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Scottish Community Resuscitation Conference 2017

Where and when

Saturday 30th September 2017

School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TF

About the conference

Aims and objectives for the day.

Education, information and promotion of Community Resuscitation to improve survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Scotland.

  • Find out all you need to know about Public Access Defibrillators
  • Learn what groups and individuals can do to help survival in their communities
  • Look at successful models already saving lives
  • First Responders - clinical skills training to enhance performance
  • Improving bystander involvement in cardiac arrest
  • Networking opportunities with individuals, groups and suppliers

Target Audience

First Responders, Community Councils, Community and Voluntary Groups, Individuals, Healthcare Professionals, Schools, Golf/Sports clubs and anyone with an interest in Community Resuscitation.

Booking a place at the conference

There are are still some places left; click on this section to go to the booking website


The Newton Award

The Newton Awards were set up by the Newton Family to recognise the outstanding work of saving lives carried out all over the country on a daily basis.

The Newton Award is back and we want you to get nominating!

In April 2014 aged 43, Gregor Newton suffered a cardiac arrest at home and survived due to several factors being in place. His wife Judy, initiated CPR immediately, their children summoned help quickly. Bystanders assisted without question, call handlers co-ordinated and gained information quickly, community first responders delivered defibrillation, paramedics, police and many more that go un-recognised, were involved and helped save his life.

Without the help received from those professionals and volunteers, their family would not be intact today. The family wanted to create a way to simply recognise the outstanding work that is carried out all over the country on a daily basis.

The Newton Award will be presented at the Scottish Community Resuscitation Conference.  Nominations close at midnight on Friday 15th September 2017.

The Newton Award

Speaker Announcement

‘Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Living the dream’ Dr Gareth Clegg

Gareth Clegg is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. He leads the Resuscitation Research Group (RRG) at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the Associate Medical Director of the Scottish Ambulance Service, Chair of the OHCA Strategy Group and of Save a Life for Scotland.

Speaker Announcement

Dr Paul S C Rees; ‘High Quality Cardiac Arrest Care - at scene, in transit, and in hospital”

Dr Paul S C Rees is Surgeon Commander Royal Navy, and a Consultant in Interventional Cardiology, Acute & Prehospital Medicine.

He is also a Consultant Advisor (Royal Navy) and a Clinical Lead, Defence Resuscitation Committee

Speaker Announcement

Caitrian Guthrie and Garry Mackay “Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest – Supporting the Responder”

Caitrian is the Cardiac eResource Project Manager at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and Garry Mackay is Group Manager in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Project Manager for our Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) Response

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