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Welcome to the 10th Annual ICCAC Conference…


On behalf of the Annual Meeting Committee, we have the honor of inviting you to attend ICCAC’s 10th Annual Conference to be held in the warm and sunny San Diego, California, USA on Wednesday April 5, 2016 from 7:30-10:00 PM at the Manchester Hyatt. This meeting provides a focused and collaborative exchange of best practice specifically in the field of mechanical circulatory support.  While we expect every attendee will come away from the meeting with new knowledge the Annual Meeting Committee plans to do so in a manner that is interesting and inviting.
Conference Objectives
At the conclusion of this meeting the participant will:
  • Validate and expand knowledge in mechanical circulatory support.
  • Refine clinical judgment and critical thinking skills through case analysis of issues specific to mechanical circulatory support.
  • Develop a network of colleagues and associates from practice and industry.
Conference Agenda
As in the past, the conference, led by the ICCAC President Jodie Lantz, will update members and guests with committee updates and the award to the Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator of the Year.  Dustin Szczech, USA, and Desiree Robson, Australia, recipients of the past year’s Ventricular Assist Device Exchange Award, will describe their experience.
The clinical content is outlined to include:
  • Case Studies: Does Size Matter- Devices in Small People
    • Adult Population
    • Pediatric Population
  • Pharmacology Hot Off The Press: Anticoagulants and Reversal Agents and Heart Failure Medications
  • Forensics 101: Anatomy of a Pump Thrombus
Continuing Education
1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit has been requested from the American Association for Critical Care Nurses of which 0.5 hours will be Pharmacology.