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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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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CMS Update

ELSO and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons continue to partner in our efforts to work with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on their recent coverage decision to change Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) assignments for patients placed on ECMO using peripheral access for cannulation. We submitted a Comment Letter on November 1st stating our position that site of cannulation is not associated with patient acuity or complexity nor does it predict the consumption of hospital resources. This letter was supported and signed by 13 other professional medical societies. CMS has responded to our letter with a request for additional data which we are collecting and will provide before the year’s end. Additionally, we have submitted a formal application to present at the 2020 ICD-10 Maintenance and Certification Meeting to be held in the spring of 2019. We remain optimistic that our efforts will result in a face to face meeting with informed and empowered CMS leaders to discuss our concerns in the hopes of reversing or modifying DRG allocation pertaining to ECMO.

Jonathan Haft, Chair ELSO Technology Committee



The ECMO Specialist Training Manual 4th Edition is now available!!
ECMO Specialist Training Manual 4th Edition



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

8th Euro-ELSO Congress 04/10/2019 - 04/13/2019
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Congress and Exhibition office Interplan AG, +49-4032559030 euroelso2019@interplan.de
Posted Date: 11/02/2018
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SEECMO 2019 05/03/2019 - 05/05/2019
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital St. Petersburg, FL
Joy Perkins 727-767-3587 jperki12@jhmi.edu
Posted Date: 07/19/2018
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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

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: 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

Dallas 3 day ECMO course (ELSO Endorsed)

03/25/2019 - 03/27/2019
Location: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Donna Taylor 2144568445 donna.taylor@childrens.com
Posted Date: 10/26/2018
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Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Critical Care: An ELSO Course

04/10/2019 - 04/13/2019
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 ECMO Adult Comprehensive Simulation Based Course

05/01/2019 - 05/01/2019
Location: Santiago de Chile
Andrea Fernandez andreaclc@gmail.com
Posted Date: 03/02/2019
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ELSO Cannulation Workshop

05/15/2019 - 05/17/2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
Kennethia Banks-Borden 734-998-6600 kbb@elso.org
Posted Date: 12/17/2018
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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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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