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Current Concepts in Extracorporeal Life Support - Didactic Session - LIVESTREAM

Jacksonville, FL US
December 2, 2021 to December 4, 2021

This course offers LIVE (in person) and LIVESTREAM (virtual) attendance options. 

Course Co-Directors:  Gregory J. Schears, M.D., Pramod K. Guru, M.B.B.S., Troy G. Seelhammer, M.D. and Suraj M. Yalamuri, M.D.

December 1 - 4, 2021 - Kinne Auditorium - Jacksonville, Florida

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is increasingly being used for refractory cardiopulmonary failure and its use in the adult population is gaining attention in clinical practice. The paucity of randomized clinical trials and guidelines has led to significant practice variation when trying to address the challenge of minimizing risk and maximizing benefit. This course provides the necessary framework for management of a patient requiring ECLS through the use of practical case-based scenarios, high-fidelity hands-on simulations, and discussion of current hot topics.

New This Year!

  • Optional Pre-course TEE/Ultrasound on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Additional Fee Required
  • Extended Reality Hands-on Workshops featuring Virtual and Augmented Reality

Registration Fees 

 Pre-Course TEE/Ultrasound Workshop - Additional FeeDidactic Session - Livestream Only

Full 3-Day Course with
Hands-On Simulation

Physicians, Residents, Fellows, Allied Health, Perfusionists and Retirees$400$400


Target Audience

ECMO specialists, respiratory therapists, nurses, perfusionists and physicians specializing in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine, emergency medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and those interested in a foundational education in caring for the ECMO patient.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patient populations that may benefit from ECLS (including ECPR)
  • Formulate which cannulation strategy will achieve optimal success
  • Describe anticoagulation, transfusion and fluid management during ECLS
  • Summarize strategies to treat pain, agitation and delirium in the ECLS patient
  • Describe and simulate the use of echocardiography in hemodynamic assessment of ECLS patients
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas during the care of ECLS patients

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 ABA
  • 11.00 ABIM
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 11.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 11.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/02/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/04/2021 - 12:00pm

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Kinne Auditorium/Simulation Center
4500 San Pablo Rd South
Jacksonville, FL 32225
United States

The J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus is located in the Stabile North building on the 8th Floor. Parking is available in multiple lots near the Stabile North Building on W.M. Davis Parkway at no charge. Additional parking is available in the Mayo patient/visitor ramp adjacent to the Davis Building on Mayo Boulevard at $3 per day and no charge on Saturday. The cost for parking is not included in the registration fee.

Mayo Clinic Campus Map 

For those seeking off-campus oceanfront accommodations:

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Located 6 miles from the Mayo Clinic Campus

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach FL, 32082
Located 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic Campus

For those seeking on-campus accommodations:

Mayo Clinic Courtyard by Marriott
14390 Mayo Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32224



Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 45 minutes from Mayo Clinic. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport. Travel and lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Transportation is highly recommended, as the campus is not within walking distance to dining locations. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.

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Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this other activity (live and livestream) for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Breakdown:
TEE/Ultrasound Optional Workshop: 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Didactic Session - Livestream Only: 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Full Hands-on Course: 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 11.00 AOA Category 2-A credits.

Credit Breakdown:
TEE/Ultrasound Optional Workshop: 5.00 AOA Category 2-A credits
Didactic Session - Livestream Only: 11.00 AOA Category 2-A credits
Full Hands-on Course: 20.00 AOA Category 2-A credits

MOC Statements

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 11.00 ABA
  • 11.00 ABIM
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 11.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 11.00 Attendance

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