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AmSECT Quality & Outcomes 2017 - The Continuum of Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient

October 18-21 • Hilton Portland Downtown • Portland, Oregon

Education Sponsored by Abbott


Wednesday, October 18

9:00 AM -10:00 AM

ICEBP Steering Committee

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Perfusion Registry Summit

12:15 PM

President's Welcome and Introduction 

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 1: Relevant Preoperative Facts and Figures

Moderator: Donald Likosky, PhD

  • The Continuum of Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient: Medical Optimization of Patients Prior to Cardiac Surgery (Robert S. Kramer, MD, FACS)
  • Preparing for Patients at High Risk of Transfusion (Jane Ottens, CCP (Aust))
  • Preoperative Use of Registries – The Grading System of the Future (Eric Tesdahl)
  • Panel Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 2: Breakout Case Reports

  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (Robert Groom / Jwana Ibsies, MS, CCP)
  • Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP / Luc Puis, ECCP)
  • Circuit Emergency During Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP / Renee Axdorff-Dickey, MBA, CCP)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session 3: Readiness to Perform

Moderator: Robert Baker, PhD, CCP (Aust) 

  • How Can Standards and Guidelines Prepare Your Team? (Timothy Dickinson, MS, CCP)
  • Adult Readiness – What Should you Know? (Shahna Bronson, CCP)
  • Pediatric Readiness – What Should you Know? (Renee Axdorff-Dickey, MBA, CCP)
  • Time Out! It’s Game Time (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
  • Panel Discussion
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM 

Session 4: Breakout Case Reports

  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (Robert Groom / Jwana Ibsies, MS, CCP)
  • Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP / Luc Puis, ECCP)
  • Circuit Emergency During Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP / Renee Axdorff-Dickey, MBA, CCP)
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Speaker Reception (by Invitation Only)  

Thursday, October 19

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 5: Team Training – The Next Frontier of Improved Patient Outcomes

Moderator: Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP    

  • AmSECT President’s Message on Team Training (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
  • Team Training & Insurance Implications (Uriah Dudgeon)
  • Team Training & Patient Advocacy – The Medtronic Experience (Mark Bearss)
  • Team Training & Simulation – Seattle Children’s Hospital Experience (Justin Sleasman, MS, CCP)
  • Panel Discussion
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Poster Session in Exhibit Hall

  • An Institutional Approach to Perfusion Education: An Escalating Need for High-Fidelity Simulation (Uriah Dudgeon)
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session 6: How Should we Measure Intraoperative Success?

Moderator: Robert Groom

  • Measuring Success Without an Electronic Perfusion Record (Luc Puis, ECCP)
  • Electronic Charting – Why do I need it? (Jeffrey Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP)
  • Electronic Charting – What are my Options? (Timothy Dickinson, MS, CCP)
  • Dashboards and Quality Scores – A patient’s Perspective (Robert Groom)
  • Quantifying Successful Cardioplegia (Al Stammers, MSA, CCP)
  • Panel Discussion
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Presentation 

Enhancing Perfusion and Blood Conservation with CONNECT™ / GDP Monitor™

Speaker: Charles B. Yarnall BS, CCP, LP, Chief Perfusionist - Abington Memorial Hospital / Jefferson Health

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session 7: An Update from AmSECT and Oral Abstracts  

Moderator: Shahna Bronson, CCP

  • Enhancing AmSECT’s Value (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
  • Automated Data Extract from Commercial Digitized Perfusion Recording System for the JaSECT Perfusion Registry (Makoto Hibiya, PhD)
  • Mycobacterium Chimaera Contamination of Heater Cooler Devices used in Cardiopulmonary Bypass at National Heart Centre, Singapore (Tanee Chan)
  • Net Prime Volume is Associated with Increased Odds of Blood Transfusion (Timothy Dickinson, MS, CCP)
1:35 PM - 2:30 PM

Session 8: Breakout Sessions - Choose One

  • Rotating Stations – Heartmate & Heartware (Jwana Ibsies, MS CCP / Shahna Bronson CCP)
  • Rotating Stations – Impella, Centrimag, Tandem Heart (Robert Groom / Justin Sleasman, MS CCP)
  • PERForm Registry Interactive Session (Theron Paugh, BS, CCP / Donald Likosky, PhD)
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Quest Medical, Inc.


Single Dose Microplegia in Complex Cardiac Surgery

Speaker: Richard Hayes

Booth #4

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 9: Dig Deep into Circulatory Arrest 

Moderator: Luc Puis, ECCP

  • Markers of Safety in Pediatric Cases utilizing DHCA and Low Flow Selective Perfusion (Justin Sleasman, MS CCP)
  • Systemic Cooling – How Much is too Much? (David Fitzgerald, MPH CCP)
  • Developing a Consensus Statement on Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (Robert Baker, PhD CCP (Aust))
  • Panel Discussion
4:35 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 10: Breakout Sessions - Choose One

  • Rotating Stations – Heartmate & Heartware (Jwana Ibsies, MS CCP / Shahna Bronson CCP)
  • Rotating Stations – Impella, Centrimag, Tandem Heart (Robert Groom / Justin Sleasman, MS CCP)
  • PERForm Registry Interactive Session (Theron Paugh, BS CCP / Donald Likosky, PhD)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Manufacturer’s Reception

Friday, October 20 

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 

Breakfast Session Sponsored by Legally Mine


Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits and Lowering Taxes

Moderator: Dan McNeff

  • Correct structuring strategies to protect all assets (business and personal) from any lawsuits, from any direction
  • How through understanding your legal structuring you can lower your income tax and eliminate capital gains and estates taxes
  • The proper usage (individual and in strategic combination) of trusts, partnerships, and LLC's among other entities
  • Maintain the focus of their medical practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense
  • Teach you how to keep control of your career and all that you have worked for
8:45 AM - 10:20 AM

Session 11: The Continuum of Care (and Keynote Address) 

Moderator: Jane Ottens, CCP (Aust)

  • Cardiac Surgery Patient: Pre to Post Hospital Considerations (Glen Whitman, MD)
  • Navigating the Dichotomies Between Literature and Your Clinical Practice (Robert Groom)
  • The Triple Aim of Healthcare – Where do you fit? (David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP)
  • Panel Discussion
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Poster Session in Exhibit Hall

  • The Choice of Arterial Pump – Does it Matter? (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
11:05 AM - 1:00 PM 

Session 12: The Post-Operative Cardiac Surgery Patient 

Moderator: Jwana Ibsies, MS, CCP

  • Post-Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) Physiology: An Intensivist’s Perspective (Ryan Fink, MD)
  • Early Extubation: Its Importance and a Clinical Paradigm to Accomplish it (Glen Whitman, MD)
  • Blood Management of the Cardiac Patient in the Postoperative Period (Al Stammers, MSA, CCP)
  • An ICU Nurse Perspective – Communication and Teamwork in the Transfer of Care From the OR to the ICU in Cardiac Surgery (Tanya John, RN, BSN, CCRN and Heidi Paulson, RN, BSN, CCRN)
  • Panel Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2:00 PM - 2:05 PM

Poster Awards Presentation 

Moderator: Shahna Bronson, CCP

2:05 PM - 3:25 PM

Session 13: Post-Operative Metric Tracking 

Moderator: David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP

  • Postop AKI: Is it Just About the FICK (Glen Whitman, MD)
  • Using the STS and PERForm Databases to Evaluate my Program (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
  • Using the EMR for Post-Operative Metric Tracking (Robert Baker, PhD, CCP (Aust))
  • Panel Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 

Session 14: Fireside Chats - Choose One

  • Patient Blood Management Collaboration: The Trickle-Down Effect (Carmen Giacomuzzi, BSN, CCP, FPP / Debora Burger, RN, MSN)
  • The Solution to Cardioplegia – Share your Experience (Jeffrey Riley, MHPE, CCP / Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP)
  • The Logistics and Power of Incident Reporting (Luc Puis, ECCP / Jane Ottens, CCP)
4:15 PM - 5:40 PM

Session 15: When Things Go Bad - The Aftermath

Moderator: Justin Sleasman, CCP MS

  • Failure to Rescue Rates (Donald Likosky, PhD)
  • How can Standards and Guidelines Help When Things go Bad? (Jane Ottens, CCP)
  • Human Error – Management and Consequences (William Scott Snider, CCP, LP)
  • The RCA Event: Cause and Effect (Tami Rosenthal, MBA, CCP, FPP)
  • Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 21 (Choose a track from below)

Track #1

Perioperative Blood Management Review

The material presented in this track will be useful for all conference attendees, with special attention given to preparation to those participating in the “Perioperative Blood Management Specialist” certification exam to follow.  The review session is free to conference attendees and to anyone taking the certification exam immediately to follow.  There is a $200 fee for anyone taking the certification exam.

7:30 AM – 7:50 AM – Coffee, Juice, Bagels

7:50 AM – 8:00 AM – Introduction to Review Course (Keith Samolyk, BS, CCP)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Blood Component Review (Keith Samolyk, BS, CCP)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Coagulation Review (David Pearman)

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM – Break

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM – Auto-Transfusion Review (John G. Rivera, Sr)

9:45 AM– 10:15 AM – Data Collection Practices (Jeffrey Riley, MHPE, CCP)

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM – Panel Discussion and Q&A

Track #2

ECMO: Fundamentals of Circuitry and Patient Management 

This ECMO course will feature both lectures and hands-on simulation of ECMO. Learners will gain an understanding of contemporary ECMO circuitry and practice.  This course may be attended by full conference registrants for free, and a single-day registration will be available for those wishing to attend only this session.  Single day registration is $175.

7:00 AM – 7:15 AM - Grab Your Breakfast

7:15 AM – 7:20 AM– Welcome and Introduction (Cory Alwardt)

7:20 AM – 8:10 AM – Basic Physiology of VA and VV ECMO (Thomas Brogan)

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

  • Group 1 – Lecture: Basics of ECMO Circuits (Kevin Charette)
  • Group 2 – Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM – Break

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM – Cannulation – Which Technique is Best? (Don Thomas)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Group 1 – Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)
  • Group 2 – Lecture: Basics of ECMO Circuits (Kevin Charette)

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM - Updates in Anticoagulation for ECMO (Bill DeBois)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Group 1 – Lecture: ECMO Indications and Patient Selection (Thomas Brogan)
  • Group 2 – Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM - Lunch Presentation

  • How to Build and Manage an ECMO Program from Scratch (Robert Longenecker)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  • Group 1 - Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)
  • Group 2 - Lecture: ECMO Indications and Patient Selection (Thomas Brogan) 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Question and Answer / Wrap-Up

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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