2022 Annual Meeting 
Looking forward to a real live in-person meeting Spring 2022

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Meeting Agenda: Saturday March 5th.

1:00pm-1:15     Kelly Williamson- Perfusion Student Rush University. 

                              Implementation of ECMO for the treatment of pregnant and postpartum patients due to COVID. 

1:15-1:45            Jason Schultz- PBM Specialist, Werfen. 

                             Patient Blood Management using ROTEM Viscoelastic Testing. 

1:45-2:00            Kaitlyn Gelsinger- Perfusion Student. Hofstra University.                           

                             From Operational Awareness to Situational Awareness: How a Combat Zone Helped Influence                                          Preparation and Perception in the Operating Room. 

2:00 -2:30           Suzanne Osborne- Lead Clinical Specialist Terumo Cardiovascular. 

                             Monitoring of ALL Clinical Parameters - Are we at the crossroads and need tighter ranges and do we                                need to look at how we control these parameters? 

2:30-2:40            Panel Questions 

2:40- 3:00           Break 

3:00-3:45            Dr. Ankit Bharat - Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern Medicine and Director of the Lung                                          Transplant program. 

                             Extracorporeal Support and Lung Transplantation for COVID 19 

3:45- 4:15           Neil Nye- Senior Group Marketing Manager, Perfusion and ECLS Products. Medtronic. 

                             Advancements in ECLS Products and Patient Care.  

4:15- 5:00          Dr Sara Mirza- Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep                                          Medicine, Rush Medical College  

                            The Evolution of VV ECMO. How COVID-19 has changed the playing field. 


5:00-6:30           Student Poster Presentations/Cocktails/Appetizers. Relocate to Albert for Dinner


6:30-7:00           Owen’s story and the Bob Lehne scholarship presentation


7:00-7:30           Vendor Journey and recognition. It’s more than just sales.

7:30-8:00         Awards and honors


8:00-9:00          My Life as a Perfusionist. Perfusion Journeys- Retired Perfusionists panel (TBA). 

   What did I learn during my perfusion career:

What worked, What went wrong and What would I do  again.

Cyndi Piotter

Vince Rizzo

David Kouri

9:00-10:00       Social hour and Tom Foolery 


*Although the pandemic is still a fluid situation, the CPF meeting will comply with City of Chicago COVID protocols at the time of the meeting. It is encouraged to download your vaccination status when registering for the meeting, just in case! We do not anticipate any further restrictions or cancelations. 

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