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Tentative Conference Agenda 

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 (Pre-Conference Workshops*)

*Additional Registration Fees May Apply

Morning Workshops

ECMO Patient Management Workshop*
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 student members / $200 members / $250 non-members

IBBM Blood Management Specialist Review Course 
8:00 am - 10:30 am 
FREE with International Conference registration 

Patient Blood Management Specialist Exam*
10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
$200 members/nonmembers

Afternoon Workshops

ECMO Program Management* 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
$50 student members / $200 members / $250 non-members

Simulation Workshop*
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
$50 student members / $200 members / $250 non-members

Policy & Procedure Writing & Team Organization
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
FREE with International Conference registration 



      General Conference

            Pediatric & Congenital Meeting      

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM  Conference Welcome
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM  Presidential Address
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Flipped Classroom: Standards and Guidelines Update
9:45 AM - 12:30 PM

ECMO Technical Fine Points

CAVH on ECMO (9:45-10:05am)
Going out on a limb (10:05-10:25am) 
Cardiac Decompression (10:25-10:45am)
Break (10:45-11:00am)
Inefficiences of VV ECMO: Why is the Satuation Low? (11:00-11:20am)
Harlequin Syndrome (11:20-11:40am)
Anti-Coagulation Strategies (11:40-12:00pm)
Panel for discussion (12:00-12:30pm)

Congenital Technical Fine Points

How I…. RAP (a small baby) (9:45-10:05am)
How I…. Exit to ECMO (10:05-10:25am)
How I…. Teach High-Fidelity Pediatric Perfusion Simulation (10:25-10:45am)
Break (10:45-11:00am)
How I…. Use Nitric Oxide on CPB (11:00-11:20am)
How I…. Do ABO incompatible transplants (11:20-11:40am)
How I…. Use DO2 to guide my pediatric perfusion practice (11:40-12:00pm)
Panel for discussion (12:00-12:30pm)

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Industry Lunch 
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Break with Exhibitors/Posters
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Special Lecture: Ethics in the Workplace
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Perfusion without Borders/Awards/Business Meeting 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Manufacturers' Reception 



General Conference 

Pediatric & Congenital Meeting

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM                    

Industry Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Scientific Abstract Session (Adult)

Pediatric Perfusion Survey & Topics in Coagulation
Pediatric Perfusion Survey Results Presentation
Use of PCCs post-CPB
Use of ATIII supplementation with regard to HDR/slope
Heparin alternatives in pediatric perfusion

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Break with Exhibitors/Poster Presentations

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Flipped Classroom: Strategic-Directed Perfusion:

Perfusion Standards and Guidelines (8:30-8:40am)
Standards and Guidelines 101 (8:40-8:55am)
Paediatric Perfusion Standards and Guidelines (8:55-9:10am)
Discussion (9:10-9:30am)

Focused to improve outcomes 

Synopsis of current literature & experience (10:15-10:30am)
Synopsis of current literature & experience (10:30-10:45am)
How to run a PDSA QI change project? (10:45-11:00am)
Adopting change in a large centre (11:00-11:15am)
Adopting change in a community practice (11:15-11:30am)

Discussion (11:30am-12:00pm)

Multidisciplinary Session
The Role of ECHO - Future Advancements in Pediatric Cardiac Diagnostics (10:15-10:35am)
Continuous and Pulsatile Flow VAD’s in Pediatrics (10:35-10:55am)
Post CPB Challenges in Pediatrics in the Intensive Care Unit (10:55-11:15am)
Leadership in Pediatric Perfusion (11:15-11:35am)
Panel for Discussion (11:35-12:00pm)
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM   Legends Luncheon
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM  Break with Exhibitors/Posters
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM 

Adult & Pediatric Perfusion Session: The Conundrum of Ultrafiltration

Physiology and Pathophysiology of Ultrafiltration (2:00-2:20pm)
Controversies of Pediatric Modified Ultrafiltration (2:20-2:35pm)
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (2:35-2:50pm)
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (2:50-3:05pm)
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (3:05-3:20pm)
Discussion (3:20-3:45pm)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Industry Symposium



General Conference

Pediatric & Congenital Meeting

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM          


8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Documentation, Research, and the Future

Controversies in Pediatric Perfusion
Optimal administration of Del Nido Cardioplegia (common mistakes) (8:25-8:45am)
Is Del Nido the right way to go? (8:45-9:05am)
Comprehensive Neuro Monitoring (9:05-9:25am)
VAVD - yes/no? (9:25-9:45am)
Panel discussion (9:45-10:00am)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break with Exhibitors/Poster Presentations

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM  Hot Topics
Risks and benefits of off-label product usage in perfusion (10:15-10:30am)
HIPEC: an overview and clinician exposure risk (10:30-10:45am) 
Del Nido Cardioplegia in adults (10:45-11:00am)
The latest on heater cooler devices and infection risk (11:00-11:15am)
Panel discussion (11:15-11:30am)
Perfusion pet peeves moderated discussion (11:30-12:00pm)

Blood Management
Blood Banking and Pediatric Perfusion (age of blood, directed donor, irradiation) (10:15-10:45am)
Trends in Bloodless management (JW, Fontan, optimal transfusion triggers single vs. BiV) (10:45-11:15am)
Optimization of neonatal prime (steroids, hyper/hyponatremia, COP, lactate) (11:15-11:45am)
Panel (11:45-12:00pm)
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Perfusion Bowl 


AmSECT Membership Eligibility

An Active Member shall be any perfusionist active in the practice of extracorporeal circulation technology. There are also opportunities to become a Transitional Active Member for those less than a year removed from graduation from an approved accredited training program. Other options include; an Associate Membership, International Membership, Perioperative Blood Management Clinician Membership, and Student Membership.

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