AdvancedCPR Solutions® Founder Dr. Keith Lurie Honored with the Paul Pepe Leadership Award At 2022 Gathering of Eagles Meeting

[June 22, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN] Dr. Keith Lurie, world-renown cardiologist, innovator and Founder and Chief Medical Officer of AdvancedCPR Solutions®, was honored with the Paul Pepe Leadership Award on June 16, 2022 at the Gathering of Eagles meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Pepe Leadership award recognizes significant achievements in improving patient care in the EMS and prehospital space, and Dr. Lurie was honored for his lifetime of innovation, most recently with the advancement of a Neuroprotective Head Up CPR bundle of care that could have the potential to significantly improve outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest.

Presenting the award, Dr. Kenneth Scheppke, Deputy Secretary of Health for the State of Florida, commented, “This gentleman has dedicated his life to saving others, and has shown us the way and has developed one of the most impactful things in out of hospital cardiac arrest in at least the last 50 years.”

Replying, Dr. Lurie commented, “We share a common passion and that is to stop having so many people die from so many causes including cardiac arrest. I am truly honored.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I look forward to continuing to reshape and resuscitate resuscitation.”

The Gathering of Eagles is a compendium of EMS Medical Directors from the largest metropolitan areas from around the US and the world.  The annual gathering of key thought leaders in the pre-hospital space is at the leading edge of breakthrough technologies, therapies and issues that affect public health.

About Neuroprotective Head Up CPR:

Neuroprotective Head Up CPR, known commercially as the ElevatedCPR®  method, is a broad, patent-protected and technologically advanced technique for performing device-assisted head up CPR that incorporates raising the head, heart, and thorax in a multi-level elevation, in a controlled sequence, in conjunction with the best practice standards of resuscitation protocols including use of high quality or mechanical CPR and an impedance threshold device.

AdvancedCPR Solutions’ initial product – the EleGARD™ Patient Positioning System – is the only device that precisely and consistently elevates a patient’s head and thorax from supine to multi-level positioning in a controlled sequential manner to support the practice of the ElevatedCPR method in both pre-hospital and hospital settings.

Initial clinical use of the ElevatedCPR Method in combination with the EleGARD System demonstrates a statistically significant improvement in return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) when compared to a historical control group, indicating the strong potential for improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest.[i]

Founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015 by an experienced team that previously developed multiple novel resuscitation technologies currently in widespread clinical practice, AdvancedCPR Solutions is a commercialization-stage medical device firm focused on the development and market adoption of delivery mechanisms, methods and devices that support the practice of the ElevatedCPR method to potentially improve survival of cardiac arrest.


[i] Moore, Resuscitation,  2021; Moore, Prehospital Emergency Care, 2021