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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 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

Wednesday October 14, 2020

0800 - 0900                   Breakfast and Registration

0900 - 0915                   Welcome -  Melita Viegas, MD     

0915 - 0930                   ECMO at CHP - Melissa Grayson, CCP

0930 - 0950                   A Day in the Life of an ECMO Specialist  - Marit Aspenleiter, CCP

0950 - 1000                   Break                            

1000 - 1100                  ECMO Management: Breakout Sessions

                                     Session A:  Physicians                                                         
                                     Moderator: Mario Castro Medina, MD

                                     Session B: Perfusionists/ECMO Specialists                                     
                                     Moderator: Melissa Grayson, CCP

                                     Session C: Nurses                                                                       
                                     Moderator:  Holly Fogle, RN                           

1100 – 1200                  Simulation:  Cervical Cannulation Demonstration  

1200 - 1300                   LUNCH 

1300 – 1330                  Surgical Procedures on ECMO - Kelly Austin, MD

1330 – 1400                  ECMO in Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Arvind Hoskoppal, MD                                      

1400 – 1430                  ECMO for Lung - Pablo Sanchez, MD   

1430 – 1500                   BREAK

1500 – 1600                  Case  Panel Discussion

1600 – 1700                  Simulation:  Avalon Cannulation Demonstration

1700                              Adjourn

 


Thursday, October 15, 2020

1100                    Welcome

1100 – 1130        The Future of ECMO - Melita Viegas, MD

1130 – 1200        Anticoagulation on ECMO - Ravi Thiagarajan, MD
    
1200 – 1300        Lunch and Learn: Survivor Stories - Scott Maurer, MD
    
1300 – 1330        ECMO Follow Up - Erika Fink, MD

1330 – 1400        Ethics - Scott Maurer, MD

1400 – 1415        Break

1415 – 1445        Introduction to ECMO Simulation - David Palmer, Ed.D, CCP

1445 – 1700        Simulation Sessions

            Session A:  CICU Moderator: Matt Bochkoris, MD

            Session B:  PICU Moderator: Melinda Hamilton, MD

            Session C:  NICU Moderator:  Burhan Mahmood, MD

1800            Adjourn

Friday, October 16, 2020

 

Friday, October 16, 2020

0700 – 0800        Breakfast

0800                   Welcome

0800 – 0820        ECMO Billing and Finance - Holly Schrag            

0820 – 0840        COVID-19 and Pediatric ECMO - Luciana da Fonseca da Silva, MD
    
0840 – 0900        MIS-C - Nahmah Kim-Campbell, MD

0900 – 0920        ECMO as a Bridge to VAD/Transplant - Matt Zinn, MD 

0920 – 1000        Simulation:  Open Chest Cannulation 

1000 – 1030        Break

1030 – 1130        Simulation:  ECPR:  Word on the Street 

1130 -  1200         Virtual Poster Session: Abstract Presentations

1200                     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

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and ANCC.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 Attendance

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

Before August 15, 2020

After August 15, 2020

UPMC Physician

 $200.00 

 $250.00 

UPMC Fellow

 $100.00 

 $150.00 

UPMC Allied Health

 $150.00 

 $200.00 

Non-UPMC Physician

 $300.00 

 $350.00 

Non-Upmc Fellow

 $200.00 

 $250.00 

Non-UPMC Allied Health

 $200.00 

 $250.00 

 

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.