There will be prerequisite coursework required to make your learning experience more productive.

The list of required coursework will be sent with your acceptance to the program.

7:00 am – 7:45 am

Breakfast

7:45 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 - 8:40 am

Discovering your Leadership Authenticity 

Michael Colligan, RN MS CCP
Former Chief Perfusionist, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Home of the Texas Heart Institute 

Objectives: 

  • Review the completed online Myers-Briggs results
  • Define personal values and goals
  • Analysis of a case study in personal leadership- strengths and opportunities

8:40 am - 9:20 am

Inspiring a Shared Vision 

Tami Rosenthal, CCP MBA FPP
Chief Perfusionist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Objectives: 

  • Describe strategies in developing the mission, vision and purpose 
  • Identify best practices in effective communication 
  • Analyze a case study in personal leadership- strengths and opportunities

9:20 am - 10:00 am

Modeling - Taking Charge of your Personal Development

Dave Fitzgerald, MPH CCP 
Clinical Coordinator, MUSC

Objectives: 

  • Identify the Barriers to Personal Success
  • Describe strategies to increase personal productivity 
  • Group exercise: Proactive behavior change activity 

Team Leadership

10:15 am – 11:45 am

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Jeff Riley, MHPE CCP
Chief Perfusionist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

James A. Reagor, MPS CCP FPP
Director - Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 

Objectives:

  • Overview of each of the five dysfunctions of a team
  • Discussion around the five dysfunctions based upon examples from the participant’s prerequisite work

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Lead Inside the Box

Jeff Riley, MHPE CCP
Chief Perfusionist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

James A. Reagor, MPS CCP FPP
Director - Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 

Objectives:

  • An examination of the Leadership Matrix and expending leadership capital
  • Discussion of participant’s Leadership Matrix results from their prerequisite work

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm 

Luncheon Speaker

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

John Mack, Vice President and General Manager Extracorporeal Therapies, Medtronic

Organizational Leadership 

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

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Art of Negotiation: Principles and Strategies

Nicholas Mellas, CCP
Director of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Montefiore Medical Center

Objectives:

  • Information gathering
  • Relationship development
  • Listening

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Strategic Planning

David P. Kouri, MA RN CCP LP 

Objectives:

  • Developing mission, vision and value statements
  • Setting short term and long term goals

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Building Your Leadership “House” – Setting the Foundation for Your Leadership Identity

Renee Jones, Operations Manager, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic

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 - 3:40 pm

Back to the Basics: Principles Underlying Quality Improvement

Donald Likosky, PhD
Section Head, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School 

3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

Introduction to Group Exercises

Timothy Dickinson, MS CCP CPHQ
Director, Perfusion Services, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Optimizing Fluid Management to Avoid Hemodilution

Timothy Dickinson, MS CCP CPHQ
Director, Perfusion Services, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

Donald Likosky, PhD, Section Head, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School 

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Optimizing Communication Within Cardiac Surgical Team

Timothy Dickinson, MS CCP CPHQ
Director, Perfusion Services, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

Donald Likosky, PhD, Section Head, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School 

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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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