ReSS Program

Updated:Sep 19,2013


ReSS Program

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Opens April 16
Registration Information

Registration Begins in June!

Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation


2013 Highlights
ReSS provides a unique opportunity for transdisciplinary interactions that rapidly translate advances in the resuscitation field from fundamental to translational to clinical to population science.  View the program content on the Program and Itinerary Planner.

If you are arriving by shuttle bus, be sure to allow an extra 10 minutes to get from the shuttle drop-off point at the Dallas Convention Center to the Omni Dallas Hotel.  The Omni is connected by an enclosed bridge.  Follow the signs to ReSS!

Young Investigator Networking Event, Friday, Nov. 15, 6:30 PM
Don't miss your opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues, at the ReSS 2013 Young Investigator Networking Event.  Graduate students and clinician scientists or clinician investigators (scientists with protected time to do resuscitation research) within 3 years of their faculty appointment are encouraged to attend. The Young Investigator Awards, which are given to the top-scoring abstracts submitted by young investigators, will be presented during the event. There is no additional cost to attend. Seating is limited. To reserve a place at the event, send an email today to and include your name, institution and contact information.

Saturday Events
On Saturday morning at 8:15, come early and hear the debate on Use of Advanced Airways: Tube or Not to Tube? 

Lifetime Achievement Awards honor scientists for their outstanding contributions in cardiac and trauma science.  The 2013 awards will be presented on Saturday morning to these giants in cardiac and trauma resuscitation science:  Michael K. Copass, MD (cardiac) and Demetrios Demetriades, MD, PhD, FACS (trauma).

At 11:15 am on Saturday, be sure to join us for Reflections on a Silver Anniversary?25 Years of AAP/AHA Collaboration on Resuscitation Science and Education.  Lunch will be provided.

Other sessions on Saturday include:

  • Best of the Best Oral Abstracts and Presentations
  • Resuscitation Devices
  • Ischemic Conditioning
  • Best Original Resuscitation Science Poster Session and Reception

On Sunday morning we will start with the Best Original Resuscitation Poster Session and Continental Breakfast, 7:00-8:30 am, followed by a Pro/Con Debate on Trauma, 8:30-9:30.

We will recognize the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) with the 2013 Award for International Group Collaboration to Advance Resuscitation.  This award celebrates collaboration over an extended period of time that has resulted in major contributions to fundamental or clinical science related to cardiac arrest or traumatic injury.

We will also have 2 Best of the Best Oral Abstract Sessions on Sunday, on either side of the third annual Women in Resuscitation Science Networking Meeting, 11 AM – Noon.  The AHA and the leaders of the ReSS program are committed to fostering growth and development of all young investigators and scientists. Recognizing that the field of Resuscitation Medicine is unique and presents unique challenges especially for women, we invite you to join your women leaders in an informal setting for lunch to help learn how to be successful!

Late-Breaking Abstracts in Resuscitation Science at ReSS
Late-breaking resuscitation abstracts were evaluated on the basis of their impact and the novelty of the science. These oral and poster abstracts are innovative and provide the latest breakthroughs in either basic or clinical science, presenting cutting-edge, exciting and pivotal research results. The oral abstracts will be presented in the Trinity Ballroom on Sunday morning, beginning at 1:00 PM. Poster abstracts will be presented in the Dallas Ballroom on Saturday evening, 5:15-6:45 PM.

The last session of ReSS will be State of the Science - Hypothermia, 2:15 - 3:30 PM. This session will include a panel of hypothermia experts who will summarize the state-of-the-science related to hypothermia.  ReSS will adjourn after this session to allow participants to attend the late- breaking clinical trial session being held in the Dallas Convention Center.

Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session at Scientific Sessions
All ReSS attendees are encouraged to attend the Scientific Sessions Late-Breaking Clinical Trials session on Acute Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Care which will take place on Sunday, from 4:00 – 5:19 PM in Hall E of the Dallas Convention Center.  ReSS will adjourn early so that attendees may attend this session to hear the presentations on these trials:

  • Nitrites in Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Blood Pressure Reduction Among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Clinical Trial of Pre-Hospital Induction of Mild Hypothermia in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients Using a Rapid Infusion of 4oC Normal Saline
  • Target Temperature Management 33°C Versus 36°C After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized, Parallel Group, Assessor-Blinded Clinical Trial

There is no additional cost to attend this session!

4-Day Event with Scientific Sessions!

Don’t forget that there is excellent resuscitation programming at Scientific Sessions on Monday and Tuesday.  To attend these sessions, an additional registration fee is required.  To see the presentations that have been planned for Monday and Tuesday, go to the Program Planner and browse by the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation track.