ReSuscitation Science Symposium

Updated:Mar 4,2014

When and Where

2 Day: Nov. 15-16
4 Day: Nov 15-18

Chicago, Illinois
Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Opens April 16
Registration Information

Registration Begins in June!

Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation


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ECC Volunteer Networking Event at ReSS
If you are attending AHA’s Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) this year, we invite you to join us for our first ever ECC Volunteer Networking Event. This is an opportunity for volunteers to network and discuss ECC related projects, sign up to be an ILCOR Evidence Reviewer, or find out more about our ECC programs. We would love to hear your ideas, so please grab your lunch and stop by our event space in the foyer on Sunday, November 17th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Final Program is now available!

Late-Breaking Abstracts in Resuscitation Science at ReSS
These innovative abstracts will provide the latest breakthroughs in basic and clinical science, presenting cutting-edge, exciting and pivotal research results.  Posters will be presented on Saturday evening, and Orals will be presented on Sunday afternoon. 

ReSS Session XIV, State of the Science - Hypothermia, 2:15 - 3:30 PM at the Omni Dallas Hotel. 
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.

Scientific Sessions Late Breaking Clinical Trials LBCT.01, Acute Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Care, 4:00 - 5:19 PM in Hall E of the Dallas Convention Center.
ReSS attendees are invited to attend this session at no additional cost.  These hypothermia clinical trials will be presented in this session:

  • 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 - The aims of this randomized clinical trial were to determine whether early in-field cooling improves survival, functional status in resuscitated cardiac arrest patients.
  • Target Temperature Management 33°C Versus 36°C After Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest, A Randomized, Parallel Group, Assessor Blinded Clinical Trial: TTM - This randomized trial was designed to investigate the optimal target temperature management strategy after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with regard to survival, neurological function and safety. 
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ReSS Events

Young Investigator Networking Event
Plan to attend the Young Investigator Networking Event on Friday, November 15, 2013, for an interactive evening with senior investigators from around the world. 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 the Young Investigator Networking Event. Send an email today to, including your name, institution and contact information.

ReSS General Information

ReSS 2013 will be held at the Omni Dallas Hotel, which is connected by sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center. The downtown location offers convenient access to the city, including restaurants, shops and entertainment. There are several hotels convenient to the Dallas Convention Center and Omni Dallas Hotel, including the Aloft Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Magnolia Hotel, The Joule and the Adolphus Hotel. The Omni Dallas Hotel is accessible from other hotels via taxi cab or AHA shuttle. The AHA shuttle busses will drop riders off at the Convention Center, and ReSS attendees may walk from the Convention Center to the Omni. A shuttle schedule will soon be available on

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