This weekend, we will be hosting the 9th annual Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) in Orlando, and I wanted to provide you all with some background on this increasingly successful meeting.
ReSS was founded by ECC Volunteers Lance Becker and Graham Nichol in 2003, as a pre-symposium to AHA’s Scientific Sessions. It serves as an international forum for innovation and collaboration between cardiac and trauma resuscitation scientists, and contributes to the ECC knowledge discovery, translation and transfer process through informing potential ECC Guidelines and education changes.
Over the last nine years, ReSS has grown significantly – from 250 attendees in 2003 to more than 1300 in 2010. It is now recognized as the premier annual resuscitation science conference in the world. Several AHA Scientific Statements have been published (or are in-progress) based upon ReSS presentations and discussions. Also, in 2008, Drs. Becker and Nichol were honored as recipients of the 2008 AHA Meritorious Achievement Award for their significant contributions to the development and growth of ReSS.
I will provide you with an update on some of the ReSS highlights when I return on Monday. If you have any questions about this symposium, please contact me or visit the ReSS web page for a look at the conference program.