March 2021 Virtual Neonatal/Pediatric ECMO Course


March 11-12, 2021



This intense two-day virtual didactic course has been designed to train multidisciplinary healthcare professionals (RN, MD, CCP, RT) to care for neonatal & pediatric 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 Neonatal/Pediatric ECMO patient management.


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.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is appropriate for the entire ECMO team: physicians, nurses, perfusionists, respiratory therapists.


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

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

March 11, 2021 

0900 EST – Welcome

0915 EST – Circuit Components (Vercaemst)

0945 EST – Cannulation Strategies (McMullan)

1015 EST – Break

1030 EST – Physiology I (Lequier)

1100 EST – Case Study I – CANNULATION (Harvey)

1130 EST – Physiology II (Dalton)

1200 EST – Panel Discussion (Vercaemst, McMullan, Lequier, Harvey, Dalton)

1230 EST – Lunch

1330 EST – VV ECMO & Respiratory Failure (Brogan)

1400 EST – VA ECMO & Cardiac Failure (Peek)

1430 EST – Break

1445 EST – Case Study II - PHYSIOLOGY CURIOSITIES (Bartlett)

1515 EST – Anticoagulation (Annich)

1545 EST – Congenital Heart Surgery on ECMO (Jones)

1600 EST – CDH Repair on ECMO (Davis)

1615 EST – Panel Discussion (Brogan, Peek, Bartlett, Annich, Jones, Davis)

1700 EST – Adjourn


March 12, 2021

0900 EST – Welcome/ Q&A

0930 EST – Balancing Patient Sedation (DiNardo)

1000 EST – ECMO Complications (Conrad)

1030 EST – Break

1045 EST – Case Study III – CHALLENGING CASES (Norris)

1115 EST – Program Development (Ogino)

1145 EST – Panel Discussion (DiNardo, Conrad, Norris, Ogino)

1230 EST – Lunch

1330 EST – Neonatal Respiratory (Rintoul)

1400 EST – Pediatric Respiratory (Roeleveld)

1430 EST – Cardiac (Thiagarajan)

1500 EST – Break

1515 EST – Sepsis, poisoning, and Other Unique ECMO Populations

1545 EST – Breakout Sessions (TBD)

1630 EST – Full Panel and Course Wrap-Up

1700 EST – Adjourn





Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
Virtual Neo/Peds ECMO Training Course

March 11 – 12, 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 13.00 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 13.00 ANCC contact hours.


Cardiovascular Perfusionists (ABCP)

This program has been approved for 14.4 Category I CEUs by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Respiratory Therapists (CRCE/AARC)

This program has been approved for 12.75 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.  Course # 184910000


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