About ECCU


ECCU 2012 is Presented by the Citizen CPR Foundation


in cooperation with the
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
and the
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

Supporting Partners
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Media Partners
JEMS, Journal of Emergency Medical Services
EMS World
EMS1.com

Who attends ECCU?

  • CPR and Public Access Defibrillation Program Coordinators
  • Survivors and community advocates
  • CPR, BLS and ALS instructors
  • Emergency and critical care nurses
  • EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers
  • EMS managers, chiefs, training officers and PIOs
  • Physicians and medical directors
  • Researchers and academicians
  • School nurses
  • Athletic coaches and trainers

Welcome to the Team!

aufderheideThe starting gun explodes and the relay race begins! The athletes accelerate from their starting blocks, taking advantage of their preparation and training to give their team the best chance to succeed.

Cardiac resuscitation is not so different from a team event like this. Our race starts when someone's heart suddenly stops. Our team includes the bystander who calls 911 and starts CPR with the assistance of dispatchers, the first responders who provide early defibrillation, paramedics who incorporate advanced care, and hospital nurses and doctors who continue with innovative techniques like hypothermia. The team also includes educators, program coordinators, survivor advocates, leaders, researchers who coach and mentor those on the frontline, the media, survivors and families. To be successful in consistently winning– saving lives–our team has to work together, coordinating their effort on the scene, and behind the scenes.

ECCU is unique as a conference in representing every member of the resuscitation team. This year we're especially proud to have Dr. Dot Richardson, the beloved Olympic Gold Medal Champion who hit the home run to bring the U.S. softball team first place in the Atlanta Olympics. A gifted and inspiring leader, she'll tell her story of overcoming challenges to pursue excellence, both as an Olympian and now as an orthopedic surgeon in charge of the renowned National Training Center.

Become a champion in our race to save more lives! Please join the team at ECCU 2012 in Orlando this September!

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Tom Aufderheide, MD
President, Citizen CPR Foundation


History and Mission

The Citizen CPR Foundation(CCPRF) was founded in 1987 to serve as the home for the biennial ECCU Conference. The mission of CCPRF is to save lives from sudden death by stimulating citizen and community action.

Our values are:

CCPRF has three primary supporters: the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The board consists of representatives from those groups as well as leaders in the field from both nonprofit, educational and commercial organizations.


CCPRF Board of Directors and Committees

PRESIDENT

Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, FACEP, FAHA
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

VICE PRESIDENT

Mary Fran Hazinski, RN, MSN
Vanderbilt University
School of Nursing
Nashville, Tennessee

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Paula Lank, RN, BSN
VP, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Physio-Control Inc
Redmond, Washington

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Edward Stapleton, EMT-P
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, New York

EMERITUS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR

William H. Montgomery, MD
University of Hawaii, School of Medicine
Honolulu, Hawaii

ECCU PROGRAM CHAIR

Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, MS
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ECCU 2012 PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

James E. Niskanen;
Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil
Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP

ABSTRACTS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Ken Thigpen, BS, RRT, FAARC
Administrative Director Pulmonary Services
St. Dominic Hospital
Jackson, Mississippi
 

LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR

Marc Gay, B.A., EMT-P
Executive Director, Centre de Communication Santé Estrie
Sherbrooke, Quebec Canada

LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
ROAD TO ECCU CPR MASS TRAINING CHAIR

Maureen O’Connor
PAD Program Manager
San Diego Project Heart Beat
San Diego, California

PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
SURVIVOR COMMITTEE CHAIR

James E. Niskanen
Retired City Administrator SCA Survivor
Modesto, California

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR

Merrilee Sweet
National Director
Community Markets
American Heart Association
Dallas, Texas

VIDEO AND MEDIA SUBMISSIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Louis Gonzales, BS, LP
Performance Mgmt & Research Coordinator
Office of the Medical Director
The City of Austin/Travis County EMS
Austin, Texas

MTN ADVISOR TO THE BOARD

Linda Hogan, Lt Col, USAF, NC CFN
Director MTN
Bethesda, Maryland

BOARD MEMBERS

Stuart Berger, M.D.
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Richard N. Bradley, MD, FACEP
Univ. of TX Health Science
Center at Houston
Houston, Texas

Jamie Froman
Global Director of Marketing for AEDs, Philips Healthcare
Issaquah, Washington

Ward Hamilton
Senior Vice President
Vice President Marketing
ZOLL Medical Corporation
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Brad Holland
General Manager
Resuscitation Programs
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

David A. Johnson
President
Laerdal Medical Americas
Wappingers Falls, New York

Joan Mellor
Program Manager
HeartRescue,
Medtronic Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Donna Siegfried
Senior Director, First Aid
National Safety Council
Itasca, Illinois

CCPRF AMBASSADOR TO THE BOARD

Tore Laerdal
Chair, Laerdal Medical Corp
Stavanger, Norway

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Sandra E. Clarke
Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT)
Foundation of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


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