2017 Shock Symposium: The Latest in Resuscitation and Critical Care

  • Updated:Apr 20,2017


The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
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Starts:Fri, 5 May 2017 7:00:00 AM
Ends:Fri, 5 May 2017 4:30:00 PM

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
2017 Shock Symposium
The Latest in Resuscitation and Critical Care

Presented By
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
in partnership with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Brochure (PDF)
Agenda (PDF)
Speakers and Presentations
Poster Abstracts

Friday, May 5, 2017
7:00 am - Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors
8:00 am - Symposium Commences
4:30 pm - Symposium Adjournment

The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

This is a multidisciplinary symposium that will provide cutting-edge information and best practices for diagnosis and treatment of shock/critical illness with topics including cardiac arrest, septic shock, pulmonary thromboembolism, toxicological emergencies, hemorrhagic shock, and more. Sessions are innovative and interactive with nationally recognized speakers. In addition, the Symposium will include an original research poster session and those interested may submit an abstract for consideration.

The target audience is clinicians and researchers focused on the diagnosis and management of critically ill patients with shock/cardiac arrest. These can include but are not limited to Physicians (Hospitalists, ED, Intensive Care, Medical, Surgical, Anesthesia); Registered Nurses/Nurse Practitioners (ED, Intensive Care, Medical, Surgical, Anesthesia); EMS Professionals (EMT, EMT-I/P); Other health care professionals who treat shock.


  • Cardiac Arrest: Cutting Edge
  • Controversies in ACLS Drugs: What, When, Why?
  • Targeted Temperature Management (TTM): Operationalizing the New Guidelines
  • Controversies in Chest Compressions and Airway Management During CPR
  • Pulmonary Embolism: It's a team sport
  • Managing Hemorrhagic Shock
  • Challenging Cases in Shock Management
  • Septic Shock New Definitions - what do we follow?
  • Optimal Resuscitation Strategy: Do we know? What do we do?
  • Emerging Science: Metabolic Resuscitation

We suggest that you register now to take advantage of the early registration fees and ensure a seat. Once you have completed your registration form, you will be automatically rerouted to a payment page. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

Early Bird Rates
(available until April 23, 2017)
Regular Rates
(after April 23, 2017)
Physicians $260
Nurses, Residents/Fellows $140
Allied Health Professionals $140
EMTs $75
*Full Time Student $100
Physicians $280
Nurses, Residents/Fellows $160
Allied Health Professionals $160
EMTs $95
*Full Time Students $120
*Students are able to register to attend at a discounted rate, when proof of full time student status is provided to Nia Flick at Nia.Flick@heart.org

REGISTRATION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ShockReg17
REGISTRATION PAYMENT: www.heart.org/Shock2017RegPayment
PLEASE NOTE:  Once you complete your registration form you will be automatically rerouted to a payment page. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

If you cannot attend, please email Nia.Flick@heart.org to cancel. Refund of Registration Fee, less a $30 Administration Fee, will be given if written notice of cancellation is postmarked by April 23, 2017. Refunds will not be issued after April 23, 2017.


Informational Flyer (PDF)
DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 17, 2017 

The poster presentations will showcase research projects in the field of shock, resuscitation, and critical care. Deadline for abstract submission is March 17, 2017. Cash awards for best abstracts up to $300 and the presenting author for each accepted abstract will receive a 25% tuition discount to attend the conference.


     • All abstracts must be submitted via a PDF.
     • Email your submission to Francesca Montillo at fmontill@bidmc.harvard.edu.
     • Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.
     • Word limit does not include a table or figure. Only 1 table or 1 figure is allowed.
     • Previously presented abstracts/posters ARE permitted for this.
     • Published manuscripts are not eligible.
     • Presenting author must be listed in the body of the email upon submission.

Exhibitor Opportunities are available for this event. View our Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF) for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Flor at Sue.Flor@heart.org.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity.