Current Issue • Past Issues


Click here to download a PDF of the current issue.

AmSECT Today is the official newsletter for the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology. Published six times per year, it is a portal of information for the perfusionist about upcoming events, society elections, educational information and student club information.

We have a subscription base of perfusionists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and researchers from 31 countries.

Mission Statement
AmSECT Today will disseminate information to perfusionists regarding various themes and emerging technologies on a bi-monthly basis and will be the primary media between the President of the organization and its members.


Areas emphasized in AmSECT Today include:

  • Broken Hearts
  • Little Hearts
  • Self Quiz
  • Volunteering Information
  • Education Articles
  • Student Viewpoint
  • Government Relations Updates
  • Meeting Information
  • Conference Reviews
  • Safety Information


January/February 2017



Myocardial Preservation

March/April 2017

Extended Life Support

Transport Medicine

Other Perfusion Responsibilities

May/June 2017

Existing & Emerging Technology

Perfusion Education

July/August 2017

Professionalism/Human Factors

Perfusion Practice Outcomes

AmSECT International Conference Recap

September/October 2017

Emergency Preparedness

Goal-Directed Perfusion

Blood Management

November/December 2017

Pediatric-Congenital Perfusion

Heart Failure

Pediatric Conference Recap

AmSECT Today is always welcoming new contributing authors at any level of commitment. If you are interested in volunteering your time writing an article about a topic of your expertise and helping to share your knowledge with our members, we certainly encourage you to do so. We also welcome anyone who is interested in becoming a permanent team member of AmSECT Today and perhaps has an idea of a new column that we can add to our existing list of columns. The latter commitment doesn't mean that you have to write every single article in this particular column but only means that you will be responsible for it. The most successful columns are those where the lead team member solicits experts within our community for their contribution. I invite anyone interested in joining our team to contact me at the Editor email below. Any amount of time that you can volunteer in adding to our quality of publication will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your interest in AmSECT Today. What are you waiting for?

Click here for the AmSECT Today Author Guidelines

Contact the Editor
Address submissions or inquiries to:

Thomas Rusk CCP

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.

Click Here to Learn More

Looking for Employment Opportunities?

AmSECT members may post an available position for a perfusion specialty at your institution or firm.

Non-members may also post positions free of charge, to be reviewed by National Headquarters prior to posting.

Members - Click to Post a Position
Non-Members - Click to Post a Position

Contact AmSECT

AmSECT National Headquarters
330 N Wabash Ave, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611

  Phone: (312) 321-5156
  Fax: (312) 673-6656

AmSECT © 2017 | View Privacy Policy | Site Map