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Recap March Meeting

We had two speakers from the University of Michigan Device Clinic. They spoke about indications for internal defibrillators, reviewed the do's and dont's of living with a defibrillator, and introduced us to the resources available in SE Michigan for those who have an ICD.  Here is an information sheet with resources for people with ICDs, including pertinent details regarding their annual conference (September 2013) and support group (next meeting in June.)

We also discussed plans for the AHA Heart Walk in Detroit, taking place on Saturday, June 8. The link below will take you to our team page so that you can sign up.  Here are additional instructions for how to register.

CLICK HERE to be taken to our team page, click "Join our Team" and then follow the prompts to register!

Our next meeting is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21st at William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak.  We anticipate having another special guest speaker.  More information to follow.  Hope to see you there!

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Please also watch for emails regarding joining our team for the Heart Walk in June!

Future meeting: Tuesday, May 21, locations TBD. SE Michigan Heart Walk is Saturday, June 8. We want a strong group presence! If you have not done so, please complete the online survey so that we can add you to our email list and keep you apprised of the group’s activities (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3).

Michigan Raises the Bar in Schools in February 2013:

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We would like to invite you to join us for a meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) at 7 pm on Monday, November 12, 2012, at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. This meeting is intended to develop specific goals and plans for how we can improve survival from Sudden Cardiac Death in Michigan and meet the needs of those who have sustained or been touched by a cardiac arrest.

Reminder: the first meeting of 2013 will be Tuesday, January 15, location TBD. If you have not done so, please complete the online survey so that we can add you to our email list and keep you apprised of the group’s activities (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3).

We look forward to convening on November 12 at the Heart & Vascular Services Conference Center at Beaumont-Royal Oak! (map attached, enter via the East Entrance)

Please bring your ideas and others who might share our interests.

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After a summer vacation, we are ready to continue energizing and focusing the Michigan Chapter of SCAA!  Our next Chapter meeting is at 7pm on Tuesday, September 18th, at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak, Cardiovascular Center.

We will hear an update on the SCAA National meeting from Orlando the week prior and the Gillary Foundation’s efforts to improve access to AEDs in Michigan schools. Please check out the Gillary Foundation Newsletter from July 2012.

Future meeting dates to put on your calendars include: Tuesday November 13 and Tuesday January 15. Locations TBD.

If you have not done so, please fill out our survey here (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3) so that we can keep you current with our activities by email. Any suggestions or questions are welcome. SCAAMichiganChapter@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on September 18th!

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Our Chapter had a great first organizational meeting on March 28, 2012! We heard several survivor stories and an update on the state of cardiac arrest in Michigan. We also discussed the acute need to recognize the potential for latent survivor challenges, including physical, emotional, and cognitive.

We are scheduled to hold our next meeting on TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012, in order to further focus on our objectives and begin to turn our ideas into community action. The meeting will again be at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak at 7pm. Please click here for the agenda.  For future planning, our next scheduled meeting will be September 18, 2012, location TBD.

If you have not done so, please fill out our survey here (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3) so that we can keep you current with our activities by email. Any suggestions or questions are welcome.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you May 15!

kelly.sawyer@beaumont.edu

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to join us for a meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. Our intentions for meeting, and for this organization, are twofold: to improve survival from Sudden Cardiac Death in Michigan and to evaluate and address the needs of those who have sustained or been touched by a cardiac arrest.

This initial meeting will combine a few short educational presentations and allow time to discuss the needs in our community, as well as ideas for future directions of the organization (below). We plan to have a second meeting on May 15 to continue this conversation formally and will coordinate the opportunities for survivors to meet informally, to support one another and to emphasize the need for ongoing healing. We are excited to reinvigorate the Michigan Chapter and ask you to please join us, and bring others who might share our interests, at 7 pm on March 28 at the Heart & Vascular Services Center at Beaumont-Royal Oak! ( map attached )
To assist with planning, please RSVP to our email address SCAAMichiganChapter@gmail.com or email one of us directly. If you are interested in being involved in this organization but are unable to attend this meeting, please fill out the attached questionnaire or complete the online survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3) so that we can keep you apprised of the group’s activities.

If you are interested in the activities of the National SCAA organization, go to www.Suddencardiacarrest.org. Your Michigan Chapter is always available for other questions or suggestions. We look forward to meeting with you on March 28!

kelly.sawyer@beaumont.edu

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CONTACT

John Starnes
972 Covington Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
jxsxemail-sca@yahoo.com
cell phone: 248-494-0209
home phone 248-642-4289

Kelly Sawyer, MD, MS
Associate Research Director, Emergency Department
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine
William Beaumont Hospital Oakland University School of Medicine
kelly.sawyer@beaumont.edu
SCAAMichiganChapter@gmail.com