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May 2017 Newsletter

A short note from the President

From all of us at The Missouri Perfusion Society, we welcome and thank our loyal members, new members, soon-to-be members and sponsors!  Our 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting is quickly approaching on June 2nd & 3rd in Springfield, MO!!  As always, please visit our website at http://missouriperfusion.com for the most up to day information. 

Membership & Upcoming Annual Meeting

Membership dues for 2017 (covering the period of 1/1/2017-12/31/2017) are payable on our website.  Go to http://missouriperfusion.com and navigate to the “dashboard.”  From here find the “Membership Dues” tab, returning members click “Renew Membership” button and new members click “Join Now” button.  Once you select your desired membership option, the page will display your selected membership status in red (awaiting payment), then to complete your membership please go ahead and pay your invoice displayed. 

At this time you are also encouraged to register and receive a discounted price for the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting within the same area of the website.  Please note that the discounted meeting price is only available until May 15th.  If at any time you should have questions, there is a “Knowledge Base” tab within the dashboard that serves as a guide to website navigation or of course you are welcome to contact us directly. 

The ABCP has awarded 15.2 CEUs for our upcoming annual meeting.  The meeting agenda can be found on our website.  Brad Smith and Heather Harris have been working very hard to put on this meeting.  A nice variety of perfusion topics and vendors will be present. 

Patrick D. Longenecker Student Scholarship

We are pleased to support the Patrick Dewitt Longenecker Perfusion Student Scholarship in honor and memory of the beloved son of Robert and Mary Longenecker for the eleventh year running.   George Saridakis from Cleveland Clinic School of Cardiovascular Perfusion is our 2017 scholarship winner and will present his winning entry “Whole Body Blood Exchange in an ABO-Incompatible Pediatric Heart Transplant” at our annual meeting. 

Pertinent Member News

Our current Officers and Board of Directors:  Clint Johnson (President), Heather Harris (Vice President), Verna Nelson (Treasurer), Patrick Allibone (Secretary), Brad Smith, Andrea Berra, Gloria Mitten, Chen Gao, and Ryan McClellan.  Ryan McClellan will take over the Treasurer position in 2018, as Verna will be retiring her CCP.  Currently, we have nine total board positions filled, however we will need to fill one spot, or three spots to maintain the required odd number.  Please contact me if interested.  Board member requirements include attendance to our annual meeting and one teleconference meeting in October. 

In Closing

Please HELP!!  It is our goal to have contact with as many Perfusionists as possible.  I strongly encourage anyone that would like to be placed on The Missouri Perfusion Society’s email list to email me directly with your contact information or sign up through the website.  A copy of this newsletter will also be available on our website. 

We please ask you to visit http://missouriperfusion.com/ to pay dues and register for the June meeting.  You MUST be preregistered on the website prior to the meeting as this is the only way ABCP points will be awarded to attendees.  In selecting your membership contribution level, please keep in mind your ‘sustaining’ membership status is VERY important to our society in continuing to offer student scholarships, AMSECT Foundation contributions, low-cost educational opportunities and as always improving the quality of care towards our patient population! 

From the Missouri Perfusion Society, have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you in June!!

Sincerely,

Clint Johnson, CCP

President

The Missouri Perfusion Society

clint@heme1.com