Penn Medicine Adult ECMO Symposium 2018

Course details

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 15.00 nursing contact hours
  • 17.60 Perfusionist Category 1 CEUs
Price: $1.00
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Program Description: 


Abstract Submission Details - Extended until May 1, 2018

Abstract Submission

Program Overview & Target Audience:

This symposium is designed as a two-day educational program with a series of lectures on adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The symposium will include handson training on extracorporeal life support technique to support cardiac and respiratory patients whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life. Subject experts will present insights into the technical aspect on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation along with risks, benefits, and outcomes. Best practices in medical and nursing management of the ECMO patients along with how perfusion can empower nursing to manage ECMO patients in the critical care setting will be discussed.

This activity has been designed for cardiovascular medicine, pulmonary, critical care and anesthesia physicians, surgeons, perfusionists, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, nurses, fellows, residents and other healthcare professionals who want to enhance their extracorporeal membrane oxygenation knowledge.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the appropriate care of adult ECMO patients with respiratory and/or cardiac compromise
  • Review the risk/benefit and outcomes of ECMO technology in different clinical scenarios
  • Describe best practices regarding the medical and nursing management of the ECMO supported patient
  • Define center-based interaction between perfusionists and nurses to improve management in ECMO-supported patients in the critical care setting

Registration Fees:

The registration fees for Penn Medicine Adult ECMO Symposium 2018 are $500 for physicians and industry employees, $450 for STS Members, $300 for perfusionists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, healthcare professionals, residents and fellows. Penn Medicine employees, faculty, staff and students will receive special symposium rates of $150 for physicians, $100 for perfusionists, nurse  practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, healthcare professionals, residents and fellows with a valid Penn Medicine ID (required). In addition, attendees may register for the optional ECMO Simulation Training Session which will be held in the afternoon of Saturday, May 12, 2018. The registration fees for the Penn Medicine Adult ECMO Symposium are $150 for physicians and industry employees, $100 perfusionists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, healthcare professionals, residents and fellows, and $75 for Penn Medicine employees, faculty, staff and students. 

The registration fee includes attendance to the symposium, a symposium booklet, access to view the presentations online, continental breakfast, mid-morning break, lunch, afternoon break on both days and a cocktail reception on Friday.

We cannot accept faxed or mailed registration forms with credit card information. To pay by check, complete the registration form and mail it in with your check. Please see the registration form for mailing information. Please note: mailed registrations can take up to 5-10 business days before they are received. All registrations will be confirmed by email as long as your registration is received no later than April 27, 2018.

Meeting Location:

Penn Medicine Adult ECMO Symposium 2017 will be held Friday-Saturday, May 11 - 12, 2018 in the Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium at the Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104.

Directions & Parking:

The Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium is located on the 1st Floor level of the Smilow Translational Research Center. Smilow TRC is connected to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and is located at 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. We strongly recommend you GPS or use an online driving directions site (such as, or for exact directions to and from your starting point or if you prefer, to take public transportation to and from campus, please visit for options.

On Friday, May 11th, the 3600 Civic Center Blvd Parking Garage is open for public parking. This garage is accessible from Civic Center Blvd and is located at Civic Center Blvd and West Service Drive (next to the Colket Research Center). Smilow TRC is about a 5 minute walk from this parking garage. Parking is $20 per day. This garage is only open Monday-Friday. It is closed on weekends.

On Saturday, May 12th, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine garage (3400 Civic Center Blvd) is open to those attending the ECMO Symposium. Parking is $13-$20 per day, depending on your length of stay.

Parking fees are not paid for, validated or reimbursed by the symposium.

Overnight Accomodations:

Due to the high-demand for overnight rooms the 2nd weekend in May, we have arranged a room block for our attendees at:

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Sonesta is located just two miles from the Smilow Center for Translational Research in Center City Philadelphia and steps away from Rittenhouse Square. The Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is offering “Penn Medicine Adult ECMO Symposium” attendees a special group rate (single or double occupancy) of $259.00 per night. This rate does not include the 15.5% sales and occupancy tax. The special room rate is available only until April 6, 2018 or until this block has filled (whichever comes first). Rates are subject to availability once this block has filled. If you need an overnight reservation, please call the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square directly at 215-561-7500 or 1-866-SONESTA (1-866-766-3782).


In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine 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.

Designation of Credit:

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity is approved for 14.25 contact hours.

Perfusionists: The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion has approved this symposium for 17.6 CEU’s.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 14.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by April 27, 2018 (subject to a service charge of 10% of the registration fee but not less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued after April 27, 2018.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 7:30am - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:30pm
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This live activity started on May 11th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 15.00
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 15.00
  • nursing contact hours: 15.00
  • Perfusionist Category 1 CEUs: 17.60
Activity Documents
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine 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.