Annual ECMO and the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure Meeting

This conference is jointly sponsored by Children’s National Health System’s Division of Neonatology and George Washington University School of Medicine. The conference will address the educational needs of Pediatric and Adult Healthcare Workers involved in care of the neonatal, pediatric/adult patient in respiratory &/or cardiovascular failure. 

State-of-the-art presentations on the use and latest technologies related to Neonatal, Pediatric, and adult extracorporeal life support (ECLS), nitric oxide, and state-of-the-art ventilation techniques will be presented. Didactic presentation will be combined with panel discussions, and short research presentations to enhance the audiences knowledge in the area of the latest treatments for respiratory and/or cardiovascular failure, while enhancing their knowledge in the pathophysiology of diseases in these populations. Outcome data for neonatal, pediatric, and adult respiratory failure patients will also be presented. Limitations and complications of new therapies will be discussed by experts in the field.

Who Should Attend?

Who Should Attend?

The conference is focused on the educational needs of the following healthcare providers taking care of the neonatal/pediatric/adult patient in respiratory and/or cardiovascular failure: Neonatologists, Pediatric and Adult Critical Care Physicians, Pediatric Surgeons, Pediatric and Adult Cardiovascular Surgeons, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses, Pediatric and Adult Intensive Care Nurses, Neonatal/Pediatric/Adult Respiratory Therapists, and Pediatric/Adult Cardiovascular Perfusionists.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have questions about the annual meeting, contact us here.

Billie Lou Short, MD
Chair, Division of Neonatology/ Executive Director of ECMO Services

Evelyn Thorns
Operations Coordinator and Conference Assistant

Lisa Williams
Director, Heart Institute Nursing and Conference Coordinator

Billie Lou Short

Billie Short, MD, is the chief of the Division of Neonatology and the chief of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr. Short also is the Executive Director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program (ECMO).