Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Resuscitation Science

Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training Institute at Penn (HART)

Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training Institute at Penn

The LOEWS Hotel, Philadelphia

Registration is now closed for the fall offering of our course, which will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 20-21, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.

Mark your calendars, the next course will be held March 19-20, 2015.

What is the Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training Institute at Penn (HART)?

Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training Institute at Penn (HART) is an intensive two-day "boot camp" designed to educate relevant care providers on in-hospital care of cardiac arrest patients, most specifically to teach about post-arrest care, including the use of therapeutic temperature management (TTM), cardiac catheterization, internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD) consideration and advanced ICU care. In addition to scholarly presentation and discussions regarding therapeutic temperature management usage, a key goal is to help each attendee explore the various methods and protocols currently being used around the country and to have hands-on technical experience with the equipment used, as well as CPR "challenge" simulations. By the conclusion of the course, each attendee will have a firm grasp of developing and implementing a comprehensive in-hospital high quality resuscitation program.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn through:

  • Practical, intensive training and education sessions:
    The Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training Institute at Penn (HART) is a two-day "boot camp" that offers didactic and hands-on training in post-resuscitation care. It is a first-of-its-kind training course targeted at hospital-based resuscitation champions. The small class size allows for close interaction between participants and faculty as well as providing crucial hands-on time with the cooling devices and post-resuscitation protocol materials.
  • Hands-on training using state-of-the-art medical simulation equipment:
    We use realistic human patient simulators and utilize this remarkable technology to provide the best possible instruction for participants.

Instruction from our nationally renowned Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania including:

Benjamin S. Abella, MD, Co-Director

Benjamin S. Abella, MD,
HART Co-Director

Gail Delfin, RN, MSN, CNS, Co-Director

Gail Delfin, RN, MSN, CNS,
Former Critical Care Clinical Specialist

Marion Leary, BSN, RN

Marion Leary, RN, MSN
HART Co-Director

David F. Gaieski, MD

David F. Gaieski, MD
Attending ED Physician

Lance B. Becker, MD

Lance B. Becker, MD
Director - Center for Resuscitation Science

Daniel M. Kolansky, MD

Daniel M. Kolansky, MD
Director - Cardiac Care Unit

Joshua M. Levine, MD

Joshua M. Levine, MD
Co-Director - Neurological Care Program

Barry D. Fuchs, MD

Barry D. Fuchs, MD
Medical Director of MICU

Special Guest Faculty: Laurie J. Morrison, MD, MSc - Director, Rescu
                                             Professor, Emergency Medicine - University of Toronto


Click on this link for a description of the course agenda.

Who should attend?

The course targets physicians (cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, intensive care physicians), physician assistants, registered and advanced practice nurses, residents, and other health care personnel.

When is it and where is it located?

October 20-21, 2014

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Hotel Information
Please call the Loews Philadelphia Hotel at 215-627-1200. You may also register online using the following link: A block of rooms has been reserved for October 19-21 at the special rate of $259 plus applicable taxes at the time of checkout, currently 15.2%.

How Can I Register?

Registration for this course is now closed.

Program Fees

Physicians and Industry - $795
Allied Health Professionals, Residents and Fellows - $595


If you have any questions about the workshop, feel free to contact:

Audrey L. Blewer, MPH


Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil