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September 15th – 16th, 2023, Freiburg

Shaping the future of ECPR. Together.



13:00 – 13:30CARL. Welcome

CARL Then and Now – Over 30 years translating ischemia-reperfusion
Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Thomas Kraft
30 min
13:30 – 14:30CARL. Therapy
Chairs: Georg Trummer, Freiburg I Waqas Akthar, London

Perspectives of cerebral resuscitation
Konstantin Hossmann, Cologne

CARL Therapy – Pre-hospital clinical needs for ECPR
Lionel Lamhaut, Paris

CARL Therapy in the context of ECPR
Ansgar Dreher, Hamburg

CARL Patient outcomes – Lessons learned from first clinical results and patient cases
Georg Trummer, Freiburg
60 min
14:30 – 15:00Coffee Break30 min
15:00 – 16:30CARL. Technology – Part I
CARL. Controller, CARL. Arterial Pressure Sensor, CARL. Mobility

Chairs: Tobias Wengenmayer, Freiburg I Matthias Lubnow, Regensburg

Beyond the scenes – Technical insights and development history
Christoph Benk, Freiburg

Cerebral resuscitation extended – Cellular recovery after prolonged ischemia of the whole body
David Andrijevic, New York

LV-Unloading strategies with CARL
Roberto Lorusso, Maastricht

The CARL mobility concept – Application of CARL, wherever needed
Christian Scherer, Freiburg

CARL out-of-hospital – First experiences and pitfalls
Dirk Lunz, Regensburg

Flight lesson – What if CARL could fly?
Dinis Dos Reis Miranda, Rotterdam
90 min
16:30 – 17:00Coffee Break30 min
17:00 – 17:55CARL. Technology – Part II

Chairs: Rune Haaverstad, Bergen I Christian Schlensak, Tübingen

Beyond the scenes – Technical insights and development history
Jürgen Grudke, Freiburg

The importance of controlled oxygenation in resuscitation
Mara Scandroglio, Milan

The TTM2 Trial and others and their relevance for cooling with extracorporeal circuits
Michael Poppe, Wien

Fast and effective hypothermia in a pre-hospital setting – How to do it?
Katrin Fink, Freiburg
55 min
17:55 – 18:00Organizational Information5 min
at 19:00Departure Transfer Busses to Dinner Location
from 19:30CARL. Connect Dinner
Scientific exchange and networking
23:00 00:301st Bus Transfer to Hotel
2nd Bus Transfer to Hotel


08:30 – 08:45CARL. Keynote Speech

Divergency in ECPR – A non-defined Therapy?
Daniel Rob, Prague
15 min
08:45 – 09:30CARL. Technology – Part III
CARL. Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer, CARL. Priming Solution
Chairs: Magdalena Römmer, Erfurt I Lars Mikael Broman, Stockholm

Beyond the scenes – Technical insights and development history
Christian Heß, Freiburg

Different blood gas parameters and their importance in resuscitation – which regime fits best?
Jan-Steffen Pooth, Freiburg

The magic recipe? Possible ingredients of priming solutions and their physiological effects
Thomas Kirschning, Bad Oeynhausen
45 min
09:30 – 10:00Coffee Break30 min
10:00 – 11:00CARL. Future
Chairs: Elrina Joubert-Hübner, Hamburg I Robert Jan Houmes, Rotterdam

Hemodynamics in centrifugal blood pumps – a comparative CFD study
Lars Mikael Broman, Stockholm

CARL Kids – Neonatal and pediatric applications with CARL
Lars Falk, Stockholm

CARL Development – Enabling perfusion technology
Christoph Benk, Freiburg

Feedback round – What else could be required for future?
Christoph Benk, Freiburg
60 min
11:00 – 11:30Coffee Break30 min
11:30 – 12:45CARL. Academy
Chairs: Ulrike Buchholz, Kassel I Randi Manegold, Essen

CARL in the context of the CAC-Certification
Georg Trummer, Freiburg

How do I implement CARL into my hospital?
Jens Meier, Linz

Team-Up! CARL training concept and team composition
Christian Scherer, Freiburg I Sam Brixius, Freiburg
75 min
12:45 – 13:00CARL. Closing15 min
from 13:00CARL. Farewell Lunch
Individual Departure

Travel & Contact


FourSide Hotel Freiburg
Elisabeth-Geissler-Ruckmich-Str. 10
79106 Freiburg im Breisgau

On the day of arrival your room is available from 3 pm onwards.
On your day of departure your room will be available for you until 12 pm.
Parking is available for our guests for a fee.

Reach us

by train

Freiburg is located on the ICE/IC route Frankfurt – Karlsruhe – Freiburg – Basel.
From Freiburg main station you can reach the event location
as well as the hotel within a few minutes.

Freiburg – Stuttgart: 2 hrs
Freiburg – Frankfurt/Main: 2¼ hrs
Freiburg – Köln: 3¼ hrs

by plane

Closest airports:
International Airport Frankfurt
Stuttgart Airport
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
International Airport Zürich


We would be pleased to assist you.
Please contact us at: carl.summit@resuscitec.de.

Our Location
The CARL. Academy

CARL Academy, Güterhallenstraße 5, 79108 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

CARL. Academy
Train your skills!

The CARL Academy combines an online training portal and a training location in one of Freiburg’s hippest districts. On our online portal users and interested parties can find a selection of product and background information, training material as well as instructional videos for the optimal use of the CARL System. The CARL Academy has been established for perfusionists, physicians, rescue services and nursing professionals who wish to expand their skills in the framework of the CARL training concept.

Our on-site events in Freiburg take place in attractive training facilities located in the former freight depot premises in Freiburg Brühl.

Accommodation facilities and the Medical Center – University of Freiburg are within walking distance.