2023 Annual Meeting

SAMBA 2023 Annual Meeting
May 18-20, 2023
Arizona Biltmore – Phoenix, Arizona

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Registration Fees:
SAMBA Active or Affiliate Member - $850.00
Non-Member - $1,050.00
Resident, Fellow or Medical Student Member/Non-Member - $50.00
One Day Registration Member/Non-Member - $375.00

Hotel Information

Arizona Biltmore – Phoenix, AZ
There are the two options for hotel reservations:

Call (800) 950-0086 directly to speak with a reservations agent
Book Online Using the Passkey Booking Link

All guest rooms must be guaranteed by a one-night deposit, which is fully refundable up to 7 days prior to arrival, after which they are non-refundable.

The cut-off date is April 24, 2023.

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Day 1 - Thursday, May 18

Time Topic Presenter(s)
6:30am-7:30am Welcome Breakfast  
7:30am-7:45am Welcome and Introductions Steven Butz, MD, SAMBA-F
7:45am-9:00am Panel: NORA Snap Talks

Moderator: Basem Abdemalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
Kara M. Barnett, MD, FASA
Mary Ann Vann, MD, FASA
Kevin Min, MD
Michael O'Rourke, MD, FASA
Hedwig Schroeck, MD, FAAP
Russell Woda, MD

9:00am-10:15am Panel: When Blocks Become Botched: Complications of Regional Anesthesia Moderator: Ashley M. Shilling, MD

Sakura Kinjo, MD
Marco Lotano, MD, MS
Hanae K. Tokita, MD, FASA

10:15am-10:30am Break  

DEA Issues:
Cannabinoids/Recreational Substances
Impaired Provider

Meghan C. Valach, MD
Srinivas Pyati, MBBS, MD, FCARCSI
Sher-Lu Pai, MD, SAMBA-F, FASA

11:45am-12:15pm Pro/Con: You Should Always Cancel a Case for New A-Fib

Moderator: Michael Walsh, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
Michael V. Presta, DO
Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, MD, FACP, SAMBA-F, FASA

12:15pm-1:15pm Sponsored Lunch Symposium: Eagle Pharmaceuticals (Non-CME)  

Coming Soon to an ASC Near You
Cardiac Cases
Interventional Radiology Cases

Moderator: Catherine Tobin, MD
Andrew Kaplan, MD, FACC
Kara M. Barnett, MD, FASA
Catherine Tobin, MD

2:45pm-3:15pm Lecture: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulators for OSA Michael V. Presta, DO

Former President's Rapid Fire
Methadone in Ambulatory Surgery
Preventing Airway Fires at the ASC and NORA
Timing of Dialysis Before Surgery
Timing of Elective Surgery After Stroke
MH at an ASC

Moderator: Dawn J. Schell, MD
Michael Walsh, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
Basem Abdemalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
BobbieJean Sweitzer, MD, FACP, SAMBA-F, FASA
Girish P. Joshi, MBBS, MD, FACI, SAMBA-F

4:30pm-5:00pm ASA 2023 Guidelines for Reversing Neuromuscular Blockade Victor Davila, MD

Cocktails with Sponsors
Moderated Poster Session (CME)

Kara M. Barnett, MD, FASA
David Beebe, MD

Kathryn H. Bridges, MD, FASA
Kenneth Cummings, MD, MS, FASA
Chhaya Patel, MD, SAMBA-F
Catherine D. Tobin, MD

Day 2 - Friday, May 19

Time Topic Presenter(s)
6:30am-7:30am Sponsored Breakfast Symposium: Mindray North America (Non-CME): “Review of New 2022 ASA Practice Guidelines for Difficult Airway Management” Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
7:00am-7:30am Breakfast with Exhibitors  
7:30am-7:40am Welcome  

The New SAMBA Diabetes Guidelines 

Moderator: Steven Butz, MD, SAMBA-F
Niraja Rajan, MD, SAMBA-F
Mary Ann Vann, MD, FASA
Girish P. Joshi, MBBS, MD, FACI, SAMBA-F
Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F


Medical Director Topics
Conflict Resolution
OR Efficiency

Moderator: Steven Butz, MD, SAMBA-F
Jarrett A. Heard, MD, MBA
Steven Butz, MD, SAMBA-F

10:00am-10:45am  Break with Exhibitors  
10:45am-11:30am Lecture: 2023 ASA NPO Guideline Modular Update Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
11:30am-12:00pm Pro/Con: You Should NEVER Do a Case with an SGA for More than 2 Hours

Moderator: Michael Walsh, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
Kenneth Cummings, MD, MS, FASA
Dawn J. Schell, MD

12:00pm-1:00pm  Sponsored Lunch Symposium: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (Non-CME)
The role of Nasal High Flow in Ambulatory Anesthesia
The use of Nasal High Flow for Monitored Anesthesia Care

Prof Anil Patel MSSB, PhD, FRCA
Daniel Nekola, MD

1:00pm-2:00pm Ambulatory Anesthesia Literature Year in Review Girish P. Joshi, MBBS, MD, FACI, SAMBA-F
2:00pm-2:45pm Break with Exhibitors  
2:45pm-4:30pm PBLD Set 1 Jarrett A. Heard, MD, MBA

Kelly Lebak, MD, FASA
Grace Lee Dorsch, MD
Kenneth Cummings, MD, MS, FASA
Audra Webber, MD, FASA


Sponsored Workshop: Must-Know Regional Blocks in 2023: An “Ask the Expert” Hands-on Workshop
This activity is provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center. It is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Biosciences.

6:00pm-10:00pm  SAMBA Member Social  

Day 3 - Saturday, May 20

Time Topic Presenter(s)
6:30am-7:30am Sponsored Breakfast Symposium: GE HealthCare (Non-CME)  
7:00am-7:30am Breakfast with Exhibitors  
7:30am-7:40am Welcome  Steven Butz, MD, SAMBA-F
7:40am-8:45am Research Award Nominee Presentations  
8:45am-10:00am Cases from the Real World

Michael Walsh, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
Kara M. Barnett, MD, FASA
Gustavo A. Lozada, MD, MSEd
Carey Brewbaker, MD

10:00am-10:45am Networking Break & Exhibitors  

Panel: Pediatric Ambulatory Recovery Issues and Difficult Airway Management
Avoiding Pitfalls of Delayed Recovery and Discharge in the Pediatric Ambulatory Patient
Pediatric Difficult Airway - Updates to the New (2022) Guidelines

Moderator: Simon Lee, MD
Marjorie P. Brennan, MD, MPH
Audra Webber, MD, FASA

11:30am-12:00pm Pro/Con: You Should ALWAYS Manage a Patient with SQ Insulin in an ASC

Moderator: Michael Walsh, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F
Leopoldo V. Rodriquez, MD, MBA, FAAAP, FASA, SAMBA-F
Niraja Rajan, MD, SAMBA-F

12:00pm-1:00pm SAMBA Annual Updates and Awards Luncheon Dawn J. Schell, MD
1:00pm-2:00pm ASA Update Ronald L. Harter, MD, FASA

Panel: Ambulatory Anesthesia
M&M Case Presentation
Challenges in Starting a Mobile Dental Anesthesia Practice
Building a Scalable Model for Mobile Dental Anesthesia
Pros/Cons of Using a LMA for Longer Dental Procedures

Moderator: Fred E. Shapiro, DO, FASA
Steve Yun, MD
Anastasios Sakellariou, MD, DMD
Shawn Nason

3:15pm-3:30pm Networking Break  

PBLD Set 2 (Breakout Option 1)

Jarrett Heard, MD
Kelly Lebak, MD, FASA
Grace Lee Dorsch, MD
Ken Cummings, MD
Audra Webber, MD, FASA

3:30pm-5:15pm OBA Sub-Section (Breakout Option 2)

Pros & Cons of Transitioning to Office-Based Anesthesia
How to Break into the Market
Marketing Your Practice
Safety in Office-Based Anesthesia
Patient Selection and Outcomes for ASA 3-4 Patients
Importance of Benchmarking
Compiled Data Outcomes for Dental Office Cases
Case Types on the Horizon

Grace Lee Dorsch, MD
Stephen R. Smith, MD
Philip Yen, DDS
Fred E. Shapiro, DO, FASA
Penelope Duke, MD, PA
Richard Urman, MD
Mark A. Saxen, DDS, PhD
Meghan C. Valach, MD
3:30pm-5:00pm Resident Panel (Breakout Option 3)

Private Practice vs. Academics
Anesthesia Billing 101
Non-Clinical Anesthesia Careers and Locums Work

Dawn J. Schell, MD
Jamey Eklund, MD
Simon Lee, MD


Exhibitors and Sponsors




Heron Therapeutics


  • Ace Southern Surgical Solutions
  • Allstate Medical
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Anesthesiology News
  • Boston Scientific
  • HST Pathways
  • Intelligent Ultrasound
  • Magill Medical Technologies
  • MedTech International Group
  • Merck
  • PAJUNK Medical Systems
  • Pall Corporation
  • Salus Medical LLC

Program Information

Target Audience

This meeting is designed for anesthesiologists, anesthesia providers, practitioners, nurses and administrators who work and specialize in ambulatory, office-based or non-operating room anesthesia.

About This Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to educate and share information that will enable anesthesiology practitioners to provide the highest level of ambulatory anesthesia services and improve patient outcomes. Topics for this meeting were selected by various methods. Suggestions for topics were derived from evaluations of the 2022 and other previous Annual Meetings. In addition, the Annual Meeting Committee and Board members review the published literature with the highest impact on the specialty and solicit suggestions from members of SAMBA active in the clinical practice of ambulatory anesthesia. These suggestions were discussed with educators who attended previous SAMBA meetings. 


Registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting includes all sessions and the program syllabus. Note that all fees are quoted in U.S. currency. Registration for the meeting can be made either by using the registration form in this brochure or through SAMBA’s website at www.SAMBAhq.org.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for the meeting is May 17, 2023. 

ACCME Accreditation and Designation Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Accreditation Information

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This activity offers up to 21.50 CME credits, of which 5.00 credits contribute to the patient safety CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. 


The information provided at this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Disclosure Statement

The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to
eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists education activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.

Disclosure information will be provided to participants before the start of the activity. 

Statement of Need

The SAMBA Annual Meeting provides a forum devoted to ambulatory and office-based anesthesia offering clinically relevant lectures, panels and workshops; highlights of innovative ambulatory and office-based practices; networking opportunities with peers and experts in the field; and exposure to relevant products/services of interest to our attendees in the exhibits area.

Special Needs

The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any attendee in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact SAMBA at (414) 488-3915.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received through May 1, 2023, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received from May 1, 2023 through May 10, 2023 will receive a refund less a $200 administrative fee. Refunds will not be given after May 10, 2023. Cancellation of a meeting registration must be submitted in writing. Refunds will be determined by date written cancellation is received at the SAMBA office in Milwaukee, WI.