2018 Adult Extracorporeal Life Support Symposium

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Date & Location
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Washington , DC


Date and Location

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Hyatt Regency, Tysons Corner
7901 Tysons One Place
Tysons Corner, VA  22102


The symposium will explore both common and unique applications for adult ECMO including reversible respiratory failure, cardiogenic shock, pulmonary embolism, trauma, sepsis, pregnancy, ECPR, and ECCO2R. Early recognition, implementation and basic management principles will be discussed. In addition, the symposium will cover heart failure and will have a special emphasis on management of heart failure using short-term and long-term mechanical circulatory assist devices. The comprehensive one-day symposium will cover a wide range of topics featuring:
  • History of ECMO

  • Veno-arterial ECMO (VA)

  • Veno-venous ECMO (VV)

  • Medical optimization prior to ECMO

  • Ventilator management on ECMO

  • Hemodynamics on ECMO

  • ECMO Transport

  • Management of Patients with Heart Failure

  • Short Term VADs

  • Durable VADs

This symposium is designed for clinicians including but not limited to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, advanced practitioners, perfusionists, and other healthcare professionals.


The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.