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ECMO at the Beach: 2nd Annual Current Concepts in the Management of the Adult ECMO Patient 2018

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US
November 9, 2018 to November 10, 2018


Course Directors:  Gregory J. Schears, M.D., Pramod K. Guru, M.B.B.S. and Robert A. Ratzlaff, D.O.

The extra corporeal life support system as rescue therapy for refractory cardiopulmonary failure is increasingly gaining attention in clinical practices. The challenge of this system is how to best utilize it to get the maximum benefits. In the absence of randomized clinical trials and guidelines practice varies widely. Mayo Clinic's course is aimed at practical case based management for the current commonly used indications for life support. Also, it is aimed for refinement of practices for future uniform growth of the system at a national and international level.

Registration Fees 

Physicians and Scientists


ARNP, PA, Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, and Perfusionists


Exhibit Opportunities

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Florida Exhibits

Target Audience

ECMO Specialists, Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Perfusionists and Physicians specializing in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine, emergency medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and anyone who would like 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 ECMO (including eCPR)
  • Formulate which ECMO cannulation strategy will achieve optimal success
  • Describe anticoagulation, transfusion and fluid management during ECMO
  • Summarize strategies to treat pain, agitation and delirium during ECMO
  • Describe use of echocardiography in hemodynamic assessment of ECMO patients
  • Predict ethical dilemmas during the care of ECMO 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: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.00 ANCC
  • 13.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/09/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/10/2018 - 3:00pm

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Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
United States
+1 (866) 748-8083

Meeting Location

Friday, November 9, 2018

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mayo Clinic Simulation Center, Stabile Building 8th Floor
4500 San Pablo Rd S
Jacksonvill, FL 32224


Lodging & Accommodations 

The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is offering hotel rooms for attendees and their guests at the following group rates plus applicable taxes and golfview hotel rooms at the group .

Deluxe Oceanview: $259.00 per night
Golfview: $249.00 per night

In order to receive the special rate, identify yourself as a participant of the “Mayo Clinic ECMO Symposium”. Reservations must be made by October 8, 2018 or before the room block is filled, whichever comes first. The hotel has extended the special rate three days before and three days after the meeting. There is limited guest room availability at the special rates; extended reservations are based on availability.  The standard hotel reservations cancellation policy will apply to all reservations.  

Mayo Clinic is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


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.

You may also wish to view for additional accommodations as well as recreation and leisure activities.

Course Directors:

Gregory J. Schears, M.D.

Pramod K. Guru, M.B.B.S, M.D., DM, FASN
Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit (MICU, 4-North)
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo College of Medicine

Robert A. Ratzlaff, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology – Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Certifications: American Board of Anesthesiology – Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine


Mayo Clinic Faculty:

J. Kyle Bohman, M.D.
Nicholas A. Braus, M.D.
Tammy P. Friedrich, MSN, RN
Pramod K. Guru, MBBS
Si M. Pham, M.D.
Gregory J. Schears, M.D.
Troy G. Seelhammer, M.D.
John M. Stulak, M.D.
Robert A. Ratzlaff, D.O

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 live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals 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), please go here.

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.00 ANCC
  • 13.00 Attendance


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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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