ECCU 2017

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

 A Call to Action … and All that Jazz

Updates & Announcements

Updates Released November 7th!

AHA/ILCOR/ERC are now reviewing evidence continuously to help you more rapidly translate new science into better survival from cardiac arrest. ECCU 2017 will give you the newest information on focused 2017 Guidelines Updates to change your practice, ensuring you receive the latest information.

It’s Not Too Late

There is still time to sign up to be a part of ECCU 2017. This is an unmatched opportunity for learning the latest science, doing some great networking and getting those credits before the end of the year.

Register today to save your spot! (Group discounts for three or more attendees are available.)

Be a Part of the Survivor March

To see the importance of learning CPR and how to use AEDs don’t miss the survivor’s march as a key part of ECCU 2017. We promise it will be one of the most inspiring things that you do this year.

See the 2015 March

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 On-Site 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