Annual Meeting

42nd Annual Seminar of The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion :

A Virtual Event

February 6-13, 2021

(All times are Eastern Standard Time.)

After careful consideration and for the health and safety of our attendees, the Council of The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion has decided to move our upcoming meeting in Austin, Texas from February 2021 to February 2022.  There are still too many uncertainties for a possible second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Fall along with travel bans and decreased reimbursement for travel expenses for us to hold an in-person meeting in early 2021. 

The Academy will still hold a conference in February 2021, but it will be completely virtual.  The Academy plans to remain flexible to the needs of the perfusion profession so the meeting will include all the elements for which the Academy conferences have come to be known. While the format of the meeting will change, we are excited about the challenge of meeting the learning needs of all our delegates, sponsors, and friends.

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” and some historical information. 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, respiratory therapists and physicians.

 

(HSLRP = Historical / Sponsor(s) / Literature Review / Paper Presentation)

 

Part #1 – Saturday, February 6, 2021 (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

HSLRP Presentation #1 (8:30 – 9:30 AM)

Special Presentations and Panel (9:30 – 11:30 AM)

Fireside Chats (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

 

Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:00 PM

 

Part #2 – Saturday, February 6, 2021 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Special Presentations and Panel (1:00 – 3:00 PM)

Fireside Chats (3:00 – 4:00 PM)

HSLRP Presentation #2 (4:00 – 5:00 PM)

 

Part #3 – Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (5:30 PM – 10:30 PM)

HSLRP Presentation #3 (5:30 – 6:30 PM) (for East Coast Attendees)

Special Presentations and Panel (6:30 – 8:30 PM)

Fireside Chats (8:30 – 9:30 PM)

Repeat HSLRP Presentation #3 (9:30 – 10:30 PM) (for West Coast Attendees)

 

Part #4 – Thursday, February 11, 2021 (5:30 PM – 10:30 PM)

HSLRP Presentation #4 (5:30 – 6:30 PM) (for East Coast Attendees)

Special Presentations and Panel (6:30 – 8:30 PM)

Fireside Chats (8:30 – 9:30 PM)

Repeat HSLRP Presentation #4 (9:30 – 10:30 PM) (for West Coast Attendees)

 

Part #5 – Saturday, February 13, 2021 (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM) Multi-disciplinary Day

HSLRP Presentation #5 (8:30 AM – 9:30 PM)

Special Presentations and Panel (9:30 – 11:30 AM)

Fireside Chats (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

 

Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:00 PM

 

Part #6 – Saturday, February 13, 2021 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Multi-disciplinary Day

Special Presentations and Panel (1:00 – 3:00 PM)

Fireside Chats (3:00 – 4:00 PM)

HSLRP Presentation #6 (4:00 – 5:00 PM)

 

Each part or block will consist of four hours of educational content which should be awarded 4.8 Category I CEUs by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. With six total parts, that is a meeting total of 28.8 CEUs available.

Some of the topics for the meeting will be: 

ECMO (Multi-disciplinary day) 

The Conduct of Research (Perfusion in the Laboratory Setting, IRB Interactions, Authoring a Paper, Reading a Paper) 

Non-technical Aspects of Perfusion (PINTS, Self Care, State of the Profession – ABCP Report) 

Perfusion Outside the Box (ECMO Travel, OCS, EMR Involvement, Simulation) 

Blood (Alternate Anticoagulants and Monitoring, CytoSorb, ZBUF/Hemoconcentration)

 

Thanks everyone for your contributions and we look forward to working with all of you to make this virtual meeting a huge success!

Stay tuned for more information as we finalize the program.