Líney Símonardóttir, Iceland (chairman)
Micael Appelblad, Sweden
Vivian Høyland, Norway
Anne Louise Bellaiche, Danmark
Peter Fast Nielsen, Danmark
The main purpose of the scientific committee is:
– Evaluate abstract for the annual SCANSECT meeting
– Evaluate presentations and select a price winner
– Guide the researcher and/or presenters
– Support the SCANSECT president
– Support the SCANSECT general secretary
No meeting was attended this winter only e-mails.
The SCICOM contacted administrating perfusionist in Nordic centres to encourage them to give their colleagues the time and opportunity to make a study or write a case study for the meeting in Vilnius.
A “Facebook” group for Nordic perfusionists was made last year and the purpose was to be able to contact other Nordic perfusionist in a fast and easy way and, being able to ask questions and finding out about meetings and perhaps joining in a group. Some questions has popped up there f.ex. if perfusionists had experienced a leakage in oxygenators. In a short time we found out that it was much more common than we thought. Nordic perfusionist could be more active there and ask more questions.
We had 11 abstracts submitted for the meeting in Vilnius. Three of them were from invited speakers so they were not evaluated. Six were accepted for oral presentation, two were rejected, and then we were offered one from SATS, which was rejected too.
Prices 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania
BEST PERFUSION SCHOOL GRADUATION PAPER PRESENTATION
Sponsor and amount SCANSECT. €500
S-cystatin C and s-creatinine after cardiopulmonary bypass with and without leukocyte filtration of mediastinal shed bloods
BEST PERFUSION PAPER PRESENTATION
Sponsor and amount Sorin Group. €1000
Susanne de Neergaard, Ålborg, Danmark
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support may be an efficient rescue of patients with massive pulmonary embolism. A porcine study (Susanne De Neergaard)
6 abstracts, 4 accepted for oral presentation, 2 rejected,1 donated later from SATS, not interesting for perfusionists and 2 case reports at last minute
Unfortunately the abstracts situation is not getting any better and perhaps we need to rethink the meetings altogether for perfusionists. Perhaps we should split from the SATS/SATNU cooperation if that would help to change timing of the meeting and attendance. Perhaps we should cooperate more with the companies.
One suggestion is to have a theme at each meeting and invite perfusionist from the Nordic countries to view their experience, like we had H1N1 ECMO in Tampere 2011. We could have a case reports one from each country. We could also have “Theme chat” in smaller groups or “hands on” training. It all depending on what interest the SCANSECT group. Another possibility is to go to each other local meetings or just have a PV courses. But to be able to find out what the perfusion group wants we need to get response from perfusionist of what interest them and what can we do to make them easier to attend the meetings.
Reykjavik August 2013