Date(s) - 16 Oct 2017 until 18 Oct 2017
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
We have some very special things planned! This is the 25th year of our society, 24 years as ISRBP and now the first year as ISMCS.
As such this is a celebratory quarter-century milestone for our group! Consistent with this, is the progress that the field has made. However, to move with strength into the next quarter-century we must address limitations and gaps that face us on a daily basis. This will be the crux of this meeting. To put a unique imprint on the meeting, rather than being a typical update of status session, we plan some bold steps to truly move forward on innovating to overcome limitations, using the meeting as a discussion mechanism and a thinking laboratory. The title of the meeting is
“Limitations, Controversies and Gaps in Mechanical Circulatory Support: Pathways to Solutions”
D2I2 = Define, Dissect, Ideate, Innovate.
A SNEAK-PEEK INTO SOME SPECIAL FEATURES AT ISMCS 25:
- Sessions focused on Specific Limitations, Controversies and Gaps
- Sessions pairing Health Provider with Engineer and Panel discussion – to generate output suggestions/recommendations
- Specific “whitepaper” to come out of this meeting – a Writing Group will craft “Limitations, Controversies and Gaps in Mechanical Circulatory Support: Pathways to Solutions –paper will be peer-reviewed and has been approved for special Issue in Artificial Organs (with “echo” of paper also planned in other CV/CT Journals) – If interested in the writing group please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mini-symposium on Blood, Flow and Thrombosis – with papers plus contributions to appear in separate Special Issue of Artificial Organs
- Hackathon – Five Select Problems/Opportunities in MCS will be posted starting July on the website. Individuals – students, engineers and young faculty (though open to all) encouraged to sign up. Groups will be assembled and individuals will work on posted problems prior to the meeting in “open innovation web environment” and then on site thru the conference – with designated hackathon lab at venue. Outcomes will be presented Wed of the meeting. Several Universities are participating to date including University of Arizona, University of Kentucky, SUNY- Binghamton, StonyBrook. – If interested or your university is interested please contact me at email@example.com. Otherwise stay tuned and look at conference website Early –mid July for Problems/Opportunities to tackle
- Moderated “Oral” poster sessions
- Mini-symposia – Corporate specific – Updates on Present and Future VADS., TAH, ECMO
- Parallel course on “Building and Enhancing an MCS Program.” – Full day course targeted to new and emerging MCS programs – for MD, VAD Coordinators, Allied Health, Perfusionists
- Half-day VAD Coordinator Course – run by leading experts in the field
- Traditional Soccer game w “Futsal Trophy”
- Opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration
- Regional entertainment
- Great weather, amazing natural environment especially adjacent Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemon – hiking, biking, golf, etc.
- Social/Tour Program – spouses, all welcome
- ECMO course offered at conclusion of meeting (additional day)