In addition, it’s National Perfusion Appreciation Week, May 4-10, 2014. The profession was born 61 years ago, this week! Our perfusion program director, David Holt, started an annual celebration when he was President of AmSECT. If you look closely at one of the photos on the poster (I know it’s tiny), it’s one of our CPE students (Kristie Steffens) with her dad, Tom Steffens.
To all of the perfusionists in the world celebrating the anniversary of cardiopulmonary bypass, we are forever grateful for your hard work and commitment to excellence. On behalf of the thousands of patients you serve daily, thank you for all that you do.
It was a BIG weekend for Clinical Perfusion! Our student, Robert Ledbetter, won “Best Student Presentation” at the 52nd Annual International Conference of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) in San Diego, CA, for his research presentation: “Evaluating the need for a ‘clear and colorless’ effluent in a cell saver’s wash cycle.” Also, MDCP alumnus Tom Steffens won “Best Poster Presentation.”