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The Philippine Heart Association National Expanded Council on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation has been accepted as a FULL MEMBER of the Resuscitation Council of Asia (RCA), the Asian representative society of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
The Philippine Heart Association National Expanded Council on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation has been accepted as a FULL MEMBER of the Resuscitation Council of Asia (RCA), the Asian representative society of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). This was confirmed by Council Chair Dr. Marcellus Francis Ramirez, through direct communication with RCA Chair Dr. Kazuo Okada and Honorary Secretary Prof. Lim Swee Han. The Council was welcomed as Associate Member last year, and completed efforts to gain full recognition by the prestigious society.
ILCOR is composed of the American Heart Association, the European Resuscitation Council, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation, the Resuscitation Councils of Southern Africa, the Resuscitation Councils of Asia (RCA) and the Inter American Heart Foundation.Its objectives include provision of a forum for liaison between principal resuscitation organisations worldwide, fostering of scientific research in areas of resuscitation, and dissemination of information on training and education in resuscitation. It is the accredited leader in establishing international guidelines on resuscitation, and produced the first International CPR Guidelines in 2000, and revised protocols in 2005. The next updated guidelines is set to be published in 2010.
Currently, the Council joins as the 5th official member of RCA, which is composed of the resuscitation bodies of Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore. Official induction will be held in the next ILCOR meeting.