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

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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, MPhil
HART Co-Director

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

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

Marion Leary, BSN, RN

Marion Leary, MPH, MSN, RN
HART Co-Director

David F. Gaieski, MD

David F. Gaieski, MD
Attending ED Physician - Jefferson Hospital

Daniel M. Kolansky, MD

Daniel M. Kolansky, MD
Director - Cardiac Care Unit

Barry D. Fuchs, MD

Barry D. Fuchs, MD
Medical Director of MICU

Joshua M. Levine, MD

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


Special Guest Faculty: Jon C. Rittenberger, MD, MS
                                   Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
                                   University of Pittsburgh
                                   Post Cardiac Arrest Service Attending
                                   UPMC Presbyterian

Click on this link for a sample 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?


Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Hotel Information
If you require overnight room reservations, please register online using the following link: You may also call the Loews Philadelphia Hotel at 215-627-1200.

A block of rooms has been reserved for October 28 - 30 at the special rate of $239 plus applicable taxes at the time of checkout, currently 15.2%. This rate will remain effective until Tuesday, September 29, 2015 or when the room block is full, whichever occurs first.

Parking is available at the hotel. Current valet charges are $36.40 per night plus tax. The parking fee is your responsibility and is not included or reimbursed by the conference.

How Can I Register?

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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