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For more than 30 years Mechanisms has been associated with perfusion leadership, building a reputation as THE industry event for advanced learning that can immediately be applied back in the OR. This year, Mechanisms: The SpecialtyCare Advanced Perfusion Forum, will build on this momentum by taking perfusion education and innovation to a whole new level. Our 2016 conference is going to be perfusion education like you’ve never seen. You won’t want to miss it!

Leading our 2016 event is SpecialtyCare’s Chief Medical Officer, Sam Weinstein, MD, MBA. In addition, Director of Education and Clinical Performance, Linda Mongero, CCP, and Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, Alfred Stammers, MSA, CPBMT, CCP, have joined our team and are actively working to further elevate what is already regarded as perfusion’s most advanced national education opportunity.

Together, these highly regarded industry leaders are creating an agenda that features the best and brightest experts in perfusion, ECMO, ECLS, and blood management.


Keynote Speaker Liz Jazwiec - Mechanisms 2016

Liz Jazwiec, R.N. is a nationally renowned speaker, strategist, and author who has shared her passion for leadership, engagement, and service with audiences all across the country.

As a hospital officer, Liz helped raise service scores at Chicago, Illinois’ Holy Cross Hospital from the 5th to the 99th percentile in just a few years. Her work as vice president of patient care and as the director of emergency services was one of the key reasons Holy Cross won Fortune Magazine’s Enterprise Award for Best Business Practices in 1996.

Today, Liz uses that expertise to inspire other organizations interested in building a culture where excellence is driven by strong leaders and engaged employees.

Liz is the award winning author of the bestselling books “Eat THAT Cookie!” and “Hey Cupcake! We are ALL Leaders.” In 2010, “Eat THAT Cookie” was chosen as a winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award in the leadership and management category. Her latest book, “Service Excellence is as Easy as P.I.E.” has been released, and is receiving rave reviews.

Many audiences describe Liz’s presentations as uplifting, motivational, and fun. However, they also clearly respect her practical and experience-based style. You’re sure to enjoy her creative and viable suggestions for addressing some of the difficult issues facing organizations today.

Learn more about Liz at her website.

Featured Speakers

We are building an agenda that features today’s most inspiring and interesting experts from the world of perfusion. Check back in the coming days as we add to the list of speakers who will be sharing the latest techniques, research, and experiences from the field. It’s sure to be a great event!

Linda Mongero, CCP
Linda Mongero comes to SpecialtyCare from The New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, where she has served as Director of Clinical Perfusion since 1986. As a leading perfusionist and instructor, she has made significant contributions to academic research, clinical trials, and professional organizations. Linda served as President of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) and the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. She is also a member of the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) Quality Assurance Committee and is an advisor to the New York State Board of Health. Linda has presented more than 200 abstracts and articles in the literature. As Director of Education and Clinical Performance, she will use her vast experience to further strengthen SpecialtyCare’s pursuit of clinical excellence.

Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CPBMT, CCP
Al Stammers joins SpecialtyCare from the ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute, part of Pocono Health Systems, and before that, Geisinger Health Systems, where he served as Director of Perfusion Services for a multi-hospital healthcare facility. He has been actively engaged with AmSECT since 1985, holding a variety of significant leadership positions, including President, a member of the Board of Directors, and editor of the Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology. During his presidency, AmSECT established both the International Board of Evidence-Based Perfusion and the International Board of Blood Management. Al speaks regularly to international audiences, and has over 300 publications on perfusion-related topics. As Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, he will focus on advancing clinical quality through innovation and work with SpecialtyCare’s extensive warehouse of robust clinical data to identify industry trends and develop safer, more effective practices and techniques for cardiovascular surgery and patient care.

Accreditation - CEUs

As the market leader in outsourced perfusion services we are committed to educating, researching, and driving innovation in the practice of perfusion and blood management in order to increase positive patient outcomes and reduce readmissions. To that end, Mechanisms provides a forum for knowledge sharing and networking. Our goal is to educate and inspire through a series of engaging sessions and to provide opportunities to visit with our industry-leading business partners.

Applications for continuing education and contact hours will be submitted to the following organizations:

                    • ABCP CEU
                    • Florida Board of Nursing Contact Hours
                    • AAPA CME

We are planning for the full program to have 24-26 credit hours.

2015 Conference Sponsors

These sponsors supported our 2015 conference. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Donna Schacher at to get your space and time reserved.

Arthrex, Inc.


Edwards Lifesciences




Nordson Medical


Radiometer America

Sorin Group

Surge Cardiovascular

Terumo Cardiovascular Group




Hear SpecialtyCare’s Chief Medical Officer Discuss How Mechanisms Benefit Patients, Perfusionists, and Hospitals.

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Mechanisms 2016


May 19-21, 2016


Orlando, FL


Early Bird Discount Ends February 29, 2016

Regular Price $495

Highlights from the 2015 Conference