CanROC Site Summary – British Columbia


The BC Resuscitation Research Collaborative (BC RESURECT) is a collaborative of clinicians, scientists, Emergency Health Services, Fire Department First Responders and Health Authorities in BC. For more than 20 years we have focused on improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest through out-of-hospital cardiac arrest clinical trials, observational studies, and quality improvement initiatives. BC RESURECT maintains the BC Cardiac Arrest Registry, a rich database housing consecutive provincial cardiac arrest cases since 2005, which we have linked to other BC outcome databases. In 2020 we expanded our work with “CanSAVE” a national research group transforming the response to cardiac arrest beyond traditional emergency models. BC RESURECT is committed to the CanROC network and is poised to continue relevant observational, randomized controlled or pragmatic studies.

BC RESURECT offer opportunities for mentorship, training, and collaboration for students in Masters and PhD programs, post-doctoral studies, as well as medical students and residents.

Lead investigators within the group who are actively engaged in supervising and mentoring trainees include:

Jim Christenson MD –
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Co-Director BC RESURECT

Brian Grunau MD, MHSc – Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine; Co-Director BC RESURECT