Keynote Speakers


becker orgSeptember 29, 2014 - 09:00:00 / 09:45:00 - Zuiveringshal West
Keynote Session 1: Going beyond one-size-fits-all ACLS to patient-centered resuscitation

Current ILCOR guidelines suggest a common treatment algorithm that is the same for all patients in cardiac arrest. While these guidelines are useful as a starting point for treatment, an unanswered question remains on whether a patient-centered resuscitation strategy would save more lives. A patient-centered approach to resuscitation would customize the elements of resuscitation like compressions rate, depth, ventilation, and drugs to the physiology of the individual patient. A hierarchy of patient-centered sensors and therapies will be discussed that represent a paradigm shift for resuscitation.

Lance Becker, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director, Center for Resuscitation Science, has research interests that are translational and extend across the basic science laboratory into animal models of resuscitation and to human therapies. He has been a leader in the field of resuscitation for over 25 years, pioneering advances in improving the quality of CPR, AED use, defining the “three phase” phase model for cardiac arrest care, and therapeutic hypothermia. He has worked closely with the American Heart Association in emphasizing the importance of a “systems of care” approach to improving survival within communities. The systems of care approach represents a major shift in philosophy as it includes bundles of care, multiple interventions, and relies on the measurement of good outcome metrics like the community survival rate to drive the system to better survival rates. He is also an active basic science researcher with a particular interest in the role of mitochondria in “life-versus-death decision making” for cells and tissues exposed to and recovering from ischemia. He founded and directs the Center for Resuscitation Science which bring investigators from diverse fields together for resuscitation research and improved training of young scientists. His cellular studies have helped define reperfusion injury mechanisms, mitochondrial oxidant generation, reactive oxygen and nitrogen species responses to ischemia, apoptotic activation following ischemia, signaling pathways, new cellular cytoprotective strategies and hypothermia protection. Additional new studies are ongoing on development of novel human coolants for rapid induction of hypothermia, inflammatory pathways activated following shock and cardiac arrest, improving the quality of CPR, new defibrillator and cardiopulmonary bypass technologies, epidemiology of sudden death, and novel treatments for cardiac arrest.



cameron org

September 29, 2014 - 09:45:00 / 10:15:00 - Zuiveringshal West
Keynote Session 2: When do we know that emergency care is quality care?

The Emergency Department is the "front door" of the hospital and results in more complaints, litigation and safety concerns than other departments. Internationally, there has been little consensus on what represents a high quality and safe ED, yet we all hope that we work in one! Developing metrics that show us the state of our EDs is important as we strive for perfection - but what does perfection look like?

Professor Peter Cameron is Chair of Emergency Medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, Immediate Past President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Australia. He has been extensively involved in developing quality metrics in Emergency Medicine at both a national and international level.

Christian Mueller 

chmuellerSeptember 29, 2014 - 10:45:00 / 12:30:00 - Zuiveringshal West
Hot topic session: Ruling out acute myocardial infarction within 1 hour: first results from an international, multi-centre study

Appointed to associated professor at the Department for Clinical Outcome Research Cardiology at the Medical Faculty of the Basel University in 2011, Prof. Christian Mueller is also Chief Practitioner and Department Chief at the University Hospital's Cardiological Clinic. Mueller has been working in this department since 2004. Born in 1968 in Augsburg, Germany, he studied and graduated in Munich. Christian Mueller's main research areas are especially related to the early diagnosis and the initial therapy of acute myocardial infarcts and acute heart failure. He has received various scientific awards in Intensive Care and Cardiology.



rubertsoonSeptember 30, 2014 - 09:00:00 / 09:30:00 - Zuiveringshal West
Hot topic session: Cardiac Arrest - CPR: How to get the patient back

Will summarize the latest knowledge from prehospital to postcardiac arrest care on how to resuscitate the cardiac arrest patient.

MD, PhD, ESICM, EDIC, FERC, Professor in Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine, Uppsala University. Senior consultant, General ICU, Uppsala University Hospital. Research in Cardiac Arrest with focus on mechanical CPR and postcardiac arrest care.


david huang 1 October 1, 2014 - 09:30 / 11:00 - Zuiveringshal West
Hot topic session: Sepsis - ProCESS - implications for ED sepsis management

This presentation will discuss the background, design, and results of the ProCESS trial, and implications for ED sepsis management.

Dr. Huang trained in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, followed by a CCM Fellowship, NIH Research Fellowship, and MPH at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is a Core Faculty member of the CRISMA Center, Associate Director of the Abdominal Organ Transplant ICU, and Director of MACRO. His research focuses on organizational safety culture and patient outcome, biomarkers and resuscitation of infection and sepsis, and EM-CCM physician demographics and education. 

Dr Huang was Medical Monitor for the ProCESS trial