11th Annual Neonatal and Pediatric ECLS Educational Conference

October 14, 2020 to October 16, 2020

The UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 11th Annual Neonatal and Pediatric ECLS Educational Conference is a 2.5-day course designed to provide a didactic and “hands-on” based education in an interactive multidisciplinary format for health care providers who care for patients receiving extracorporeal support.

The 11th Annual Neonatal and Pediatric ECLS Educational Conference at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a conference dedicated to providing educational opportunities for clinicians who care for children requiring ECLS. The two-day event includes lectures from experts, case presentations, panel discussions, and one-of-a-kind ECLS simulation sessions. The conference will provide clinicians of all levels an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of managing neonatal and pediatric patients requiring ECLS.

Target Audience

  • ECMO specialists
  • Neonatologists
  • Pediatric and adult critical care physicians
  • Pediatric and adult surgeons
  • Perfusionists
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Registered nurses and respiratory therapists

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the benefit of a multi- disciplinary approach to managing ECMO patients
  • Discuss neurodevelopmental outcomes and follow-up care for pediatric ECMO patients
  • Understand the varying cannulation strategies for VA versus VV ECMO
  • Recognize and manage ECMO emergencies
  • Discuss indications for ECPR
  • Understand different strategies for patient management on ECMO
  • Discuss anticoagulation management for pediatric ECMO patients

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 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.
  • 16.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 16.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/11/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
10/14/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/16/2020 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Course Agenda

Wednesday October 14, 2020
  
0900 - 0915  Welcome - Melita Viegas, MD
    
0915 - 0930  ECMO at CHP - Melissa Grayson, CCP

0930 - 1000  A Day in the Life of an ECMO Specialist - Marit Aspenleiter, CCP
 
1000 - 1030  Break
    
1030 - 1100  Simulation: Cervical Cannulation Demonstration - Melita Viegas, MD

1100 – 1130   Break

1130 - 1200  Neonatal ECMO Management  Burhan Mahmood, MD

1200 - 1230  Case Presentation: NICU - Burhan Mahmood, MD

1230 – 1300  Break

1300 - 1400  Simulation: NICU ECMO - Burhan Mahmood, MD

1400 - 1430  Break   

1430 - 1500  ECMO for Lung Transplantation - Pablo Sanchez, MD
 
1500 - 1530  Surgical Procedures on ECMO - Kelly Austin, MD

1530 - 1600  ECMO Management Pearls for the Physician - Moderator: Mario Castro Medina, MD

1600   Adjourn


Thursday, October 15, 2020

1100    Welcome

1100 – 1130  Building an ECMO Simulation Program - David Palmer, Ed.D, CCP 

1130 – 1200  Simulation:  ECPR:  Word on the Street - David Palmer, Ed.D, CCP

1200 - 1230  Anticoagulation on ECMO - Ravi Thiagarajan, MD
 
1230 – 1300  Survivor Stories - Scott Maurer, MD
 
1300 – 1330  ECMO Follow Up - Erika Fink, MD

1330 – 1400  Ethics - Scott Maurer, MD

1400 – 1430  ECMO as a Bridge to VAD/Transplant - Matt Zinn, MD

1430 – 1500  Break

1500 - 1530  Simulation: Avalon Cannulation - Mario Castro, MD

1530 - 1600  Break

1600 - 1630  Pediatric ECMO Management - Nahmah Kim-Campbell, MD

1630 - 1700  Case Presentation:  PICU - Molly Lewen, MD
   
1630 - 1700  Break

1700 - 1800  Simulation: PICU ECMO - Moderator: Melinda Hamilton, MD

1800   Adjourn


Friday, October 16, 2020

0800   Welcome

0800 – 0830  ECMO Billing and Finance - Holly Schrag   

0830 - 0900  Break

0900 - 0930  Simulation:  Open Chest Cannulation - Melita Viegas, MD

0930 – 1000  Break

1000 – 1030   Pediatric Cardiac ECMO Management - Justin Yeh, MD
 
1030 - 1100  Case Presentation:  CICU - Tara Malkiewicz, RN, BSN

1100 - 1130  Break    

1130 – 1230  Simulation: CICU ECMO - Matt Bochkoris, MD

1230 - 1300  Break

1300 - 1330  ECMO post Norwood: The CHP Experience - Carlos Diaz Castrillon

1330 - 1400  The Future of ECMO - Melita Viegas, MD

1400    Adjourn

Live Virtual Format

Course Medical Director

Melita Viegas, MD
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Course Faculty

Marit Aspenleiter, BS, CCP
Perfusionist UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Kelly Austin, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Surgical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care, Residency Program
Director, Colorectal Center for Children and Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Andrew Brantner, RRT
ECMO Specialist
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Matt Bochkoris, MD
Critical Care Medicine, CICU
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Mario Castro-Medina, MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Erika Fink, MD
Critical Care Medicine, PICU
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Holly Fogle, RN, BSN, CCRN
ECMO Specialist
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 

Melinda Hamilton, MD
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Director, Pediatric Simulation, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Simulation Center and
Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER)
Co-Chair, Professional Development Subcommittee, UPMC Graduate Medical Education Committee
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Nahmah Kim-Campbell, MD
Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 

Don Koch, CCP
Lead Perfusionist
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Bradley A. Kuch, BS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Director, Critical Care Transport Team
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Sean Lavelle, CCP
Lead Perfusionist
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Don Maloney, CCP
Lead Perfusionist
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Burhan Mahmood, MD
Medical Director, Neonatal ECMO Program, Division of Newborn Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Magee Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Tara Malkiewicz, RN, BSN, CCRN
Programmatic Nurse Specialist, CICU
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Scott Maurer, MD
Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Dan Ross, CCP
Lead Perfusionist
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

James Sabia, RN, MSN, CCRN
ECMO Specialist
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Pablo G. Sanchez, MD, PhD, FACS
Visiting Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Vice Chairman, Benign Lung Diseases
Chief, Divsion of Lung Transplant and Lung Failure
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation and ECMO
Director, Lung Transplant Research
Director, Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) Program

Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Holly Schrag
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Ravi  Thiagarajan, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Matthew Zinn, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Course Planning Committee Chairs

David Palmer, Ed.D, CCP
Director, Perfusion Services, ECMO, Cath Lab
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Melissa Grayson, BS, CCP, LP
ECMO Coordinator
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 16.0 contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 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.
  • 16.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 16.00 Attendance

We gratefully acknowledge educational grant support from the

following for this activity:

Abbott Laboratories

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Instructions to Register

Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space at CCEHS conferences.

• Visit our online registration site at: cce.upmc.com/11th-ecls-educational-conference

• Click the "Register/Take Course? Button and enter all the requested information. After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you. Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email immediately, please contact Melissa Grayson.

• Registration fees:

Registration

 

UPMC Physician

 $200.00 

UPMC Fellow

 $100.00 

UPMC Allied Health

 $150.00 

Non-UPMC Physician

 $300.00 

Non-Upmc Fellow

 $200.00 

Non-UPMC Allied Health

 $200.00 

Conference Manager:
Melissa Grayson, BS, CCP, LP
ECMO Coordinator, Perfusion Services
T 412-692-5550
C 412-977-3568
graysonm@upmc.edu 


All cancellations must be sent via email to Melissa Grayson, CCP at graysonm@upmc.edu. Cancellations received before August 15, 2020 will be refunded in full. After August 15, 2020, a $50 fee will be assessed and no refunds will be made after September 15, 2020.