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Take Heart America

Take Heart America 4th Annual
State of the Future of Resuscitation Congress

Join us on Thursday, August 26 at EMS Today for the Take Heart America 4th Annual State of the Future of Resuscitation Congress. The Theme of the conference is Exploring the Realities, and features five invigorating sessions. The 25 speakers were selected for their role in expanding the boundaries of the Bundle of Care, leading to an increased level of neurologically intact survival from sudden cardiac arrest.

The sessions include moderated  talks grouped around the following general themes :

  1. Pediatric resuscitation
  2. First responder
  3. Latest techniques
  4. Strategic approaches
  5. The future

Each session will have a short Q&A and at the end of the day we will have a summary and discussion of future directions. As a bonus, there will also be a cadaver resuscitation lab demo following the last presentation. 

Please note your Gold Passport gives you access to these sessions.

Welcome, Rules of the Road, Cognitive Roadmap

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Welcome, Rules of the Road, Cognitive Roadmap
Steve Dunn PhD, Keith Lurie MD, Charles Lick, MD


Session 1: Two Thousand and Twenty-One Ways to Resuscitate Children, Infants and Young Adults


8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Major Shortcomings for Minor Patients:
Why EMS Should Explore Alternatives to Current Resuscitation Guidelines

Peter M. Antevy, MD

8:15 AM – 8:25 AM

Learnin’ the Polk County POCHA Steps!
The Resuscitation Bundle That Enhances Good Neuro Recovery in Kids

Paul R. Banerjee, DO

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

No Small Matter Indeed:
Taking on and Tackling Technological Tactics for Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

Mark D. Piehl, MD

8:45 AM – 8:55 AM

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over –
Refining Our Approach to Terminating Resuscitation Efforts with Family

Jennifer F. Anders, MD

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Closing Remarks with Some Q&A


Session 2: When We Pair Those First There to Provide First Care with Resuscitation Ware…Then Survivors Are Not Rare

MODERATOR: David Miramontes, MD

9:20 AM – 9:30 AM

Essence is of the Time:
Enhancing Resuscitation by Improving Response Time to Bundle Application

Johanna C. Moore, MD

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM

Basically Getting the Basics Back to the Basics:
The Latest Pivotal Role of Firefighters and Police as the Primary Rescuers in Cardiac Arrest

James J. Augustine, MD

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

Lighting Heart’s on Fire:
Strategies to Better Partner the Fire Service and Advanced Life Support Crews

Charles J. Lick, MD

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM

A Survival Endorsement by Law Enforcement:
The Promise and Challenges of Police Officers Delivering the Bundle of Care

Officer Bryan Platz

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM

Bundling the Bundle Efficiently (and Abundantly):
Facilitating the Fastest Way to Save Lives…including My Own

Chief Wayne Kewitsch

10:35 AM – 10:45 AM Closing Remarks with Some Q&A


Session 3: The Techocracy of Resuscitology in the ROSC-ing 20’s

MODERATOR: Jane G. Wigginton, MD

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Enhance the Flow Wherever You Go:
Deploying CPR Devices in Urban and Suburban Environments

Marvin A. Wayne, MD

11:15 AM – 11:25 AM

Yukon Resuscitate Successfully (as long as you deploy “the Bundle”)
Deploying CPR Devices in the Austere and Rural Environments

Michael K. Levy, MD

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Inspiring Comments
Optimizing Circulation by Refining Our Approach to “Quality Ventilation”

Keith G. Lurie, MD

11:45 AM – 11:55 AM

Measurement of Immeasurably Important Variables
The of Monitoring Cerebral Blood Flow and Tissue Saturation Real-Time During CPR

Guillaume Debaty, MD, PhD

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Finding the Cooler Way to Regain the Brain
Navigating the Controversies in Temperature Management During and After CPR

Brian J. O’Neil, MD

12:15 PM – 12:25 PM Closing Remarks with Some Q&A


Session 4: Strategizing Strategic New Stratagems for Cardiac Arrest

MODERATOR: Brian J. O’Neil, MD

1:15 PM – 1:25 PM

Experimenting with Reproducing the Experiment:
Alternative Approaches to Validating Interventions in Resuscitation Medicine

Remle P. Crowe, PhD and “Friends”

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM

RISE and Shine in the Sunshine State:
Progress Report on Implementing a County-Wide Advanced Bundle of Care in Florida, USA

Kerry M. Bachista, MD

1:45 PM – 1:55 PM

Optimizing Optimal Outcomes:
Other Interventions to Improve Neuro Intact Status After Restoring Circulation

Michael C. Kurz, MD

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

It’s Not Time To Gloss After ROSC:
Stepping Up Bundle Management After Restoring Circulation

Lauren Emmanuelson, RN, BSN, PHRN

2:15 PM – 2:25 PM

Facilely Facilitating Facilitative Facilities:
Using Analytics to Improve In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Daniel P. Davis, MD

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM Closing Remarks with Some Q&A


Session 5: Reconstructing the Meaning of Advanced Life Support

MODERATOR: : Daniel P. Davis, MD

2:55 PM – 3:05 PM

Beta-Stressors, Vasopressors and Arrythmia Suppressors:
What Are Effective Drug Interventions in Resuscitation?

Charles D. Deakins, MD

3:10 PM – 3:20 PM

How to Map the Optimal ZAP (ASAP):
AEDs Taking Flight; Multi-Vector Shocks; Defibrillators that Cue You Up; What’s Next?

Jonathan Jui, MD, MPH

3:25 PM – 3:35 PM

Inflationary Outcomes:
Pre-Clinical and Preliminary Clinical Experience with Endovascular Ballooning

Scott T. Youngquist, MD

3:40 PM – 3:50 PM

Promoting Extracorporeal Activities:
The Evolving Roles of ECMO in the Bundle of Cardiac Arrest Care

Jason A. Bartos, MD

3:55 PM – 4:05 PM

Eyeing A.I. for U & I:
Evolving Artificial Intelligence Applications for Optimizing Hemodynamics During CPR

Demetris Yannopoulos, MD

4:10 PM – 5:20 PM

Cadaver Resuscitation Lab Demo (Live Video Feed)

Joe E. Holley, MD & Keith G. Lurie, MD (Coordinators) 

5:20 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks: Summarizing the Take-Aways, Future Directions, and Final Q&A

Paul Pepe, MD


*Times are tentative and subject to change