On Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, AmSECT will conduct parallel sessions during the didactic portion of the program with AATS; AmSECT will hold regular conference programming on Monday and Tuesday. 

Saturday, April 28


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Simultaneous Courses 

In Conjunction with AATS

 Sunday, April 29


8:00 AM - 9:45 AM 

Quality Improvement Workshop:

Topics will include leveraging guidelines, leveraging registry data, optimizing team communication, and preparing for Joint Commission

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 

Break 

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM 

Minimally Invasive Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Why/How

Pitfalls/Barriers

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Legends Lunches

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 

Business Meeting and Awards

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM 

AATS/AmSECT Welcome Reception

 Monday, April 30

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Sponsored Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

President's Address 

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM 

Update on Standards and Guidelines

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM 

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 

Poster Presentations 

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 

Update on AmSECT MCS 

Standards and Guidelines 
Strengthening your VAD Program
Obtaining JC DS 
Challenges in Anticoagulation during MCS 

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM 

Break in Exhibit Hall 

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 

Breakout Meetings:

Various Breakout and Committee Meetings

 Tuesday, May 1

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Sponsored Breakfast 

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Abstract Presentations 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM 

Break in Exhibit Hall 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

PTSD Collateral Damage 

Burn Out 

Manpower Survey Results/Implications

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM 

Invited Guest Speaker

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

Lunch in Exhibit Hall 

Poster Presentations 

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM 

Conference Awards 

Best Papers 2017
PWOB 

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 

Breakout Meetings: 

Various Breakout and Committee Meetings

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 

Break in Exhibit Hall 

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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