bring your brand to our network of professionals.

Our digital format far exceeds the average digital meeting experience and includes impressive ways to showcase your brand to leaders in ambulatory anesthesia.

More than a webinar, the platform has digital showrooms, the ability to schedule one-on-ones, branded interfaces and more.

Contact us for a free, live demonstration today. 

Call for Abstracts!

Don’t miss the opportunity to share your knowledge with the entire ambulatory anesthesia community at SAMBA 2020 – A Collaborative Meeting with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). Submit an abstract to present your work today!

Abstracts may be submitted in one of three categories:

  • Original research
  • Case report (including clinical descriptions or demonstrations, preliminary observations and “clinical pearls”)
  • Quality Improvement


All submissions should be 500 words or less, not including tables or references. All primary and secondary authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest they may have. Subject matter must be germane to the practice of anesthesia for the care of ambulatory surgery patients. All papers presented at the SAMBA annual meeting are eligible for presentation at subsequent meetings of the ASA as well as to the IARS 2020 Annual Meeting.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST

2020 Exhibitors & Sponsors


Victor R. Davila, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University Medical Center
Alberto Ardon, M.D., M.H.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida
Niraja Rajan, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Medical Director at Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center
Michael Walsh, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Sponsored Symposiums

The Role of Enhanced Recovery and Regional Anesthesia to Support the Anticipated Surge in ASC Procedures
Speaker: Attila Kett, MD, MBA
Sponsored by: Pacira

Monday, June 1, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Drug Diversion, Opioid Stewardship, Best Practices and Interventions
Speaker: Keith Berge, MD
Moderator: Alice Romie, PharmD
Sponsored by: Fresenius Kabi
Monday June 15, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

“Introducing BARHEMSYS(R) (amisulpride)
Speaker: TJ Gan, MD, MBA, MHS, FRCA (UK), FRCA (Ire), LicAc
Sponsored by: Acacia Pharma
Monday, June 22, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Check out the recap of the SAMBA 2019 Conference here!

2019 Conference Photos
Cancellations for SAMBA 2020 must be received by filling out this form. Cancellations received by 11:59 pm CDT on May 1, 2020 will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after May 1, 2020 will not be refunded.
Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA

Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA is a professor of anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He has served in the Department of General Anesthesiology as a Staff Anesthesiologist since 2001. Currently he leads Anesthesia Services for Bronchoscopic Surgery as a NORA service and is the Director of the Center for Sedation implementing the anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation. He frequently performs the Therapeutic Whole Lung Lavage procedure to treat pulmonary alveolar proteinosis patients.

Dr. Abdelmalak is board-certified in Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in Critical Care medicine. His many clinical interests include anesthesia for ENT and bronchoscopic surgery, difficult airway management.

He served the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists as its president in 2015 and currently serves the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as the Vice-chair of the educational track subcommittee on Ambulatory Anesthesia, the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA), as a founding member, and its president

At the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) he served in many roles and capacities; as a member of the committees on the Annual meeting, NORA, and Finance, and chair of the Development committee for the past 7 years leading SAMBA’s relationships with corporate sponsors, and pharmaceutical and industrial supporters. He then served on the Board of Directors, as a director, Vice President, President –elect, and now as its President.

He is also a part of the Anesthesiology Outcomes Research Department. His research interest is focused on the study of perioperative glycemic management, and he has been the primary investigator of many research projects investigating this and other topics.

He has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists according to the Consumers’ Research Council of America and Safety Champion by the Cleveland Clinic Quality Institute. A frequently invited lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Abdelmalak authored many scientific articles and book chapters in his field, and recently co-edited two textbooks titled Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery and Clinical Airway Management; An Illustrated Case Based Approach by Cambridge University Press.  He continues to be heavily involved with the education and training of medical students and residents and recently received the Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University.