ECCU 2017

ECCU 2017: Saving More Lives through Quality CPR, Implementation and Collaboration

 A Call to Action … and All that Jazz

Updates & Announcements

Early Bird Extended!

The Early Bird Discount for full conference registrations has been extended to October 27.

Register today to take advantage of the savings! (Group Discounts for three or more attendees are also available and may be combined with the Early Bird Discount.)

Time to Create Your PSA!

The Citizen CPR Foundation and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation are jointly conducting a video contest to raise awareness about the importance of bystander CPR and use of automated external defibrillators to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Video contest entries are due October 23, 2017.

View News Release

Contest Rules

From the Program Chairs

2017 Program Chairs

Edward Stapleton, AAS, EMT-P

Dana Niles MS

ECCU 2017 will be devoted to sharing not only the latest science but educational tactics and system implementation strategies that can help you improve your community’s survival. Join more than 1,500 of your colleagues for a dynamic, engaging conference. Attend the many excellent workshops offered as part of the meeting and be sure to be part of our “CPR SAVES LIVES MARCH.”

ECCU 2017 Highlights


Don’t miss one of the most action-packed and dynamic conferences of the year!
Over 100 sessions
and 150 speakers
Networking opportunities
at daily special events
Exhibit Hall showcasing
the latest products and services

See the Program for more information or Register Now to secure your spot.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Be part of this year’s CPR Saves Lives March!

Enter to Be Awarded the Inaugural PulsePoint Grant

What Previous Attendees have said about ECCU:

“The ECCU conference is great at distilling the information down to insights that I can take with me and start using.” 

“Being a survivor of cardiac arrest and a part of the CPR March was an experience that I will never forget.” 

2017 Featured Speakers Include


Keynote Session: Tuesday, December 5

Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Sophie Skellet, MD

General Session: Wednesday, December 6

Restart A Heart

Paul Pepe, MD, MPH

General Session: Tuesday, December 5

A 2020 Vision:  Evolution, Revolution and Novel Solutions in Cardio-Cerebral Resuscitation

Ben Bobrow, MD

General Session: Wednesday, December 6



Why attend ECCU 2017?

The science and practice of emergency cardiovascular care is changing rapidly from the home to EMS to intensive care. ECCU will feature the most innovative content and speakers from around the world to keep you informed and at the cutting edge of your field.

For three decades, ECCU has been the one place where the wide spectrum of resuscitation professionals – instructors, practitioners, program directors, and researchers – as well as SCA survivors and community champions come together for learning, inspiration, and networking.

Come to ECCU 2017 and network with your colleagues, resuscitation leaders and experts, professionals, survivors, community leaders and exhibitors – working all together to improve the survival rate of cardiac arrest. ECCU is hosted by the Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF) with the support of its founding partners: the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

This year, join us as we present ECCU 2017 in New Orleans!

Who Should Attend ECCU 2017

  • CPR, BLS, PALS, ACLS instructors
  • Nurses in fields of emergency, critical care, school health
  • Hospital education program managers
  • CPR and PAD program coordinators
  • EMS medical directors and managers
  • Firefighters, chiefs, training officers, PIOs
  • EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, other first responders
  • Emergency physicians, cardiologists, intensivists, respiratory therapists
  • Educators, researchers, scientists
  • Teachers, coaches, athletic trainers
  • Survivors and community champions