2020 Perfusion Conference

June 5-6, 2020 | Texas Heart Institute Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

“With the advent of the heart-lung machine, for example, we surgeons had the key to a door that had previously been locked. Once we had the key, then we could venture out into unexplored territory.”  Denton A. Cooley, MD


The Annual THI Perfusion Conference which will be held June 5-6, 2020 at 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 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.


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Location & Lodging


The symposium is held in the Texas Heart Institute – The Denton A. Cooley Building located within the Texas Medical Center at 6770 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030.

Entrance to the Denton A. Cooley Building is only through the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Bates Street lobby (6720 Bertner Ave.).

The meetings will be held in the The Denton A. Cooley auditorium located on the lower level of the Cooley Building which is accessible by the Green Elevators.



There are several hotels in the Texas Medical Center within walking distance or short taxi.

Westin Hotel
1709 Dryden Rd
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 730-2404

Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-796-0080

Hilton Houston Plaza
6633 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-313-4000

Wyndham Hotel & Suites
Houston Medical Center
6800 S. Main Street
Houston TX 77030
Phone: 713-528-7744

Hotel ZAZA
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-526-1991

Ground Transportation 

Taxi service to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) hotels from Hobby Airport averages $35 one way. Taxi service from Bush Intercontinental Airportaverages $50 one way. Uber & Lyft provide service in Houston. The drive to the TMC is approximately 30 minutes from Hobby Airport and approximately 45 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Rental car services are also available at both airports.


Parking for the event is available in Garage 2 located off Holcombe and Bertner for a fee of $13. You may also valet for $14 at the front of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center located at 6720 Bertner Avenue.

For more information on parking and directions for the Texas Medical Center visit www.tmc.edu.


Please mail or email the registration form below to David Zamora. For questions, please call David at (832) 355-4026.

Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion
Attention: David Zamora
PO BOX 20345, MC 1-224
Houston TX 77225

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