Marion Leary to Present at HSI Conference

Marion Leary to Present at HSI Conference

We’re pleased to announce that Marion Leary will be a keynote presenter at Spark 2016, the HSI International Conference in Phoenix, October 24-26, 2016.

Marion Leary is the director of innovation research for the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania, course director for the NURS 389 Research/Inquiry-based Service Residency at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing, and an instructor in the Penn Master of Public Health program.

She is also a consultant with the Penn Medicine Social Media and Health Innovation Lab.

Marion completed her master's degree in nursing at Penn, in health leadership and a master's degree in public health at Penn.

She founded Sink or Swim Philadelphia (2011-2015), a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission was to assist people who were uninsured or underinsured raise funds to pay for medical expenses using social media and medical crowd-funding. She was also a co-founder of Resuscor, LLC (2012-2015) a Penn UPstart company focusing on cardiac arrest and resuscitation science medical education, innovation, and technology.

You may be familiar with Marion as a contributor to the Huffington Post and the host of STEAMrollrs, a segment of the STEM Everyday podcast featuring women who are paving the way in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). She is also on the planning committee for Start Talking Science, a free public event to increase the public awareness of — and interest in — cutting-edge, local research.

This dynamic and engaging presenter will speak on the science of saving a life and the use of virtual reality in CPR training.

Don’t miss out on our pre and post conference sessions:


High Performance CPR (HP-CPR) is a combination of quality CPR components and other actions that increase the time that CPR is performed during a cardiac arrest. This workshop will provide instructors with techniques and tools for integrating the elements of HP-CPR into ASHI and MEDIC First Aid lay rescuer-level training. The pre-conference workshop will be offered Sunday, October 23, 3:30-5:30 pm. (Limit of 24 participants. Advance registration is required. Post-conference workshop time and registration TBA.)


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The training program comes with a complete training program, burn training kit, and ongoing support. You must attend a session in order to become certified to use the program. (Maximum 24 students per session.)

Visit our conference website today to learn more about the three days of education, networking, and fun we have in store for you at Spark 2016.

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