Welcome to ELSO

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) is an international non-profit consortium of health care institutions who are dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel therapies for support of failing organ systems. Crucial is the promotion of a broad multidisciplinary collaboration. The primary mission of the Organization is to maintain a registry of, at least, use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in active ELSO centers. As appropriate, registries of other novel forms of organ system support are within the purview of ELSO. Registry data is to be used to support clinical research, support regulatory agencies, and support individual ELSO centers. ELSO provides educational programs for active centers as well as for the broader medical and lay communities.


OUR VISION


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Data Entry Deadline

The deadline to enter your ELSO data is July 14th, 2019. All ECMO runs submitted on or before July 14th will be included in the July summaries.



Dr. Curtis D. Froehlich Travel Award

This award is named for the former ELSO Chair of Logistics & Education, Dr. Curtis D. Froehlich. Dr. Froehlich's appointment was distinguished by a selfless devotion to the pursuit and advancement of ECMO education both locally and internationally. In honor of his commitment, and in an effort to expand ECMO education globally, the Dr. Froehlich Travel Award was established to support individuals with limited financial resources who are committed to medical education and to improving ECMO care.
The Dr Froehlich Travel Award covers the cost of registration for the ELSO Adult ECMO Management Course and provides up to $1000 to aid with travel costs. This is an annual award.

Applications for the Dr Froehlich Travel Award may be submitted until July 31st 2019 for consideration for the subsequent November or April ELSO Adult ECMO Management Course. Winner will be announced on the website and at the ELSO Meeting in September.
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CMS Update

As many of you are aware, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reassigned the Diagnostic Related Group codes for patients supported on ECMO using peripheral vessels for fiscal year 2019 (DRG codes are used to determine hospital payment). This decision was based upon the misguided belief that cannulation site was associated with patient acuity and the necessary consumption of hospital resources. ELSO and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) lead an effort to work with CMS in reversing this decision. Using the ELSO Registry, financial data from several leading centers, as well as projections on the impact to hospitals and patients, we were able to recruit 15 additional specialty societies to join our cause. On Tuesday, April 23rd, CMS publically released the proposed DRG assignments for fiscal year 2020. We are pleased to announce that THE INJURIOUS PAYMENT CUTS HAVE BEEN REVERSED. CMS acknowledged the importance of your ELSO Registry data which contradicted the presence of any relationship between cannulation site and acuity. We thank you for your tireless efforts and meticulous attention to detail in making our Registry effective in quality assurance, research, education, and patient advocacy. ELSO will continue to represent the ECMO community and most importantly, our patients.

Dr. Jonathan Haft



Dr. Robert Bartlett received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 48th Critical Care Congress at SCCM! Use the below link to view his talk.
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ELSO April 2019 Newsletter

The ELSO 2019 April Newsletter is now available for download! After logging into www.elso.org go to Resources - Newsletter.



ELSO Center Renewal Information

All center registration is currently online through our website. For centers who joined prior to January 2018 all memberships were on calendar year and will expire December 31st. Renewal is required prior to your center membership expiration. If your center becomes inactive you will only be allowed to renew after logging into our website. You will not be able to access the data entry system, discussion board, etc. At this point there will be a late fee associated with the renewal as well.

If you have recently joined ELSO your membership will expire one year after you joined and emails will be timed appropriately.



Individual Membership

Join the discussion and begin fostering communication and collaboration among professionals who apply advanced technologies in the treatment of refractory organ failure

Individual Membership

Join the discussion and begin fostering communication and collaboration among professionals who apply advanced technologies in the treatment of refractory organ failure

Individual Membership

Join the discussion and begin fostering communication and collaboration among professionals who apply advanced technologies in the treatment of refractory organ failure

Meetings

30th Annual ELSO Conference 09/12/2019 - 09/15/2019
Location: Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas
Kennethia Banks-Borden or Peter Rycus 734-998-6600 kbanksborden@elso.org
Posted Date: 04/04/2018
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AATS Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium 09/20/2019 - 09/21/2019
Location: Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas
Darlene M. Janis 978-252-2200 djanis@aats.org
Posted Date: 01/24/2019
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APELSO 2019 11/20/2019 - 11/22/2019
Location: Avani Riverside Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Posted Date: 12/06/2018
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31st Annual ELSO Conference 09/23/2020 - 09/26/2020
Location: Hilton Waikoloa Village - Big Island of Hawai'i
Kennethia Banks-Borden or Peter Rycus 734-995-6600 kbanksborden@elso.org
Posted Date: 04/04/2018
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ELSO Courses/Workshops

2nd Adult ECMO Training Course Regensburg 2019

09/30/2019 - 10/04/2019
Location: University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
Thomas Müller thomas.mueller@ukr.de
Posted Date: 05/27/2019
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Adult ECMO for respiratory failure and septic shock

10/07/2019 - 10/10/2019
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Björn Frenckner +46 70 722 61 15 bjorn.frenckner@sll.se
Posted Date: 03/05/2019
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6th Asia-Pacific ELSO Adult ECMO Training Course 2019

10/14/2019 - 10/17/2019
Location: Hong Kong
Peter Lai lck230@ha.org.hk
Posted Date: 03/28/2019
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Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Critical Care: An ELSO Course

11/06/2019 - 11/09/2019
Location: Emory Conference Center, Atlanta GA
Kennethia Banks-Borden 734-998-6600 kbb@elso.org
Posted Date: 11/02/2018
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ELSO Cannulation Workshop

11/10/2019 - 11/11/2019
Location: Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Kennethia Banks 734-998-6600 kbb@elso.org
Posted Date: 06/06/2019
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Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Critical Care: An ELSO Course

04/01/2020 - 04/04/2020
Location: Emory Conference Center Atlanta, GA
Kennethia Banks 734-998-6600 kbb@elso.org
Posted Date: 05/22/2019

ELSO Cannulation Workshop

04/05/2020 - 04/06/2020
Location: Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Kennethia Banks 734-998-6600 kbb@elso.org
Posted Date: 06/06/2019

Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Critical Care: An ELSO Course

11/11/2020 - 11/14/2020
Location: Emory Conference Center Atlanta, GA
Kennethia Banks 734-998-6600 kbb@elso.org
Posted Date: 05/22/2019

ELSO Cannulation Workshop

11/15/2020 - 11/16/2020
Location: Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Kennethia Banks 734-998-6600 kbb@elso.org
Posted Date: 06/06/2019