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New Jersey State Perfusion Society

28th Board of Directors Meeting

MEETING MINUTES

DATE: June 25, 2000 PLACE: Hyatt Regency Hotel - New Brunswick

PRESENT:

Frank Stark, Diane Sciortino, John Niedzinski, Camille Daugherty, Benjamin DeBenedetto, David Hassert, Garland Dance, Paul Posada

    1. Call to Order
    2. The 28th NJSPS Board of Directors Meeting called to order by President Elect David Hassert at 9:40 am.

    3. Quorum
    4. Secretary Frank Stark stated we have a quorum with 7 board members present and 2 board members absent (Martin MacKechnie and Sheila Rager).

    5. Routine Business
    6. 3a. Review and Approval of Agenda

      Diane Sciortino made a motion to approve the agenda, John Niedzinski seconded the motion and carried unanimously.

      3b. Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes from May 21, 2000

      John Niedzinski made a motion to accept the meeting minutes as is, seconded by Camille Daugherty and carried unanimously.

      3c. Reading of Communications

      None

     

  1. Reports
  2. 4a. Officers of the Board

    President - Sheila Rager - No Report - Absent

    Past President -David Hassert - No Report

    President Elect - David Hassert - No Report

    Vice President - Benjamin DeBenedetto - No Report

    Secretary - Frank Stark

    Frank typed the meeting minutes from May 21, 2000, as well as the March 5, 2000 meeting with the appropriate corrections. Frank also typed the meeting agenda. Frank bought new post cards, printed and mailed the meeting notices. Frank also sent John Niedzinski a copy of the meeting minutes from May 21, 2000 and a copy of the fundraiser flyer. Frank sent a copy of the letter from Jeff Luckenbach to Sheila to respond to.

    Treasurer’s Report - Garland Dance

    Beginning Balance $ 2,214.97 Omitted a deposit of $450

    New Balance $ 2,664.97

    Deposits $ 835.00

    Withdrawals $ 519.87

    Ending Balance $ 2,980.10

     

    Trustee - John Niedzinski - No Report

    Trustee - Diane Sciortino - No Report

    Trustee - Camille Daugherty - No Report

    Trustee - Martin MacKechnie - No Report - Absent

     

     

    4b. Standing Committees

    Ben DeBenedetto asked permission to give Government Relation Report first. Granted by Dave Hassert.

    Christine Hedges appointment was approved, now must go to the judiciary committee for approval, will probably go thru at next hearing.

    Dr. Steve Marra’s appointment has been delayed. Original problem was the senator from his county would not approve any nomination due to politics. Since then Dr. Marra has moved to a different county. His appointment should go through now without further problems. Ben contacted Christine Stearns who will now charge an hourly fee to handle the re-application of Dr. Marra

    At this point Ben was excused from the meeting.

    Education/Planning Committee - Report given by Committee Chair Camille Daugherty

    The set up for the Perfusion Dynamics "2000" meeting is to be 8 - 9 speakers with approximately 45 minutes per talk, with two 30 minute breaks and a one hour lunch. Camille reviewed the criteria for speakers and a checklist for the Education/Planning committee.

    A review of the possible topics and speakers was discussed. Ben had called Fidelity but they were not interested, Diane was able to get someone to speak on financial planning for perfusionists.

    Camille saw Nova special on a new artificial heart called Abiocor by Abiomed and it featured Dr. Oz from Columbia Presbyterian. Camille also would like him to speak on Alternative Therapy Medicine. Camille will speak to Bayer as a possible sponsor and see if he can speak on either or both topics.

    Following topics with confirmed speakers....

    HIT - Charlene; Chief at Presbyterian in Pittsburgh

    Managed Care - Barry Volin

    Datascope - Registry Outcomes - Datascope

    PadCab - Quest

    Cerebral flow/Saturation ? - Sominetics

    Investing Opportunities for Perfusionists Diane has speaker lined up

    OpCab vs. Conventional CABG - Drs. Krause and Scott

    Bridge to Transplantation - ??Dr. Oz

    Alternative Therapies - ?? Dr. Oz

    Perflurocarbons - Alliance Medical

    Paul Posada said he would try and get an anesthesiologist from Morristown to speak on a topic.

    Diane will send out vendor letters within two weeks - She must contact AmSECT for the vendor list. Table price is $ 400 which is waived if they sponsor a speaker. DEADLINE July 14. Vendor Confirmation must be to Saint Joseph’s by August 15th.

    All speakers must be confirmed by July 28th!

    Sheila will print out brochures, DEADLINE for Brochures August 15th! Sheila will also print out name tags.

    FEES:

    Members $ 75

    Non Members $ 100

    On Site $ 125

    Students $ 25 with confirmation letter from program director

    Return all registrations to St. Joseph’s.

    Garland will apply for CEU’s but can’t until the program is printed with the topics and speakers. 1 CEU = 50 minutes of lectures. Meeting will be approximately 8 CEU’s.

    Must also confirm the Hall and Catering by August 15th.

    John has set up the annual IABP meeting for November 4, 2000 at St. Joseph’s. Frank will send him 2 sets of mailing labels.

    Ethics Committee - Diane Sciortino - No Report - Absent

    Membership/Credentials Committee - Report given by Committee Chair Frank Stark

    Frank received one renewal bringing the total 2000 membership to

    Frank will send a third reminder to those who have not paid their dues. They will be sent by the next meeting.

    Bylaws Committee - David Hassert - No Report

    Nominating Committee - Frank Stark

    This year the Committee members and the President elect are up for renewal. Will be done after the Perfusion Dynamics meeting.

    4c. Special Committees

    Web Site - Report given by Committee Chair Garland Dance

    Sominetics Corp offered to pay NJSPS to place a banner on our web site, discussion ensued regarding the fee and offering this to all vendors as an additional source of income.

    Newsletter - Report Given by Committee Chair Garland Dance

    Garland will only issue one or two a year when there is substantial news to report. Next issue will probable be after Dr. Marra is confirmed and the Board holds its first meeting..

    Fundraising - Frank Stark

    Frank researched the Events Plus brochure that was mailed to us and presented at the last meeting. Frank went to their web site and printed out a listing of all that they offered and pricing. It was decided to wait until after the Perfusion Dynamics meeting and seriously evaluate our commitment to getting a big enough draw.

  3. Business Arising From Previous Meeting
  4. None

  5. New Business
  6. None

  7. Review of Concluded Business
    1. Ending Balance is $ 2,980.10
    2. Christine Hedges application for nomination to the PAC Committee was approved. Will be voted on at the next meeting. Dr. Marra has recently moved, Christine Stearns will handle the re-application of Dr. Marra
    3. 8-9 speakers on various topics see below. Talks will be approximately 45 minutes each with two 30 minute breaks and one hour lunch.
    4. HIT - Charlene; Chief at Presbyterian in Pittsburgh

      Managed Care - Barry Volin

      Datascope - Registry Outcomes - Datascope

      PadCab - Quest

      Cerebral flow/Saturation ? - Sominetics

      Investing Opportunities for Perfusionists Diane has speaker lined up

      OpCab vs. Conventional CABG - Drs. Krause and Scott

      Bridge to Transplantation - ??Dr. Oz

      Alternative Therapies - ?? Dr. Oz

      Perflurocarbons - Alliance Medical

      Paul Posada said he would try and get an anesthesiologist from Morristown to speak on a topic.

    5. Diane will send out vendor letters within two weeks - She must contact AmSECT for the vendor list. Table price is $ 400 which is waived if they sponsor a speaker. DEADLINE - July 14. Vendor Confirmation must be to Saint Joseph’s by August 15th.
    6. All speakers must be confirmed by July 28th!
    7. Sheila will print out brochures, DEADLINE for Brochures August 15th! Sheila will also print out name tags.
    8. FEES:

    Members $ 75

    Non Members $ 100

    On Site $ 125

    Students $ 25 with confirmation letter from program director

    8. Return all registrations to St. Joseph’s.

    9. Garland will apply for CEU’s but can’t until the program is printed with the topics and speakers. 1 CEU = 50 minutes of lectures. Meeting will be approximately 8 CEU’s.

    10. Must also confirm the Hall and Catering by August 15th.

    11. John has set up the annual IABP meeting for November 4, 2000 at St. Joseph’s. Frank will send him 2 sets of mailing labels.

     

     

  8. Scheduling of Next Meeting
  9.  

    Sunday, August 27, 2000

    Hyatt Regency Hotel

    New Brunswick

    8:30 am

    Breakfast available

  10. Adjournment

Frank Stark made a motion for adjournment, seconded by John Niedzinski, carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned by President Elect David Hassert at 11:15 am.

 

Submitted by

Frank stark, CCP

Secretary, NJSPS