ECMO courses 2022

University Hospital Regensburg, Germany


Dear Collegues,


 Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) continues to rapidly expand worldwide and has become an accepted therapeutic option for critically ill patients. Modern ECMO can save lives in severe circulatory and respiratory failure in all age groups. Many consider this new technology as the most important innovation in recent intensive care medicine. The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic has even accelerated this development, but also raised new questions.


 ECMO technique is complex, and patients, who need ECMO, are critically ill. To successfully use ECMO in clinical practice, training and experience are indispensable. Both the knowledge of physiology and efficiency of ECMO, but also of potential complications is needed. Therefore, since 2018 we offer national and international training courses on ECMO in Regensburg. These courses have been endorsed by ELSO and received support by the German medical societies DIVI, DGfK and DGTHG.


 The course will include both lectures in the morning and simulation, hands-on and discussions in the afternoon. It shall be an introduction into ECMO therapy in Critical Care today, embedded within state-of-the-art conventional treatment, which will cover both respiratory and circulatory support for adult patients. The main target audience are physicians and perfusionists involved with ECMO; for nurses a separate course is offered. A printed and electronic script in combination with the ELSO Red Book will supplement the course and allow ongoing training.

Registration shall open on the 22nd of April; fees are at 1500 € until end of July, thereafter 1750 €

You will find the current program to the right under "2022", for registratiuon please choose the menue "REGISTRATION"


 Please note that the pandemic is not ended and may take an unforeseeable route. We can only accept fully vaccinated participants and may have to be forced to continue distancing and wearing face masks. Please check current travel guidelines regularly. In case legal restrictions should not allow to deliver the course, the fees will be refunded.


 Regensburg had hosted the 4th international congress of the EuroELSO in 2015. Historically, it was an important mediaeval trading center and served as a bridge from south to north and west to east, and you will be able to enjoy the beauty of our Old City in the evenings.


 We are looking forward to cordially welcome you in Regensburg,



Thomas Müller                      Matthias Lubnow                   Alois Philipp 


Dirk Lunz                                Christoph Benk                       Georg Trummer



ECMO Centers Regensburg and Freiburg