SAMBA at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 Annual Meeting

Sher-Lu Pai, M.D.
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Director, Preoperative Evaluation Clinic

The Tradition Continues

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 has a total of 12 different clinical tracks that ranged from Ambulatory Anesthesia to Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain. Every year, ANESTHESIOLOGY® provides the required Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) and continuing medical education (CME) credits in various formats. It is arguably the most enormous anesthesiology related gathering each year in the United States. Following the tradition, members from the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) continue their presence as experts and leaders of the field. Various sessions are dedicated to the hot topics in Ambulatory Anesthesia at the upcoming ANESTHESIOLOGY® Annual Meeting on October 8-12, 2021. Whether you will be joining us in San Diego, California or streaming virtually in the comport of your own home, you will not want to miss SAMBA at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021.

Ambulatory Anesthesia

For our SAMBA members, the ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting may provide a beautiful sampler platter of ambulatory anesthesia topics, giving us a pre-view on topics will be discussed in great depth in the SAMBA 2022 Annual Meeting. For non-members, it is how SAMBA showcase the recent expansion of ambulatory anesthesiology and SAMBA members’ efforts on providing evidence-based practice guidelines, improving care quality, upholding patient safety, and having the best patient outcomes.

This year, the Ambulatory Anesthesia clinical track has multiple sessions that focused on outpatient, office-based, and non-operating room anesthesia. The first SAMBA subspecialty track will kick off on Friday, October 8, 2021 with a virtual presentation titled, “Morbidly Obese Pediatric Patients and Ambulatory Surgery: Is it Safe?” The session will use a point-counterpoint format to review the complexity of the obese pediatric patient as pertains to perioperative management. For in-person, MOCA credited sessions in San Diego, “Anesthesia Delivered to the Door: Exploring the Uber Eats Model of This Anesthesia Model” will discuss mobile anesthesia model, which brings the full anesthesia service (anesthesiologist, equipment, medications, staff) to the office-based setting. “Which Patients Are Too High-Risk for Ambulatory Surgery?” will provide a comprehensive review of patient characteristics and types of surgical procedures associated with significant risk of complications in the ambulatory setting. These are just a few examples of what you will see. The following are sessions you should surely check out when attending ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021®!

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021® SAMBA Related Sessions

October 8, 2021

SDL08. Neuromuscular Blockade in the Ambulatory Setting – 7:00AM – 5:00PM

Michael Guertin, MBA, MD, FASA
Mary Ann Vann, MD, FASA

V05-PC. Morbidly Obese Pediatric Patients and Ambulatory Surgery: Is it Safe? – 11:15AM – 12:15PM

Audra Webber, MD

October 9, 2021

OR01-1. Ambulatory Anesthesia – Abstract Moderator – 7:45AM – 8:45AM

Sher-Lu Pai, MD

MOCA PN102. Anesthesia Delivered to the Door: Exploring the Uber Eats Model of This Anesthesia Model – 7:45AM – 8:45AM

Keira Mason, MD
Michael Lam, MD

MOCA 103. Which Patients Are Too High-Risk for Ambulatory Surgery? – 10:15AM – 11:15AM

BobbieJean Sweitzer, MD

601. (SAMBA) Patient Selection in Three Different Locations: Ambulatory Operating Room, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Office-Based Anesthesia Practice – 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Catherine Tobin, MD
Jaime B. Hyman, MD
Leopoldo V. Rodriguez, MD, MBA, FASA
Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, FASA

114. Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Update – 3:45PM – 4:45PM

Girish P. Joshi, MD, BS, MB, FCAI

ST116. I’ll Have my Anesthetic To Go, Thank You? – 3:45PM – 4:45PM

Ashley Shilling, MD
Sakura Kinjo, MD

October 10, 2021

ST201. Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia: Hot Topics – 7:30AM – 8:30AM

Niraja Rajan, MB
Steven Butz, MD.
Chhaya Patel, MD
Majorie Brennan, MD
Claude Abdallah, MD, MS, FASA
Kumar Belani, MS, BS, MB, FACA

209 – 2020 Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: What’s New? – 7:30AM – 8:30AM


ST207. Ambulatory Anesthesia News: A Review of Noteworthy Literature Published Within the Last Year in Ambulatory Anesthesiology – 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Jaime Hyman, MD
Kathryn Bridges, MD, FASA
Steven Butz, MD.
Sylvia Wilson, MD

ST210. New Devices and Global Trends for Anesthesia Services in the GI Suite – 1:15PM – 2:15PM

Victor Davila, MD, FASA
Mark C. Phillips, MD, FASA

CF12. Target-Controlled Infusions: Do They Have A Place In The Ambulatory Setting? – 2:4PM – 3:45PM

Keira Mason, MD

October 11, 2021

MOCA ST301. Office-Based Anesthesia 2020: Safety, Snippets, and Snaps – 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Fred Shapiro, DO, FASA
Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, FASA
Brian Osman, MD
Michael Walsh, MD

MOCA 304. How to Build and Lead a Safe and Efficient NORA Service – 1:15PM – 2:15 PM

Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA

ST312. Here to Stay or Here for the Day? Important Considerations for Overnight Stay Ambulatory Surgicenters – 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Tina Tran, MD
Leopoldo V. Rodriguez, MD, MBA, FASA
Arnaldo Valedon, MD
Michael Hicks, MD
Steven Butz, MD.
Niraja Rajan, MB

MOCA PN230. Safe Practices in Ambulatory and Office Surgery in the COVID/Pandemic Era: PPE, Patients, and Policies – 3:45PM – 4:45PM

Alvaro A. Macias, MD
Fred Shapiro, DO, FASA
Arnaldo Valedon, MD

October 12, 2021

CF20. To treat or Not to Treat Preoperative Hyperglycemia: A Dilemma in Ambulatory Surgery Setting – 7:30AM – 8:30AM

Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA

MOCA ST410. Managing Subcutaneous ICDs, LVAD Vagal Nerve, Deep Brain, and Dorsal Column Stimulators During Ambulatory Surgery – 8:45AM – 9:45AM

Kumar Belani, MS, BS, MB, FACA
Mark Phillips, MD, FASA