Welcome to resusTO

Yes, #resusTO is a bit different:  Not a conference, but an immersive education experience, one focused on depth rather than breadth.  Content introduced during large group sessions is discussed, reinforced and elaborated on during small-group simulation and workshops, leveraging elaborative encoding, state-dependent learning and transfer-appropriate processing (that’s sim jargon for we know what we’re doing) to reinforce core education objectives.  The result is a truly unique learning experience grounded in education theory to maximize engagement and learning.  Pair that with an absolutely world-class cadre of educators in a lights-out awesome simulation and education team and venue in downtown Toronto, and you have an experience you won't find anywhere else.  


In this most unusual of times, resusTO is committed to the hands-on, in-person learning that has made us a world class educational event.  In 2021 we will be offering the same amazing content in a pandemic-friendly format: Groups of 10 or less, virtual pre-learning, and a simulation experience adapted for COVID-19 friendly protocols.  Safety for our participants and faculty is our top priority — followed closely by ridiculously awesome, practice-changing education.  

We are an open-access, not-for-profit organization.  #resusTO shares the ethos of creation, innovation, inter- professionalism and open access that has made SMACC the runaway success that it is.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with C4 to add another unique piece to the medical education landscape.  In the spirit of FOAMed, #resusTO is not-for profit.  All resusTO course content is distributed open access via social media after the event.


Chris Hicks and the resusTO team

Audience and Scope

resusTO is designed for an inter-professional audience of resuscitationists: If you look after sick patients — prehospital, ER, OR, ICU or anywhere else — we have what you’re looking for.  Our curriculum involves a blend of human factors, team training and clinical content curated for a broad acute care audience.  

Check out our archives and podcasts for information on past conferences and content.  

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