ECMO Symposium: Advanced Management of the Failing Lung or Heart
New for 2017: Pre-Conference ECMO Simulation Session!
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This one-day conference offers participants an in-depth examination of the latest developments and current controversies in pulmonary and cardiovascular intensive care. In addition to the one-day conference, we are offering an optional pre-conference ECMO simulation that will focus on ECMO management tailored to the participant's needs.
Faced with continuously evolving clinical evidence and significant advances in therapeutics, the use of various circulatory support options such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for treatment of the failing lungs and heart is increasing rapidly. The number of ECMO cases and centers has risen dramatically in recent years. This one-day conference offers participants an in-depth examination of the latest developments and current controversies in pulmonary and cardiovascular intensive care with the goal of helping clinicians provide the best care for patients. In addition to the one-day conference, we are offering an optional pre-conference ECMO simulation. The simulation will focus on ECMO management tailored to the participant's needs. View agenda
This conference is ideal for intensivists; pulmonologists; cardiologists; cardiovascular surgeons; cardiovascular medical, interventional and surgical trainees; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; perfusionists; respiratory therapists; hospital and clinic nurses, and others interested in offering patients the benefit of newer treatment options for severe respiratory or cardiac failure.
ECMO as a Bridge to Lung Transplant
Matthew D. Bacchetta, MD
Surgical Director, Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program
Director, Pulmonary Thromboendartectomy Program
Surgical Director, The Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center
Department of Surgery, Columbia University
Following completion of this 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.
- Discuss ways to improve lung transplant outcomes of ECMO patients.
- Identify long term sequelae that may affect ECMO patients.
- Discuss the caveats of transporting and mobilizing patients on ECMO.
- Recognize the indications and outcomes of blood product use in 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.
Department of Surgery, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Divisions
University of Minnesota Medical School
Melissa Brunsvold, MD, FACS
University of Minnesota Health
Critical Care Surgeon
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program
University of Minnesota
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
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Minnesota
In 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 8.5 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 8.5 ANCC contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this 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.
* Total credit count includes simulation session on Thursday evening and main program Friday
Early Rate: On or Before September 6, 2017
Other Healthcare Professionals: $150
Regular Rate: After September 6, 2017
Other Healthcare Professionals: $175
Pre-Conference ECMO Simulation Session
ECMO Symposium Registrants Only
Thursday, October 5, 2017
UMN East Bank
New this year! In addition to the one-day conference we are offering a pre-conference course designed to increase knowledge and confidence handling VA and VV ECMO emergency situations. This case-based course will feature high-fidelity ECMO simulation and be tailored to the participants' needs.
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 3GRP7109 into the discount box during checkout. Or email the completed group registration form to email@example.com . 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 rooms, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored onsite.
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Acknowledgement of Support
We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for their financial contributions to this activity:
- Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
- Life Link III
- Medtronic MCS
- University of Minnesota Cardiovascular Division/Lillehei Heart Institute
- Zoll LifeVest
(List current as of 8/6/17)