7:00 am – 7:30 am


7:30 am – 8:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

Personal Leadership

Discuss the principles of developing your personal leadership.  This session will focus on the personal characteristics that make good leaders including understanding leadership and management, creating a personal vision as a leader and manager, and effectively managing stress.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Interactive Session 

Introductions/Ice Breaker to include information from Myers Briggs.

Flipped classroom information on Myers Briggs to be completed prior to Symposium.

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Lecture - Taking Charge of Your Personal Development 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Small Group Exercise, Q&A, Mentor Time, Scenarios

Team Leadership

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Leading Inside the Box 

Presenter: Jeff Riley, MHPE CCP

Objectives: An examination of the Leadership Matrix and expanding leadership capital.

10:45 am – 11:45 pm

Interactive Session

Objectives: Discussion of participant’s Leadership Matrix results from their prerequisite work.  Guided/spontaneous interactive session examining challenging team situations. 

11:45 pm - 1:00 pm 

Luncheon Speaker

The Leadership Journey in Industry and How It Could Apply to Perfusion Leaders

Organizational Leadership 

This session will include strategies for managing-up, negotiating, and strategic planning.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Leading Within Your Organization 

Objectives: To discuss the principles and strategies for managing-up, negotiating and strategic planning.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Interactive Session

Objectives: Mentors and learners will be presented with common scenarios that perfusion leaders experience while working within an organization.  Learners will also be encouraged to share challenging situations they have witnessed or experienced related to organizational leadership.   

Using Data to Drive Quality Improvement

This session will equip participants with:

  • The knowledge and tools they need to be successful when designing quality improvement projects
  • Effective communication strategies for addressing behaviors that undermine a culture of safety

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Back to the Basics: Principles Underlying Quality Improvement

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Interactive Session

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Small Group Exercise, Q&A, Mentor Time, Scenarios

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

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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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.

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Contact AmSECT

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330 N Wabash Ave, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611

  Phone: (312) 321-5156
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