AmSECT Webinars

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.

Current Webinars

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Past Webinars

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

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Time: 6
:00 pm EST/5:00 pm CST/3:00 pm MST/PST  

Approved to offer up to 1.1 Category 1 CEUs by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Description:  Discuss the purpose and mission of NCA, expanding on the four core principles of NCA’s work: collaborate, educate, innovate, sustain. Discuss current partnerships globally, current challenges to humanitarian pediatric cardiac surgery especially services in conflict regions.


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

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST/5:00 pm MST/PST

This webinar highlighted 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, shared lessons learned from their respective institutions.  Topics discussed included staffing models, education and drills, preparing for a Joint Commission or CMS site visit and framing a financially viable specialist program.  Lastly, the panel examined the growth of ECMO and the need to incentivize perfusion, nursing and respiratory programs to include 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
8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST/5:00 pm MST/PST

This webinar will provide an overview of the commonly used circuits. Experts from some of the country's top ECMO Centers of Excellence will share with you techniques for delivering care to over 250 ECMO patients annually. Additionally, they will discuss some less than optimal methods that should be avoided. 

After an approximately 25 minute presentation, a panel of perfusionists from active centers will discuss their experience. Following this discussion, questions from the audience will be answered. The entire program will last 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
Time: 8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST/5:00 pm MST/PST

This webinar provided a focused review of cannulation techniques for a wide array of ECMO therapies. Experts from some of country's top ECMO Centers of Excellence shared techniques for delivering care to over 250 ECMO patients annually.  Additionally, the panel discussed some less than optimal methods that should be avoided.  

The live webinar was approved to offer up to 1.2 Category 1 CEUs from ABCP. All individuals that attended the live broadcast should have already received a link to the webinar evaluation to claim credit for their participation in the broadcast. If you have any questions or concerns, please do let us know. Please note: Only live webinar attendees are eligible to claim credit for their participation in this event. 

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 

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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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