Ian Drennan ACP, PhD(C)

Institute of Medical Science

Ian is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Rescu, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He works as an advanced care paramedic with York Region Paramedic Services and an instructor with Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine. Ian also holds a part-time faculty position in the health sciences department at Georgian College.

His research is focused on cardiac resuscitation as well as other critical life-threatening illness in the prehospital setting. Ian has presented his research at numerous National and International conferences. His research is funded through the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Award. Ian is also a member of the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation (ILCOR) Advanced Life Support (ALS) taskforce. He was an evidence reviewer for the 2015 ILCOR Basic Life Support (BLS) and ALS guidelines, and a writing group member for the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC, Chapter 10: Special Circumstances of Resuscitation.

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