ECMO as a bridge to lung transplantation: enabling life in the face of death

ECMO as a bridge to lung transplantation: enabling life in the face of death
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).

Project description:
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.

Educational objectives:
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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