We’re proud to announce that now we have been chosen as award winners on the American Coronary heart Affiliation – Resuscitation Science Symposium 2023.
What did we win?
We have now gained the Ian G. Jacobs Award for Worldwide Group Collaboration to Advance Resuscitation, established in 2010 to recognise worldwide collaboration amongst people over an prolonged interval. This has resulted in vital contributions to elementary or medical science associated to cardiac arrest or traumatic damage.
It’s a improbable honour to win this, as earlier winners have all come from the medical institution, and we’re only a group of survivors and co-survivors! We have now come a great distance since that first meet-up in a pub; we are actually a formidable power for change!
“Survivorship has rising significance in resuscitation science and this group has developed vital infrastructure to assist survivors and households that serves as a task mannequin for international efforts in direction of improved high quality of life after cardiac arrest.”
The award was accepted by Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK trustees Dr Thomas Keeble and Gareth Cole, adopted by a brief presentation.
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I used to be not alone. It was the primary time since my cardiac arrest the earlier yr that I had spoken face-to-face with somebody who had skilled what I had. This was additionally true for my spouse, who additionally occurred to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the thought of SCA UK was born. Since then, now we have achieved a substantial quantity, primarily offering data, assets and assist to others in an identical scenario but in addition elevating the profile of survivorship and the necessity for higher post-discharge care. We’re beginning to get traction on this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely imagine now we have a shiny future forward and can make a big distinction within the lives of many who be part of our ranks.