Souhail Alouini
Tunisian Resuscitation Council


Lars W. Andersen
Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

Lars W. Andersen is an associate professor at the Research Center for Emergency Medicine in Aarhus, Denmark and collaborates with the Center for Resuscitation Science in Boston, United States. His research focus is primarily within advanced life support interventions during in-hospital cardiac arrest. He is an editorial board member at Resuscitation and is a member of the advanced life support task force at ILCOR. 

Marieke A.R. Bak
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Richard Beale
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and King's College London, United Kingdom

Professor Richard Beale is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at King's College London, and a Consultant Intensivist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He has been active in the fields of sepsis, lung injury, patient monitoring and informatics, and is a past Executive Committee Member and Research Committee Chair within the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and is also one of the ESICM's representatives on the Steering Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.


Jonathan Benger
University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care, NHS England.
Professor of Emergency Care, University of the West of England, Bristol.
Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
Jonathan Benger is Professor of Emergency Care in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England. He leads the Emergency and Critical Care Research Theme, and his main research interests relate to emergency and pre-hospital care, cardiac arrest, workforce and design research.
Jonathan is also a NHS Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Care. He does regular clinical work at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and with the Great Western Air Ambulance, which he helped to establish as its first Medical Advisor between 2007 and 2011.
In May 2013 Jonathan was appointed National Clinical Director for Urgent Care at NHS England. He is currently engaged in implementing the NHS England review of Urgent and Emergency Care, led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, and the Urgent Care elements of the NHS Five Year Forward View.

Farhan Bhanji
Department of Pediatrics, McGill University. Montreal, Canada. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canada

Farhan Bhanji is an Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) at McGill University and the Associate Director, Assessment Strategy and Quality at the Royal College of Physicians of Canada – where he supports the Examinations (and assessment practices) for the 68 Specialties and 126 National Examinations.

Farhan is the immediate past Chair of the Education Committee for Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the American Heart Association. Additionally, he serves as the education lead in Resuscitation for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and is the Vice-Chair of the Education, Implementation and Teams taskforce of International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). He was the Co-Chair of the American Heart Association Education Summit held in Chicago in February of 2017.

Farhan has previously served as the Director of the Fellowship in Health Professions Education at McGill University as well as the Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He was the inaugural recipient of the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Faculty Scholar in Medical Education at McGill (Educational Scholarship) and served as a Visiting Professor at the Medical Education Development Center of Gifu University, Japan from January to March 2013.

Dominique Biarent
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Head of Emergency department and Intensive care" of the "Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola Bruxelles. Honorary secretary of the Belgian Resuscitation Council; First chief editor of the European Paediatric Life Support Course and of the European Paediatric Immediate Life Support (EPILS), Honorary Member of ERC; FERC; Task Force member of ILCOR 2002-2015, Member of the SEC (Paediatric) , Chairwoman of the Belgian Association of Paediatric Intensivists.


Marieke Blom
Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marieke Blom is working as an epidemiologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. She has been involved in sudden cardiac arrest research for over a decade. Her work includes both studies in risk factors of sudden cardiac arrest as well as resuscitation science. Presently she coordinates the ESCAPE-NET project (with Hanno Tan) and the ARREST study (with Rudy Koster, Steffie Beesems and Hanno Tan).


Leo Bossaert
European Resuscitation Council, Representative of the Advisory Committee
University of Antwerp, Belgium


Bernd W. Böttiger
University Hospital of Cologne, Germany

Bernd W. Böttiger is Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne and Chairman of the German Resuscitation Council (GRC). He is working for the European Resuscitation Council since 2008, initially as Chairman and since 2013 as Director Science and Research. Since 2014 he is member of the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”, and since 2015 he is board member of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI). Since 2017 he is elected as member of the advisory board of the DIVI-Foundation and of the Scientific Committee “Resuscitation, Emergency Medicine and Trauma” of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. He is currently reelected as a member of the “Advanced Life Support” task force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.
He is specialized in emergency medicine. His research focus is resuscitation, bystander CPR, KIDS SAVE LIVES and cerebral reperfusion.

Adriana Boccuzzi
S. Luigi University Hospital - Orbassano (TO) - Italy

Since March 2017: Medical Director of Emergency Medicine Division S. Luigi University Hospital (TO) - Italy. From 1999 to February 2017: Consultant in Internal and Emergency Medicine - HDU - S. G. Bosco Hospital - Torino – Italy. Since 2014: Adjunct Professor in Emergency Medicine at S. Luigi Gonzaga - University of Turin - Medical School. Since November 2017: Italian Resuscitation Council Vice Chair. From November 2015 to November 2017: Italian Resuscitation Council Board Member. From 2013 to 2015: ALS-ILS Chief of IRC Committee.


Janet Bray
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Associate Professor Bray (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) is a Heart Foundation Fellow, Associate Director of the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC), Chair of the Aus-ROC Australia and New Zealand OHCA Epistry, a EIT ILCOR Task Force Member, Council Member for the Australian Resuscitation Council; and Editorial Board Member for Resuscitation. Her research program is focused on improving outcomes for acute cardiovascular events (i.e. cardiac arrest, heart attacks and strokes) through improving: 1) patient recognition and response to acute symptoms and 2) diagnosis and emergency care.

Sam José Brixius
Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg/Bad Krozingen, Germany

Medical Student in Freiburg, Germany


David Bywater
Scottish Ambulance Service, United Kingdom

Dave Bywater – Consultant Paramedic Dave joined the Scottish Ambulance Service in 1996. He has experience working in remote and rural as well as urban environments. He has worked across all areas of the service. In his current role as Consultant Paramedic, he is the lead for the Scottish Ambulance Service’s commitments to the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy. Dave is also a reservist for the Air Ambulance division. Outside of the Service, Dave is the Chairman of British Association of Immediate Care Specialists (BASICS) Scotland. BASICS work in partnership with the Sandpiper Wildcat Team, delivering medical care in remote & rural Scotland. Dave is an experienced pre-hospital emergency care instructor, teaching regularly on both adult and paediatric courses with BASICS.


Pierre Carli
SAMU de Paris, France

Pierre Carli is professor and chairman of the EMS of Paris (SAMU de Paris) and the Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department of Hospital Necker. Pierre Carli is an expert in the area of the prehospital care, cardiac arrest, emergency and disaster medicine. He is President of French Resuscitation Council and Vice-President of SAMU- Urgences de France (the French EMS). Pierre Carli has furthermore been involved in the management of Paris terrorist attacks, the H1N1 outbreak, and the Ebola pandemic. In 2009, he was appointed Chairman of National Board of Hospital Emergencies by the Minister of Health. At Paris Descartes University he is in charge of the program of Emergency Medicine for the Paris region, and the Disasters Medicine program for the EMS (SAMU) physicians and nurses.

Francesc Carmona
Catalan Resuscitation Council, Catalonia, Spain


Lorenzo Casanova
Studio Evil, Bologna, Italy

Lorenzo Casanova currently works at Studio Evil as a virtual reality specialist and programmer. In 2015 he has completed his Master Degree in IT Science at the University of Bologna. During the last few years, he has contributed to the development of virtual reality experiences for clients such as Motul, Ducati and FAAC. For Italian Resuscitation Council, Studio Evil has developed VR CPR, an immersive training experience for the BLSD procedure. This application features three different scenarios (hospital, out-of-hospital and pediatric) in which the user will be asked to help a cardiac arrest victim, perform CPR and use correctly an AED.


Maaret Castrén
Department of Emergency Medicine and Services, Helsinki University Hospital and Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Maaret Castrén is a nurse, an anesthesiologist and an emergency physician. She is working as the Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Services in Helsinki, Finland. She is leading the prehospital and emergency care for the three biggest cities in Finland. She became the first professor of Emergency Medicine in Sweden at Karolinska Institutet 2007, and the first professor in EM in Finland at Turku University 2012 and at Helsinki University 2016. She has an international research group validated by external experts as excellent, near to outstanding. She is the Past Chair of European Resuscitation Council and the Honorary Secretary of ILCOR.

Diana Cimpoesu
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Gr.T.Popa" Iasi, Emergency County Hospital "St.Spiridon" Iasi, Romania

Univ Prof (H) Dr. Emergency Medicine- Surgery II Department University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr.T.Popa, Head of Emergency Department and EMS at University Emergency County Hospital Sf. Spiridon, Iasi, Chair of Pre-hospital Section- European Society of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM), FESC, ERC Board member- Effective Representative of the NRCs, Fellow of European Resuscitation Council, Deputy of Romanian Resuscitation Council, General Secretary of Romanian Society of Emergency Medicine and Catastrophe.


Andreas Claesson
Centre for resuscitation science, Karolinska institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Claesson, is a registered nurse and paramedic who works in EMS in Western Sweden. He also holds a post-doctorate research position at the Centre for Resuscitation Science at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden, focusing on innovative, cutting-edge methods for early defibrillation in OHCA such as SMS-lifesaving dispatching of laymen and the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS)/drones that deliver AEDS to rural or hard-to-serve areas that arrive prior to EMS resources and enable civilian to monitor and defibrillate patients in the precious minutes prior to the arrival of ground EMS units.

Patricia Conaghan
The University of Manchester, UK

Currently a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Academic Lead for Clinical Skills at The University of Manchester Division of Nursing. I have had a varied career including Senior Management in the National Health Service (UK). I am a Fellow of the ERC, having been an Educator for many years both for the ERC and for the Resuscitation Council (UK). I am an active Educator as well as part of the Educator Master Class Faculty and as previous Chair of the Education working Group of the ERC. I hold a Guiness World Record for the most people t take part in a CPR relay which took place on Restart a Heart Day 2015.


Domagoj Damjanovic
Universitäts Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad Krozingen, Germany


Charles 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 the University of Southampton. Charles was chair of the ERC ALS Committee from 2002 to 2012 and was Co-Chair of the ILCOR ALS Committee for the 2005 and 2010 guidelines revision, since when he continues as a member of the ILCOR ALS working group. His research interests include prehospital airway management, drugs and mechanical devices in ALS, defibrillation, and delivery of bystander resuscitation instructions by telephone. He is currently involved in the PARAMEDIC2 (adrenaline) and AIRWAYS2 (intubation vs supraglottic airways) pre-hospital trials.
Michael W. Donnino
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Donnino is the Founder and Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science (CRS) and Vice Chair of Resuscitation Science for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency Department. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School with clinical practice spanning both the medical intensive care unit as well as the emergency department. The CRS is a large, multidisciplinary research group of over 20 members and includes clinical trials research, epidemiological/data science research, and laboratory-based research. He is the author of over 150 manuscripts including many in high impact journals such as JAMA, the British Medical Journal, and Circulation. He is currently the lead investigator of multiple trials including a 12-center trial on a metabolic intervention in sepsis and 6-center trial on neuromuscular blockade post-cardiac arrest. On an international level, he is the Vice-Chair of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Committee for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and he is also the Vice Chair for the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines.

Kylie Dyson
Ambulance Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Kylie Dyson is the Senior Research fellow with the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) and an adjunct Research Fellow with the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Kylie is the national Paramedics Australasia representative to the Australian Resuscitation Council. Kylie completed her PhD with the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC). Her PhD research focused on how often paramedics perform endotracheal intubation and treat out-of- hospital cardiac arrest and how these exposures are associated with paramedic performance and patient survival. Kylie has worked for Ambulance Victoria in Melbourne as a Qualified Ambulance Paramedic, Clinical Instructor and Paramedic Educator.

Dana Edelson
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dana Edelson, MD, MS is a hospitalist and researcher at the University of Chicago and the Founder and CEO of Quant HC, a health tech startup. She is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment and prevention of in-hospital cardiac arrest, with a focus in harnessing big data analytics and new technology to identify subtle changes in clinical instability and alert clinicians, in real-time, to patients at-risk for cardiac arrest. Her work, which has been cited over 6000 times, has been published in numerous high-profile journals, including JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. She also currently serves as Co-Chair of the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Adult Research Task Force.

Joe Fawke
University Hospitals Leicester & University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom; Resuscitation Council UK

I am a Consultant Neonatologist working in a large tertiary medical & surgical neonatal unit in Leicester, UK and a honorary senior lecturer with the University of Leicester. I chair the RCUK NLS subcommittee and ARNI working group and was co-editor of the ARNI course manual. I am a Paediatric Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands. I have participated in 3 National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) committees and currently chair the parenteral nutrition in neonates committee.


Judith Finn
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Professor Judith Finn is the Director of the Prehospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit (PRECRU) in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University (Perth, Australia) and Director of the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) administratively based at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). Judith also holds an adjunct appointment as Research Professor with St John Ambulance Western Australia.
Judith had a clinical background as a critical care registered nurse before completing a PhD in clinical epidemiology in 2002. Judith has had a long-standing involvement with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and she was the Co-chair of the ILCOR “Education, Implementation and Teams” Taskforce for the C2015 review of resuscitation science and treatment recommendations. Her current programme of prehospital research focuses on strategies to improve outcomes for patients who sustain an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, through strengthening each link in the chain of survival.


Hans Friberg
Centre for Cardiac Arrest at Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Hans Friberg, MD, PhD is a professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Lund University and a senior consultant at Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Dr Friberg did his PhD-work at the Laboratory of Experimental Brain Research at Lund University, where he studied brain injury, mitochondrial dysfunction and the mitochondrial permeability transition pore in rodent models of global and focal brain ischemia.
His present research area is post-resuscitation care and temperature management after cardiac arrest and he was the senior author of the Target Temperature Management after cardiac arrest trial (TTM-trial). He is a co-author of the ERC guidelines on post-resuscitation care. Dr Friberg serves on the Board of the Swedish Resuscitation Council.


Paulien H. Goossens
Rijnlands Rehabilitation Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands

Paulien Goossens is a rehabilitation specialist and medical director of the Rijnlands Rehabilitation Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands. She is specialised in the rehabilitation of people with brain en nerve damage. The Rijnlands Rehabilitation Centre provides both neurological an d cardiac rehabilitation and has a focus on value based health care. Value based health care aims to maximize patient values in the care process. Not surprisingly, optimization of the care chain, implementation of evidence based practice and shared decision making are important components of Paulien’s research. One of her research projects focuses on the rehabilitation of patients that survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Her team developed a rehabilitation care path that covers both cardiac and neurological aspects. In order to make optimal care available for all OHCA survivors, she wrote a workbook and articles with tips and tricks for implementation.
Jan-Thorsten Gräsner
Institute for emergeny medicine, University medical center Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Prof. Jan-Thorsten Gräsner is the director of the institute for emergency medicine at the university hospital Schleswig-Holstein. He ist the leader of EuReCa and the principal investigator for EuReCa ONE and EuReCa TWO.

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

Prof Greif is the current ERC Director of Training and Education and in that function he leads the Development Committee on Education. He serves as chair of the Task Force Education, Implementation and Team of ILCOR. His research focuses on airway management, resuscitation, education and simulation. At the Bern University Hospital he is in charge of the Medical Education Program of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, that includes the Bern Simulation and CPR-Centre (BeSiC). Prof Greif is the Vice-Chair of the Cantonal Ethic Committee and serves as member of the Direction of the Master of Medicine Studies, and the Master of Medical Education Studies of the University of Bern. For the ERC he still teaches at ALS and GIC as well as at the Educator Master Class. Prof Greif (born in South-Tyrol with Austrian citizenship) lives and works in Bern, Switzerland.

Imogen Gunson
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Dudley, United Kingdom 

Kirstie Haywood
Warwick Research in Nursing, Warwick Medical School, Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom.

Kirstie leads the Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Research programme at Warwick Medical School. Her research interests include health-related quality of life (HRQoL), measurement science and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) research in clinical practice, research and health policy. Her research covers a wide range of conditions, populations and settings including long-term conditions, recovery from episodes of ill-health or injury, using / evaluating / developing PRO measures for use in research, clinical practice, disease registries and audit, and developing approaches to effective patient and public involvement (PPI) in HRQoL and PRO research. Recent work has included the development of Core Outcome Sets (COS) for cardiac arrest (COSCA), headache (COSH), and fragility hip fracture (WHiTE). She was an invited member of the ERC 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines writing group and is a member of the American Heart Association (AHA) writing group tasked with developing of a ‘Statement of Survival after Cardiac Arrest’. 

Meera Joshi
Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London

Currently a Clinical Research Fellow embarking on a PhD entitled; 'The optimisation of digital technologies in identifying unwell patients and those with sepsis'. Also a Higher Surgical Trainee in general surgery.

Thomas R. Keeble
Essex Cardiothoracic Centre & Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine, United Kingdom

I am an interventional cardiologist and clinical academic researcher. My primary interest is in optimising outcomes in cardiac arrest patients, through cath lab based triage, rapid initiation of therapeutic hypothermia, coronary revascularisation, shock identification and cardiac support.
Within the Essex CTC I have set up the UKs first Care After REsuscitation (CARE) follow up clinic focusing upon the early identification of psychological and cognitive issues for the survivor and family and trying to intervene early to optimise outcomes. I also have an innovation background to try and perform these tasks with cutting edge solutions.
Ruud Koster
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dr Rudolph W. Koster (1946) was clinical cardiologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, now retired since 2014 from clinical work. Currently, he is member of the scientific committee of the Netherlands Resuscitation Council. He served as member of the Board of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and chair of the Working Group on Basic Life Support. He has participated in the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) since 2005 and as co-chair for the ILCOR Task Force Basic Life Support in the 2010 Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations (COSTR) process. He was chair of the writing committee of the ERC BLS Guidelines 2010 and member in 2015.
His research focusses on resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and the use of the AED. He supervises a large ongoing registry of OHCA in the Netherlands (ARREST, AmsteRdam REsuscitation STudies) with many publications since 1997.

Peter J. Kudenchuk
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington, and Medical Program Director for King County Medic One in Seattle, Washington.  He is a cardiac electrophysiologist who was past Vice-Chair of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee of the American Heart Association and presently serves on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), and as principal investigator at the University of Washington for the NIH Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) and for the newly created NINDS SIREN (Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network).  He also serves on the editorial board of Resuscitation, the Board of Directors for the Resuscitation Academy Foundation and the Global Resuscitation Alliance, organizations that are spear-heading efforts to improve prehospital systems of care across the globe.

Gisela Lilja
Center for Cardiac Arrest, Department of clinical sciences, Neurology and Skane University Hospital, Lund University, Sweden

Gisela Lilja is an occupational therapist working with neuro-rehabilitation on a day-to-day basis. She  has been involved in follow-ups of cardiac arrest survivors for many years, both in clinical practice and in clinical trials. She coordinated the outcome follow-ups in the large mulit-center TTM trial between 2011-2013, and defended her PhD thesis based on this follow-ups in 2015 titled; Cognitive function after cardiac arrest and targeted temperature management. She participates in several national and international collaborations focusing on the outcomes of cardiac arrest survivors including the Swedish Cardiac Arrest Registry and the Swedish Resuscitation Council. Recently she has been involved in; the writing group of the international collaboration of developing a Core Outcome Set for Cardiac Arrest trials (COSCA), developing national Swedish guidelines for follow up after cardiac arrest, and is currently a part of the steering group and the follow-up coordinator of the ongoing international TTM2 trial.


Anne Lippert
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, Center for HR, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Anne Lippert is Head of Unit at CAMES (Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation) in the Capital Region of Denmark, and has been full time employed the past 12 years. She is trained as a specialist in anaesthesiology with subspecialty in Intensive Care Medicine and has worked with simulation based education and research for more than 20 years. She holds a Certificate in Health Professions Education from the University of Dundee (2010).

Freddy Lippert
Emergency Medical Services Copenhagen, Denmark

Freddy is Chief Executive (CEO) of Emergency Medical Services Copenhagen, Denmark serving a population of 1.8 million. He is chairing the Resuscitation Committee in Copenhagen, covering Medical Dispatch, Emergency Medical Services and all hospitals. Freddy is an associate professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and has more than twenty-five years of experience in resuscitation, trauma care and emergency medicine and has published more than hundred scientific publications.
Recent research and publications include improved outcome from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and implementation and use of public access defibrillation programs. Freddy was one of the chairs of the Utstein meeting 2015 on Best EMS Practice and Community Programs: A Call-to-Establish-a-Global-Resuscitation-Alliance and he is a founding member and Executive board member of the Global Resuscitation Alliance.

Freddy is also a founding member of the European EMS leadership network and has established and organized the first European EMS congress in 2016, 2017 and in 2018 in Copenhagen.

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

Dr Andy Lockey has been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust since April 2002. In addition to this role, he is the Director for Medical Education for the Trust. He is also Honorary Secretary for the Resuscitation Council (UK) and, in this role, has led on their successful 'Restart a Heart' annual event. He is honoured to have been invited to co-lead on the first ever ILCOR World Restart a Heart initiative for 2018.

John Long
University of Warwick Medical School Clinical Trials Unit

I am a retired Senior Police Officer of the Warwickshire Constabulary and past Commonwealth Secretary iof the Royal Life Saving Society. Since 2010 I have been involved as the PPI representative on a number of Clinical Trials and other projects at the Clinical Trials Unit of the Medical School at the University of Warwick.


Carsten Lott
Dept. of Anesthesiology, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany

Working in in Mainz University Medical Center I specialised in Anaesthesiology and hold the subspecialties for prehospital Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care. During daily work, I'm involved with all aspects of Critical Emergency Medicine in the operating room, intensive care unit and HEMS. Additionally, I'm working as a clinical teacher, teaching medical students and healthcare professionals. To further improve my teaching expertise I'm finalising my master thesis in medical education at the moment. I’m the past chairman of the Course management committee for the European Trauma Course, representing this group in the European Trauma Course Organisation. As Co-chair education of the European Resuscitation Councils (ERC) Scientific and Educational Committee on Advanced Life Support I’m in a leading position for the ERC ALS course and its worldwide implementation.
Ian Maconochie
Imperial College, NHS Healthcare Trust, London, United Kingdom

Ian is a consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre. He is Co-chair of the Paediatric Section of the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation Councils (ILCOR) and co-chair of SEC committee of ERC and chair of the Paediatric Committee of the Resuscitation Council UK.Ian is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York and Adjunct Reader at Imperial College.

John Madar
University Hospitals Plymouth, United Kingdom

Since 1996 - Consultant Neonatologist, University Hospitals Plymouth (Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology) and Clinical Lead for the Peninsula Neonatal Transport Service. Member of the RC(UK) NLS and ARNI subcommittees, Current Education Chair ERC NLS Science & Education committee. Previous Clinical Director for the Peninsula Neonatal Network (2004 – 2015). Has worked in the UK, Europe and elsewhere (Middle East, Africa) to help develop the NLS course and improve newborn life support teaching.


Stefano Malinverni
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Studied Medicine at Università Vita e Salute in Milan, Italy, until 2009.
Trained in Tropical Medicine at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium in 2014.
Worked for MSF as head of the Emergency department in Timergara, Pakistan during 2015.
Trained in Emergency Medicine and graduated with highest honor in 2016 at ULB, Belgium.
Currently PhD student in Emergency medicine at ULB, Belgium.
Working as a Consultant in the Emergency Department of CHU Saint Pierre, Brussels, Belgium.

Siobhán Masterson
National University of Ireland Galway and National Ambulance Service, Health Service Executive, Ireland

Siobhán is a member of the Study Management Team for the European Registry of Cardiac Arrest (EuReCa), a project of the ERC. She is a Research Fellow for the Irish Health Research Board, and a PhD candidate in the National University of Ireland, Galway. In January 2017, Siobhán joined the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) as Project Manager for the National OHCA Strategy. She is responsible for providing the research and evidence base for the strategy, and a member of the NAS Research and Clinical Audit Committees. Siobhán began her professional career in 1995, working as a Community Dietitian in Ireland before joining the Department of Public Health Medicine as a Research Officer. She has worked with NUI Galway since 2007, originally as the Project Manager for implementation of the Irish National Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Register (OHCAR) and subsequently as OHCAR Manager. Her research interests include in OHCA epidemiology and the development of community first response.


Bryan McNally
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia USA

Bryan F. McNally, MD, MPH is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in Meteorology. He began his formal medical education working as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic in the Harlem and Washington Heights communities for the New York City Emergency Medical Service. He graduated from the Albany Medical College and completed his specialty training in emergency medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York after completing an internship at Boston City Hospital. He subsequently completed a two-year prehospital and disaster/emergency medical services fellowship at Boston Emergency Medical Service. His Master’s of Public Health degree is in Health Service Administration from Boston University. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. His areas of expertise are emergency medicine and prehospital and disaster medicine. Dr. McNally is the Executive Director of the CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) a CDC founded quality improvement program to increase survival for out-of hospital cardiac arrest in the United States. He serves as a consultant to the Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS), as an advisor to the Asian Association for Emergency Medical Services (AAEMS) and as a Visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine at Duke National University in Singapore.

Koen Monsieurs

Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium

Prof. Koen Monsieurs is the chair-elect of the European Resuscitation Council. He is a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Antwerp and is the Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine of Antwerp University Hospital. He also chairs the Digital Communications Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
Clare Morden
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Clare Morden is a senior trainee in Wessex Deanery in the United Kingdom in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. During her training she has developed a special interest in Resuscitation and particularly bystander CPR having published articles within this field. She is chair of the Young ERC which is currently being developed (formerly the ERC Trainees Committee) . Clare is the founder and chair of the charity HeartBeatz UK – teaching CPR through music to children ages 7-11 in the UK. After ten years working in motorsport medicine she is Chief Medical Officer at Brands Hatch Circuit and is regularly found trackside working on motorsport events throughout the country. She is an ambassador for Dare to Be Different (aiming to get females into all areas of motorsport) – again teaching the importance of CPR at school events throughout the UK and Germany.


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

Currently working as Professor, and Dean of Clinical School, Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne. Other current roles include Senior Specialist, Intensive Care Unit, and Director of Medical Governance at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Representative of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society on the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), and currently Chair of the ARC, and ILCOR delegate. Active involvement since 1998 in the development of the international evidence based guidelines representing the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation on the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation. Involvement with creation of International Guidelines 2000, and Editorial Board member and Evidence Evaluation Expert for the AHA/ILCOR international consensus process for resuscitation science in 2005, 2010 and 2015. Now member of the Continuous Evidence Evaluation Working Group (ILCOR). Admitted as Fellow and Honorary Member of the European Resuscitation Council in December 2010.

Laurie J. Morrison
Rescu, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, 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 Emergency Medicine, and the Director of Rescu, a resuscitation research program focusing on the evaluation and implementation of prehospital and transport medicine time sensitive interventions in acute emergencies (  She conducts systematic reviews and meta-analyses in topics pertaining to Resuscitation and has established a collaborative network to conduct randomized controlled trials and outcome validation studies in prehospital resuscitation research.  She is a Canadian Institute of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada funded investigator.  She contributed to the development of the 2005 and 2010 and 2015 AHA Guidelines.  She is currently leads the Continuous Evidence Evaluation working group for International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. She has received the Canadian Medical Association award for excellence in mentorship; the May Cohen award and a similar award from the U of T with the Department of Medicine; Bob Hyland award. She was awarded the William Goldie award from the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto for outstanding contribution as a leader and scholar in Emergency Medicine. And, she was awarded the U of Toronto Helen P. Batty Award for Excellence and Achievement in Faculty Development for Sustained Contribution to the field.  She received the distinction of Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2016 and was granted honorary membership by the European Resuscitation Council for life time achievement in 2017.

Nicolas Mpotos
Ghent University and St Lucas general hospital, Ghent, Belgium

Specialist in emergency medicine and international expert in CPR and education. Particular competency in innovative learning strategies and automated learning.Academic consultant Ghent and Antwerp University, Board member European Resuscitation Council, member of European Resuscitation Council Development Committee on Education (DC-EDU) and Science and Education Committee on Advanced and Basic Life Support (SEC-ALS/BLS).


Gayathri Devi Nadarajan
Singapore General Hospital, Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Gayathri completed her basic degree at St.George’s, London and is an Emergency Medicine Associate Consultant at Singapore General Hospital. As the former chief resident of the Singhealth Emergency Medicine program, she is interested in medical education, pre-hospital EMS, community and global health. She is interested in improving systems of care especially in low resource setting. Together with Prof Marcus Ong, they conducted a 2 day consensus meeting to discuss pre-requisites to help developing EMS systems achieve the GRA 10 steps. She is actively involved in overseas humanitarian projects and strongly believes that inter specialty and inter profession collaboration, research and education is required for humanitarian work to be effective and sustainable. In 2015, together with the Singapore Armed Forces, she was part of the Ministry of Health team that went forward to provide medical aid during the Nepal earthquake. Annually, she brings medical students to the mountainous regions of Nepal where accessibility to healthcare is an issue; with the aim of improving the systems of emergency care in these regions. She has recently achieved the Healthcare Humanitarian Award in Singapore. At home, in Singapore, she is the vice-secretary of the Association of Women Doctors’ of Singapore and helps promote the community CPR program within the Indian community.


Vinay Nadkarni
University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

Professor and Endowed Chair, Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pediatrics; Past-Chair, ILCOR

Robert W. Neumar
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Dr. Neumar is Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is also a member of the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) and the Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Dr. Neumar has over 30 years research experience in the field of cardiac arrest resuscitation. His basic science research has been focused on mechanisms of post-cardiac arrest brain injury and therapeutic strategies to improve neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest, including therapeutic hypothermia. More recently, his research has also focused on large animal and clinical studies of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for refractory cardiac arrest. Dr. Neumar is the former Chair of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee (AHA/ECC) and is currently the Co-Chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Nikolaos Nikolaou
Konstantopouleio General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Director of cardiac ICU and Cardiology Department, Konstantopouleio General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Subspecialty training:
- Interventional cardiology; Intensive care medicine; Cardiac intensive care-Special Accreditation for Founding Fathers and permanent cardiac ICU staff; emergency pre-hospital care
Scientific activities relevant to the topic:
- Systematic evidence reviewer for the Continuous Evidence Evaluation ILCOR process
- Co Chair of the ILCOR task force on Acute Cardiac Care for 2015 guidelines.
- Writing Committee, 2015 CoSTR document on the initial management of Acute Coronary Syndromes
- Writing committee, guidelines on the initial management of acute coronary syndromes for 2010 and 2015 ERC guidelines ______________________________________________________________________

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.

Theresa M. Olasveengen
Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Dr. Olasveengen is a senior researcher and anesthesiologist at Oslo University Hospital with a broad interest in cardiac arrest research; from qualitative studies in emergency medical dispatch to clinical studies, randomized trials and basic animal research. Current research is concentrated on how to protect the brain in the immediate post-arrest phase. She is also chair of the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation (ILCOR) Basic Life Support task force, and co-chair of the European Resuscitation Councils Basic Life Support Science and Education Committee, volunteer work to help evaluate our current knowledge base in resuscitation science and translate this knowledge into guidelines and education. 
Marcus Ong
Singapore General Hospital, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Prof Marcus Ong is a Senior Consultant and Clinician Scientist, at the Department of Emergency Medicine in Singapore General Hospital.  He is also Head, Data Analytics, Health Services Research Center (HSRC), Singhealth Services; Associate Director, Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR), Duke-NUS Medical School. Prof Ong also serves as Medical Director, Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care (UPEC) and Senior Consultant, Ministry of Health, Hospital Services Division. Prof Ong has obtained more than S$27 million in research grants for his studies, which include geospatial diseases mapping, clinical drug trials, resuscitation and cardiovascular sciences, pre-hospital emergency care, and biomedical engineering. He is the Principal Investigator for an international, multi-centre cohort study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest across the Asia-Pacific. In total, Prof Ong has published more than 200 articles in international and local journals. Prof Ong has also patented inventions using Heart Rate Variability for risk prediction and cooling solutions for therapeutic hypothermia.

Sam Parnia
New York University Langone Medical Center, USA

Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Critical Care and Resuscitation Research Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center. A leading expert on the scientific study of death, the human mind-brain relationship, and near-death experiences, Dr. Parnia currently directs the multi-center, international AWARE II Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Erasing Death: The Science that Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life & Death. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Resuscitation Research at Stony Brook University Hospital for over 6 years. He has pioneered novel brain monitoring methods to improve cardiac arrest outcomes at the institutional, regional, national and international level by dedicating his career to cardiac arrest and post-resuscitation care.

Tommaso Pelis
Panico Hospital, Tricase, Italy

Specialized in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in 2003. Experienced in intensive care, anaesthesiology and emergency medical service (including HEMS). He is currently practicing as head of department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the university affiliated hospital Card. G. Panico in Tricase. Prior to this Tommaso was a consultant in Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Anesthesia Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tommaso is now author and co-author of 91 peer-reviewed publications on PubMed, including the TTM-trial published on the NEJM for which he was part of the steering committee and national investigator for Italy. His main area of interest for clinical research is post-resuscitation care, target temperature management and prognostication after cardiac arrest. He is also member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation for the 2015 Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations and co-author of the ERC Guidelines on Advanced Life Support. He is also a fellow of the European Resuscitation Council.

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

Gavin Perkins is Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. He has volunteer roles as Director of ILCOR and Guidelines for the ERC, Chair of the Community and Ambulance Resuscitation Committee for the Resuscitation Council (UK) and is co-chair of ILCOR.
Lucas Pflanzl-Knizacek
Medical University of Graz, Austria

Lucas Pflanzl-Knizacek is working as a research associate in Graz, Austria. His fields of interest cover fluid and electrolyte management in critically ill, as well as clinical decision support in intensive care. Since 2005, Lucas has been active as an EMT-paramedic. He is the secretary of the Austrian Resuscitation Council and has been involved in redesigning the ERC Immediate Life Support Course on a European level in 2015. A strong interest of Lucas lies in the field of non-technical skills (NTS) and patient safety. He has developed numerous teaching concepts and is constantly working on integrating NTS in different areas of medical education. As an instructor, educator and course director, Lucas has been teaching on ERC courses in various countries throughout Europe in the last 10 years.


Jan-Steffen Booth
Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg - Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany

Doctoral researcher at the department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg - Bad Krozingen focussed on extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Medical student at the University Freiburg. EMT-I with the German Red Cross Freiburg.


Violetta Raffay
Serbian Resuscitation Council, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia

MD, PhD, FERC, Emergency medicine specialist, Educator, President of the Serbian Resuscitation Council, ERC General Assembly Permanent Representative, Immediate Past Chair of the ERC International Course Committee for BLS, Former National Representative Board Director in ERC Board, Former Advisory ERC Board member; Lecturer at Medical University in Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia; Senior lecturer at High School of Internal Affairs, Sremska Kamenica and at Medical High School in Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia; ILCOR Evidence Reviewer, ERC Guidelines 2010 and 2015 co-author; Journal Resuscitatio Balcanica Editor in Chief; Research field: resuscitation and experimental medicine


Nigel Rees
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd, Welsh
Ambulance Services NHS Trust, Wales, United Kingdom


Walter Renier
Private GP, Belgium


Mattias Ringh
Center for Resuscitation Science, Karolinska Institutet. Södersjukhuset, Dept. of Cardiology, Medical Intensive Care, Stockholm, Sweden

Currently, I´m a senior consultant at the department of cardiology at Södersjukhuset in Stockholm Sweden. Most of my daily clinical work is in the medical ICU or in the cardiac intensive care. I also have a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Resuscitation Science were my research is focusing of lay responder actions and Public Access Defibrillation.

Giuseppe Ristagno
IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri", Milan, Italy

MD, PhD, FERC, Anaesthegiologist
“Domain Leader”, International International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation
Member of the “International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation” - ILCOR, BLS Task Force for the 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Member of the “European Resuscitation Council” BLS Commitee
Specific topic expertise: Defibrillation; Hemodynamics; Circulating biomarkers; Physiology; Pharmacology
Claudio Sandroni
Istituto Anestesiologia e Rianimazione Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli Roma, Italy

Claudio Sandroni is assistant professor in Intensive Care and manages post-cardiac arrest patients in a 20-bed ICU at Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli in Rome.
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.
Dr. Sandroni has been member of the European Resuscitation Council since 1996, where he serves as member of the ALS Science and Education Committee (SEC) . 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). He is also founder member of the Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC) (1994) where he serves as member of the Scientific Committee (2011- to date).
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). In 2014 he 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. He has expertise in evidence review and meta-analysis.

Andrea Scapigliati
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy

Anesthesiologist and intensivist in the Cardiovascular Department of Gemelli Hospital in Rome, Italy, as assistant professor.
ALS, ILS and BLS Instructor and Course Director of the Italian Resuscitation Council since 1998 and ERC Instructor since 1999.
From 2005, GIC Instructor and Director and member of the IRC Educational Board. From 2010, I have been an ERC Educator and in 2018, I will join the ERC Educator Master Class as a faculty member.
In 2010 and 2015, evidence reviewer and collaborator of the ILCOR BLS taskforce.
Member of the former ERC BLS Workgroup and of BLS Science and Education Committee. Permanent Deputy of the ERC General Assembly.
Since 2013, coordinator of the Italian public campaign “Viva!” in conjunction with the European Restart a Heart Day and. the “Kids Save Lives” project.
IRC Vice President from 2015 to 2017 and President from 2017 to 2019. _____________________________________________________________________

Christian Scherer
University Heart Center Freiburg

Perfusionist at the University heart center Freiburg Germany, with Experience in extracorporeal perfusion, ECPR, ECLS and ECMO in adults and children, clinical research. Paramedic in the German emergency medical service.


Joachim Schlieber
AUVA Trauma Centre Salzburg, Austria

I'm an anaesthesiologist with a particular interest in prehospital emergency medicine and resuscitation. Having been trained at the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital in Erlangen, Germany. Now working at the AUVA Trauma Centre Salzburg, Austria. I'm also a doctor for the Salzburg City prehospital emergency service and the Austrian Automobil Associations HEMS (ÖAMTC Flugrettung).
Since 2003 I'm involved in different European Resuscitation Councils activities being a member of the Science and Education Committee for Advanced Life Support at present.

Federico Semeraro
Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy

Federico Semeraro is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy. He is the current past president of the Italian Resuscitation Council and Co-chair of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) BLS Science & Education Committee. He is Kids save lives campaign ERC project leader, member of ILCOR Digital Communications Working Group and EuReCa One-Two National Coordinator for Italy. He is project coordinator of  Virtual Reality CPR project Italian Resuscitation Council. Federico has had lead roles in the development of the Relive Game, a Breathtaking picnic and Live Long And Prosper #LLAP.
'Nici' Singletary
University of Virginia, USA

Dr. Nici Singletary is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, and attending physician at the Big Sky Medical Center, Big Sky Montana, USA. Following graduation from Eastern Virginia Medical School, she completed her residency in emergency medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center (San Antonio, Texas). A thirty-year member of the National Ski Patrol, Dr. Singletary has been actively involved in the development of the Outdoor Emergency Care and Outdoor First Care courses and textbooks. She is Chair of the ILCOR First Aid Task Force, a member of the ILCOR Continuous Evidence Evaluation committee, a member of the White House’s Stop the Bleed Program Educational Consortium, and serves as the Chairperson of the First Aid Sub-Council for the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.

Jasmeet Soar
Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom

Jasmeet Soar is consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK. Jas is the current chair of the ILCOR ALS Task Force, Co-chair of the European Resuscitation Council ALS Science & Education Committee, and an Editor for the journal Resuscitation. He is a past Chair of the Resuscitation Council (UK), and chairs the UK ALS Course Subcommittee, and led the 2015 UK Guidelines process. Jas has had lead roles in the development of the iResus and Lifesaver apps.

Robert Spaight
Clinical Audit & Research Unit (CARU)
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, United Kingdom


Kjetil Sunde
Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Professor at the Surgical ICU Oslo University Hospital Ullevål. Head of Oslo Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Research Group (OSCAR-network). Responsible for ALS in Norway from 2002-2010. Co-Chair ALS for ERC, ILCOR delegate from 2006-2010. Invited ILCOR expert for 2015.
Chair TEM section of ESICM.

Arjan te Pas
Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands

Arjan te Pas works is a neonatologist in Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands.
Next to his clinical work he runs a research program “neonatal resuscitation and transition at birth”. The program is bi-directional (clinic to laboratory to clinic). For this experimental studies, observational clinical studies using physiological measurements and clinical trials are performed. Arjan te Pas was the initiator and chairman (2010-2016), and currently member of the European Scientific Collaboration Neonatal Resuscitation (ESCNR).

Ingvild Tjelmeland
Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Ingvild is employed as the leader of the Norwegian Cardiac Arrest Registry at the National Advisory Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care (NAKOS) at the Oslo University Hospital Trust. This work has been very successful and has national coverage for pre-hospital cardiac arrest, rapidly heading for the same goal for registration of all in-hospital cardiac arrests. Ingvild has been part of the EuReCa study management team since 2014 and is the national coordinator of Norway. Ingvild is educated as an ICU nurse and has worked in the emergency and ICU department. She has a master degree from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in evidence-based practice, related to the project “Helping Babies Breathe” in Tanzania. For several years she fulfilled the position as a National Course Coordinator of the Norwegian Resuscitation Council, significantly contributed to the work of the board and the successful dissemination of thousands of CPR courses at both basic and advanced levels.


Daniele Trevisanuto
Department of Woman's and Child's Health, University of Padova, Italy

Daniele Trevisanuto is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Padova, Italy. He is attending neonatologist at the NICU of the Department of Woman’s and Child’s Health, University of Padova, and coordinator of the Neonatal Transport Service of the Eastern Veneto Region, Italy. Since 1995, he is an official trainer at the neonatal resuscitation courses of the Italian Society of Neonatology. From 2012 to 2015, he was the secretary of the Study Group on Neonatal Resuscitation (Italian Society of Neonatology); currently he is in the board. Since 2008, he has been a member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation - Neonatal Task Force where he actively participated in the drafting of the Consensus on Science for the 2015 Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines. He is a member of the European Resuscitation Council, Task Force Neonatal Resuscitation and is co -author of the European neonatal resuscitation guidelines - 2015 edition.
His main fields of interest are neonatal resuscitation, teaching and training, neonatal transport, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, and neonatology in low-resource countries.
He has been speaker at about 250 congresses, meetings, national and international workshops. He is author and / or co-author of more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals (PubMed).


Georg Trummer
University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

Georg Trummer, born 01-Oct-1966, MD, PhD Head of the Working Group “ECPR/ECMO” of the German Resuscitation Council (GRC) Member of German Interdisciplinary Association of Intensive Care Medicine (DIVI-FB) Head of the Specialized Cardiovascular Intensive Care, University Heart Center Freiburg, Freiburg/GermanyCardiopulmonary resuscitation, extracorporeal circulation, Controlled Reperfusion of the Whole Body following acute circulatory arrest, ECPR simulation, cannulation technique and simulation.


Patrick Van de Voorde
Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

Patrick Van de Voorde is an emergency physician and paediatric intensivist in Ghent University Hospital. He is associate professor emergency medicine at Ghent University. He is also Medical Director of the Emergency Dispatch Center Eastern-Flanders, Belgium.
Patrick Van de Voorde co-chairs the paediatric science and educational committee for ERC. He is also paediatric task force member for ILCOR.
He is the principle organiser of the European PREM (paediatric resuscitation & emergency medicine) congress

Henry Wang
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Henry E. Wang, MD, MS is Professor and Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He previously held positions at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wang in internationally recognized for his work in prehospital airway management and resuscitation. He is the lead investigator of the NIH-funded Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial. Dr. Wang has also held a lead role in the US Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium. 


Lars Wik
NAKOS and Airambulansedepartment (119), Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Consultant in anesthesiology. PI for several prehospital outcome trials regarding cardiac arrest.


Jan Wnent
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Institute fpr Emergency Medicine, Germany

Specialist in Anesthesiology with sub-specialisation in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Cara Medicine, Master degree in disaster managment and risk governance, member of the steering committee of the German Resuscitation Registry and member of the study managment team of EuReCa ONE and TWO and national coordinator for Germany.


Myra Wyckoff
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Dr. Wyckoff is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and director of newborn resuscitation services at Parkland Memorial Hospital, a large, urban hospital with over 13,000 deliveries annually. She maintains and utilizes a comprehensive neonatal resuscitation database and runs a neonatal resuscitation simulation laboratory for research and training purposes. Dr. Wyckoff and her team have conducted multiple prospective resuscitation studies in the delivery room. She developed a neonatal piglet model of asphyxia-induced hypotension/bradycardia and asphyxia-induced asystole to better elucidate the hemodynamics and optimize resuscitation strategies during CPR in the controlled setting of the laboratory. She has served on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, Neonatal Life Support Task Force since 2003 for which she serves as Chair. She has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee since 2006, recently served a 4 year term as co-chair and is currently ILCOR Liaison to the committee. She is the AAP representative to the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee. Dr. Wyckoff also serves as UTSW principle investigator for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network which conducts multi-center clinical trials and observational studies.
Jonathan Wyllie
The James Cook University Hospital and University of Durham, United Kingdom

Professor Jonathan Wyllie has been a consultant neonatologist at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough since 1994 and was clinical director of neonatology until May 2017. He is Professor of Neonatology and Paediatrics at Durham University. He is President of the Resuscitation Council (UK and was one of the originators of the Newborn Life Support course in the UK and Europe. He is the Science Co-chair of the European Resuscitation Council NLS Science and Education Committee and the ex chair of the NLS and ARNI subcommittees for the RC(UK). He was European co-chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force for the evidence evaluation process of 2010, 2015 and is vice chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force at present. He is co-author of newborn resuscitation guidelines for Europe and the UK for 2005, 2010 and 2015. In 2010 he was awarded the Fellowship of the European Resuscitation Council, in 2015 honorary membership of the Resuscitation Council (UK). In 2018 he was elected as an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.