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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

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January/February 2016
Extended Life Support-Transport Medicine
AmSECT International Conference Promotion

March/April 2016
Pharmacology-Myocardial Preservation
AmSECT International Conference Promotion

May/June 2016
Pediatric and Congenital Perfusion
AmSECT International Summary/Photos
Quality and Outcomes Conference Promotion

July/August 2016
New Advances in Blood Management / Best Practices in Perfusion
Quality and Outcomes Conference Promotion
ELSO Meeting Promotion

September/October 2016
Professionalism-Perfusion Eduation 
Adjunctive/Ancillar Perfusion Responsibilities
Quality and Outcomes Meeting Promotion

November/December 2016
Emergency Preparedness-Emerging Technology
Summary of Quality and Outcomes Meeting

AmSECT Today is always welcoming new contributing authors at any level of commitment. If you are interested in volunteering your time writing an article sbout 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?

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.

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