Want to expand your perfusion knowledge? Consider joining us for one of our webinars! See below for additional details on upcoming and past webinars hosted by AmSECT.

Upcoming Webinars

We have moved our webinar schedule to our Calendar of Events page.

Past Webinars

Nautilus™ ECMO Oxygenators — The European Experience

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023


  • Kalynne Royds, Senior Clinical Perfusionis
  • Mauro Cotza, Chief of Perfusion

Checking the Checklist: Too Little or Too Much? What's Best for Safety and Quality

Date: TuesdayOctober 24, 2023


  • Billy Marks, BS MS
  • Bharat Datt, MSc CCP CPC FPP MBA
  • Mike Colligan, BS CCP RN

Guest Speaker:

  • Captain Dylan E. Grandon

Medtronic Webinar: Blood Conservation Strategies and Outcomes with the Medtronic HMS Plus System: A 4-year Data Review

Date: TuesdaySeptember 19th, 2023


  • Junaid H. Khan, M.D., FACC, FACS


  • Ashley Walczak MBA, CCP, FPP
  • Benjamin W. Smith

Abbott Webinar: Challenging the Status Quo on Oxygenation

Date: Monday, August 21st, 2023


  • Lucian Durham III, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Cardiac Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Flavio Cavallari, Cardiopulmonary Perfusion Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Medtronic Webinar: Smart Changes in ECMO: Sharing Center Experience

Date: Thursday, September 22 2022


  • Larry Garrison Ph.D., MBA, CCP, FAACP, Director of Cardiovascular Perfusion- Franciscan Health Indiana
  • Brandon D’Aloiso CCP, Lead Perfusionist and ECMO Education Manager- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)


  • Nitasha Joyner, Senior Medtronic Education Program Manager for Perfusion and ECMO

PWOB Webinar Series #1 - The Novick Cardiac Alliance: Creating Pediatric Cardiac Services in Low and Middle Income Countries

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021


  • William Scott Snider, CCP, LP. Clinical Staff Perfusionist at Duke Heart Center


  • William M. Novick, M.D. Medical Director, CEO and Founder of William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance Professor of Surgery and International Child Health University of Tennessee Health Science Center-Global Surgery Institute
  • Marcelo Cardarelli, MD, MPH Cardiac Surgeon and Co-Founder of The William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance


  • Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP, FPP The William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance
  • Deborah Lowery Adams, CCP. Director and Clinical Coordinator at Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology

Building a Center of ECMO Excellence: A Demonstration of Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

This webinar highlights the beneficial alliance of non-MD ECLS providers in creating a successful ECMO Program at the specialist level. Two experienced ECMO Coordinators of varying professional backgrounds share lessons learned from their respective institutions. Topics include:

Lastly, the panel examines the growth of ECMO and the need to incentivize perfusion, nursing, and respiratory programs to include the ECLS curriculum in undergraduate and graduate studies.


  • William J. DeBois, CCP, MBA New York Presbyterian Hospital (New York , NY)
  • Justin Sleasman, MS, CCP, FPP Stanford Children's Hospital at Stanford (Palo Alto, CA)


  • Ben Swanson MPS, CCP.  Co ECMO Coordinator at The University of Kansas Hospital for Advanced Heart Care (Kansas City, KS) 
  • Elizabeth Moore RN, BSN, MBA.  Associate Director, Clinical Functions- University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center (Iowa City, IA)

Circuit Selection and Design for ECMO Support

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

This webinar provides an overview of the commonly used circuits. Experts from some of the country's top ECMO Centers of Excellence share techniques for delivering care to over 250 ECMO patients annually. Additionally, they discuss some less than optimal methods to avoid.

After the presentation, a panel of perfusionists from active centers discuss their experience, followed by questions from the audience. The entire program lasts 60 minutes.


  • William J. DeBois, CCP, MBA New York Presbyterian Hospital (New York , NY) 
  • Cory Alwardt, CCP, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ


  • Erica Beach, CCP, MS, Perfustionist, Mayo Clinic, MN, Centrimag System
  • George Justison, CCP, Manager Perfusion Services, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO, Revolution System
  • Pat Grady, CCP, Director Perfusion Services, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, Cardiohelp System  

Cannulation Strategies for ECMO Support: A Perfusionist's Perspective

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This webinar provides a focused review of cannulation techniques for a wide array of ECMO therapies. Experts from some of the country's top ECMO Centers of Excellence share techniques for delivering care to over 250 ECMO patients annually. Additionally, the panel discusses some less than optimal methods to avoid.


  • Desiree Bonadonna, MPS CCP FPP LP, Director of Extracorporeal Life Support, Duke University Hospital and Health System
  • Dana Apsel Mullin, MS CCP LP, Chief, Clinical Perfusion, ECMO Services & Education, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center;
  • William DeBois, CCP MBA, Director, Peri-operative Services, Chief Perfusionist, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Cory Alwardt, Ph.D. CCP, Chief Perfusionist, ECMO Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona