Meeting Report for the 39th Annual Meeting and Workshops of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

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The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists’ (SCA) 39th Annual Meeting and Workshops and the sixth Annual Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium (TAS) were held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida, from April 21 to 26, 2017. The annual meeting had 1277 attendees. This included 223 anesthesiology residents and 192 anesthesiology fellows. Figure 1 illustrates the annual meeting registration numbers over the past 4 years. The 2017 meeting had the highest recorded attendance. The strong attendance at the 2017 annual meeting once again enabled high-level discussions of innovations both for today and for the future with regard to anesthetic, surgical, and interventional strategies for optimizing care of patients with cardiovascular and thoracic disease. The latest developments and international perspectives were discussed with regard to cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology. Among the 2017 attendees, there were registrants from 38 different countries, including the United States. These countries span the globe across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific regions.
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