ECMO course Offers

University Hospital Regensburg, Germany


In 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemia made it very difficult to organize ECMO courses, because the further worldwide progress of COVID-19 is unpredictable. Now, in July, the situation in Germany currently is manageable, however, in many countries the on-going spread of the virus is still not fully under control. Thus, we have to inform you that we have to cancel the long-planned 3rd International Adult Training Course on ECMO, which was scheduled for September. With uncertain flight availabilities and the risk to get participants infected with the virus, we have no other option for a responsible decision.

With great regret, we do apologize.


However, with a stable situation in Germany, we are confident that it shall be possible to offer two national ECMO courses in German language in September 2020.

  1. From September 14 - 16 we will re-schedule the first Regensburg VA-ECMO Training Course in cooperation with the Universitäts - Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad Krozingen, which had to be cancelled on short notice in March. This course is in German Language, and a maximum of 30 participants will be accepted. It is primarily intended for physicians, perfusionists and ECMO-nurses, who have already a basic knowledge of the technic of VA-ECMO. This course is endorsed by EuroELSO; the programme will largely follow the forthcoming German "Curriculum VA-ECMO". A draft of the programme will come soon; for more information, please follow the link according to year to the right.
  2. From September 21-23 the first Pflege ECMO-Kurs Regensburg 2020  will be organized in interdisciplinary cooperation. This course is presented in German language, too, and is primarily orientated towards ECMO nurses. More information can be found at the link to the right under "2020"


Both courses are currently booked out; it is still possible to register and enter the waiting list in case another participant will withdraw.