Sedate or Cannulate? ECMO Strategies During COVID

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7:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. CT

Sedate or Cannulate? ECMO Strategies During COVID

How would you place a COVID patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)? Would you sedate or cannulate? Differing points of view will come to a head when an expert panel engages in a fast-paced, provocative discussion about treating patients with COVID-19. Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD, and J.W. Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH, will lead the conversation with colleagues from five institutions with high-volume ECMO programs. The experts will discuss various strategies, considerations, and approaches during a healthy debate. They will touch on topics such as:  

  • Cannulation strategies 
  • Ventilator management
  • Anticoagulation techniques
  • Using cytoreductive techniques
  • Capacity and resource management 
  • Timing of vaccinations  

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Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD
St. Boniface Hospital
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
J.W. Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH
West Virginia University Medicine
Morgantown, WV


Subhasis Chatterjee, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 
Bo Soo Kim, MD
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Jonathan W. Haft, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 
HelenMari L. Merritt-Genore, DO
Methodist Health System
Omaha, NE
Rita Karianna Milewski, MD, PhD, MSEd
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA