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Dear Colleagues,
Pulmonary failure (and consecutive cardiac failure) is the worse scenario of COVID-19 if early treatment with non-invasive ventilation (NIV) such as high-flow nasal cannula BiPAP) to prevent "Patient-Self-Inflicted Lung Injury" fails.

A few percentage of patients with or without co-morbidities will develop acute pulmonary failure irrespective of age and proceed to the stage of invasive ventilation (IV) at the ICU with variable outcomes. Others under invasive ventilation (IV) treatment might fail to recover and receive artificial lung therapy (ECMO: Extracorporal Membrane Oxygenation).  
It is our great pleasure to invite you to join per livestream the international faculty at our second EUROPEAN COVID-19 VIRTUAL FORUM entitled:

Acute Cardiopulmonary Failure, ARDS. Who benefits from ECMO?
This historic and exciting state –of- the art forum is organized in collaboration with German Heart Centre Berlin & Dept. of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Charité, University of Medicine Berlin to be held on:
Friday, 17 April 2020 at 15:00 hr (CET), 14:00 hr (GMT)
OBJECTIVES: To present multi-institutional case reports on COVID-19 patients treated with ECMO therapy. To discuss about ICU severity scores of COVID-19 patients with ARDS and who benefits from ECMO. To share with the global community the european perspectives.

Faculty: Prof. Volkmar Falk, German Heart Centre Berlin, Prof. Claudia Spies, Prof. R. Francis, Charité, University of Medicine Berlin, Dr. E. Sandoval, University Hospital Clinic Barcelona,  Dr. M. Scandroglio, St. Raffaele University Hospital, Milano, Prof. P. Meybohm, University Hospital, Wuerzburg, PD. S. Laudi, Leipzig Heart Centre, University Hospital, Leipzig, Mr. R. Trimlett, London, Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Link to Livestream:

Short written questions for the speakers may be sent per e-mail to: or                                     

We look forward to seeing you on Friday at the COVID-19 virtual forum.
Best regards

Program Directors: Prof. C. Yankah, Prof. R. Francis                                                                         
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