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Annual Meeting

22nd Annual Scientific Meeting
June 02 - June 03

Why Attend?

The Annual Missouri Perfusion Society Scientific Meetings are a great way to earn your required Continuing Medical Education units. This year, the meeting will provide 15.2 CME's. Along with a cost-effective registration fee, attendees also save on travel expenses while building relationships with other perfusionists in the area.


If you are interested in becoming a speaker at our Annual Scientific Meeting, we want to hear from you! We are always seeking presentations with information relevant to the field of perfusion. Navigate to the "Become A Speaker" tab below to complete our request form with your presentation topic for review.


Vendors who display exhibits at our Annual Scientific Meeting will have access to a majority of the perfusionists from the surrounding area over the course of two days. In addition to exhibits, vendors may also host events as well. Log into your vendor account to register for the meeting and to access our W-9 form.

Facility Location & Contact Information

Mercy Hospital

1235 E Cherokee St.
Springfield, Missouri 65804

(417) 820-2000

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Please plan to join us June 2 & 3, 2017 in Springfield, Missouri for our 22nd annual scientific meeting!

NEW FOR 2017! Free Meeting Registration and CEUs will be awarded to committed speakers for our June 2017 meeting in Springfield, MO.  Abstracts must be submitted by February 20, 2017 to clint@heme1.com.  Abstracts will be approved within a week's time and speakers will be contacted directly.

Program schedule for June 02

 Registration begins at 0730 in the Hammons Heart Lobby.
 All Meetings will be held in the Hammons Heart Auditorium.
Moderator: Clint Johnson, CCP, LCP
0750 Opening Remarks Clint Johnson CCP, LCP, President MPS
0800 Healthcare Legislative Update Michael L. Peters
0830 Myocardial Protection Reimagined Thomas Muziani, PA-C,CP
0930 Case Presentations K. Fon Huang, MD
1015 Break and Vendor Exhibits Multi-Purpose Room
Moderator: Heather Harris, MPS, CCP, LCP
1030 Medical Company Mergers-- -Why? Wayne Caulder
1100 Expanding Perfusion Opportunities Wayne Caulder
1130 Update on Advanced Cardiac Failure Gerard Oghlakian, MD
1200 Lunch and Vendor Exhibits Multi-Purpose Room
Moderator: Bradford Smith, BA, CCP, LCP
1300 Update on TAVR, Absorbable Stents and Mitral Clip Robert Merritt, MD
1345 The Northridge Earthquake of 1994 - A Tale of Two Perfusionists Thomas Muziani, PA-C, CP
1415 Break and Vendor Exhibits Multi-Purpose Room
1430 Weaning Protocols for VA and VV ECMO Jeff Riley, CCP
1530 ECMO Transport - A Model Mark Shepard, MHA, RN, CCP
1600 Closing Comments Clint Johnson, CCP, LCP
1630 Reception and Vendor Exhibits Multi-Purpose Room

Program schedule for June 03

 Registration begins at 0730 in the Hammons Heart Lobby.
 All Meetings will be held in the Hammons Heart Auditorium.
0700 Continental Breakfast and Vendor Exhibits Multi-Purpose Room
Moderator: Chen Gao, CCP, PhD
0725 Welcome & Morning Announcements Clint Johnson CCP, LCP, President MPS
0730 Presentation of Patrick Dewitt Longenecker Student Scholarship Award Robert Longenecker, BS, CCT, CCP, LCP
0745 MPS Scholarship Winner:  Whole Blood Body Exchange in an ABO-Incompatible Pediatric Heart Transplant George Saridakis,BS
0810 Managing Hyperkalemia & Hyperglycemia Following A Large Dose of Buckberg Cardioplegia in a Collateralized Myocardium George Saridakis, BS
0830 MPS Business Meeting Clint Johnson CCP, LCP, President MPS
0915 Presentation of Master Perfusionist Award Clint Johnson CCP, LCP, President MPS
0930 AmSeCT Update Robert Longenecker, BS, CCT, CCP, LCP
0945 Break and Vendor Exhibits Multi-Purpose Room
Moderator: Alexia L Georges, BS, MHA, LCP
1000 Development of an ECMO Program at a Community Hospital—Ass Backward! John Brooks, LCP, CHC
1045 Development of an ECMO Program in a Commuity Hospital Planning Until the Cows Come Home Robert Longenecker, BS, CCT, CCP, LCP
1130 Another ECMO Program—The Mercy Hospital Springfield Experience Magnus Meyer, MD
1200 Lunch and Vendor Exhibits Multi-Purpose Room
Moderator: Verna Nelson, BS, RRT, LCP, CCP
1300 ECMO Anticoagulation Management Jeff Riley, CCP
1345 A Balance of Energy Needs and Essential Resources John Brooks, LCP, CHC
1430 Leadership Education for Perfusion Jeff Riley, CCP
1500 Break and Vendor Exhibits Multi-Purpose Room
1515 Integrating Epic and Spectrum Medical EMR Robert Longenecker, BS, CCT, CCP, LCP
1600 Closing Comments and Meeting Adjournment Clint Johnson CCP, LCP, President MPS

Hotel Overview & Information

University Plaza Hotel

333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield,  Missouri 

(417) - 864-7333

Hotel Website

Room Rates and Discount Code


Must call and ask for Mercy Corporate Rate

Reservations based on availability


Map and Directions

333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, Missouri 65806

Presentation Submission

If you are interested in speaking at our Annual Scientific Meeting, please complete the form below.  We are always looking for new speakers and educational presentations that are interesting and promote excellence in the field of perfusion.

Meeting Registration

Our new user management system tracks your meeting registrations, membership dues, payments, and continuing education credits.  This requires everyone attending our meetings to have an active online account.

Inside your account dashboard, you will be able to register for meetings, pay your invoices, and print your continuing education credits as you earn them.

New for 2017!  Vendor accounts have changed.  To establish a vendor account, submit a request for your company to clint@heme1.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Meeting Registration & Fees

How do I find out about the upcoming meeting?

We plan the meeting at the Fall Board of Directors meeting and traditionally, the meeting is held on the first weekend of June. As soon as it is planned, the Missouri Perfusion Society will announce the meeting dates via our newsletter and also provide information on our website as soon as a facility is secured.

Do I need to register to attend the meeting?

Yes. You can register on our website by clicking here. Only paid registrants will be allowed to attend sessions at the meeting.

Does my spouse need to register to attend the meeting?

Spouses are not allowed to attend meeting sessions unless they are also a paid registrant. However, if a spouse wants to eat the lunch/dinner provided, we provide an option to add a spouse with your registration fee and your spouse will receive a name badge that provides access to meals.

Can I bring friends or other family members to the meeting?

Anyone can attend the meeting, but only paid registrants are allowed to attend meeting sessions.

Am I required to stay in the hotel listed for the meeting?

You can stay at any hotel you wish. However, we have negotiated group rates for our registrants which often includes free items like WiFi codes and breakfast/happy hours. Meeting attendees who are not guests of the hotel will not receive free items offered by the hotel.

I prefer not to pay online, can I pay at the door?

You can pay at the door which some people do as they are not sure of their call schedule/work requirements. This means that you will be paying a late registration fee which is usually $100 extra. This is because it changes the number of printed materials and food count with our contracted vendors and last minute add-ons result in higher fees for the Society.

I prefer not to pay online, can I pay by check?

Yes. You will still need to register for the meeting on our website. Once you have registered, you will be given the option to pay online, or pay by mail. If you choose to pay by mail, simply print the PDF invoice and mail it with a check.

I don't have a Paypal account, can I still pay online?

Yes. Paypal allows you to use a credit/debit card of your choice. You simply click "I don't have a Paypal Account" when you get to the paypal payment screen.

At the Meeting

Do I need to bring a copy of my registration to the meeting?

No. We check the names off the pre-registered list and issue name badges and registration packets. A name badge is needed for entry into meeting sessions.

Can I record presentations?

No. However we sometimes provide links to presentations or sometimes distribute flash drives. Usually speakers ask that proprietary information is not given to registrants. It depends on the subject matter.

What should I wear?

Business casual is appropriate.

Are meals provided?

Usually meals during meeting hours are provided. If the meeting starts in the morning, we provide breakfast. Lunch is always provided. On Friday night, we usually host a vendors happy hour with light appetizers and drinks. Dinner on Friday night is on your own after the happy hour.

Can I volunteer to help with the meeting?

There are opportunities to moderate at all meetings. If you are interested, please send an email to the Meeting Director.

Continuing Education Credits

How will I receive proof of my CEU's?

Using your online account, you can view your CEU's inside your dashboard. After the meeting, your CEU will be added to your account. You can view it and print or download a PDF version of it from the website.

Do CEU's count toward my certification requirements with the ABCP?

Yes. Our meetings provide you with Class I CEU's that count directly toward your ABCP requirements.

I am not a perfusionist, do the CEU's count toward other professions?

No. Our meeting CEU's are specific to perfusion.

How are CEU's calculated?

One CEU is equal to 50 minutes of talk time. Breaks, lunches and breakout sessions do not count.

Refunds & Cancellations

Is my registration fee refundable?

Registration is non refundable. The Missouri Perfusion Society is required to pay meeting expenses based on the number of registrants submitted. Even if you do not attend, we are still required to cover this expense so we are not able to give refunds.

What happens if the meeting is cancelled?

This has never happened. Only in the extreme case of a natural disaster or something of that nature would the meeting be cancelled. Most likely we would be able to reschedule.

Do I have to register for the meeting online?

Yes. With the implementation of our new website, meeting registration and CEU's are managed from within the site. Even if you register at the door, your information will be entered into the website.

I tried to register online, but the site says I have to be logged in?

In order to manage your registration and track your CEU's, you must have an online account on our website. If you do not have one already, create one now.

I need to make a change to my registration, who do I contact?

To make a change to your registration, please go to the Contact Us page and submit the form. Using the dropdown menu in the form, select "Meeting Registration" and your message will be sent to the appropriate person.

I need help registering for the meeting. Who do I contact?

You can use the form on the Contact Us page to ask any questions you may have. Using the dropdown menu in the form, select "Meeting Registration" to ensure you r message is sent to the appropriate person.