Mission & Constitution

ILCOR Vision, Mission and Values:

VISION: Saving more lives globally through resuscitation.

MISSION: To promote, disseminate and advocate international implementation of evidence-informed resuscitation and first aid, using transparent evaluation and consensus summary of scientific data. We will fulfill this mandate by:

  • Rigorous and continuous review of scientific literature focused on resuscitation, cardiac arrest, relevant conditions requiring first aid, related education, implementation strategies and systems of care
  • Publishing regular and ongoing consensus on science with treatment recommendations
  • Collaborating with others to facilitate knowledge dissemination and exchange, inform effective education and training, implement and share trusted evidence-informed resuscitation practices
  • Enhancing capacity through mentorship and fostering the next generation
  • Leading the international resuscitation research agenda to address gaps in knowledge and promote funding related to resuscitation and relevant first aid practices
  • Encouraging engagement of patients, families and the public as partners in our activities
  • Monitoring and reporting incidence, process of care and outcomes to improve patient care
  • Building the foundation to evolve from international to global impact


  • Scientific Rigor - We deliver the highest quality continuous evaluation of relevant science and timely consensus on science and treatment recommendations
  • Collaboration - We promote an inspiring, respectful, mentoring and collegial environment that fosters productive relationships and networks with global partners
  • Diversity- We embrace a broad range of cultures, disciplines and perspectives
  • Integrity - We place integrity at the core of our processes and relationships and manage conflict of interest and potential or perceived bias in all our endeavors
  • Accountability, Communication and Transparency - We are transparent in our conduct of business, methodology, recommendations, communications and actions

Responsiveness – We are sensitive to local, national, international and global contexts ILCOR meets regularly. In collaboration with the American Heart Association, ILCOR produced the first International CPR Guidelines in 2000 and an International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations in 2005 & 2010. Once again, in collaboration with the AHA, ILCOR is now coordinating an evidence-based review of resuscitation science, which will culminate in a Consensus Conference in February 2015. The proceedings of this meeting, to be published in October 2015, will provide the material for regional resuscitation organizations to write their resuscitation guidelines.


Strategic Plan

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is pleased to present our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, Saving More Lives Globally Through Resuscitation. The 2016-2020 Strategic Plan builds on the foundation of the Resuscitation Giants and the visionary founding resuscitation scientists on whose shoulders we stand, as well as the success of our 2011-2015 business plan.

As we continue to improve resuscitation science, practice, and outcomes locally, internationally, and globally, our strategic plan recognizes the importance of leadership, innovation, collaboration, and the continuous pursuit of excellence.