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.

Upcoming Events

Nov 2023

Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF), Toronto

A world-renowned meeting for professionals involved with the care of critically ill patients.

Feb 2024

International ECMO Network Meeting, London

A meeting for global professionals to discuss ECMO research and its role in adult respiratory and cardiac failure management, fostering scientific progress and driving application improvements.

Latest News

We would like to congratulate Prof. Carol Hodgson, who has been awarded with the Mid-Career Achievement Award by the American Thoracic Society. This award is given to an individual with a clear commitment to the Critical Care Assembly and the ATS, with demonstrated significant and meaningful contributions to the CCA in a multitude of areas.

We are delighted to announce the funding of two significant Platform Trials; RECOMMEND and PRACTICAL, signifying a significant milestone in their research endeavours.

RECOMMEND Platform Trial will address critical evidence gaps on the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of (1) red blood cell (RBC) transfusion strategies (2) fluid balance targets and (3) rehabilitation regimens on death and disability in critically ill patients receiving ECMO.

PRACTICAL Platform Trial is a Bayesian adaptive platform randomized clinical designed to function as a research “pipeline” to facilitate seamless and efficient evaluation of interventions for hypoxemic respiratory failure, from preliminary trials focused on mechanistic endpoints to full-scale definitive clinical trials.

In Memoriam

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

Our committee members are known internationally for their contributions.