ECMO Courses

Oct 10th – Oct 13th 2022

Adult ECMO for respiratory failure and septic shock

Location: Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Organization: Björn Frenckner, MD, PhD (
Program and further information

This ELSO course is intended for physicians (intensivists, surgeons etc), nurses, perfusionists and other health care professionals, who either work in an ECMO program or who are in the process of starting one.

The course will be conducted by the faculty of the ECMO Center at Karolinska. It will include simulations of ecmo patients, practical training in managing the ECMO circuit with change of different components etc, computer simulations of physiology and didactic lectures. Simulations and practical training will be performed in small groups of 6 participants together with one or two instructors. The lectures will cover subjects like components of the ECMO circuit, indications for ECMO, contraindications, managing the patient on ECMO, cannulation strategy, physiology, anticoagulation, troubleshooting etc.

The number of participants is maximized to 24. Besides of the course the registration fee (22 000 SEK) will cover lunches, coffee and one dinner.

After having completed the course, the participants   will have increased both their theoretical knowledge and their practical skills in managing adult patients on ECMO for respiratory failure and septic shock.

Registration will open May 2nd 2022.    

ECPR Prague School

Location: Cubex Centrum Prague, Czech Republic
Organization: Jan Belohlavek, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, EuroELSO Past President, EuroELSO Working Group on ECPR chair 
Program and further information: 

EuroELSO has established a new working group on extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR). The aim of the group is to support awarness, knowledge, education and research in ECPR. As the first step, a focused meeting on ECPR called „Prague ECPR School“ will be organized in Prague, Czech Republic, 27-28 October 2022. We kindly invite all professionals, both physicians, nurses and perfusionists to join us in Prague and discuss all aspects in ECPR. 

We also kindly offer all interested in ECPR to join the ECPR Working Group by sending an email to 


ECMO Regensburg


Location: Lecture Theatre A2 (Entrance West), Regensburg, Germany

Program and registration will be available in 2023.

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