Conference Handouts

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      General Conference

            Pediatric & Congenital Meeting      

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM  Conference Welcome
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Presidential Address
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Flipped Classroom: Standards and Guidelines Update

Standards and Guidelines 101 (8:30-8:40am) - Shahna Helmick, CCP
Perfusion Standards and Guidelines (8:40-8:55am) - Shahna Helmick, CCP
Paediatric Perfusion Standards and Guidelines (8:55-9:10am) - Ron Angona, MS, CCP, FPP
Discussion (9:10-9:30am)

9:45 AM - 12:30 PM

ECMO Technical Fine Points

CAVH on ECMO (9:45-10:05amClarke Thuys, CCP
Going out on a limb (10:05-10:25am)  Bill DeBois, MBA, CCP 
Cardiac Decompression (10:25-10:45amAshish Shah, MD
Break (10:45-11:00am)
Inefficiencies of VV ECMO: Why is the Saturation Low? (11:00-11:20am) Matthew Warhoover, MSP, MMHC, CCP
Harlequin Syndrome (11:20-11:40amCory Alwardt, PhD, CCP
Anti-Coagulation Strategies (11:40-12:00pm) Jeff Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP, PBMS, LP
Panel for discussion (12:00-12:30pm)

Congenital Technical Fine Points

ABSTRACT:Case Report: The use of del Nido Cardioplegia During Bypass on a Pediatric Sickle Cell Patient (9:45 - 9:57 am) Ashley Merkel 
ABSTRACT: Team Simulation of Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(E-CPR) in the Field (9:57 - 10:09 am) David Palmer
How I…. RAP (a small baby) (10:10-10:30amDaniel Gomez, MT, CCP, FPP
How I…. Exit to ECMO (10:30-10:50am)  Joseph Timpa, CCP, FFP
How I…. Teach Pediatrics: Trends and observations from a clinical instructor (10:50-11:05am) Kerry Fair, BS CCP LCP
Break (10:45-11:00am)
How I…. Use Nitric Oxide on CPB (11:25-11:45amClarke Thuys, CCP
How I…. Do ABO incompatible transplants (11:45-12:05pm)  Ashley Hodge, MBA, CCP, FPP
How I…. Use DO2 to guide my pediatric perfusion practice (12:05-12:30pmJim Reagor, MPS, CCP, FPP

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch with LivaNova: Advancements in ECLS - Aditya Bansal, MD
1:45 PM - 7:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Break with Exhibitors/Posters
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Special Lecture: Ethics in the Workplace - Joyce Wahr, MD
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Perfusion without Borders/Awards/Business Meeting 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Manufacturers' Reception 



General Conference 

Pediatric & Congenital Meeting

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM                    

Breakfast with Terumo: The Evolution of Continuous Inline Blood Gas Monitoring - Ben Komorowski, Principal Clinical Specialist, Terumo Cardiovascular Group

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Scientific Oral Abstract Sessions (Adult)

Session 1 Slides

Session 2 Slides

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Pediatric Perfusion Survey & Topics in Coagulation
Pediatric Perfusion Survey Results Presentation - Bob Groom, CCP, FPP
Use of PCCs post-CPB - Alexander Hughes, MD
Use of ATIII supplementation with regard to HDR/slope - Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, FPP, CPBMT
Heparin alternatives in pediatric perfusion - Ashley Hodge, MBA, CCP, FPP

9:45 AM - 2:15 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Break with Exhibitors/Poster Presentations

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Flipped Classroom: Strategic-Directed Perfusion: Focused to improve outcomes 

Strategic-Directed Perfusion: Current status (10:30-10:45am) - Rob Baker, PhD, CCP
Challenges to adopting a goal directed perfusion paradigm (10:45-11:00am) - David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP
How to run a PDSA QI change project? (11:00-11:15am)    - Donny Likosky, PhD
Adopting change in a large centre (11:15-11:30am)   - Nicholas Mellas, CCP
Adopting change in a community practice (11:30-11:45am) - Mark Martin, CCP

Discussion (11:45am-12:15pm)

Multidisciplinary Session
The Role of ECHO - Future Advancements in Pediatric Cardiac Diagnostics (10:30-10:50am) - David Parra, MD
Continuous and Pulsatile Flow VAD’s in Pediatrics (10:50-11:10am) - Bret Mettler, MD 
Post CPB Challenges in Pediatrics in the Intensive Care Unit (11:10-11:30am) - Andrew Smith, MD
Leadership in Pediatric Perfusion (11:30-11:50am) - Tami Rosenthal, CCP, MBA, FPP
Panel for Discussion (11:50-12:15pm)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM   Legends Luncheon - James Kirklin, MD
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM  Break with Exhibitors/Posters
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM 

Adult & Pediatric Perfusion Session: The Conundrum of Ultrafiltration

Physiology and Pathophysiology of Ultrafiltration (2:15-2:35pm) - Michael Manning, MD, PhD
Controversies of Pediatric Modified Ultrafiltration (2:35-2:50pm) - Bharat Datt, MSc, CCP, CPC, FFP 
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (2:50-3:05pm) - Michael Manning, MD, PhD
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (3:05-3:20pm) - Al Stammers, MSA, CCP
What the data is telling us: Analyses of Ultrafiltration Data (3:20-3:35pm) - Donny Likosky, PhD
Discussion (3:35-4:00pm)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Afternoon with Spectrum: Moving at Quantum Speed into the Future, Come for the Ride! - Jeremy Tamari
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM AmSECT Student Session & Perfusion Bowl Semi-Finals - Ashley Risso, MS CCP and Robb Johnson, CCP RRT
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Sponsored Event: The SpecialtyCare Whiskey Tasting Event



General Conference

Pediatric & Congenital Meeting

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM          

Conference Abstract Awards

8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Documentation, Research, and the Future
Information and Data: A Clinician's Perspective (8:25 - 8:40am) - Rob Baker, PhD CCP
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Information Technology: A Research Tool, Safety Net and Performance Coach (8:40 -9:00am) – Gary Colister; Bishoy Magdalla, of Talis Clinical
Industry Perspectives: If We Build it, Will They Use It? (9:00 - 9:20am) – Steve Turner, of
Spectrum Medical
Panel discussion (9:20 - 10:00am)

Controversies in Pediatric Perfusion
Optimal administration of Del Nido Cardioplegia (common mistakes) (8:25-8:45am) - Richard Ginther, Jr., MBA, CCP, FPP
Is Del Nido the right way to go? (8:45-9:05am) - Clarke Thuys, CCP
Comprehensive Neuro Monitoring (9:05-9:25am) - John Miller, CCP
VAVD - yes/no? (9:25-9:45am) - Tami Rosenthal, CCP, MBA, FPP
Panel discussion (9:45-10:00am)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 12:00 PM  Hot Topics
Risks and benefits of off-label product usage in perfusion (10:15-10:30am) - Jeff Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP, PBMS, LP
HIPEC: an overview and clinician exposure risk (10:30-10:45am
Del Nido Cardioplegia in adults (10:45-11:00am) - Seenu Reddy, MD
The latest on heater cooler devices and infection risk (11:00-11:15am) - Al Stammers, MSA, CCP
Panel discussion (11:15-11:30am)
Perfusion pet peeves moderated discussion (11:30-12:00pm) - Richard Ginther, Jr., MBA, CCP, FPP

Blood Management
Blood Banking and Pediatric Perfusion (age of blood, directed donor, irradiation) (10:15-10:45am) - Alecia Solomon
Trends in Bloodless management (JW, Fontan, optimal transfusion triggers single vs. BiV) (10:45-11:15am) - Bharat Datt, MSc, CCP, CPC, FFP
Optimization of neonatal prime (steroids, hyper/hyponatremia, COP, lactate) (11:15-11:45am) - Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, FPP, CPBMT
Panel (11:45-12:00pm)
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Break
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM ABCP Student Lecture - Ed Delaney, MS MBA CCP LP
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Perfusion Bowl Finals


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