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Organizer:
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Phone:
Lauren Wilson (412) 648-6342
Email:
wilsonle@upmc.edu
Venue:
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Phone:
412-682-6200
Address:
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100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

UPMC Adult ECMO Review and Training Course

September 5 – 6, 2013
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Presented by the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Critical Care Medicine

Intent and Objectives
The two-day program will consist of a series of lectures as well as an optional 2.5 hour Hands-on Advanced ECMO Life Support (AELS) Training on day two. Experts on the subject will present technical aspects on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation along with risks, benefits, and outcomes.

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; intensivists; cardiovascular/pulmonary/cardiac care anesthesiologists; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; and perfusionists, nursing and ECMO teams as well as allied health care professionals (MD, DO, PhD, PA, RN, CRNP, NP, BSN, MSN).

Course Directors
Christian A. Bermudez, MD
Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Surgical Director, ECMO Program

Robert L. Kormos, MD, FRCS,© FACS, FAHA
Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Artificial Heart Program
Co-Director, Heart Transplantation

Penny Lynn Sappington, MD
Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Medical Director, ECMO Program

Continuing Education Credit
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 1.1 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 11.0 contact hours.

Hands-on Advanced ECMO Life Support (AELS) Training
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.2 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 2.5 contact hours.

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