Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020

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Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020 Highlights & Wrap-up

Raina Merchant, MD, MS, Ben Abella, MD, MPhil, Dianne Atkins, MD, and Mike Donnino, MD, recap some of the top science presented during ReSS Symposium held jointly with Scientific Sessions 2020.

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2020 Social Media Ambassadors

Be sure to follow our Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020 Social Media Ambassadors for their thoughts on sessions, presentations and interactions during the meeting. Their Twitter accounts are below in blue -- just click and follow!

Anezi Uzendu MD
Harvard University


Pavitra Kotini-Shah, MD
University of Illinois


Felipe Teran, MD, MSCE
University of Pennsylvania


Women in Resuscitation Science Networking Meeting

The annual Women in Resuscitation Science Networking Meeting will be held virtually this year on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) – 1:00 p.m. Central US time (UTC -5).

We invite you to join us for an informal session around issues facing women in resuscitation during a pandemic. We hope to use this forum to share ideas, brainstorm, and support those interested in resuscitation science at early, middle, and senior levels of their careers in these unprecedented times.

Please sign up now to reserve your spot.

Young Investigators Networking Event

Angela M. Mills, MDThe Annual Young Investigator Networking Event will be held virtually on Saturday, November 14, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central US time (UTC -5).

Our featured speaker this year is Angela Mills, MD, FACEP, J.E. Beaumont Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Chief of Emergency Medicine Services at New York Presbyterian | Columbia.  Dr. Mills will be presenting on wellness during COVID and balancing work and home demands. 

What's New for 2020

#ReSS20 is a 100% virtual experience.

After months of thorough, thoughtful review and discussion, and with a continued commitment to the health and safety of participants and staff, the American Heart Association will present the Resuscitation Science Symposium as a 100% virtual experience in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also are looking towards the future to ensure that we continue to support your work when we return to a state of normalcy because the dissemination of science and new learning must always continue.

The incentive to disseminate the latest cardiovascular and stroke science to colleagues around the world has never been greater.

To address this abundant need the Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) is reimagining the way science is shared! Now YOU can present from ANYWHERE. Connect... Engage...and Share!

Accepted abstracts:

  • Will be presented virtually
  • Gain a greater overall reach for your science with a larger audience
  • Grow your network and discuss your findings with the audience using live chat
  • Can incorporate video clips, animations, 3D models, audio presentations and more!

Present your science from anywhere!

Program Description

What is Resuscitation Science Symposium

This year, the 2020 Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) will be a three-day virtual experience. Resuscitation clinicians and researchers will have the opportunity to participate in lively discussion on recent advances related to treating cardiopulmonary arrest and life-threatening traumatic injury, in an intimate environment, with the ability to network with mentors and peers!

With an increasing understanding of the shared pathophysiology between cardiac arrest and traumatic injury at multiple levels of biological organization, ReSS can provide a unique opportunity for transdisciplinary interactions that rapidly translate advances in the resuscitation field from fundamental to translational to clinical to population science.

Conference Learning Objectives

  • Identify best practices for improved outcomes in cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Discuss research and advancements in the field of cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Identify best practices for improved outcomes in life-threatening traumatic injury.
  • Assess research and advancements in the field of life-threatening traumatic injury.

Key Dates

Key Dates
Date Activity
Tue., Sept. 15, 2020 Registration Opens
Sat.-Mon., Nov. 14-16, 2020 Resuscitation Science Symposium



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Phone: (866) 639-7214 or (508) 743-8528
Fax: (508) 743-9680

Conference & Media

Phone: (888) 242-2453 or (214) 570-5935
Media Inquiries: (214) 706-1396 and American Heart Newsroom


Contact: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Phone: (800) 787-8984 or (301) 223-2307
Fax: (301) 223-2355

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