Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Symposium

We were pleased to host the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Symposium on base back in February, and we are delighted to be able to bring you the recorded talks that featured on the day. Unfortunately we weren’t able to share the prehospital ECMOcpr demonstration due to the quality of the recording but there’s plenty more goodness here.

Demitris Yannopoulos

Born in London, UK, Dr. Yannopoulos received his M.D. from the University of Athens in Greece. He completed his medicine residency and general-cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Following an interventional-cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Yannopoulos joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 2008. In March 2010, he became the research director for interventional cardiology.

Dr. Yannopoulos is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include emergent cardiac care, coronary-artery disease, and congenital and peripheral intervention.

Dr. Yannopoulos’s research involves cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hypothermia, and myocardial salvage during acute coronary syndromes. He is considered an authority in cardiorespiratory interactions and hypothermia during CPR. His work in the laboratories of Dr. Keith Lurie (at the University of Minnesota) and Dr. Henry Halperin (at Johns Hopkins University) has helped change current CPR practices.

Dr. Yannopoulos is a member of the American Heart Association’s CPR guidelines-writing committee, and of the basic life support and research working-group subcommittees. He also serves on the organization committee for the AHA’s Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS), the largest international conference addressing CPR and emergent cardiac/trauma care. Find him on Twitter here: @DYannopoulos

Natalie Kruit

Prehospital and retrieval specialist, CareFlight, NSW. Cardiac anaesthetist and ECMO lead Westmead Hospital Sydney. Flight lieutenant, Australian Defence Force. Find her on Twitter here: @nattiejpk

Mark Dennis

Dr Mark Dennis is a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiology – University of Sydney (USyd), and Clinical Imaging Specialist at Macquarie University Hospital. Mark completed his graduate medical degree (MBBS) with Honours at the University of Sydney where he was a University Medallist. He then completed his cardiology training at RPAH and subsequently went on to complete his PhD in congenital heart disease for which he was awarded a Research Training Program Scholarship and CSANZ Paediatric & Congenital Council Travelling Scholarship. 

Mark has active clinical and research interests in cardiovascular imaging and acute cardiovascular care with mechanical circulatory support. He has completed advanced training in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) obtaining Society of CMR Level III Accreditation and Fellowship with the Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (FSCMR). He has also completed the European Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) CMR Congenital Heart Disease Examination and additional training in Structural Heart CT for Valvular Heart Interventions both within Australia and internationally. He holds further advanced qualifications in Echocardiography (Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound) and has completed the American Society of Echocardiography structural heart program. He is a member of, and provides imaging support for, the RPAH Structural Heart Team.

Co-Chief Investigator EVIDENCE trial (OHCA trial) commencing July 1st 2021 in Sydney, NSW. Find him on Twitter here: @DrMDCardio

Hergen Buscher

Specialist Intensive Care Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. ECMO Research Lead St. Vincent’s Hospital. Specialist for Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Preclinical Emergency Medicine (Germany), Conjoint Senior Lecturer University of NSW and an ECMO Retrieval Physician. Find him on Twitter here: @HerxxAU

Richard Totaro

Dr. Richard Totaro graduated from UNSW and trained at Royal North Shore Hospital, The Princess Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Camperdown and Rush Presbyterian-St Lukes Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Totaro is the Director of the Intensive Care Unit at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and is Co-Director of the Intensive Care Service at RPAH, a leader of the ECMO service at RPAH and a VMO at Strathfield Private Hospital. He is a member the General Clinical RCA Review Committee of the NSW CEC. Dr Totaro has an interest in extracorporeal respiratory and cardiac support and is an ECMO Retrieval Physician. 

Andrew Coggins

Emergency Physician at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. He is a Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at the University of Sydney and frequently involved with the supervision of medical and nursing staff as well as the teaching of medical students. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He is interested in free open access medical education (FOAM) and started the popular website http://www.emergencypedia.com in 2013. His particular interests include teamwork in healthcare, simulation based medical education, medical systems and development of the postgraduate Emergency Medicine curriculum. 

Dr Coggins is currently working on the following strategic priorities as part of his role in Simulation in Western Sydney: A sustainable and evidence based simulation curriculum for junior doctors at Westmead Hospital; and Training of Skilled Facilitators to improve the future of training at Westmead, in particular in the area of healthcare ‘debriefing’. ED ECMO CPR lead at Westmead Hospital. Find him on Twitter here: @coggi33

Marty Nichols

Critical care paramedic GSA-HEMS, NSW Ambulance. Critical care paramedic educator. Clinical Senior Lecturer, Sydney University. Adjunct Lecturer, School of Biomedical Science, Charles Sturt University. Vice-chair Australasian College of Paramedicine. Find him on Twitter here: @martynichols9

Sophie Dyson

Associate Director, NSW Ambulance. After graduating from the University of Oxford in Mathematics, Sophie worked as an actuary in the UK and Australia for 20 years, focusing on health care financing and funding since 2001. She completed a Bachelor of Paramedic Practice at the University of Tasmania (Rozelle campus) in 2017 and currently works as a paramedic. 

Brian Burns

Research Director GSA-HEMS, NSW Ambulance. Prehospital and retrieval specialist, NSW Ambulance. Emergency Physician, Northern Beaches Hospital. A/Prof Emergency Medicine, Sydney University. Resuscitology Faculty. Co-Chief Investigator EVIDENCE trial. Find him on Twitter here: @HawkmoonHEMS

About Natalie May

EM and PEM-trained UK doctor working in Prehospital & Retrieval Medicine in Australia. Evolving medical education interest, running enthusiast, karaoke queen. Here for the #FOAMed.
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