AACP Virtual Meeting

This year’s virtual meeting will consist of six blocks. Each block will include presentations on a specific topic followed by discussion. Each block will also include some “Fireside Chats”. Attendees will be able to register for each block individually or the entire meeting. Each block will be awarded Category I CEUs. Saturday, February 13th will be a multi-disciplinary day offering continuing education credits for nurses and respiratory therapists.
The entire meeting has been awarded 31.2 Category I CEUs by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Part #1 – Saturday, February 6, 2021 (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM) – 4.8 CEUs
Non-Technical Aspects of Perfusion
Moderators: Molly Bryant and Edward Delaney

8:30 – 8:50 AM American Board of Cardiovascular Board Report
Brad Kulat, CCP, Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, President ABCP

8:50 – 9:10 AM Heart Surgery, What Does it Really Cost?
Kainat Ayub, Rush University Perfusion Student, Chicago, IL

9:10 – 9:30 AM The Effect of COVID on Perfusion Students and New Graduates Molly Bryant CCP, MHA, FPP, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Special Panel

9:30 – 9:55 AM How Can Team Communication Improve Patient Care? Using IT Solutions and Dashboards
James R. Beck, MPS, CCP, LP, Director, Clinical Perfusion & Anesthesia Support Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, MSCHONY

9:55 – 10:20 AM Validation of the Perfusionists’ Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (PINTS) Tool Roger Daglius Dias, MD, MBA, PhD Director of Research & Innovation, Director of the Medical Simulation Fellowship – Human Factors & Cognitive Engineering Lab STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham Health, Boston. MA

10:20 – 10:45 AM The Just Culture of Shared Accountability
David Fitzgerald, CCP, MPH, DHA, Program Director, MUSC Perfusion School, Charleston, SC

10:45 – 11:10 AM Perfusionist Liability
John P. Puleo, Esq., Hamel Marcin Dunn Reardon & Shea, P.C.,
Boston, MA

11:10 – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion

11:30AM – 12:30 PM Fireside Chats
Choice #1 – Clinical Instructor’s Forum
Brian Schwartz, Joseph Sistino, David Fitzgerald
Choice #2 – Pediatrics
Tami Rosenthal, Brad Kulat, David Boyne
Part #2 – Saturday, February 6, 2021 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM) – 4.8 CEUs
Blood
Moderators: Michael Smith and Christine Chan
Special Panel 1:00 – 1:25 PM Cellular Response to CPB: Clinical Relevance Harvey Rinder, MD, Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and Laboratory Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

1:25 – 1:50 PM Can Automated Data Acquisition Assist Clinicians in Oxygen delivery on CPB? Help your patients!, DO2i & TDR
Christine Chan, CCP, LP, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

1:50 – 2:15 PM Cerebral Perfusion
Edward DeLaney MS, MBA, LP, CCP, Director System Perfusion Services, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northwell Health, NY

2:15 – 2:40 PM Nitric Oxide on Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Lorenzo Berra, MD, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2:40 – 3:00 PM Panel Discussion

3:00 – 4:00 PM Fireside Chats
Choice #1 – Blood Conservation
Killian Patton, Ed Delaney, Katie Gray
Choice #2 – Perfusion Accidents
Larry Garrison, Katie Moraglia, Jimmy Beck

4:00 – 4:20 PM Comparison of Del Nido to Blood Cardioplegia in Adults and Pediatrics
Brian Lester, RN – Quinnipiac University Perfusion Student, Hamden, CT

4:20 – 4:40 PM The Assessment of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery for COVID-19 Al Stammers – MSA, PBMS, CCP Emeritus Vice President, Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, SpecialtyCare INC, Brentwood, TN 4:40 – 5:00 PM Meta-Analysis on ANH & RAP on Reducing Allogeneic Blood Transfusions
Maria Plomondon – Quinnipiac University Perfusion Student, Hamden, CT
Part #3 – Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (5:30 PM – 10:30 PM) – 6.0 CEUs
Conduct of Research
Moderators: Edward Darling, Joshua Walker and Kevin Charette

5:30 PM – 5:50 PM Faculty: ECMO Education in a Perfusion Program (Program Perspective)
Edward M. Darling, MS, LP, CCP, Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

5:50 – 6:10 PM Student Perspective of ECMO Capstone Experience

Michael Wynn, Alex Taylor, Jamie Jordan, SUNY Perfusion Students, Syracuse, NY

6:10 – 6:30 PM Myocardial Protection Comparing Warm and Cold Cardioplegia Delivery Methods
Nathan Minie, Quinnipiac University Graduate Student, Hamden, CT
Special Panel

6:30 – 6:55 PM Isolated Heart Perfusion
Tony Calhoun, CCP, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 6:55 – 7:20 PM Trials and Tribulations of Research: The Good, the Bad and the Terrible Al Stammers – MSA, PBMS, CCP Emeritus Vice President, Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, SpecialtyCare INC, Brentwood, TN

7:20 – 7:45 PM Research Collaborations
Nitin A. Das, MD, Instructor/Research with UTHealth San Antonio Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

7:45 – 8:10 PM The Processes and Pitfalls of Peer-Review and Publication
Mark Kurusz, CCP Emeritus and John Toomasian, MS, CCP,
Perfusion Journal Associate Editors

8:10 – 8:30 PM Panel Discussion

8:30 – 9:30 PM Fireside Chats
Choice #1 – Myocardial Protection
Bill Nicotra, Greg Smigla, Isaac Chinnappan
Choice #2 – Pump On: First Five Years
Ann Guercio, Allison Weinberg, Christine Pryal
Choice #3 – Scope of Practice
Ryan Piech, John Toomasian, Carol Ann Rosenberg

9:30 -9:50 PM Prophylactic Steroids and SIRS on CPB
Stephanie Johnson, Quinnipiac University Perfusion Student,
Hamden, CT

9:50 – 10:10 PM The Development Of A National Quality Program For Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Linda Mongero, CCP Emeritus, SpecialtyCare, INC, Brentwood, TN

10:10 – 10:30 PM Historical Presentation
Steven Sutton, CCP, Wichita Falls, TX
Part #4 – Thursday, February 11, 2021 (5:30 PM – 10:30 PM) – 6.0 CEUs
Outside the Box
Moderators: Killian Patton Rivera and Allison Weinberg

5:30 – 5:50 PM Preliminary Report of the 2020 Organ Care System Workforce Survey Blaine Johnson, MBA, CCP, LP, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

5:50 – 6:10 PM Surgical Awareness in LVAD Procedures
Craig Haug, CVP Student, Rush University, Chicago, IL

6:10 – 6:30 PM Conventional Ultrafiltration Versus Diuretic Use with Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Postoperative Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis of Literature Reviews Jennifer L. Pierce BSN, RN, Quinnipiac University Perfusion Student, Hamden, CT
Special Panel

6:30 – 6:55 PM Managing ECMO Catastrophes on the Road and in the Air
Rachel Gambino, CCP, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

6:55 – 7:20 PM NYC Covid-19 Experience Nicholas Mellas, CCP, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY

7:20 – 7:45 PM Pediatric ICU Resuscitation
Tia Tortoriello Raymond, MD, FAAP, FAHA, Pediatric Cardiac Intensivists of North Texas, PLLC, Medical City Children’s Hospital, Dallas, TX

7:45 – 8:10 PM CPB to ECMO Simulation: A Multi-Disciplinary Handoff
Greg MacLean, CCP, David Sturmer, CCP Gretchen Lawson, CCP, Killian Patton-Rivera, CCP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

8:10 – 8:30 PM Panel Discussion

8:30 – 9:30 PM Fireside Chats
Choice #1 – Pediatrics
Ashleigh LeBlanc, Ally Aquino, Justin Sleasman
Choice #2 – Simulation
Gio Cecere, Joe Catricella, Robin Sutton
Choice #3 – Students Only Forum
Molly Bryant, Josh Walker, Rich Melchior

9:30 – 9:50 PM Meta-Analysis on the Clinical Benefits of Miniaturized Extracorporeal Circuits Compared to Conventional Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Off- Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Herson Hernandez, Quinnipiac University Perfusion Student, Hamden, CT

9:50 – 10:10 PM Comparing Hydroxocobalamin and Methylene Blue in the Treatment of Vasoplegic Syndrome Kathryn Cirillo, Quinnipiac University Perfusion Student, Hamden, CT

10:10 – 10:30 PM Historical Presentations
Steven Sutton, CCP, Wichita Falls, TX
Part #5 – Saturday, February 13, 2021 (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM) Multi-disciplinary Day – 4.8 CEUs
ECMO
Moderators: Kirti Patel, Greg Smigla and Adam Fernandez

8:30 – 8:50 AM Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: From Cannulation to Home Nicholas Mesisca BSN, RN, CCRN, Thomas Jefferson University, Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology Program, Philadelphia, PA

8:50 – 9:30 PM Debate: COVID-19 Respiratory Failure: Just Treat it like ARDS
Craig Rackley, MD and Anne Matthews, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Special Panel 9:30 – 9:55 AM ECMO Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Experience Dr. Gary Schwartz, MD, Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program, Department of Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

9:55 – 10:20 AM ELSO Supplies Platform: ECMO Equipment Sharing Made Easy Justin Sleasman CCP, MS, FPP, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, CA, Perfusion Liaison to ELSO

10:20 – 10:45 AM Nitric Oxide for COVID-19
Lorenzo Berra, MD, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

10:45 – 11:10 AM Quality in Perfusion: Hard to Define But I Know It When I See It Al Stammers – MSA, PBMS, CCP Emeritus, Vice President, Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, SpecialtyCare INC, Brentwood, TN

11:10 – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Fireside Chats
Choice #1 – ECMO Scenarios and Transports
Tom Preston, Chloe Choi, David Palmer
Choice #2 – EMR
Kevin Charette, Mike Brewer, Al Stammers
Choice #3 – Pediatric ECMO
Ashley Hodge, Joey Timpa, Dafne Chianella
Part #6 – Saturday, February 13, 2021 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Multi-disciplinary Day – 4.8 CEUs
ECMO
Moderators: Linda Mongero and Steven Sutton
Special Panel

1:00 – 1:25 PM European ECMO Experience With COVID-19
Luc Puis, ECCP, Leuven, Belgium.

1:25 – 1:50 PM Future of Pediatric ECMO
Timothy M Crombleholme, MD, Director, Fetal Care Center of Dallas, Medical City Children’s Hospital, Dallas, TX

1:50 – 2:15 PM Massachusetts General Hospital ECMO Cannulation Simulation
Sarah Lojovich, MS, CCP, LP, ECMO Liaison, MGH Perfusion Service, Boston, MA

2:15 – 2:40 PM Future of ECMO, Where Are Our Challenges? What’s New Now and What’s on the Horizon?
James R. Beck, MPS, CCP, LP, Director, Clinical Perfusion & Anesthesia Support Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, MSCHONY

2:40 – 3:00 PM Panel Discussion

3:00 – 4:00 PM Fireside Chats
Choice #1 – Dealing with Stress
Alex Gum, Deb Adams, Ian Shearer, Ann Guercio
Choice #2 – ECMO: Starting, Maintaining, Growing a Program
Linda Mongero, Sara Lojovich, Dana Apsel Mullins
Choice #3 – Everything ECMO: ECMO Scenarios and Transports
Tom Preston, Chloe Choi, David Palmer

4:00 – 4:20 PM Goal-Directed Perfusion Steven Sutton, CCP, Wichita Falls Heart Clinic, Wichita Falls, TX

4:20 – 5:00 PM Debate: ECPR: What Is It Good For?
Mani Daneshmand, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA and Jacob Klapper, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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