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London Trauma Conference


The London Trauma Conference

8th – 11th December

The breakaway sessions form a vital part of the Trauma Conference. Running parallel to the main lectures, they have been tailor made in-line with delegate feedback to address specific clinical areas or delegate groups.

This years breakaway sessions (which can be mixed with attendance at the main conference) will include: Trauma Haemorrhage Research, Trauma Surgery, Trauma Nursing, Paediatric Trauma, Core Topics in Trauma, Cardiac Masterclass - Ultrasound and Resuscitations, An Introduction to ECLS and ECMO as well as practical workshops in Resuscitative Thoracotomy and REBOA.

The individual programmes are available by clicking the links below.

To register your interest in this years conference and to hear more about this years exciting programme as soon as it is announced please click here.

CPD points for 2015's conference are currently under application.
In 2014 a total of 24 CPD points were awarded by the College Of Emergency Medicine, 6 per day of conference (as was the case in 2013 and previously).

2015's Breakaway sessions

Trauma Haemorrhage Research

Trauma Haemorrhage Research

The morning session - Tuesday 8th December 2015
(attendance to the main conference or the Trauma Surgery Symposium will make up the remaining part of the day)

The past decade has seen a paradigm shift in resuscitation practice for the management of major trauma haemorrhage. Damage control resuscitation, massive haemorrhage protocols and targeted reversal of trauma-induced coagulopathy are now considered the mainstay of transfusion practice. Mortality from major haemorrhage is now half what it was in 2005 but many questions remain unanswered with significant scope to reduce organ injury and further improve outcomes.

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Mass shootings: Understanding the practical challenges behind the terrorist attack

After the dreadful events in Paris the medical community is giving serious thought as to how their emergency services and hospitals would manage a mass shooting or bombing event. The implications of large numbers of P1 casualties requiring multiple operations long after the incident occurs makes this type of incident one that extends from pre-hospital care all the way into every hospital department and beyond. With experts from countries that have managed similar events gathered in London for LTC we have decided to learn from them by running a session where they can give us their thoughts on the huge challenges that we might face if similar events occur in our regions.

The session will take place on Wednesday 9th of December on day two of the conference.

Trauma Nursing

Trauma Nursing

The morning session - Wednesday 9th December 2015
(attendance to the main conference will make up the remaining part of the day)

A dedicated nursing session comes back to conference to help define best practice in the trauma patient pathway.

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Paediatric Trauma

Paediatric Trauma

The afternoon session - Wednesday 9th December 2015
(attendance to the main conference will make up the remaining part of the day)

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13:15 - 13:50 Wednesday 9th December 2015
The Marque Presentation Room

Methoxyflurane in Practice - Experiences from the Hospital.
Dr Chris Jephcott, Consultant Anaesthetist
Brought to you by Galen

This session is free to attend for all delegates

Cardiac Arrest Masterclass

Cardiac Masterclass - Ultrasound and Resuscitations

The morning session - Thursday 10th December 2015
(attendance to the main conference will make up the remaining part of the day)

This half-day masterclass focusses on the use of Ultrasound and Cardiac Echo in the assessment and treatment of the shocked patients. The course is delivered by leading experts in the field of echo and its application in resuscitation, Candidates will have USS access to volunteers and a simulator using both to describe shock syndromes and how US can guide resuscitation.
Attendance to the main conference will make up the remaining part of the day.

Resuscitation and Cardiac Performance Masterclass

Fluid resuscitation is the basis of all resuscitation regardless of the aetiology of shock. along with oxygen fluids are the most widely used medications in hospital medicine. Research shows that only around half of all ICU patients with shock increase there CO with fluid administration. Figures for the ED are less well studied but the vast majority of patients will respond by increasing their stroke volume in response to an initial fluid bolus. However with progressive fluid delivery an increasing proportion become fluid non-responders. The clinician requires knowledge of stroke volume and cardiac output to understand where on the Starling curve his/her patients sit and whether fluid therapy will benefit or harm their patients. Fluid over load is increasing recognised as having adverse consequences with increasing tissue oedema, decreasing organ oxygen delivery, compartment syndromes and organ failure. Intensive care medicine has focussed on accurate resuscitation and maximising oxygen delivery but the technology by which this is achieved is invasive. This 4-hour introductory workshop will teach you how to accurately fluid resuscitate patients using simple non-invasive techniques that can be applied with ultrasound machines found in most ED's and ICU's. it assumes some basic level of understanding of ultrasound. It does not focus on the diagnosis and aetiology of shock but on resuscitation.

The session is strictly limited to 30 candidates so book early.

Professor Tim Harris
Dr Paul Rees
Dr Sam Hutchings

Pavement to PCI for the arrested patient

The afternoon session - Thursday 10th December 2015

This session by way of a series of rapid-fire presentations aims to update delegates on advances within the UK on the utility of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for the patient in established cardiac arrest. The session will include a demonstration of the practical treatment strategies along with commentaries on regional practice and cases that has developed within certain areas of the UK from clinical experts in this field.

Dr John Ferris

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Thoracotomy /REBOA Masterclass

Thoracotomy / REBOA Masterclass

Thursday 10th December 2015

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This successful Masterclass is now in its 3rd Year has been expanded to incorporate the use of REBOA. Incorporating a review of the literature for both techniques the day defines indications anatomy and how to perform the procedure. The session involve hands on teaching in group sessions with mannequins.


13:20 - 13:55 Thursday 10th December 2015
The Education Centre

Methoxyflurane in Practice - Experiences from the SEC Ambulance Trust.
Paul Cloves, Medicines Management Lead, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Brought to you by Galen

This session is free to attend for all delegates

Stand Up Science

Stand Up Science

The Evening of Thursday 10th December 2015

The ever popular ‘stand up science’ will challenge presenters of scientific abstracts and entertain a friendly audience.

Core Topics

Core Topics in Trauma

Friday 11th December 2015

Core Topics in Trauma returns for its 7th year. This highly regarded session is aimed at doctors, paramedics, nurses and students. Taking in a broad array of topics in trauma and pre-hospital care it provides an excellent forum for clinicians embarking on a career in the sector.

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Advanced Paramedic Masterclass

An Introduction to ECLS and ECMO

Friday 11th December 2015

This one day led by some of the UK’s experts in ECMO retrieval is aimed at EM / Anaesth / Prehospital Clinicians who are keen to understand ECMO and its potential role in medical emergencies. The course will include a history of extracorporeal support, review of physiology, current applications, types of cannulation, review of current evidence, potential applications in the future.

Dr Simon Finney
Dr Nick Ioannou