2019 Acute Circulatory Support Symposium

Chicago, IL US
October 21, 2019 to October 22, 2019
This symposium provides an overview of the fundamentals of Acute Circulatory Support with a full day of lectures and a half day of didactic workshops. Topics will include patient management, program building, team management, cannulation techniques, emergency situations, ethical issues, and patient transportation. The goal of this activity is to enhance the knowledge and skills required for acute circulatory support management by providing participants with evidence- based practices that will improve patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for healthcare professionals in anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiac and thoracic surgery, critical care, perfusion, pharmacy, pulmonology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and other healthcare providers interested in acute circulatory support as part of their practice.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Select patients for which acute circulatory support would be appropriate using an evidence based approach;
  • Identify how to apply the fundamentals of acute circulatory support management across all patient populations;
  • Modify acute circulatory support treatment plans based on patients’ individual clinical parameters;
  • Perform appropriately in medical and mechanical challenges and emergency situations pertaining to acute circulatory support patients;
  • Identify the function of each component of equipment used during acute circulatory support;
  • Describe common clinical and mechanical challenges and emergencies during acute circulatory support management;
  • Assess the interprofessional needs of an institution that aspires to provide acute circulatory support.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Christopher Stoj
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon Brochure1.57 MB
Available credit: 
  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 10.75 Occupational Therapist
  • 10.75 Participation
  • 10.75 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
10/21/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/22/2019 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
 2019 Acute Circulatory Support Symposium Schedule
 2019 Acute Circulatory Support Symposium Schedule
Agenda subject to change.


The University of Chicago
5841 S Maryland Ave.
Billings Hospital
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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Registration will be held in the lobby of Goldblatt Pavilion at 860 E. 59th Street. Parking is available at 5841 S. Maryland Avenue (Parking A). If you are parking, please plan for 10 minutes of walking time to get to Goldblatt Lobby for registration. For your convenience, locations for parking, registration, lectures, and more are indicated on the medical campus map here.

Questions about the venue?
Please contact Chris Stoj via e-mail here.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Chris Stoj via email at cstoj@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
This live activity is designated for a maximum of 10.75 continuing nursing education units.
Physical Therapist & Occupational Therapist Credit
The University of Chicago Medical Center is a licensed continuing education provider with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy, license # 216-000030. All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. This course is approved for 10.75 continuing education hours for licensed therapists (PT, PTA, OT, or COTA) in Illinois. The University of Chicago Medical Center has not applied to any other state for therapist CE credit. Participants will need to do this individually through their jurisdiction outside of Illinois.
Other Health Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

How to Register

  1. Please log in or create an account to register if you have not done so already.
  2. Select the profession type that best suits you.
  3. Click "Register Now".

Use the early bird code during registration to receive the early bird rate!

Early bird rates expire September 18, 2019!
Attendee Type
Early Bird
Early Bird
Allied Health Professionals
Industry Representative$225EXPIRED$250
DAY 2: Breakouts
You will be presented with registration for breakouts at the bottom of the checkout screen once you click "Register Now" below.
Select 1 of 3 Per Session
Additional Cost
Session 0Workshop: Equipment Overview & More$0
Session IWorkshop: Equipment Overview & More$0
Session IWorkshop: Cannulation in Adult Acute MCS$0
Session I
Wet Lab: Pediatric Cannulation Simulation
Session IWorkshop: Chit n Chatter: Let’s Talk Acute MCS$0
Session IIWorkshop: Principles of Daily Circuit Management$0
Session IIWorkshop: Technical Aspects of Cannulation in Pediatric Acute MCS$0
Session IIWet Lab: Basic Adult Cannulation Simulation$50
Session IIWorkshop: Chit n Chatter: Let’s Talk Acute MCS$0
Session IIIWorkshop: Physiology of Oxygenation, Ventilation, and Coagulation$0
Session IIIWorkshop: Weaning and Decannulation of Adults; Complex Cases$0
Session IIIWorkshop: Patient Safety & Mobilization Simulation$0
Session IIIWet Lab: Advanced Pediatric Cannulation Simulation$50
Session IIIWorkshop: Chit n Chatter: Let’s Talk Acute MCS$0
Session IVWorkshop: Patient Safety & Mobilization Simulation$0
Session IVWorkshop: Weaning and Decannulation of Neonates & Children; Complex Cases$0
Session IV   Wet Lab: Advanced Cannulation Simulation: VAV, LV Unloading Techniques, Temporary VADs, Acute Ambulatory MCS$50
Session IVWorkshop: Chit n Chatter: Let’s Talk Acute MCS$0
Session VWorkshop: Patient Safety & Mobilization Simulation$0

CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less 50% will be refunded when written notification is received by October 4, 2019. No refunds will be made after October 4, 2019.


CLAIMING CREDIT: At the end of the course, the credit claiming process will unlock. Return to this page and simply click on "Complete Activity" to proceed.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

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