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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

On Thursday evening, join us for the "Pay it Forward" Survivor Celebration and Dinner, benefiting the CCPRF Survivors Program Fund.

7:00 a.m.
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8:00 a.m.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast 7:00am - 8:00am

8:00 a.m.
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8:25 a.m.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Tom Aufderheide, MD, President CCPRF & Vinay Nadkarni, MD, CCPRF Program Chair
8:25 a.m.
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9:15 a.m.

Hans H. Dahll Award Presentation

This prestigious award will be presented to Lance Becker, MD, the director of the Center of Resuscitation Science.

A Winning Perspective: A View into the Future of Resuscitation

Come join the creator of the world's largest resuscitation science symposium and the worldwide leader in innovative resuscitation frontiers. While there have been remarkable individual anecdotes of "great saves," there are emerging opportunities to make these anecdotes "commonplace". Dr. Becker will describe how we can move from "algorithm focused guidelines" to a "system of care" paradigm. Share the excitement and entertain the possibilities!

Plenary Session

9:15 a.m.
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10:05 a.m.

I'm Going to Disney World! A Resuscitation Fairy Tale that is Now Reality

Robert Minnick, PE & Lori Knight, RN

Learn how Disney's credo of custom service has been magically transformed (through hard work and exquisite attention to detail) to a magical response system that ensures incredible SCA survival rates. Get the insiders' view of the decisions that went into creating a international program, the challenges of introducing AEDs into an entertainment environment and Disney's innovative interface with local EMS systems. Robert Minnick is the technical director of Facility Safety and Accessibility at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Lori Knight, RN, is manager, Guest Health Services, Disneyland Resort.

Concurrent Sessions

10:35 a.m.
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11:25 a.m.

PAY IT FORWARD: SURVIVOR

Coming to Terms: Emotional Aspects of Being a Survivor

Mary Newman, MS; Chris Solomons, EMD; Jeremy Whitehead; Kelly Sawyer, MD & Louis Sabat, EMT-P

How do survivors and relatives deal with the aftermath of their resuscitation? The emotions are complex and reactions can differ significantly from person to person. Hear from survivors and their families as they share their experiences, the ways in which they coped and how they eventually thrived.

PRACTICE UNTIL PERFECT

Application of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest: Strengths, Weaknesses and Practical Application

Benjamin Abella, MD

Brain Freeze!? Therapeutic hypothermia (whole body cooling) after resuscitation holds great promise for improving survival and brain recovery following SCA. Dr Abella will share his international experience in the use of this intervention in the pre-hospital environment and during the delivery of CPR itself. Hear the latest from one of the foremost experts in the field.

GOLD MEDAL

High Quality CPR Will Save More Lives

Bentley Bobrow, MD & Mark Venuti, EMT

Simply put, pre-hospital rescuers need to perform high quality CPR to maximize survival rates—and the data prove it. While the metrics of effective CPR are simple in concept, they are very challenging to achieve without a focused, well orchestrated plan including cognitive and psychomotor skill training, scenario-based skill acquisition, and on-going data collection with feedback on CPR quality data to providers.

EAGLES: STATE OF THE SCIENCE

Resuscitation Potpourri: Part 1

Paul Pepe, MD; Christopher Colwell, MD; Raymond Fowler, MD; John Freese, MD; Jeffrey Goodloe, MD; Jonathan Jui, MD; J. Brent Myers, MD; Edward Racht, MD; Kathleen Schrank, MD, & Corey Slovis, MD

A cadre of highly respected EMS medical directors provide brief, cutting-edge presentations in the field of resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care, with a focus on EMS systems and community-wide programs. A robust Q&A session aims to create recommendations for improvements at the local level.

  • The Quintessential Quintuplet of Penultimate Pentagrams: Five Important Recent Emergency Cardiovascular Care Studies (led by Dr. Slovis)
  • Gizmo, Gadget or Godsend? The Science Behind Adopting New Resuscitation Devices (led by Dr. Freese)
  • Taking it to the Streets: Adapting International ECC/CPR Guidelines into EMS (led by Dr. Schrank)

Concurrent Sessions

11:35 a.m.
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12:25 p.m.

PAY IT FORWARD: SURVIVOR

Art for Hearts: Survive and Thrive

Rex Veeder, PhD

The long tradition of restorative arts therapy has gained more interest recently with neuroscience and MRI imaging demonstrating the positive effects of music, writing, performance, and visual arts on cognitive function in those with brain damage and post-traumatic stress. Art for Hearts celebrates the relationships among SCA survivors, doctors, caregivers, and families of those who have died and then are reintroduced to living.

PRACTICE UNTIL PERFECT

Is Performing CPR Really Risk Free? Answering the Tough Questions

Cindy Tait, EMT-P & Barbara Caracci, EMT-B

Get the answers to the difficult questions posed in CPR class: What if a physician shows up on scene but doesn't know the 2010 guidelines? What if the victim is bleeding from the mouth? As a healthcare provider, will I be held to a higher standard if I only do compression-only CPR when off the job? Is it safe to defibrillate a pregnant woman? The answers to these questions and many more will be presented in the context of the latest studies.

COMMUNITY AND SYSTEMS

Moving the Needle on Saves: Implementing and Measuring Systems of Care for Cardiac Arrest

Benjamin Abella, MD; Joan Mellor; Lynn White & Lucinda Klann, EMT-P

The HeartRescue Project's goal is to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates by at least 50 percent over five years in participating geographies, through improving how SCA is recognized, treated and measured. The vision is that everyone who suffers cardiac arrest will receive life-saving, state-of-the-art care at the scene, en route and in the hospital. Learn practical strategies you can take back to your own community. Leaders from the Project share their challenges and some remarkable early successes.

GOLD MEDAL

CPR Goes to the Movies: If You Were Martin Scorscese, How Would YOU Direct a Resuscitation Scene?

Katherine Lingenfelter, "House MD" Supervising Producer & Rick Loverd, Director of Development for the Science & Entertainment Exchange

As a follow up to the plenary session on CPR at the Movies... Share your views with leading media experts in an "open-microphone" exchange with world-class producers of House MD and other big-screen productions. Give your advice on what the entertainment community can do more accurately to depict resuscitative medicine. Learn how you can influence what's shown to positively influence public awareness and training. Then hear the media experts critique our Citizen CPR PSAs.

EAGLES: STATE OF THE SCIENCE

Resuscitation Potpourri: Part 2

Paul Pepe, MD; Christopher Colwell, MD; Raymond Fowler, MD; John Freese, MD; Jeffrey Goodloe, MD; Jonathan Jui, MD; J. Brent Myers, MD; Edward Racht, MD; Kathleen Schrank, MD, & Corey Slovis, MD

Hear cutting edge, fast paced presentations on the latest research and controversies from leading medical directors.

  • Making Waves Diagnostically: Identifying Subtle Critical Emergencies with Capnography (led by Dr. Colwell)
  • A Better Sense of End-Tidalment: Moving Beyond Capnography in Airway Confirmation (led by Dr. Racht)
  • It Ain't Over Till It's Over: 2012 Ways for Terminating Resuscitative Efforts (led by Dr. Goodloe)

12:00 p.m.
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1:45 p.m.

LUNCH/EXHIBITS OPEN

Plenary Session

1:45 p.m.
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2:35 p.m.

An Unlikely Story of Success: From the Front Line to the Home Front

Daniel Carlson, MD

Performing CPR and post-arrest care is always a challenging task, but doing it in an austere, forward-deployed environment and in a military theater hospital is even more daunting. Hear from an Army doctor who was involved in one of the most difficult and inspiring cardiac arrest saves ever! See how quick thinking, internet telemedicine, bags of ice from the dining facility and continued cooling in a C-17 Critical Care Air Transport aircraft can result in victory!

Concurrent Sessions

2:45 p.m.
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3:35 p.m.

PAY IT FORWARD: SURVIVOR

Life after Death: What SCA Survivors, Families and Friends Understand—and Healthcare Practitioners Need to Know

Mary Newman, MS; Jeremy Whitehead & Samuel Sears, PhD

Unfortunately, it's an exclusive club: On average, only 8% of SCA patients survive. They and their loved ones must adjust to a dramatic new family dynamic. Learn about the "life after" for SCA survivors, including the effect on relationships and family, unexpected places to find support and healing, and an overview of the National SCA Survivor Network™.

PRACTICE UNTIL PERFECT: NEW CPR TRAINING

Teaching the Elderly CPR

Jo Kramer-Johansen, MD; Tonje Birkenes, & Andres Neset, MD

Can "old dogs" learn "new tricks"?....You bet they can! Learn about an innovative approach in rural Norway for reaching the elderly, focused on mental preparedness, communication skills, collaboration with the dispatcher, and a stepwise progression of the motor skills of CPR to assist senior citizens to deliver high quality CPR.

Hero in Thirty

Colette Lachaîne, MDCM

Inspired by presentations at ECCU 2010, a group of attendees created this novel program to teach treatment for choking emergencies, hands-only CPR and AED use—all in 30 minutes. Learn how this joint program of the Quebec Health Ministry and the Quebec Heart and Stroke Foundation will be implemented and promoted, with a five-year goal to train 3.5 million people, 50 percent of the province's population.

GOLD MEDAL: MASS TRAININGS AND COMMUNITY

There's an App for That: Social Media and Resuscitation

Raina Merchant, MD

Twitter-dee-dee! Important public health challenges increasingly are being addressed by social media, mobile media and crowd sourcing. Learn about the many interesting ways in which these innovations are being used for improving cardiac arrest education and training. The speaker directs a Twitter lab that evaluates resuscitation-related tweets and also directs the MyHeartMap Challenge, an innovative contest to locate AEDs using social media.

How Smartphone Apps Can Build a Crowd-Sourced AED Database

Paul Dardel, MD & Isabelle Weill

The European Fund for Health & Education (EFHE) aims to build a public AED database shared among emergency stakeholders. To grow the database they developed a smartphone app to source new AEDs and to locate nearby AEDs in case of an emergency. The first free iPhone app was launched in late 2010 and was downloaded more than 300.000 times in France. Today the EFHE is extending its action to Europe by releasing a multilingual app (iOS and Android) including AED or Code identification and a first responder feature. Paul Dardel is an emergency physician and the smartphone app designer.

GOLD MEDAL: MAXIMIZING PRE-HOSPITAL RESUSCITATION AND MASS TRAININGS AND COMMUNITY

Going Back to the Basics to Improve Quality

Richard Lyon, MD; Anne Weaver, MD; David Lockey, MD; Gareth Grier, MD, & Gareth Davies, MD

Learn about an exciting novel method of monitoring and improving the quality of resuscitation practice using defibrillator downloads, wireless telemetry, targeted education and simulation, on both an individual and regional scale. You'll hear how a back-to-basics approach can save many more lives. Dr. Lyon, internationally renowned as an award-winning researcher and speaker, heads a distinguished faculty.

Restoring the Heart and Preserving the Brain: A New Paradigm in Resuscitation

Marvin Wayne, MD

Hear from a pioneer in the use of therapeutic hypothermia (and one of the authors of the ResQ Trial study, published in the Lancet), how new technologies can make a difference in survival rates.

EAGLES: STATE OF THE SCIENCE

Resuscitation Potpourri: Part 3

Paul Pepe, MD; Christopher Colwell, MD; Raymond Fowler, MD; John Freese, MD; Jeffrey Goodloe, MD; Jonathan Jui, MD; J. Brent Myers, MD; Edward Racht, MD; Kathleen Schrank, MD, & Corey Slovis, MD

Hear cutting edge, fast paced presentations on the latest research and controversies from leading medical directors.

  • It's a Cool Way to Do It: Starting Therapeutic Hypothermia Before ROSC (led by Dr. Myers)
  • PEAs in a Pod: A Discriminating Approach to Pulseless Electrical Activity Cases (led by Dr. Jui)
  • Qualifying Quality CPR: Assessing the Various Caveats About Basic Life Support (led by Dr. Fowler)

3:45 p.m.
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4:35 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

PAY IT FORWARD: SURVIVOR

Now What? Living with Your ICD

Renee Jones & Samuel Sears, PhD

ICD users often find themselves in the hospital after their SCA event with no owner's manual. The education and support they receive to deal with this is sometimes sparse or lacking all together. This session seeks to inform healthcare providers and empower ICD users with knowledge about their device—and its effect on their lives and psychological well being.

PRACTICE UNTIL PERFECT

Mass Training and CPR Around the World: It's Simple!

Maureen O'Connor, EMT & Michael Czekajlo, MD

Learn how best to engage the masses with experts who share their experience with the "CPR Around the World" mass training initiative done in conjunction with ECCU 2012. This lively interactive presentation provides important guidance in the planning, promotion and implementation of a mass training, whether it's for 50, 500 or 5,000!

GOLD MEDAL

Addressing Two Critical Components of Improved Survival Rates: Dispatcher- Assisted CPR and Better Practitioner CPR

Tom Rea, MD & Dana Yost, EMT-P

EMS leaders from the HeartRescue Program, a five-year initiative in five states, will share their experiences on two important fronts in the battle to improve survival rates: 1) Getting 9-1-1 dispatchers to be more effective in delivering telephone CPR instructions and 2) Getting EMTs and paramedics to deliver more effective CPR, through measurement, effective feedback and training.

EAGLES: STATE OF THE SCIENCE

Resuscitation Potpourri: Part 4

Paul Pepe, MD; Christopher Colwell, MD; Raymond Fowler, MD; John Freese, MD; Jeffrey Goodloe, MD; Jonathan Jui, MD; J. Brent Myers, MD; Edward Racht, MD; Kathleen Schrank, MD, & Corey Slovis, MD

Hear cutting edge, fast paced presentations on the latest research and controversies from leading medical directors.

  • 2012 Ways to Improve Chest Compressions: Getting Robust Feedback on CPR Performance (led by Dr. Freese)
  • When Seconds Don't Count: Pro/Con Debate on Response Intervals (led by Dr. Fowler and Dr. Slovis)

Plenary Sessions

4:45 p.m.
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5:35 p.m.

Photo Finish : Where Do We Stand with Hands Only CPR?

Gordon Ewy, MD & Tom Rea, MD

Hands only CPR has been a game-changer in the world of bystander and dispatch-assisted CPR. Is it only for lay providers, or is it appropriate for professional rescuers as well? Is it right for all cardiac arrest victims or just select patients? Join Drs. Ewy and Rea, internationally recognized experts in the area of dispatch and EMS resuscitation care, as they debate the cutting edge science around CPR, with or without the breaths.