Stammers to Present Best Practices at AmSECT – AATS Conference

By March 18, 2018

The American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) will hold their second collaborative learning event April 28 – May 1 in San Diego. The integrated conference brings surgeons and perfusionists together to learn shared mental models designed to improve teamwork, communication, and patient outcomes.

We’re proud to announce that SpecialtyCare’s Al Stammers, MSA, CCP, will be on hand to deliver two presentations during the event. On Saturday, April 28, Al will discuss “Strategies for the Delivery of Cardioplegia: Best Practices for Myocardial Preservation” as part of the AATS meeting. On Monday, April 30, Al and Michael Firstenburg, MD, will present “Leveraging Guidelines to Improve Care” as part of the AmSECT section on “Building a Foundation of a Great Cardiac Program.” Al’s expertise, coupled with quantitative findings from SCOPE, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry®, offers a unique opportunity for attendees to enhance their knowledge and advance the quality of cardiac care. We encourage you to attend.

Register via AmSECT or via AATS.

About Al Stammers
Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CCP, 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.


About SpecialtyCare

Over 13,500 physicians in more than 1,000 hospitals trust SpecialtyCare to help them achieve exceptional care outcomes, regulatory compliance, and financial results. With nearly 2,000 associates supporting almost 400,000 procedures annually, we maintain SCOPE, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry®, which is used to define standards, determine benchmarks, establish best practices, foster innovation, and identify opportunities to reduce clinical variation that result in improved patient outcomes, increased efficiencies, and minimized costs. We are accredited and certified by The Joint Commission. By developing expertise beyond industry requirements, our customers can be certain they have the best partner for clinical excellence in perfusion, ECMO, autotransfusion, patient blood management, intraoperative neuromonitoring, deep brain stimulation, surgical assist, minimally invasive surgical support, and sterile processing consulting.