Adult ECMO Management Training Course

February 18th-20th, 2021


ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) is a complex and intensive mechanical therapy offered to patients with cardio-respiratory failure. This intense three-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. The cost for this course is $1500.00.  For additional information email: [email protected]


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Tentative Agenda


Day one Thursday, February 18, 2021

1300-1330 EST - Welcome*

1330-1400 EST - Introduction to ECMO & History – Dr. Robert Bartlett

1400-1430 EST - Circuit Components - Dr. Steven Conrad

1430-1445 EST - Break

1445-1515 EST – Case Study i – Indications – Dr. Kiran Shekar*

1515-1545 EST - Cannulation Strategies – Dr. Phillip Mason

1545-1630 EST - Expert Panel Session  (Bartlett, Conrad, Shekar, Mason)*


Day Two Friday, February 19, 2021

1300-1330 EST – Welcome – Q&A Session*

1330-1400 EST - Physiology I - Dr. Phillip Mason

1400-1430 EST - VV ECMO & Respiratory Failure – Dr. Daniel Brodie

1430-1445 EST - Break

1445-1515 EST - Case Study II – Selection - Dr. Nirmal Sharma*

1515-1545 EST - Patient Management – Dr. Vadim Gudzenko

1545-1615 EST - Case Study III – Challenging Cases – Dr. William Lynch

1615-1700 EST - Expert Panel Session (Mason, Brodie, Sharma, Gudzenko, Lynch)*


Day Three Saturday, February 20, 2021

0900-0930 EST – ECHO during ECMO – Dr. Adam Dalia

0930-1000 EST - VA ECMO & Cardiac Failure – Dr. Alain Combes

1000-1030 EST - Physiology II – Dr. Cara Agerstrand

1030-1045 EST - Break

1045-1115 EST - Case Study IV – Physiology Curiosities– Dr. Robert Bartlett*

1115-1145 EST - ECMO Complications – Marta Velia Antonini

1145-1230 EST - Expert Panel Session  (Dalia, Combes, Agerstrand, Bartlett, Antonini)*

1230-1330 EST - Lunch

1330-1400 EST - Approaches to Hypoxemia – Dr. Bishoy Zakhary

1400-1430 EST - ECPR– Dr. Joseph Tonna

1430-1500 EST - Program Development – Elizabeth Moore

1500-1515 EST - Break

1515-1545 EST - Case Study V – Ethics – Dr Michael Baram

1545-1630 EST - Expert Panel Session (Zakhary, Tonna, Moore, Baram)*

1630 EST – Adjourn


All presentations with an asterisk* denote the live sessions.




Continuing Education (CE) Language

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)
Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Critical Care – Adult ECMO Management Course

February 18 – 20, 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.


Amedco LLC designates this live to enduring activity for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 



Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 12.50 ANCC contact hours.


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