ECMO Symposium

ECMO Symposium
Event dates
Tampa, FL

Please note: this course sells out every year, so be sure to secure your spot and register now!


The Hilton Tampa Downtown has a limited number of rooms available for STS attendees at a special rate of $139 per night plus taxes, single or double occupancy. This rate is available through Friday, June 15, 2018, on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two ways to reserve a room in the STS block:

Course Description

The STS/ELSO ECMO Management Symposium is a 2.5-day educational activity designed to give participants an in-depth review of contemporary extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). An increasing number of surgeons and intensive care specialists require advanced ECMO training to provide state-of-the-art care for patients who require ECMO. Course topics will include patient selection, initiation and separation of support, and patient and circuit management, as well as management of ECMO emergencies and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The course will feature several hours of high-fidelity simulation, providing participants with extensive hands-on training. The course is appropriate for both experienced and novice ECMO providers.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
•    Identify appropriate candidates for ECMO
•    Discuss indications for venoarterial and venovenous ECMO
•    Perform ECMO cannulation techniques and discuss equipment options
•    Recognize and manage ECMO emergencies

STS/ELSO Physician Members $1,650
Non-Member Physicians $2,050
STS Allied Health (Associate), Candidate, and Pre-Candidate Members $1,150
Non-Member Residents, Medical Students, and Allied Health $1,250


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethical Medtech Compliance
The STS/ELSO ECMO Management Symposium has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.