#RESUS21: The ERC Guidelines Congress

The ERC 2021 Guidelines Congress will run from 25-26 March 2021.

The congress platform opens a few days before so you can already explore the scientific content, provided you are registered, and prepare yourself for the interactive discussions...

Some parts of the program will also be made available or streamed directly to our YouTube and Facebook channel.

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Thursday 25 March 2021

Opening Ceremony

11:00 - 11:30 CEST

Welcome - Koen Monsieurs

Program Overview - Jas Soar

Introduction ERC Guidelines 2021 - Gavin Perkins


Guidelines ERC - System Saving Lives

12:00 - 13:00 CEST

Scientific moderators: Federico Semeraro, Robert Greif & Sebastian Schnaubelt



Apps, dispatch & T-CPR - Theresa Olasveengen

Cardiac Arrest Centers and/or Systems Response System (TBC) - Joyce Yeung

Community awareness campaigns - Andrea Scapigliati

KIDS SAVE LIVES - Daniel Schroeder


Guidelines ERC - Epidemiology

13:30 - 14:30 CEST

Scientific moderators: Jan-Thorsten Gräsner, Anna Bichmann



Introduction- Why do we need an epidemiology chapter in the new guidelines? - Jan- Thorsten Gräsner

EuReCa: a strategy to improve our performance - Leo Bossaert

If you don't know what is going on - you need a registry - Ingvild Tjelmeland

From registry to epidemiology - Jan Wnent

From registry to outcome - Siobhan Masterson

Discussion - Anna Bichmann


Research NET - part 1

14:30 - 15:45 CEST

Scientific moderators: Bernd W. Böttiger, Gavin Perkins & Sabine Nabecker



The ERC Research NET - Welcome, succes and further perspectives - Bernd W. Böttiger, Gavin Perkins

YOUNG ERC - Jessica Rogers

ESCAPE NET - Actual results from HORIZON 2020 EU funded projects - Hanno Tan

Video- Assisted CPR: Influence of video resolution and camera position on CPR quality - Wolfgang A. Wetsch

EuReCa TWO news and bystander sub-group analyses - Jan-Thorsten Gräsner, Jan Wnent

Follow- Up program for first aid providers - Anna Marie Moe Øvstebø

KIDS SAVE LIVES in the world - Federico Semeraro

L.I.F.E.F.O.R.C.E. - Erasmus+ funded project aimin at creating innovative methods and tools for the pre-training of 6-10 year old schoolchildren in CPR - Anastasis Stefanakis

ERC Research NET plans and Perspectives - All

Guidelines ERC - Ethics

15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Scientific moderators: Leo Bossaert, Michael Smith



Interventions to safeguard autonomy - Spyros Mentzelopoulos

Ethical issues during resuscitation - Patrick Van de Voorde

Outcome following cardiac arrest - Keith Couper

Education of resuscitation ethics - Patrick Druwé

Ethics of emergency research - Spyros Mentzelopoulos


Guidelines ERC - Basic Life Support

16:30 - 17:30 CEST

Scientific moderators: Theresa Olasveengen & James Nicholson



High quality CPR - Artem Kuzovlev

Bystander CPR and AEDs - Giuseppe Ristagno

Emergency Medical Dispatch - Mike Smyth


16:30 - 17:45 CEST

Scientific moderators: Federico Semeraro, Hanno Tan & Marieke Blom


- Results of the ESCAPE-NET project - Hanno Tan

- OHCA during the COVID -19 pandemic - Enrico Baldi

- Individual socioeconomic level and survival chances after OHCA - Laura van Dongen

- Dispatch of lay responders to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests - Ellinor Berglund

- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-Associated Lung Edema (CRALE) - a translational study - Aurora Magliocca

Guidelines ERC - Advanced Life Support

18:00 - 19:00 CEST

Scientific moderators: Maria Georgiou & Jas Soar



In hospital - Therese Djärv

Defib - Charles Deakin 

Airway - Jerry Nolan

Drugs - Gavin Perkins

ECPR - Pierre Carli

Guidelines ERC - Post Resuscitation Care

19:30 - 20:30 CEST

Scientific moderators: Jerry Nolan & Clare Morden



Urgent coronary angiography after cardiac arrest - Alain Cariou

TTM - Hans Friberg

Haemodynamic and ventilation targets - Markus Skrifvars

Prognostication - Claudio Sandroni

Rehabilitation after cardiac arrest - Kirstie Haywood


Fireside discussion of Hot Topics

21:00 - 22:00 CEST

Scientific moderators: Koen Monsieurs, Jas Soar, Jessica Rogers & Anna Bichmann




Friday 26 March 2021

World Restart a Heart

08:00 - 09:00 CEST

World Restart a Heart - Results from 2020 and activities for 2021

Scientific moderators: Bernd W. Böttiger, Andy Lockey, Sabine Nabecker



American Heart Association - Dianne Atkins

Arab Resuscitation Council - Abdulmajeed Khan

Asia - Lim Swee Han

Australia and New Zealand - Kevin Nation

Canada - TBC

Europe - Nadine Rott & Carlo Clarens

India - Siddha SC Chakra Rao

South Africa - Kathy Bodmer

South America - Naomi Kondo Nakagawa

Sri Lanka - Nilmini Wijesuriya

ESAIC representative - Bernd W. Böttiger

IFRC - Pascal Cassan

WFSA representative - Jannicke Mellin- Olsen

Discussion - All

Guidelines ERC - Special circumstances

09:00 - 10:00 CEST

Scientific moderators: Carsten Lott & Chris Bishop



Scope and overview - Carsten Lott

Hypovolaemia - TCA - Karl Thies

Electrolyte disorders - Hyperkalaemia - Annette Alfonzo

Hypothermia - Peter Paal

Coronary thrombosis - Violeta González-Salvado

Toxic Agents - Alessandro Barelli

Pulmonary embolism - Anatolij Truhlář

Summary + Discussion - Carsten Lott, All

Research NET - part 2

10:00 - 11:15 CEST

Scientific moderators: Bernd W. Böttiger, Gavin Perkins & Sebastian Schnaubelt



The ERC Research NET - Welcome, success and further perspectives - Bernd W. Böttiger & Gavin Perkins

Two programs for schoolchildren: a 40- minute with handmade low-cost manikin and the 120-minute with intermediate fidelity manikin - Naomi Kondo Nakagawa

Innovation in BLS-AED training in schools and beyond: the AED Training Box - Jean Louis Clint

Results from Ensure, PEACE and COVID-19 studies - Simone Savastano

Smartphone Compression Feedback Device for CPR - SPECIFIC: First results - Stephan Birkmaier

Recent studies in resuscitation - Artem Kuzovlev

mRNA as a novel biomarkers for prognostication after cardiac arrest - Yasmeen Taalab

REBOA in non- traumatic cardiac arrest - a new field of research - Robert Greif & Anja Levis

ERC Research NET plans and Perspectives - All

Guidelines ERC - Paediatrics

10:30 - 11:30 CEST

Scientific moderators: Patrick Van de Voorde & Kasper Lauridsen



PLS- pre-arrest - Jana Djakow

PBLS - Dominique Biarent

PALS- Nigel Turner

Guidelines ERC - Newborn Life Support

12:00 - 13:00 CEST

Scientific moderators: John Madar & Franziska Markel



Introduction and overview - John Madar

Cord management and thermal care - Charles Roehr

Assessment and stimulation - Mario Rüdiger

Airway and breathing- Tomasz Szczapa

Chest compressions, drugs and prognosis - Jonathan Wyllie


12:30 - 13:30 CEST

Chair: Jessica Rogers

Judges: Federico Semeraro & Clare Morden


TBC- speakers will be those who are selected to present their competition entry

For more information on this competition, click here


Guidelines ERC - Education

13:30 - 14:30 CEST

Scientific moderators: Robert Greif, Salma Shammet & Sabine Nabecker



The principles of medical education applied to resuscitation - Patricia Conaghan

Teaching high-quality resuscitation and its effect on outcome - Andy Lockey

Technology enhanced education and simulation to teach resuscitation - Joyce Yeung

Faculty development to improve education for different target groups - Jan Breckwoldt

Restarting ERC courses in 2021

14:30 - 15:45 CEST

Scientific moderators: Koen Monsieurs, Robert Greif & Patricia Conaghan



Restarting ILS/ALS courses - Carsten Lott

Restarting BLS courses - Federico Semeraro

Restarting PLS courses - Patrick Van de Voorde

Restarting NLS courses - John Madar

Guidelines ERC - First Aid

15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Scientific moderators: David Zideman & Jessica Rogers



Management of heat stroke by cooling - Nici Singletary

Cooling of thermal burns - Therese Djärv

Dental avulsion - Vere Borra

Recognition of stroke - Daniel Meyran

Presyncope - Pascal Cassan

Closing Ceremony

16:30 - 17:00 CEST

Koen Monsieurs & Federico Semeraro