CHESTstoreProductsManagement of Advanced Heart and Lung Failure With ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support April 2024

Management of Advanced Heart and Lung Failure With ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support

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  • List Price: $2,699.00

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About this course

Dates: April 11-12, 2024 | Credits: 27.25 | Location: CHEST HQ in Glenview, IL

Improve your ability to recognize worsening shock and provide advanced care that improves outcomes and saves lives. In this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to select, manage, and liberate patients who are candidates for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and mechanical circulatory support (MCS). You’ll also acquire the skills necessary to troubleshoot complications that arise caring for patients on ECMO and MCS.

What you'll learn

Best practices for managing patients with all types of shock

How to manage and liberate patients on ECMO and MCS

Management strategies for infectious and neurologic complications that may arise during ECMO and MCS

Methods for managing bleeding problems encountered on ECMO and MCS

Who should attend

Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Trauma Surgery

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Respiratory Therapists, Trainees, Nurses, Perfusionists, ECMO Specialists

All experience levels

*CME credits are subject to change

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Study with the experts. Pass your exam.

Course content follows the ABIM critical care medicine blueprint for the 10-year Maintenance of Certification exam and the LKA.

Cardiovascular Disorders: 17.5%


Critical Care Ultrasound Scanning: 2%


Gastrointestinal Disorders: 5%


Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders: 5.5%


Infectious Disease: 12%


Neurologic Disorders: 9.5%


Pharmacology and Toxicology: 4.5%


Pulmonary Disease: 20%


Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic Disorders: 15%


Research, Administration, and Ethics: 2%


Surgery, Trauma, and Transplantation: 7%


Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course.

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Holds Accreditation With Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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Meet Your Instructors

CHEST faculty are nationally recognized experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who are trusted, respected clinicians in the chest medicine community. Through immersive learning experiences, our instructors help practitioners deliver exceptional care to their patients.

Erik Osborn, MD, FCCP, Chair

Pulmonary and Critical Care
Mary Washington Healthcare

Fredericksburg, VA

Craig Rackley, MD, FCCP, Chair

Medical Director of Adult ECMO
 Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Bindu Akkanti, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Heart and Vascular Critical Care
Divisions of Critical Care, Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine and Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation

Houston, TX

Parth Rali, MD, MBBS, Faculty

Professor, Pulmonary Critical Care
Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Stacey H. Brann, MD, MSc, FRCSEd, Faculty

Cardiovascular Surgeon: Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Surgeon Educator for Pennsylvania State Perfusion Society

Philadelphia, PA

Ryan Zavala, CCP, Faculty

VP of Innovative Perfusion
Innovative ECMO Concepts

Bluffton, SC

Health and safety information | Attendees are expected to comply with all health and safety requirements in effect at the time of this CHEST event. CHEST reserves the right to adjust requirements and will notify attendees as applicable. Attendees are responsible for checking for updates issued by the state, city, venue, or CHEST before traveling to the location.

Save big on this and future courses as a member of CHEST. Select "Register & Become a Member" to join CHEST and receive discounted registration. Membership pricing starts at $109 and varies based on your profession. Learn about the benefits of CHEST membership.


Physician, nonphysician doctoral, or industry representative

Early bird rate – through March 7

$2,269 Member

$2,599 Nonmember

Regular rate – March 8 or later

$2,369 Member

$2,699 Nonmember

Nonphysician clinician or in-training

Early bird rate – through March 7

$1,819 Member

$1,929 Nonmember

Regular rate – March 8 or later

$1,919 Member

$2,029 Nonmember

Your tuition fee includes attendance at all course sessions and electronic access to course materials. (Printed materials or flash drives will not be provided.) Lunch and refreshments during breaks will be provided. Breakfast is available at CHEST-affiliated hotels.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition refund requests for this course must be received in writing by 4 weeks prior to the course start date for a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will not be given after 4 weeks prior to the course start date. If you choose "Become a Member" when you register, only your course registration can be cancelled. No refunds will be given for membership.

CHEST reserves the right to cancel this course no later than 4 weeks prior to the start date. If a cancellation is necessary, your registration fee will be refunded, but CHEST is not responsible for other costs of attendance, such as travel. 

To register by phone, contact our Help Team: +1 (800) 343-2227 or +1 (224) 521-9800

Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm CT
Day 2: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm CT 

Hands-On Workshops

  • Selection and Initiation of Venovenous (VV)-ECMO
  • Selection and Initiation of Venoarterial (VA)-ECMO, eCPR
  • Approach to Shock and Temporary MCS Devices
  • Approach to Acute RV Failure, including Management of Massive PE 
  • Indications for Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) and Basic Management Choices
  • ECMO Circuit Exchange
  • Management and Liberation of VV-ECMO
  • Management and Liberation of VA-ECMO
  • Troubleshooting Percutaneous LVAD and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
  • Troubleshooting LVAD Emergencies
  • MCS and ECMO Circuit Emergencies

Live Interactive Discussions

  • Case-Based Discussions
    • Management of Sedation and Mobility
    • Imaging in MCS
    • Ethical Challenges
    • Controversies in ECMO and MCS

  • Online ECMO Modules

    • Physiology of ECMO
    • Indications and Patient Selection for ECMO
    • Management of Five Common ECMO Challenges
    • ECMO Complications
    • Mechanical Ventilation on ECMO
    • Building and Maintaining an ECMO Program
    • VA ECMO for Cardiogenic Shock
    • ICU Management of the ECMO Patient
    • Anticoagulation and Bleeding on ECMO
    • Outcomes on ECMO
    • eCPR: Correcting the Failures ACLS Leaves Behind
    • Cannulation and Initiation

    Online MCS Modules

    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • Left Ventricular Failure - Long Term
    • Right Ventricular Failure
      • Optimal Medical Management – Pathophysiology
      • Acute RV Failure
      • Chronic RV Failure
      • PE and MCS
      • PH and MCS
      • Massive PE: The Role of MCS
    • Bridging Patients to Heart Transplant with MCS
    • Bridging Patients to Lung Transplant with MCS
    • Aftercare of Patients with MCS
    • VA ECMO Complications
    • Management of Common MCS Complications
    • Bleeding, Infection
    • Flow Disruption
    • Neuro, Organ Failure
    • Building a Successful eCPR Program


Staybridge Suites Chicago - Glenview

2600 Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

+1 (847) 657-0002
If reserving via phone: Please reference corporate number 786818263.

  • $112.99/night plus tax for a studio suite
  • $129.99/night plus tax for a one-bedroom suite

Rate includes Wi-Fi in the guest room and grab-and-go breakfast. This hotel is within walking distance of CHEST HQ, and shuttle service will also be available. 

Deadlines: There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 6 pm CT a day prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook

1110 Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

+1 (847) 480-1900
If reserving via phone: Request the corporate rate for the American College of Chest Physicians.

  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between January and May
  • $129/night plus tax for rooms booked between June and October
  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between November and December

The rate includes a traditional room with breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. 

Deadlines: There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 11:59 pm CT 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge.  


CHEST course attendees can secure discounted flights from United and Delta. Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is recommended over Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), as O’Hare is closer to CHEST HQ. 


+1 (800) 426-1122 
Use Offer Code ZP86758781 when booking.  
*Discounts are not offered on Basic Economy fares. 


+1 (800) 328-1111 (phone service available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6:30 pm ET) 
Use Offer Code NM3EV when booking.  
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the 800 number.  

Ground Transportation

Please be sure to select a suburban taxi, not a city taxi, to avoid higher fares. Transportation can be booked at one of the airport kiosks, although we recommend prebooking your taxi prior to arrival. The hotels are located approximately 13 miles from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. Please note that estimated travel times can increase significantly during rush hours.

Recommended airport: O'Hare
Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

Alternate airport: Midway
Estimated travel time: 50 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $57/one way

Ground transportation options
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303

For support opportunities, please contact Josh Coe for more information.