Hoosier Extracorporeal Science Conference Annual Conference

Heartbeat Perfusion Solutions is the host and director for the HESC. See you in 2023!

Heartbeat Perfusion Solutions thanks all who attended our first annual Hoosier Extracorporeal Science Conference, held in Indianapolis on May 25th and 26th, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Conference Center! Approved by 21.3 CEU for 2022 conference.

Our attendees met industry leaders and clinicians from around the country with one mission: forging new roads to better patient outcomes in extracorporeal medicine. The conference focused on new technologies, evidence-based practices, and more.

Heartbeat Perfusion Solutions presented two scholarships at the Hoosier Extracorporeal Science Conference: $2000 best oral presentation scholarship to Emily Behr and $1000 best poster presentation scholarship to Christine Stark.

We look forward to seeing you at our second annual conference in 2023! Dates to be determined.


May 25, 2022

10am – 5pm: Registration

  • Please make sure to have valid ID
  • Vendors/Sponsors can start setting up at 3pm

11am – 12:30pm: Lunch Break

12pm – 12:15pm: Welcome Announcement

12:15pm – 1:30pm: Student Presentations followed by Q&A

  • 12:15pm – 12:45pm
    Review of the ECMO “Mixing Cloud” Phenomenon and Comparison of Harvi and Califia Simulators to Diagnose Differential – Anthony Evangelista
  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm 
    The Use of Total Body Retrograde Perfusion in Aortic Arch Surgery – Emily Behr
  • 1:15pm – 1:30pm
    Questions and Answers

1:30pm – 4:45pm: Speakers followed by Q&A

  • 1:30pm – 2pm 
    ABO – Incompatible Transplant Therapy – Richard Issit, B.Sc(Hons), PgDip, DCLinp, Fccp, AACP
  • 2pm – 2:30pm
    Common ECMO Challenges – Erik Osborn, MD
  • 2.30pm – 3pm
    Anticoagulation of Patients with COVID on ECMO – Matthew P. Lillybad, PharmD, BCCCP, BCCP
  • 3pm – 3:30pm
    Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) 1971 – 2022 – Gerard J. Myers RT, CCP Emeritus
  • 3:30pm – 4pm
    How ECMO Contributes to Acute Kidney Injury – John Ingram, Jr., CCP
  • 4pm – 4:30pm
    What’s New with Custodial HTK? – Bill Nicotra, MSL, CCP, LP
  • 4:30pm – 4:45pm
    Questions and Answers

5pm – 8pm: Sponsor’s/Vendor’s Hands-on Workshop and Dinner Reception

May 26, 2022

7:30am-9am: Continental Breakfast

  • Student Poster Presentations/Sponsor’s/Vendor’s

7:45am-8:45am: Historical Video Presentations

9am-11:15am: Speakers followed by Q&A

  • 9am – 9:30am
    Comprehensive Clinical Perfusion Instruction – David Webb, MS, CCP, LP
  • 9:30am – 10am
    When to Start and When to Stop? Extracorporeal Support and Mechanical Circulatory Support – Erik Osborn, MD
  • 10am – 10:30am
    ECMO: Preserving the Option for Donation and Expanding the Gifts – Sherry Quire, RN, BSN, MBA 
  • 10:30am – 11am
    Anticoagulation on ECMO – John Ingram, CCP, Ph.D.
  • 11am – 11:15am
  • Questions and Answers

11:15am-12:30pm: Lunch Break

  • Vendor’s/Sponsor’s available
  • Student Poster Presentations

12:30pm-2:30pm: Fireside Chats

  • Anticoagulation
  • Pediatrics
  • ECMO/perfusion accidents
  • Rollerhead vs. Centrifugal Pump

2:30pm-5:45pm: Speakers followed by Q&A

  • 2:30pm – 3pm
    Is It Possible to Establish Evidence-Based ECMO Protocols? A Review From Different ECMO Institutions and Current Literature – Mark Bowers, PhD, CCP
  • 3pm – 3:30pm
    Cerebral Oximetry: It’s Paramountcy in Perfusion – Lara Al-Nakib, BS
  • 3:30pm – 4pm
    Perfusion Integrated Epic EMR: Is This the Right Option for Your Institution? – Micheal Vespe, MS, CCP
  • 4pm – 4:30pm
    Developing an Effective Working Relationship with Other Hospital Staff and Departments – Tammy Hutton, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • 4:30pm – 5pm
    The Evolving Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) – The Payer’s Perspective – Dirk P. Slaker, MD
  • 5pm – 5:30pm
    Avoidable ECMO Fatalities – Phil Scott MS, CCP, FPP
  • 5:30pm – 5:45pm
    Questions and Answers

6pm – 7pm: Hors D’oeuvres

7pm – 9pm: Send Off Dinner

Scholarship Awards Presented

Phil Scott MS, CCP, FPP with the talk – The Historical Co-Dependent Relationship Between Vendors and Perfusionists: Does Science or Marketing Drive Our Clinical Extracorporeal Practice?

May 27, 2022

Post event trip to the Indy 500 Racetrack (Ticket is provided)

7am – 8am: Continental Breakfast

Carb Day Festivities

  • Visit the racetrack
  • Meet the drivers
  • Visit the museum
  • Concert at the end of the day

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