An upcoming conference on the new American Heart Association guidelines, is due to take place on November 12, 2010 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.  At this conference, participants will be given the opportunity to learn about resuscitation science, education and training.  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) combines the teaching of rescue breathing and chest compressions for individuals who appear to be in cardiac arrest.  Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood.  Even if you don’t have the capacities of an ER doctor, having CPR knowledge can bridge the gap between an attack and the arrival of an ambulance which definitely makes life easier for ER doctors such as Josyann Abisaab MD, Assistant Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.