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Telecommunicator CPR | Save the Date (information and links coming soon)

July 22 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

Telecommunicator CPR

Registration link, description, and speakers will be posted as soon as available.



Michael Kurz

Dr. Michael Kurz

Dr. Michael Kurz is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds joint appointments with the Department of Surgery and the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science.  In addition, Dr. Kurz is the Director of the UAB Post-Cardiac Arrest Service providing comprehensive post-resuscitation care for cardiac arrest victims throughout Alabama.

Following medical school at the University of Virginia, Dr. Kurz trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and Emergent Cardiology Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Kurz is boarded in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services.

Dr. Kurz serves as a American Heart Association volunteer I and has contributed to the AHA ECC guidelines since 2010. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in resuscitation science and regularly reviews for JAMA, Circulation, Resuscitation, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kurz’s research interests are focused upon resuscitation systems of care including upon intra- and post-arrest care, coagulation dysfunction, optimizing hemodynamic support, and rehabilitation for survivors.



Mike Taigman, MA

Mike uses more than four decades of experience to help EMS leaders and field personnel improve the care and service they provide to patients and their communities. Mike is the improvement guide for FirstWatch and a nationally recognized author and speaker. He was the facilitator for the national EMS Agenda 2050 project and teaches improvement science in the Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership program at the University of California San Francisco. He will serve as host and facilitator for Conversations that Matter.


Rob Lawrence, MCMI

Rob has part-time roles as Director of Strategic Implementation for Pro EMS of Cambridge, Mass. and the Executive Director of the California Ambulance Association. Rob is also the Principal of Robert Lawrence Consulting. Rob served as the California COO with Paramedics Plus after nine years as the COO of the Richmond Ambulance Authority. Prior to that, he was the COO for Suffolk as part of the East of England Ambulance Service. He is a graduate of the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, serving for 23 years as a Medical Support Officer. Rob is the Communications Committee Chair of the American Ambulance Association, a member of the EMS World Advisory Board, and an accomplished writer, broadcaster and international speaker.


July 22
9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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