#RESUS2020: The ERC virtual congress

Our virtual congress will run from 22-24 October 2020.

The Virtual Congress VC Platform opens a few days before so you can already explore the scientific content, provided you are registered, and prepare yourself for the interactive discussions...

Some parts of the program will also be made available or streamed directly to our YouTube and Facebook channel.

STAY TUNED: Underneath we present you a preliminary program. This program will be further updated in the coming 2 weeks, so come back once in a while to check it out.

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Thursday 22 October 2020

Opening Ceremony

14:00 - 14:45 CEST

  • Welcome to the ERC Virtual Congress (Jerry Nolan - Jasmeet Soar)
  • Keynote: the Safar lecture (Gavin Perkins) 
Open for comments: The Guidelines 2020 (part 1)

15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Chaired by Gavin Perkins, Jasmeet Soar & Patrick Van de Voorde.

A moderated discussion:

  • Systems save lives (Federico Semeraro)
  • Basic Life Support (Theresa Olasveengen)
  • Advanced Life Support (Therese Djärv)
  • Post resuscitation care (Jerry Nolan)
  • Special Circumstances (Carsten Lott)
AMBU invites

16:00 - 17:00 CEST

More info coming soon

Open for comments: The Guidelines 2020 (part 2)

16:30 - 17:30 CEST

Chaired by Gavin Perkins & Hildigunnur Svavarsdóttir.

A moderated discussion:

  • Paediatrics (Patrick Van de Voorde)
  • Newborn Resuscitation (Charles Roehr)
  • First Aid (David Zideman)
  • Education (Robert Greif)
  • Ethics of Resuscitation (Spyros Mentzelopoulos)
NIHON KOHDEN invites

17:00 - 18:00 CEST

More info coming soon

Free paper session 1: ALS & special circumstances

17:30 - 18:30 CEST

  • The ABCDE approach: a scoping review of quantitative and qualitative evidence (Marjolein Linders)
  • Characterization of manual ventilations during in-hospital CPR (Mikel Leturiondo)
  • Compression force variation during mechanical CPR and its relation to CPR injuries. (Youcef Azeli)
  • Resuscitation of the Drowned Person in the Era of COVID-19 Disease: Global Consensus Process for a Novel Approach (Cody Dunne)
  • Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in pregnant women in France (Valentine Baert)
Resuscitation Council UK invites

18:00 - 19:00 CEST

More info coming soon

Epidemiology of cardiac arrest anno 2020

18:30 - 19:30 CEST

Chaired by Jan-Thorsten Gräsner & Siobhan Masterson.

A moderated discussion:

  • European OHCA outcomes (Ingvild Tjelmeland)
  • In-hospital cardiac arrest (Lars Andersen)
  • Global outcomes (Karen Smith)
  • Which outcomes matter? (Kirstie Haywood)
Free paper session 2: education & implementation

19:00 - 20:00 CEST

  • Practice parameters of extracorporeal Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for refractory cardiac arrest in Germany. A nation-wide survey by the eCPR/ ECMO Working Group of the German Resuscitation Council (Domagoj Damjanovic)
  • Assessment of breathing in cardiac arrest – a randomised controlled trial of three teaching methods (Niklas Breindahl)
  • Use of mobile eye-tracking glasses to measure the fidelity of simulation based medical education during ALS scenario teaching (Gábor Fritúz)
  • Post-cardiac arrest management and prognostication (Roma Kalaria)
  • Perception of summative assessments after advanced life support courses – a focus group study (Paulina Kaluza)
  • Comparison of effectiveness of video-based only, video-based with self instruction kit and conventional resuscitation training for primary school children (Bálint Bánfai)
Focus on basic life support

19:30 - 20:30 CEST

Chaired by Theresa Olasveengen & Therese Djärv.

A moderated discussion:

  • Recognising cardiac arrest (Maaret Castrén)
  • Getting help (Mike Smyth)
  • Compressions and breathing (Violetta Raffay)
  • AEDs (Guiseppe Ristagno)
PHILIPS invites

20:00 - 21:00 CEST

More info coming soon

Post-resuscitation care: Where are we now?

20:00 - 21:00 CEST

Chaired by Jerry Nolan & Kate Berg.

A moderated discussion:

  • TTM - Where are we now? (Fabio Silvio Taccone)
  • Myoclonus (Tobias Cronberg)
  • The EEG after cardiac arrest: when, how and what for? (Janneke Horn)
  • Multimodal prognostication (Claudio Sandroni)
Late night with a giant

21:15 - 22:00 CEST

Chaired by Jasmeet Soar, Jessica Rogers & Maria Georgiou

Giants: Leo Bossaert – Douglas Chamberlain - Jerry Nolan

Going virtual
  • Welcome (Jerry Nolan – Uwe Kreimeier)
  • The program (Jasmeet Soar)
  • The congress Platform: How to get the most out of it? (Patrick Van de Voorde - Olivier Hoogmartens)
We all like playing games
  • Don’t we? (Olivier Hoogmartens – Patrick Van de Voorde)
  • Abstract Sessions (Jasmeet Soar - Theresa Olasveengen)
  • A virtual CPR competition (Robin Davies - Ferenc Sari)
CPR in times of COVID (pre-recorded, with a possibility to chat with the authors)
  • COVID & CPR overview (Gavin Perkins)
  • COVID & BLS (Theresa Olasveengen)
  • COVID & ALS (Jasmeet Soar)
  • COVID & PLS (Patrick Van de Voorde)
  • COVID & NLS (John Madar)
  • COVID & courses (Robert Greif)
Abstract poster sessions (pre-recorded, with a possibility to chat with the authors)

5 separate sessions:

  • ALS
  • BLS
  • Education & implementation
  • Resuscitation systems
  • Other

Friday 23 October 2020

Escape-net meeting (pre-recorded)

10:00 - 12:00 CEST

  • Goals & achievements of the ESCAPE-NET project (Hanno Tan)
  • Socio-economic status and survival after OHCA (Iris Oving)
  • Effects of dispatching lay-responders (Martin Jonssen)
  • AED density and OHCA coverage in X European countries (Julie Samsøe Kjølbye)
  • A health economics model to evaluate first response initiatives (Anam Ahmed)
  • Proceedings from the AMSA trial (Francesca Fumagali)
  • Proceedings of the Czech Cardiac Arrest Registry (Anatolij Truhlář)
Cosy 2020 & updated ERC course rules explained

Best to watch before attending the Q&A

Free paper session 4: paeds & new technology

12:00 - 13:00 CEST

  • Admission to Cardiac Arrest Centres in England (Terry Brown)
  • Use of live video streaming from bystander’s smartphone in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (Gitte Linderoth)
  • Greater Guideline Adherence with Use of Real-time Ventilation Feedback during Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest – a Randomized Simulation Trial (Lyra Clark)
  • Impact of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation for paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England. (Hussin Albargi)
  • Long-term prognosis according to the rhythm before the first ROSC in paediatric OHCA and EDCA. (Nieves de Lucas)
  • Effect of bicarbonate administration on outcome in children in cardiac arrest. (Nieves de Lucas)
Cosy 2020 & updated ERC course rules: Q&A

12:00 - 14:00 CEST

If you have any questions after watching the COSY 2020 info session, ask: Greif – Van de Voorde

CPR competition part 1: newborn scenario

12:00 - 14:00 CEST

Who will win this prestigious competition? (Robin Davies – Lucas Pflanzl-Knizacek)

INNOSONIAN invites

12:30 - 13:30 CEST

More info coming soon

Free paper session 3: epidemiology & outcomes

13:00 - 14:00 CEST

  • Self-reported health among cardiac arrest survivors – broader perspective using the Health index (Johan Israelsson)
  • In-hospital vs. out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: differences in patient characteristics and short- and long-term survival (Maria Hoeybye)
  • Do-not-resuscitate orders in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Incidence rate of orders, causes of non-compliance and consequences on patients (Dennis Rupp)
  • Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Presenting With an Initial Non-Shockable Rhythm in England (Terry Brown)
  • Are Public Acces Defibrillators Disproportionately Placed in Affluent Areas in England? (Terry Brown)
  • In-hospital cardiac arrest audit: an audit reviewing outcomes (Mahima Charan)
  • Data from the Polish POL-OHCA register on OHCA in annual observation (Klaudiusz Nadolny)
Focus on NLS

13:30 - 14:30 CEST

Chaired by John Madar & Myra Wyckoff .

A moderated discussion:

  • The intact cord (Michael Te Pas)
  • Oxygen (Charles Roehr)
  • Airway management: LMA for all (Daniele Trevisanuto)
  • Capnography for all (Joe Fawke)
Systems save lives...

14:00 - 15:00 CEST

Chaired by Federico Semeraro, Theresa Olasveengen & Hilidigunnur Svavarsdóttir.

A moderated discussion:

  • Restart a heart (Andy Lockey)
  • Using technology to get help (Mark Wilson)
  • Machine Learning (Freddy Lippert)
CPR competition part 2: paediatric scenario

14:30 - 15:30 CEST

Who will win this prestigious competition? (Robin Davies – Lucas Pflanzl-Knizacek)

ZOLL invites

14:45 - 15:45 CEST

More info coming soon

NLS in depth

15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Chaired by Jonathan Wyllie & Charles Roehr.

A moderated discussion:

  • Extrapolating from non-human studies (Myra Wyckoff)
  • Adrenaline (Georg Schmolzer)
  • Rare Scenarios (Elizabeth Foglia)
  • Decision making in delivery room (Christiane Skåre)
Focus on advanced life support

15:30 - 16:30 CEST

Chaired by Jasmeet Soar & Therese Djärv.

A moderated discussion:

  • Prevention (Therese Djärv)
  • Defibrillation (Charles Deakin)
  • IV v IO drugs (Jerry Nolan)
  • Ultrasound (Susanna Price)
Focus on paediatric life support

16:00 - 17:00 CEST

Chaired by Ian Maconochie & Dominique Biarent

A moderated discussion

  • Epidemiology and outcomes of cardiac arrest in children (Janice Tijssen)
  • ILCOR Paediatric Outcomes (POSCA) (Alexis Topjian)
  • Family presence (Katie Dainty)
Free paper session 5: post-resuscitation care

16:30 - 17:30 CEST

  • Incidence and predictors of delirium after cardiac arrest – a retrospective registry (Nico Aicher)
  • Health status and emotional distress among cardiac arrest survivors in relation to neurological outcome (Karin Steel)
  • Fibrinolysis in patients exposed to targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest (Anni Jeppesen)
  • Interactions between post-cardiac arrest outcome measures – A post-hoc analysis of the TTM-trial (Erik Blennow Nordström)
  • Expert mental models for predicting outcomes after cardiac arrest (Alexis Steinberg)
  • Effect on cerebral metabolites of hypertonic sodium lactate infusion after resuscitation in an experimental model of cardiac arrest (Filippo Annoni)
  • Biomarkers of survival after extracorporeal life support system implantation (Calypso Faye)
CORPULS invites

17:00 - 18:00 CEST

More info coming soon

Focus on paediatric life support (part 2)

17:30 - 18:30 CEST

Chaired by Patrick Van de Voorde & Dominique Biarent

A moderated discussion

  • Controversies (Ian Maconochie)
  • Should lay people omit rescue breaths in children? (Janice Tijssen)
  • Airway management in the Emergency Department (Gene Ong)
  • Post resuscitation care (Barney Scholefield)
Focus on special circumstances

18:00 - 19:00 CEST

Chaired by Violetta Raffay & Carsten Lott

A moderated discussion:

  • Hypothermia (Peter Paal)
  • Sepsis (Joyce Yeung)
  • Space (Jochen Hinkelbein)
ERC RESEARCH-NET

18:00 - 19:15 CEST

Chaired by Charles Deakin & TBC

A moderated discussion

  • Intro (Bernd Böttiger, Charles Deakin)
  • ESCAPE-NET - The most important results from HORIZON 2020 EU Commission funded multinational projects on cardiac arrest and CPR (TBC)
  • Emergency EYE - Results from the EU EIT funded project (Wolgang Wetsch)
  • EuReCa – New results and perspectives (Jan-Torsten Gräsner)
  • International registry of pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest & quality of pediatric resuscitation (Jimena del Castillo)
  • KIDS SAVE LIVES in Europe and in the World 2020 (Federico Semeraro)
  • iProcure Security – Emergency medical systems in Europe (Andrea Scapigliati)
  • Post-cardiac arrest prognostication (TBC)
  • ERC Studies on Education (Robert Greif)
SUNLIFE SCIENCE invites

18:30 - 19:30 CEST

More info coming soon

First aid revised

19:30 - 20:30 CEST

Chaired by Eunici ('Nici') Singletary, David Zideman & Vere Borra.

A moderated discussion:

  • Using the limited evidence (Vere Borra)
  • Medical first aid (Nici Singletory)
  • Trauma first aid (David Zideman)
  • Panel discussion - topics for the future
The ethics of resuscitation

20:00 - 21:15 CEST

Chaired by Patrick Van de Voorde & Leo Bossaert.

A moderated discussion:

  • European Survey 2019 Highlights (Spyros Mentzelopoulos)
  • CPR in the elderly (Karel Druwé)
  • Organ donation (Keith Couper)
  • ReSPECT Resuscitation discussions and decisions: a new paradigm (Zoe Fritz)
PHILIPS invites

20:15 - 21:15 CEST

More info coming soon

Late night from North America

21:15 - 22:00 CEST

Guests: Laurie Morrison – Hazinski – Becker - Berg

Saturday 24 October 2020

Free paper session 6: Systems of resuscitation

08:30 - 09:30 CEST

  • Explainable Model of Deep Learning for Outcomes Prediction of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients (Chienyu Chi)
  • An investigation into telephone dispatchers accuracy in identifying out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (Kristel Gram)
  • Association between prehospital time and outcome of trauma patients in Asia: Does the “golden hour” matter? (Chi-Hsin Chen)
  • Long-term evolution of kidney graft donation procedures in uncontrolled donors after cardiac death in the community of Madrid (Alonso Mateos Rodriguez)
  • Psychological Impact on Citizen Responders Activated by a Mobile Phone Application (Astrid Marie Rolin Kragh)
  • The potential for bystander defibrillation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in two regions of the UK. (Christopher Smith)
CPR competition part 3: adult scenario

09:00 - 10:00 CEST

Who will win this prestigious competition? (Robin Davies – Ferenc Sari - Lucas Pflanzl-Knizacek)

Surviving cardiac arrest: part 1

09:30 - 10:30 CEST

Chaired by Sue Hampshire & Thomas Keeble.

A moderated discussion:

  • What's it like to survive cardiac arrest (Paul Swindell)
  • Survivor networks (Thomas Keeble)
  • Trapped in disrupted normality (Kirstie Haywood)
  • Improving recovery from cardiac arrest (Veronique Moulaert)
INTERSURGICAL invites

10:00 - 11:00 CEST

More info coming soon

Focus on post-resuscitation care

10:30 - 11:30 CEST

Chaired by Nikolaos Nikolaou, Cornelia Genbrugge & Jerry Nolan.

A moderated discussion:

  • Primary PCI post cardiac arrest - the evidence (Michelle Welsford)
  • Blood pressure targets - heart v brain (Markus Skrifvars)
  • Cardiac Arrest Centres (Tiffany Patterson)
  • Investigating survivors with no ischaemic heart disease (Sanjay Sharma)
Targetted temperature management: a debate

10:30 - 11:30 CEST

Chaired by Fabio Silvio Taccone & TBC.

A moderated discussion:

  • TTM - 33 is best (Benjamin Abella)
  • TTM - lets wait and see (Hans Friberg)
  • Panel discussion (TBC)
Focus on education

11:00 - 12:00 CEST

Chaired by Robert Greif & Pat Conaghan.

A moderated discussion

  • Education Principles of ERC Courses (Salma Shammet)
  • Tailoring education for different groups (Artem Kuzovlev)
  • Faculty development (Jan Breckwoldt)
  • Effect of experience and exposure (Janet Bray)
WEINMANN invites

11:30 - 12:30 CEST

More info coming soon

Approaches to education

12:30 - 13:30 CEST

Chaired by Ross Fisher & Sandra Viggers.

A moderated discussion:

  • The P3 approach to lecturing (Ross Fisher)
  • How to do FOAMEd? (Simon Carley)
  • How to do Simulation? (TBC)
  • The best way to learn? (Sandra Viggers)
STRYKER invites

12:30 - 13:30 CEST

More info coming soon

Surviving cardiac arrest: part 2

13:00 - 13:55 CEST

Chaired by Thomas Keeble & Paul Swindell

  • Surviving cardiac arrest (Thomas Keeble & Paul Swindell)
  • Global developments (Karen Smith)
  • Panel, Q&A (Aggarwal, Rosalind Case & Hans Friberg)
Best of the best

13:30 - 14:30 CEST

Who from these 5 authors will present the best free paper?

  • Duration of prehospital resuscitative efforts before termination of resuscitation is not associated with survival to hospital discharge after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (Masashi Okubo)
  • An evaluation of the GoodSAM volunteer first-responder app for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in two UK ambulance services (Christopher Smith)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation with chest compressions during sustained inflations in a pediatric porcine model – A randomized control animal trial (Georg Schmolzer)
  • Analyzing the heart rhythm during chest compressions: performance and clinical value of a new AED algorithm (Corina de Graaf)
  • Non-Technical Skills in ERC CPR Competition Teams: An Observational Study (Bernhard Kowalski)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Surviving cardiac arrest: part 3

14:00 - 15:00 CEST

Chaired by Ben Abella & Karen Smith.

A moderated discussion:

  • Impact of COVID (Sachin Aggarwal)
  • Memory problems (Barbara Wilson)
  • Returning to life (Sally Hinton)
  • Psychological support (Rosalind Case)
Peter Steen Young Investigator Award

14:30 - 15:30 CEST

  • Physician decision-making regarding neurologic prognostication after cardiac arrest (Alexis Steinberg)
  • Walking Towards Personalized CPR (Youcef Azeli)
  • Prediction of neurological outcome after cardiac arrest and targeted temperature management (Marion Moseby-Knappe)
Resuscitation in sports

15:30 - 16:30 CEST

Chaired by Freddy Lippert & Joyce Yeung.

A moderated discussion:

  • Sudden arrest during sport - epidemiology (Laurie Morrison)
  • Prevention (Sanjay Sharma)
  • Field of play (David Zideman)
Closing ceremony

16:30 - 17:30 CEST

  • Keynote: Negovsky lecture (Cronberg)
  • Awards & prices (Nolan - Monsieurs)
  • The FUTURE is NOW (Monsieurs)