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Current Concepts in Extracorporeal Life Support 2019 - Didactic Session Only (Thursday & Friday)

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US
December 5, 2019 to December 6, 2019

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.

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!

  • Digital pre-course materials (video and text based) to improve comprehensive coverage of key topics and maximize day of course educational opportunities
  • Optional innovative third day covering ECPR cannulation utilizing a novel  state-of-the-art 3D printed model with beating heart, ultrasound capable vasculature, and multi-density tissue plane
  • Breakfast with the Experts offers informal discussions over a continental breakfast on a wide range of topics
  • Networking opportunities with skills stations to provide hands-on opportunities to practice individual skills
  • 26.4 ABCP CEUS and 19.0 ABIM/ABA MOC credits

Registration Fees 


Full 3-Day Course with
Hands-On Simulation

*$200 off with coupon code DC19J06700 during checkout. Expires 08/31/2019

Didactic Session Only
(Thursday and Friday)


Residents, Fellows, Allied Health, Perfusionists and Retirees $1,600 $600

Exhibit Opportunities

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

Abstracts- Deadline Monday, September 30th, 2019

Overview: As part of the 2019 Mayo Clinic’s Current Concepts in Extracorporeal Life Support: Medical Management and High-Fidelity Cannulation Simulations course, an e-Poster session for presentation of original research and challenging cases dedicated to the ECMO-related topics will be held at this meeting. Suggested topics of interest include: case reports, quality improvement initiatives, ECMO-related research, ECMO transport, ambulatory ECMO, ethics, and anticoagulation.

Description of Submission Format: No more than 300 words are allowed for the text within the Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Suggested format is provided in the Abstract Submission Form.

Notification of Results: Accepted abstracts will be notified by email. All primary authors will be notified by email no later than  Monday, October 7th, 2019.  Notification of acceptance can also occur within 1-2 weeks of submission prior to this deadline and no later than 1 week after this deadline. 

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: 
  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.50 ANCC
  • 13.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 13.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/05/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/06/2019 - 4:00pm

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Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
United States
+1 (800) 234-7842

Meeting Location

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Friday, December 6, 2019

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

Saturday, December 7, 2019

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 November 5, 2019 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.

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:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Breakdown:
Thursday & Friday Lectures: 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Saturday Hands-On Session: 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.00 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

This activity contributes to the requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®.  This activity is designated for a maximum of 19.00 MOCA® credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program®, MOCA®, MOCA 2.0®, and MOCA Minute® are registered trademarks  of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion allotted 26.40 Category I CEUs to perfusionists in attendance. CEU credits for perfusionists are awarded on the following days:

Credit Breakdown:
Thursday, December 5, 2019:     9.30 CEUs
Friday, December 6, 2019:          8.70 CEUs
Saturday , December 7, 2019:    8.40 CEUs

Participants must sign in once a day to verify attendance. A photo ID is required for participants to obtain registration materials. A certificate specifying the total number of CEU credit hours earned by that individual will be emailed to the attendee two weeks post activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 21.0 AOA Category 2-A credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care 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 to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.50 ANCC
  • 13.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 13.50 Attendance


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