The call for presentations is now open! Submissions are due October 18, 2013.
The ECCU 2014 theme is "Road to the Next ECC and CPR Guidelines." We are also focusing on "Saving Lives Through Community Engagement." This year's conference features tracks on the following topics:
- Keynote and General Sessions: Inspiration and Information for the Whole Team
- Clinical Solutions and Best Practices for EMS
- Clinical Solutions and Best Practices for the Hospital
- Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive (CPR and AED Issues)
- Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools and Training
- Latest Research and Science: New and Emerging Concepts
Conference Format and Topics
Applicants may apply to present in the following formats:
(Note: Individuals who apply to present a session of any format may also apply simultaneously to present a poster presentation on the same subject. When applying, you’ll have an opportunity to ask that your submission also be considered for a poster. We don’t ask for submissions for general sessions, as these are invitation only.)
Pre-conference Workshops: These are four to eight hours in length and run prior to the start of the regular conference. They are designed to present more in-depth training and education to targeted audiences. Often, they are sponsored by an organization to provide education on a topic related to their expertise.
Break-out (Concurrent) Sessions: These are 25 to 50 minute presentations that address specialty topics of special interest to segments of the conference audience. They can be in the form of case studies, summary of research or best practices, traditional lecture or facilitated discussion, or all of the above.
Lightning Round Best Practices: Have a great idea, tip, PSA, awareness campaign, case study or best practice to share? These sessions are rapid-fire nuggets of information delivered in 15 minutes. Contribute to your profession by sharing your best practice experiences. Everyone, regardless of their experience as a presenter, is encouraged to submit a presentation.
Poster Presentations: Poster presentations consist of a visual display of research/program highlights on a display board, combined with an interpersonal question-and-answer period. Poster presenters will be asked to remain with their display for their assigned hours, to answer questions, and expand on the material for interested visitors. Hours will be assigned to presenters upon acceptance of the poster presentation.
Scientific Abstracts: These are peer-reviewed submissions of research and evidence-based best practices. Selected presentations will have 15 minutes to provide an overview of their research, as well as an opportunity to submit a poster.
William H. Montgomery
Excellence in Education Award
All scientific abstracts, general sessions and breakout sessions that are presented at ECCU 2014 will be eligible to win the William H. Montgomery Excellence in Education Award. This award, sponsored by the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine, is named in honor of Dr. William H. Montgomery who served as co-founder and President of the Foundation for over 15 years. A plaque and $1,000 will be awarded to the lead presenter, as submitted on the abstract application. AHA, ARC, HSFC and CCPRF sponsored speakers are not eligible.
The award is designed to promote the highest level of educational excellence at the ECCU International Conference. It is our hope that this award will encourage presenters to seek excellence in all areas of education. With that in mind, presentations will be judged on the basis of the following criteria:
- Value of the content to the ECCU audience
- Quality of teaching methodology
- Presenter's knowledge of the subject matter
- Degree to which the objectives of the presentation were achieved
- Overall quality of the presentation