Webinars & Online Courses

Upcoming Complimentary Educational Webinars

Each month SAMBA offers complimentary educational webinar sessions for attendees to hear from experts in the ambulatory anesthesiology field. SAMBA members have access to SAMBA Webinar recordings. Non-Members can view a portion of the Webinar recordings. Click here to view the recordings.

July Webinar – Outpatient Perioperative Management of the Child with Diabetes Mellitus

Thursday, July 29, 2021
6:00pm – 7:00pm CST

Moderated by Solmaz Nabipour, MD
Presented by Samuel Vanderhoek, MD

Webinar description: Caring for the child with diabetes mellitus for an ambulatory anesthetic can be challenging, particularly in the era of multi-drug regimens, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. Join this webinar to review best practices for preoperative planning and optimization of the diabetic child, as well as engage in a discussion of current intraoperative management strategies for this unique pediatric population.

This online activity will enable you to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and epidemiology of diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents
  • Review best practices for preoperative planning and optimization of the diabetic child undergoing an ambulatory anesthetic
  • Discuss current intraoperative management strategies for the diabetic child

August Webinar – Task Load Differences and Interprofessional Simulation in Non-OR Settings

Thursday, August 12, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm CST

Moderated by Kara M Barnett, MD, FASA
Presented by Hedwig Schroeck, MD, FAAP and Louise Wen, MD

Webinar Description: This session will explore key characteristics of working in the non-operating room anesthesia environment and address commonalities relevant to crisis management across the heterogenous off-site landscape.

This online activity will enable you to:

  • Describe NORA-specific task load during routine and emergency situations
  • Recognize different roles of simulation in process improvement and education
  • Plan your own NORA crisis simulation

Past Webinars

To view recordings of past SAMBA webinars, please click here.

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.

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.