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ECMO and the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure Conference

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Discover State-of-the-Art Care Techniques

At our conference, presentations and panel discussions will detail care techniques and treatments for patients in respiratory and/or cardiovascular failure.

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The 35th Annual Children’s National Symposium – ECMO and the Advanced Therapies for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Failure – will be held from February 24-28, 2019 in Keystone, Colorado. Jointly-sponsored by the Children’s National Health System Division of Neonatology and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, this conference will address the educational needs of pediatric and adult healthcare workers involved in care of the neonatal, pediatric or adult patient in respiratory and/or cardiovascular failure.

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 audience’s knowledge regarding 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 the ECMO and the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure Conference?

The conference is focused on the educational needs of the following healthcare providers taking care of the neonatal, pediatric or 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
  • Pediatric/adult cardiovascular perfusionists

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
202-476-5448

Evelyn Thorns
Operations Coordinator and Conference Assistant
202-476-7816

Lisa Williams
Director, Heart Institute Nursing and Conference Coordinator
202-476-5919