The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation celebrated its 25th anniversary at its 2017 annual meeting this week in Anaheim, which immediately preceded the AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium.
Established in 1992, ILCOR created a forum for collaboration among principal resuscitation councils worldwide, including the American Heart Association. Since then, ILCOR has established and distinguished itself for its pioneering vision and leadership in resuscitation science.
ILCOR reached consensus on international resuscitation guidelines in 2000, and on international science and treatment recommendations in 2005, 2010 and 2015. ILCOR’s efforts have enhanced international cooperation, and progressively more transparent and systematic collection and analysis of pertinent scientific evidence. Going forward, this sets the stage for ILCOR to pursue its vision to save more lives globally through resuscitation.