Non-ELSO Meetings

3-Day Application Through Simulation | ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) Murfreesboro, TN
09/19/2018 - 09/21/2018
http://ecmoadvantage.com/upcoming-courses/
Deadline: September 10, 2018
Location: ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) Murfreesboro, TN
Alicia Schmidt  602-999-4922 Alicia@ECMOAdvantage.com
The scope of this 3-Day session is to employ the technical aspects required to manage an extracorporeal life support system. This is accomplished through the use of various scenario-based simulations in which the learner will perform emergent and non-emergent procedural skills and utilize their knowledge and critical thinking skills to address clinical alterations in care of the patient on extracorporeal support. This course promotes patient safety by enriching knowledge, technical expertise, teamwork, and interpersonal communication required in today’s healthcare environment. Early Bird price of $1780 is good through Aug 19, 2018. Call for additional group discounts.
Posted Date: 05/29/2018

University of Minnesota Health ECMO Symposium: Advanced Management of the Failing Heart or Lung | The Graduate Hotel 615 Washington Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
10/04/2018 - 10/05/2018
http://z.umn.edu/ecmo
Location: The Graduate Hotel 615 Washington Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Morgan Riordan 1-800-776-8636 cme@umn.edu
Please join us for the fourth annual University of Minnesota Health ECMO Symposium. This educational event addresses treatment options for patients with acute cardiac and respiratory failure. We will offer presentations on preventing and managing complications on ECMO support and provide a forum to discuss practice. This conference is designed for intensivists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, perfusionists and respiratory therapists who specialize in cardiac or pulmonary management of critically ill patients. Up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, ANCC contact hours available for ECMO Symposium. including a simulation session on Thursday afternoon and main program Friday. Full agenda and accreditation information available online.
Posted Date: 07/30/2018

University of Michigan ECMO Course | Ann Arbor, MI
10/10/2018 - 10/12/2018
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michigan-medicine-2018-october-ecmo-courses-registration-48372704060
Deadline: 10/02/2018
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Therese Adamowski 734-763-9919 tadamows@med.umich.edu
This course is designed as an ECMO Specialist Training Course, incorporating every role for the treatment team including Physicians, Perfusionists, RN’s, Respiratory Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants, and is taught through both lectures and wet lab exercises. As a result of participating in this course, individuals will know and be able to implement into practice ECMO Techniques for initiating, managing, troubleshooting and discontinuing ECMO support. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Posted Date: 07/31/2018

UPMC Procirca Adult ECMO Training Course | Pittsburgh, PA
10/17/2018 - 10/20/2018
http://www.procirca.com
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Melissa Grayson, CCP 412-623-0044 ProcircaECMO@procirca.com
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Procirca Comprehensive Adult ECMO Training Course is a 3.5 day course designed for health care professionals interested in a foundational education in the care of the adult ECMO patient. Course content includes lecture on topics ranging from patient selection, cannulation strategies, and management of various ECMO patient groups to weaning and decannulation. Panel discussions with ECMO experts from UPMC will allow for exploration of topics covering complex patient management as well as the more practical concerns related to creating and maintaining a successful ECMO program, including billing and reimbursement. Lecture will be supported with simulation based learning, including ECMO circuit basics, an interactive ECMO cannulation model, handling ECMO emergencies, ECMO transport and high fidelity case simulation scenarios to help develop patient management and troubleshooting skills. Hands on time with multiple ECMO systems will be available. New this session will be a high fidelity simulation FINAL EXAM to test your ECMO skills! This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Previous courses have been awarded Category I CEU by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Course registration is $2750, and includes the ELSO “Red Book” and ECMO Specialist Training Manual. For more information or to register visit www.procirca.com or contact Melissa Grayson at graysonm@upmc.edu . The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Posted Date: 05/01/2018

The George Washington University Hospital’s Second Annual Adult Extracorporeal Life Support Symposium | Tysons Corner, VA
10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018
http://www.GWECLSsymposium.com
Location: Tysons Corner, VA
Peter Munoz  (202)715-5700 peter.munoz@gwu-hospital.com
The symposium will explore both common and unique applications for adult ECMO including reversible respiratory failure, cardiogenic shock, pulmonary embolism, trauma, sepsis, pregnancy, ECPR, and ECCO2R. Early recognition, implementation and basic management principles will be discussed. In addition, the symposium will cover heart failure and will have a special emphasis on management heart failure using short term and long term mechanical circulatory assist devices. The comprehensive one-day symposium will cover a wide range of topics featuring: • History of ECMO • Veno-arterial ECMO (VA) • Veno-venous ECMO (VV) • Medical optimization prior to ECMO • Ventilator management on ECMO • Hemodynamics on ECMO • ECMO Transport • Management of Patients with Heart Failure • Short Term VADs • Durable VADs This symposium is designed for clinicians including but not limited to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, advanced practitioners, perfusionists, and other health care professionals.
Posted Date: 07/10/2018

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics ECMO Training Course | University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
10/30/2018 - 11/02/2018
https://uihc.org/ecmo-training-course
Deadline: 9/28/2018
Location: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Julie Vance 319-356-8875 uihc-ecmo@uiowa.edu
The University of Iowa ECMO Program is conducting a 4 day comprehensive overview of Adult ECMO. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: patient selection, cannulation and decannulation strategies, patient management including interactive case studies, as well as anticoagulation of the ECMO patient. Supplementing the didactic series are high fidelity simulations where participants are actively caring and managing patients on ECMO through emergency scenarios. We dedicate time to hands-on training with equipment and circuitry components allowing for students to complete circuit changes and/or component change outs. At the conclusion of the course, participants can further test their ECMO knowledge and sit for our specialist exam. This course activity has been approved by the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ as well as the Iowa Board of Nursing.
Posted Date: 06/01/2018

ECMO at the Beach: Mayo Clinic's 2nd Annual Current Concepts in the Management of the Adult ECMO Patient  | Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL & J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center, Jacksonville, FL
11/09/2018 - 11/10/2018
https://ce.mayo.edu/adultecmo2018
Location: Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL & J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center, Jacksonville, FL
Valerie Fernandez  1-800-462-9633  fernandez.valerie@mayo.edu
This course takes advantage of modern educational concepts to provide clinically relevant material through realistic scenarios and simulation on ECMO initiation, management and removal. This highly interactive approach puts the learner in the position of the clinician needing to make simple thorough complex decisions commonly faced when providing ECMO. There will be limited traditional didactic presentations and a greater emphasis on interactive learning in small groups using accelerated scenarios around specific topics. Hands-on simulation will be used to expose the learner to a range of typical management issues and ECMO emergencies. For both novice and experienced ECMO care givers, the course will provide an exceptional learning environment for solid ECLS concepts and energize ECMO providers to offer state-of-the-art lifesaving opportunities for critically ill patients.
Posted Date: 05/29/2018

MechLife Presents: Simplified Adult ECLS Training with High- Fidelity Simulation | TandemLife/LivaNova 620 Alpha Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238
11/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
https://www.mechlife.org/register.php?course_id=1
Deadline: November 10, 2018
Location: TandemLife/LivaNova 620 Alpha Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Mel Ricks, RN, CCRN 443-441-1401 melricks@mechlife.org
This 2-day comprehensive course provides a deep understanding of adult ECMO with lecture and state of the art high-fidelity simulation training. The course covers basic and advanced understanding of Veno-arterial ECMO (VA-ECMO), Veno-venous ECMO (V-V ECMO), Veno-arterial-venous ECMO (VAV ECMO), Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal (ECCO2R), and Right Ventricular assist device ECMO (RVAD ECMO). Learn patient selection, cannulation techniques, anticoagulation, management, and weaning. Basic physics, physiology, and hemodynamics as pertaining to the ECMO patients are discussed. Circuit build and management are covered in the didactic and simulation scenarios. Training provides interactive learning through case scenarios, teamwork, and debriefing. The simulation lab includes multiple stations with realtime hemodynamic changes, various configurations and effects, realistic circulation, and radiographic cannula placement capability. Attendees learn how to provide safe, successful care while managing a patient with the single provider or specialist model. Topics include best practices, program development and financial impacts. The target audiences are cardiac surgeons, intensivists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, advanced practitioners and perfusionists. Multidisciplinary course instructors include a cardiac surgeon, an ECMO specialist, and a perfusionist whose combined experience spans over four decades in ECMO. ELSO “Redbook” is included with course registration. Space is limited to provide individualized learning experiences. For more information and registration, please go to https://www.mechlife.org or contact Mel Ricks 443-441-1401 Register before September 15, 2018 and receive a special rate of $2300. Regular rate is $2500.
Posted Date: 08/15/2018

New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Irving Medical Center: The 2nd Annual Nursing ECMO Conference 2018, ECMO on the Cutting Edge: A Multidisciplinary Approach | New York NY
11/29/2018 - 11/30/2018
http://www.nyp.org/nursing/news/cme
Deadline: upcoming
Location: New York NY
Monika Tukacs, RN 9147556745 mob9018@nyp.org
This two-day conference offers a wide range of didactic lectures from fundamentals of ECMO to advanced ECMO. The program is presented by various healthcare experts from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York Presbyterian. World renowned physician and medical researcher, Dr. Robert Bartlett, who’s contribution to the field of ECMO is unprecedented, will be discussing the unique evolution, current research and future of ECMO. This live learning activity is designed towards a diverse multidisciplinary healthcare audience such as physicians, registered nurses, perfusionists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare disciplines interested to learn or are currently in practice caring for ECMO patients. A maximum of 6.25 Nursing contact hours for one day and a maximum of 12.5 Nursing contact hours for two days will be awarded for attending this conference AMA Credit Designation Statement The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Registration is available for ECMO Essentials (Day One Conference), Advanced ECMO (Day Two Conference), or the entire conference (2-day attendance).
Posted Date: 05/18/2018

UPMC Procirca Adult ECMO Training Course | PIttsburgh, PA
12/05/2018 - 12/08/2018
http://www.procirca.com
Location: PIttsburgh, PA
Melissa Grayson, CCP 412-623-0044 graysonm@upmc.edu
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Procirca Comprehensive Adult ECMO Training Course is a 3.5 day course designed for health care professionals interested in a foundational education in the care of the adult ECMO patient. Course content includes lecture on topics ranging from understanding the components of the ECMO circuit, patient selection, cannulation strategies, and management of various ECMO patient groups to weaning and decannulation. Panel discussions with ECMO experts from UPMC will allow for exploration of topics covering complex patient management as well as the more practical concerns related to creating and maintaining a successful ECMO program, including billing and reimbursement. Lecture will be supported with simulation based learning, including ECMO circuit basics, an interactive ECMO cannulation model, handling ECMO emergencies, ECMO transport and high fidelity case simulation scenarios to help develop patient management and troubleshooting skills. Hands on time with multiple ECMO systems will be available. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Previous courses have been awarded Category I CEU by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Course registration is $2750, and includes the ELSO “Red Book” and ECMO Specialist Training Manual. For more information or to register visit www.procirca.com or contact Melissa Grayson at graysonm@upmc.edu . The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Posted Date: 07/03/2018

Comprehensive ECMO Training Course | ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2)
01/14/2019 - 01/18/2019
http://ecmoadvantage.com/upcoming-courses/
Deadline: January 1, 2019
Location: ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2)
Alicia Schmidt  602-999-4922 Alicia@ECMOAdvantage.com
In this course, we offer didactic and simulation training designed to reinforce the core knowledge and skillset needed to be an ECMO Specialist (RN, RRT, CCP or MD caring for an ECMO patient). This comprehensive 5-day training course is designed to train clinicians for their role as an ECMO Specialist. Our course is formatted to provide the educational content suggested by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). ELSO has published suggested “Guidelines for Training and Continuing Education of ECMO Specialists”. These guidelines provide a framework governing structure, content, evaluation and on-going training requirements essentially outlining standards that can be used by organizations training clinicians to function as ECMO Specialists. Adherence to and building upon these concepts ensure that a solid knowledge base is established. When partnered with hands-on and/or simulation training the learner develops a strong skill set to provide quality care to the patient receiving extracorporeal life support.
Posted Date: 08/29/2018

35th Annual CNHS Symposium: ECMO & the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory and Cardiobascular Failure | Keystone Colorado
02/24/2019 - 02/28/2019
http://www.ecmomeeting.com
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Location: Keystone Colorado
Billie Short, MD 202-476-3314 bshort@childrensnational.org
Abstracts due January18, 2019
Posted Date: 05/21/2018

Geisinger ECMO Conference | Danville, Pennsylvania
03/13/2019 - 03/13/2019
https://cmetracker.net/GEISINGERCME/Catalog#Mar
Deadline: March 13th 2019
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Evan Gajkowski 570-336-6390 efgajkowski@geisinger.edu
One day course at Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA. A comprehensive Adult ECMO training course designed for health care professionals interested in education and care of the adult ECMO patient. Course content includes lecture on topics ranging from understanding the components of the ECMO circuit, Overview and indications for ECMO, VA ECMO for Cardiogenic Shock, VV ECMO for ARDS, ECMO in special populations, ECMO for PE and eCPR, Pharmokinetics in ECMO, and ECMO simulation workshops. Hands on time with multiple ECMO systems will be available. For more information or to register visit https://go.geisinger.org/ECMOBrochure or contact Evan Gajkowski at efgajkowski@geisinger.edu
Posted Date: 08/02/2018

Mayo Clinic Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Symposium | Mayo Clinic Center for Procedural Innovation Lab, Scottsdale, Arizona
03/29/2019 - 03/30/2019
CE.MAYO.EDU/ECMO2019
Location: Mayo Clinic Center for Procedural Innovation Lab, Scottsdale, Arizona
Elizabeth Adado 480.301.4580 mca.cme@mayo.edu
This highly immersive hands-on workshop provides the latest techniques and technology surrounding the clinical use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Through integrated clinical scenarios providers will apply the knowledge gained towards the initiation and management of ECMO on simulated cases of acute respiratory and hemodynamic failure. They will deepen their understanding of the applied physiology of both venovenous and venoarterial ECMO utilizing the highest fidelity simulation labs and its interaction with conventional life support monitoring and treatment such as bedside ultrasound and mechanical ventilation. Please visit the course website for complete details.
Posted Date: 08/08/2018

Penn Medicine Adult ECMO Symposium 2019 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
04/25/2019 - 04/27/2019
Deadline: TBD
Location: Philadelphia, PA 19104
Ansheai Spence-Jones 215-898-6400 aspence@upenn.edu
This symposium is designed as a three-day educational program with a series of lectures on adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The symposium will also offer the opportunity for hands-on training on extracorporeal life support technique to support cardiac and respiratory patients whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life. Subject experts will present insights into the technical aspects of the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation along with risks, benefits, and outcomes. Best practices in medical and nursing management of the ECMO patients along with howperfusion can empower nursing to manage ECMO patients in the critical care setting will be discussed. This activity has been designed for cardiovascular, pulmonary, critical care and anesthesia physicians, surgeons, perfusionists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, nurses, fellows, residents and other healthcare professionals who want to enhance their extracorporeal membrane oxygenation knowledge. Additional Contact: Robert Rice / ECMO Coordinator 267-438-7051 robert.rice@uphs.upenn.edu
Posted Date: 07/05/2018