Conference Program

23rd Annual Update on Perfusion Conference

The 23rd Annual Update on Perfusion Conference has been approved by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) for a total of 16.2 Category 1 continuing education units.  

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SESSIONS TOPIC: Perfusion Data Management

8:00-8:30 am // AI and Big Data in Perfusion

Luc Puis, ECCP

8:30-9:00 am // Electronic Data Capture’s Role In Our Practice

Jim Reagor, MPS, CCP, FPP

9:00-9:30 am // EMR Consensus Group Update

Laura Dell'Aiera, MHA, CCP

9:30-10:15 am // BREAK

SESSIONS TOPIC: Standards Everywhere

10:15-10:45 am // AmSECTs Standards and Guidelines

Shahna Bronson, CCP
University of Iowa

10:45-11:15 am // European Standards and Guidelines

Luc Puis, ECCP

11:15 am -12:00 pm // Panel Discussion: Proposed Standards and Guidelines Review

Shahna Bronson, CCP and Luc Puis, ECCP

12:00-1:00 pm // Paying it Forward: Investing in the future of Perfusion
Karen Fritchman, M. Ed.
MUSC Development

SESSIONS TOPIC: Perfusion Clinical Factors

1:00-1:30 pm // TDO2, Goal Directed Perfusion with Continuous Monitoring

Suzanne C. Osborne, CCP
Emeritus, MSMLS

1:30-2:00 pm // Using Technology to Integrate Safety and Intelligence to CPB

Jeremy Tamari
Vice President of Global Perfusion, Spectrum Medical

2:00-2:30 pm // BREAK


2:30-3:00 pm // VA ECMO and Acute Cardiogenic Shock

Lucas Witer, MD

3:00-3:30 pm // ECMO Staffing Models

Monika Cardona, RN

3:30-4:00 pm // ECMO Alternative Anticoagulation and Outcomes

Trevor Millikan

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SESSIONS TOPIC: Clinical Resources

8:00-8:30 am // AmSECT Protocols Project

Shahna Helmick, CCP
University of Iowa

8:30-9:00 am // High Fidelity Simulation in Perfusion Education

John Marflak, MBA, CCP

9:00-9:30 am // Non-Technical Skills Assessment in Perfusion (PINTS)

Dave Fitzgerald, DHA, MPH, CCP

9:30-10:30 am // BREAK

10:15-10:45 am // 50 Essentials in Blood Management

Russell Stahl, MD

10:45-11:15 am // Hemosonics Quantra - New Technology for Targeted Blood Product Use

Adam Meyers, RN,
Clinical Sales Specialist,

11:15-11:45 am // Determinants of Hospital Variability in PRBC Blood Transfusions

Dave Fitzgerald, DHA, CCP

11:45-12:45 pm // Stories Out of Africa: Cardiac Surgery in Sub-Sahara Africa 
Robert Groom, MPS, CCP, FPP & Aimee Phelps, CCP

12:45-1:00 pm // Panel Discussion
Robert Groom, MPS, CCP, FPP & Aimee Phelps, CCP

1:00-1:30 pm // The Perfusion Labor Workforce and Career Options

Adam Clark, MBA

1:30-2:00 pm // Measuring Perfusion Productivity

Anthony Shackelford, DHA, CCP

2:00-2:30 pm // BREAK


2:30-2:45 pm // Special Procedures: Proteck Duo Cannula and LV Aneurysm

Davey Fisher, MS, CCP

2:45-3:00 pm // Labor delivery during VV ECMO support

Chris Hall MS, CCP

3:00-3:15 pm // B12 and MCS Case Report

Justin Hong, MPS, CCP

3:15-3:30 pm // Hyponatremia and Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Case Report to Clinical Practice Guideline Proposal

Melissa Duarte, MPS, CCP

3:30-3:45 pm // Special Procedures: Pediatric Case Report

Dafne Chainella, MPS, CCP

3:45-4:00 pm // A Modified ECC Circuit used for TAAA

Amanda Wood, MPS, CCP 

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