Adult ECMO Management Training Course

April 15-16, 2021


ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) is a complex and intensive mechanical therapy offered to patients with cardio-respiratory failure. This intense two-day virtual didactic course has been designed to train multidisciplinary (MD, RN, CCP, RT) healthcare professionals to care for adult patients with severe respiratory and/or cardiac failure requiring ECMO support.  All elements of veno-venous (VV) and veno-arterial (VA) ECMO support will be considered and reviewed.  Similar to the amazing benefits experienced at our recent Annual Meeting, learners will have an incredibly unique experience of learning from global ECMO experts the basics of ECMO patient management. This course is appropriate for the entire ECMO team: physicians, nurses, perfusionists, respiratory therapists. 

The course content includes indications and contraindications, cannulation techniques, initiation of support, patient and circuit physiology of ECMO, programmatic design and management, and all aspects of patient management and decision making for patients on ECMO.

The course is appropriate for centers setting up new programs, existing centers expanding into adult services, and centers that would benefit from the multidisciplinary approach and global knowledge that ELSO provides. 

This course will be offered via Zoom with many sessions being broadcasted live to allow for direct student/faculty interaction. All learners should be expected to be present for the course. There will NOT be an option to view later.

The cost for this course is $1500.00.  For additional information email: [email protected]

To Register go to ELSO Academy Online which can also be found under the Education tab (ELSO Academy Online). You will first have to log into ELSO in order to register. If you don't have a log in you will have an option to do so.


Tentative Agenda

Day 1

Thursday April 15, 2021 

All times are Eastern


0900 - 0930: Welcome*

0930 - 1000: Introduction to ECMO & History (Dr. Robert Bartlett)

1000 - 1030: Circuit Components (Dr. Steven Conrad)

1030 - 1045: Break

1045 - 1115: Case Study 1 - ECMO Consultation and Indications (Dr. Kiran Shekar)*

1115 - 1145: Cannulation Strategies (Dr. Phillip Mason)

1145 - 1230: Expert Panel (Drs. Bartlett, Conrad, Shekar, Mason)*

1230 - 1330: Lunch

1330 - 1400: Physiology I (Dr. Phillip Mason)

1400 - 1430: VV ECMO & Respiratory Failure (Dr. Daniel Brodie)

1430 - 1445: Break

1445 - 1515: Case Study II (Dr. Amy Hackmann)

1515 - 1545: Patient Management (Dr. Vadim Gudzenko)

1545 - 1615: Case Study III – Physiology (Dr. Robert Bartlett)*

1615 - 1700: Expert Panel Session (Drs. Mason, Brodie, Gudzenko, Bartlett)*

1700 - Adjourn


Day 2

Friday April 16, 2021

All times eastern

0900 - 0930: ECHO during ECMO (Dr. Adam Dalia)

0930 - 1000: VA ECMO & Cardiac Failure (Dr. Alain Combes)

1000 - 1030: Physiology II (Dr. Cara Agerstrand)

1030 - 1045: Break

1045 - 1115: Case Study IV – Challenging Cases (Dr. William Lynch)*

1115 - 1145: ECMO Complications (Marta Velia Antonini)

1145 - 1230: Expert Panel Session (Drs. Combes, Agerstrand, Lynch, Dalia, Ms. Antonini)*

1230 - 1330: Lunch

1330 - 1400: Case Study V - Approaches to Hypoxemia (Dr. Bishoy Zakhary)*

1400 - 1430: ECPR (Dr. Joseph Tonna)

1430 - 1500: Program Development (Elizabeth Moore)

1500 - 1515: Break

1515 - 1545: Case Study VI –Ethics (Dr. Michael Baram)*

1545 - 1630: Expert Panel Session (Drs. Zakhary, Tonna, Baram, Ms. Moore)*

1630: Adjourn






Continuing Education (CE) Language

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)
2-Day Virtual Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Critical Care – Adult ECMO Management Course

April 15-16, 2021



Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME)

Amedco LLC designates this live to enduring activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Nurses (ANCC)

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 12.00 ANCC contact hours.


Blood Perfusionists (ABCP)

Application has been made for Category I CEUs to the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.  Please check back for more information.


Respiratory Therapists (CRCE/AARC)

Application has been made for contact hours for Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.  Please check back for more information.


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