ECMO Symposium


Friday, October 5, 2018


Graduate Minneapolis

ECMO Symposium: Advanced Management of the Failing Lung or Heart

This one-day conference will help you improve, identify and care for patients who have advanced heart or lung failure.


Learn how to provide the best care for your patients at the fourth annual symposium on acute cardiac and respiratory failure care. This one-day conference, hosted by ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) experts at University of Minnesota Health, will help you improve, identify and care for patients who have advanced heart or lung failure.

Come learn the latest developments and current controversies in pulmonary and cardiovascular intensive care, and join peers for breakout sessions to help better your practice. View agenda.


This conference is designed for intensivists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, perfusionists, and respiratory therapists who specialize in cardiac or pulmonary management of critically ill adult and pediatric patients. 

Keynote Presenter

Heidi J. Dalton, MD
"State of the Art of ECMO"

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Recognize common challenges in the management of the failing lung and heart and comprehend advanced therapies for the management of respiratory and cardiac failure.
  • Discuss the role of ECMO in the management of respiratory and cardiac failure.
  • Identify coagulation options with ECMO.
  • Describe long-term ECMO outcomes.
  • Discuss the caveats of transporting and mobilizing patients on ECMO.
  • Recognize the issues in blood management in patients on ECMO.
  • Recognize complications in the management of patients on ECMO and define the management challenges.
  • Discuss weaning strategies and preparation for separation from ECMO.
  • Manage the patient experience of ECMO and post-ECMO recovery.

Presented By

Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Divisions, Department of Surgery

Provided By

University of Minnesota Medical School


Melissa Brunsvold, MD, FACS
Medical Director, ECMO Program, University of Minnesota

Ranjit John, MD
Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education 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.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This activity is awarded up to 7.0 ANCC contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Early Rate: On or Before September 6, 2018

Physician: $225
Other Healthcare Professional: $175
Resident/Fellow: $100

Regular Rate: On or After September 7, 2018

Physician: $275
Other Healthcare Professional: $200
Resident/Fellow: $125

Register Now with Credit Card

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and light refreshment breaks.

Printed course materials cannot be guaranteed for on-site/walk-in registrants. Access to online course materials is provided in advance of the activity to registered learners. To ensure you receive all course materials before the start of the activity, please register in advance.

Group Discount

At least 3 registrations from the same group must be submitted to receive a $20 discount per person. Register each person separately online and enter group discount code 3GRP18 into the discount box during checkout. Or email the completed group registration form to NO refunds will be issued if a person from a group has to cancel or does not show up at the conference. Normal refund policy applies for complete group cancellations.


Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on-site.

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Cancellation Policy

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Graduate Minneapolis
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-379-8888


Parking costs are not included in registration fees.


We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for their financial contributions to this activity:

  • Abbott Labs
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
  • Akcea Therapeutics
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • ImaCor
  • Janssen
  • Life Link III
  • Lundbeck
  • M Health Heart Care
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Medtronic
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • TandemLife | LivaNova
  • US Army Health Care
  • ZOLL Medical: LifeBridge

(List current as of 9/20/18)

Exhibit Opportunities Are Available!