SAMBA is providing the information on this site as a public service to assist anesthesiologists and other personnel working in ambulatory settings to deal with COVID-19-related issues. The information is not intended as medical or legal advice. Readers and viewers of the material available on this site should review this information with appropriate medical and legal counsel to assess the applicability of the information to their individual practice settings, as well as compliance with state and federal law. While SAMBA has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate information, SAMBA does not guarantee the accuracy of all information presented on this site. SAMBA shall not be liable for omissions, typographical errors, or out-of-date information that may appear on the SAMBA website. This information does not represent SAMBA policy.
Recommendations for Ambulatory Elective Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic
SAMBA continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic is evolving and recommendations and restrictions change frequently. In response to inquiries, SAMBA is providing guidance which we hope our members will find helpful. We have evaluated the current information about COVID-19 at the time this statement was issued. Each facility should use extreme caution in making the decision whether to continue or to postpone elective surgeries based on their local situation, staffing and resources.
Annual Meeting Update – Shifting SAMBA 2020
The COVID-19 global pandemic is inflicting dynamic changes on us all. Out of concern for the health and safety of our members, speakers, sponsors and staff, SAMBA 2020, scheduled May 13-16 in Orlando, FL, will be transitioned to a virtual convening experience and will not be held as a live, in-person conference.
We are evaluating various convening scenarios to allow everyone the ability to participate in a way tailored to their needs. We would appreciate your feedback to identify virtual opportunities as next steps. Please take 30 seconds and respond to a few important questions.
We plan to provide more details very soon related to timing and format after we receive your feedback. If you have already registered for SAMBA 2020, you will receive a separate communication regarding that registration and your hotel reservations and other accommodations.
We want to thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. If you have additional questions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please stay tuned for our next COVID-19 Ambulatory Anesthesia webinar announcement.
Wishing you all the very best during these uncertain times.
Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA – SAMBA President
BobbieJean Sweitzer, MD – Annual Meeting Ch-Chair
Steven Butz, MD –Annual Meeting Co-Chair
As we move forward – there still may be many questions or concerns about COVID-19 and what it means for everyone. The provided forum allows us to network and discuss COVID-19 and all it entails.
The following links provide insights to different aspects of COVID-19.
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