Learn from the Giants in Resuscitation!

The top resuscitation and training experts speaking at ECCU 2017 will be:

  • Sharing the latest science for treating sudden cardiac arrest
  • Providing open forum discussions on what really saves lives
  • Highlighting comprehensive strategies for quality implementation of guidelines at all levels of ECC and community systems

To learn more about the experts sharing relevant, innovative and original topics at ECCU 2017, please see a list of Plenary Speakers, along with their bios, as well as our searchable speaker list below.

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Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine Vice Chair for Research Clinical Research Director, University of Pennsylvania
Sahar Ahmad, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Kostas Alibertis, NR-P, ACLS/PALS Program Coordinator Emergency Response Preparedness Coordinator BLS Instructor/Trainer, University of Virginia Health Systems
Peter M. Antevy, MD, Greater Broward EMS Medical Directors Association (GBEMDA)
Renard Arsenault, MICP, EMT-P, Associate Director of Training, Emergency University
Tom Aufderheide, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Froedtert Hospital
Mary S. Barber-Schmitz, NREMT, Aquatics Program Specialist, American Red Cross
Lance Becker, MD, Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Stuart Berger, MD, Executive Director, Heart Center, Pediatric Heart Center, Lurie Children's Hospital Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs Pediatrics, Lurie Children's Hospital
Jeff Berman, Cardiologist, Norwalk Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center.
David Berry, PhD, AT, ATC, Professor and Professional Athletic Training Program Director, Saginaw Valley State University
Farhan Bhanji, MD, MSC (Ed), Associate Professor of Pediatrics, McGill Centre for Medical Education
Audrey Blewer, MPH, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, Assistant Director for Educational Programs, Centre for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania
Ben Bobrow, MD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Richard Bradley, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Gary Brauchla, SCA Survivor
Meghan Broadbent
E. Stein Bronsky, MD, Medical Director, Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response Ambulance Service
Christina Brown, MD, Resident, American Red Cross - First Aid Subcouncil
Amelia Bryan, Emergency Medical Technician, CPR and First Aid Instructor, MIT Emergency Medical Services
Rita Burke, PhD, MPH
Carrie Burkhart
Chris Calitz, MPP, Health Programs and Evaluation Director, Office of Chief Science and Medical Officer, American Heart Association
Clifton Calloway, MD, Professor, Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Cheryl Camacho, NRP, Manager, EMS Certifications and Programs, MedStar Health
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, Director, Illinois Heart Rescue
John Careccia, EMT - IT, Owner Solutions 4 Less LLC, Solutions 4 Less LLC
Jennifer Chap, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation; Founding Partner, StrataVerve; Co-Founder and Vice President, BuddyCPR
Adam Cheng, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary
Jim Christensen, MD, FRCPC, Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
Sarita Chung, Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital
Helosia Helena Ciqueto Peres, Professor, Nursing Manager, "University of São Paulo Nursing School, São Paulo University Hospital"
James Colquitt, PhD, RRT-ACCS, NREMT, CHSOS, Medical Simulationist / Assistant Professor, Mercer University School of Medicine
Christopher B. Colwell, MD, San Francisco, CA, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Katie Dainty, PhD, Scientist, Rescu, St. Michael's Hospital
Mohamud Daya, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, EMS Director, Oregon Health Science University
Vincente de Lima, MD, Physician, Life Support Training Center ( LSTC), Faculty of Medicine and Surgery ( FMS), University of Santo Tomas ( UST )
Marina Del Rios, Assistant Professor; Health Disparities Research Coordinator; Emergency Ultrasound Clinical Instructor, University of Illinois Department of Emergency Medicine
Heather Delaney
Robert Dickson, MD, Medical Director of EMS, Montgomery County Hospital District
Jennifer Edwards, BS, ACT Foundation of Canada
Brian Eigel, PhD, Senior Vice President, ECC Programs, American Heart Association
Tim Eiman
Jeffery M. Elder, MD, New Orleans, LA, Director | Medical Director, New Orleans EMS
Jonathan Epstein, MEMS, NREMT-P, Senior Director - Science and Content Development, American Red Cross
John Erbayri, MS, NRP, CHSE, Program Manager, Emergency Care Programs, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Thatiane Facholi Polastri, Coordinator and Instructor of Basic and Advanced Life Support, University of São Paulo School of Medicine Clinical Hospital
Joe Farrell, PT, M App Sc, DPT, FAAOMPT, FAPTA, Senior Clinical Fellowship Faculty, HeartSafe Committee: San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
Josh Fischer, EMT-P, Owner, Emergency Care Consultants
English Flack, MD, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Peter Fromm
Isabel Gardett, Director of Academics, International Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Gerado Gastelum Pons, MD, International Faculty, EMPACT
Lana Gent, PhD, Director of Community Markets and Programs, ECC, American Heart Association
Michelle Gibson
Jeffery M. Goodloe, MP, NRP, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK, Medical Director, Medical Control Board, EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa
Tom Greenhalgh, LICSW, MACJ, NRP, Executive Director, National Public Safety Solutions, Inc.
Nancy Haney, AAS, NREMT
Kimberly Harkins, MPH, BS. Ed, NREMT, Program Manager, Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Cardiology Division
Victor Hernandez Ramirez, MD
David Hiltz, EMT-P, Director of Quality, Code One
Lucinda Hodgson, BA, EMT-P, CARES Specialist and Coordinator, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium
Tom Holloway, PhD, Manager, Employee Safety & Health Services, Federal Aviation Administration
Jonathan Howard, RN, BSN, MAT, CEN, CHSE, NR-P, Medical Emergency Education Coordinator, University of Virginia Life Support Learning Center
Betsy Hunt, MD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins
Gene Johnson, Chairman, Minnesota Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Network
Jonathan Jui, MD, MPH, Portland, OR, Professor, Oregon Health Sciences University Department of Emergency Medicine
Karl Kern, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona
Pamela Kostic, RN, CCCC, Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator, Stony Brook Medicine
Pavitra Kotini-Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nicole Kupchik Consulting and Harborview Medical Center
Tore Laerdal, Chairman, Laerdal Medical
Richard Lamphier, RN, Cinical Program Manager-Project S.A.V.E., Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Chris Laux, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, ACNS-BC, Clinical Education Specialist/Cardiology CNS, Overlake Medical Center
Marion Leary, MPH, MSN, Director of Innovation Research, Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania
Yvonne Leippert, RN, MS, CCRN, Nurse Educator, Stony Brook Medicine
Michael Levy, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Director, Anchorage Fire Department
Janick Lewis
Charles J. Lick, MD, Medical Director, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services
Freddy Lippert, MD, CEO, EMS Copenhagen
Martha Lopez-Anderson, Executive Director, Parent Heart Watch, Florida Hospital for Children
Heather MacLeod, MS, CGC, Senior Project Manager, SDY Case Registry
Andrew MacPherson, BSc, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, Emergency Physician and Medical Consultant, British Columbia Emergency Health Services
Lauren Maloney, MD
Mary Elizabeth Mancini, PhD, RN, Sr. Associate Dean for Education Innovation, Chair – Undergraduate Nursing Programs, Professor for Healthcare Research, The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
Renee Matos, MD, MPH, Pediatric Intensivist, US Air Force
Jack McMaster, MBA, President of Preparedness, Health & Safety Services, American Red Cross
Billy Meadow
Beth Mehring, Emergency Services Manager, University of Virginia
Øyvind Meinich-Bache, MSc, Phd, Student, University of Stavanger
Brian Miller, MS, MSEd, MDe, CHES, Health Science & Education Faculty, Aultman College of Nursing & Health Science
Emily Moyers
Helge Myklebust, Director of Strategic Research, Laerdal Medical
Vinay Nadkarni, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Endowed Chair, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Kenneth Navarro, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Joe Nemeth, FCFP, EM, emergency medicine attending, McGill University - University of Toronto
Larry Newell, EdD, NRP, Vice President, Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Risk Management
Mary Newman, MS, President, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
Dana Niles, MS, Research Program Manager, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Christine Noller, JD, LLM, Assistant Professor, Saginaw Valley State University
Maureen O'Connor, PAD Program Manager, San Diego Project Heart Beat/San Diego Fire-Rescue
Loralee Olejnik, MA, EMT-B, Community Relations Specialist, San Diego Project Heart Beat-AMR
Chris Olola, PhD, Director of Biomedical Informatics and Research, International Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Con Olson, Regional Executive Director, TECHS EMS
Juliet Olson-Batista
George Ordway, PhD, PA-C, Chairman of the Board of Directors, North Georgia Heart Foundation
Joe Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP, Professor & Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Kia Page
Micah Panczyk, CPR Program Manager, Arizona Department of Health Services
Mike Papale, President, In A Heartbeat, Inc.
Mimi Peberdy, MD, FACC, Director of the Advanced Resuscitation Cooling Therapeutics and Intensive Care post-cardiac arrest program, VCU Health, Department of Internal Medicine
Jeffery Pellegrino, PhD, MPH, MS, BS, EMT/FF, Professor, Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX, National Coordinator, Eagle Coalition, U.S. Metropolitan 9-1-1 (EMS) System Medical Directors (Eagles) Coalition
David E. Persee, MD, Houston, TX, Medical Director, Departments of EMS and Fire, Houston
Richard Price, Founder/President, PulsePoint Foundation
Rudolph Princi, Paramedic
Meghan Ramsden, BA, ACT Foundation of Canada
Jeff Ranous, Vice President State and Community Advocacy, American Heart Association
Thomas Rea, MD, MPH, Medical Program Director for King County EMS and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center
Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT, Professor and Consultant in Sports Medicine and Emergency Services, Sport Safety International
Jorge Rembis, MD, Surgeon, Professor and AHA Coach, RCP México
Adam Rodos, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency and Internal Medicine, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Joe Rosanno, MD, Executive Director, The Cardiac Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Colby Rowe, MS, NRP, FP-C, Prehospital Outreach Coordinator, Stony Brook Trauma
Kelly Sawyer, MD, Assistant Professor, SCA Survivor, University of Pittsburgh
Kenneth A. Scheppke, MD, Palm Beach, FL, Medical Director, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County
Thomas Schmitz, NREMT, Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross
Greg Scott
Kevin Seaman, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, Medical Director, Maryland Resuscitation Academy
Ryan Shercliffe, RN, MSN, CHSE, Manager, UAA College of Health Simulation Center, Alaska
Michele Shirmers
Rich Shok, RN, NRP, EMS-I, Owner and Director of Code One Training Solutions, LLC., Code One Training Solutions, LLC.
Anoop Singh, MD, Program Director, Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology Services, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Nici Singletary, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Department of Emergency Medicine
Sophie Skellet, MD, Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
Tonje Soars Birkenes, Senior Scientist, Laerdal Medical
Chris Solomons, Ambulance Service Care Assistant, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Gilbert Somers, RN, EMT-P, RN Administrative Coordinator, UVA Medical Center
Edward Stapleton, EMT-P, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Prehospital Education, Stony Brook School of Medicine
Monique Stark
Darren Sudman, JD, Executive Director, Simon's Fund
Steven Tannebaum, JD, Attorney, Horowitz, Tannenbaum & Silver, P.C.
Allison Thompson, Project ADAM Administrator, Project ADAM / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Lilia Timerman, MD, Surgeon, Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology
Sergio Timerman, MD, PhD, Director of the Laboratory of Training and Simulation in Cardiovascular Emergencies, Heart Institute (InCor) Sao Paulo University School of Medicine
Lucia Tobase, Specialized technical services, Mobile Emergency Response Service, Acting in emergency care, integrating the Advanced Life Support team, City Hall of São Paulo, PMSP, Brazil.
Robert Trenkamp, BS, MBA, EMT-P, Founder & CEO, SLICC, Saving Lives in Chatham County, Inc.
Amy Turner, BSN, Registered Nurse Administrative Coordinator, University of Virginia Health System
Rebecca Valentine, BS, EMT-P, I/C, NCEE, Director/Advisor, Wellesley College EMS
Terry Vanden Hoek, MD, Professor & Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics; Pharmacology, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Victoria Vetter, MD, Board-certified Cardiologist, Medical Director, Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Youth Heart Watch
Angela Walker, MSN, RN - BC, CPR+AED Foundation, Inc.
Erik Ward, 18D, Special Forces Medical Sergeant