Programming - Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020

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Saturday, Nov. 14

Central Time (UTC -6)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 1: Survivorship
Moderator:  Kelly Sawyer, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Cardiac Arrest Survivorship: One Doctor’s Story
    William E. Flanary, MD (Dr. Glaucomenflecken), Eye Health Northwest, Oregon City, OR
  • Survivorship After Critical Illness
    Neethi P. Pinto, MD, MS, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Creating a Culture of Survivorship
    Michelle Gossip, BSN, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA
  • Multidisciplinary Care Following Arrest
    Thomas Keeble, MBBS, MRCP, MD, Angila Ruskin School of Medicine, UK
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Poster Viewing

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

AOS.01 Oral Abstract Presentations: Late Breaking Resuscitation Science

  • Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Survival Outcomes for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States
    Paul S Chan, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO

  • Risk of Covid-19 Illness Among EMS Providers Following Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Aerosol Generating Procedures
    Aubrey D Brown, Univ of Washington Sch of Med, Seattle, WA

  • In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Patients With Covid-19
    Oscar J Mitchell, The Hosp of the Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Faster Time to Elevation of the Head and Thorax During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Increases the Likelihood of Return of Spontaneous Circulation After Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
    Johanna C Moore, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN

  • Tocilizumab Reduces Systemic Inflammation and Cardiac Injury After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Results From the Randomized Clinical Trial “Interleukin-6 Receptor Antibodies for Modulating the Systemic Inflammatory Response After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (IMICA)
    Martin A Meyer,  Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Univ Hosp, Copenhagen, Denmark  

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

AOS.02a  Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations: COVID19 and Its Impact on Cardiac Arrest Care

  • Covid-19 Pandemic Impact on Ems Runs and Resuscitation Attempts  
    Timothy Asmar, Henry Ford Hosp, Detroit, MI

  • Collateral Damage: Hidden Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest  
    Jocasta Ball, Ambulance Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

  • Work of Breathing Scale to Assess Need of Intubation in Covid-19 Pneumonia  
    Raul J Gazmuri, Rosalind Franklin University of, Chicago, IL
  • Aerosol Generation During Chest Compression and Defibrillation in a Swine Cardiac Arrest Model  
    Cindy H Hsu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Introduction of a Mechanical Chest Compression Device for In-hospital Cardiac Arrest During the Covid-19 Pandemic  
    Ari Moskowitz, BIDMC, Boston, MA

  • Outcomes for Patients Receiving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During Novel Coronavirus Outbreak in The United States  
    Priyanka Sheth, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, TN
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
AOS.02b  Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations: ECMO, eCPR and Resuscitation Technology
  • Short- and Long-term Survival of Patients Supported on Venoarterial and Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation 
    Ioana Florea, Washington Univ Sch of Med in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

  • Effects of Anticoagulation and Thrombolytic Therapy in a Porcine Model of Prolonged Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated with ECPR  
    Stephen L. Harvey,  Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Effect of Body Position on Intracranial Pressure and Carotid Blood Flow During Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  
    Yaël Levy, INSERM U955, IMRB, EnvA, Maisons-alfort, France

  • Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Refractory Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (EROCA) - Results of a Randomized Feasibility Trial of Expedited Prehospital Transport  
    William J Meurer, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Impella Device Success: Walking Home After Cardiogenic Shock From Ventricular Fibrillation
    Christopher Smith, Magnolia Regional Health Ctr, Corinth, MS

  • Critical Care Management, Hospital Case Volume, and Survival After Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  
    Joseph Tonna, Univ of Utah, Salt Lake Cty, UT
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
AOS.02c Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations: Pharmacologic Interventions During Cardiac Arrest
  • Multicentric, Randomized Controlled Phase III Study of Centhaquine (Lyfaquin®) as an Effective First-in-class Resuscitative Agent in Hypovolemic Shock Patients  
    Anil Gulati, Pharmazz, Inc. and Midwestern Univ, Willowbrook, IL

  • Association of Acute Exposure to Ambient Air Particulate Matter and Ozone with Risk of Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest  
    Ali Malik, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Inst, Gladstone, MO

  • Artesunate Reduces the Severity of Post-Resuscitation Myocardial and Cerebral Dysfunction  
    Hui Li, Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond, VA

  • A Pre-Clinical Randomized Blinded Trial of Inhaled Nitric Oxide During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  
    Ryan W Morgan, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • Effects of Early Administration of Argatroban on CPR Quality in Porcine Model of Prolonged Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest  
    Jensyn J. VanZalen, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Intra-arrest Delivery of Intra-muscular Magnesium Sulfate in a Rat Model of Cardiac Arrest 
    Rui Zhang, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday, Nov. 15

Central Time (UTC -6)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session 2: Revisiting Basic Life Support
Moderator: Theresa Olasveengen, MD, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • Double Sequential Defibrillation
    Sheldon Cheskes, MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Heads-up CPR
    Johanna Moore, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

  • Racial Disparities in Out-of-hospital Arrest and CPR
    Marina Del Rios, MD, MS, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • CPR in the Era of COVID19
    Federico Semeraro, MD, FERC, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Poster Viewing

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

AOS.03  Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations:  Best of the Best Oral Abstracts

  • Chest Compression Pause Duration is Associated with Worse Survival Outcomes Following Pediatric In-hospital Cardiac Arrest
    Kasper Glerup Lauridsen, Aarhus Univ Hosp, Aarhus, Denmark

  • Capital Do-Re-Mi: A Randomized Trial of Dobutamine Compared to Milrinone in Cardiogenic Shock
    Rebecca Mathew, Cardiology and Critical Care Med, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • Intravenous Versus Intraosseous Epinephrine Administration for Pediatric Patients with Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest  
    Masashi Okubo, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Racial Disparities in Management and Outcomes of Cardiac Arrest Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction  
    Anna Subramaniam Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

AOS.04a  Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations:  CPR Mechanics and Intra-arrest Care

  • Time for a Change: Use of Doppler Ultrasound for Pulse Checks in Cardiac Arrest Patients
    Allison Cohen, Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY
  • Gasping During Cardiac Arrest Before Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Increases Cerebral Oximetry in a Swine Model
    Nelly Rojas-Salvador, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

  • Mechanical, Team-focused, Video-Reviewed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Improves Trends in Survival to Discharge and Cardiac Arrest Performance Measures
    Daniel Rolston Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY

  • Chest Molding in Extended Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    James K Russell, OHSU, Portland, OR

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Chest Compressions During Sustained Inflations in a Pediatric Porcine Model - A Randomized Control Animal Trial
    Georg Schmölzer, Univeristy of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

  • Association of End Tidal Carbon Dioxide >20mmhg with Pediatric In-hospital Cardiac Arrest Quality of Cpr and Survival
    Priscilla Yu, UT Southwestern Medical Ctr, Dallas, TX
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

AOS.04b  Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations:  Disparities in Resuscitation Care: Race, Gender and Geography

  • Survival After Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest: The Role of Urban-rural Residence and Demographic Factors
    Ethan E Abbott, Icahn Sch of Med at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • Telephone-assisted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation May Overcome Ethnic and Age Variation Observed in Bystander CPR
    Audrey L Blewer, Duke Univ, Durham, NC
  • Disparities in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Care and Outcomes in Texas
    Ryan Huebinger, Dept of Emergency Med, McGovern Medical Sch of UTHealth at Houston, Houston, TX
  • Lack of Racial Diversity in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Films: A Cross-sectional Analysis
    Courtland Blount, Univ of Tennessee Health Sciences Ctr, Memphis, TN
  • Socioeconomically Equitable Public Defibrillator Placement Using Mathematical Optimization
    K.H. Benjamin Leung, Univ of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Understanding Why Differences in the Provision of Bystander Cpr Exist for Women Versus Men: Does the Sex of the Rescuer Matter?
    Shelby Shelton, Univ of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

AOS.04c  Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations:  Laboratory Investigations in Resuscitation Science

  • Effects of ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Systemic Inflammation and Post-resuscitation Myocardial Function in a Rat Model of Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Cheng Cheng, Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond, VA
  • Early Cytokine Profile in Selectively Vulnerable Brain Regions, Heart and Serum After Asphyxial Cardiac Arrest vs. Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiac Arrest in Rats
    Tomas Drabek, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA  
  • Combined Therapy with Polyethylene Glycol-20k and MCC950 Preserves Post-resuscitation Myocardial Mitochondrial Function in a Rat Model of Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Lian Liang, Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond, VA
  • The Modified Shock Index Separates Survivors from Non-Survivors in a Swine Model of Hemorrhagic Shock and Traumatic Brain Injury
    Jenna Mendelson, Rosalind Franklin Univ, North Chicago, IL
  • Role of Iron Metabolism on Outcomes after Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation in Mice
    Yusuke Miyazaki, Dept of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Med, Massachusetts General Hosp, Boston, MA
  • High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1) is a Major Mediator of the Post-cardiac Arrest Syndrome
    Renaud Tissier, INSERM U955, IMRB, EnvA, Maisons-alfort, France

Monday, Nov. 16

Central Time (UTC - 6)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session 3: Pushing the Boundaries of Resuscitation
Moderator: Alexis Topjian, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • The ARREST Trial Experience
    Demetris Yannopoulos, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

  • Post-arrest Brain Injury: Quantitative EEG and Machine Learning
    Edilberto Amorim, MD, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, San Francisco, CA

  • ECMO and Neurologic Recovery After Pediatric Arrest
    Nathalie Roy, MD, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

  • The Limits of Neuronal Survival
    Stefano Giovani Daniele, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neuroscience,, New Haven, CT
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Post Session Discussion/Q&A for OnDemand Plenary Session 4: Predicting and Preparing for Arrest
(see On Demand tab for content)

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Poster Viewing

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AOS.05a  Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations:  Defibrillation

  • Association of Epinephrine Prior to Defibrillation with Survival in Patients with In-hospital Cardiac Arrest  
    Erin Evans, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Rapid Responder Operating Times for Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Using Three Automated External Defibrillator Models  
    Mengqi Gao,Philips Healthcare, Bothell, WA
  • A Machine Learning-based Dispatch Rule for Drone-delivered Defibrillators  
    K.H. Benjamin Leung, Univ of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Annual and Lifetime Economic Productivity Loss Due to Adult Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States  
    Ryan A Coute, Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • Effect of Amplitude Spectral Area on Termination of Fibrillation and Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest  
    Tia Raymond, Medical City Children's Hosp, Dallas, TX
  • Barriers and Opportunities for a Drone-Delivered AED Network in Durham, North Carolina  
    Monique Anderson Starks, Duke Clinical Res Inst, Durham, NC
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

OS.05b  Lightning Round Oral Abstract Presentations:  Physiology During and After Cardiac Arrest

  • Cerebral Oximetry During Pediatric In-hospital Cardiac Arrest  
    Ivie D. Esangbedo, UT Southwestern Medical Ctr, Dallas, TX
  • Non-invasive Measurement of Cerebral Tissue Oxygen Extraction Fraction is Correlated with Microdialysis Brain Injury Biomarkers During Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  
    Tiffany S Ko Children's Hosp of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hyperoxemia is Associated with Poor Neurological Outcomes in Patients with Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Rescued by Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Insight From the Nationwide Multicenter Observational JAAM-OHCA (Japan Association for Acute Medicine) Registry  
    Masaaki Nishihara, Kyushu Univ, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Identification of Decreased Plasma Lysophosphatidylcholine Using Phospholipidomics in Cardiac Arrest: A Novel Therapeutic Application  
    Mitsuaki Nishikimi, FIMR, Northwell Health System, Long Is City, NY
  • Capnographic Differences in Out-of-hospital Overdose-related, Respiratory, and Cardiac Arrests  
    Daniel W Spaite, Coll of Med-Phoenix, Univ of Arizona, Chandler, AZ
  • Multicenter Evaluation of Etiology and Observed Transition Intensities Between Pulseless Electrical Activity and Return of Spontaneous Circulation  
    Eirik Unneland, Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Available On Demand

On Demand

Plenary Session 4: Predicting and Preparing for Arrest
Moderator:  Dana Edelson, MD, MS, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Symptoms Preceding Cardiac Arrest
    Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Preparing the Community: Crowdsourcing CPR
    Ng Wei Ming, MBBS, MMed, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore
  • Preventing and Predicting In-hospital Arrest
    Katherine Berg, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

  • ReSPECT Resuscitation Discussions and Decisions: A New Paradigm
    Zoe Fritz, PhD, FRCP, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
On Demand
Plenary Session 5: Resuscitation Science Year in Review
Elizabeth A (Betsy) Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
On Demand

Plenary Session 6: Max Harry Weil Award Lecture

  • Pre-Hospital Administration of Epinephrine in Pediatric Patients With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
    Tasuku Matsuyama, MD, PhD, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto, Japan

Information for Invited Speakers and Moderators

Guidelines and Template
All oral presentations must be in electronic slide form and submitted to the American Heart Association 4 hours in advance of session start time. We encourage the use of the Scientific Sessions Slide Template (PPTX) for your presentation.

Download and read the Moderator and Invited Speaker Guidelines (PDFs below) for Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020. Please read in its entirety, as this will provide guidance on how to prepare for your roles.

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Uploading Your Presentation
All presenters will receive an email by mid-October which contains instructions on how to upload your presentation(s).

Accepting an invitation to speak or moderate does not automatically register you for ReSS. As an invited speaker, moderator or poster professor, you must register online after completing a series of steps in the online notification system, accessible through the link emailed to you.

Invited speakers and moderators will receive complimentary registration. You will receive an email in mid-September with information and a link to register.

(NOTE: Abstract presenters do not receive complimentary registration. Abstract presenters must register and pay the registration fee to attend and present their abstract.)

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.



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