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AmSECT Quality & Outcomes 2017 - The Continuum of Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient

October 18-21 • Hilton Portland Downtown • Portland, Oregon

Education Sponsored by Abbott

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Wednesday, October 18

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 1: Relevant Preoperative Facts and Figures

Moderator: Donald Likosky, PhD

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 2: Breakout Case Reports

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session 3: Readiness to Perform

Moderator: Robert Baker, PhD, CCP (Aust) 

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM 

Session 4: Breakout Case Reports

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM


Speaker Reception (by Invitation Only)  

Thursday, October 19

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM


Breakfast

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 5: Team Training – The Next Frontier of Improved Patient Outcomes

Moderator: Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP    

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Poster Session in Exhibit Hall

  • An Institutional Approach to Perfusion Education: An Escalating Need for High-Fidelity Simulation (Uriah Dudgeon)
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session 6: How Should we Measure Intraoperative Success?

Moderator: Robert Groom

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Presentation 

Enhancing Perfusion and Blood Conservation with CONNECT™ / GDP Monitor™

Speaker: Charles B. Yarnall BS, CCP, LP, Chief Perfusionist - Abington Memorial Hospital / Jefferson Health

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session 7: An Update from AmSECT and Oral Abstracts  

Moderator: Shahna Bronson, CCP

1:35 PM - 2:30 PM

Session 8: Breakout Sessions - Choose One

  • Rotating Stations – Heartmate & Heartware (Jwana Ibsies, MS CCP / Shahna Bronson CCP)
  • Rotating Stations – Impella, Centrimag, Tandem Heart (Robert Groom / Justin Sleasman, MS CCP)
  • PERForm Registry Interactive Session (Theron Paugh, BS, CCP / Donald Likosky, PhD)
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Quest Medical, Inc.

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Single Dose Microplegia in Complex Cardiac Surgery

Speaker: Richard Hayes

Booth #4

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 9: Dig Deep into Circulatory Arrest 

Moderator: Luc Puis, ECCP

4:35 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 10: Breakout Sessions - Choose One

  • Rotating Stations – Heartmate & Heartware (Jwana Ibsies, MS CCP / Shahna Bronson CCP)
  • Rotating Stations – Impella, Centrimag, Tandem Heart (Robert Groom / Justin Sleasman, MS CCP)
  • PERForm Registry Interactive Session (Theron Paugh, BS CCP / Donald Likosky, PhD)

Friday, October 20 

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 

Breakfast Session Sponsored by Legally Mine

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Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits and Lowering Taxes

Moderator: Dan McNeff

  • Correct structuring strategies to protect all assets (business and personal) from any lawsuits, from any direction
  • How through understanding your legal structuring you can lower your income tax and eliminate capital gains and estates taxes
  • The proper usage (individual and in strategic combination) of trusts, partnerships, and LLC's among other entities
  • Maintain the focus of their medical practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense
  • Teach you how to keep control of your career and all that you have worked for
8:45 AM - 10:20 AM

Session 11: The Continuum of Care (and Keynote Address) 

Moderator: Jane Ottens, CCP (Aust)

10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Poster Session in Exhibit Hall

  • The Choice of Arterial Pump – Does it Matter? (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
11:05 AM - 1:00 PM 

Session 12: The Post-Operative Cardiac Surgery Patient 

Moderator: Jwana Ibsies, MS, CCP

2:05 PM - 3:25 PM

Session 13: Post-Operative Metric Tracking 

Moderator: David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 

Session 14: Fireside Chats - Choose One

4:15 PM - 5:40 PM

Session 15: When Things Go Bad - The Aftermath

Moderator: Justin Sleasman, CCP MS

Saturday, October 21 (Choose a track from below)

Track #1

Perioperative Blood Management Review

The material presented in this track will be useful for all conference attendees, with special attention given to preparation to those participating in the “Perioperative Blood Management Specialist” certification exam to follow.  The review session is free to conference attendees and to anyone taking the certification exam immediately to follow.  There is a $200 fee for anyone taking the certification exam.

7:30 AM – 7:50 AM – Coffee, Juice, Bagels

7:50 AM – 8:00 AM – Introduction to Review Course (Keith Samolyk, BS, CCP)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Blood Component Review (Keith Samolyk, BS, CCP)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Coagulation Review (David Pearman)

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM – Break

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM – Auto-Transfusion Review (John G. Rivera, Sr)

9:45 AM– 10:15 AM – Data Collection Practices (Jeffrey Riley, MHPE, CCP)

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM – Panel Discussion and Q&A

Track #2


ECMO: Fundamentals of Circuitry and Patient Management 

This ECMO course will feature both lectures and hands-on simulation of ECMO. Learners will gain an understanding of contemporary ECMO circuitry and practice.  This course may be attended by full conference registrants for free, and a single-day registration will be available for those wishing to attend only this session.  Single day registration is $175.

7:00 AM – 7:15 AM - Grab Your Breakfast

7:15 AM – 7:20 AM– Welcome and Introduction (Cory Alwardt)

7:20 AM – 8:10 AM – Basic Physiology of VA and VV ECMO (Thomas Brogan)

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

  • Group 1 – Lecture: Basics of ECMO Circuits (Kevin Charette)
  • Group 2 – Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM – Break

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM – Cannulation – Which Technique is Best? (Don Thomas)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Group 1 – Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)
  • Group 2 – Lecture: Basics of ECMO Circuits (Kevin Charette)

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM - Updates in Anticoagulation for ECMO (Bill DeBois)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM - Lunch Presentation

  • How to Build and Manage an ECMO Program from Scratch (Robert Longenecker)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  • Group 1 - Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)
  • Group 2 - Lecture: ECMO Indications and Patient Selection (Thomas Brogan) 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Question and Answer / Wrap-Up

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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