58th International Conference Agenda

Evaluation | Virtual Conference Evaluation  

Please see below for an overview of the AmSECT 58th International Conference agenda. Please note that sessions and topics are subject to change. 

Continuing Education Credits:
AmSECT has been approved to offer up to 31.7 CEUs for the International Conference and Pre-conference Workshops* combined. Please see below for a credit breakdown for each day of the event: 

Thursday, March 5 (Pre-Conference Workshops*): Up to 8.4 Category 1 CEUs
Friday, March 6: Up to 10.1 Category 1 CEUs
Saturday, March 7: Up to 9.3 Category 1 CEUs
Sunday, March 6: Up to 3.9 Category 1 CEUs

*Additional fees apply for Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

Virtual Conference Attendees: The AmSECT Virtual Conference will include all sessions in the General and Pediatric Session Rooms throughout the main conference, March 6-8. The Pre-Conference Workshops will not be broadcast. The Virtual Conference has been approved for up to 23.3 CEUs, with the breakdown as follows:

Friday, March 6: Up to 10.1 Category 1 CEUs
Saturday, March 7: Up to 9.3 Category 1 CEUs
Sunday, March 6: Up to 3.9 Category 1 CEUs

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 - Pre-Conference Workshops

Please note that pre-conference workshops are subject to separate registration fees. 

TIME     

Pre-Conference Workshops

8:00 AM- 11:30 AM

ECMO Program Management*


The goal of this session is to provide an overview of the program management of both low volume and large volume ECMO centers. Included will be an analysis of planning the program design and implementation of a new ECMO service in a community hospital, managing a large volume service in an institutional hospital, quality control and improvement measures, competency review processes for team members, and discussion surrounding what makes an ECMO team excel.  This will be a workshop with ample opportunity for interaction between the faculty and participants.

Faculty:

Robert Longenecker, CCT LCP CCP PBMS 

James Beck, CCP

Linda Mongero, CCP

Chrysta Terenzi Maenhout, CCP

Perfusion Administration Skills Symposium (PASS)*

This symposium will focus on crucial administrative skills necessary for managing a perfusion program.  The session will include topics such as policy and procedure writing, adherence to standards and guidelines, and monitoring quality measures.  Attendance is encouraged for lead perfusionists and staff perfusionists with an interest in improving their team’s organization and quality.

Faculty:

Robert Groom, CCP FPP

Shahna Helmick, CCP

Blood Management Workshop*

 This workshop will focus on reviewing the newest research in optimizing blood management as clinical practice guidelines for both pediatric and adult cardiac procedures requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Learning objectives include; integrating various perfusion adequacy indicators that relevant to blood transfusion and blood conservation, reviewing algorithmic-proportionate approach of blood products administration (RBC, platelets, plasma derived factor concentrates) during and post CPB and the role of perfusionist in preserving an ideal perfusate composition at different phases of CPB. Attendees will get an opportunity to learn from lectures and interaction between the faculty and participants.

Faculty:

Isaac Chinnappan, MS CCP LCP FPP CPBMT CPBMS

Jeff Riley, MHPE CCT CCP PBMS LP

Al Stammers, MSA PBMS CCP (Emeritus)

11:30 AM- 12:30 PM Break (On Own)
12:30 PM- 2:30 PM

ECMO Specialist Exam
Review Course

The Adult Certified ECMO Specialist© (CES-A) certification exam is a new exam that recognizes mastery of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the adult CES job description. The exam is intended for RNs, RRTs, CCPs, and other non-MD specialists monitoring adult ECMO procedures and circuits. This review course will address key topics covered on the exam. Interested and eligible applicants will then be able to sit for the exam. 

Faculty:

Jeff Riley, MHPE CCT CCP PBMS LP

Thomas Preston, RRT CCT CCP FPP

Bruce Searles, MS CCP LP

Electronic Data Collection Systems in Perfusion*
(12:30 pm - 4:00 pm)
This workshop will focus on the basic language of healthcare information technology, options available for electronic perfusion charting systems, and how to incorporate such a system within your program.  Attendees will also learn about how to leverage data collected to standardize performance, reduce unwanted variance, improve quality, and enhance outcomes.

Faculty:

Cory Alwardt, PhD CCP

Al Stammers, MSA PBMS CCP (Emeritus)

Ashley Hodge, MBA CCP FPP

2:30 PM-
3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM-
4:00 PM

ECMO Specialist Exam
(3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

PBMS Exam
(3:00 pm - 6:00 pm) 

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

             Time                            

General Conference

Pediatric & Congenital Conference

7:30 AM- 8:00 AM

Welcome and President's Address
Welcome:
Robert Longenecker, CCT LCP CCP PBMS
President's Address: William J. DeBois, MBA CCP

8:00 AM- 9:00 AM

ECMO:

Moderators: Robert Longenecker, CCT LCP CCP PBMS and Linda Mongero, CCP

8:00-8:15 am -Oxygen Delivery on VA ECMO: Does White and Gray Matter?, Steven Trottier, MD

8:15-8:30 am - Importance of Lactate Levels during ECMO, Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP

8:30 -8:45 am - Class D Heart Failure: Considerations of Advanced Therapies, Faraz Masood, MD

8:45 - 9:00 am - Q&A

9:00 AM- 9:30 AM

Gibbon Award Presentation

9:30 AM-9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM- 10:45 AM

Scientific Abstract Presentations

Moderators: David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP and Laura Dell'Aiera, MS CCP

9:45-9:57 - The Association of Low Oxygen Delivery during Cardiopulmonary Bypass on Delirium, George Justison, BS CCP

9:57-10:09 am - Does the Use of Zero-Balance Ultrafiltration during Cardiopulmonary Bypass Affect Urine Output, Al Stammers, MSA PBMS CCP (Emeritus)

10:09-10:21 am - Bridge to Heart Lung Block Transplant with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation - Case Report, Chloe Choi, MS CCP

10:21-10:33 am - Veno-Arterial ECMO for Acute Right Heart Failure from Vaping-Induced Lung Injury, Robert Longenecker, CCT LCP CCP PBMS 

10:33-10:45 am - Development of the Adult ECMO Specialist Certification Exam, Jeff Riley, MHPE CCT CCP PBMS LP

Pediatric & Congenital Scientific Abstract Presentations

 Moderators: Dafne Chianella, CCP FPP and Isaac Chinnappan, MS CCP LCP FPP CPBMT CPBMS

9:45-9:57 - Voice and Dignity, Hallmarks of a Collaborative Team, Bharat Datt, MSc CCP CPC FPP

9:57-10:09 am - The Beginnings of Pediatric Perfusion, Joe Sistino, PhD CCP FPP

10:09-10:21 am - Developing an In-House ECMO Program from Scratch - Texas Children’s Hospital Experience, Mary Claire McGarry, BS RRT CCP FPP

10:21-10:33 am - ABSTRACT: Benchtop Evaluation of Flow Distribution in Multi Region Perfusion, Travis Siffring, MS CCP FPP

10:33 - 10:45 am - ABSTRACT: Evaluation of Postoperative Ventricular Function in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery with del Nido Cardioplegia, Alyssa Urso and David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP

10:45 PM- 11:45 AM

Neuroprotective Strategies in Adults

Moderators: David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP and Laura Dell'Aiera, MS CCP

10:45-11:00 am - Neuroprotection during Cardiac Surgery, Strategies, Mohammed Helwani, MD

11:00 - 11:15 am - Efficacy of Retrograde Cerebral Perfusion during Aortic Arch Surgery, William DeBois, MBA CCP

11:15-11:30 am - Developing Guidelines to Improve Patient Care, Robert Baker, PhD CCP

11:30 - 11:45 am - Discussion

Neuroprotective Strategies in Pediatrics

Moderators: Tami Rosenthal, MBA CCP FPP and Molly Dreher, CCP FPP

10:45-11:05 am - Intraoperative Neuromonitoring - Perfusion Considerations and Interventions, John Miller, CCP

11:05-11:25 am - Neuroprotective Strategies in Neonates and Children, Andrew Fiore, MD

11:25 - 11:45 am - Optimizing Biochemical Variables and Physiological Matrices during CPB - pH-stat Strategy in Neonates and Infants, Isaac Chinnappan, MS CCP LCP FPP CPBMT CPBMS

11:45 AM-
1:00 PM

LivaNova
Sponsored Lunch Presentation: Discovering More Ways to Cheat Death

Speakers: Dr. Karl Kern, Co-Director at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, and his patient, Brian Duffield

Legally Mine
Sponsored Lunch Presentation: 


Keys to Lawsuit Prevention, Medical License Protection & Tax Savings: Art McOmber

1:00 PM- 3:15 PM

ICEBP Symposium

Moderator: Robert Baker, PhD CCP

Talk 1: Safety Stories in the Operating Room1
Moderator:
 Robert Baker, PhD CCP
1:05-1:20 pm - Developing a High-Reliability System in a Small Perfusion Practice, Shahna Helmick, CCP

1:20-1:30 pm - Developing a High-Reliability System in a Large Perfusion Practice, Timothy Dickinson, MS CCP

Talk 2: Centers of Excellence - A Roadmap for Advancing Perfusion Quality2
Moderator: Robert Baker, PhD CCP
1:30-1:45 pm - Development of the AmSECT Pillar Award, a Center of Excellence Designation, William Scott Snider, CCP LP

1:45-1:55 pm - Anticipated Benefits & Challenges of a COE Program, David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP

1:55-2:15 pm - Panel Discussion: Shahna Bronson, CCP, Timothy Dickinson, MS CCP, William Scott Snider, CCP LP, David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP

Talk 3: Debate - Translating Randomized Trials into Your Clinical Practice3
Moderator: Donald Likosky, PhD

2:15-2:45 pm - DEBATE: Translating the RTC into Clinical Practice

  • GIFT Trial: Pro: TBD; Con, TBD
  • TRICS-III Trial: Pro: TBD; Con, TBD

2:45-3:15 pm - Panel Discussion: Shahna Helmick, CCP, Timothy Dickinson, MS CCP, William Scott Snider, CCP LP, David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP, Robert Baker, PhD CCP

Safety, Standards, and Guidelines
for Pediatric & Congenital Perfusion

Moderators: Ashley Hodge, MBA CCP FPP & Renee Axdorff-Dickey, MBA CCP

1:00-1:30 pm - Pediatric Standards and Guidelines: Update, Ashley Hodge, MBA CCP FPP

1:30-2:00 pm - Safety & Anesthesia Considerations, Anshuman Sharma, MD

2:00-2:30 pm - Safety, Pirooz Eghtesady, MD PhD

2:30-3:15 pm - Open Discussion/Q&A

3:15 PM- 3:45 PM  Break with Exhibitors
3:45 PM-
4:45 PM

Scientific Abstract Presentations

Moderators: Robert Groom, CCP FPP and Tyler Kelting, CCP

3:45-3:57 pm - 2019 EACTS/EACTA/EBCP Guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Luc Puis, ECCP

3:57-4:09 pm - Assessing Quality Relative to Goal-Directed Perfusion, John St. Onge, CCP

4:09-4:21 pm - Is Obesity a Risk Factor for Acute Kidney Injury with Goal-Directed Perfusion? A Retrospective Review, Brianna Wiscount

4:21-4:33 pm - The Goal-Directed Perfusion Respiratory Profile during Cardiopulmonary Bypass in the Obese Patient, George Justison, BS CCP

4:33-4:45 pm - Metabolic Nadirs and O2ERi Role during CPB, Ignazio Condello, PhD

Pediatric & Congenital Scientific Abstract Presentations

Moderators: Alex Gum, MS CCP and Sean Clingan, MS CCP

3:45-3:57 pm - STAR: Sustained Total All Region Perfusion for Arch Repair, Travis Siffring, MS CCP FPP

3:57-4:09 pm - Impella Use in a 16yo Fontan Patient, Dafne Chianella, CCP FPP

4:09-4:21 pm - ABSTRACT: A High Fidelity Vascular Access Pad Used for Demonstration and Training with the Avalon Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Catheter, David Palmer, EdD CCP

4:21-4:33 pm - ABSTRACT: Cardiopulmonary Bypass Techniques for RV Dependent Coronary Circulation: A Case Report, Justin Hong

4:33-4:45 pm - ABSTRACT: Bridge to Transplant for Right Heart Failure with a Protek Duo Cannula in a 12 Year Old, Melissa Sindelar, CCP

4:45 PM- 5:30 PM

Salaries, Vacancies, & Turnover
Challenges in Perfusion - Panel Discussion

Moderator: Cory Alwardt, PhD CCP

Panelists: Tami Rosenthal, MBA CCP FPP; Sean Murtha, CCP;  Timothy Dickinson, MS CCP; Jim Reagor, MPS CCP FPP

Adult Perfusion
Registry Breakout4

Moderator: Donald Likosky, PhD

Pediatric & Congenital Case Reports 

Moderators: Mark Shepard, MHA RN CCP and Justin Sleasman, MS CCP FPP

4:45-4:56 pm - The Stanford ECMO Experience, Samantha Grace Kollmann, CCP MS

4:56-5:17 pm - Systemic Cardioplegia, Sean Clingan, MS CCP

5:17-5:28 pm - MUSC's Experience with Heart/Liver Transplantation, Dafne Chianella, CCP FPP

5:28-5:40 pm - ABSTRACT: Surgical Aortic Arch, Ventricular Septal Defect, and Atrial Septal Defect Repair on a Pygopagus Conjoined Twin Using
Simultaneous Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation - Case Report, John Kernan

5:30 PM- 7:15 PM Manufacturer's Reception
7:30 PM-10:30 PM

The Music City Social

Sponsored by SpecialtyCare

1: ICEBP Symposium Talk 1 Safety Stories in the Operating Room Learning Objective: These 2 talks would focus on advancing high-reliability approaches within perfusion care. The challenges facing different types of programs will be addressed.
2: ICEBP Symposium Talk 2: Centers of Excellence – A Proposed Roadmap for Advancing Perfusion Quality Learning Objective: The talks would focus on the rationale for AmSECT’s Pillar Award, a Center of Excellence designation, and its intended role to advance quality.
3: ICEBP Symposium Talk 3: Debate: Translating Randomized Trials into Your Clinical Practice Learning Objective: To discuss how and when to translate findings from randomized trials into your clinical practice. Two topics will be explored by examining randomized controlled trials that have looked at oxygen delivery (GIFT trial) and transfusion practices (TRICS-III).
4: Adult Perfusion Registry Breakout Learning Objective: The goals of this session would be to discuss adult cardiovascular perfusion registries, including but not limited to their structure, benefits for participation, and ongoing quality improvement initiatives. We will also discuss the pathway for additional center participation in these registries. Note: this session will take place at the same time as “Salaries, Vacancies, & Turnover Challenges in Perfusion” and “Pediatric & Congenital Case Reports”. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

                                   TIME                      

General Conference 

Pediatric & Congenital Conference

7:00 AM-
8:00 AM
Sponsored Breakfast Presentation: 

Your Mission is our Mission:  Advancing ECLS Therapy
Sponsored by Medtronic

Scheduled Speakers:
Dave Dewindt, Senior Marketing Director, Cardiac Surgery, Medtronic
Matthew Warhoover, MS, CCP, LCP, Clinical Instructor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fia Torres, BSN, RN, Senior Clinical Product Specialist, INVOS Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry, Medtronic

8:00 AM- 8:45 AM Perfusionist of the Year/Award of Excellence Presentations
8:45 AM-
9:00 AM

Perfusion Preceptor Modules, Craig Vocelka, MDiv CCP

9:00 AM-
10:00 AM

Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering in the Cardiac Operating Room: Roger Dias, MD PhD MBA 

Moderator: Donald Likosky, PhD
STRATUS Center of Medical Simulation - Brigham and Women's Hospital
NASA Simulation Researcher

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Break with Exhibitors
11:00 AM- 12:15 PM

Non-Technical Skills for Perfusionists

Faculty: Roger Dias, MD PhD MBA and Donald Liksosky, PhD

12:15 PM- 1:30 PM

Legend's Lunch with Robert Bartlett, MD
University of Michigan Department of Surgery
ECMO Pioneer

Interview with Robert Groom, CCP FPP and Jeff Riley, MHPE CCT CCP PBMS LP

1:30 PM-
2:30 PM

 Adult Simulation 

Moderator: Justin Farr, CCP 

1:30-1:45 pm - ECMO Emergency Simulations for Night Shift, Charles Murphy, MD

1:45-2:00 pm - High Fidelity Simulation at NYP, Killian Patton-Rivera, MS CCP

2:00-2:15 pm- Medium Fidelity Simulation, Robb Johnson, CCP RRT

2:15-2:30 pm - Discussion

Pediatric & Congenital
Simulation

Moderators:  Joe Sistino, PhD CCP FPP and Dafne Chianella, CCP FPP

1:30-1:45 pm - Simulation for Pediatric ECMO, David Palmer, EdD CCP

1:45-2:00 pm - Developing Simulation Training for Pediatric ECMO Programs, Rachel Gambino, CCP LP

2:00-2:15 pm - Simulation for Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Bruce Searles, MS CCP LP

2:15-2:30 pm - Massive Air Embolism Simulation, Joe Sistino, PhD CCP FPP

2:30 PM-
3:15 PM

Break with Exhibitors

Pediatric & Congenital Registry Breakout5

Moderator: James Reagor, MPS CCP FP

3:15 PM-
4:15 PM

Scientific Abstract Presentations

Moderator: Robert Baker, PhD CCP and Krysta Gleeson, CCP

3:15-3:27 pm - Use of Nomogram for Improving Effectiveness of Intraoperative Autologous Donation,  William DeBois, MBA CCP 

3:27-3:39 pm - Evaluating the Rapid Diffusion of Cardioplegia Practices Among Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients, Donald Likosky, PhD

3:39-3:51 pm - Do Single-Dose Cardioplegic Solutions Cause Myocardial Edema and Stunning?, Serdar Gunaydin, MD PhD

3:51-4:03 pm - Point-of-care Measurement of Kaolin Activated Clotting Time during Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Comparison between ACT Plus and i-STAT, Nousjka Vranken, BASc

4:03-4:15 pm - The Effect of Antifibrinolytic Use on Intraoperative Autotransfusion: Results from a National Registry of Surgical Procedures, Al Stammers, MSA PBMS CCP (Emeritus)

Living Life with Congenital Heart Disease: Hannah's Journey

Moderator: Ashley Hodge, MBA CCP FPP

Dharam Goel, MD and Hannah Tracy, patient

4:15 PM-
5:15 PM

Cardiogenic Shock - Bailouts and Algorithms

Moderators: Cory Alwardt, PhD CCP and Amanda Crosby, MS CCP

4:15-4:30 pm - Team Approach to Cardiogenic Shock, Charles Murphy, MD

4:30-4:45 pm - Cardiopulmonary Bypass Bailouts, Kunal Kotkar, MD

4:45-5:15 pm- Panel discussion 

ICEBP Steering Committee Session6

Moderator: Robert Baker, PhD
 CCP

Pediatric & Congenital

Mechanical Circulatory Support

Moderators: Jim Reagor, MPS CCP FPP and Mark Shepard, MHA RN CCP

4:15-4:30 pm - Stanford's VAD Experience, Samantha Grace Kollmann, CCP MS

4:30-4:45 pm - The Evolution of Ventricular Assist Devices at Texas Children's Hospital - A 25 Year Experience, Mary Claire McGarry, BS RRT CCT FPP

4:45-5:00 pm - St. Louis Children's Hospital S-VAD, Mark Shepard, MHA RN CCP

5:00-5:15 pm - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's VAD Experience, Molly Dreher, CCP FPP

5:15 PM-
6:00 PM 

AmSECT Business Meeting

AmSECT Student Session
5:15 - 7:30 pm 

5:15 - 5:45 pm - “ABCP Credentialing Examinations” an overview with the ABCP President, Bradley Kulat, CCP LP FPP

5:45 - 7:30 - “Priming Your Career” a student-only open forum with refreshments, Robb Johnson, CCP RRT and Keith C. Bryant, CCP, MHS, BSN

7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

AmSECT International Conference Social Event
Schlafly Brewery Taproom

Light appetizers, beer, and wine included. Registration is available as an add-on through the main conference registration. 


5: Pediatric & Congenital Registry Breakout Session Learning Objectives: The goals of this session would be to discuss pediatric and congenital perfusion registries, including but not limited to their structure, data collection instruments, and benefits for participation. We will also discuss the pathway for additional center participation in these registries.

6: ICEBP Steering Committee Session Learning Objectives: The goals of this session would be to discuss and gain feedback on the ongoing work being conducted by AmSECT’s International Consortium for Evidence-Based Perfusion (ICEBP) Committee. We will also discuss the pathway for those interested in participating in the ICEBP’s work. Note: this session will take place at the sa
me time as “Cardiogenic Shock – Bailouts and Algorithms” and “Pediatric & Congenital Mechanical Circulatory Support”.  

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

               
        Time                                   

General Conference

Pediatric & Congenital Conference

8:00 AM-
9:00 AM

Electronic Perfusion Records in Adults

Moderators: Laura Trotta, MS CCP and Theron Paugh, BS CCP

8:00-8:30 am - Debate: "Electronic Charting Should be an AmSECT Standard"Kenny Shann, CCP (pro) and David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP (con)

8:30-9:00 am - How EMRs & Data Acquisition Improve Patient Care, James Beck, CCP

Pediatric & Congenital

Healthcare IT / Perfusion EMR

Moderators: Tami Rosenthal, MBA CCP FPP and Mark Shepard, MHA RN CCP

8:00-8:15 am - Capability of the Quantum EMR, Todd Ratliff, CCP FPP

8:15-8:30 am - EMR Implementation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Jim Reagor, MPS CCP FPP 

8:30-8:45 am - EPIC, Molly Dreher, CCP FPP

8:45-9:00 am - Talis, Theron Paugh, BS CCP

9:00 AM-
10:00 AM

Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion Awards, Abstract and Journal Awards, President's Awards, Perfusion Without Borders Presentation

10:00 AM-
10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM-
11:30 AM

Strategic Directed Perfusion: No Time to Waste - How Do We Apply the European Bypass
Guidelines Into Practice

Talk 1: "It’s a Big Deal!”: The 2019 EACTS/EACTA/EBCP Guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Adult Cardiac Surgery7 -  Luc Puis, ECCP

Moderator: David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP

Talk 2: Translating Guidelines into Practice8
Moderator: Luc Puis, ECCP

10:55 - 11:05 am - PERForm Registry, Donald Likosky, PhD
11:05 - 11:15 am - ANZCPR Registry, Robert Baker, PhD CCP

Panel Discussion
11:15 - 11:30 am - Donald Likosky, PhD, Robert Baker, PhD CCP

Pediatric & Congenital
Strategic Directed Perfusion

Moderators: Jim Reagor, MPS CCP FPP  and Dafne Chianella, CCP FPP

10:15-10:30 am - Faster or Stronger?, Jim Reagor, MPS CCP FPP 

10:30-10:45 am - “I know you are, but what am I?”: Intraoperative DO2 monitoring for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Ashley Hodge, MBA CCP FPP

10:45-11:00 am -  DO2 to Establish Adequacy of Perfusion, Isaac Chinnapan, MS CCP LCP FPP CPBMT CPBMS

11:15-11:30 am - Frontiers in Pediatric Adequacy of Perfusion Research, Alex Gum, MS CCP

 

11:30 AM-
12:30 PM

ECMO (Adult)

Moderators: Robert Longenecker, CCT LCP CCP PBMS and Laura Trotta, MS CCP

11:30-11:45 am - Severe ARDS and Patient Selection, Michael Plisco, MD

11:45 am-12:00 pm - ECMO Ambulation and Intra-Hospital Transportation, Chrysta Terenzi Maenhout, CCP

12:00-12:15 pm - Use of NIRS and Indication for Distal Perfusion Cannulation, Killian Patton-Rivera, MS CCP

12:15-12:30 pm - Discussion

ECMO (Pediatric & Congenital)

Moderators: Tami Rosenthal, MBA CCP FPP and Todd Ratliff, CCP FPP

11:30 -11:45 am - ECMO Transport, Justin Sleasman, CCP MS FPP

11:45 am-12:00 pm - Left Ventricle Unloading in Pediatrics VA ECMO, Erik Madsen, MD PhD

12:00-12:15 pm - Sharing ECMO: Dividing Labor Between Specialists and Perfusionists, Alex Gum, MS CCP

12:15-12:30 pm - Revamping ECMO Circuits and More, Bharat Datt, MSc CCP CPC FPP 

12:30 PM-
3:30 PM

ECMO Specialist Exam*

The ECMO Specialist Exam requires a separate registration fee of $200; no continuing education credits are offered for sitting the exam. Attendees can prepare for the ECMO Specialist Exam by attending the ECMO Specialist Exam Pre-Conference Workshop on Thursday, March 5. 

7: Strategic Directed Perfusion: Talk 1: "It's a Big Deal!" The 2019 EACTS/EACTA/EBCP Guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Adult Cardiac Surgery Learning Objectives: Learn from the first author, Luc Puis, the significance/importance of the European Guidelines

  • Roadmap for how modern adult CPB should be conducted, summarizing the scientific bases on CPB techniques
  • Need to minimize practice variation and further standardization –improve patient outcomes
  • Need to leverage collaborative/multidisciplinary approaches
  • Identifying areas where future research is required

8: Strategic Directed Perfusion: Talk 2: Translating Guidelines Into Practice Learning Objectives: Using existing perfusion registries from around the globe, we will evaluate the generalizability of guideline recommendations and identify potential areas for translating the evidence-based recommendations into practice.

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