For people worldwide who are passionate about saving lives, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit is the only opportunity to learn, collaborate on and implement the latest resuscitation science across the full chain of survival. Together, we make our homes, schools, hospitals and communities better when we save more lives from SCA.

Thank you to all that attended the 2021 Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit. It was an incredible week of reconnecting, recharging and learning from the best.

Be sure to Save the Date for 2023! We will be back in San Diego November 28 – December 2

Summit 2021:
The Widest Array of Lifesaving Professionals in One Place

Attendees took their seat at the table alongside other resuscitation, education and implementation leaders, influencers and decision makers.

Trainers & Educators

This year, we brought trainers and educators better-than-ever content. Leaders in the field of resuscitation presented the latest science, strategy and technique to better equip today’s trainers and educators to more easily and effectively demonstrate and share lifesaving information in any educational setting.

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Nurses & Physicians

Because nurses and physicians are on the front lines for response to in-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, they were top of mind int he Summit 2021 program. Attendees were able to enhance their clinical skills and become better educators through sessions that addressed response preparation, debriefing, post-arrest care and more.

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Community

Survivors, bystanders, HEARTSafe organizers and champions, administrators, city planners, motivated citizens – the resuscitation community is as impressive as it is inspiring. This community was able to strengthen their own connections through focused programming that allowed for space to learn, share, and most importantly support each other through this lifesaving work.

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EMS & Public Safety

EMS, fire and rescue, police officers, dispatchers and other public safety personnel are often the first responders when SCA occurs, making their continue resuscitation knowledge, training and implementation more important than ever. Summit 2021 spent time discussing how to improve training techniques targeted to EMS, law enforcement and fire, as well as improving recognition of cardiac arrest in dispatchers. We also highlighted lifesaving applications like mobile ECMO.

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Summit 2021 Awards

2021 Hans H. Dahll Award Winners

Tom Aufderheide, MD

Hans Dahll Award Winner
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

From authoring cardiac resuscitation and emergency cardiac care textbooks to writing and championing AED legislation in Wisconsin, Dr. Aufderheide has built a global reputation as an accomplished resuscitation leader who makes significant contributions to medical sciences and public health.

Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS

Hans Dahll Award Winner
Endowed Chair of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

An international leader in the development and implementation of critical care and resuscitation science, Dr. Nadkarni uses his expertise to better serve both resource-rich and resource-poor environments.

2021 People Saving People Winners

First Responders

Juliana Schirmer

Bill Schirmer

Albert Dyrness

LPFD Cadets

Cody Stearns

Jason Stearns

Lifeguards

Rafael Ledezma-Villalva

Jeremiah Howland

Anthony Nguyen

Joseph Jerome

McKenna Stevulak

2021 Video Minute Contest Winners

Chain Of Love

Practice CPR with 3 Household Items!

Salem Fire Foundation, Salem, Oregon

2021 William H. Montgomery Award Winners

1st Place

Optimizing AED Placement and 24/7 Access to AEDs in HEARTSafe Communities
Christopher Sun, PhD and Mark Link, MD

2nd Place

The Future is Here! How Drones Can Improve Outcomes in Rural and Private Locales
Paul Snobelen and Sheldon Cheskes, MD

3rd Place

Caught on Camera: Teamwork Saves the Chief of Police
Sarah Lamb

Program Highlights

Featured Speakers

Ed Racht, MD

CCPRF Summit 2021 Program Chair
Chief Medical Officer Global Medical Response/American Medical Response

For more than 30 years, Dr. Ed Racht has been recognized and awarded as a leader in Emergency Medical Services and healthcare systems. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at American Medical Response since 2010 and serves as Chair of the Texas EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Foundation, an organization that provides advocacy, strategic planning and healthcare system credentialing in the State of Texas. He is also this year’s Summit Program Chair and featured speaker.

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Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS

Hans Dahll Award Winner
Endowed Chair of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

An international leader in the development and implementation of critical care and resuscitation science, Dr. Nadkarni uses his expertise to better serve both resource-rich and resource-poor environments.

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Tom Aufderheide, MD

Hans Dahll Award Winner
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

From authoring cardiac resuscitation and emergency cardiac care textbooks to writing and championing AED legislation in Wisconsin, Dr. Aufderheide has built a global reputation as an accomplished resuscitation leader who makes significant contributions to medical sciences and public health.

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Marina Del Rios, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Dr. Del Rios continues to help lead the way in reducing healthcare disparities. In addition to her work as a core faculty member of UIC’s Emergency Medicine Response program, Emergency Ultrasound Faculty and Health Disparities Research Coordinator, Dr. Del Rios is also the Community Sphere Physician Leader of the Illinois Heart Rescue Project. Their goal: more than double the neurologically intact survival rate for those experiencing out-of-hospital SCA.

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Dan Dworkis, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor at USC’s Keck School of Medicine and Founder of The Emergency Mind platform and podcast

Dan Dworkis, MD PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, a board-certified emergency medicine physician at Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center, and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, and holds an MD and a PhD (Molecular Medicine) from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Dworkis built The Emergency Mind platform and podcast to help individuals and teams perform better under pressure in and out of the emergency Department.

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Lance Becker, MD

Chair, Emergency Medicine, Northwell Health, New York

Dr. Becker is no stranger to leadership, having established a role as a pioneer in the field of resuscitation for more than 25 years with an emphasis on systems of care and groundbreaking cellular studies. More recently, he’s helped lead the national COVID-19 response, on-the-ground experience that will help him equip others to confront another pandemic: SCA.

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Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil

Director, Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Abella has made a two-decade study of cardiac arrest and post-arrest care to help facilitate more effective training for hospital providers. In addition to authoring an extensive list of resuscitation manuscripts, Dr. Abella’s work has been featured on CNN, 20/20 and in National Geographic.

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Brent Myers, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, ESO, Raleigh, N.C.

With expertise in both emergency medical services and mobile integrated healthcare, it’s no wonder that Dr. Myers has held leadership roles in several key resuscitation organizations and companies. While prioritizing patient care, system design and population health management, Dr. Myers also meets a personal commitment: to introduce his nephew to at least one new MLB stadium each year.

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Laurie Morrison, MD, MSc

Professor and Clinician Scientist, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

From contributing to multiple years of AHA guidelines to co-leading Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network, Dr. Morrison’s extensive research — focused on the evaluation and implementation of time-sensitive interventions in acute emergencies — has far-reaching impacts. Her experience in conducting clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses has given Dr. Morrison a foundation on which she’s built collaborative research networks and, more recently, the Collaborative Specialization in Resuscitation Sciences, a new graduate training program at the University of Toronto.

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Hélio Castroneves, Four Time Indy 500 Winner

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What Happens in the Pit? High Performance Teams and CPR

Tracks

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Resuscitation Education: Science, Implementation and Innovation

Recharge your training program with the most effective techniques in a post-pandemic training environment presented by leading experts, including those from the American Heart Association and American Red Cross training programs.

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Hospital: Clinical Challenges & Innovations

Explore new science, innovations and cutting-edge strategies to effectively implement guidelines and overcome challenges specific to the clinical environment.

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Community Strategies & Survivorship: Engagement, Awareness & Support

Engage the entire community in supporting survivors, improving community safety and reducing SCA survival disparity.

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EMS, Fire & Law Enforcement: Public Safety Challenges & Innovations

Equip public safety officers — often in roles as first responders — with situational training and techniques to improve out-of-hospital SCA outcomes no matter the circumstances.

Earn CEs

CE credits are easily claimed through evaluations in the event app, and certificates are awarded by late January 2022.
For any questions please email Eileen Bates at eileen.bates@healthcareeducation.org or call 951.782.8200

Continuing Education Accreditation
The program is approved by Center for Healthcare Education, Inc. for continuing education credit for EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, and Dental Professionals. Center for Healthcare Education, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of quality continuing education courses. The content of each session and the qualifications of each speaker have been approved by a panel of medical experts to ensure participants receive up-to-date information relevant to the practice of emergency medicine and pre-hospital care. Hour for hour continuing education credit for successful completion is awarded according to national regulatory agency requirements. International participants will receive an official certificate upon completion that meets and exceeds continuing education requirements established by United States EMS, Dental, and Nursing certification boards. Accreditation is provided for Nurses (CEP# 11246), EMT/Paramedics (CAEMSA# 33-0011), and Dental professionals (#RP5122) through the Center for Healthcare Education, Inc.

CPR Saves Lives Rally

A Celebration of SCA Survivors and First Responders

On Thursday, Dec 9 Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit Attendees gathered for the CPR Saves Lives Rally. We celebrated sudden cardiac arrest survivors and frontline medical professionals, heard from SCA survivors, San Diego city leadership and Citizen CPR Foundation leaders. The rally also included:

  • Student-led mass CPR training by Our Lady of Peace Academy
  • Live performance by local group Fairfield Fats Band––at 110 bpm, of course!
  • Opportunities to learn from and connect with local advocacy groups like American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Save a Life, Parent Heart Watch, Project Heartbeat and the San Diego Lifeguards

Survivor Rally sponsored by

Agenda

At the 2021 Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit we learned from and connected with a dynamic line-up of leaders in resuscitation, education and implementation. Attendees received updated from the American Heart Association and American Red Cross, as well as the latest science, training and community response to help our communities contribute to our shared goal to save more lives from SCA.

Exhibits & Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for empowering this community to save more lives from SCA!

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SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR

PLATINUM SPONSORS

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SURVIVOR RALLY SPONSORS

EXHIBITORS

  • AED Professionals
  • AHA/RQI Partners
  • American Red Cross
  • Armstrong Medical
  • Avive
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Care 2 Innovations
  • Coro Medical
  • CPR Wrap
  • Defibstore
  • Defibtech
  • FC Safety
  • Good SAM
  • Healthstream
  • Heart Cert
  • HSI
  • I.M.LAB Inc.
  • Innosonian
  • iSimulate
  • Laerdal
  • Master Medical Equipment
  • MD Solutions (MDSI)
  • myTASystem – Powered by HeartCert
  • Philips
  • Prestan Products
  • Pulsara
  • PulsePoint
  • Readiness Systems
  • Rescue One
  • RescueStat
  • SAM Medical
  • SaveStation
  • Stryker
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
  • Ursus
  • Weinmann
  • WorldPoint
  • Zoll

LOCATION · SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Town and Country Hotel & Resort

Who says you can’t do lifesaving work while you relax and recharge? Even in December, sunny San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline are the perfect spot to escape for some beach reading or a quick dip in the Pacific Ocean. Fun fact: there’s a reason that San Diego is known as “California’s Beach City,” even amid stiff competition!

Head back from the beach to the heart of downtown San Diego for an ideal blend of work and play. Summit 2023’s location at the centrally located Town and Country Hotel & Resort puts you within a short walk or ride to delicious dining, rooftop cocktails and, this time of year, dazzling holiday light displays. Stroll the picturesque streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, lined with an eye-catching mix of modern architecture and Victorian-era buildings. Here, you’ll find no shortage of bars, restaurants and shops — what better way to recharge or finish your holiday gift shopping? From fine dining to casual gastropubs and craft beer to an underground wine lounge, tempt your tastebuds with the flavors of San Diego — choose from more than 100 restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp Quarter alone.

Venture just beyond downtown San Diego for more culinary and cultural destinations, including Little Italy (try the pizza) and Barrio Logan (don’t miss the murals). It’s no wonder that San Diego is the perfect place for Summit 2023 attendees to reconnect and recharge. All that’s missing is you!

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