High Performance Resuscitation Teams - 2023

Minneapolis, MN US
April 13, 2023 to April 15, 2023

April 13 - 15, 2023 - Loews Minneapolis Hotel - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This course will review critical concepts and operationalize implementation practices for High Performance Resuscitation Teams. Attendees will explore how team members acquire, process and make information actionable, including strategies for effective communication, collaboration and cooperation. Experts in the field will focus on situations of high risk and high consequences, as well as, constructive communication in intense and highly emotional scenarios.

Course Directors
Colin Bucks, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
Al’ai Alvarez, M.D
Stanford Health Care
Preston Cline Ed.D
Mission Critical
In Collaboration with Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Stanford Medicine
Jointly sponsored with Mission Critical Team Institute


Individuals in EMS, law enforcement, firefighters, registered nurses (non-providers), respiratory therapist, and pharmacy will be considered for a partial scholarship for a reduced registration fee. There is a limited number of scholarships available. 

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, sports psychologists, military, law enforcement, flight crew, PA, NP, RN, surgical techs, pro sports performance teams, charge nurse, scrub nurse, fire fighters, police, EMT/EMR, public safety workers.






Learning Objectives

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

  • Describe tenets of crew resource managements.
  • Summarize core characteristics of high performance resuscitation teams.
  • Recognize techniques to manage uncertain scenarios.
  • Describe post-event review processes.
  • Indicate methods to improve team communication.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 ACPE
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.00 ANCC
  • 17.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
04/13/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/15/2023 - 12:00pm
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Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 North 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States


Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the Loews Hotel. In order to receive the special rate of $179 (plus applicable taxes and fees) for a standard room, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of March 20, 2023 whichever comes first.  After March 20, 2023, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each course attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate.

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Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic High Performance Resuscitation Teams course when making your reservation. You may call (612) 806-0841 to make your reservation.

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

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Course Directors

Colin Bucks, MD, FAAEM
Colin Bucks, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Bucks’s extensive career focuses on disaster preparedness and response. Prior to his contributions at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Bucks worked at the Stanford University School of Medicine as the Marc & Laura Andreessen Medical Director for Disaster Preparedness and the Director of the Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response (SEMPER). Dr. Bucks served as Medical Team Manager with FEMA Urban Search & Rescue with Pennsylvania Task Force 1 and California Task Force 3. He participated in humanitarian responses including the earthquakes in Haiti and Ecuador, the Typhoons Haiyan and Irma, the Rohingya genocide, and provided direct care for patients with Ebola in Liberia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Bucks served as a frontline physician in addition to staffing Mayo Clinic’s incident command center. 

Al’ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Al'ai Alvarez, MD (@alvarezzzy) is a national leader and educator on Wellness and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He is a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and the Director of Well-Being at Stanford Emergency Medicine. He co-leads the Human Potential Team and serves as the Fellowship Director of the Stanford EM Physician Wellness, and Co-Chair of the Stanford WellMD's Physician Wellness Forum. His work focuses on humanizing physician roles as individuals and teams through the harnessing of our individual human potential in the context of high-performance teams. This includes optimizing the interconnectedness between Process Improvement (Quality and Clinical Operations), Recruitment (Diversity), and Well-being (Inclusion). Currently, he is one of the 2021-2022 Faculty Fellows at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

Preston B. Cline, EdD
Dr. Preston B. Cline is the Co-founder of the Mission Critical Team Institute, which is an applied research institute focused on the development of an international collaborative inquiry community of Instructor Cadres within Military Special Operations, Emergency Medicine, Tactical Law Enforcement, Aerospace and Urban and Wilderness Fire Fighting Organizations within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States to improve our ability to manage emergent and critical events. The institute was launched in 2016 at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and incubated there for several years before becoming independent in 2018.  Preston began his career in the late 1980’s leading 60-day remote wilderness trips with adjudicated youth out of New Jersey he has since been cold wet tired and hungry on all seven continents leading both terrestrial and ocean expeditions. 

Preston has received a Bachelor’s of Science from Rutgers University, a Masters of Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. 

Preston continues to contribute to the University of Pennsylvania as both a Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management and a Visiting Scholar in the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (WiN). When he is not working with Cadre, he resides in Annapolis with his extraordinary spouse Amy.

Guest Faculty
Dan Dworkis, M.D., Ph.D.
Brian Ferguson
Clare Murphy
Kristen Ng M.D.
Gloria H. Park, Ph. D., MAPP
Kelly Roszczynialski M.D., MS.
Kimberly Schertzer M.D., M.S.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.00 knowledge-based contact hours. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The UAN number is: JA0000238-9999-23-043-L99-P.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 17.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 17.00 ACPE
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.00 ANCC
  • 17.00 Attendance

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