Advancements in both surgical and perioperative care have made significant improvements in surgical procedures, anesthetic techniques and patients’ outcomes that have driven a shift of surgical volume from inpatient to outpatient settings that now constitutes over 66 percent of surgical cases in the U.S.1,2 

The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA), was founded in 1985 to promote safe practices in ambulatory anesthesia and to provide a forum for anesthesiologists, surgeons, proceduralists and allied health care providers to advance ambulatory anesthesiology and for practitioners to stay up to date on the latest science.

The SAMBA Board of Directors (Figure 1, pictured at the last BOD meeting, October 2019) has been working diligently to address needs requested and issues raised by our membership. With a new management company, we have launched a new, modern and enhanced website...

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