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Carolina Perfusion Symposium Agenda 2023


Full Agenda to follow!

*Subject to change

Meeting Times:


Friday July 21st Session


Introductions 4-4:20 p.m.

4:20 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Jimmy Beck, CCP, Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare (40 mins.)

Questions: (20 mins.)


5:00 p.m. Dr. Stahl, MD, MD Perspectives on Perfusion

6:00-8:00 p.m. Welcoming Event with Cocktails and Light Hors-d'oeruvres and Kids Fun!

Saturday July 22nd: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Breakfast Session: 7:00 a.m. **Sponsored by LIVANOVA 1 hour


Emerging Technology and Techniques 8:00 a.m.-10:10 a.m.


  1. Justin Resley/Davy Fisher MUSC experience with Mr. Frosty (20 mins.)

  2. Ben Giddens, CCP 3 Rules of Emergency Preparedeness (20 mins.)

  3. Naveen Bangia, PhD Magnesium Homeostasis During Surgery and in the ICU (30 mins.)

  4. Kristine Harper, MSN, RN, CPPS, NE-BC, TeamStepps Equals Eggsellent Care (50 mins.)

  5. Questions: (10 mins.)

Break/Vendor Sessions 10:10-10:30a

Perfusion Education Advancements 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


  1. Laura Dell’aeira, MHA, CCP -Barriers to Online Medical Education (20 mins.)

  2. Jillian Harvey, MHA Educational and Career Opportunities in Healthcare Admin (20 mins.)

  3. Dave Fitzgerald, CCP Trends in Perfusion Education (20 mins.)

  4. Bruce Searles, PhD, CCP, LP, CES-a Validation of a Simulation Curriculum for Teaching and Assessing Clinical Perfusion Skills (20 mins.)

  5. Questions 10 mins


Lunch 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Abbott Sponsored Talk

DCD and Transplant: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


  1. Dr. Konrad, MD Partial Heart Transplant (30 mins.)

  2. Joey Lepore, CCP DCD at Vanderbilt (20 mins.)

  3. Krishna Bhandari, MD DCD Heart Transplantation (30 mins.)

  4. Questions (10 mins.)


Break/Vendor Session 3:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.

Connecting to Purpose: 3:20 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


  1. Thomas Rusk, CCP Shark Tank Yourself Through Writing (30 mins.)

  2. Alfred Chahine, MD Safety in the Operating Room: It's not just about the patient (40 mins.)

  3. Marc Denlinger, MSN, RN, MS, Perfusion Graduate Miracle on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (30 mins.)

  4. Questions (10 mins.)


Dinner with Entertainment 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sunday July 23rd 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Safety in Perfusion 8:00 a.m.-9:40 a.m.


  1. Michael Colligan, CCP, PhD Case Report (30 mins.)

  2. Tony Shackelford, CCP, Phd Matching Extracorporeal Circuit to Specific Patient GDP Goals: The forgotten Factor (30 mins.)

  3. Susan Wickersham, MLT, PBMS, Article Review (30 mins.) 

  4. Questions (10 mins.)


Break (10 mins.)

Clinical Perspectives 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


  1. Monika Collins, RN Creating a Culture of Resiliency in an ECMO Program (30 mins.)

  2. Laurie Dijoy, CCP DO2 (20 mins.)

  3. Ashlynn Strickland Case Report (20 mins.)

  4. Jeremy Bolick, MS, RRT, ACCS An Invitro Study  Comparing Gaseous Microemboli Handling of Adult PMP Membrane Oxygenators (20 mins.)

  5. Questions (10 mins)

Student Scholarship Presentation by Dafne Chianella and the Perfusion Life Team

Closing Remarks Kenneth Ingersoll and Adam Clark

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