Janusz Andres
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at University of Krakow, Poland. Past President and Honorary Member of the Polish Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy. President of the Polish Resuscitation Council. Chairperson of the Committee for European Education in Anaesthesiology and Council member, European Society of Anaesthesiology.

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Richard Aickin

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John Ballance
Hereford, UK

Retired consultant anaesthetist, Hereford Hospitals

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Roberto Barcala-Furelos
University of Vigo. Spain

Professor and Head of lifesaving research group (University of Vigo)

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Farzin Beygui
Caen University Hospital

Chair of the pre-hospital working group of the Acute cardiovascular care association of the ESC

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Tonje Søraas Birkenes
Laerdal Medical, Stavanger Norway

She works as a Senior Scientist for Laerdal Medical, and has nine years of experience in research and development in Telephone-CPR (T-CPR), from both national and international projects.  She has a PhD degree from University of Oslo with focus on how to train lay people in T-CPR and optimizing the communication with medical emergency response.

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Leo Bossaert
University of Antwerp, Belgium

Cardiologist, Intensivist.

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Bernd Böttiger

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Natale Daniele Brunetti
University of Foggia, Italy

Dr Natale Daniele Brunetti, MD, graduated ‘cum laude’ at ‘Aldo Moro’ University in Bari and completed his studies with a post-graduate in Cardiology ‘cum laude’, a PhD in Cardiovascular Clinics at University of Foggia, and fellowships in Germany and Sweden.
Assistant Professor since 2008, he’s now Associate Professor of Cardiology at University of Foggia, where his research fields include inflammation in cardiovascular disease, stress cardiomyopathy, tele-cardiology and pre-hospital care of cardiovascular disease.
Dr Brunetti is fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, member of the ESC Working Group on Pre-hospital Care and Working group on Myocardial & Pericardial Disease, past-chair of the Working Group of the Italian Society of Cardiology on Tele-Cardiology and Informatics, peer-reviewer for several international journals and editorial board member for the European Research in Telemedicine journal and Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare.
He has published more than 400 papers in international journals and congress proceedings.

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Clifton W. Callaway
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Dr. Callaway is Professor, Vice-Chair, and Ronald D. Stewart Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh. His clinical research is particularly focused on improving brain recovery after resuscitation.  Dr. Callaway is an investigator for the Resuscitations Outcome Consortium, the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trial network, and the new SIREN emergency research trial network.  He is immediate past chair of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Committee and past co-chair of the Advanced Life Support Task Force for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

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Alain Cariou
Cochin University Hospital and Paris Descartes University, Paris, France

Alain Cariou is Professor of intensive care medicine and therapeutics at Paris Descartes University, and senior physician in the Medical ICU of Cochin University Hospital (APHP) in Paris, France. He is also associate researcher at INSERM, U970 in the Paris Cardiovascular Research Center (PARCC), in which he is involved in the Sudden Death Expertize Center. He is expert in the field of post-resuscitation care as reflected by his past and present clinical research activities regarding early coronary reperfusion and targeted temperature management in this population. He also recently leaded a research program focusing on pharmacological protective effect of erythropoietin analogs in post-cardiac arrest patients.

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Pascal Cassan
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent

Pascal CASSAN – Emergency Physician, Head of the Global First Aid Reference Centre of the International Federation Of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) since 2013, National Medical Advisor of the French Red Cross since 1990, representing the national societies of red cross and red crescent within the executive committee and then the General assembly of the European Resuscitation Council since 1995. He was co-chairman of the BLS working group of ERC.
He is a fellow of ERC.
Pascal began first aid volunteer in the French Red Cross in 1977.
His relevant experience includes the following:
♣    Emergency physician in Paris since 1990.
♣    Currently manage the coordination and the harmonization of first aid within the network of 190 national society members of IFRC and have coordinated the 2016 IFRC First Aid and resuscitation guidelines.
♣    Currently member of the board of the French Resuscitation council.
♣    Currently member of the French Society on Emergency medecine and of the French society on Disaster Medicine.
Involved in developing training material on first aid and resuscitation.

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Maaret Castren
Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Head of the department of emergency medicine and services and professor in emergency medicine, past president of ERC.

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Diana Cimpoesu

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Robin Davies
Heart of England NHS Trust

Robin trained as a nurse in north London initially working across a number of acute specialities before becoming a resuscitation officer in 1999.
Since then he has been involved in research in resuscitation, the international and national guideline development process and the development of educational materials for the Advanced Life Support Course.
Robin has numerous Resuscitation Council (UK) responsibilities including membership of ALS and FEEL course committees.
He has presented on resuscitation topics nationally and internationally and has been co-chair of the ERC CPR competition since its inception.

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Emmy De Buck
Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Belgian Red Cross-Flanders, Belgium

Emmy De Buck (°20/02/1979) obtained her Master degree in Applied Sciences and a PhD in Medical Sciences at the KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium. In 2009 she started her career at the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders where she was co-founder of the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBaP), which provides scientific support to diverse activities of the Red Cross, from blood supply to first aid. She is currently head of CEBaP where she is responsible for developing evidence-based guidelines (both national and international) and systematic reviews, all published in peer-reviewed journals. From 2016 onwards she is also appointed as Assistant Professor at the KU Leuven, where she supports medical students in the development of systematic reviews.

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Charles D. Deakin
University Hospital Southampton, United Kingdom

Professor Charles Deakin is Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Cardiac Intensive Care at University Hospital Southampton, and Professor of Resuscitation and Prehospital Emergency Medicine at Southampton University. He has been involved with resuscitation science since 1993 and is also the Divisional Medical Director of South Central Ambulance Service, clinical lead for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Honorary Civilian Consultant Advisor in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine to the British Army.
Charles has until recently chaired the ALS Committee for the European Resuscitation Council and was the Co-Chair of the ILCOR ALS Committee for the 2005 and 2010 guidelines revision. His research interests include prehospital airway management, drugs and mechanical devices in ALS, defibrillation, and delivery of bystander resuscitation instructions by telephone.

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Joe Fawke
University Hospitals Leicester, University of Leicester and Resuscitation Council (UK)

I am a Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer working in Leicester, UK. My Resuscitation Council (UK) work includes chairing the Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) working group, co-editing the  ARNI course manual and being a member of the NLS subcommittee. I co-direct the Leicester Neonatal Simulation Team and have developed and run a neonatal high high fidelity simulation instructor course. My other educational work includes being a Paediatric Training programme Director.

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Hans Friberg
Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. Background in experimental brain research. Post cardiac arrest care and target temperature management, senior author of the TTM-trial. Present position at Center for Cardiac Arrest at Lund University and planning for the TTM2-trial.

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Michael Fries
St. Vincenz Krankenhaus, Abteilung für Anästhesie und operative Intensivmedizin, Limburg an der Lahn

Currently Dr. Fries is the head of the department of Anesthesia and intensive care of St. Vincenz Hospital in Limburg. He previously was a senior attending physician at the University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen. After completing a research fellowship at the renowned Institute of Critical Care Medicine under the supervision of Prof. Max Harry Weil his main research focus is the development of novel strategies to improve neurological outcomes after CPR using medical gases and intravascular resuscitation devices.

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Marios Georgiou
American Medical Center - Cyprus

Faculty for the School of Nursing in Cyprus for 10 Years. Organized and coordinate Resuscitation service at Nicosia General Hospital. University of Nicosia & St George's Medical School lecturer. Director of Nursing since 2013 at American Medical Center in Cyprus. Currently ERC Board Director of External Affairs.

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Patric Goldstein
ED and SAMU Lille university hospital France

Doctor Patrick Goldstein is Head of the Emergency Medicine department and Medical Assistance Service (SAMU) at the University Hospital of Lille, France. Dr. Goldstein’s work has been entirely dedicated to emergency care, and more particularly to the area of pre-hospital emergency care, and he has coordinated national multicenter studies on cardiovascular and traumatic emergencies.
Dr. Goldstein studied Medicine at the University of Lille. From 1980 to 1982 he worked as an assistant health professional at the University Hospital. In 1981, he became an anesthetist and intensivist.
Dr. Goldstein is the past president of the French Society of emergency medicine. He is also a co-editor of several French and international reviews and was the principal investigator in the Assessment of the Safety and Efficacy of a New Thrombolytic (ASSENT) 3 Plus Trial. He is also an investigator in the French Nationwide FAST 2005 Registry and is one of the principal investigators for the FAST 2010 registry. He is member of the executive committee of the  STREAM trial and ACCOAST trial. He is also member of the steering committee of the EUROMAX trial and chairman on the  MULTIPRAC European survey. He is also member of the steering committee of the MOVE ON and PRINCESS II trial
Dr Goldstein has authored more than 50 publications in the field of emergency care in journals such as Stroke, Circulation, Heart, Critical Care, the European Journal of Emergency Medicine, Lancet, European heart Journal, Acute cardiovascular care  and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr Goldstein is on the editorial board of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine and serves on the editorial advisory board of Acute Coronary Syndromes and acute cardiovascular care.

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Jan-Thorsten Gräsner
University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Insitute for Emergency Medicine, Germany

Jan-Thorsten Gräsner, MD,  is the director of the insitute for emergency medicine at University medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He is an emergency physician and associated Professor for anaesthesiology. Within the ERC Family he ist responsible for the EuReCa Project, the European Registry of Cardiac Arrest.

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Robert Tino Greif
Bern University Hospital and Univiersity of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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Monika Grünfeld
Community Health Centre, Prehospital Unit, Kranj, Slovenia

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Anthony J. Handley
Cambridge, United Kingdom

ERC Board Director (Treasurer) and Vice-Chair of BLS/AED Working Group.  Cardiology Consultant, British Airways. Chief Medical Adviser, Royal Life Saving Society UK.  Honorary Medical Officer, Irish Water Safety.   Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Colchester, UK.  Past Chair, Resuscitation Council (UK).  Past Chair BLS/AED committees, ERC, RC (UK) and ILCOR .

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Kirstie Haywood

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Rudolph Koster
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ruud Koster is clinical cardiologist in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. He studied prevention of lethal arrhythmia’s early after acute MI and shifted his attention to pre-hospital cardiac arrest and resuscitation since the early 90’s.
He was board member of the ERC until 2015, member of the task force BLS-AED for ILCOR in 2005 and 2015 and served as co-chair BLS for the 2010 resuscitation guidelines. He participated in the writing group of the ERC 2010 and 2015 Guidelines, as well as the Netherlands Resuscitation Guidelines since 2002. He serves in the Steering Committee of the EuReCaOne and Two registry studies of European Cardiac Arrest.
He studied the effectiveness of automated external defibrillators in the Netherlands since 2000. He is director of a large prospective prehospital registry (AmsteRdam REsuscitation STudies, ARREST).

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Lionel Lamhaut
University of Paris Descartes and Necker Hospital (APHP), Paris, France

MD, PhD in public health

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Andy Lockey
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust, Halifax, United Kingdom

Consultant in Emergency Medicine; Honorary Secretary - Resuscitation Council (UK)

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Carsten Lott
Universitätsmedizin Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany

Consultant Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine

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Ian Maconochie

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John Madar

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Spyros Mentzelopoulos
First Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

I am a Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. Two years ago, I was appointed Associate Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, after having served 4 years as Assistant Professor and another 4 years as Lecturer. My Research fields include Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Mechanical Ventilation, Nosocomial Infections, Airway Management, and Ethical Practices in Resuscitation and End of Life.

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Koen Monsieurs
Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium

Koen Monsieurs is professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and Director of the Emergency Department at the University Hospital in Antwerp. He graduated from medical school at Antwerp University and specialised in internal medicine, intensive care medicine and emergency medicine.

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Peter Morley
University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia

Senior Specialist, Intensive Care Unit, and Chief Medical Information Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dean of Clinical School, Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne.
Chair of the Assessment Committee and Board Member for the College of Intensive Care Medicine.
Chair of the Australian Resuscitation Council, and representative on the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation. Evidence Evaluation Expert for the ILCOR international consensus process for resuscitation science 2005, 2010 and 2015, and member of the Continuous Evidence Evaluation working group.

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Laurie J. Morrison
Rescu, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario Canada

Dr. Morrison is the Robert & Dorothy Pitts Research Chair in Acute Care & Emergency Medicine, Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  She leads Rescu, the largest resuscitation research program in the world focusing on the evaluation of time sensitive interventions in acute emergencies (www.rescu.ca). She is a US National Institute of Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Brain Canada funded investigator.  She contributes to the International Liaison Council on Resuscitation Consensus on Science Statements and the AHA Guidelines since 2005.   

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Michael Müller

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Kevin Nation
New Zealand Resuscitation Council

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Robert Neumar

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Jerry Nolan
University of Bristol and Royal United Hospital, Bath, United Kingdom

Jerry Nolan is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK and Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK. He trained at Bristol Medical School (MB ChB 1983) and undertook anaesthesia and critical care training in the UK in Plymouth, Bristol, Bath and Southampton, and at the Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore in the United States.

Jerry is Chairman of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), past Chairman of the Resuscitation Council (UK), and the immediate past Co-chairman of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). He received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiac Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association in 2016. Jerry is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resuscitation.

Jerry’s research interests are in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway management, and post-cardiac arrest treatment – he has authored over 300 original papers, reviews and editorials on these topics. He is currently a co-investigator for two ongoing randomised controlled trials in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK: PARAMEDIC-2 – adrenaline versus placebo and AIRWAYS-2 – igel versus tracheal intubation.

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Gavin Perkins
University of Warwick and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

Gavin Perkins is Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Warwick and National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator.  He leads the emergency and critical care group within Warwick Clinical Trials Unit.   The group have active research programmes in resuscitation science with work streams including regionalised cardiac arrest care, the national out of hospital cardiac arrest registry, CPR quality improvement, PARAMEDIC-1 (LUCAS mechanical CPR) and PARAMEDIC-2 (Adrenaline) Trials.
Prof Perkins directs the Masters level Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Critical Care Practice which supports the training of Critical Care Paramedics for regional air ambulance and other partners.
Clinically he holds appointments as a Consultant Physician in Critical Care Medicine at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and MERIT Team Consultant with West Midlands Ambulance Service.
His national roles include being Chair of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Community Resuscitation Committee and a Director of Research for the Intensive Care Foundation.  Internationally he is Chair of the European Resuscitation Council Scientific Committee and BLS/AED Working Group and Co-Chair for the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation.

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Charles-Christoph Roehr
University of Oxford, Newborn Services, John Radcliffe Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford

Charles Christoph Roehr (M.D., PhD.) is a neonatal intensivist and clinical researcher, currently an hon. Senior Clinical Lecturer at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford, UK. His special interest is neonatal stabilization/ resuscitation and non-invasive respiratory support.
Charles studied Medicine in Berlin, Germany. He had his Paediatric training in the UK (Oxford) and at the Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin. Following the completion of his research and teaching degree at the Charité (Habilitation), Charles spent almost 2 years as post-doc researcher and clinician with Professors S. Hooper and P. Davis in Melbourne, Australia (2012-14) before he took up his position at Oxford.
Charles is an avid researcher and a strong proponent of evidence-based neonatology. He has published over 70 peer reviewed scientific articles and is one of the guideline authors of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines on neonatal stabilization/ resuscitation and a guideline writing group member of the neonatal section of ILCOR.
On the European level, Charles is very active as officer of education, European Society of Neonatology (ESN) and council member and President-Elect of the European Society of Neonatology (ESPR); he chairs the European Scientific Collaboration of Neonatal Resuscitation Research (ESCNR) and is the head of the European Respiratory Society’s neonatal and intensive care group (ERS Group 7.05).

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Marc Sabbe
University Hospitals, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Marc Sabbe MD PhD, born 1960, is an anesthesiologist with special competence in Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine and Disaster Management.
He is clinically active in the Department of Emergency Medicine of the University Hospitals of Leuven (1950 beds), including supervision of medical care for patients, supervision of physicians, nurses and students, organization of the emergency department and follow-up of research projects.
He is a professor in Emergency and Disaster Medicine and lecturer-in-chief at the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
He is a member of several advisory boards and foundations and international working parties.
He is one of the founders of the Belgian (BeSEDiM) and European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)and fulfilled several functions in both organizations. He is a member of more than a few scientific societies.
He is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine and reviewer for numerous international scientific journals.
During his career he gave more than 200 lectures at national and international meetings and has more than 250 publications in journals and books on his name.

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Claudio Sandroni
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care - Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

Dr. Claudio Sandroni is Assistant Professor in Intensive Care Medicine and Resuscitation at the Catholic University School of Medicine in Rome, Italy.  He is responsible for post-cardiac arrest treatment in a 21-bed ICU.
As a researcher in the field of resuscitation, he focused on the epidemiology and treatment of in-hospital cardiac arrest, CPR education, and post-resuscitation care. 

Claudio Sandroni has been member of the European Resuscitation Council since 1996, where he serves as member of the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Working Group since 2005. He has been appointed ERC Fellow (FERC) in 2011. He co-authored the ERC 2010 Guidelines on Basic Life Support, the ERC 2015 Guidelines on Advanced Life Support, and the ERC 2010 and 2015 Guidelines on Cardiac Arrest in Special Circumstances.  He is member of the Editorial Board of Resuscitation, Official Journal of ERC.
Dr. Sandroni is Deputy Chair of the Trauma and Emergency Medicine (TEM) Section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and member of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA), associated to the European Society of Cardiology. (2016).
Dr. Sandroni is also founder member of the Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC) (1994) where he serves as member of the Scientific Committee (2011- to date). He is a co-Editor of the IRC Manual on Post-Resuscitation Care (2017, in press).  
Within the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Dr. Sandroni participated to the evidence review process leading to the 2010 and 2015 Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR). His assigned topics included donation from patients who are brain dead after cardiac arrest  and prognostication in comatose patients after cardiac arrest.

In 2014 Dr. Sandroni led the Writing Group of the ERC-ESICM Statement on Prognostication in Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest and participated as a senior author to the ERC-ESICM Guidelines on Post-Resuscitation Care.

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Ferenc Sari
Clinical Training Center, Skellefteå, Sweden

Current Position: Senior Consultant of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Medical Advisor of Clinical Training Center, Medical Advisor of Ambulance Services, Medical Advisor of Emergency Department, Skellefteå Hospital
Previous Assignments: Director of General, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Skellefteå Hospital
Medical Director of Anaesthesia and Operations, Linköping University Hospital

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Joachim Schlieber
AUVA Trauma Center, Salzburg, Austria

Consultant for Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, Prehospital Emergency Medicine Specialist with a special interest in resuscitation. Working at AUVA Trauma Center in Salzburg and for OEAMTC HEMS (ÖAMTC Flugrettung). Chairing the International Course Committee for Immediate Life Support of European Resuscitation Council.

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Federico Semeraro
Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy

President Italian Resuscitation Council, ALS European Resuscitation Council WG, Kids save lives Project Leader, FERC, National Coordinator EuReca for Italy

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Eunice (‘Nici’) Singletary
University of Virginia, USA

Nici Singletary, MD, FACEP, is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, USA, and current Chair of the ILCOR First Aid Task Force. She has been active in first aid and prehospital care for over 30 years as a provider, instructor or trainer of CPR, First Aid, First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Outdoor Emergency Care courses, and as a member of the National Ski Patrol. She is Chair of the First Aid Sub Council of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Committee, a member of the ILCOR Continuous Evidence Evaluation Working Group, and has been an ILCOR/IFASAB First Aid Task Force member or chair since 2007.

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Jasmeet Soar
Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Working Group Chair European Resuscitation Council, ALS Task Force Chair  International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, & Editor Resuscitation. I work full time as a clinician. I am a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.

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Kjetil Sunde
Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Kjetil Sunde, Prof, MD, PhD, FERC is an anaesthesiologist, working 50% clinically as an intensivist, and 50% with research, mainly around cardiac arrest management. The latter for the last 20 years. Former co chair of ALS in ERC, and current chair of the TEM (Trauma and Emergency Medicine) section in ESICM.

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Hildigunnur Svavarsdóttir
Akureyri Hospital, Akureyri Iceland

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Karl Thies
Birmingham Children’s Hospital,  UK

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine, Birmingham Children's Hospital & West-Midlands Ambulance Service;
Chair European Trauma Course  Organisation,  Chair SSC Critical  Emergency Medicine - Trauma and Resuscitation of the European Society of Anaesthesiology

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Jonathan Tilsed

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Georg Trummer
Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg/Germany

Georg Trummer MD, is attendant of cardiovascular surgery at the University Hospital in Freiburg/Germany. He is specialized in the field of intensive-care medicine in cardiovascular patients and short term extracorporeal circulatory support systems.  His research at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) started in 2003. Together with Friedhelm Beyersdorf and Christoph Benk he has been focusing in the field of “Controlled Reperfusion of the Whole Body” (CARL). This research group succeeded with an ambitious preclinical setting, providing substantial knowledge regarding the reduction of ischemia-reperfusion injury after acute circulatory arrest.  Consequently, a designated reperfusion-protocol for patients who require a prolonged resuscitation has been developed. First clinical results were promising, providing the opportunity to continue the research activities within a Start-up Company (Resuscitec Ltd.). Focus of this enterprise is the further development of protocols and systems for CARL may offering a reduction of mortality and neurologic injury in resuscitated patients.

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Patrick Van De Voorde
Ghent University - Ghent University Hospital - Fed. Dpt. Health; Belgium

Prof dr Patrick Van de Voorde works as a consultant emergency medicine  in the University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium. He is appointed as docent ‘paediatric emergency medicine’ at the University of Ghent. Since 2013 he also functions as medical director of the Emergency Dispatch Centre 112 for Eastern-Flanders. He is the chair of the international course committee of the European Pediatric Life Support courses of the ERC  He is a member of the paediatric section of the European Society of Emergency medicine and the REPEM representative to the  steering committee of the (global) Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN). He is taskforce member to the pediatric ILCOR taskforce.

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Ulrich Von Kirchbach
Bürgermeister für Kultur, Integration, Soziales und Senioren der Stadt Freiburg im Breisgau

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Heidrun Thaiss
Director of  The Federal Centre for Prevention and Health Promotion (BZgA)

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