Resuscitation Science
Symposium 2018

November 10–11, 2018

Hyatt Regency Chicago | 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

Registration Information
This is where you'll find registration information for #RESS19


Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions for 2018 are now closed.


Abstract Categories (PDF)  |  LBRS Submission Guidelines (PDF)

Important Links from 2018:


ReSS 2018 Poster and Oral Abstracts (Table of Contents)
(Late-Breaking ReSS 2018 Abstracts will be published at a later date)

To create an abstract-specific URL for ReSS abstracts, use the following formula:
Use this URL:

Replace the last 2 or 3 digits of the URL with the assigned Abstract Number (leaving the preceding period). For example:


ReSS Program Schedule

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ReSS 2018 - Friday 11/9
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Registration opens
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Young Investigator Dinner
Dinner and Presentation of Young Investigator Awards

ReSS 2018 - Saturday, 11/10
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Symposium Opening
Welcome and Introduction
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Plenary I
Dispatch-Assisted CPR: From Saving Lives to Implementation
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards:
Cardiac Resuscitation Science and Trauma Resuscitation Science
Ian G. Jacobs Award for International Group Collaboration to Advance Resuscitation Science
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Refreshment Break & Networking
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Best of the Best Oral Abstract Presentations
Best Abstract Awards for Cardiac and Trauma Resuscitation Science
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Lunch Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
A. Women in Resuscitation Networking Meeting (RSVP Required)
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
B. Joint Session Japanese Circulation Society/American Heart Association
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.ReSS Poster Sessions
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Plenary 2
Circulatory Support for Cardiac and Traumatic Emergencies
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Refreshment Break & Networking
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Late-Breaking Resuscitation Science
7:00 p.m.3CPR Council Networking Event

ReSS 2018 - Sunday, 11/11
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Oral Abstract Session
New Insights into Post-Arrest Assessment and Care
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Plenary 3
Saving Lives through Public Health Initiatives
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
A. Oral Abstract Session - Laboratory Studies of CPR and Post-Arrest Recovery
B. Oral Abstract Session - Clinical Resuscitation Science: Exploring Devices and Algorithms
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Break
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Lunch Session
Year in Review
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Plenary 4
Managing the Airway During Resuscitation
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
Oral Abstract Session - Resuscitation Health Services Research, Adult and Pediatric Epidemiology
B. Oral Abstract Session - Improving CPR Education for Laypersons and Professionals
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Poster Session and Reception

Program Description

NEW! This year, the 2018 Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) will be a two-day international stand-alone conference! Resuscitation clinicians and researchers will have the opportunity to participate in lively discussion on recent advances related to treating cardiopulmonary arrest and life-threatening traumatic injury, in an intimate environment, with the ability to network with mentors and peers!
With an increasing understanding of the shared pathophysiology between cardiac arrest and traumatic injury at multiple levels of biological organization, ReSS can provide a unique opportunity for transdisciplinary interactions that rapidly translate advances in the resuscitation field from fundamental to translational to clinical to population science.

Special Events

Women in ReSS Networking

New this year, the Women in Resuscitation Science Networking Event will be a special interactive and lively session on salary negotiation skills with the American Association of University Women. It will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. in room Crystal A.

Information on how to identify and articulate your personal value, strategies to use when negotiating, and how to conduct objective research to benchmark a target salary and benefits will be covered.

Attendance is limited and RSVP is required for this event. This workshop is open to all attendees but is formatted specifically to help women advance their careers in Resuscitation Science.
Sign up now for the Women in Resuscitation Science Networking Event. (link opens in new window)

Young Investigator Networking

The Annual Young Investigator Networking Event reception and dinner will be held Friday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Carnivale Chicago, 702 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL. (Please note that transportation is not provided. Carnivale is located approximately 2 miles from the Hyatt Regency Chicago.) The event is open to all, but attendance is limited. If you'd like to attend, please register for this event before October 26, 2018. (link opens in new window)

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.

Who Should Attend?

The audience will include emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, critical-care nurses, intensivists, emergency medical providers, resuscitation educators and researchers with basic, bioengineering, clinical or other experience related to treating cardiac arrest and trauma.

Maintenance of Certification

Details about certification credits can be found on the Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018 Joint Accreditation Statement (PDF).

The deadlines for credit are:

  • AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after May 11, 2019.
  • ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after May 11, 2019.
  • CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after May 11, 2019.

Key Dates

Key Dates - Ress 2018
April 18Abstract Submissions open
June 7Abstract Submissions close
June 13Registration Opens
July 23Late-Breaking Resuscitation Abstract Submissions open
August 16Late-Breaking Resuscitation Abstract Submissions close
September 4Deadline to take advantage of Early Registration Rates
October 8Deadline to take advantage of Advanced Registration Rates
November 10–11Resuscitation Science Symposium


The organizers would like to thank:
BD/Bard Medical
Physio-Control, now part of Stryker