January 26, 2024
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 courses will include both lectures in the morning and simulation, hands-on and discussions in the afternoon. It shall be an introduction into ECMO therapy of adults in Critical Care today, embedded within state-of-the-art conventional treatment.
Every year we plan to offer four courses:
A printed and electronic script in combination with the ELSO Red Book (probably as e-book version) will supplement the course and allow ongoing training.
As soon as available, you will find the current program to the right under "2024", for registration please choose the menue "REGISTRATION"
Please note that Covid-19 may take an unforeseeable route. We 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 fully; further costs cannot be covered by the organisation.
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
Birgit Heinze Dirk Lunz Georg Trummer
Alexander Dietl Maik Foltan Marc Dietrich
ECMO Centers Regensburg and Freiburg
University Hospital Regensburg
Conference Division UK3, Britta Haseneder
93053 Regensburg, Germany
Phone.: +49 (0)941 944-4230
Fax: +49 (0)941 944-4233