Conference Agenda

Perfusion Conference Agenda (PDF)

The 21st Annual Update on Perfusion Conference has been approved by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) for a total of 18.0 Category 1 continuing education units.

Thursday | Friday | Saturday

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

6:00 – 7:00pm Check-in Reception (Cash Bar)

Homewood Suites
Charleston Historic District
415 Meeting Street Charleston, SC

Dress Code
Business attire is appropriate for the Thursday dinner. Dress for Friday and Saturday is casual. The weather in Charleston this time of year is usually comfortably warm during the day with light sweater weather in the evenings.

7:00 – 8:15pm Kick-off Banquet

7:00 – 7:30pm Welcome & Introduction

Dave Fitzgerald, DHA, MPH, CCP
Director, MUSC Cardiovascular Perfusion

7:30 – 8:30pm Keynote Address: An evidence-based approach towards reducing blood product utilization
after cardiac surgery

Donald Likosky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Michigan Medicine University of Michigan
Director of the National Cardiac Surgery
Quality IMPROVEment Network (IMPROVE)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH | 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

7:00 – 8:00am Shuttle Bus from Homewood Suites, Charleston Historic District to MUSC

MUSC College of Health Professions 
151 A Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC 29425

Dress Code
Dress for Friday and Saturday is casual. The weather in Charleston this time of year is usually comfortably warm during the day with light sweater weather in the evenings.

7:00 – 7:45am Buffet Breakfast (Building A, Room 203)

7:45 – 8:00am ARS Questions

8:00 – 9:45am Goal-Directed Perfusion (Building A, Room 204)

  • GDP: Where does it fit in your clinical practice?
    Dave Fitzgerald, DHA, MPH, CCP
  • IS GDP using lean body weight predictive of accurate kidney injury? A retrospective review.
    Briana Wiscount, MUSC CVP Student
  • Assessing the impact of ultrafiltration on acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery: Insights from a multi-center database
    Donald Likosky, Ph.D., Michigan Medicine University of Michigan

9:45 – 10:15am Break Out Sessions with Table Top Exhibits – All Vendors
(Building A, Atrium)

10:15 – 11:45am VADS (Building A, Rm 204)

  • 10:15 – 10:45 am // Long – term MCS management Dawn Pasquarello, MSNCollege of Nursing, MUSC
  • 10:45 – 11:15 am // Surgical and Perfusion considerations for MCS implant Laura Dell'Aiera, MHA, CCP, College of Health Professions, MUSC
  • 11:15 – 11:45 am // Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Minoo Kavarana, MD.College of Medicine, MUSC

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch and Learn: Organizational Behavior and Retention
(Building A, Rooms 203 and 204)

Jami Jones, MHA, PhD
Chair, Department of Health Professions
College of Health Professions, MUSC

1:00 – 2:00pm Manpower / Staffing (Building A, Room 204)

  • 1:00 – 1:30pm // Resource and Staff Utilization: Effective Team management Tony Shackelford, DHA, CCT, CCP, Chief Perfusionist, College of Medicine, MUSC
  • 1:30 – 2:00pm // A review of staffing practices: survey and evidence
    Dave Fitzgerald, DHA, MPH, CCP,
    College of Health Professions, MUSC

2:00 – 2:30pm  Break Out Sessions with Table Top Exhibits – All Vendors
(Building A, Atrium)

2:30 – 4:00pm Aortic Session (Building A, Room 204)

  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm // An update on aortic research
    Jeffrey Jones, MD Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, MUSC
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm // Surgical Interventions for Aortic Surgery Sanford Zeigler, MD Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, MUSC
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm //  Perfusion Considerations for Aortic Surgery James Beck, MPS, CCP, Director of Clinical Perfusion & AnesthesiaSupport Service NYPH Columbia University MedicalCenter

4:00 – 6:00pm Reception with Table Top Exhibits – All Vendors
(Building A, Atrium)

Recognition of Alumni

5:00 – 6:00pm Shuttle Bus from MUSC to:

Homewood Suites
Charleston Historic District
415 Meeting St.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH | 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

7:00 – 8:00am Shuttle Bus from Homewood Suites, Charleston Historic District to MUSC

MUSC College of Health Professions 
151 A Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC 29425

Dress Code
Dress for Friday and Saturday is casual. The weather in Charleston this time of year is usually comfortably warm during the day with light sweater weather in the evenings.

7:00–8:40am Buffet Breakfast (Building A, Room 203)

8:00-8:15am ARS Questions

8:15-9:45am ECMO (Building A, Room 204)

  • The Evidence for ECMO in Shock and ECPR
    Desiree Bonadonna, MPS, FPP, CCP, LP Director of Extracorporeal Life Support Duke University Hospital & Health System
  • VV ECMO Considerations Monika Cardona, MSN, RN ECMO & CRRT Manager, MUSC
  • ECMO Cannulation Strategies to Mitigate Complications Desiree Bonadonna, MPS, FPP, CCP, LP Director of Extracorporeal Life Support Duke University Hospital & Health System

9:45 – 10:15am Break Out Sessions with Table Top Exhibits – All Vendors  (Building A, Atrium)

10:15 – 11:45am VADS (Building A, Room 204)

  • 10:15 – 10:45 am // Medtronic: Individualized Homeostasis Management
    Ben Smith, Medtronic
  • 10:45 – 11:15 am // LivaNova: TandemHeart
    Larry Petree, Liva Nova
  • 11:15 – 11:45 am // Abbott: The Future of Acute Therapy
    Colton Vallery, Senior Territory Manager, Abbott

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch and Learn: Perfusion Blood Conservation Strategies
(Building A, Rooms 203 and 204)

Erick McNair, PhD, CCP, FICA
Division of Cardiac Surgery
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

1:00 – 2:00pm Team Perfect Perfusion Applying Navy SEALs “Extreme Ownership” Leadership Concepts to be a High Reliability Department  (Building A, Room 204)

Tony Shackelford, DHA, CCP, CCT Chief Perfusionist, MUSC

2:00 – 2:30pm Case Report – Heart and Liver transplant (Building A, Room 204)

Dafne Chianella, CCP, FPP Pediatric Perfusionist, MUSC

2:30 – 3:00pm The multi-system platform for ECMO and CPB

James Beck, MPS, CCP Director of Clinical Perfusion & Anesthesia Support Service NYPH Columbia University Medical Center

3:00 – 3:30pm The novel use of the Protek Duo cannula for LV Aneurysm repair

Ken Ingersoll MUSC Perfusion Services

3:30 – 4:00pm Roper Hospital Case Report

Rhonda McFee, CCP Roper Hospital

5:00 – 6:00pm Shuttle Bus from MUSC to:

Homewood Suites
Charleston Historic District
415 Meeting St.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We would like to thank the following agencies for their support of the
21st Annual Update on Perfusion Conference.

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