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ASAIO 68th Annual Conference (ft. Pediatric Programming)

June 14, 2023 - June 17, 2023

Register for 68th Annual ASAIO Conference featuring the Pediatric Medical Device Day and Pediatric Programming

For more information, visit the ASAIO Registration website:



8:00am – 5:00pm Pediatric Medical Device Day

(*Separate Registration Required/ Must Have Ticket to Attend)

Theme: Lessons Learned

8:00am – 10:00am
Pediatric Day Session 1: Lessons Learned in Clinical Management
Session Moderators: Jennifer Conway MD, MSC; Robert Jaquiss, MD

8:00am – 8:15am
Jennifer Conway, MD, MSC

8:15am – 8:30am
Top 10 VAD Rules I live by
Aamir Jeewa, MD

8:30am – 8:45am
What I Have Learned From a Case Gone Wrong
Daniel Zimpfer, MD

8:45am – 9:00am
What I Have Learned About Developing a VAD Program
Jodie Lantz, MD

9:00am – 9:15am
What I Have Learned From Having a VAD Stroke Team

9:15am – 9:30am
Lessons Learned From Congenital Patients With VADs

9:30am – 9:45am
What I have learned from looking after adult and pediatric patients?
Holger Buchholz, MD

9:45am – 10:00am


10:00am – 10:30am
Coffee Break


10:30am – 12:30pm
Pediatric Day Session 2: Lessons Learned in Device Development
Session Moderators: Trevor A. Snyder, PhD; Iki Adachi, MD

10:30am – 10:45am
From My Basement To Clinical Use, What I Have Learnt Along The Way
Darren Freed, MD

10:45am – 11:00am
What I learnt from Working with the FDA?
Robert M. Kroslowitz, BS

11:00am – 11:15am
What I Think Are The Key Points People Need To Know From The FDA?

11:15am – 11:30am
What I Learned From Trying To Fund Pediatric Research?
Tim Nelson, MD

11:30am – 11:45am
What I have Learned From A Device Not Making It To Market Yet?

11:45am – 12:00pm
Lessons Learned from Removal of the Heartware HVAD
Jennifer Conway, MD, MSC

12:00pm – 12:30pm


12:30pm – 1:30pm Pediatric Lunch Break


1:30pm – 3:00pm
Pediatric Day Session 3: Pushing Boundaries When the Lessons From Research Would Say Stop
Session Moderators: Harvey S. Borovetz, PhD; Iki Adachi, MD

1:30pm – 1:50pm
How to Navigate Research Outcomes And Innovation?

1:50pm – 2:10pm
How We Convinced Our Program To Pursue A Stage I Single Ventricle VAD Program Despite The Outcomes?
Joseph Phillips, MD

2:10pm – 2:30pm
How I Decided To Use Oral Direct Anti-Coagulants In Kids With VADs When No One Else Has?
Ryan Kobayashi, MD

2:30pm – 2:50pm
Is there Anyone we should say No to for MCS?
David Rosenthal, MD

2:50pm – 3:00pm

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Pediatric Day Session 4: Innovation in Pediatric MCS
Session Moderators: Robert Jaquiss, MD; Peter Wearden, MD, PhD

3:00pm – 3:20pm
How Can We Improve On VAD Design For Kids?
Trevor A. Snyder, PhD

3:20pm – 3:50pm
Can ECMO Get Better?
Shriprasad Deshpande, MBBS, MS

3:50pm – 4:10pm
Tubing and Cannulas- The Endless Thrombosis Problem
Salim E. Olia, PhD

4:10pm – 4:30pm
Creating a Sub Pulmonary Ventricle In Someone Who Doesn’t Have One
Ryan Davies, MD

4:30pm – 4:50pm
My MCS Wish List

4:50pm – 5:00pm


June 14, 2023
June 17, 2023
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San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA United States