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.

March Webinar – Patient Optimization for Outpatient Arthroplasty

Thursday, March 25, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm CST
Presenter: Alberto Ardon, MD, MPH
Moderator: Ashley Shilling, MD

About the Webinar: As outpatient arthroplasty becomes increasingly more common, appropriate patient selection and optimization will be key in delivering a successful and safe experience for patients. This webinar will explore these topics and help ambulatory anesthesiologists understand patient and surgical factors that can influence safety.

About our presenter: Dr. Ardon obtained his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, completed his anesthesiology residency training at the University of Virginia, and completed fellowship in regional anesthesia and pain medicine at Mayo Clinic. He currently practices at Mayo Clinic where he focuses on regional and ambulatory anesthesia and is also the medical director of the PACU.

About our moderator: Dr. Shilling attended both Medical School and Residency at the University of Virginia.  Her passions include Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Orthopedic Anesthesia and Medical Education.  Her roles include Medical Director of UVA’s Ambulatory Surgical Center, Division Head of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, and Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Director.  She is serves on ASA’s Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Committee as well as SAMBA’s Regional and Education Committees.

April Webinar – Crowdsourcing Best Practices in Ambulatory Anesthesia

Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm CST
Presenter: Ed Nguyen, MD
Moderator: Clarissa Tomeldan, MD

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.