AmSECT 55th International Conference 

April 29 – May 2, 2017 • Boston Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel • Boston, Massachusetts

On Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, AmSECT will conduct parallel sessions during the didactic portion of the program with AATS; AmSECT will hold regular conference programming on Monday and Tuesday. Click the topic buttons below to view Saturday and Sunday Preliminary Sessions, and continue scrolling to view the agenda for AmSECT's Monday and Tuesday Sessions. AmSECT attendees are welcome to AATS programming Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3.

All Saturday and Sunday Simultaneous and Workshop Sessions will be held at the Hynes Convention Center. Hands-on Sessions on Saturday afternoon and all Monday and Tuesday programming, will be held at the Sheraton Boston unless otherwise indicated.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM  
Simultaneous Courses

Click the track titles below to view the sessions offered on Saturday:

 

 

Hands On Sessions- Select your workshop during the registration process

Hands on sessions will occur from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the following tracks:

  • Adult Cardiac-- Sold Out
  • Transplant-- Sold Out
  • ELSO-- Sold Out
  • Perfusion Congenital-- Sold Out

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
Simultaneous Courses

Click the track titles below to view the sessions offered on Sunday:

 

 

MONDAY, MAY 1

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM – 7:15 AM

President's Welcome

Kenneth Shann, CCP and President of AmSECT welcomes attendees to the 55th International Conference.

Session 1
7:15 AM – 7:45 AM

Lessons Learned from Legionella: Being a Leader During a Hospital Crisis

Speaker: Craig Vocelka, CCP

In August of 2016 the University of Washington Medical Center had several patients diagnosed with Legionella.  The local newspaper, The Seattle Times, made this a front page article linking these cases to the FDA’s recent warning about Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections associated with heater-cooler devices.  This session will discuss the role of the perfusion department in responding to this incident, the interaction with the Medical Director’s Office and the Infection Prevention Department. “For every action, there is an over-reaction” is a key principle when such an incident occurs.  Keeping a logical and scientific focus allows one to become a leader in such a perceived crisis.

Session 2
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Craig Vocelka, CCP

Abstract 1
Abstract 2
Abstract 3
Abstract 4
Discussion

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Hynes Convention Center

Coffee Break with Exhibitor Presentations in Exhibit Hall C&D at the Hynes Convention Center

Session 3
Breakout Workshops
(Pre-Registration Required)

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

3A     Chief Panel Discussion: You did WHAT?!

Speaker: Greg Mork, CCP

How to navigate the bizarre world of leadership and real life employee situations.  Human errors, personal problems in the workplace, legal obligations, etc.


3B     Clinical Instruction (For Instructors Only)

Speakers: David C. Fitzgerald CCP and Joe Sistino, PhD CCP

Discuss submitted questions from clinical instructors, share scenarios from clinical coordinators, program directors, etc. 


3C     Journal Club

Discuss 2-3 recent and hot topic journal articles. Those who sign up for this session will receive articles a few weeks ahead of time to review. 


3D     Student Session (Students Only): First Year Student's Workshop – Professional Development 

Speakers: Robb Johnson, CCP and Ashley Risso, CCP

Traditional student sessions condensed into small workshops.


3E     Writing a Case Report

Speaker: Julie Wegner, PhD

Gain guidance creating JECT submissions and putting together a case report.

Session 4
11:25 AM - 12:20 PM
Hynes Convention Center

AATS Presidential Address: Ancora Imparo- Always Learning

Speaker: Thoralf M. Sundt, III, MD

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Hynes Convention Center

Lunch available in the Exhibit Hall C&D at the Hynes Convention Center

$10 Lunch Voucher is included in registration materials

Session 5
Breakout Workshops
(Pre-Registration Required)

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

5A     Chief Panel Discussion: You did WHAT?!

Speaker: Greg Mork, CCP

How to navigate the bizarre world of leadership and real life employee situations.  Human errors, personal problems in the workplace, legal obligations, etc. 


5B     Clinical Instruction (For Instructors Only)

Speaker: David C. Fitzgerald, CCP and Joe Sistino, PhD CCP

Discuss submitted questions from clinical instructors, share scenarios from clinical coordinators, program directors, etc.


5C     JECT Peer Review Workshop

Speaker: Julie Wegner, PhD

Introduction to the knowledge and skills required to develop a meaningful peer review. This workshop is aimed at individuals interested in becoming a peer reviewer or improving peer review skills. The workshop will provide an overview of the peer review process, the fundamental skills needed to be a peer reviewer, the mechanics of the Editorial manager software, and how to provide meaningful feedback on a manuscript. Time will be spent on the basic steps to reviewing a manuscript.


5D     Poster Session

Moderator: Craig Vocelka, CCP

Poster presenters will be on hand to give short presentations of their work. Q&A available. Posters will still be available for viewing throughout the conference.


5E     Student Session (Students Only): Second Year Student's Workshop – Welcome to Pump Life

Speakers: Robb Johnson, CCP and Ashley Risso, CCP

Traditional student sessions condensed into small workshops.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Hynes Convention Center

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall C&D at the Hynes Convention Center

Session 6
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Susan Englert, RN CCP CPBMT

Abstract 1
Abstract 2

Abstract 3
Abstract 4
Abstract 5
Discussion

5:15 PM

Annual Corporate Membership Meeting

TUESDAY, MAY 2

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Session 7
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM

AmSECT's Safety Committee: Readiness for TAVR Cases

Speakers: David C. Fitzgerald, CCP, James A. Reagor, MPS CCP FPP, Scott Snider, CCP LP, and Susan Englert, RN CCP CPBMT

Session 8
7:30 AM – 8:20 AM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Susan Englert, RN CCP CPBMT

Abstract 1
Abstract 2

Abstract 3
Discussion

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

10 Minute Break

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Award Presentations: Gibbon Award, Perfusionist of the Year, Award of Excellence

Awards presented by AmSECT President Kenneth Shann, CCP

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Hynes Convention Center

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall C&D at the Hynes Convention Center

Session 9
Breakout Workshops
(Pre-registration Required)

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

9A    Chief Panel Discussion: You did WHAT?!

Speaker: Greg Mork, CCP

How to navigate the bizarre world of leadership and real life employee situations.  Human errors, personal problems in the workplace, legal obligations, etc.


9B     Journal Club

Speakers: Alfred H. Stammers, MSA CCP CPBMT and Susan Englert, RN CCP CPBMT

Discuss 2-3 recent and hot topic journal articles. Those who sign up for this session will receive articles a few weeks ahead of time to review.


9C     Student Session (Students Only): ABCP Workshop 

Speaker: Ed Delaney, CCP ABCP President


9D     Perfusion Without Borders Workshop

Speakers: James A. Reagor, MPS CCP FPP and Scott Snider, CCP LP

Learn about AmSECT's Perfusion Without Borders, as well as discuss opportunities for mission trips. Q&A led by perfusionists who have experienced mission trips first hand!


9E     Supporting Practice with Standards and Guidelines

Speaker: Rob Baker, PhD CCP (Aus)

AmSECT’s Standards and Guidelines are designed to help perfusionists in their daily practice. In this workshop examples of how the Standards and Guidelines have been used by different groups to help support local practice. Objective: Provide examples of how S&G’s may be incorporated within a clinical practice will be discussed.

Session 10
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Greg Mork, CCP

Abstract 1
Abstract 2

Abstract 3
Abstract 4
Abstract 5
Discussion

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Hynes Convention Center

Lunch and AATS Poster Presentations in Exhibit Hall C&D at the Hynes Convention Center

$10 Lunch Voucher is included in registration materials

Session 11
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Craig Vocelka, CCP

Abstract 1
Abstract 2

Abstract 3
Discussion

Session 12
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

AmSECT for YOU

AmSECT Committee Updates and Volunteer Opportunities

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Hynes Convention Center

Coffee Break with Exhibitor Presentations in Exhibit Hall C&D at the Hynes Convention Center

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

ABCP Update

Speaker: Ed Delaney, CCP

Session 13
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Perfusion Without Borders: Scholarship Presentation

Perfusion Without Borders Scholarship Presented by AmSECT Treasurer Scott Snider, CCP LP

Cardiac missions work is one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding, of volunteer endeavors. It requires flexibility, patience, creativity, insight and experience. Each location is remarkably different and as such very little is predictable.  Often times volunteers are asked to work long hours in unfamiliar settings with less than ideal resources. Troubleshooting, the ability to improvise on the spot, and remaining prepared at all times for unforeseen events are natural skills of the perfusionist which will be challenged like never before in the setting of a cardiac surgical mission.

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Conference Awards

Conference Awards Presented by AmSECT President Kenneth Shann, CCP

5:15 PM

Adjourn AmSECT Content

AmSECT International Conference Co-Chairs Emily Saulitis Collins, CCP and Larissa Teresi, CCP thank you for attending.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

AmSECT attendees are welcome to the following AATS sessions:

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Simultaneous Sessions

9:35 AM – 9:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Simultaneous Video Sessions

11:30 AM

Meeting Adjourns

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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