10th Annual Neonatal and Pediatric ECMO Educational Conference

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10th Annual Neonatal and Pediatric ECMO Educational Conference
July 30 – August 1, 2018 John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

The 10th Annual Neonatal and Pediatric ECMO Educational Conference provides an excellent educational opportunity for clinicians dedicated to improving the care of patients requiring extracorporeal life support.The three-day conference includes lectures from UPMC faculty, hands-on high-fidelity simulation scenarios, and case presentations. 

This conference is for all levels of providers and our goal is to improve and foster a multidisciplinary approach to ECMO patient care. 

Register online, and navigate to the July 30th event. 

Tentative Agenda Items

  • History of ECMO
  • Physiology of ECMO
  • ECMO 101
  • Nursing Consideration 
  • A Day in the Life of an ECMO Specialist 
  • ECMO Circuit Selection
  • Cannulation & Decannulation Techniques
  • IFU's (Indications for Use): Cardiac, Pediatric, Neonatal
  • ECMO Consult
  • Management: Cardiac, Pediatric, Neonatal
  • ECPR: Word on the Street
  • Procedures on ECMO
  • What's New in ECMO
  • ECMO for Lung Transplantation
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Neurodevelopment and Mobility on ECMO
  • Anticoagulation for ECLS Patients
  • Transport on ECMO
  • ECMO Education
  • ECMO Outcomes and Follow Up
  • ECMO Billing
  • Ethics
  • Survivor Stories
  • Adjunctive Therapies on ECMO
  • Interesting Case Presentations and Panel Discussions

Simulation Sessions

  • Cannulation Strategies
  • Troubleshooting

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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