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The Chicago Land Perfusion Foundation 2023 Annual Meeting Agenda 
Saturday, March 4th 2023
Rivers Casino, Heart Room. Des Plaines, Illinois


9am- 11am- Hands on Perfusion and ECMO Interactive 


Student Lecture Sessions: 


Moderators-Greg Mork CCP, Julie Collins CCP, Bradley Kulat CCP


9:00am-9:20am- Benton Farrell, Quinnipiac University perfusion student


Comparison of Intra-aortic balloon pump and Impella for treatment of

acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock


9:20am-9:40am- Logan Hislope, Rush University perfusion student


Timing of Initiation of COVID VV ECMO. Did it matter? Did it not matter? Why are we asking?


9:40am-10:00am- Nicholas Lozanovski, Quinnipiac University perfusion student


Surgical AVR with CABG versus TAVR with PCI in patients with significant CAD


10:00am-10:20am- Cris Parra, Rush University perfusion student


The advent of Cytosorb to augment the treatment of COVID ECMO


10:20am-10:40am- Anita Parker, Rush University perfusion student


Potential evolution of the Perfusionist role in adult congenital cases


10:40am-11:30am- Student and Perfusionist Interactive Panel- 


David Kouri, CCP Emeritus, Dave Durdov CCP, Steve Moss, CCP


Perfusion Education and clinical rotations: Viewpoint from students, clinical affiliates and perfusionists




Break – 11:30am-12:00pm



A Working Lunch: Boxed lunch served during lectures.


Moderators- Chris Wurzer CCP, Bradley Kulat CCP, Dave Chabot CCP


12:00pm-12:30pm- Greg Mork, CCP. Rush University. Guest speaker for Grifols


Hereditary Antithrombin Deficiency (hATd) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk:

Are You Asking the Right Questions?


12:30pm- 1:00pm- Verna Nelson- Principle Clinical Specialist, Terumo Cardiovascular


Product Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic


1:00pm-1:30pm- Angie Zupancic- Area Business Manager, ACD. Werfen 


Powering Patient Care in the CV OR


1:30pm-2:00pm- Dr. Christopher Mehta MD, Director of “Code Aorta” program

and assistant professor of surgery, attending cardiac surgeon at Northwestern University.


Code Aorta – rapid on set requires rapid deployment


2:00pm- 2:30pm- Break


2:30pm-3:00pm- Dr. Benjamin Bryner MD, Associate director heart transplantation

and mechanical support,assistant professor of surgery at Northwestern University.


Transmedics Organ Care System use at Northwestern


3:00pm-3:45pm- Honored Keynote Speaker- Dr. Robert Bartlett MD, Active Professor Emeritus,

Acute Care Surgery at University of Michigan.


ECMO-Past, Present and the Future


3:45pm-4:30pm- Dr. Antone Tatooles MD, Assistant professor, department of cardiovascular surgery,

Rush Medical College, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, Advocate Christ Medical Center.


ECMO today and cannulation strategies 


4:30pm-5:00pm- Panel discussion, Dr. Mehta, Dr. Bryner, Dr. Bartlett, Dr. Tatooles



5:00pm-6:00pm- Cocktail Hour and vendor interaction. 



Dinner Special Presentation and Evening Lectures:


Moderators: Randy McGregor CCP, Andy Jaley LP, MB, Stephanie Canchola CCP


6:00pm-7:30pm- My experience on ECMO. Three Patient Perspectives.

Maria Young, ECMO Patient and Founder of Maria’s Miracle.


Nicholas P. Dodge, ECMO patient, double lung recipient

Nelson Tamondong, ECMO patient


7:30pm-8:15pm- James Brown CCP, Northshore University Health System. Randy McGregor CCP,

Northwestern University, Mike Kotwas CCP, Perfusion Technologists of Greater Chicago.


Alternative strategies for CRRT on ECMO round table discussion


8:15pm-8:45pm- Yesenia Garcia RT, Rush University


Cannulate, Extubate, Ambulate


8:45pm- 9:00pm- Yesenia Garcia RT, James Brown CCP, Randy McGregor CCP, Mike Kotwas CCP,

Maria Young.


What did we learn today? ECMO panel


9:00pm-9:30pm- Awards, scholarships and vendor interactive awards


9:30pm- Adjournment

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