Joint Perfusion COVID-19 Task Force Webinar Recordings


October 8 Webinar: Rationale and Practical use of CytoSorb, an Extracorporeal Cytokine Adsorber, with ECMO to Treat Cytokine Storm in Critically-Ill COVID-19 patients

Air Date: October 8, 2020

This webinar focused on the rationale and practical aspects of incorporating a cytokine adsorption cartridge in a bypass circuit with ECMO as new strategy to treat cytokine storm and hyperinflammation in critically-ill COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure.

Speakers and Topics:

  • ​"CytoSorb and ECMO: A Novel "Lung Resting" Strategy in Critically-Ill COVID-19 patients under FDA Emergency Use Authorization"
    Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, CEO CytoSorbents Corporation 

  • “Practical Experience in Treatment of COVID-19 Patients in Combination with ECMO and CytoSorb”
    Mr. Stefan Sajgo, Ulm University, Ulm Germany


  • Linda Mongero, Vice President, ECLS/ECMO, SpecialtyCare

  • Luc Puis, Tiny Perfusion Letter

This webinar was generously sponsored by CytoSorbents Corporation.


May 28 Webinar: Manufacturer and Perfusion Service Organization Panel

Air Date: May 28, 2020

This webinar focused on case volume changes for Perfusion Services Companies and the impacts of COVID-19 from the Manufacturer perspective. Topics covered by manufacturer representatives included COVID-19 specific FDA approvals and changes, preparation for a second wave of COVID-19, and impacts of surgery center re-openings.


  • Al Stammers, MSA CCP Emeritus, Vice President, Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, SpecialtyCare

  • Bryan Lich, CPBMT, CCP, President & CEO, Perfusion.Com

  • Sean M. Murtha, CCP, Chief Operating Officer, Comprehensive Care Services

  • Brennan Stonerock, Clinical Training Manager, Spectrum Medical, Ltd

  • Christopher Pierce, MS, CCP, CES-A, Sr. Medical Education Program Manager, Cardiac Surgery, Medtronic

  • Debbie White, Global Director, Quest Medical, Inc

  • Alan Chen, Group Manager, Global Therapy Development, Getinge

  • Jim Trevor, Vice President, US Cardiac Surgery Marketing, LivaNova

  • David Fallen, Director of Clinical Support for Perfusion Products, Terumo

  • Meaghan Clancy, Product and Business Development, Boehringer Labs


  • Carla Maul, CCP, Clinical Manager, Perfusion.Com

  • James Reagor, MPS CCP FPP, Director, Department of Perfusion, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

  • Justin Farr, CCP, Perfusion Director, Comprehensive Care Services

  • Meaghan Clancy, Product and Business Development, Boehringer Laboratories

This webinar was generously sponsored by Medtronic.


May 14 Webinar: COVID-19 Patient Treatment, Reopening of ORs, and Getting Patients Back on CPB

May 14, 2020

Presenters and Topics:

  • Getting Patients Back in the OR Safely: Organizational Aspects – Dr. Guy Hans, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Antwerp University Hospital UZA, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Getting Patients Back on CPB: Clinical Aspects – Dr. Serdar Gunaydin, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Numune Training & Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara,Turkey

  • Overview of Medical Treatment for COVID-19 Patients: Implications for ECMO Treatment – Dr. Michael Firstenberg, Chair of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado


  • William Harris, CCP FPP LP – Director of ECLS Services,, New Orleans, LA

  • Luc Puis, ECCP

  • Al Stammers, MSA PBMS CCP Emeritus – Vice President, Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, SpecialtyCare, Sweet Valley, PA


April 30 Webinar: COVID-19 Patient Transport, EuroELSO  Data, and Cytosorb Use

April 30, 2020

Presenters and Topics:

  • COVID-19 Patient Treatment and the use of Cytosorb Filters- Maximilian Halbe – Perfusionist, Universitätsspital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

  • EuroELSO ECMO COVID-19 Numbers - Roberto Lorusso, MD, PhD – Associate Professor, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Department, Heart & Vascular Centre –Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands

  • COVID-19 ECMO Transport - Koen van Tilburg – Perfusionist, Universitätsspital Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland and Martin Schmiady, MD – Cardiac Surgeon, Universitätsspital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland


  • Renee Axdorff-Dickey, CCP MBA FPP - Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

  • Shelley Dulik-Brown, CCP - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Dawn M. Oles, MHPE CCP LP - Program Director, Vanderbilt University Perfusion Program, Nashville, TN


April 16 Webinar: COVID-19 In Practice Webinar #3

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Experience at AdventHealth Waterman: Haz Mohamed, CCP - Chief of Perfusion, AdventHealth Waterman, Tavares, FL

Staff Redeployment During Case Reduction: Mike Fried, MS CCP - Chief of Perfusion, Henry Ford-Detroit Hospital, Detroit, FL

Diagonsis and Management of Cytokine Storm - Linda Mongero, CCP Emeritus - Vice President ECLS/ECMO, SpecialtyCare, Nashville, TN


Joseph G. Timpa, CCP FPP - Manager of Perfusion & ECMO, Children's Hospital of Alabama, Hoover, AL


Donald Nieter, CCP Emeritus - PERForm Quality Initiative Coordinator, MSTCVS Quality Collaborative Coordinating Center,  Ann Arbor, MI

Carla R. Maul, CCP - Clinical Manager, Perfusion.Com, New Orleans, LA


April 9 Webinar: COVID-19 In Practice Webinar #2

April 9, 2020


Thomas Chancy, CCP FPP – Vice President of Pediatric & ECLS, Comprehensive Care Services, Tampa, FL

Amy L. Ging, CCP – Director of Perfusion Services, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA

Al Stammers, MSA PBMS CCP Emeritus – Vice President, Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, SpecialtyCare, Sweet Valley, PA


Courtney Petersen, MPS, CCP  – SpecialtyCare, Denver, CO


Justin Sleasman, MS CCP FPP – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

Renee Axdorff-Dickey, MBA CCP FPP – Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA


April 2 Webinar: COVID-19 In Practice

April 2, 2020

This webinar focused on the experiences of four perfusionists from Washington and New York that have COVID-19 patients in their facilities. The live broadcast of this video occurred on April 2, 2020.


William Riley, MS CCP LP - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Tami Rosenthal, MBA CCP FPP - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Trang Bodtke, BS CCP - University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

William J. DeBois, MBA CCP - New York Presbyterian, New York, NY

Ryan Kleinman, MS CCP - Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA

Nick Mellas, CCP - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

PowerPoint PDFs:

Trang Bodtke Presentation


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