Webinars & Online Courses

SAMBA Educational Webinars

Each month SAMBA offers educational webinar sessions for attendees to hear from experts in the ambulatory anesthesiology field.

SAMBA Members: to view a recording of the webinar, log in to the members-only portal.

Upcoming Webinars

Autism in the Perioperative Care

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Greta Duncan Wiebe, MD


Past Webinars

Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
August 27, 2020
7:00 pm -8:00 pm (CDT)
Presenter: Michelle Harvey, MD

Perioperative management of the lactating patient in the ambulatory surgical setting
July 23, 2020
7:00 pm -8:00 pm (CDT)
Presenter: Dr. Kara Barnett

Multimodal Analgesia Review
January 23, 2020
7:00 pm -8:00 pm (CDT)
Presenter: Dr. Peter Amato

Blocks All Ambulatory Anesthesiologists Should Know

November 20, 2019
6:00 pm -7:00 pm (CDT)
Presenter: Ashley Matthews Shilling, MD

Office-Based Anesthesia 2020 Update
October 24, 2019
7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT
Presenters: Fred E Shapiro DO, FASA and Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, FASA

What Medical Directors should know about Infection Prevention in ASCs
September 25, 2019
7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT
Presenter: Dr. Leopoldo Rodriguez, MD, FASA
Medical Director
Surgery Center of Aventura, FL

Pheochromocytoma Management
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT
Presenter:Allison Dalton, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

New Trends and Blocks in Regional Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery

Wednesday, March 16th
7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT
Presenter: John Laur, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
VAH Chief of Anesthesiology Services
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI
Presenter: Colby Parks, MD
Assistant Professor, Regional Anesthesia
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Multimodal Anesthesia in the Ambulatory Setting

January 20, 2016
7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT
Presenter: Alberto Ardon, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

Patient Selection For Ambulatory Surgery: Can anypatient be an outpatient?

December 15, 2015
7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT
Presenter: Girish Joshi, M.B., B.S., M.D., FFARCSI
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Director of Perioperative Medicine and Ambulatory Anesthesia
Parkland Health and Hospital Systems
Dallas, TX

 Managing Patients with Special Needs in the Ambulatory Setting

September 15, 2015
7:30 pm EDT/6:30 pm CDT
Presenter: Joseph Giovannitti, DMD
Chair, Department of Dental Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh School fo Dental Medicine
Anesthesia Director, Center for Patients with Special Needs
Pittsburgh, PA

Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs): Interpretation, Pitfalls and Perioperative Strategies

March 18th, 2015
7:30 pm EDT/6:30 pm CDT
Presenter: Rebecca Gerlach, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
University of Chicago

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this learning activity, participants should be able to:
–  Anticipate common CIED problems in ambulatory surgery and procedures
–  Interpret CIED modes and predict intraoperative response
–  Devise a perioperative management plan, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative management and postoperative care
–  Perform emergency defibrillation or cardioversion with a CIED in place

SEDASYS-An Introduction

February 17, 2015
7:30 pm EST/4:30pm PST
Presenter: Walter Maurer, MD
Section Chief, Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)
Anesthesiology Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Description: This talk will cover the early implementation and potential impacts of SEDASYS.

Slides not available. 

TTE For Ambulatory Patients, You Can Do It!

January 13, 2015
7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST
Presenter: Joshua Zimmerman, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Utah

Description: This lecture will be on focused cardiac ultrasound.

Slides not available.

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ASA & SAMBA Courses

Neuromuscular Blockade in the Ambulatory Setting: Safe Practices

The latest complimentary e-learning from ASA and SAMBA is ideal for any care team member involved in ambulatory anesthesia, as well as anyone concerned with improving operational efficiency. Learn about appropriate dosing, special considerations for geriatric patients, the economics of NMB and more within the course.

Discover NMB best practices and benefits for your patients and your practice, and earn up to 6 CME. Find out how low you can dose, how to treat elderly patients in an outpatient setting, the economic considerations of neuromuscular blockade reversal agents and more.

The following button will link to the ASA website where the complimentary course will be added to your cart. Click through to be granted access to the free e-learning course.

SAMBA is proud offer this and other opportunities to earn CME’s with its monthly webinars and yearly conferences, aimed at physicians in the ambulatory setting. Consider becoming a member today.

ASA Webcast – Non-Operating Room Anesthesia: New Challenges as Our Scope of Practice Changes

SAMBA members represented ASA faculty on a Medtronic grant funded education activity, produced in collaboration with ESA, during a live webcast titled Non-Operating Room Anesthesia: New Challenges as Our Scope of Practice Changes. The recording is now offered as an enduring activity hosted on ASA’s Education Center (LMS) through July 1, 2020. The program is free to ALL ASA account holders. Once logged in to the ASA Education Center, navigate to the course via this link: https://education.asahq.org/totara/course/view.php?id=3416.

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.