2020 Perfusion Conference Online

June 5-6, 2020 | Live Broadcast from the Texas Heart Institute

Overview

The Annual THI Perfusion Conference will be live broadcasted online June 5-6, 2020 from the Texas Heart Institute. The agenda for this year’s conference will include case reviews and discussion about the latest trends in the industry. Conference participants will earn 16.2 CAT I Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP). Funds raised at this year’s conference will provide critical programmatic support for the School of Perfusion as they continue to train the next generation of perfusionists.

June 5-6, 2020

Honoring Terry Crane

The 2020 meeting will honor Terry Crane who was involved with the perfusion school for more than four decades and worked closely with Texas Heart Institute’s founder,  Denton A. Cooley, M.D. His contributions to the success of the program are countless, and the perfusion school is presently thriving. Since its opening in 1971, more than 900 students have graduated from the program. Many of those graduates were touched by Terry’s passion for the vital role perfusionists play in operating the heart-lung machine and other ancillary devices to support patients who require cardiac surgery.

Agenda

Friday June 5th

8:00 – 8:15
Convocation: Welcome, THI School Mission, Effects of Pandemic on Perfusion Education | Deborah Adams

8:15 – 8:30 | Mindful Meditation/The Struggle | Danny FitzGerald

8:30 – 9:15
Cardiovascular Medicine and COVID-19: Knows & Unknowns | Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Coulter, MD

Special Guest Panelist |  Zvonimir Krajcer, MD

9:15 – 9:30
Coffee Break & Video Tribute to Terry Crane

9:30 – 10:15
COVID-19 Joint Perfusion Task Force | Justin Sleasman, Luc Puis, and Bill Riley

10:15 – 10:45
ABCP Experience and Logistics for Spring Perfusion Graduates During the Pandemic | Ann Guercio

10:45 – 11:15
COVID-19 Cytokine Storm | Linda Mongero

11:15 – 11:45
ECMO for Respiratory Failure in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The CHI Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Experience | Subhasis Chatterjee, MD & Kartik A Valluri, MD

 


11:45 – 12:15
Lunch  | Medtronic, Terumo, Boehringer Labs


 

12:15 – 12:45
Perfusion Program Strategies During the COVID Pandemic | Rashied Moody

12:45 – 1:15
Quantum Technologies: Moving ECLS into the Future| Steve Brannen

1:15 – 1:45
Establishing a TransMedics OCS Lung Program | Blaine Johnson

1:45 – 2:15
The Microbial World | Steve Sutton

2:15 – 2:45
VADs – History Development Future | O.H. Frazier, MD

2:45 – 3:15
Aneurysm Repair Strategy | Ourania Preventza, MD

3:15 – 3:45
Interactive discussion on Aneurysm repairs

3:45 – 4:30
Virtual Hangout: discussion on COVID-19 experiences

 

Saturday, June 6th

8:00 – 8:05
Convocation | Kathleen Kibler

8:05 – 8:15
Physiologic Pediatric Perfusion versus “cookbook” approach | Charles Fraser Jr, MD

8:15 – 8:30
The Triangle of Trust | Erin Gottlieb, MD

8:30 – 9:00
Building a Congenital Heart Program | Blake Denison

9:00 – 9:30
The Evolution of Ventricular Assist Devices at Texas Children’s Hospital | Mary Claire McGarry

9:30 – 10:00
Clampless Systemic Cardioplegia: A Case Review | Tom Klein

10:00 – 10:15
Perfusion Without Borders

10:15 – 10:45
Perfusion Without Borders-Novick Cardiac Alliance | Brian Forsberg

10:45 – 11:15
Looking into other’s Toolboxes | Joe Basha

11:15 – 11:30
Sal Guercio Celebration of Life Memorial 

11:30 – 11:50
Aneurysm in Ascending Thoracic Aorta, Aortic Valve Replacement, and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: A Case Study | Leslie Gonzalez

11:50 – 12:10
Prolonged Duration on Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Outcomes | Kevin Do

12:10 -12:30
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy related to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension| Tony Dohman

12:30 – 1:00
Lunch| LivaNova , Abbott and Instrumentation Laboratories

1:00 – 1:20
COVID-19 Response: Pathogenesis & ECMO Consideration | Nicole Morency     

1:20 – 1:40
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery | Jonathan Otis

1:40 – 2:00
Tricuspid Valvuloplasty with Papillary Fibroelastoma Removal using DaVinci | Sean Pollock

2:00 – 2:20
Von Willebrand Disease and Considerations During CPB | Dustin Gitchell

2:20 – 2:30

Closing Remarks | Ann Guercio

 


2:30  Virtual Social Music Hour

 

 

 

Online Conference

We are taking it online.

The symposium will be broadcasted from the Texas Heart Institute – The Denton A. Cooley Building located within the Texas Medical Center.

Pre-registration is required and livestream instructions will be sent to the email address submitted through our registration forms.

Registration (Required)

All Attendees Must Pre-Register for the Online Conference by June 3, 2020.

Click Here to Register

Registration Fees

 $50 Perfusionists (Seeking ABCP CEUs)

Free Perfusion Students/General Admission (Non-CEU Seeking)

 

Livestream instructions will be sent to the email address provided.

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our loyal sponsors.  The 2020 PerfCon is made possible with your support.

 


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Perfusion Community Partners

Thank you to our loyal perfusion community. Together we change lives.

CEU

The Annual THI Perfusion Conference which will be broadcasted online June 5-6, 2020 from the Texas Heart Institute. The agenda for this year’s conference will include case reviews and discussion about the latest trends in the industry. Conference participants will earn 16.2 CAT I Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).

Registration Fees

 $50 Perfusionists (Awarded ABCP CEUs)

 Free Perfusion Students/General Admission (Non-CEU Seeking)