Our Mission

The International ECMO Network (ECMONet) is dedicated to conducting and supporting high-quality, high-impact research aimed at defining the role of extracorporeal life support in the management of respiratory and cardiac failure in adults, helping to build on the scientific foundation for its use and driving continuous improvement in its application where appropriate.



6th Annual International ECMO Network Scientific Meeting
March 4-5, 2020


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Latest News



A/Prof Kiran Shekar has been awarded a four year Research Fellowship by the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Queensland , Australia. His research titled “The No Tube Project “ will focus on the Integration of non-invasive airway based respiratory support, nitric oxide gas inhalation and extracorporeal respiratory support to reduce the burden of invasive mechanical ventilation in intensive care units.


Mech Vent Position Paper 2019

Check out Dr. Abrams' podcast discussing ECMONet's mechanical ventilation position paper.

See the position paper here.



In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our dear friend and supporter, Dr. Brian Kavanagh.  We express our sincere sympathies to his family, friends, colleagues and the medical community.


Read More about Dr. Kavanagh's life and career

Our committee members are known internationally for their contributions.