2nd BEACH course

2nd BEACH course

BElgian Anual eCmo Hands-on course

Eventbrite - 1st BEACH course (BElgian Annual eCmo Hands-on)

2nd BEACH course, BElgian Annual eCmo Hands-on course (Limited places during pre-IFAD2018)

Date: October 12th, 2018

Organization: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), UZ Brussel and iMERiT vzw

Contact: info@fluidacademy.org or manu.malbrain@uzbrussel.be

Location: University Hospital Brussels,  Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette, Belgium

Room: Auditorium Kiekens, (niveau -1, route 1001)

Registration (website): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-beach-course-belgian-annual-ecmo-hands-on-tickets-48734799096


Chairs and Speakers (tentative):

  • Dr Bobby Agrawal, Papworth, UK
  • Prof dr Daniel de Backer, Chirec Hospitals, Braine l‘Alleud, Belgium
  • Prof Dr Elisabeth de Waele, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Ms Jo-Anne Fowles, Papworth, UK
  • Dr Rita Jacobs, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Laura Kerselaers, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Stijn Lochy, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Prof Dr Manu Malbrain, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Dinis dos Reis Miranda, Sophia Kinderziekenhuis, ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr Harlinde Peperstraete, Ghent, Belgium
  • Mr Luc Puis, perfusionist, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Peter Rosseel, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Mr Kurt Staessens, perfusionist, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Joris Troubleyn, University Hospital (UZB), Brussels, Belgium

Hands-on Instructors: All Faculty

Duration: Full Day 8:00 – 18:00

Pax: limited to a max of 40

Price: exceptionally low @ 300 EUR (meals and drinks included)

Comment: This workshop can be booked either separately or in combination with attending the 1st Hemodynamic Simulation Workshop (Oct 13th 2018)

Learning objective: This workshop will outline the basic principles of extracorporeal life support made easy by key-experts in the field.  During the course delegates will gain a good understanding of ECMO in the following areas: Theoretical concepts, basic physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac and respiratory support and monitoring, alarm settings and monitoring, role of cardiac ultrasound during ECMO, newest technologies, circuits and devices, practical hands-on sessions and simulations.

Background: The BEACH programme provides a full-day, interactive course on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) training. The course uses a variation of theoretical presentations, practical and simulation sessions presented by an international faculty. It is the only course in Belgium to be endorsed by the International Fluid Academy and has previously been accredited by the EACCME for 9 points. The course is inclusive of all course materials, food and drinks at the University Hospital Brussels, Auditorium Kiekens, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette, Belgium. Delegates will have opportunity to meet, greet and ask questions regarding all topics presented.

Hands-on ECMO equipment training
Delegates will have the opportunity to have hands-on training in small break-out groups with ECMO equipment. Delegates will experience practicing insertion of cannulas on a mannekin, circuit surveillance, monitoring, alarm settings, simulations and trouble-shooting.


08:00-08:45 Registration and Welcome



Room Kiekens


MODULE 1: ECMO principles


Chair: Manu Malbrain, Peter Rosseel



Introduction and Welcome

Manu Malbrain



Indications and contra-indications

Daniel De Backer



ECMO principles

Harlinde Peperstraete



Different modes VA VV VAV 

Dinis dos Reis Miranda



How to avoid vascular complications?

Laura Kerselaers



Hands-on (6 skill stations)

All faculty and hands-on instructors



Coffee break



MODULE 2: ECMO radiology, metabolism and pharmacokinetics



Chair: Bobby Agrawal, Harlinde Peperstrate



How to deal with antibiotics and fluids

Harlinde Peperstrate



The radiology of ECMO

Bobby Agrawal



How to deal with nutrition?

Elisabeth de Waele



Questions and answers

All faculty



Hands-on (6 skill stations)

All faculty and hands-on instructors



LUNCH break



Room Kiekens


MODULE 3: CO2 removal, ventilation and weaning


Chair: Peter Rosseel, Dinis dos Reis Miranda



Ventilation and ECCO2R

Rita Jacobs



The use of gas sedation

Joris Troubleyn



Weaning from ECMO

Dinis dos Reis MIranda



Questions and answers

All faculty



Hands-on (6 skill stations)

All faculty and hands-on instructors



Coffee break



MODULE 4: Monitoring and alarm settings



Chair: Manu Malbrain, Stijn Lochy



Hands-on (6 skill stations)

All faculty and hands-on instructors



Alarm settings and nursing issues

Jo-Anne Fowles




Daniel De Backer (TBC)



The role of echocardiography

Stijn Lochy



Questions and answers

All faculty

COI: The Hands-on course is supported partially via Unrestricted Educational Grants from Getinge, Xenios and Eurosets

Suggested reading and websites:

  1. ECLS guidelines for adult respiratory failure: https://www.elso.org/Portals/0/IGD/Archive/FileManager/989d4d4d14cusersshyerdocumentselsoguidelinesforadultrespiratoryfailure1.3.pdf
  2. ELSO guidelines for ECMO centres: https://www.elso.org/portals/0/igd/archive/filemanager/faf3f6a3c7cusersshyerdocumentselsoguidelinesecmocentersv1.8.pdf
  3. Alfred Health ECMO guidelines: http://www.alfredicu.org.au/assets/Documents/ICU-Guidelines/ECMO/ECMOGuideline.pdf
  4. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe acute respiratory failure in adults (NICE guideline): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg391
  5. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for acute heart failure in adults (NICE guideline): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg482
  6. European Society of Cardiology
  7. National Specialised Commissioning Team on ECMO
  8. ExtraCorporeal Life Support Organisation

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Eventbrite - 1st BEACH course (BElgian Annual eCmo Hands-on)


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