Two members of SpecialtyCare’s Medical Office will present new research findings derived from data in the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry (SCOPE) at the 38th Annual Seminar of The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. The event will be held January 19-22, 2017 in San Diego. We hope you’ll be able to attend.
Linda Mongero, CCP, will present on the effect of ultrafiltration on end-cardiopulmonary bypass hematocrit in cardiac surgery. As Director of Education and Clinical Performance, Linda works to advance SpecialtyCare’s pursuit of clinical excellence. Prior to joining SpecialtyCare, she served as Director of Clinical Perfusion at The New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. She also served as President of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) and the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Linda is 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. She has presented more than 200 abstracts and articles in the literature.
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). Al is SpecialtyCare’s Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research. He focuses on advancing clinical quality through innovation and data analyses that identify industry trends and develop safer, more effective practices and techniques for cardiovascular surgery and patient care. Prior to SpecialtyCare, Al worked for ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute and Geisinger Health Systems, where he served as Director of Perfusion Services. He has been actively engaged with AmSECT since 1985, holding a variety of significant leadership positions. Al speaks regularly to international audiences, and has over 300 publications on perfusion-related topics.