SAMBA 2020

A Collaborative Meeting with ASCA

SAMBA 2020, a joint meeting with Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), will bring together the entire ecosystem of professionals engaged in outpatient, non-operating room and office-based anesthesia.  Join SAMBA May 13-16 for three days of cutting-edge education, including:

  • 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

Secure your spot early and save – early bird registration ends April 6, 2020.

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

Exhibitor/ Sponsor 2020

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your brand to key stakeholders, network with peers and customers and promote your products and services at a global level. For more information about our packages and opportunities, download the SAMBA prospectus and review the options.

2020 Exhibitors & Sponsors

Lodging & Travel

Orlando World Center Marriott

Experience the world of possibilities of Orlando World Center Marriott. Relax and recharge in spacious hotel rooms – some offer balconies with views of the nightly light show or the pools. Play 18 holes on our challenging golf course, take the plunge in one of our outdoor pools, or relax in one of our cabanas. Rejuvenate before or after a busy day in our full-service spa and indulge at one of our exceptional hotel restaurants.

Transportation from Airport to Hotel

Uber – $30 to Hotel

Lyft – $58 to Hotel

(Ride sharing available on Uber and Lyft Apps)

Orlando Shuttle Service – $46 to Hotel

(private town car available)

Hotel Rates

May 13th – May 16th     $255 average nightly rate

COVID-19 Resources and Update:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all patients and their families impacted by COVID-19 corona virus outbreak worldwide, as well as the physicians and other health care providers caring for them.

At SAMBA, as we maintain the safety of our members, speakers and exhibitors as our top priority, we are carefully following these expert sources and monitoring the situation daily. At this time, SAMBA 2020 will be held as planned. We will communicate changes should they occur. Please continue to check our website and our Twitter account (@sambahq) for these updates.

As a precaution, we will communicate with all conference attendees ahead of time about adhering to personal hygiene protocols. Additionally, we will be implementing enhanced sanitization methods onsite to create an environment more controlled than a general public setting. The WHO offers the following videos as advice for the public.

Stay tuned to our updates, as we are making daily assessment. COVID-19 resources can be found on our website for your perusal.

Updated: March 30, 2020

Check out the recap of the SAMBA 2019 Conference here!

2019 Conference Photos
Cancellations for SAMBA 2020 must be received in writing to Cancellations received by 11:59 pm CDT on April 15, 2020 will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after April 15, 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.