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#RESUS2020: The ERC virtual congress

FREE Survivor sessions at the ERC October Virtual Conference!

Earlier in the year, we announced that our annual conference was going to be part of the European Resuscitation Council Congress but thanks to COVID-19 that got cancelled.

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However, the ERC has not been idle and have recently announced that they will be holding a virtual congress between the 22-24 October 2020.

Whilst the target audience of the congress is primarily professional, they have kept in the inaugural survivor’s tract of sessions entitled “Surviving cardiac arrest”. These sessions are organised in conjunction with SCA UK and Dr Tom Keeble of the Essex CTC and are aimed at survivors, families and other interested parties.

Presentations

The survivor’s sessions will take place on Saturday 24th and the preliminary programme is as follows (but is subject to change)

  • What it’s like to survive a cardiac arrest
  • Survivor networks
  • Trapped in a disrupted normality
  • Improving recovery from cardiac arrest
  • Impact of COVID
  • Memory problems post-cardiac arrest
  • Returning to Life
  • Psychological support

You must register to be able to take part in the congress but for survivors and family members, it is FREE.

All the presentations will be pre-recorded which means that those who have registered can watch them before or after the scheduled broadcast time. The sessions will be a brief summary of the presentations and a discussion led by the moderators – those joining to watch live can ask questions during the sessions

Survivors’ Sessions Timings

Part 1 – 08:30 – 09:30

Part 2 – 12:00 – 12:55

Part 3 – 13:00 – 14:00

You can see the full 3-day congress programme here, but remember many of these are for resuscitation professionals and may not be suitable for survivors or other laypersons.