Brisbane Paediatric ECMO Course

The Queensland Paediatric Extracorporeal Life Support Service and Children’s Health Queensland PICU extend a warm invitation to health professionals for their 2-day Paediatric ECMO Course.

Speakers will include

  • Dr Adrian Mattke – Director ECLS Service and Deputy Director PICU, QCH
  • Dr Christian Stocker – Director PICU, QCH
  • Emma Haisz – CNC ECLS, QCH
  • Dr Luregn Schlapbach – Staff Specialist PICU
  • Dr Prem Venugopal – Cardiac Surgeon, QCH
  • Dr Sarfaraz Rahiman – Staff Specialist PICU
  • Tony Black – Senior Perfusionist, QCH


Day 1

  • Introduction to ECLS
  • ECLS Hardware, including pump and oxygenator properties
  • Indications and management of paediatric VA ECMO and circuitry
  • Indications and management of paediatric VV ECMO and circuitry
  • ECMO cannulation
  • 3 SIM sessions

Day 2

  • Anticoagulation in ECMO
  • Mechanical emergencies and complications
  • Medical emergencies and complications
  • ECPR
  • Weaning ECMO
  • 6 SIM sessions


The cost of the 2 day course for medical staff is $440.00 and for Nursing/Allied Health staff $220.00 (Note: GST will be waived for Qld Health employees). This includes course admission, all copy of all presentations, and catered morning tea and lunch.


Numbers are limited. Please register at by Noon on Friday, 22nd March 2019.


25th and 26th March, 2019


8:00am – 4:30pm
Arrive 7.30am (Registration and coffee) for an 8am start


Education Centre, Level 7
Queensland Children’s Hospital
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Further information

Emma Haisz
t: 07 3068 1481