18 April 2016: #RESUS2016 CardiacSmart Cardiac Arrest Conference Speakers Announced

We're delighted to announce the speakers at our #RESUS 2016 Conference, taking place on 25th June 2016 at The Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard, Lancashire, PR7 5LP.

Its an amazing mix of international and UK speakers, all acknowledged experts in their fields.

You can book your ticket now! Its fast and easy to do.  See you there!


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Lindsay Baines

"The difficulties faced in conducting effective CPR through 999"


Lindsay started her career with North West Ambulance Service as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher and then a Dispatcher where the calls dealt with ranged from childbirth to CPR and was responsible for prioritising incidents and allocating resources to these incidents. In February 2016 she was promoted to the role of EOC Trainer where her responsibilities include training staff in how to answer 999 calls and what advice to give over the phone to how to dispatch ambulances so they’re ready to help save lives.


 Chris Hyde


Chris Hyde

"NWAS CFR response to cardiac arrest"


North West Ambulance Service Community Resuscitation Manager - Cumbria & Lancashire


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Stephen Clift

"ALS in perspective, making sense of mechanical CPR"


Resuscitation Council (UK) - North West Regional Representative for Advanced Life Support and a Senior Clinical Resuscitation Officer at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. Stephen has 13 years ALS experience in the management of adult and paediatric patients and in-hospital and out of hospital cardiac arrests. As an ALS / APLS Instructor Stephen works with the Resuscitation Council (UK) to ensure responding emergency teams are trained to a high standard.


 Matt House


Matt House

"Termination of resuscitation"


Beginning his career with Cumbrian Ambulance Service in 1997, Matt was a tutor and an Emergency Care Practitioner before an Advanced Paramedic in 2010 and a Consultant Paramedic in 2015.  Matt studied for an M.Sc. in Resuscitation Practice and is currently reading for a Professional Doctorate in Healthcare, specifically looking at Termination of Resuscitation.


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Matt Mainds

"Breaking bad news - how are we doing?"


Matt is a Senior Paramedic with North West Ambulance Service with a particular interest in resuscitation and in particular breaking bad news. He is currently conducting a research study into how the ambulance service currently manage family during an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and break bad news in the event of an unsuccessful resuscitation. Its hoped the research will improve the care of families during these very difficult situations.


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Patricia Conaghan

"Human factors in resuscitation - do they matter?"


Patricia Conaghan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work at the University of Manchester.  A former cardiac nurse and NHS manager she has over 25 years’ experience in resuscitation as a provider, instructor and an Educator. Over the past 20 years she has worked with the European Resuscitation Council in establishing provider courses throughout Europe. She is a Fellow of the ERC and Chair of the Education Working Group, she is also an Educator for the Resuscitation Council UK and a Guinness World Record Holder for the 'Most People to take Part in a CPR relay'.


 Aimee Yarrington


Aimee Yarrington

"Maternal cardiac arrest"


Aimee has been a practicing midwife for 11 years and joined the West Midlands Ambulance Service 6 years ago. A paramedic for 4 years, she works as an education and training officer. Recently appointed to assist with obstetric matters for the trust, Aimee is committed to improving the care for mothers and babies in the prehospital environment.


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Tim Smith

"Traumatic cardiac arrest: every second counts"


A Consultant in emergency medicine at Aintree University Hospital, the designated major trauma centre for Cheshire & Merseyside, Tim is the emergency department lead clinician for major trauma & pre-hospital care. A member of the North West Ambulance Service Major Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) and a BASICS doctor for the Cheshire & Shropshire Immediate Care Scheme (CSI BASICS) Tim is also the education lead for BASICS North West.


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Cara Hendry

"Post arrest care"


Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


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Geoff Harris

"Fire and Health"


Geoff joined Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service in 1983 and undertook managerial roles on fire stations and at HQ before becoming the Borough Commander for Oldham in 2005, leading and managing service development and delivery in a challenging and diverse environment. From 2011, as the Head of Protection he was responsible for service delivery across two boroughs in addition to leading the organisations Health and Safety, Fire Protection, Fire Engineering, Fire Investigation, Computer Aided Drawing and Administrative functions. As Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Director of Prevention and Protection, Geoff leads on all aspects of service development and delivery relating to community risk reduction and service integration across the conurbation with an emphasis on health and youth engagement.


 Prof John Somauroo


Prof. John Somauroo

"Cardiac arrest and sudden death in elite athletes"


Professor John Somauroo is a Consultant Cardiologist with specialist interest in inherited cardiac diseases and differentiation from athletic heart. He has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy clinics at Countess of Chester and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospitals and has a Chair in Sports Cardiology at Liverpool John Moores University. He is on the Premiership Football Cardiac Screening Panel and is Cardiologist to Liverpool Football Club, Manchester City FC and Blackburn Rovers FC. He has a large research database screening athletes from many sports including Nigerian Olympic team, ultra-endurance runners, boxers, British aikido martial art team, ice-hockey and rugby league players. He is also currently setting up cardiac screening programmes in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.


Mike Helbock


Mike Helbock

"Medic One and Seattle/King County"


Mike is a Senior Paramedic and a Clinical Educator in Prehospital Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine and holds a Senior Faculty position with the Seattle/King County Resuscitation Academy, specializing in the development and training of the HP-CPR program.  Mike worked for 25 years as a Firefighter and Senior Paramedic for the City of Bellevue Fire Department (Washington), until his promotion to Director of EMS Training and Education, Seattle/King County EMS and his additional promotion to Senior Paramedic Supervisor for Seattle/King County Medic One. Mike has served as the Senior Instructor for the Training and Education Division for Seattle/King County EMS for more than 25 years. As a national speaker, Mike has shared his experiences in Prehospital medicine to more than 500,000 students over the past 30 years.


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Sam Mangoro

"I believe in miracles - a cardiac arrest survivors tale"


Sam is an 18-year old young man with a big heart, literally as well as figuratively. Sam was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy after he was taken ill at just 10 days of age. This never caused him any major concerns, until March 2014 when aged 15, Sam suffered a cardiac arrest during a PE lesson at school. He was resuscitated by members of staff who performed CPR and used the school’s recently purchased AED. During his subsequent stay in hospital he had an ICD fitted. Since leaving hospital, Sam has been raising awareness of the need for defibrillators to be available in more schools and public places, so that other people can be as lucky as he considers himself to be. Sam’s ultimate aim is to see the law changed, making it compulsory for all UK schools to have an AED. Sam is currently studying Creative Media at college and hopes to pursue a career in the media. Sam has gone on to establish his own charity, The All Heart Campaign.