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London Trauma Conference

The conference welcomed over one hundred speakers from around the world to deliver answers to the key questions in trauma and cardiac care.

    Those who spoke at the 2015 conference are listed below

    For the biographies of the speakers please click on the relevant speaker’s name.

    Peter Baskett Memorial Lecture

  1. Professor Pierre Carli

    Pierre CARLI, 62 years old is since 1998 professor and chairman of the EMS of Paris (SAMU de Paris) and the Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department of Hospital Necker (a national tertiary reference center for Pediatrics). Pierre Carli is a national and international expert in the area of the prehospital care, cardiac arrest, emergency and disaster medicine. He is the present chairman of French Resuscitation Council (CFRC), the vice-president of « SAMU et Urgences de France » (the French EMS organization) Pierre CARLI has been personally involved in the management of the terrorist attacks in Paris, in 1995 -1996, the major heat wave in Paris in summer 2003, the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, the Haiti earthquake, the Ebola pandemic and more recently in the terrorist attacks in Paris in January 2015. Since 2009, he has been promoted, by the Minister of Health, Chairman of National Board of Hospital Emergencies (CNUH). In Hospital Necker, Pierre CARLI is the Chairman of the Medical Board, elected since 2004. At Paris Descartes University he is in charge of the program of Emergency Medicine (90 residents per year) for the Paris region, and the Disasters Medicine program for the EMS (SAMU) physicians. Pierre Carli is member of several editorial boards and the author of many article related to Emergency Medicine, cardiac arrest, Disaster Medicine.

  2. Conference Faculty

    Keynote speaker

  3. Dr Jeff Upperman

    Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, FAAP, FACS, CHLA Director of Trauma is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California and an Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Director of the Trauma Program and Program Director for the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). In his role as Trauma Director, he oversees an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. CHLA has nearly 62,000 emergency room visits and among these visits, 8000 are injured children. About 800 children are admitted annually to the trauma service. In recognition of his esteemed reputation in pediatric trauma, Dr. Upperman has been invited to speak at a variety of distinguished venues, from hospital lectures to testimony before the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Commission on Children and Disasters in Washington, DC. He has been the keynote speaker for numerous national and regional conferences on pediatric trauma and preparing for disaster. Dr. Upperman currently serves on the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD). Dr. Upperman is an active and accomplished academic surgeon who has published over 140 peer-reviewed publications, 160 abstracts and 18 books chapters. His research interests include sepsis, inflammation, trauma and disaster preparedness. Dr. Upperman’s research support has included funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Department of Health Human Services.

  4. Keynote speaker

  5. Professor Sir Simon Wessely

    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

    David Lockey is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in Bristol and in Pre-hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance. He is Trauma Network Director in the Severn Region and Hon. Professor of Trauma & Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at Bristol University and Visiting Professor at The University of Stavanger.

  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. Charlotte Adkins

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  10. Mr Bruce Armstrong

    Mr. Bruce Armstrong is a Consultant Nurse at Basingstoke, North Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a Consultant Critical Care Practitioner for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. He spent 22 yrs in the British Army working in emergency care. In 2011 he was appointed an OBE for services to emergency care and emergency planning. Together with Ros Palfrey he co-founded the Trauma Intermediate Life Support (TILS) course that has been rolled out Nationally in the UK. He is an examiner for the Diploma in Immediate Care for the Faculty of Prehospital Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

  11. Mrs Kate Baskerville

    I am a Trauma Superintendent Radiographer at St Georges University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which is one of the four Major Trauma Centres in London. Since joining in July 2009 I have set up and run the CT scanner adjacent to resus and have been responsible for setting up the x-ray equipment in resus. I am also a plain film reporting radiographer. I previously worked at Charing Cross Hospital as CT Superintendent and other hospitals in London within both the NHS and private sector. I qualified in 1997 from Leeds University.

  12. Dr Per Bredmose

    Per is a consultant in anaesthesia in Norway who has experience in prehospital care in many systems worldwide including Australia and London. Per currently works in the Norwegian HEMS system and is regularly involved in complex retrieval medicine and in simulation for prehospital care.

  13. Miss Rose Brennan

    Rose is a medical student and a graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Prehospital Medicine degree course with Queen Mary University London and the Institute of Prehospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance. Rose gained a first for her dissertation on scoring systems and epidemiology of death from brain injury using the Marshall and computerized tomography classification. Rose presented her resuscitation science review for her degree on hydrogen sulphide in cardiac arrest.

  14. Lt Col Adam Brooks

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  15. Professor Susan Brundage

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  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Dr Elaine Cole

    Elaine Cole is the Director of Research and Innovation for the London Trauma System. Previously she held senior clinical and academic positions in the fields of emergency and trauma nursing. Her PhD thesis characterised factors predictive of infection in severely injured critical care trauma patients. Her current research interests are in organ dysfunction after trauma, physiological responses and outcomes for older trauma patients and trauma systems evaluation. Elaine is also a tutor and lecturer on the MSc Trauma Sciences at QMUL.

  19. Jacqui Couch

    Jacqui Couch is a Registered Dietitian working at the major trauma centre at St Georges Hospital, London. She originally graduated from UCL with a BSc in Human Sciences before pursuing a career in dietetics, graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2010. Jacqui has several years of experience within trauma, having previously worked at the Wessex Major Trauma Centre at Southampton General Hospital. Alongside her clinical work, Jacqui is a keen open water swimmer and swam the English Channel as part of a relay team in September 2014.

  20. Nick Crombie

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  21. Nikki Curry

    Nikki Curry is a Consultant Haematologist at Oxford Haemophilia & Thrombosis Centre. She is Co-Director of the Haemophilia Centre and sits on the International Haemophilia Training Committee. Her research interest is in acquired coagulopathy, particularly in the setting of trauma. She is a member of the International Trauma Research Network, as well as the London haematology trauma group and has been involved in the running of several clinical trials evaluating haemostatic agents in the treatment of trauma haemorrhage.

  22. 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.

  23. Mr Ross Davenport

    Mr Ross Davenport is a Specialist Registrar in trauma and vascular surgery and a Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Trauma Sciences, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. He has worked in pre-hospital care with both the London and Essex & Hertfordshire Helicopter Emergency Medicine Services. Dr Davenport’s PhD thesis was in acute traumatic coagulopathy and haemostatic response to transfusion. His current research interests include novel diagnostics, management of trauma-induced coagulopathy and trauma systems. He is a founder member of the International Trauma Research Network and has been involved with numerous RCTs in trauma resuscitation. He lectures and teaches on the distance e-learning degree Masters in Trauma Science, London Air Ambulance Helicopter Crew Course and the Wessex Emergency Thoracotomy Course.

  24. Dr Ffion Davies

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  25. Professor Charles Deakin

    Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Southampton Honorary Professor of Resuscitation and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, University of Southampton. Professor Deakin qualified from Cambridge University in 1988 and completed his higher medical training in London and Bristol before transferring to Southampton in 1994, where he was appointed to his current clinical post of Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, at University Hospital Southampton in 1999. He also holds Honorary Chairs at the University of Southampton and University of Surrey. Professor Deakin's academic interests are focused on pre-hospital trauma and resuscitation. He has published extensively in these areas and is a regular speaker at national and international meetings. He chaired the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Committee of the European Resuscitation Council from 2001-2012 and was ALS co-chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation for the 2005 and 2010 resuscitation guidelines revisions. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and is lead for adult resuscitation for the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee, which sets the standards for paramedic practice. Professor Deakin founded the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance where he is the clinical lead, and also chairs the Medical and Survival SubCommittee of the RNLI.

  26. Dr Conor Deasy

    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.

  27. Dr Heidi Doughty

    Heidi Doughty is a consultant in Transfusion Medicine. She qualified in medicine from Cambridge University in 1985 before completing specialist training in haematology in Nottingham and London. She completed a travel fellowship to Jamaica before joining NHS Blood and Transplant in Birmingham. Current national roles include Emergency Preparedness, Component Development and military adviser. Dr Doughty is on the steering committees of SHOT and THOR and is an active member of the NATO Blood Group. She has undertaken projects in Afghanistan, Croatia and Sierra Leone. Her interests include military-civilian healthcare partnership, overseas development and transfusion in the austere medical environment.

  28. Dr Simon Finney

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  29. Mr Ross Fisher

    Ross is Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Sheffield Children's Hospital, one of the few Paediatric Major Trauma Centres in the UK. He is Chair of TARNlet, sat on the Clinical Advisor Group for the National Trauma Reconfiguration Pathway and is a lifelong Albion Rovers fan

  30. Tina Gaarder

    Christine Gaarder, PhD. Consultant General and Trauma surgeon, Director of Trauma at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål (OUH U), the only high volume trauma center in Norway. Founder of the OUHU formal Trauma Service in 2005 and later the national advisory board for trauma. Responsibilities include clinical, administrative, educational and quality improvement in trauma. Head of the Norwegian Surgical Society Committee on Trauma. Involved in the development and revision of the national trauma system. Running national trauma educational programs and involved in international trauma surgical training. President elect in IATSIC (International association for trauma surgery and intensive care). Broad trauma research program.

  31. Dr Gareth Grier

    Gareth is a consultant in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care at the Royal London Hospital and the director of the Institute of Prehospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance. He is co-convenor of the Intercalated Bachelor of Science Degree in Prehospital Medicine at Queen Mary University London. Gareth’s interests are in training and education in emergency and pre-hospital medicine.

  32. Dr Johann Grudling

    Joe is a consultant in emergency medicine and intensive care medicine at Bart’s Health NHS Trust and has a specialist interest in clinical toxicology. He holds a masters in medical toxicology and is a member of the expert witness institute. Joe is chair of the toxicology steering group in the Royal College of emergency medicine.

  33. Professor Tim Harris

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  34. Dr Per Kristian 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.

  35. Mr Jan Jansen

    Jan Jansen is a consultant general surgeon and intensivist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and a consultant trauma surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital in London. He is also a consultant in the reserve forces. In 2009, he was awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service. Jan Jansen’s undergraduate training took place in London, and his postgraduate training in Scotland, with fellowships in Johannesburg and Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He currently holds a NHS Research Scotland fellowship, to support his research on trauma systems. His other research interest is trauma resuscitation.

  36. Dr Heather Jarman

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  37. Dr Dominik Krzanicki

    Dom is a consultant in anaesthesia at the Royal Free Hospital and an honorary physician in prehospital care at London HEMS. Dom specializes in anaesthesia for liver transplantation and has a particular interest in coagulopathy and emergency anaesthesia.

  38. Dr Caren Landes

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  1. 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.

  2. Gen. Sec. Prof. Hans Morten Lossius

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  3. Professor Andrew Maas

    Andrew I.R. Maas is Professor and Chairman of the department of Neurosurgery at the Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp. He holds positions as Chairman of the Neurotraumatology Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Chairman of the section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the EANS, Co-Chairman of the European Brain Injury Consortium and Past President of the International Neurotrauma Society. Currently he is Coordinator of a large collaborative project CENTER-TBI: Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in TBI, supported by the Framework 7 program of the European Union.

  4. 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

  5. Rob Morrison

    Rob Morrison is a Resuscitation Officer based at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent. His background was ITU/Critical Care Outreach Nursing. For the past ten years he has dedicated his career to resuscitation and manages the Resuscitation Service for Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust. He is a dedicated member and the previous chair person for the Association of London Resuscitation Officers (ALRO). Over recent years he has designed new alternative resuscitation courses. These courses tackle issues that cannot be covered in detail on standard resuscitation courses. His local courses have proved successful and include: Cardiac Arrest Ultrasound and Resuscitation when is it appropriate?

  6. 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.

  7. Professor Ian Pallister

    Major trauma is my principle interest both in clinical care, research and education. Having been previlieged to work at the Birmingham Accident Hospital as an SHO, and then trained in T&O in South Wales, fellowships in Denver & Oxford compliment a RCS funded MD and were followed with appointment initially as Senior Lecturer in T&O in Swansea. Establishing a trauma team and inter-disciplinary governance was an immediate priority, along with cementing the coordintation required to provide orthoplastic care consistently for open fractures. This led to a role in authoring the current BOA/BAPRAS Standards of Care, and research to develop a recovery scale for these injuries. After engaging in AO Trauma education, establishing the MSc Trauma Surgery, and most recently, the RCS Damage Control in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Course, which is becoming recognised as a consultant level bench-mark. Currently I am involved in further research & education initiatives including simulation development with the MoD and the systemic response to major trauma.

  8. Lt Col Claire Park MBE

    Claire is a consultant in intensive care medicine at Kings College Hospital London, and an honorary consultant in prehospital care at the Royal London Hospital. Claire has deployed several times on behalf of the British Army to Iraq and Afghanistan, working at Camp Bastion and with the MERT helicopter system. Claire is a member of the ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) team at Kings College Hospital as well as a consultant for the major trauma service there.

  9. Associate Professor Andrew Pearce

    Associate Professor Andrew Pearce is a Senior Emergency Medicine Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Clinical Director of Training and Education at MedSTAR the Statewide Emergency Medical Retrieval Service in South Australia.

    Currently a RAAF Group Captain specialist reservist with several overseas tours of duty to East Timor, Solomon Islands and the Middle East area of operations. Andrew is chair of the Emergency Medicine Consultative Group to the Australian Defence Force and Director of Air Force Reserves Health SA/WA/NT.

    Andrew is actively involved in teaching and directing trauma and disaster courses nationally including EMST, Early Management of Severe Trauma and MIMMS, Major Incident management and Support Course and now Hospital MIMMS. Andrew is part of a team that delivers the post graduate certificate in aeromedical retrieval medicine through James Cook University and also senior instructor on Military Critical Care Aeromedical Team courses (MCAT) in the RAAF.

    Andrew has deployed overseas as part of the South Australian Medical Assessment Team (AusMAT) to Banda Aceh 2004 after the boxing day tsunami and Kangaroo Island 2007 in response to the catastrophic bushfires.

    Andrew was also part of the military MCAT team that responded in a C-130J to Truscott air base and retrieved 16 burnt refugees from the SIEV 36 boat explosion to Perth and went to Landstuhl, Germany to bring home seven severely injured Australian soldiers on a RAAF C-17 Globemaster III.

  10. Jason Pott

    Jason Pott is the Lead Research Nurse for the Emergency Departments of Barts Health NHS Trust. He has worked in EM research since 2010 and since then has established a team that has gone on to recruit over 1500 patients into national and international clinical trials in the Emergency Department. His current research interests include injury and ED data. More recently Jason has worked as part of the team setting up the Bespoke Study (www.bespokestudy.co.uk) to explore cycle related trauma in and around London.

  11. Professor Geoffrey Raisman

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  12. Professor Simon Redwood

    Dr Simon Redwood MB BS MD FRCP FACC FSCAI Professor or Interventonal Cardiology/ Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

    Dr Redwood qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School. He trained in Cardiology at The Royal London Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and St. George’s Hospital, London. Interventional training was obtained at The Washington Cardiology Center, Washington, DC and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals. He obtained Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology in 2001 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003 and Fellow of the Society of Angiography and Interventions in 2004.

    Dr Redwood is Professor of Interventional Cardiology/ Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Catheter labs at St. Thomas’. He is also President of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society. He is trained in all aspects of adult interventional cardiology including intravascular ultrasound, physiological lesion assessment using pressure-sensor tipped wires, stent implantation, rotational atherectomy, laser angioplasty including the laserwire for chronic total occlusions, and trans-catheter aortic valve implantation.

    His MD thesis was on the subject of the pathophysiology of acute myocardial ischaemia and he currently has particular interest in interventional cardiology based research including risk analysis and prediction of events post percutaneous coronary intervention, evaluation of coronary stents, coronary artery physiology and the role of PCI in OOHA. He runs an active research team, has over 150 publications, is lead editor of a major Interventional Cardiology textbook (Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology), has raised over £5m in grant funding and has supervised >10 MD/PhD theses.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Dr Samy Sadek

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  16. Dr Barney Scholefield

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  17. Mr Ciaran Scott-Hill

    Ciaran is a neurosurgical registrar and a Wellcome Trust clinical research associate at Cambridge University whose research interests are in cellular models of traumatic axonal injury of the brain and the relationship with inflammation and degeneration. Ciaran is an author of the ‘hands on guide to the foundation programme, and a doctor with the physician response unit at the Royal London Hospital.

  18. Davendra Sharma

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  19. Imogen Skene

    Imogen is a emergency department clinical research nurse at Bart’s Health NHS Trust. She has recently completed a masters in clinical research. She trained at the University of Southampton and has worked in emergency departments in England, Australia and New Zealand.

  20. Dr Markus Skrivfars

    Markus Skrifvars MD, PhD, FCICM, EDIC is a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care working at Helsinki University Hospital in Finland. After completing his anesthesia training in 2008, Markus Skrifvars completed an ICU fellowship training Liverpool Hospital in Australia in 2008-2010. After that he trained in Neuroanesthesia and Neuro ICU at Helsinki University Hospital. Markus Skrifvars research has focused on ICU care of patients with cardiac arrest as well as traumatic brain injury, with some 50 original research papers published to date. He currently supervises several PhDs and was the national principal investigator for the recently published EPO TBI trial. He is currently the national PI and member of the steering group for the TTH48 trial, a trial comparing 24 and 48 hours of therapeutic hypothermia treatment following cardiac arrest.

  21. Kirsti Soanes

    Kirsti is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years paediatric Emergency Medicine experience which has seen a tour of duty around several Midlands Hospitals including a MTC. Her current role is Lead Consultant Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Heart of England NHS Trust and is part of team responsible for supervision and standardisation of training and education for Advanced Clinical Practitioners through all specialities, including paediatrics. Kirsti is also a module leader at the University of Warwick within the Medical School. As a nurse clinician with many years’ experience, she enjoys the juggle of clinical, professional and educational responsibilities.

  22. 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.

  23. Mr Ken Spearpoint

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  24. Surg Capt Christopher Streets

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  25. Chris Thiemermann

    Chris Thiemermann is Professor of Pharmacology and Centre Lead for Translational Medicine & Therapeutics at the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI). He graduated with honours in Medicine (1986), obtained his MD in Medicine (1987, summa cum laude) from the University in Cologne in Germany (awarded University Prize 1987 for ’Best Doctorate Degree of all Faculties of the University of Cologne’) and received consecutive Fellowships from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Thyssen Foundation (Germany). He joined the WHRI in July 1987, where he obtained a PhD in Pharmacology under the supervision of The Nobel Laureate Sir John Vane in 1991. Thiemermann is an internationally recognised expert in pathophysiology and experimental therapy of shock and ischaemia-reperfusion injury (kidney and heart) with expertise in target discovery and evaluation of the efficacy of drugs in small animal models. His research was recognised the Sandoz Prize (British Pharmacological Society 1994), YIA of the Surgical Infection Society Europe (1999) and the Menarini-Award for CV Research (2001). Over the years, Thiemermann’s research has been generously supported by the British Heart Foundation (Senior Fellow from 1996 to 2001), the European Union, the Medical Research Council, Kidney Research UK and William Harvey Research Foundation, Barts and the London Charity (BLC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). He is currently a PI responsible for Vascular Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine in the NIHR-funded Barts BRU and a co-PI in the BLC-funded Centre for Trauma Sciences at the Royal London Hospital. He has published more than 360 scientific articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, which have been cited more than 13,500-times (h-index>63). CT is listed by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) as a highly cited researcher (www.isihighlycited), he is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the United Kingdom, a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, a Foreign Member of the Academy of Sciences of Portugal (Lisboa), a Member of the Fellowships Committee of the NIHR (since 2008), Past-President of the European Shock Society (presidency 2008-2011), Member of the Executive Council of the World Federation of Shock Societies (since 2008), Senior Associate Editor (Europe) of the Journal Shock and Chief Executive Officer (since 2003) of William Harvey Research Limited (www.williamharvey.co.uk), a company that aids many pharmaceutical companies in the testing of the efficacy of NCEs in clinically relevant animal models of disease.

  26. Dr Matt Thomas

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  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. Dr James Tooley

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  30. Mr Andy Thurgood

    Andrew is a Consultant Nurse in Prehospital Emergency Medicine with over 25 years of experience in PHEM and ED and is one of a handful of non-doctor PHEM practitioners in UK working autonomously at level 7 (SFH). He is chairman of the BASICS scheme for Hereford and Worcestershire, the Mercia Accident Rescue Service and the deputy clinical director of the West Midlands CARE Team. Andrew remains active in prehospital emergency care in clinical leadership and mentoring roles for both MARS and the CARE Team. Andrew holds numerous positions within the Faculty of Prehospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: elected nurse member of the Faculty board, Training and Standards Board, Clinical Standards Committee and examinations development group for the Diploma and Fellowship in Immediate Medical Care. He has been a DIMC examiner for Faculty of Prehospital Care for 15 years.

  31. Professor Marc Turner

    Marc Turner is Professor of Cellular Therapy at the University of Edinburgh and Medical Director at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. He qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1982 and trained in General Medicine and Haematology. He obtained his PhD in human haematopoietic stem cell biology from the University of Edinburgh in 1995 and an MBA in Life Sciences from the Open University in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, of the Royal College of Pathologists and of the Higher Education Academy. He is a Non-Executive Director of Cell Therapy Catapult and of Roslin Cells Ltd. His research interests include immunohaematology, variant CJD transmission by blood and tissues and translational research in stem cell therapy and adoptive immunotherapy. He has 130 publications and has held 35 research grants. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Cell Therapy Catapult and of Roslin Cells Ltd.

  32. 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.

  33. Anne Weaver

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  34. Mr Mark Whitbread

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  35. Mr Mark Wilson

    Mr Mark Wilson Mark Wilson is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Pre-Hospital Care (HEMS) Specialist at Imperial and with London's Air Ambulance respectively. His specialist interest is the very early management of acute brain injury (including traumatic) and his research includes the cerebral effects of hypoxia. In addition he has worked extensively overseas and lead the Neurosciences work during the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition of 2007.

  36. Mr Conrad Witek

    Conrad is a medical student and a graduate from the Bachelor of Science in prehospital medicine degree course with Queen Mary University London and the Institute of Prehospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance. Conrad obtained a first class award for this dissertation on emergency preservation resuscitation and has presented his work at the European Resuscitation Council conference in Prague.

  37. Professor Kai Zacharowski

    Prof. K. Zacharowski, MD PhD FRCA
    Professor Kai Zacharowski holds the position of the Ordinarius and is the Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy at the University Hospital Frankfurt. His research, teaching, and consulting interests are in both clinical and basic aspects of transfusion and clotting, innate immunity, cardiovascular and critical care medicine. Professor Zacharowski received his MD from the German University of Mainz and his PhD from Queen Mary, University of London (where he was working with the Nobel laureate Prof. Sir John Vane → discovered how aspirin works).

    His scientific contributions are published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Medicine, Lancet, NEJM and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and were awarded with the prestigious Dr Ernst Wiethoff Award among others for Innovative Clinical Research.

    He obtained 2 clinical specializations (Anesthesia/Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology) and is practicing Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine in Frankfurt.

    He was also awarded in 2012 with the Medal of Distinction of the United States Air Forces for his selfless and lifesaving support.