ECMO Symposium


Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Friday, October 4, 2019


Graduate Minneapolis

ECMO Symposium: Advanced Management of the Failing Lung or Heart

Learn how to provide the best care for your patients at the fifth annual symposium on acute cardiac and respiratory failure care.


This conference, hosted by ECMO experts at University of Minnesota Health, will help you improve, identify and care for patients who have advanced heart or lung failure. View agenda.


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.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Identify common challenges, complications and management options to provide optimal care to ECLS patients.
  • Identify current management options in order to provide optimal care to the ECLS patient.
  • Identify emerging trends and importance of change in order to provide optimal care to ECLS patients.

Provided By

Critical Care & Acute Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Divisions, Deparment of Surgery, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Medical School, Interprofessional Continuing Education


Melissa Brunsvold, MD, FACS
University of Minnesota Health Critical Care Surgeon
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program; Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota

Ranjit John, MD
University of Minnesota Health Heart Care
Surgical Director of Ventricular Assist Device Program; Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Jason Bartos, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, 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 14.25 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 14.25 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.

*includes pre-conference Thursday SIM session and main program Friday


Early Rate: On or Before September 6, 2019

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

Regular Rate: On or After September 7, 2019

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

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Registration Form to Mail with Check

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.

ECMO 101 & Simulation Session

Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Minnesota East Bank
Fee: $750*

*Fee includes registration for the ECMO Symposium


This instructive one-day course is designed for healthcare professionals caring for patients with severe respiratory or cardiac failure requiring ECMO support. Elements of veno-venous and veno-arterial ECMO support will be reviewed. Course content includes indications and contraindications, cannulation techniques, patient and circuit physiology of ECMO, and all aspects of patient management and decision making for patients on ECMO. The course will combine didactics and small group simulation with an ECMO circuit utilizing centrifugal pump technology.


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

How to Register


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Graduate Minneapolis
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Parking costs are not included in registration fees.


Acknowledgement of Support

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

  • Actelion
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Janssen
  • La Jolla Pharmaceuticals
  • M Health Heart Care - Adult and PEDS
  • Pfizer
  • Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Sobi

(List current as of 8/27/19)