14th Annual Neonatal and Pediatric ECLS Educational Conference

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 4, 2023 to October 6, 2023

Welcome to the 14th Annual Neonatal & Pediatric ECLS Educational Conference at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. We dedicate this conference to providing educational opportunities for clinicians caring for children requiring Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) therapy including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist device (VAD) support.

We are excited to have in-person attendance again this year in addition to the virtual platform option.  This hybrid approach allows us to continue to provide one-of-a-kind educational opportunities through interactive high-fidelity simulation activities, interesting case discussions and live "hands-on" training demonstrations.  The virtual component provides increased opportunity to reach those providers that are unable to attend in person.

Our goal is to provide clinicians of all levels a chance to enhance their knowledge of managing pediatric patients requiring ECLS. We are delighted to have you join us and hope that you enjoy this engaging and comprehensive program.

Target Audience

This ECLS educational event is designed for ECMO specialists, pediatric and adult critical care physicians, pediatric and adult surgeons, perfusionists, neonatologists, advanced practice providers, registered nurses and respiratory therapists, and any other professionals interested neonatal and pediatric ECLS.

Learning Objectives

The purpose of this course is 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. Throughout this course, our faculty and presenters will discuss: 
• Strategies for physical therapy on ECMO
• ECMO considerations per patient population 
• The benefits of having a multidisciplinary ECLS team 
• Supportive care and resources for ECMO patients and families 
• Mechanical circulatory support for congenital heart disease 
• Appropriate inclusion/exclusion criteria for ECMO for pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 17.00 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.
  • 17.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 17.00 ASWB
  • 17.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/23/2023
Course expires: 
12/31/2023
Event starts: 
10/04/2023 - 8:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/06/2023 - 4:00pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh John G Rangos Sr. Research Center
4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States

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Faculty Disclosure
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated:

Heidi Dalton, MD, receives grant/research support from DOD and is a consultant for Innovative ECMO Concepts, Hemocue, Entegrion, Medtronic, and Instrumentation Labs. Dr. Dalton is the President and CEO of Heidi J. Dalton, MD Medical Consulting and is the CEO and Founder of ECLS Virtual Advisors.

Ravi Thiagarajan, MD, receives grant/research support from the U.S. Department of Defense and was a speaker at CE Speakers Bureau for the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.

Katie Moynihan, MD, was a consultant for Edwards Life Sciences.

No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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 17 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 17 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 17 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

Social Work 
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 17 continuing education credits.

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

  • 17.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 17.00 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.
  • 17.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 17.00 ASWB
  • 17.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

$500 for non-UPMC (In Person)
$100 for UPMC (In Person)
Virtual attendance is free.  

There is a limit for in person attendance to 50 people.

There will be no refunds on registration after September 20th.  Refunds in full up to September 20th.  Contact Marit Aspenleiter at aspenleiterml@upmc.edu or 412-722-6245 for refund requests.

There are 3 Boutique Sessions in addition to the main conference.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A BOUTIQUE SESSION.

Boutique session are preconference 8-10am on 10/4, 10/5 and 10/6 and may be added on to conference registration.
Boutiques are capped at 10 participants per boutique.

Cannulation Boutique ($600)
NICU Boutique ($200)
ECMO Specialist Troubleshooting Boutique ($200)