SAMBA Affinity Sponsor Program

The SAMBA Affinity Sponsor Program partners SAMBA with companies to provide products and services to SAMBA members at a discounted price. SAMBA members can take advantage of these savings throughout the year. Inclusion as an Affinity Sponsor does not constitute an endorsement from SAMBA nor an exclusion contract.

In return, SAMBA provides the following opportunities for Affinity Sponsors. If you are interested in becoming an Affinity Sponsor, please contact SAMBA at

Affinity Sponsor Rights

  • Year-round recognition as an Affinity Sponsor
  • Use of official Affinity Sponsor designation
  • Use of official logo/mark, in advertising/communication/collateral/informational materials (with pre-approval from SAMBA)
    • Use of logo/mark must be targeted to healthcare professionals, direct to patient communications or internal company communications only; logo/mark usage is not allowed in direct to consumer communication materials

Participation Opportunities

  • Individual meeting with SAMBA executive staff leadership one time per year to discuss sponsorship
  • Use of SAMBA Annual Meeting attendee list (pre or post – no emails); one time per year

Publications/Collateral Material

  • Cost to purchase advertising space in SAMBA Newsletter, Annual Meeting Registration Brochure, and Exhibit Guide is in addition to the Affinity Sponsor contribution.
  • Recognition as an Affinity Sponsor in SAMBA Corporate Sponsor thank you ad in:
    • Newsletter; three times per year
    • Annual Meeting Program and Registration Brochure
  • Logo designating company’s exhibit booth as a sponsor on Annual Meeting Program and Exhibit Guide
    • Annual Meeting Program and Exhibit Guide
  • Listing of Affinity Sponsors and links to their websites in the Newsletter; three times per year.

Web Site

SAMBA will list the SAMBA Affinity Sponsor Program on the SAMBA home page through logo recognition of the program with a link to the SAMBA Affinity Sponsor page that includes a listing of companies supporting the program.

  • Recognition as a SAMBA Industry Sponsor on
    • Hyperlink to company website on SAMBA Affinity Sponsor page; twelve months

Signage and Recognition

  • General SAMBA thank you signage (bands of logos) at the Annual Meeting in high-traffic/VIP locations including (but not limited to):
  • Sign for exhibit booth at Annual Meeting designating company as an Industry Sponsor

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.