AHA Town Hall: A Conversation about Shared Challenges in Rural and Global Resuscitation

February 17, 2023

Monday, February  27, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. U.S. Central Time

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Join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion volunteer taskforce of the AHA's Science Subcommittee for a free webinar focusing on rural and global health, including prehospital bystander engagement and care in rural settings, post-cardiac arrest care in rural/remote areas, and global resuscitation challenges. There will also be a live panel discussion with expert speakers and a Q&A.


Michael Levy, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, FACP, is an EMS physician based in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the Chief Medical Officer for Anchorage Areawide EMS and the Medical Director for the Anchorage Fire Department, EMS Medical Director for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the Medical Director for Emergency Programs for the State of Alaska. He is the Immediate Past President of NAEMSP (2021, 2022).

Teresa May, DO, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University and attends on the medical critical care, neurocritical care and pulmonary consult services at Maine Medical Center.

Audrey L. Blewer, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and resuscitation scientist in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Duke University School of Medicine with secondary appointments in the Department of Population Health Sciences and Duke University School of Nursing.

Shada Rouhani, MD, MPH, serves as the Director of Emergency and Critical Care at Partners In Health. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Faikha Colinet, MD, is the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency program at Mirebalais University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. 

The American Heart Association is hosting this free event in partnership with the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES); Citizen CPR Foundation; Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA); and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP).

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