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.