The Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU 2017) Conference will be held
in beautiful New Orleans at the Hyatt Regency, December 5 - 8, 2017.
Mark your calendars now! More information will be coming soon.


ECCU 2017

A Call to Action … and All that Jazz
Saving More Lives through Quality CPR, Implementation and Collaboration

Conference: December 5-8, 2017 | Pre-Conference: December 4-5, 2017
Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, Louisiana

Why attend ECCU 2017?

The science and practice of emergency cardiovascular care is changing rapidly from the home to EMS to intensive care. ECCU will feature the most innovative content and speakers from around the world to keep you informed and at the cutting edge of your field.

For three decades, ECCU has been the one place where the wide spectrum of resuscitation professionals - instructors, practitioners, program directors and researchers - as well as SCA survivors and community champions come together for learning, inspiration and networking.

ECCU is hosted by the Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF) with the support of its founding partners: the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

This year, join us as we present ECCU 2017 in New Orleans!

Award-Winning Accommodations in the Heart of New Orleans

At the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, experience spacious guest rooms, luxurious amenities and incredible views of the city. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, close to many of the city’s many attractions and restaurants.

While attending the conference, take time to experience the sights and sounds of the Big Easy, located just minutes from the hotel. Walk through the historic French Quarter and some of the most popular areas including Bourbon Street, Chartres Street, Jackson Square, French Market and the infamous Café’ Du Monde. Visit the Garden District, Arts District, Warehouse District and the beautiful Mississippi riverfront. Or, explore the city by streetcar – four different routes to choose from. Stop in at any of the city’s notable restaurants and sample the finest cuisine — from Cajun to fresh seafood. Finally, as New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, enjoy the performances you may find on the street corners or in any of the city's lounges and bars.

A limited number of rooms at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans are available to ECCU attendees at the special nightly rate of $194.00 (single/double occupancy). Reserve your room now!

Who Should Attend ECCU 2017

  • CPR, BLS, PALS, ACLS instructors
  • Nurses in fields of emergency, critical care, school health
  • Hospital education program managers
  • CPR and PAD program coordinators
  • EMS medical directors and managers
  • Firefighters, chiefs, training officers, PIOs
  • EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, other first responders
  • Emergency physicians, cardiologists, intensivists, respiratory therapists
  • Educators, researchers, scientists
  • Teachers, coaches, athletic trainers
  • Survivors and responders
  • Community champions

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A Leader in Resuscitation Education

CPR and ECC thought-leaders share their expertise at ECCU every year. Take a look at materials from our 2015 conference to discover the high quality information our speakers provide. Watch the 2015 video of thousands of people marching in CCPRF’s first CPR Saves Lives March calling for more citizen CPR training and more AEDs.

ECCU 2015 Brochure
CPR Saves Lives Video