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London Trauma Conference

The conference welcomes around fifty faculty from around the world to deliver answers to the key questions in trauma and cardiac care.

    Confirmed speakers are shown below and more will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

    For the biographies of the speakers
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    Peter Baskett Memorial Lecture

  1. Professor Pierre Carli

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  2. Douglas Chamberlain Lecture

  1. TBA

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  2. Conference Faculty

    Keynote speaker

  3. Professor Jeff Upperman

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  4. Keynote speaker

  5. Professor Sir Simon Wessley

    Simon Wessely is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine and Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London. He is a clinical liaison psychiatrist, with a particular interest in unexplained symptoms and syndromes. As Vice Dean he has overall responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry training, and is particularly committed to sharing his enthusiasm for clinical psychiatry with medical students. He also remains research active, continuing to publish on many areas of psychiatry, psychological treatments, epidemiology and military health.

    Born and educated in Sheffield, he studied medical sciences and history of art at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and then finished his medical training at University College Oxford, graduating in 1981. He obtained his medical membership in Newcastle, before moving to London’s Maudsley Hospital to train in psychiatry, where he also obtained a Master’s and Doctorate in epidemiology. His doctoral thesis was on crime and schizophrenia. Professor Wessely has been a consultant liaison psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital since 1991, where he set up the first NHS service for sufferers from chronic fatigue syndrome.

    He became Director of the Chronic Fatigue Research Unit at King’s in 1994 and of the Gulf War Illness Research Unit in 1996, which then became the King’s Centre for Military Health Research, a unique collaboration between the IoP and the KCL Department of War Studies, in 2003. Its flagship project, a large-scale ongoing study of the health and wellbeing of the UK Armed Forces, has had a direct impact on public policy and on forms of treatment and help for Service personnel. He is Civilian Consultant Advisor in Psychiatry to the British Army in which capacity he has visited services in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a trustee of Combat Stress, the principal UK charity for veterans with mental health problems, and his contributions to veterans’ charities include cycling (slowly) seven times to Paris to raise funds for service personnel in need.

    He established the first clinical trials unit in this country dedicated to mental health, and is a Foundation Senior Investigator of the National Institute for Health Research, and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2012 he was awarded the first Nature “John Maddox Prize” for Standing Up for Science, and was knighted in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List. In 2014 he was elected as the next President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    Professor Wessely has over 750 original publications, with a particular emphasis on the boundaries of medicine and psychiatry, unexplained symptoms and syndromes, military health, population reactions to adversity, epidemiology, history and other fields. He has co authored a text book on chronic fatigue syndrome, a history of military psychiatry and a book on randomised controlled trials, although none are best sellers. He is active in public engagement activities, speaking regularly on radio, TV and at literary and science festivals as well as writing columns for many national newspapers.

  6. Professor David Lockey

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  7. Dr Tom Judge

    Thomas Judge, has an extensive background in pre-hospital emergency care and air medicine serving as a subject matter expert for the Institute of Medicine, the Government Accountability Office, the National Transportation Safety Board, and recently completing a fifth national appointment to Federal National EMS Advisory Council. a 1996 Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy at the Medical Care Research Unit, Judge has served on the intenational Scientific Committee of AirMED, chaired the Association of Air Medical Services, the Association of Critical Care Transport, and serves as faculty for the NAEMSP National EMS Medical Directors Course.

  8. Professor Karim Brohi

    Karim Brohi is Director of the Centre for Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, and Consulltant in Trauma & Vascular surgery at the Royal London Hospital. He is Clinical Lead for the London Major Trauma System and recently Chaired the guideline development group for the NICE Major Trauma Guidelines. He is also the founder of TRAUMA.ORG. St.Emlyn's podcast.

  9. Professor Susan Brundage

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  10. Professor Simon Carley

    Professor Simon Carley is an emergency physician at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor at the centre for Effective Emergency Care, Manchester Metropolitan University.

    In addition to the his full time role in adult and paediatric EM he is an associate editor of the EMJ, an education associate of the General Medical Council, a co-lead to the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University, and he is also the director of postgraduate medical education at one of the largest teaching trusts in the United Kingdom.

    His research interests lie in emergency diagnostics, major incident planning, education and social media. In education he has co-developed a number of websites including Bestbets, the virtual hospital at St.Emlyn's, the St.Emlyn's blog and more recently the St.Emlyn's podcast

  11. Professor Tim Coats

    Tim Coats is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Leicester. He trained in Emergency Medicine in Leeds and London, developing a particular interest in pre-hospital and trauma care. His research interests are in coagulation following injury and non-invasive monitoring in emergency care.

  12. Dr Gareth Davies

    Gareth is Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care at the Royal London Hospital and Medical Director of London's Air Ambulance. He has introduced innovative treatments and governance procedures into prehospital care.

  13. Dr Conor Deasey

    Conor Deasy is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine working at Cork University Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at University College Cork and Associate Adjunct Professor at the School of Primary Care, Monash University, Australia. He is Clinical Lead for National Office of Clinical Audit’s (NOCA) Major Trauma Audit in Ireland, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM), a member of the Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine Training (ICEMT) and an examiner for the College of Emergency Medicine.

  14. Mr Ross Fisher

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  15. Dr Per Christian Hyldmo

    Consultant Anesthesiologist, Air Ambulance Service, Sørlandet hospital, Norway PhD candidate, Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and University of Stavanger, Norway As EMS Medical Director of the of Agder area, Southern Norway he instituted the Lateral Trauma Position in 2005.

  16. Mr Jan Jansen

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  17. Dr Thomas Lindner

    Thomas Lindner (MD PhD) is an anaesthesiologist working as medical advisor for the Norwegian Air ambulance foundation. He has more than ten years’ experience as a HEMS physician from both the Air Ambulance and the Search and Rescue service in Norway. In the last years, he has established the Norwegian mobile stroke unit research project. His scientific research is covering the area from out of hospital cardiac arrest to simulation-based education in emergency medicine.

  18. Gen. Sec. Prof. Hans Morten Lossius

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  19. Dr Andeeas Maas

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  20. Dr Natalie May

    Natalie May is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine with Paediatric Emergency Medicine currently working at Oxford University Hospitals Trust. She has interests in medical education and is a regular contributor at the St Emlyns blog and podcast. She is also the creator of the PEMLit project, reviewing current literature in Paediatric EM and tweets useful links and resources for becoming a better EM clinician. She is a firm believer in Free Open Access Medical Education, loves karaoke and is addicted to tea and running. You can find her at www.twitter.com/_NMay

  21. Professor Anders Oldner

    Professor Anders Oldner M.D. Ph.D. D.E.A.A. E.D.I.C. Anders Oldner is a professor and consultant intensivist at the central intensive care unit at Karolinska University Hospital/Institute in Stockholm, the largest trauma centre in Sweden. Anders is also the head of the clinical research unit at the department. His group studies various aspects of trauma care including epidemiology, post resuscitation care in the ICU and biomarkers.

  22. Professor Ian Pallister

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  23. Professor Geoffrey Raisman

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  1. Dr Bard Rannerstad

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  2. Dr Marius Rehn

    Dr. Marius Rehn Is as HEMS SpR with London´s Air Ambulance with a PhD in trauma systems. He is also a Senior Researcher with the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and an Associate Professor in pre-hospital critical care at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

  3. Dr Leif Rognas

    Is a Consultant Anaesthetist with a PhD on pre-hospital airway management. He is also lead clinician at the pre-hospital critical care service at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark and a HEMS physician. Dr. Leif Rognas is an Associate Professor in pre-hospital critical care at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

  4. Dr Samy Sadek

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  5. Dr Markus Skrivfars

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  6. Kirsti Soanes

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  7. Professor Kjetil Søreide

    Kjetil Søreide MD, PhD is a consultant in General and gastrointestinal surgery at the Stavanger University Hospital and professor of surgery at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Bergen, both in Norway. He has a clinical and research interest in trauma care and emergency surgery. He has been a joint Editor in Chief for the Scand Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine for the past 10 years, and also serves as editor in the British Journal of Surgery. He is medical director of the local hospital trauma registry and board member of the Norwegian Trauma Registry.

  8. Dr Matt Thomas

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  9. Dr Rhys Thomas

    Dr R Thomas MB’BS FRCA Dip IMC RCS Ed.
    National Co-Director Emergency Medical Retrieval and transfer service Wales (EMRTS Wales). Specialising in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Trauma & Neonates. Originating from Wales spent 16 years in the British army completing 13 operational tours. After completing a trauma fellowship at the world renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre, Baltimore worked at The Royal London Hospital and the Queen Victoria’s Hospital East Grinstead specialising in Burns, Plastics and difficult airway anaesthesia. Within trauma his interests have been Massive transfusion and trauma coagulopathy. He is the co-author of the Military’s Massive Transfusion algorithm and has published articles on the subject in several peer reviewed journals. His research interest is the Use Of Erythropoietin in Trauma/Blast and haemorrhage as his MD thesis and Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer at the University of Swansea.

  10. Dr Julian Thompson

    Julian Thompson is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at North Bristol NHS Trust. He trained in Oxford and London, completed an MD in hypoxia and genetics at University College London and was Executive Director of London’s Air Ambulance from 2011-15. His clinical and research interests in pre hospital critical care, trauma and wilderness medicine have been further developed by serving with the British Army in Afghanistan and leading mountaineering and exploratory expeditions.

  11. Mr Andy Thurgood

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  12. Professor Marc Turner

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  13. Professor Wolfgang Voelckel

    Prof. Wolfgang. G. Voelckel, M.D., M.Sc., D.E.A.A.
    Head, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, AUVA Trauma Centre Salzburg. Organizational leader, Trauma Network Salzburg. Medical Director Austrian Air Rescue, Vienna. Affiliations: Medical University Innsbruck, Paracelsus Private Medical University, Salzburg, Visiting Professor University of Stavanger. Research interests: emergency medicine, trauma, coagulation management, regional anaesthesia.

  14. Mr Mark Wilson

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  15. Professor Kai Zacharowski

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