Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CCP, SpecialtyCare’s Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, spoke to attendees at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s (AATS) Centennial Meeting earlier this month in Boston. During a session titled “Heater-Cooler-Induced Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections: An Emerging Public Health Concern,” Al discussed what perfusionists are, and should be, doing to mitigate the risk of NTM infections. The symposium was a collaboration between the AATS and the 55th International Conference of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT).
Congratulations to the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) on a terrific annual meeting, “Honoring the Pioneers: 40 Years of IOM,” which celebrated the first workshop on evoked potential monitoring and the leaders who paved the way for the founding of the Society. Many of our team members participated in the event and shared information and research with the attendees.
Two members of SpecialtyCare’s Medical Office will give presentations at the 38th Annual Seminar of The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Linda Mongero, CCP, will present on the effect of ultrafiltration on end-cardiopulmonary bypass hematocrit in cardiac surgery. Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CPBMT, CCP, will give an oral presentation comparing the effectiveness of two methods of blood management: ANH (acute normovolemic hemodilution) and AP (autologous priming). The event will be held January 19-22, 2017 in San Diego. We hope you’ll be able to attend.
Join us at the Society of Thoracic Surgeon’s 53rd Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, January 21-25, 2017. Dr. Eric Tesdahl, SpecialtyCare Senior Biostatistician, will present original research entitled, The Influence of Ultrafiltration on Red Blood Cell Transfusion during Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
SpecialtyCare’s Senior Biostatistician, Eric Tesdahl, PhD, presented original research at the American Heart Association’s 2016 Scientific Sessions on November 14 in New Orleans. Based on data in SpecialtyCare’s Operative Procedural Registry (SCOPE™), “Gender Differences in Intraoperative Blood Transfusions” reviews 54,122 coronary artery bypass (CABG) procedures and finds that women are 30% more likely to receive a transfusion, which can lead to higher rates of infection, increased LOS, etc.
Join us for an exclusive networking event at the 31st Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS) in Boston on October 26-29. RSVP now for you and a guest to meet with Mel Hall, PhD, SpecialtyCare’s CEO, Sam Weinstein, MD, MBA, our CMO and President, and expert members of our Medical Office.
Visit us at Booth 106 on Sept. 21-23, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The OR Managers conference offers continuing education and networking opportunities to those that manage today’s OR suite. It’s a great opportunity to connect with more than 1,400 surgical suite leaders, managers, and directors.
We’ll be in San Diego Sept. 24-28, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center. Stop by and visit us at Booth 307. This annual meeting brings 3,000 neurosurgeons and related healthcare professionals together for educational and career building opportunities that serve leaders and innovators in the field.
SpecialtyCare contributed two presentations at the 2016 Annual Meeting of American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) in Chicago, May 12-15, 2016. Remote Neuromonitoring Physician Matthew Eccher, MD, MS, FAAN, FACNS, presented a clinical overview titled, “Data Sources: IOM Registries and Data Structures,” during which he discussed case series—the chief source of research insight into factors determining surgical outcomes. As detailed by Dr. Eccher, statistical considerations have driven creation of large patient registries to maximize the validity of conclusions derived from this research design, but the registries present considerable methodological and…