Hosted by:  Gift of Life Donor Program

Philadelphia, PA

October 8 - 10, 2019


Seating Capacity has been met for this program.

To be placed on the Waiting List please contact the NATCO Executive Office at


NATCO is pleased to present a unique learning opportunity that combines the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) online training, with live sessions that include hands-on experiences at multiple skill stations. The purpose of offering a training in critical care support is to provide a deeper understanding of the care and treatments that a donor has received prior to being transferred to the care of a procurement coordinator.

Fundamentals of Critical Care Support

Attendees will be required to complete a 6.5 hour self-directed training (included in Advanced Donor Management fee). This training will allow attendees to learn from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Textbooks for the online portion of the course will be shipped upon registration. Please allow enough time to complete this requirement prior to attending the live sessions.

Advanced Donor Management Workshop (live sessions)

Attendees will participate in didactic sessions that will advance their knowledge and skills while caring for the donor.  Live skill stations will be added to allow for hands on experience.

FCCS Live Skill Stations will include:

Airway Management
Mechanical Ventilation I
Mechanical Ventilation II
Non-Invasive Ventilation
Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient
Severe Sepsis

Additional Skill Stations offered exclusively at this workshop will include:

Lung Volume Recruitment
Advanced Abdominal Recovery

Didactic sessions will cover the following topics:

Examining the sub-optimal donor heart
CT Imaging
Examining the CXR
Donor Lung Management Strategies
Airway Anatomy


Registration Fee:
Member - $795
Non-Member - $995

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Hotel Information

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Limited rooms available:  $189 per night plus taxes
Request group rate for 'North American Transplant Coordinators Organization'

Click HERE to make room reservations


Updated 9-6-2019