What and How we do it
Progress in Perfusion
The final program for the 16th European Conference on Perfusion Education and Training (ECoPEaT) in Barcelona is ready! Attached you can check it out. If you join your colleagues, have fun.
Pssstt: don't forget the BelSECT programme is ready (one speaker has to confirm, but we have other plans in hand), check it out on the symposium site.
5 good reasons
The biennal symposium of BelSECT is really getting closer so don't forget to register as early bird to save some cash for a night out in Brussels or even our social event on Friday evening. All information is available on the dedicated website.
Advisory report 9327: Preventing the risk of Mycobacterium chimaera infections when using heater-cooler units during cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery. In this scientific advisory report on public health policy, the Superior Health Council of Belgium provides recommendations on preventing the risk of Mycobacterium chimaera infections when using heater-cooler units during cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery. Full advisory report: only available in Dutch or French.
We remind you that the 5th IMAD – International Meeting on Aortic Diseases will be organized very soon. This congress will be take place on September 15-17 2016 in Liège, Belgium with a 300 attendees expecting. Our target audience is: all vascular and endovascular specialists: Angiologists and Cardio-angiologists, Vascular and Endovascular surgeons, Cardiac and Cardiovascular surgeons, Interventional cardiologists, Interventional radiologists, Conventional cardiologists, Diagnosis radiologists, Neuro-surgeons and Neuro-radiologists. And Vascular nurses, Vascular technicians, Engineers and Industry professionnals.
For more information, visit their website.
I’m very pleased to share an announcement (cfr infra) from the ELSO concerning individual ELSO membership : ECMO clinicians, research scientists, and members of regulatory & public health institutions are now eligible for individual membership in ELSO!!!
Benefits of membership include:
- Direct participation in the world’s largest ECMO community
- ELSO Member Newsletters
- ELSO Registry Data Reports
- Discounts on one copy of the ELSO Red Book ($20 off list price) and one copy of the ECMO Specialist Manual ($5 off)
- 10% discount on Annual ELSO Conference Registration fee
- Official Certificate of ELSO Membership
- Admission to the Members-Only Business Meeting at the Annual ELSO Conference
- Discounted registration rates for global ELSO Chapter Conferences (EuroELSO, Asia-Pacific ELSO, Latin-America ELSO, South & West Asia ELSO)
- Access to the ELSO Online Discussion Board
- Access to ELSO Online ECMO Knowledge Assessment Examination (Certificate of Completion included upon successful completion)
- Eligibility to participate in ELSO Committees and Working groups
Applying for ELSO Membership is simple; just go to the ELSO website and fill out the brief application online.
It is our aim to keep improving the Belsect website in any possible way. We are proud to inform you that we have a new section available when you log in to our website with your creditentials. Another reason why you should create an account!
On the new page we created room for all presentations which were given during the educative evenings after approval of the presenter of course. Ms. Hella was the first one who gave us her presentation from the last EE. Everyone who was not able to attend can see what she brought.
Everyone who has an interesting talk about a perfusion related topic, please feel free to send abstracts to the EBCP to present your work in Barcelona. Deadline is June 30th and there will be prices for the best abstract/poster. All others who do not wish to get on stage, with little effort you can get to Barcelona and support all others and meet colleagues.
On the following link; EBCP.org; you'll find an update of information about the conference on perfusion education and training in Barcelona - October 1st, 2016.
Belgrado meets EuroELSO
Attached you'll find information coming from Leen Vercaemst, she's responsible for the organization of the Ecopeat meeting and link with EuroElso.
- One: Concerns the results Leen published after the survey she did on the role and responsibilities of perfusionists during ECMO/ECLS.
- Second: New rules « Eucomed » concerning relationship between the industry and perfusionists by 2018.
- Third: Leen asks to remind all colleagues to be as active as possible in presenting some papers at the Eucopeat meeting and at the EuroElso meeting. NB: the EBCP will give prices for the best abstracts and posters this year!
The 10th of May, the FOD National Health organises in cooperation with the AUVB, the fifth "Trefpunt Verpleegkunde"/"Rencontres infirmières". The theme for this day is "Nursing and interdisciplinary cooperation and practical applications". Deadline for inscription is 8 th of May. The full programme is available in the link.
Save it till the last drop
Please may we request your participation in a study designed by John Campbell. The aim is to determine the types of blood conservation strategies that are currently undertaken within European adult cardiac surgery centres. Survey closing date is January 2017. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Take the survey here.
Update Belsect Symposium
Recently we have opened our registration page for the symposium. Now we are also able to provide you with attractive deals for an overnight stay in Brussels. Visit our symposium page.
There is a new job opening for a senior Perfusionist at Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg. Is this what you are looking for? More information is available here.
Registration is open!!
You can now register for the 15th BelSECT International Symposium for Perfusion.
Please use the external link to register. You can ONLY register on the Paydro website. All major payment methods are accepted and an invoice will be available for you.
Dear members, sympathizers, sponsors and friends, We had to cancel our annual general meeting and first educational evening, due to an error made during the reservation of Bowling Stones. The Board of Directors and the Educational Evening Committee would like to apologize to all of you for this unfortunate event, which of course was unintentional and was a real nightmare for us. We tried to warn as many people as possible, but of course, we could not reach everyone. We’re looking into installing a system for rapid warning in the future, in case of such an event. We hope that not too many of you were affected by this cancellation and we would like to thank the people that had shown or turned back while on their journey or were preparing to come, for their expressions of sympathy and good will. We will look out for a new date to organize our event and we will keep you posted on the progress. Once again, accept our deepest apologies and we hope to meet you on one of our future events.
Tomorrow we have our general assembly. For those who are not able to be there, you can pass your vote to a colleague by completing the intended form. You can get it by clicking this.
I'm in charge
There is a new job opening for a Chief Perfusionist at UZ Leuven. Do you feel like you need a new challenge in your career? More information is available here.
The Imelda Hospital of Bonheiden has a Hemotherm® CE Cardiovascular Heater/Cooler system available for use. They are willing to donate this Heater cooler for a project. So if you are interested please send an email to Joseph Bruffaerts.
How did 2015 go?
As usual, we open a new educative year with a general assembly. This year we won't break the tradition and before kicking of with the speakers of the first educative evening, we created some time to tell you how our organisation passed trough the previous year. We would like to invite you all to join us on the 2nd of March in the Bowling Stones, Wemmel.
Following points will be discussed:
- Opening Meeting
- Evaluation 2015
- Approval accounts 2015
- Acquittance board
- Questions and answers
If you would like to add anything on the agenda, do not hesistate to complete the document and send it to our secretary before the 26th of February. In case you are not able to make it to our meeting, you can give your athorization to another member by completing this.
See you there
New year, new possibilities
If you want to become a member, click on the following link: memberschip and register as an active, student or associate member.
We would like to point out the importance to register on our website for receiving your certificates of attendance.
Already registered? You don't need to complete another registration form anymore! Just click on the "Renew Your Membership" button and transfer your registration fee to the BelSECT bank account with reference "Membership 2016 - name" to reactivate your account and access to all the information and documents reserved for members.
Count your calories
The University Hospital of Brussels presentend groundbreaking research in calculating energy expenditure in ICU. Read more here.
Meeting with the industry
Friday January 15th, 2016 we had our annual "Meeting With The Industry" This year EuroSets was the winner of the BelSECT challenge with 224 points. Second place was for LivaNova with 217 points and on the third place we have Laméris with 173 points. Personal High score: Manu Devolder with 291 points. Red Lantern: Inge Deroy with 117 points.
Run for the sun
Dear colleagues, The Croatian Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology is honoured to invite you to 11thCroatian Biannual Congress with International participation to be held in Pula, Croatia, April 14th – 17th , 2016. Information is available on their website.
Belgium 12 points
A new year, new possibilities. First we would like to wish every one of you the best of luck for 2016.
2016 also means time for new educative evenings and moreover our symposium. Dates are selected and we are working hard on picking and inviting speakers to make it a nice scientific year. You can visit our event section to find links to most of the international congresses as well as our own events. By time more information about our symposium will be available on our dedicated website. Do not hesistate to subscribe for our newsletter to get the latest updates.
Scotland 10 points
We are delighted to announce that the Registration and Abstract Submission Sites are now open for EuroELSO 2016!.
Time to share
A new year is coming closer very quickly now. This means a lot of organizing committees are requesting people to submit abstracts for conferences and symposiums. If you would like to present your work or research, find your way to abstract submission pages around the world wide web. Keep in mind that a lot of the conferences in the first half of 2016 have a deadline in January.
It is online
Behind the scenes we have been working on a small update of the website. Since we are trying to keep you updated with news, but this page was quite hidden, we have moved it more forwards. When you visit our page the first thing you will notice is the more central place for the news items. If you have anything to share, find your way to Mathias. He can help you to get things on the right place.
Say the words
The Aortic Valve Repair summit's deadline for abstracts is getting very close now. If you or someone has an interesting talk about one of the topics they will discuss, please check the link.
And the oscar goes to
If you haven't checked our Facebookpage lately, here is something very interesting. The movie about Perfusion that our society has made, reached people overseas. Circuit Surfers, a part of perfusion.com has put a link of our movie on their website. The first day it already reached more than 350 people. We might get popular on the web!
You like sushi?
A client in China is now searching for a suitable Cardiac Perfusionist to join their team. The Hospital is a completely new and modern facility. It is a privately owned and managed non-profit organization. They now need Cardiac Perfusionists. The salary is dependant on your experience but is usually very attractive and they are very much into utilising peoples skills and what they can bring to the hospital. If you are interested, please contact Alasdair Little from| Healthcare Division Lead | RX Recruitment Pte Ltd.
Because the terror threat level for Brussels is being kept at the maximum of 4 on Monday, there was little concern about the planned Educational Evening at Bowling Stones Wemmel, this Wednesday. After intern discussion and communication with the hosting location, we decided to go on with the Educational Evening. Obviously, if we receive any information about potential actual threat, we can still decide to postpone this Educational Evening.
Due to travel warnings and eventually personal reasons, it may happen that certain presentations will be slightly changed.
Due to these circumstances it would be nice, for once, that you could send a respons of presence to: Jesse Wouters.
Thanks for your patience and cooperation.
Back in bussiness
About a year ago our last newsletter was published. Since then it has been gone because of passing some tasks to other people. But now we have a new director who will be working on the oncoming versions. So if you have anything to announce or would like to have appeared in the newsletter, don't hesitate to contact him. Coordinates are available in this version. Read the last version here.
Spread the news
Dear members, we would like to inform you that there is a new closed group on LinkedIn (Belsect vzw) which can serve as an open forum to discuss, report news, pass interesting topics to all of us. Feel free to get us updated.
Dassault’s 3D Heart Models to Revolutionize Cardiac Surgery
Surgeons will soon be able to plan heart operations using 3D models of patients’ organs with revolutionary software that recreates working versions of human body parts. The whole article is available here.
The Orient Express
The American Hospital in Dubai invites every one to attend their conference in February 2016. The hospital at Dubai Hospital are setting up the Perfusion Session with almost the latest ECMO/ECLS; Blood Conservation the current and the future; Pediatric Perfusion and MECC. they would be happy to have Perfusionist from our country to share latest Perfusion innovations and technology together with practical aspects of Perfusion. If you want to know more about the conference, explore their website .
Swiss it is
Abstract Submission for the Annual Congress of the EACTA in Basel is NOW OPEN ! Abstract Submission Deadline January 7, 2016 Notification of Acceptance (via Email) February 8, 2016
More information is available here.
Bubbles in my brain
On December 9th and 10th you can attend a course organised by Medtronic concerning the brain in cardiac surgery. The full programme is available in the link.
The job opening for ZNA Middelheim is now official and can be found on their website.
On Monday the 9th of November UZ Leuven organises a ROTEM user meeting. The location of the meeting room will be pointed out with signs at the main entrance. Registration must be done by contacting Alberta Michiels.
Extra information is available here.
My heart goes BOOM
Transplant surgeons have started using a device that allows them to “reanimate” hearts from people who have recently died, and use the organs to save others.
The full article is available here.
Following the UZA Hospital with a job opening for a perfusionist, now ZNA Middelheim Hospital will have a job opening very soon. More information will be available in a few days. Keep checking our website for updates.
Kon Ni Chi Wa
The congress secretariat of the Federation of Asian Perfusion Societies (FAPS) just informed us about their 2nd meeting which will be held from 16 to 18 October 2015 in Kobe, Japan. Attached you'll find more information; The 2nd Meeting of the Federation of Asian Perfusion Societies (FAPS 2015) Dates : October 16-18,2015 Venue : Kobe Convention Center (Kobe, JAPAN) Theme : Harmony & Fusion -One for all, All for one-
Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Primer was published by the cardiac surgery team at the University of Washington, using the iBook electronic format. It is available as a free download from the Apple iBook Store. The editor, Dr. Nahush Mokadam, has structured the publication in a very logical format, with chapters describing the circuit components, technical aspects of cardiopulmonary support, myocardial protection, nursing principles, anesthesia management, troubleshooting, and finally a brief summary of the history of cardiopulmonary bypass. The book’s text is supplemented by high quality images and videos.
More information can be found on CTSnet.
If you, or someone you, know are looking for a new challenge in your professional carreer, the University Hospital of Antwerp has a new job opening for perfusionist. More information is available on their website.
Count down to the next educative evening. On September 16th we have our 4th educative evening and the educative committee was able to provide us with a very nice programme brought by top of the bill speakers. Make sure you can attend to get the latest updates on minimal invasice cardiac surgery. The programme can be found in the event section.
A few weeks ago, the EBCP invited all perfusionists to send in abstracts to present their work in Amsterdam on the 3rd of October. Abstracts for presentations and posters have been selected and a preliminary programme is already available. Don't forget to register if you wish to attend.
See you there!
En français svp
If you are not able to attend the ECMO day in Leuven, you get a second chance. In Octobre, CHU Liège organizes an ECMO day which is open to all people. Attached you can find the poster with the topics they will talk about.
Accreditation for perfusionists is not yet completed. An update will be made.
Find your way in literature
There is something new for you perfusionists out there. It’s a Tiny Perfusion Newsletter. Or TLP. Here’s the deal. Whenever we have 10 articles on perfusion, cardiac surgery or cardiac anesthesiology, that we think are worthwhile to read, we put them in a tiny newsletter for you to explore. That’s all. Ten articles with a link to the publisher or Pubmed. You can view the first issue here and if you like what you see you can subscribe here.
As you already know in Belgium we have two people working for the EBCP. Dominique Hella is our EB Country Delegate and Leen Vercaemst is our Perfusion Liaison to EuroElso. We Belgians now have the opportunity to have an extra Representative/Delegate for the EBCP since Dominique Hella has been offered a position within the Board of the EBCP. The BelSECT-Board studied all the candidates and decided that Gerdy Debeuckelaere is most suited for this task.
So, in name of the Board of Directors, we congratulate Gerdy as our third person within the EBCP.
To pump or not to pump
We would like to remind you all that there is a very interesting afternoon coming up concerning ECLS. UZ Leuven is pleased to announce the official programme of the ECLS symposium they organise in cooperation with the ESAO. Attached you can take a peek at the poster. The entrance is free but if you want to attend, don't forget to complete your registration by sending an e-mail to Margiet Goedhuys.
Accreditation is provided and 8 EBCP recertification points.
Be a member
Don't forget to register or pay your membership to get all the latest updates and info concerning our organisation. Active members can join our educative evenings and have a drink to meet up with the colleagues.
What comes next
If you have been following the resent evolutions in the department of health under the lead of minister Maggie De Block, you might have some questions about what they are planning to do to rearrange the health service and financing the hospital. On the 28 th of April minister De Block released a press report with more information. Unfortunately it is only available in Dutch. For the French community, you find a resume on the website of the minister.
Perfusion Appreciation Week
From the 5 th until the 9th of May our American colleagues celebrate the profession of Perfusion by saying thanks for all of your time, dedication and personal sacrifices to help save a life!
On the 30 th of April there was an election about an unknown job that might be interesting to know more about on the local radio RADIO 1. You can hear an interview with perfusionist Luc Puis about our profession. At the end of the elections we won with 60% of the votes. We can enter the OR with medal of #OMJ
10 th of April is the date we launched the new Facebook page of the BelSCECT society. This page can be liked or shared, you can put comments on it or pass news hot from the wire.There is a link to our own website as well so we can attract more international professionals. Invite people you know who are interested or have any connection to the profession. It might be a way to get in touch with interesting people or other organisations.