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Virtual Conference Information & Agenda 

Unable to join us in person for the AmSECT 57th International Conference? Get the content you need to help improve your practice by registering for the Virtual Conference today! 

Virtual Conference Registration

AmSECT Members: $400
Non-Members: $550
Perfusion Training Programs: $200*

Single Day Virtual Conference Registration: Friday or Saturday
AmSECT Members: $200
Non-Members: $275

Single Day Virtual Conference Registration: Sunday
AmSECT Members: $100
Non-Members: $150

Please note: you will need to log in to your AmSECT account to register for the virtual conference and to receive the member rate, if applicable. If you do not have an account, create a guest account by clicking here.

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Register for the Friday VIRTUAL Conference Sessions Today

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Register for the Sunday VIRTUAL Conference Sessions Today

After your registration has been processed, you will receive instructions for accessing the virtual conference automatically. If you do not receive these instructions, please email amsect@amsect.org for assistance.  

*Active Perfusion Training Programs are eligible to register for the Virtual Conference at a discounted rate to allow for your classrooms to live stream the conference content. Perfusion Training Program registration includes access to all the sessions outlined below and the ability for one faculty member to claim ABCP credit for participation in the live stream event. Students are not eligible for ABCP credits. To register your program, contact kmaude@amsect.org for additional details or an invoice. 

CEU Approval 

The AmSECT International Conference activities have been approved for both SDCEs and Category 1 CEUs. Please see below for a breakdown of the credits offered in conjunction with the event: 

  • AmSECTU Flipped Classroom Pre-Work: 7 Self-Directed Continuing Education Credits (SDCEs)*

The AmSECT Meeting has been approved by ABCP to offer the following Category 1 CEU credits for the virtual conference:

  • Friday: 8.1
  • Saturday: 9.9
  • Sunday: 4.0

Virtual Conference - Up to 22 ABCP Category 1 CEUs + 7 SDCEs

Virtual Conference Agenda

Note: virtual conference attendees may choose which session to attend when multiple sessions are available. 

AmSECT U Flipped Classroom Pre-Work

As an attendee of the 57th International Conference, we are excited to let you know that AmSECT has been approved to offer 7 additional self-directed continuing education credits (SDCEs).

These credits can be earned through completion of online Flipped Classroom courses that focus on trending topics and are intended to serve as pre-work in preparation for the International Conference. Courses include:

  • Goal Directed Therapy in Critical Care
  • Is it Time for Goal-Directed Therapy in Perfusion
  • Is Timing Everything
  • Variance in Therapy and Registry Variables
  • The Goal Directed Perfusion Trial in Cardiac Surgery
  • AmSECT Adult Standards and Guidelines
  • AmSECT Pediatric Standards and Guidelines

Registered attendees will receive an email with login credentials and instructions directly from AmSECT University. Once you login, go to the "College of Education" section, select "Flipped Classroom Prep Classes", then click on the class you want to take.


PLEASE NOTE: All times are displayed in Central Time. To convert central time into your time zone, click here. 


      General Conference

            Pediatric & Congenital Meeting      

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM CT  Conference Welcome
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM CT  Presidential Address
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CT

Flipped Classroom: Standards and Guidelines Update

Standards and Guidelines 101 (8:30-8:40am) - Shahna Helmick, CCP
Perfusion Standards and Guidelines (8:40-8:55am) - Shahna Helmick, CCP
Paediatric Perfusion Standards and Guidelines (8:55-9:10am) - Ron Angona, MS, CCP, FPP
Discussion (9:10-9:30am)

9:45 AM - 12:30 PM CT

ECMO Technical Fine Points

CAVH on ECMO (9:45-10:05amClarke Thuys, CCP
Going out on a limb (10:05-10:25am)  Bill DeBois, MBA, CCP 
Cardiac Decompression (10:25-10:45amAshish Shah, MD
Break (10:45-11:00am)
Inefficiences of VV ECMO: Why is the Satuation Low? (11:00-11:20am) Matthew Warhoover, MSP, MMHC, CCP
Harlequin Syndrome (11:20-11:40amCory Alwardt, PhD, CCP
Anti-Coagulation Strategies (11:40-12:00pm) Jeff Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP, PBMS, LP
Panel for discussion (12:00-12:30pm)

Congenital Technical Fine Points

How I…. RAP (a small baby) (9:45-10:05amDaniel Gomez, MT, CCP, FPP
How I…. Exit to ECMO (10:05-10:25am)  Joseph Timpa, CCP, FFP
How I…. Teach Pediatrics: Trends and observations from a clinical instructor (10:25-10:45am) Kerry Fair
Break (10:45-11:00am)
How I…. Use Nitric Oxide on CPB (11:00-11:20amClarke Thuys, CCP
How I…. Do ABO incompatible transplants (11:20-11:40am)  Ashley Hodge, MBA, CCP, FPP
How I…. Use DO2 to guide my pediatric perfusion practice (11:40-12:00pmJim Reagor, MPS, CCP, FPP
Panel for discussion (12:00-12:30pm)

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM CT Industry Lunch Presentation
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM CT Break (NO LIVE STREAM)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CT Special Lecture: Ethics in the Workplace - Joyce Wahr, MD
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM CT Perfusion without Borders/Awards/Business Meeting 


PLEASE NOTE: All times are displayed in Central Time. To convert central time into your time zone, click here. 


General Conference 

Pediatric & Congenital Meeting

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  CT                   

Industry Breakfast Presentation

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM CT

Scientific Oral Abstract Sessions

To view the oral abstracts selected for presentation at the International Conference, click here. Sessions will run concurrently.

Pediatric Perfusion Survey & Topics in Coagulation
Pediatric Perfusion Survey Results Presentation - Bob Groom, CCP, FPP
Use of PCCs post-CPB - Alexander Hughes, MD
Use of ATIII supplementation with regard to HDR/slope - Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, FPP, CPBMT
Heparin alternatives in pediatric perfusion - Ashley Hodge, MBA, CCP, FPP

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM CT


10:30 AM - 12:15 PM CT

Flipped Classroom: Strategic-Directed Perfusion: Focused to improve outcomes 

Strategic-Directed Perfusion: Current status (10:30-10:45am) - Rob Baker, PhD, CCP
Challenges to adopting a goal directed perfusion paradigm (10:45-11:00am) - David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP
How to run a PDSA QI change project? (11:00-11:15am)    - Donny Likosky, PhD
Adopting change in a large centre (11:15-11:30am)   - Nicholas Mellas, CCP
Adopting change in a community practice (11:30-11:45am) - Mark Martin, CCP

Discussion (11:45am-12:15pm)

Multidisciplinary Session
The Role of ECHO - Future Advancements in Pediatric Cardiac Diagnostics (10:30-10:50am) - David Parra, MD
Continuous and Pulsatile Flow VAD’s in Pediatrics (10:50-11:10am) - Bret Mettler, MD 
Post CPB Challenges in Pediatrics in the Intensive Care Unit (11:10-11:30am) - Andrew Smith, MD
Leadership in Pediatric Perfusion (11:30-11:50am) - Tami Rosenthal, CCP, MBA, FPP
Panel for Discussion (11:50-12:15pm)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT   Legends Luncheon
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM CT  Break (NO LIVESTREAM)
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM CT

Adult & Pediatric Perfusion Session: The Conundrum of Ultrafiltration

Physiology and Pathophysiology of Ultrafiltration (2:15-2:35pm) - Michael Manning, MD, PhD
Controversies of Pediatric Modified Ultrafiltration (2:35-2:50pm) - Bharat Datt, MSc, CCP, CPC, FFP 
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (2:50-3:05pm) - Michael Manning, MD, PhD
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (3:05-3:20pm) - Al Stammers, MSA, CCP
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (3:20-3:35pm) - Donny Likosky, PhD
Discussion (3:35-4:00pm)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT Industry Symposium Presentation 


PLEASE NOTE: All times are displayed in Central Time. Additionally, don't forget to adjust your clock for daylight savings on Sunday morning. To convert central time into your time zone, click here. 


General Conference

Pediatric & Congenital Meeting

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM CT         


8:15 AM - 10:00 AM CT

Documentation, Research, and the Future

Controversies in Pediatric Perfusion
Optimal administration of Del Nido Cardioplegia (common mistakes) (8:25-8:45am) - Richard Ginther, Jr., CCP, FPP
Is Del Nido the right way to go? (8:45-9:05am) - Clarke Thuys, CCP
Comprehensive Neuro Monitoring (9:05-9:25am) - John Miller, CCP
VAVD - yes/no? (9:25-9:45am) - Tami Rosenthal, CCP, MBA, FPP
Panel discussion (9:45-10:00am)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM CT


10:15 AM - 12:00 PM CT Hot Topics
Risks and benefits of off-label product usage in perfusion (10:15-10:30am) - Jeff Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP, PBMS, LP
HIPEC: an overview and clinician exposure risk (10:30-10:45am
Del Nido Cardioplegia in adults (10:45-11:00am) - Seenu Reddy, MD
The latest on heater cooler devices and infection risk (11:00-11:15am) - Al Stammers, MSA, CCP
Panel discussion (11:15-11:30am)
Perfusion pet peeves moderated discussion (11:30-12:00pm) - Richard Ginther, Jr., CCP, FPP

Blood Management
Blood Banking and Pediatric Perfusion (age of blood, directed donor, irradiation) (10:15-10:45am) - Alecia Solomon
Trends in Bloodless management (JW, Fontan, optimal transfusion triggers single vs. BiV) (10:45-11:15am) - Bharat Datt, MSc, CCP, CPC, FFP
Optimization of neonatal prime (steroids, hyper/hyponatremia, COP, lactate) (11:15-11:45am) - Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, FPP, CPBMT
Panel (11:45-12:00pm)


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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