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:

 

 

Survival Guide: Your First Night on Call
11:45 AM - 4:00 PM 

Course Chairs: Edward Chen, Emory University & Malcolm M. DeCamp, Jr., Northwestern

Memorial HospitalDesigned to present early trainees and the surgical team with common clinical scenarios which they may encounter, with the emphasis being on problem-solving and communication rather than standard lectures.  The course will be comprised of eight hands-on stations located in two separate rooms. Participants will be split into groups of 10-15 and each group will spend 20-25 minutes at each station learning how to recognize, assess, and manage common post-operative complications and issues and well as develop skills for transferring this knowledge to other members of the team.

Stations Include:

ECHO Reading/Cath
Jeffrey G. Gaca, Duke University

Acute Chest Pain
Bradley G. Leshnower, Emory University

Respiratory Failure
David D. Odell, Northwestern University

VAD
Leora B. Balsam, New York University

Basic Perfusion Concepts
Ed Darling, Upstate Medical University
Uriah J. Dudgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital

Thoracic
Malcolm M. DeCamp, Jr., Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Pacemaker
Glenn J. Whitman, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Low Cardiac Output
Michael Halkos, Emory University

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:

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 - Wednesday, May 3

AATS Schedule  
Simultaneous Courses

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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, M Div, CCP

Moderators: Emily Saulitis and Larissa Teresi 

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, M Div, CCP

Emerging Perfusion Strategies: Prevention of Cardiac Surgery Associated AKI
7:45 AM - 8:03
Speaker: Viachaslau Barodka, MD

The Association Between Intraoperative Glycaemic Change
8:04 AM - 8:22 AM
Speaker: Robert A. Baker, PhD, CCP (Aus)

Does the Type of Cardioplegia Solution Effect Intraoperative Glucose Levels?
8:23 AM - 8:41 AM
Speaker: Linda B. Mongero

Does the Use of Ultrafiltration Increase the Risk of Post-Operative Acute Kidney Injury? - A Multi-Center Analysis  
8:42 AM - 9:00 AM 
Speaker: Gordon R. DeFoe

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

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall and Exhibit Hall Presentations with AATS

Session 3
Breakout Workshops
(Pre-Registration Required)

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

3A     Chief Panel Discussion: You did WHAT?!

Speaker: Greg Mork, CCP

Not only is the world rapidly changing but so is the workplace.  The responsibility for employee performance rests squarely on the shoulders of the manager and in a changing workplace environment the manager will be confronted with many challenging scenarios.  It is the goal of this session to present as many unique scenarios as possible giving the attendees the opportunity to participate in navigating through these often challenging situations.  The ultimate goal is present and practice methods proven to achieve the most out of your staff.


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     Don't Believe Everything You Read: How to Tell Science from Fiction in Perfusion Publications

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

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

The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview on how to write a case report. The bullets below highlight topics that we will cover in the workshop:

  • Why write a case report or case series?
  • What constitutes a case(s) worthy of reporting?
  • How to write a case report 
  • How to submit a case report to JECT

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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

Not only is the world rapidly changing but so is the workplace.  The responsibility for employee performance rests squarely on the shoulders of the manager and in a changing workplace environment the manager will be confronted with many challenging scenarios.  It is the goal of this session to present as many unique scenarios as possible giving the attendees the opportunity to participate in navigating through these often challenging situations.  The ultimate goal is present and practice methods proven to achieve the most out of your staff. 


5B     Clinical Instruction (For Instructors Only)

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

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


5C     JECT Peer Review Workshop

Speaker: Julie Wegner, PhD and Alfred H. Stammers, CCP

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.

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5D     Poster Session - Click Here to View Presenters 

Moderator: Craig Vocelka, M Div, 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 (1st years welcome)

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 and Exhibit Hall Presentations with AATS

Session 6
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Kenneth Shann, CCP

TEG-Directed Transfusion in Complex Cardiac Surgery: Impact on Blood Product Usage
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM 
Speaker: Michael Moront, MD

Blood and Blood Product Conservation: Results of Strategies to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Open Heart Surgery Patients at a Tertiary Hospital
4:16 PM - 4:31 PM
Speaker: Junaid H. Khan

The Influence of Intraoperative Autotransfusion on Postoperative Hematocrit Following Cardiac Surgery
4:32 PM - 4:47 PM 
Speaker: Andrew J. Stasko

Can low Preoperative Albumin Levels Predict Heparin Resistance? An Observational Analysis of Two Large Hospital Centers
4:48 PM - 5:03 PM
Speaker: Erin M. Friesenborg

Does the Type of Cardioplegic Technique Influence Hemodilution and Transfusion Requirements in Adult Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
5:04 PM - 5:19 PM
Speaker: Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CCP, CPBMT

5:15 PM

Annual Corporate 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, MHA CCP, James A. Reagor, CCP, Scott Snider, CCP and Susan Englert, RN, CCP, CPBMT

Session 8
7:30 AM – 8:20 AM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Susan Englert, RN, CCP, CPBMT

R-Oxy-LVAD: A Novel Minimally Invasive Off Pump Method for Central Oxygenation with Biventricular Decompression
7:30 AM - 7:46 AM 
Speaker: Benjamin Alouidor, Student

A High Fidelity Surgical Model and Perfusion Simulator Used to Demonstrate ECLS Cannulations, Initiation and Stabilization: Our Experience Developing This Educational Model
7:47 AM - 8:03 AM
Speaker: David Palmer, Ed.D., CCP

Influence of Oxygen Delivery on Acute Kidney Injury and Survival: A Multicentre Propensity Matched Analysis
8:04 AM - 8:20 AM 
Speaker: Robert A. Baker, PhD, CCP (Aus)

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

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 the Exhibit Hall and Exhibit Hall Presentations with AATS

Improving Blood Management and Patient Care: The Toledo Experience

Sponsored by Haemonetics Corporation located in Booth 1204

Speaker: Michael Moront, MD, ProMedica Toledo Hospital

Session 9
Breakout Workshops
(Pre-registration Required)

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

9A    Chief Panel Discussion: You did WHAT?!

Speaker: Greg Mork, CCP

Not only is the world rapidly changing but so is the workplace.  The responsibility for employee performance rests squarely on the shoulders of the manager and in a changing workplace environment the manager will be confronted with many challenging scenarios.  It is the goal of this session to present as many unique scenarios as possible giving the attendees the opportunity to participate in navigating through these often challenging situations.  The ultimate goal is present and practice methods proven to achieve the most out of your staff.


9B     Journal Club

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

Discussion of 2 - 3 recent 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: Edward R. DeLaney, MS, MBA, LP, CCP, ABCP President

The learning objective of this workshop is for perfusion students to obtain knowledge about American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) credentialing through open discussion regarding the ABCP certification processes with emphasis on the certification examinations.
The presentation will outline the credentialing process for current perfusion students. The discussion will give the students an open forum in a safe environment to ask questions pertaining to the role of ABCP examination development and the Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) credential.


9D     Perfusion Without Borders Workshop

Speakers: William (Scott) Snider, CCP and James A. Reagor, CCP

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: Robert A. Baker, PhD, CCP (Aus), Shahna Bronson, Timothy Dickenson, and Donny Likosky

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. 

Session 10
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Greg Mork, CCP

Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support for Stage IV Lung Injury: A Case Report
11:45 AM - 11:57 AM 
Speaker: John St. Onge, CCP

To Purge or Not to Purge?
11:58 AM - 12:10 PM 
Speaker: Juan De Villers

Is Conventional Bypass for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery a Misnomer?
12:11 PM - 12:23 PM 
Speaker: Donald S. Likosky, PhD

Have You Effectively De-Aired Your Changed-Out Oxygenator?
12:24 PM - 12:36 PM 
Speaker: Jing Hou

Oxy-LVAD Provides Multisystem Organ Recovery in Acute Biventricular Cardiogenic Shock
12:37 PM - 12:49 PM 
Speaker: Nicholas Hirsch

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

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall/AATS Poster Presentations

$10 Lunch Voucher is included in Registration Materials

Session 11
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Scientific Sessions

Moderator: Craig Vocelka, M Div, CCP

Tumescent Infusion for Burn Excision and Split Thickness Skin Grafting: An Atypical Role for Perfusionists That Contributes Towards Improving Outcomes for Burn Victims
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM 
Speaker: Thanh Huynh

Case Study: Remote ECMO Patient Monitoring
2:16 PM - 2:31 PM 
Speaker: Emily Thunstorm, CCP

An Evacuation System to Scavenge Heater Cooler Fan Exhaust
2:32 PM - 2:47 PM
Speaker: Tyler Kelting

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 in the Exhibit Hall and Exhibit Hall Presentations with AATS

Improving Blood Management and Patient Care: The Toledo Experience

Sponsored by Haemonetics Corporation located in Booth 1204

Speaker: Michael Moront, MD, ProMedica Toledo Hospital

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

ABCP Update

Speaker: Edward R. DeLaney, MS, MBA, LP, CCP, ABCP President

The presentation will report a few brief updates regarding the recent changes to the CCP credential and the work that has been accomplished over the last year. The presentation will review collaboration with the ABCP Liaison Panel and the analysis of the 2016 survey questions that were part of the recertification process and submitted for publication in the Journal of Extracorporeal Technology. The 12 survey questions covered the topics of gender, age, education levels, years of clinical experience, annual clinical activity exposure, high fidelity simulation experience, recertification requirement satisfaction and professional activity requirement contentment. 

Session 13
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Perfusion Without Borders: Scholarship Presentation

Speaker: Erin Friesenborg

Perfusion Without Borders Scholarship Presented by AmSECT Treasurer William (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 - 5:20 PM

Adjourn AmSECT 55th International Conference

AmSECT International Conference Co-Chairs Emily Saulitis Collins, MHA, CCP and Larissa Teresi, MS, 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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