2020 SCPS
46TH ANNUAL CONGRESS
GUEST SPEAKERS
DAY 1 GUEST SPEAKERS
06 NOVEMBER 2020
Anne-Marie Hennessy

Anne-Marie has worked as a perfusionist at Galway University Hospital since 2016. Anne-Marie is currently completing an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and hopes to continue working with the cardiac team in Galway to adopt a more environmentally sustainable clinical practice.

Leigh Burns

After completing my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science, I spent 2 years working as a clinical research assistant before starting my career as a Perfusionist in Birmingham. I qualified in October 2019 and was fortunate enough to participate in a rare and interesting double transplant during my first year. From a work point of view, I am very keen on mechanical circulatory support and transplantation. Outside of work, I enjoy running and astronomy. 

Erik Braatz

Erik has been a perfusionist at the Karolinska University Hospital ECCP since 2018. This is his first ever scientific admission. Erik hopes to begin his official doctoral studies in the near future.

Elena Dosouto

Elena Dosouto, trained at Wythenshawe Hospital. Elena has recently moved to Auckland in NZ and enjoys open water swimming, cycling and beach volleyball.

Alex Sheardown

Alex Sheardown trained as a Clinical Perfusionist at Wythenshawe Hospital, qualifying in 2018.

Dr Richard Issitt

Richard gained his Doctorate in cardiopulmonary bypass related neurological and renal injury from the University of Southampton. He is currently a British Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow studying novel methods for facilitating paediatric heart transplantation, and is also Senior Paediatric Perfusionist and Clinical Lead for the Digital Research Environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Richard sits on the Editorial Board of Perfusion and earlier this year set up the Perfusion Academic Network to promote clinical academic careers in Perfusion. He has authored over 30 research articles and won multiple awards for these and oral presentations at conferences across the globe.

Dr Rebecca Lewis

Biography coming soon.

Rosie Browning

Biography coming soon.

Jesse Wouter

Jesse Wouters works for Medtronic as Training and Education Manager within the Extracorporeal Therapies division. He is responsible for all the internal field force training programs and also for the external customer training offerings. Before joining Medtronic, he worked almost 10 years as an EBCP certified clinical perfusionist in the University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium. He also worked for Getinge Netherlands B.V. as Account Manager/Clinical Application Specialist in the Acute Care Therapies division.

DAY 2 GUEST SPEAKERS
07 NOVEMBER 2020
Katrina Zielinski

Katrina is a trainee at Nottingham City Hospital with a particular interest in blood conservation.

Judit Gomez Mateo

Judit Gomez-Mateo was born in Valencia (Spain). She graduated with a bachelor degree in nursing there in 2010. Thereafter, she moved to London to develop her career and perfect her English. Her first job in the UK was as a Scrub/Anaesthetic Nurse in a non-cardiac hospital. In 2015, she worked in The Royal Brompton for two years as a Senior Anaesthetic Nurse. During her Brompton experience, she was asked to participate in a mission with Chain of Hope to Ethiopia as part of the cardiac team, which was one of the most fulfilling experiences of her life. Judit has travelled extensively around the world, acquiring new hobbies such as salsa dancing and scuba diving. In 2018, she got a trainee perfusion job in Basildon hospital (Essex), where she currently works as a newly qualified Perfusionist.

Sabrina Monckton

Biography coming soon.

Neil Brown

Neil started training at University Hospital Southampton in 2018 and registered with the college as a qualified perfusionist in October of this year. He completed his undergraduate in Biochemistry at the University of Surrey with a year of research at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, developing a protein purification technique to detect nitration of tyrosine in rat brain tissue. Having developed an interest in medical tech, Neil then spent 5 years in medical sales prior to joining the Perfusion Science Masters' course at Bristol. His dissertation was on cold and warm agglutinins, their implications and potential association with the cardiac patient population.

Sophie May

After graduating from Liverpool University in 2016, Sophie May worked for NHS Blood & Transplant for a couple of years. She then began perfusion training at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital where she is now a newly qualified Clinical Perfusionist.

James Northcott

Perfusionist, Wythenshawe Hospital

Michael Van Driel

Mike is a mechanical engineer by trade, with a Masters of Science and Bachelors in Economics from Harvey Mudd College, located in Mike's home town of Los Angeles, CA. He has over thirty years' experience in extracorporeal therapies technology, entering the field in 1989 as an engineering intern. Mike has been the Business Director of Medtronic International Extracorporeal Therapies since 2008 for the region of Europe, Middle East, Africa and supports the Canadian and Australia/New Zealand cardiac surgery marketing teams as well. Mike and his wife have resided in Italy since 1999, in the town of Mirandola, one of the primary biomechanical engineering/technology development centers in the world.

Dr Richard Issitt

Richard gained his Doctorate in cardiopulmonary bypass related neurological and renal injury from the University of Southampton. He is currently a British Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow studying novel methods for facilitating paediatric heart transplantation, and is also Senior Paediatric Perfusionist and Clinical Lead for the Digital Research Environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Richard sits on the Editorial Board of Perfusion and earlier this year set up the Perfusion Academic Network to promote clinical academic careers in Perfusion. He has authored over 30 research articles and won multiple awards for these and oral presentations at conferences across the globe.

Tristen Preger

Tristen Preger has 17 years of water and gas sensing experience. Working for one of only a handful of electro chemical sensor manufacturers in the world, he has been central to many innovating, successful projects that have allowed ATi (UK) to grow, diversify and address past and current problems into success stories. He has worked closely with the medical and pharmaceutical industry to solve problems which has seen him achieve recognition from his parent company and all those who have worked with him. Specialising in the safety of background levels of toxic gas in the workplace and water quality sensing in all different types of applications, Tristen is well known in many different industries.

ADMINISTRATOR
Valerie Campbell

Valerie Campbell is the Administrator for both the Society and the College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists. She works part-time and can be contacted using the form below.

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