The Loews Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota US

April 13-15, 2023

Registration for this course is only available to those that have approved applications for attendance.  There is still a cost associated with this course.  After you apply, you will be made aware of approval decision.  If approved, you will be sent the link to register and pay for enrollment.  

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. 

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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
In Collaboration with Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Stanford Medicine
Jointly sponsored with Mission Critical Team Institute


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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.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Daniel Cabrera, MD
Dr. Daniel Cabrera is the Associate Dean for Continuous Professional Development and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as the previous Chair of Education and Associate Program Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine. He has been at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, since 2005. A native of Chile, he obtained his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile where he was also part of an experimental training program in EM.  He then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. After his residency he enrolled in the ACEP/EMF Teaching Fellowship, and he has served as faculty in the same program for several years. He was the editor-in-chief for the Mayo Clinic EM Blog and is the co-director of Mayo Hootsuite Healthcare in Social Media course. He serves in the advisory board of numerous national and international educational societies.  

Dr. Cabrera has developed numerous technology innovations including automatic resource allocation systems, artificial intelligence algorithms for management optimization, network analysis of knowledge management and distributed testing. He is the current director of the Emergency Medicine Platform for Knowledge Solutions which is an idea incubator focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, digital health, and knowledge creation. His academic interests include artificial intelligence, wicked problems, knowledge management, clinical decision-making, health professions education and the interaction between humans and non-human agents.