Annual Conference

5th Annual Conference

Doubling Cardiac Arrest

June 5, 2020

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan


“The future of resuscitation medicine and the role of advanced perfusion and  reperfusion therapies in refractory out of hospital cardiac arrest”

Dr. Yannopoulos has published more than 110 articles and many book chapters on the field of resuscitation.  He has received funding from the NIH to evaluate methods to improve neurological outcomes after prolonged untreated arrest. He is the recipient of the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award which evaluates ways to mitigate reperfusion injury after cardiac arrest.

Dr. Yannopoulos is the PI of the ACCESS trial, a phase III, multicenter US trial that assesses the effect of early access to cardiac catheterization on survival to hospital discharge for patients resuscitated after VF OHCA. Dr. Yannopoulos, in the collaboration of the Twin Cities EMS directors, has established the first ECMO-based resuscitation protocol in the US for refractory VF OHCA patients.

With the support of the Helmsley Charitable Trust, he is currently and actively assessing ways to implement prehospital circulatory support for cardiac arrest victims and transform prehospital care for extremely time critical interventions.

Demetri Yannopoulos, MD

Keynote Speaker

You will be taken to our online registration through Eventbrite 

Requests for Proposoals
Deadline for Proposals March 22, 2019

Conference Agenda

7:45-8:30     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45     Welcome, Overview, Thank You
                     Dr. Pribble


8:45-9:00     Survivor Story

9:00-9:45     CARES Update: Importance of Data
                     Drs. Neumar, Fales and Teri Shields

9:45-10:15     Survivor Stories

10:15-10:30    Break

10:30-11:00    Community Presentations:  Local initiatives to improve cardiac arrest                            survival 

11:00-12:00     Keynote Address:  Future of Resuscitation Medicine in Refractory OHCA 

           Dr.  Yannopoulos

12:00-12:30     Lunch & Networking

12:30-1:00      Survivor Stories


1:00-1:30        MI HEARTSafe Schools: The Michigan Experience

                       Dr. Pribble, Kristy Karasinski and Karan Hervey 

11:30-2:15       Post - Arrest Catheterization: To Cath or Not to Cath? 

                       Drs. Yannopoulos and Nallamothu

2:15-2:30       Break

2:30-3:00       Post Cardiac Arrest Care: Injury Domains and Phenotypes
Dr. Reynolds

3:00-3:30       ICU-care after Cardiac Arrest- the Lund Protocol

                       Dr. Friberg

4:15-4:30        Panel Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here?”

                       Dr. O’Neil and panelists

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Conference Speakers

William Fales, M.D., FACEP, FAEMS
Chief Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine,
State of Michigan

Hans Friberg, M.D., PhD
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Lund University

Karan Harvey, RN, BSN
Nursing Supervisor, Saline Area Schools

Anthony Hsu, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Kristy Karasinski, MPH
Program Coordinator, MI Dept. of Health

Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D., MPH, FACC, FAHA Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

Robert Neumar, M.D., PhD
Chair, Emergency Medicine, Michigan Medicine

Brian O’Neil, M.D., FACEP, FAHA
Chair, Emergency Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University

James Pribble, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, Michigan Medicine

Joshua Reynolds, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, Spectrum Health System

Theresa Shields, RN, BSN
Executive Director, SaveMIHeart

Demetri Yannopoulos, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium

Continuing Medical Education 

EMS Continuing Education: Participants will

receive 5.5 EMS CEs for full day participation. All

levels (MFR, EMT, Specialist/AEMT, Paramedic).

Specific credit categories pending.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providerships of Beaumont Health and SaveMIHeart. Beaumont Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
Beaumont Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Thank you to our sponsors

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David T. Wujczyk & Associates

If you would like to become a sponsor, please fill out the Sponsor Form and return form to:
Attn: Matt Rose
1200 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone:  (734) 477-6549
FAX:      (734) 971-4385