Thank you for attending the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) 2015 conference. We are glad you could participate in this unique educational experience.

A special “thank you” to all who also took part in Citizen CPR Foundation’s first ever ‘CPR SAVES LIVES MARCH.’ It was a huge success!

Relive the conference! View photos from the conference here.

Click here to watch the full-length CPR SAVES LIVES MARCH video!

ECCU 2015 Award Winners

William H. Montgomery Excellence in Medicine Award

Congratulations to our 2015 winners!

  • 1st Place: Targeted Temperature Management 33 vs 36
    Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil

  • 2nd Place: Resuscitating Santa Barbara County: How Saving Our Patients Is Saving
    Our EMS Responders
    Jennie Simon, RN
    Les Hugie, Clinical Education Manager, American Medical Response
    Mark Clayton, Battalion Chief, Lompoc City Fire Department
    Chris Mailes, Battalion Chief, Santa Barbara City Fire Department
    Josh Cazier, Training Captain, Santa Barbara County Fire Department
    Joseph DeAnda, EMT-P
    Shane Fabie, EMT-P

  • 3rd Place: Heart Safe Community Designation – Getting Your State Onboard
    Kim Harkins, BS (Ed), NREMT-I

PSAs/Video Minute Contest Winners and Submissions

Check out the 2015 winner and first runner up of the ECCU PSA/Video Minute contest!

Additional ECCU PSA/Video Minute Submissions:

More than 2000 people attended ECCU 2015 including many individuals saved with CPR and AED’s. ECCU is hosted by the Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF) and is the world’s largest meeting devoted to encouraging communities to take action to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest and to drive more citizens to learn CPR and how to use an AED.

Session tool kits and presentations will be posted to the Resource Center page in January.

Watch for our post-conference newsletter coming out soon!

Thank you again for support of ECCU 2015! Together we can save lives!

- Tom Aufderheide, President, Citizen CPR Foundation
- Vinay Nadkarni, President-Elect, Citizen CPR Foundation
- Ed Stapleton, Program Chair, ECCU 2015
- Dana Niles, Program Co-Chair, ECCU 2015

Other News about ECCU 2015

More About ECCU

Read more about the CPR Saves Lives March and top tweets here.

Find out what why our Faculty are excited about ECCU 2015

  • Tom Rea offers a preview of his planned ECCU sessions and the benefits they hold for attendees. Read the full Q&A session here.

  • Ed Stapleton, AAS, EMT-P, and program chair for ECCU 2015, discusses the benefits of ECCU for EMS personnel. Read the full Q&A article here.

  • Audrey Blewer, MPH and Ben Abella, MD discuss what new resuscitation techniques and strategies will be presented at ECCU 2015. Read the full Q&A article here.

Preview What to Expect at ECCU 2015 – Podcast Interviews with ECCU Faculty

Interviewer Rob Lawrence chats with key ECCU faculty and finds out why ECCU is a must attend conference.

  • Word on the Street: ECCU Preview Part 1 - Edward Stapleton, AAS, EMT-P, and program chair for ECCU 2015, reviews why EMS professionals and educators need to be at ECCU 2015. Listen to Ed’s podcast interview here.

  • Word on the Street: ECCU Preview Part 2 - Ben Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA shares a preview of his presentation on cutting-edge initiatives EMS providers and systems can take in relation to cardiac arrest management. Listen to Dr. Bobrow’s interview here.

  • Word on the Street: ECCU Preview Part 3 – Vinay Nadkarni MD, MS, FCCM, FERC, FAHA, and ILCOR co-chair shares his view on how ECCU is unique in educating people to the nuances of the new resuscitation guidelines. Listen to Dr. Nadkarni’s interview here.

  • Word on the Street: ECCU Preview Part 4 - Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, discusses the preconference workshop, "Better Ensuring the Chain of Survival and Recovery in Your Community: A Gathering of Eagles Workshop." Listen to Dr. Pepe’s interview here.