This webinar will be hosted on July 13 2023 from 18:00 – 19:00 CEST.If you are unable to attend the live event, bookmark this link! An on-demand version will be available after the webinar’s conclusion, and a post-produced version (with slide navigation).
This is a part of the ongoing BSC webinar series looking back at how we have gotten to where we are at and the prospects for future activities; this time focusing on ECMO to bridge to transplant.
Timely access to Lung transplantation remains an issue with many waiting years for a life-saving lung transplant. Occasionally, lung function may rapidly degenerate necessitating a super-urgent transplant. In such cases, and to avoid further organ failure due to a lack of appropriate lung function, ECMO may be used as a bridge to transplantation; enabling additional time to identify a suitable donor. This webinar will focus on various aspects of this process.
Reflect on the emergence of this intervention and the impact it has on patients’ lives. Discuss existing scientific and clinical challenges.
- Introduction and welcome – William Scott, UK
- Super-urgent Lung transplant, clinical challenges and ECMO as a solution – Lucas Hoyos, Spain
- Real-world challenges to patient care during extended ECMO awaiting transplant – Leen Vercaemst, Belgium
- Patient perspective – TBC
- Psychological management during ECMO for transplant – Joanne Fowles, UK
- Discussion and Q&A – All
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