The call for presentations is now open! Submissions are due January 26, 2015.
The ECCU 2015 theme is "2015 Resuscitation Guidelines: Translating Science into Survival." During the past decade, the Science of Emergency Cardiovascular Care has significantly advanced. However, Educational Efficiency and Local Implementation have lagged behind. ECCU 2015 will be devoted to strengthening these most important translational phases!
Experts from around the world will provide attendees with the latest science and best practices for changing survival rates in communities throughout the world. We are strongly encouraging presenters to provide "Tool Kits" to facilitate implementation of their innovative ideas.
To learn more about the submission guidelines, click on the Call for Presentations link in the sidebar.
ECCU 2015 will be structured to include the following type of presentations:
- Half and whole-day pre-conference workshops
- General sessions
- Concurrent sessions
- Lightning round best practices (15-minute presentations)
- Poster presentations
- Evidence-based scientific abstracts
William H. Montgomery
Excellence in Education Award
All abstracts that are selected for breakout session presentation at ECCU 2015 will be eligible to win the William H. Montgomery, MD 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. The American Heart Association, American Red Cross, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada 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