Prince of Wales Hotel


June 16 to 19, 2022


6 PM to 9 PM

Exhibit Hall

Victoria Albert Ballroom

Welcome Reception/Registration

Cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres 


Royal Cambridge

7:00 – 8:00 AM


8:00 - 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks (LIVE)
John Murkin

Cyril Serrick, MiECTiS/CSCP Meeting Coordinator

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tech Suite ~ Liva Nova

Hampton Court

Session 1:

What is MiECT?

8:15 – 8:45
Introduction to MiECT Strategy (LIVE)
Polychronis Antonitsis, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

8:45 – 9:15
MiECT Systems; Type I – IV (LIVE)
Apostolos Deliopoulos AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

9:15 – 9:45
Starting A MiECT Program (LIVE)
Kyriakos Anastasiadis AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

9:45 – 10:30
Exhibits and Break

10:30 – 11:00
MiECT From a Surgeons Perspective (LIVE)
Dr. Aschraf El-Essawi, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

11:00 – 11:30
Going Against Conventional Wisdom: A Perfusionists Perspective (LIVE)
Cyril Serrick, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, Vice President MiECTiS

11:30 – 12:00
MiECT from an Anesthesia Perspective (VIRTUAL)
Dr. Mark Bennet, Morriston Hospital, Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea, UK

12:00 – 1:30
Lunch with Exhibitors

Victoria Albert Ballroom

1:30 to 5:00 PM

Royal Cambridge

Technical Considerations:

1:30 – 2:00
A novel positive displacement pump to improve pulsatile perfusion. (VIRTUAL)
Dr. Markus Hönicka, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Ulm, Germany

2:00 – 2:30
MIECT in MidCAB. Welcome to the Next Level (VIRTUAL)
Dr. Serdar Gunaydin Ankara City Hospital Campus, University of Health Sciences,

2:30 – 3:00
The Importance of Evaluating Graft Patency During MidCAB Procedures (LIVE)
Dr. Charles Cutrara, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, ON, Canada

3:00 – 3:30
Use of MiECT to Warm, Hypothermic Avalanche Patients. (VIRTUAL)
Dr Gabor Erdoes, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

3:30 – 4:00
Low ACT Protocols and Anticoagulation During MiECT (VIRTUAL)
Adrian Bauer, MediClin Heart Center Coswig, Germany

4:00 – 4:30
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Procedures using MiECT (LIVE)
Pascal Starinieri, Clinical Perfusionist, Jessa Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium

4:30 – 5:00
Complex Cardiac Surgery Procedures using MiECT (LIVE)
Christie Smith, Perfusionist, Trillium Health Centre Canada

5:00  5:30
Panel Discussion
MiECT:  Why the hesitancy?
P. Antonitsis, K. Anastasiadis, A. El-Essawi, J. Murkin, P. Starinierri

in Niagara-on-the-Lake


Royal Cambridge

Session 2: Clinical Outcomes

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Abstract Presentations:

Cerebral Autoregulation with Optical Monitoring during Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Marianne Suwalski

Evaluating diagnostic test accuracy of cerebral oximeter to diagnose brain ischemia
Jason Chui

Evaluation of Cerebral Flow, Oxygenation and Metabolism Coupling during Cardiopulmonary Bypass using a novel optical imaging system
Agya Prempeh

Tips and Tricks for Volume Management in relation to Central Venous Pressure (CVP) in Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation (MiECC) Population.
Ignazio Condello, PhD

Conduction abnormalities after TAVI
Stefania Czapp

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Current literature in support of MiECT (LIVE)
Polychronis Antonitsis, AHEPA University Hospital,
Thessaloniki, Greece

9:00 – 9:30
MiECT Effects on Coagulation (VIRTUAL)
Helena Argiriadou / Assoc. Professor of Anaesthesiology,
Cardiothoracic Department, AHEPA University Hospital,
Thessaloniki, Greece

9:30 – 10:00
Advances in Monitoring Brain Ischemia in Cardiac Surgery (LIVE)
Dr. John Murkin, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

10:00 – 10:30
MiECT for the Older Population (LIVE)
Dr. Aschraf El-Essawi Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Break and Exhibits

11:00 – 12:00
COMICS Trial Results and Discussion (VIRTUAL)
Dr. Gianni Angelini Bristol Heart Institute, United Kingdom
Dr. Barney Reeves Bristol Trials Centre, Bristol Medical School,
University of Bristol, UK

12:00 – 12:30
MiECS Trial (LIVE)
Kyriakos Anastasiadis and Polychronis Antonitsis, AHEPA University
Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors

Victoria Albert Ballroom

1:30 – 5:00 PM (LIVE)

Hampton and Belfountain Courts

Break Out Session; Circuit Demonstrations and Simulations;

    45-minute Rotations:

1. Trillium Health Center – Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Christie Smith, CCP,  Samantha Del, CCP, CPC,  Vanessa Juzenas,
    CCP, CPC

2.  AHEPA University Hospital Thessaloniki, Greece Quantum
     Apostolos Deliopoulos AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

3. Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Brian Beairsto, CCP, CPC,  Amanda Fernandez CCP, CPC

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Imperial Ballroom, Queens Landing


Royal Cambridge

7:00 – 8:00 AM (LIVE)

Breakfast Session ~ Sponsored by: Medtronic
Medtronic Clinical Experience with the Nautilus Oxygenator of ECLS
Philip Fernandes, CPC, Medtronic Clinical Specialist

Session 3; IMPACT of COVID-19

8:00 – 9:00
ECMO in COVID-19: The International Experience (VIRTUAL)
Dr. Eddy Fan, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

9:00 – 9:30
COVID-19 Impact on Industry (LIVE)
Michael Van Driel, Business Director, Extracorporeal Therapies
Medtronic Europe and Canada

9:30 – 10:15
COVID-19 ECLS Experience: Toronto General Hospital (LIVE)
Courtney Fischer, University Health Network, Toronto, ON 

10:15 – 11:00
COVID19 ECLS Experience; Vancouver General Hospital (LIVE)
Aman Sidhu, Supervisor of Perfusion Services, Vancouver
Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada

11:00 – 11:30
ECLS Experience with COVID19; University Hospital (LIVE)
Mike O'Neil, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON