Cardiac Arrest around the World

Cardiac Arrest Around the World Symposium

This virtual symposium is brought to you by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine and Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine

Cardiac arrest, when a person’s heart stops suddenly, is a major public health challenge – still too common and potentially devastating.

Worldwide, survival after out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is poor, although the global survival rate of OHCA patients who have bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has increased in the past four decades. Early initiation of CPR, good CPR quality, and the use of an automated external defibrillator improves survival and long-term outcomes in survivors. Despite an improvement in survival over time, there is considerable variability in OHCA incidence and outcome around the world, and even within the same global region.

A better understanding of this variability is fundamental to better prevention and resuscitation strategies. In this event, experts from around the world will focus on OHCA in their region, highlighting what can be learned, and the challenges yet to be addressed, to improve outcomes for individuals and communities locally and improve survival worldwide.

IFEM’s vision is a world where all people, in all countries, have access to high quality emergency medical care. Register for this event to learn from world-leading speakers about the Chain of Survival for cardiac arrest in different regions around the world.

Date and Time

14 October 2021 7pm – 10pm Pacific Daylight Time
15 October 2021 2am – 5am Universal Time Coordinated
15 October 2021 4am – 7am South Africa
15 October 2021 5am – 8am Uganda/Kenya
15 October 2021 10am – 1pm China Standard Time
15 October 2021 1pm – 4pm Sydney/Melbourne

Speakers

Asia

PAROS updates
Professor Marcus Ong, Singapore
Emergency Physician Singapore General Hospital, Associate Professor at Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School

Regional collaboration on resuscitation
Professor Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, Taiwan
Department of Emergency Medicine School of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

A picture of India
Professor Aruna Ramesh, India
M S Ramaiah Medical College, Karnataka, India

North America

Cardiac arrest in the USA
Professor Terry Vanden Hoek, USA
Emergency Physician, University of Illinois, Chicago

South America

Cardiac arrest in Argentina
Dr Matias Fosco, Argentina
Emergency Physician and Cardiologist, Director Médico Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro, Buenos Aires

Cardiac arrest in Brazil
Dr Helio Penna Guimaraes, Brazil
President Associacao Brasileira de Medicina de Emergencia, National ACLS Coordinator and Emergency Physician, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo.

Australasia

Cardiac arrest in Australasia
Associate Professor Paul Middleton, Australia
Director, South Western Emergency Research Institute (SWERI), Greater Sydney Area

Europe

Cardiac arrest in Europe
Professor Maaret Castren, Finland
Nurse, anesthesiologist and emergency physician. Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Services in Helsinki, Finland. Named an International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation “Giant” in the field of Resuscitation Science for 2021.

Africa

A Picture of South Africa
Dr Willem Stassen, South Africa
Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town.

A picture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dr Diulu Kabongo, Democratic Republic of Congo
Emergency Physician, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Program

Welcome
IFEM President Professor Sally McCarthy
Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine President Dr Chip-Jin Ng
IFEM President-Elect Dr Ffion Davies

Asia
PAROS updates
Professor Marcus Ong (Singapore)
Regional collaboration on resuscitation
Professor Matthew Huei-Ming Ma (Taiwan)
A picture of India
Professor Aruna Ramesh (India)

North America
Cardiac arrest in the USA
Professor Terry Vanden Hoek (USA)

South America
Cardiac arrest in Argentina
Dr Matias Fosco (Argentina)
Cardiac arrest in Brazil
Dr Helio Penna Guimaraes (Brazil)

3.25am UTC 20 minute comfort break including Fitness Pilates session

Australasia
Cardiac arrest in Australasia
Dr Paul Middleton (Australia)

Europe
Cardiac Arrest in Europe
Dr Maaret Caastren (Finland)

Africa
A Picture of South Africa
Dr Willem Stassen (South Africa)
A picture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dr Diulu Kabongo (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Registration fee:

High Income Countries: $20USD $27AUD
Low and Middle Income Countries, nurses, EMS and students: $5USD $7 AUD
Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine members: no fee
Taiwan registrants who need TSEM CME please also register here.

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