7th EuroELSO Congress on ECMO-ECLS

May 23 - 26 | 2018 | Prague | Czech Republic

Find a list of faculty members with bios
and other information here!


Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,
friends and future friends of ECMO!

It is both my pleasure and distinct honor on behalf of the organizing and scientific committees to invite you to Prague Euro-ELSO 2018 Congress, the 7th European meeting focused on extracorporeal life support therapies.

Our meeting aims at two main goals. We intend to bring together specialists interested in advanced intensive care and help to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and gaining experiences with refractory hemodynamic and respiratory clinical states. All aspects of extracorporeal support will be covered and discussed. Intensivists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, paediatric and neonatology specialists, perfusionists and ICU nurses should look forward to finding many inspirations to aid their everyday care and medical routines. Ethicists, health care administrators, logistic specialists and basic research scientists will have an opportunity to discuss the impact of new technologies on health care systems and new directions in research.

The main congress will provide three core parallel educational tracks focused on adult, pediatric and perfusion/nursing topics related to extracorporeal therapies. Preconference in depth sessions will be comprised of an animal lab workshop to demonstrate how to set up an experimental protocol, neonatal and paediatric ECMO course from A to Z, and meet the expert interactive case based discussions.

With location and scientific forefront in mind, Prague, a city of rich culture and history located in the heart of Europe was chosen as the site to build bridges among professionals from around the world. A convenient venue is located 5 minutes from the city centre by public transport, translation services will be provided.

I find it immensely important to note that the ELSO community is an openhearted family. The bond formed by experiencing and sharing emotionally heart-wrenching patient stories firmly aids in building mutual understanding among experts and beginners alike and encourages a universal effort to constantly improve. Sharing experiences, both victories and losses, is an integral part of our meetings.

Come to Prague, present your experiences, ask your questions, and be a part of the exciting ECMO community.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Prague,

Jan Belohlavek

Conference Chair



Young Investigator Award – list of winners here


Know before you go – useful information, read more here


Official Congress Mobile App available here


Final programme is available here


7th EuroELSO Congress on ECMO-ECLS Prague, Czech Republic, 23/05/2018-26/05/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)for a maximum of 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).


We would like to thank the following delegates for their contribution!
Thomas Brogan - Venezuela
Mirjana Cvetkovic – United Kingdom
Arbe Diehl – Australia
Xiaomei Chen - China
Rajan Saini – United Kingdom
Konstanty Szuldrzynski – Poland


CEUs credit hours for perfusionists available here


CME credits and CEU credits have been applied for the 7th EuroELSO Congress on ECMO-ECLS.


EURO-ELSO 2018 in cooperation with Perfusion Journal announce Call for Manuscripts.


Adopt a Delegate programmme, please see more informationhere


Registered delegates will receive a public transportation ticket free of charge for the duration of the EuroELSO.


The EuroELSO congress is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice:


Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities are available.Sponsorship packages can be tailored to suit your requirements.


Prague EuroELSO 2018 - Free registration winners:
Francesca Baroncelli
Dan Dirnberge

Ricardo Aguas


The 2018 Host City for the Euro-ELSO Congress Prague (Czech Republic)

On behalf of the local organizing and scientific committees it is a great pleasure to invite you all to the 7th Euro-ELSO Congress.


Sponsorship brochure is available here.

10 reasons to join

10 reasons to join Prague EuroELSO 2018 availablehere.