On the 19th of September almost 1000 global experts in emergency medicine gathered in GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre for the Resuscitation 2019, the CPR Congress of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC). According to the Congress Manager at the ERC, Jeroen Janssens, there were 29 exhibiting companies and 109 faculty members. Among the participants, the nationalities spanned from EU countries, to Australia, Balkan countries, Belarus, Canada, China, Djibouti, Egypt, Georgia, Honk Kong, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, US, and others.
The participants and the organizer were very satisfied with the halls of the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre (GR). “I have only heard positive feedback,” said Jeroen Janssens from ERC for Kongres Magazine. “But it’s not just the hardware of the building. The real quality is within the entire GR team that is very committed and professional. I have nothing but respect for their work and who they are as persons!”
The organizational team also liked the city. “Despite,” as Mr Janssens notices, “the problems with the German airline Adria.” Congress Manager at the ERC emphasized the boutique character of Slovenia’s capital: “Ljubljana is a nice size for a city. It’s cozy, nice bars and restaurants. The atmosphere reflects what we want to be: not the biggest, but the warmest and friendliest.”
Resuscitation 2019 was during the three days focused on the main topic of the event “Controversies in resuscitation. What works and what doesn’t work during resuscitation?” Delivering updates on controversies in resuscitation science, guidelines and practice, the Resuscitation 2019 brought to GR’s halls and Slovenia one of the most important scientific events of the year.
Among the hottest controversies in resuscitation science, education and implementation, the participants were also able to gain an insight into how these controversies may be resolved. Controversial topics included hands-only CPR, adrenaline, advanced airways, and temperature management. Besides lectures the Resuscitation 2019 provided poster exhibition, workshops and a European Resuscitation Competition.