Meeting Overview

The 23rd Annual Scientific Missouri Perfusion Society Meeting held this past Friday and Saturday in Kansas City was a huge success...thanks to the 48 Perfusionists and 13 vendors' support!    As a society, we were able to provide to our profession and colleagues an extremely cost effective education and networking experience amongst local and regional Perfusionists.  It was with your help that we were able to provide this invaluable experience!

It was a pleasure to have you and your products to display to our Perfusionists!  I made my best attempt to meet with each representative from your company during the course of the meeting...I am confident most all of the attendees did the same!

Keep in mind our annual meeting is always held the first Friday and Saturday in June.  The meeting is rotated between Kansas City MO (2018), St. Louis (2019) and Springfield MO (2020).  Our website will always have the most up to date information on the meeting.

Any and all comments for our society are welcome!  Please contact me with any suggestions.  Our goal is to begin providing more membership benefits including Missouri's open heart programs with listed individual's and their contacts.  Other updates will follow.  As these benefits are added to our website, I will send out notification.

Your CEU certificates are available for view and print, simply click "My Education Credits" at the top of the screen and you will see them listed there. Your certificate will always be available via the website.

I look forward to working with all of you again next year, and maybe in between now and then.


Clint Johnson

President, The Missouri Perfusion Society

Meeting Presentations

ABO Incompatible TX

Talya K. E. Frey, CCP, FPP

Accidental Non-Drowning Hypothermia

Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus

AmSECT Presentation for MPS 2018

Robert Longenecker, BS, CCT, CCP, LCP

Cardiogenic Shock

Venkat Mangunta, MD

ECMO Staffing Model

Jonathan Kozinn, MD


Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus

Edema & Ultrafiltration in ECLS Patients

Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus

Evolving Healthcare

Chris Lipp, RN, MHSA

Heart Failure Management

Ricci Wells, RN, BSN

Pediatric VADs

Kellen Goldberg MPS, CCP, FPP

Transport ECMO

Klayton Buckley RN, CCP, FPP


Robert M. Covington,DO

Walking on ECMO

Debbie Newton, MSN, RN, CCRN

Meeting Photo Gallery