2009 Resuscitation Conference Agenda by jessiespano


									              2009 Resuscitation Conference Agenda

All events will be at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska

May 6th & 7th Paramedic Refresher (preconference)
May 7th 10AM-4PM Inaugural Meeting of The Ravens; Medical Directors of the
Northwest think tank
May 7th 6-9PM Welcome Reception hosted by the Fire Chief and Medical Director for
the Anchorage Fire Department

May 8th;
9:00AM-10:30AM Dr. Ben Abella “Opportunities to Improve Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation and Resuscitation Performance

11:00AM-12:00PM Dr. Levy “Anchorage EMS' Cardiac Program: Anchorage's Big Wild

12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch. Onsite lunch lecture by Dr. Bryan Bledsoe

1:00PM-2:00PM Dr. Tom Rea “EMS Systems and Resuscitation Issues”

2:00PM-3:00PM Dr. Ben Bobrow “Strategies to Improve Outcomes of Resuscitation
3:30PM-5:00PM Dr. Michael Sayre and Diana Cave RN “Hands Only CPR”

May 9th;
9AM-10:30AM Dr. Peter Morley “CPR quality, its effects on outcome, and what we can
do to improve it”

11:00AM-12:00PM Dr. Bryan Bledsoe “Have We Set The Bar Too High”

12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch. Onsite lunch lecture by Dr. Keith Wesley

1:00PM-2:00PM Dr. Peter Morley “The C2010 evaluation process and its hot topics”

2:00PM-3:00PM Jim Menegazzi, PhD “Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Research: Where
are we going, and why is it taking so long?”

3:30PM-5:00PM Dr. Keith Wesley “CPAP For Everyone”

May 10th;
10:00AM-11:30AM Dr. Mike Kellum “Training the Resuscitation Team”

11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch.

12:30PM-2:00PM Dr. Robert O’Connor “ACLS update”
2:00PM-3:00PM Bob Niskanen “The Take Heart America Program”

Dr. Abella is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Clinical Research
Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His
research focuses on the clinical care of cardiac arrest victims, with a special emphasis on
methods to improve the quality and training of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He
also maintains an active research program in the use of therapeutic hypothermia to
improve survival after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Dr. Abella graduated magna cum
laud from Washington University in St. Louis, and then received a Masters degree in
Genetics from Cambridge University in England. After attending medical school at Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed dual residency training in both
Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals,
where he won the Hilger Perry Jenkins award for outstanding teaching and patient care,
given to only one resident hospital-wide each year.
Dr. Abella has authored over 50 research papers, book chapters and abstracts. He has
spoken widely on cardiac arrest and therapeutic hypothermia, as an invited speaker at
national and international meetings. He has been active in national initiatives on
resuscitation care through his volunteer activities with the American Heart Association
(AHA). Dr. Abella has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health,
the AHA and other sources, and has won numerous awards for his work, and this year
won the “health breakthrough award” from Ladies Home Journal magazine. His work has
been featured in Newsweek, Popular Science magazine, on National Geographic
television and the ABC network program 20/20.

Dr. Kellum is currently the EMS Medical Director for Mercy Health System where he
has worked since November of 1994. He is the documentation author and primary
developer for the Rock and Walworth County Sudden Death Project; the document is
available on the project web site www.CallAndPump.org. Information about
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is available.

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician and EMS author from Midlothian, Texas.
He entered EMS in 1974 as an EMT and attended one of the first paramedic programs in
north Texas. Dr. Bledsoe worked for several years in Fort Worth as a paramedic and went
on to become an EMS Instructor and Coordinator. He is board-certified in emergency
medicine. Dr. Bledsoe is the author of numerous EMS textbooks including: Paramedic
Care: Principles & Practice, Essentials of Paramedic Care, Paramedic Emergency Care,
Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Care,
Critical Care Paramedic, and many others. He is a frequent contributor to EMS
magazines and presenter at national and international EMS conferences. Dr. Bledsoe is
on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada,
School of Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. He co-chairs the Curriculum and Evaluation
Board (CEB) of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at
MacDill AFB, Florida.

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