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.

December Webinar: Active Listening and Empathy for the Ambulatory Anesthesiologist

Thursday, December 15th – 6PM – 7PM CST

Presented by Chhaya Patel, MD, SAMBA-F & Kara M. Barnett, MD, FASA

How are ambulatory anesthesiologists, who only have a short period of time to meet and educate each of their patients, able to form trusting patient-physician relationships? This webinar will review two important aspects of the “art” of communication, active listening and empathy. Pertinent studies will also be reviewed. How and what you say can make a difference for your patients (and in work and life too)!


  • Develop an appreciation for the importance of active listening and empathy in medicine.
  • Describe key components of active listening and empathy.
  • Implement verbal and nonverbal communication techniques in ambulatory anesthesia.
  • Develop an understanding of how to limit set while actively listening.

Past Webinars

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