UPMC Adult ECMO Review and Training Course
The UPMC Adult ECMO Review and Training Course is a multidisciplinary conference designed for physicians and perfusionists who provide ECMO support to patients. ECMO Specialties from UPMC will join invited experts to present technical aspects on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, along with risks, benefits, and outcomes. This two-day program will consist of a series of lectures, as well as wet labs on day two.
Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for cardiothoracic surgeons; heart and lung transplant surgeons; cardiologists, including interventional, acute care, heart failure, and heart transplant; cardiac and cardiothoracic fellows; pulmonologists; intensivisits; cardiovascular/pulmonary/cardiac care anesthesiologists; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; and perfusion, nursing, and ECMO teams, as well as allied health care professionals (RN, PA, NP).
Christian A. Bermudez, MD
Assistant Professor , Cardiothoracic Surgery
Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Surgical Director, ECMO Program
Penny Lynn Sappington, MD
Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Medical Director, ECMO Program
Peter D. Wearden, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Director Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support
Continuing Education Credit:
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 1.3 continuing education units (CEU), which are equal to 13.75 contact hours.
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