To date, there is limited worldwide experience with using ECMO in COVID-19 patients. The ELSO – Extracorporeal Life Support Organization continues to collect data through our member centers, and will provide recommendations as additional information becomes available. Moreover, to support the ECMO providers community, we are going to host a series of webinars to answer main questions related to Coronavirus outbreak and induced disease COVID-19 & the use of ECMO, involving leaders in the field of intensive care medicine and extracorporeal support ECLS. Any question, doubt or concern? Any particular topic you would like our expert to address? Send all questions to email@example.com or through DM & stay tuned, info on date/timing coming soon!
Need to improve your cannulation skills?? Want to act faster & safer next time you need to implement extracorporeal support? Join the ELSO Cannulation Workshop! This focused course, taught by a ELSO ECMOed Education Committee using realistic cannulation models, will train physicians to safely perform percutaneous #ECLS cannulation. All attendees will learn all aspects of cannulation in a small-group hands-on format; specific content includes: equipment selection, #POCUS vessel assessment, #ultrasound-guided vascular access, serial dilation, catheter placement and securement. Instructors will emphasize the value of imaging & address complication troubleshooting. At the conclusion of the course participants will be prepared to perform percutaneous veno-venous, veno-arterial, and bi-caval ECMO cannulations at their institution. Save the date! September 21st or 22nd, 2020 Hilton Waikoloa Village Big Island of Hawai’i… Registration opening soon!!& do not forget, same venue, following the workshop, #ELSO2020 the 31st Annual ELSO – Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Conference: a special event at a special place, September 23-26, 2020! https://www.elso.org/Education/2020Hawaii.aspx
Train the Trainers: registrations are now open for this first-time ELSO course, run by an amazing faculty of experts from all of the five Chapters of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, March 17-19 2020 Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: save the date!! The course will be followed by an optional one-day workshop on March 20, 2020 with simulation & boot camp.
Bishoy Zakhary – Intensivist at OHSU – Oregon Health & Science Universityin Portland OR. His primary interests are respiratory failure and the emerging role of ECMO support. He currently serves as the ELSO Chair of Logistics and Education. Twitter handle: @bishoy_zakhary Camilo Pizarro – Director of the Adult Intensive Care Unit and co-director of the adult ECMO and ventricular Assist Device Unit of the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia – FCV, Professor of Anesthesiology at Universidad Industrial de Santander, coordinador del Postgraduate School of Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care of the UDES-FCV. Elizabeth Moore – Associate Director, University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center, former ECMO Coordinator, serves as member of ELSO Education and Logistics Committee. Member of the Endorsement and of the Courses WG of ECMOed. Twitter handle: @MooreElizabethA Ibrahim Fawzy Hassan – Critical Care Director and ECMO Program Director at Hamad Medical Corporation and A/Prof of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, recently has been appointed as the Chair of SWAAC ELSO. Member of the Courses WG of ECMOed. Twitter handle: @IbrahimFawzyHa1 Jan Belohlavek – Cardiologist, intensivist in Prague, Czech Republic. Assoc. Prof. of Medicine, board certified in cardiology, angiology and critical care, licenced in invasive cardiology. In charge of cardiac intensive care, ECMO team coordinator. Main clinical and research focus on refractory cardiac arrest, ECMO reperfusion, microcirculation, different ECMO settings and reperfusion. Investigator of the Prague OHCA study comparing hyperinvasive approach – ECPR to standard therapy in refractory cardiac arrest. Participates also on ECMO-CS, cardiogenic shock study evaluating the role of ECMO in severe cardiogenic shock. Chair of the Czech Association of Acute Cardiology; he is the current President of EuroELSO. Twitter handle: @jan_belohlavek Jenelle Badulak – Intensivist and emergency medicine physician, ECMO education director at the University of Washington & Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. She is member of the Curriculum-Knowledge Workgroup and of the Online Education Workgroup of ECMOed. Twitter handle: @JenelleBadulak Joan Balcells – Pediatrician dedicated to pediatric critical care, with an especial interest in pediatric cardiorespiratory failure, congenital heart disease and heart or lung transplantation in children, extracorporeal life support (ECMO and ventricular assist devices. Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Department since 2011 and of the Pediatric & Neonatal ECMO Program since 2007 at Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus. Jordi Riera – Intensivist, Critical Care Department and ECMO team at Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, his priority is to achieve excellence in three areas: patient care, research and training of residents; he is resident tutor and researcher in the area of critical respiratory patients, especially in ECMO and lung transplant. Jordi is currently member of the EuroELSO Steering Committee. Twitter handle: @jrdelbrio Leen Vercaemst – Currently working as a Nurse Specialist ECLS /Perfusionist in the University Hospital of Leuven (Belgium). Next to my clinical work as a perfusionist in a pediatric & adult cardiac surgery program, I’m involved in numerous educational projects such as coordinating the Leuven Perfusion School, leading national & international ECMO trainings as well as high fidelity simulation workshops related to ECMO/CPB. Currently member of the Board of EBCP and EuroELSO, as a liaison between the European perfusion society and EuroELSO, and member of the EuroELSO Steering Committee. Mark Ogino – Chief Partnership Officer of the Nemours Children’s Health System at the Alfred – duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, and Neonatology Chief, Nemours Delaware Valley. His academic appointment of Clinical Professor of Pediatrics is with the Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Ogino is the current President of ELSO and served as the Chair of Logistics and Education from 2009 to 2015. His passion is helping clinical teams learn to deliver safe and quality ECLS care at the bedside. Twitter handle: @OginoMark Mirko Belliato – Intensivist, Senior Consultant, Medical Director of the Advanced Respiratory ICU and leader of the multidisciplinary team for ECMO support at Foundation IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy. Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the University of Pavia, Member of the Steering Committee of EuroELSO, since 2016 he is involved in the ELSO activity as leader of the EuroELSO workgroup for “Innovation on ECMO and ECLS”, and as member of the ELSO adult ECMO and the EuroELSO workgroup for “Neuromonitoring on ECMO”. Twitter handle: @BelliatoMirko Natalia Seguel – Critical Care Nurse and simulation coordinator in Clinica las Condes, Santiago, Chile. Rodrigo Diaz – Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist, Master in Education, Master in Administration. Chief of the ECMO Unit in Clinica las Condes, Santiago, Chile. Former president of the Latin America Chapter of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, ELSO LATAM. Member of the Endorsement and of the Courses WG of ECMOed. Twitter handle: @EcmoDiaz Simon Sin – Specialist in Critical Care Medicine, consultant of Department of Adult Intensive Care and ECMO program leader at Queen Mary Hospital (ELSO Center of Excellence – Gold level award), Hospital Authority, HK. Accredited fellowship in Critical Care Medicine (2008), Cardiology (2012), Advance Internal Medicine (2009) (Hong Kong College of Physicians). He is Education Co-Chair/member of the Steering Committee of ELSO Asia-Pacific Chapter (APELSO). Velia Antonini – Critical Care Nurse for I° ICU/Procurement Team University Hospital of Parma, trained as ECMO specialist, Cardiovascular Perfusionist and Sonographer, is lecturer BS in Cardiocirculatory Physiopathology and Cardiovascular Perfusion at UNIMORE, Italy. Member of Online Education WG of the ECMOed and EuroELSO Steering Committee. Is ELSO Social Media Editor, & member of ASAIO Journal, ESIMC, IFAD SoMe Teams. Twitter handle: @foamecmo Wallace Ngai – Critical Care Physician, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. His special interests are ECMO Simulation Training and Cannulation Training. He’s the Co-Chairman of the ELSO Cannulation Workshop. Twitter handle: @wallacengai
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