Non-ELSO Meetings

ECMO Specialist Training Course | ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) Murfreesboro, TN
07/23/2018 - 07/27/2018
Deadline: July 16, 2018
Location: ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) Murfreesboro, TN
Alicia Schmidt  602-999-4922
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”. 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. This course is designed primarily for the novice, combining didactic presentations with hands-on equipment, circuitry wet labs and progressive simulations. This course may be beneficial as a refresher course for those experienced ECMO Specialist wishing to reinforce or build on prior training. The course content will cover both VA and VV modalities and the hands-on wet labs and simulations will be conducted in our new Extracorporeal Education Center. Integration of collaborative ECMO Advantage philosophies set the cornerstone for your learning experience leading to improved safety, better outcomes and decreased complications. Registration for this course is only $2560 with EarlyBird and Large Group discounts applied to provide additional value. Normal price is $3200. See feedback from previous learners at ECMO Advantage offers courses each month of the year. We also provide custom training to fit your institutional or individual requirements. See upcoming courses at
Posted Date: 05/21/2018

3-Day ExtraCorporeal Concepts  | ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) Murfreesboro, TN
07/23/2018 - 07/25/2018
Deadline: July 16, 2018
Location: ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) Murfreesboro, TN
Alicia Schmidt  602-999-4922
The scope of this 3-Day session is to provide a comprehensive core curriculum focused on the fundamental principles of extracorporeal life support. This session will introduce the learner to key ECMO principles as described in the ELSO guidelines. Upon completion of this session the learner will have a deeper understanding of physiology and pathophysiology of extracorporeal life support and its clinical application. This course is primarily lecture with some hands on with equipment. See feedback from previous EC2 courses at
Posted Date: 05/21/2018

10th Annual Neonatal & Pediatric ECMO Educational Conference | Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
07/30/2018 - 08/01/2018
Deadline: July 25, 2018
Location: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Marit Aspenleiter 412-722-6245
Please join us for this hands-on educational opportunity centered on the care of Neonatal & Pediatric ECMO patients. The three-day conference is being held at the John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center on the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC campus. The conference includes lectures, high-fidelity simulation and interesting case presentations. Abstracts for the poster session are being accepted until July 10th, 2018. Abstracts can be submitted to Marit Aspenleiter at Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed on July 13, 2018.
Posted Date: 05/22/2018

Pediatric Critical Care Fellow ECMO Boot Camp | Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas
08/24/2018 - 08/25/2018
Deadline: July 9, 2018
Location: Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Renee Potera, MD 214-456-2521
This course is designated for pediatric critical care, neonatology and surgery providers who care for patients who receive Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO). Course attendees will learn the basic physiology of ECMO and how it applies to patient management, anticoagulation, transport of patients on ECMO, and ECPR, as well as general patient management. Application of ECMO to special populations, such as children with congenital diaphragmatic hernias, will also be discussed. Through hands-on learning and simulation, participants will learn to identify candidate for ECMO, prepare the patient for cannulation, troubleshoot the circuit and handle ECMO emergencies. The course will consist of 8 hours of didactics and 8 hours of simulation, as well as other hands-on training. The course will be conducted by faculty from the divisions of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Surgery and Hematology, as well as ECMO specialists at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Demonstrate understanding of ECMO and apply this to patient management 2. Exhibit the ability to anticipate and treat ECMO complications 3. Demonstrate competence in the daily management of the patients on ECMO Who should attend: This content has been designed to help continuing nurse practitioners and critical care fellows becoming ICU specialists.
Posted Date: 05/21/2018

3-Day Application Through Simulation | ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) Murfreesboro, TN
09/19/2018 - 09/21/2018
Deadline: September 10, 2018
Location: ECMO Advantage ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) Murfreesboro, TN
Alicia Schmidt  602-999-4922
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

UPMC Procirca Adult ECMO Training Course | Pittsburgh, PA
10/17/2018 - 10/20/2018
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Melissa Grayson, CCP 412-623-0044
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 or contact Melissa Grayson at . The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Posted Date: 05/01/2018

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics ECMO Training Course | University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
10/30/2018 - 11/02/2018
Deadline: 9/28/2018
Location: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Julie Vance 319-356-8875
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
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
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

New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Irving Medical Center: Nursing on the Cutting-Edge: A Multidisciplinary Approach to ECMO | New York NY
11/29/2018 - 11/30/2018
Deadline: upcoming
Location: New York NY
Monika Tukacs 9147556745
This is a "Save-the-Date" notification. Further details coming soon.
Posted Date: 05/18/2018

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