ECMO Training Program Oct 21-22, 2021

Philadelphia, PA US
October 21, 2021 to October 22, 2021



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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides prolonged respiratory and cardiac support to adult patients whose lungs and heart are too diseased or damaged to function normally on their own.

This training is for those interested in managing patients requiring ECMO therapy in the acute care setting. Two days of training by Extracorporeal Life Support Organization’s (ELSO) Instructors will feature didactic and hands-on clinical modules based upon the ELSO Standards and Guidelines. Training participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for managing the adult populations requiring Veno-Veno (V-V) and Veno-Arterial (V-A) ECMO.


Specific questions regarding the course should be directed to Serena Lofton via email or by calling (215) 503-1111.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be submitted no later than Monday, December 6, 2021. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Jefferson Mask/Social Distancing/Gathering Guidelines

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors in all university locations. Masks may be removed to eat and drink in designated areas, but social distancing must occur at all times.

(Mask/Social Distancing/Gathering Guidelines by Location, Issued 05/28/2021; Rev. 08/04/2021)

Target Audience

This program is for perfusionists, nurses, and nurse practitioners with intensive care unit (ICU) experience, respiratory therapists (RRT) with exposure to patients on ECMO, critical care physicians and fellows, and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

Following the completion of this training program, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize major indications and contraindications of venovenous and venoarterial ECMO.
  2. Identify common problems and major complications of ECMO.
  3. Differentiate the interaction ECMO has on various patient organ systems.
  4. Assess the ECMO patient with appropriate monitoring techniques.
  5. Assess the ECMO circuit and circuit components. 
Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Content Areas: 
Critical Care
Course Format: 
Live Conference
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 16.00 Attendance
  • 16.00 CNE
  • 16.00 PA
  • 15.75 Patient Safety
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/21/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/22/2021 - 5:15pm

Commercial/In-Kind Support

This educational activity does not have commercial or in-kind support.

Draft Agenda

Recording and Photography Strictly Prohibited

Unauthorized recording or photography at a Jefferson-sponsored event is strictly prohibited. Individuals found violating this policy will be removed from the online activity or asked to leave from the live activity. No credits or refund will be issued.

Dorrance Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States


There are a number of parking lots and garages in the area. Please visit Parking at Jefferson webpage for the latest parking information.



Cambria Hotel 
219 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215- 732-5500

Double Tree Hotel
237 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215-893-1600 or 1-800-222-8733

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
261 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215-735-7900 or 1 844-378-8790

Loews Hotel
1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215-627-1200

The Notary Hotel
21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215-496-3200 or 1 888-887-8130

Conflict of Interest

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Any conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this educational activity.

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Off-Label Use

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved. Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the US FDA for the treatment of disease(s). 

Planning Committee

No member of the planning committee have any financial relationships to disclose.

Laura Pontiggia, PhD-Activity Director
Christopher Beaty, MSN, RN, CCRN
Michael Dryer, PA-C, DrPH
Michael Baram, MD
Jerin Juby, MA, RRT
Brian Schwartz, CCP-LP, MBA, MSN


None of the presenters have any financial relationships to disclose.

Christopher Beaty, MSN, RN, CCRN
Michael Golecki, RN
Michael Baram, MD
Daniel Dirnberger, MD
Hitoshi Hirose, MD

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.




In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University 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

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards 16.0 nursing contact hours.

Physician Assistants:

Thomas Jefferson University has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 16.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Other Credit

Pennsylvania Patient and Risk Management credit: This educational activity qualifies for 15.75 credits. All lectures and hands-on simulation qualify.

Credit Breakdown

Day 1: 7.75 for all credit types
Day 2: 8.0 for all credit types

Learners may claim .25 credit for completion of the required evaluation one time.

Available Credit

  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 16.00 Attendance
  • 16.00 CNE
  • 16.00 PA
  • 15.75 Patient Safety


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Registration Fee

The registration fee for this 2-day training is $2,000 for all learner types.

Space is limited to 20 for each date offered. If full, please add yourself to the waitlist and you will be notified if a space becomes available or sent information on future dates.


October 21-October 22, 2021

October 23-October 24, 2021
To register for this date, click here.

Terms and Conditions

By registering for this course, you acknowledge the COVID Waiver and agree to the Jefferson Release and Jefferson HIPAA policies.

Jefferson Mask/Social Distancing/Gathering Guidelines

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors in all university locations. Masks may be removed to eat and drink in designated areas, but social distancing must occur at all times.

(Mask/Social Distancing/Gathering Guidelines by Location, Issued 05/28/2021; Rev. 08/04/2021)

How to Register

To register online, you must have a CPD @ JeffLearn account.

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No refunds will be given after Thursday, October 7, 2021. See full refund policy

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and received by OCPD before Thursday, October 7, 2021. Registrants who fail to attend the conference are responsible for the entire registration fee. All refunds will be processed after the conference concludes.

Should any emergency arise, of any nature, prior to the opening conference date that would prevent its schedule opening (destruction or damage to the facility by fire, flood, storms, acts of God, etc., or declaration of any emergency by the state of Pennsylvania or the United States Government), Jefferson reserves the right to cancel or postpone the conference. In the event of cancellation or postponement, Jefferson will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to registrants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines or travel agencies.

COVID Waiver

The Office of Continuing Professional Development at Thomas Jefferson University (“Jefferson”) is managing and accrediting this in-person continuing education course. Thomas Jefferson University actively monitors the incidence of COVID-19 in our region and follows guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Should Jefferson determine, that the conference cannot proceed as scheduled due to health and/or safety concerns, such as but not limited to an emergency declaration by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the United States Government, the course will be postponed.

The safety and well-being of our staff, presenters, exhibitors, and participants, including the venue personnel, is our top priority. Jefferson has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus; however, due to the contagious nature of the virus, the University, cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19 while participating in our programs.

By participating in our event, you release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Jefferson, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to your participation in our programs. This includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Jefferson, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any such program.

By attending our program, you acknowledge that:

  • You are not experiencing or exhibiting any COVID-19 related symptoms as outlined by the federal and state Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath;
  • You will follow the safety protocols that have been implemented by Jefferson and the venue;
  • You will practice social distancing and maintaining separation of six feet from individuals;
  • You have not traveled internationally or to a highly impacted COVID-19 area within the United State during the last (14) days;
  • You are not aware nor do you believe to have been recently exposed to a person or animal with a positive and confirmed case if COVID-19; and
  • You acknowledge that you may be removed from an event or asked to leave the property by Jefferson or the venue personnel should you exhibit any behavior, which violates Thomas Jefferson University and/or the venue guidelines and safety measures.

Jefferson Release Policy

Jefferson may record/livestream/photograph this activity. These images/recordings, along with your name, may be used in Jefferson publications or on the Jefferson website. If you verbally submit any questions for Q&A sessions, you are agreeing to be recorded and to have that recording available in enduring materials. Once photographed, filmed, recorded, or videotaped, you waive any right of inspection or approval to which such images/recordings may be put and Jefferson has the right to use, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt and distribute at any time in any manner or medium.

You understand that it is your right to withhold consent to this Jefferson policy or to withdraw your previous consent at any time. You further understand that, without your consent, it is not possible to process your course registration request.

Jefferson HIPAA Policy

You understand that, as an attendee of this conference hosted by Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson University Physicians and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. (collectively “Jefferson”), you may gain access to certain proprietary information (“Confidential Information”), including Protected Health Information (“PHI”).

You agree to maintain the confidentiality of all Confidential Information, including PHI, obtained from any source. You agree that you will take all necessary steps to protect such Confidential Information and shall not directly or indirectly disclose or use it in any manner or for any reason, other than as necessary to complete the activity.

In furtherance of the above, you agree not to take photographs, record in any manner or otherwise reproduce any such Confidential Information. You understand that any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information by the undersigned may result in possible legal action against you by Jefferson whose confidentiality is breached.