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WISER hosts afternoon session of the 8th Annual SAFAR Symposium
WISER hosts afternoon session of the 8th Annual SAFAR Symposium

This year the SAFAR symposium was a two-day event that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the development of CPR. The program, for the first time, included a Multi-Departmental Trainee's Research Day. It also included the traditional sessions on Resuscitation and Simulation, along with the 30th Peter & Eva Safar Lecture. WISER hosted the afternoon session of the Eighth Annual SAFAR symposium on June 2, 2010 which were simulation based as in years past. Also, as a service to the simulation community WISER arranged for a live web-cast of the afternoon sessions. The sessions ran from 2pm - 5:25pm. Individuals who took part in the web-cast were able to communicate by chat functionality in real-time with the moderators of the afternoon lectures.


The simulation session speakers and their topics for this year included:

  • Paul Phrampus, MD, Director of WISER - "The History of Simulation in CPR Training"
  • John Vozenilek, MD, Northwestern University - "An In Situ Simulation Program to Improve Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR"
  • James McGee, MD, University of Pittsburgh - "The Virtual Patient as an Instrument of Simulation"
  • John M. O'Donnell, DrPH, University of Pittsburgh - "Back Injury Prevention - An Evidence based approach to Simulation Implementation"
  • Connie Lopez, RNC, Kaiser Permanente- "Shoulder Dystocia - An Evidence Based Deployment of Simulation for Patient Safety"
  • Michael Seropian, MD, Oregon Health and Science University-"A Roadmap of Simulation Toward the Future"


The symposium was again a huge success and WISER looks forward to being a part of next year's.

SAFAR Presenters: Dr. John Vozenilek, Dr. James McGee, Dr. John O'Donnell, Connie Lopez, RNC, Dr. Michael Seropian and Dr. Paul Phrampus
Dr. Paul Phrampus presents on "The History of Simulation in CPR Training"