Recap on SAMBA 2020: A Virtual Experience

Thank you to everyone who attended the virtual meeting.

The topics included:
  • 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
  • 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

2020 Exhibitors & Sponsors

Meet the SAMBA2020 Speakers

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
Sponsored by: Pacira

Drug Diversion, Opioid Stewardship, Best Practices and Interventions
Sponsored by: Fresenius Kabi

“Introducing BARHEMSYS(R) (amisulpride)
Sponsored by: Acacia Pharma

Check out the recap of the SAMBA 2019 Conference here!

2019 Conference Photos
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.