SAMBA Website Frequently Asked Questions

    View the topics below to take advantage of the new features on SAMBA's new website.

    Discussion Forums
    Member Profile
    Member Directory
    Member Benefits and Resources
    Membership Renewal
    IARS and Anesthesia & Analgesia
    My Links


    Discussion Forums 

    Important information regarding SAMBA's New Discussion Forums:

    SAMBA is pleased to announce the creation of a new Members-only discussion forum. Similar to a ListServ system, the new discussion forum allows members to reply directly to postings and create new threads via email. (Members must be subscribed to the forum beforehand in order to post via email) Members now have the ability to choose different subscription types (e.g. – instant, daily digest, weekly digest) for their various discussion forums.

    Discussion Forum FAQ’s

    1)How do I access the discussion forums?

    • Login to the SAMBA website (your username and password are the same).
    • Click on the “Discussion Forums” link under the “Member Center” dropdown list.

    2) How do I subscribe to the discussion forums?

    • When logged in, hover your cursor over the “My Options” dropdown in the top right corner of the page, and click on the “My Profile” link.
    • Once on your membership profile, click on the "My Subscriptions" button on the right-hand side of the page.
    • On your subscriptions page, there will be a dropdown list of all the forums you have access to. 
    • Choose which forums you’d like to subscribe to and click "Add"
    • Once the forum has been added, choose the type of email subscription you would like to receive for that specific forum.
    • A detailed description of the different subscription types is available on your subscriptions page.

    3) How do I start a new discussion thread?

    •  When logged in, Click on the “Discussion Forums” link under the “Member Center” dropdown list.
    • Select “Click Here” at the bottom of the page to access all of your discussion forums.
    • Select the discussion forum that you would like to post your thread in.
    • Click on the name of the discussion forum to access all threads and add a new thread.
    • To add a new topic, click on the “Add a Thread” button to the right of the postings.
    • Enter your post’s title and message (which now provides enhanced formatting options!) 
    • To post the thread to the discussion forum, click “Release Thread”


    4) How do I reply to a discussion thread via the discussion forum page?
    Select the discussion forum thread that you would like to reply to within the discussion forum.
    At the bottom right-hand side of the posting, click on “Reply”Enter your reply, and click “Release Reply” to post the reply.

    5) How do I reply to discussion forum posts via email?
    Please Note: You must be subscribed to the forum in order to post/reply via email. (Please follow the directions in #2 about how to subscribe to a forum)The SAMBA discussion forum has a unique email address, (e.g. – sambaforum@list.sambahq.org) which will be the email address you receive forum digests from and you will send direct replies/posts to. 

    • When an email thread comes into your inbox that you would like to reply to, click your e-mail provider’s “Reply” button.
    • Enter your content in the body of the email, and click send. It will take a few minutes for your posting to show up on the discussion forum 

    6) How do I start a new thread via email?
    Please note: You must be subscribed to the forum in order to post/reply via email. (Please follow the directions in #2 about how to subscribe to a forum). The SAMBA discussion forum has a unique email address, (e.g. – sambaforum@list.sambahq.org) which will be the email address you receive forum digests from and you will send direct replies/posts to. 

    To access the email address through the SAMBA website: 

    • Navigate to your discussion forum of choice from the homepage. The unique email address for the discussion forum is listed under the “About this Topic” header on the discussion forum thread.
    • The subject of your email will populate as the topic of your thread and the body of your email will be posted as the content on the discussion forum posts.

    To access the email address through a digested email that you have already received:

    • Select “Start new thread via email” link at the bottom of the discussion forum thread digest
    • This will bring up the unique email address for the forum in a new email
    • The subject of your email should be the topic of your thread, and the body of your email should be your content.

    7) I have subscribed to discussion forum digests, but I have not yet received any emails. How can I fix this error? 

    • Some email accounts have stringent filters. Please have your IT department add the @list.sambahq.org domain added to their "safe" or "white" list to make sure your digests are properly received.

     



    Member Profile

    The SAMBA discussion forum has a unique email address, (e.g. – sambaforum@list.sambahq.org) which will be the email address you receive forum digests from and you will send direct replies/posts to. 
     When logged in, hover your cursor over the “My Options” dropdown in the top right corner of the page, and click on the “My Profile” link.

    1) How do I change my password? 

    • When logged in, hover your cursor over the “Member Center” navigation link, and click on the “My Profile” link in the dropdown menu.
    • On the "Actions" dropdown menu, select "Change Password"

    2) How do I edit my profile?

    • When logged in, hover your cursor over the “Member Center” navigation link, and click on the “My Profile” link in the dropdown menu.
    • Click on the "Edit Profile" link, and your full profile will be visible and editable.

    3) How do I add a bio or signature to my member profile? Please Note: SAMBA’s new member profiles include biography and signature fields. Use these to communicate your background to our members and provide your contact information easily when posting to our discussion forums. 

    • When logged in, hover your cursor over the “Member Center” navigation link, and click on the “My Profile” link in the dropdown menu.
    • On your profile page, click the “Edit Profile” button on the right. Your full profile will be visible and editable.At the bottom of the profile, you will see the signature and member biography fields. Format your information as desired, and save your changes click “OK” at the bottom left-hand corner of the page. 

    4) How do I add my picture to my member profile? Members can add pictures to their profiles in SAMBA's new website!

    • When logged in, click on “Update My Profile” Click on the “My Pictures” button on the right-hand side of the page.
    • To upload a picture, click on the “Update File” button, and then the “Browse” button to choose your image from your desktop.
    • To save your image, click “OK” at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.Member Directory

    5) How do I find and view the profiles of other SAMBA members? 

    • When logged in, click on the “Member Directory” link under the “Member Center” heading on the homepage.
    • Search for a member by location, specialty type, genetic counseling training program, and more.To view their full profile, click on their name.

    6) How do I update the information displayed on my profile (your new My Page) through the Member Directory? All of the information being pulled in to your My Page, or your profile that is visible to other members, is coming from your full user profile. 

    To edit your profile: 

    • When logged in, click on “Update My Profile”On your profile page, click “Edit Profile” button on the right. Your full profile will be visible and editable.

    To edit what is displayed in the User Details section on your My Page  When logged in, click on “Update My Profile” :

    • Click on the “My Page” button on the right-hand side of the page.
    • On your My Page, hover over the “Actions” link and select “Edit Visibility Settings” You will see a list of all of the information that is currently displaying on your My Page. The default value for all users is shown to the right of the field. To change the information that is displayed, click on the drop-down list and make a selection.

    A number of fields are available to add to your My Page at the bottom of the list, but have been hidden by default. To show them on your page:

    • Select “Show” from the dropdown list to the right of the field that you would like displayed on your page.

    To add a widget to your My Page:  click on the “add Widget” buttons near the bottom of your page. 

    • Select a widget you would like to add to your page, and follow the instructions to add your widget to your new My Page.
       


    Member Benefits and Resources

    1)How do I access SAMBA Member Benefits and Resources? All of the benefits and resources of a SAMBA membership are now readily available in one place! 

    • When logged in, click on the “Member Center” navigation link on the homepage.
    • Access the resource by clicking the corresponding link in the description of the resource.
       


    SAMBA Membership Renewal and Receipts

    1) How do I renew my SAMBA membership?

    • Login to your membership account.
    • Click on My Profile under the My Options drop down near the top right of the site.
    • In My Profile, from either the Profile or Membership tab, you can then select "Add Individual Membership" from the Actions drop down menu.
    • Once you select "Add Individual Membership" you can then select the appropriate membership type you would like to renew as.  Your current membership type will default as the selected option.
    • After the type is selected, complete the steps to update your personal profile.
    • Once completed, you can continue through the billing step to generate your invoice and provide payment by credit card or check.


    2) How do I obtain a receipt for my purchase in the new online store? The new SAMBA website allows members to access their own receipts for online store purchases. Members that require receipts from purchases made prior to November 15, 2013 should contact the SAMBA Executive Office at info@sambahq.org to request a receipt.

    • When logged in, access your profile by navigating to the Member Center dropdown list and clicking on “Update My Profile.”
    • Click on the third tab labeled “Transactions” 

    Click on the “View Invoice” button for the corresponding transaction.Your receipt will then display in a new window.




    IARS and Anesthesia & Analgesia Membership

     

    SAMBA members receive a $20 discount off of IARS Full Membership.To receive the discount code, email info@sambahq.org or visit the SAMBA Member Discount page here.

    IARS membership benefits include a free subscription to Anesthesia & Analgesia in all formats—print, online, and iPad app,online access to A&A Case Reports, free CME, discounted registration to the IARS Annual Meeting, and the ability to apply for IARS grants and awards.


     


    My Links

    1) How do I bookmark a page on the SAMBA website through the new website? You can now bookmark pages straight through the website instead of adding them to your browser’s bookmarks. 

    • When logged in, hover your cursor over the “My Links” link at the top right-hand corner of the website. To add a page: 
    • On the “My Links” drop-down menu, add the page you are currently on by selecting the “Add this Page” link. 
    • You will then be able to edit how the page title will show in your “My Links” section. 
    • Save the page to your “My Links” section by selecting “OK” in the bottom right-hand corner of the pop-up window.

    To edit the order your links display or delete a link: 

    • On the “My Links” drop-down menu, select the “Edit Links” link. 

    To change the order:

    • You will then be able to shift the order that your links display by using the arrow buttons to move a link up or down in your list. 
    • To delete a link: click on the red “x” button. 
    • The link will be deleted from your “My Links” section.
    • When you have finished making your desired changes, click “OK” in the bottom left-hand corner to save your changes