2014 Visiting Professor
22th Annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum
Laurie J. Morrison
Robert and Dorothy Pitts Chair
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Toronto
Using Resuscitation Research to Improve Patient Outcomes
This lecture will examine the recent resuscitation findings that affect the practice of emergency medicine and how these findings can be incorporated into community practices, while describing how knowledge translation can increase uptake and transform outcomes.
Dr. Morrison is the Robert & Dorothy Pitts Research Chair in Acute Care & Emergency Medicine, Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital. She is the Director of Rescu, a resuscitation research program focusing on the evaluation and implementation of prehospital and transport medicine time sensitive interventions in acute emergencies (www.rescu.ca).
Dr. Morrison conducts systematic reviews and meta-analyses in topics pertaining to Acute Coronary Syndrome and Resuscitation and has established a collaborative network to conduct randomized controlled trials and outcome validation studies in prehospital resuscitation research. She is a US National Institute of Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada funded investigator within the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a member of the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation Advance Life Support Taskforce for Guidelines 2015, and contributed to the development of the 2005 and 2010 AHA Guidelines.