Second International Conference on Rapid Response System and Medical Emergency Team, 28–30 June 2006, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1 Department of Intensive Care, Policlinico Hospital University of Catania, Italy
2 Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Bioengineering and Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Critical Care 2006, 10:319 doi:10.1186/cc5057Published: 27 October 2006
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The Second International Conference on Rapid Response System (RRS) and Medical Emergency Team (MET) took place at the Pittsburgh Convention Center in June 2006. The conference was attended by more than 450 people from seven different countries. The majority of the participants were Americans, but the US attendees came from 32 different states. Michael DeVita, MD, from the University of Pittsburgh was the Program Chairman, with Dr Rinaldo Bellomo from Melbourne and Dr Ken Hillman from Sydney as the course co-directors. The program included numerous oral presentations, workshops, pro–con debates, tutorials, panel discussion and poster presentations. In attendance were patient safety officers, hospitalists and hospital-based physicians, critical care medicine physicians, hospital administrators, nursing directors, critical care nurses, general ward nursing staff, respiratory care directors, therapists and, finally, resuscitation and clinical outcomes researchers.