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London Trauma Conference

This years line-up stands to be stronger than ever - with a variety of new internationally renowned speakers adding to the exemplary program of those returning. 2014's line-up will be announced shortly.

    Confirmed Speakers for 2014's conference programme

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    Peter Baskett Memorial Lecture

  1. Dr Stephen Leadbeatter

    Dr Stephen Leadbeatter qualified from Bristol university in 1980. He trained in forensic pathology in Wales and is currently the Director of the Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine. He has published on many aspects of forensic pathology and lectured widely. He is a council member of the British Association of Forensic Medicine and an examiner in forensic pathology.

  2. Douglas Chamberlain Lecture

  1. Professor James E. Manning

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MD, 1985); Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA (1988); Fellowship, Cardiac Resuscitation Research, St. John’s Heart Institute/Harbor-UCLA (1989). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (1989-present). Vice-Chair, Emergency Medicine. Director, Resuscitation Research Laboratory. Principal research interests are Selective Aortic Arch Perfusion, an aortic balloon catheter-based perfusion technology for medical and trauma cardiac arrest, invasive hemodynamic monitoring and intra-aortic epinephrine during cardiac arrest. Other research includes hemoglobin and plasma products in trauma resuscitation. Implemented prehospital aortic catheterization to guide cardiac arrest resuscitation. Co-founder of Resusitech, Inc., focused on development of resuscitation technologies..


  2. Conference Faculty

  3. Professor Karim Brohi

    Karim Brohi is Professor of Trauma Sciences at Barts and the London School of Medicine, and Consultant in Trauma & Vascular surgery at the Royal London Hospital, the UK’s busiest major trauma centre. He attended medical school at University College London and has trained in London, Oxford, Cape Town and San Francisco General Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. He is the director of the North East London & Essex Trauma Network, which provides injury care for a population of 5 million people. Karim is also the Director for the Centre for Trauma Sciences at Barts and the London. He has particular academic interests in acute translational trauma care, and in particular the management of severe bleeding. He also conducts research into post-injury inflammation; severe and complex outcomes after trauma; and is the lead for several translational trauma clinical trials. Karim is also the founder of the Trauma.org web site and Trauma-list email discussion group, both now in their 19th year and with a 25,000-strong global membership.

  4. Professor Chris Moran

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  5. 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

  6. Dr Tim Moll

    Dr Tim Moll is a Consultant Anaesthetist in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. I Developed an interest in motorsport medicine during my first SHO job in Nottingham (1995) where one of my bosses was the Chief Medical Officer of Donington Park. He put my enthusiasm for motorsport to good use - getting me to cover race events as a doctor. Since then I've continued to work as a motorsport doctor (for both car and motorcycle racing) at club, national and international level. For the past 8 years I've been the Chief Medical Officer of Cadwell Park Racing circuit in Lincolnshire "the mini-Nurburgring".

  7. Dr Tom Evens

    Tom Evens is an Emergency Physician from West London. He has worked for pre-hospital services in London, Sydney and Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He has worked as a coach with the Great Britain Rowing Team, taking athletes to the European and World Championships.

  8. Dr Cliff Reid

    Dr Reid is the Director of Training for the Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and an emergency physician at Mona Vale Hospital in Sydney. Having trained and worked in emergency, intensive care, and prehospital & retrieval medicine, he is interested in the provision of resuscitation and critical care regardless of location. His passions include teaching, human factors, and how to 'make things happen' in critical resuscitation situations. Dr Reid runs the popular blog 'Resus.ME' for front line resuscitationists. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in emergency medicine at the University of Sydney.

  9. Dr Dan Ellis

    Dr Dan Ellis is the Director of MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval Service, part of the South Australian Ambulance Service based in Adelaide, Australia. He is also the Deputy Director of Trauma at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and an accredited specialist in both Emergency (UK & Australia) and Intensive Care Medicine (UK). Dan has extensive experience in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine having worked in this field in several countries over the last 18 years.

  10. Dr Stephen Hearns

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  11. Dr Marius Rehn

    Dr. Marius Rehn: is an anaesthesiologist and currently works at Londons Air Ambulance and is a researcher at Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. He has a background as a winch man of the Norwegian Air Force Rescue Helicopter Services, and holds a Ph.D. on the topic of trauma triage. He is involved in quality improvement research, with specific focus on pre-hospital medicine.

  12. Dr Stefan Mazur

    Dr Stefan M. Mazur, BPhEd, MBChB, FACEM, PGCertAME. DipIMC & DipRTM (RCS Ed), CCPU
    Emergency Physician in the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Emergency Department, PreHospital and Retrieval physician and Medical Retrieval Consultant with the state based emergency medical retrieval service, SAAS MedSTAR, and is the Chief Medical Officer for the South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS). Has an academic position at School of Public Health at James Cook University and is an examiner in retrieval medicine for the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Worked previously in Wellington (NZ), Perth (Aus), Birmingham (UK), Auckland (NZ), Sydney (Aus), Townsville (Aus) and London (UK) in both Emergency Medicine and PreHospital and Retrieval Medicine.

  13. Dr Bob Winter

    National Clinical Director for Emergency Preparedness and Critical Care; Bob Winter is a past President of the Intensive Care Society and Consultant in Adult Critical Care Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals. He trained in Nottingham and returned there after going to Burton on Trent, Truro and Bristol where he completed his MD under the supervision of Dr Sheila Willatts. He is also Chair of Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support UK, medical lead for Mid-Trent Critical Care Network and clinical lead for major trauma in the East Midlands.

  14. Mr Ian Bailey

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  15. Dr Per Kristian Hyldmo

    Dr. Per Kristian Hyldmo is a Consultant Anesthesiologist at the Air Ambulance of Sørlandet hospital, Norway, and a PhD Research candidate at Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and University of Stavanger, Norway. He is a former Medical Director of the EMS of Agder, Southern Norway, and currently Head of Trauma system at the Sørlandet Hospital. His main interests and fields of research are prehospital airway management and spinal immobiliza.

  16. Doug West

    Doug West is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He qualified from Edinburgh Medical School in 1997 and undertook his basic surgical training at the Hammersmith. His completed thoracic surgical training in Scotland and Toronto. Before moving to Bristol he spent 18 months as a Locum Thoracic Surgeon at home in Glasgow. After some very early exposure to trauma care as an SHO at the Royal London, he now serves as Cardiothoracic Trauma Lead in Bristol, and regularly teaches chest trauma skills on the Bristol Cadaveric Trauma Skills Course. Outside trauma, his main interests are in minimal access thoracic surgery and surgical audit. He is the national thoracic audit lead for the UK Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. He sits on the Edinburgh College Cardiothoracic Specialty Advisory Group, the editorial boards of the Interactive Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and is a member the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Educational Committee.

  17. Ross Davenport

    Ross Davenport is a surgical registrar in the NE Thames region with a specialist interest in trauma surgery, injury prevention and trauma induced coagulopathy. He has worked for both London and East of England Air Ambulance Services. Currently he is a post-doctoral clinical academic lecturer at the Centre for Trauma Sciences - Queen Mary University of London having completed a PhD evaluating early diagnostics and management therapies for bleeding in trauma.

  18. Stephen Davidson

    Is a freelance motor racing journalist and professional photographer considered by many to be the best road racing photographer in the world. He has authored many road racing books, many of them considered icon texts of circuits such as the Isle Of Man and the road racing scene in Northern Ireland.

  19. Dr Neil Slabbert

    Is a consultant emergency physician at the Royal London Hospital, Whitchapel, London. Neil trained in South Africa and specialised in Australia before moving to the UK. He has worked on many helicopter air ambulances and has an interest in major trauma. A keen track day participitant on two & four wheels, he has provided medical track cover at motor racing events such as the TT Races in the Isle Of Man and World Rally Championship. His keen interest in engineering underpins his knowledge and working of airbags as applied to motorcycles.

  20. Dr David McManus

    MB BCh BAO MRCGP Dip IMC RCS Ed FPHC RCS Ed
    Chief Medical Officer at Motorcycle Union of Ireland events for over thirty years providing trackside emergency medical care at motorcycle events including road racing on public roads. He was appointed to the Medical Commission of the FIM in 1993 serving as Vice-President of the Commission since 1996 before his appointment as Director in 2010. In his role at the FIM he is responsible for ensuring the development of standards for the organisation and provision of medical services at a number of motorcycle world championship events including MotoGP, World Superbikes and Motocross Grand Prix. He has attended many of these events in a medical oversight capacity as the FIM Medical Representative and has delivered numerous seminars worldwide for the licensing of Chief Medical Officers at motorcycle world championship events. He has also acted as Chief Medical Officer at the FIA World Rally Championship in both Ireland and Great Britain. Qualified in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1982, becoming a Principal, Senior Partner and Trainer in general practice while continuing to work on a sessional basis in Accident & Emergency Medicine in Belfast until 2003. Medical Advisor to the NI Ambulance Service since 1998, being appointed as their first full-time Medical Director in 2003. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, and lecturer and external examiner on the Advanced Paramedic Training Programme at University College Dublin. He has been an active member of BASICS since the early 1980s and continues to respond to incidents in his role with the Ambulance Service. As well as providing advice to NIAS on clinical matters, he is responsible for clinical governance, risk management and emergency and event planning within the Trust.

  21. Tim Edwards

    Tim Edwards BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), PGCert, MSc, PGCE, FHEA, DIMC RCS(Ed), MCPara Consultant Paramedic London Ambulance Service NHS Trust & Visiting Lecturer University of Hertfordshire
    Tim joined the London Ambulance Service (LAS) in 1997, registering as a paramedic in 2000. During his career he has worked as a paramedic practitioner, area clinical lead, clinical team leader, advanced paramedic practitioner and senior lecturer. He undertook a secondment to London’s Air Ambulance in 2004 and continues to maintain clinical currency as an emeritus paramedic. He has recently been appointed as a consultant paramedic and is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the influence of airway management strategies on outcomes in cardiac arrest patients who achieve return of spontaneous circulation and undergo direct transfer to Heart Attack Centres.

  22. Professor Andy Newton

    Andy was appointed in September 2005 as the first consultant paramedic in the country for Sussex Ambulance Service. He has worked with several ambulance services during his career and joined Sussex from the University of Hertfordshire where he was the Professional Lead for Paramedic degree programmes, the first full-time academic Paramedic appointment in the UK. His career commenced with the London Ambulance Service, where he was recruited onto the inaugural Paramedic training programme in 1986. After which he was assigned to the initial cohort of flight paramedics serving with the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). A period of secondment to the University of Maryland followed, where he studied Emergency Medical Services Policy and Management as a post-graduate student. At a national level Andy has been responsible for many of the initiatives adopted into the UK ambulance service over the last 20 years, including introducing triage systems, new operating methods and educational programmes, such as the Paramedic Practitioner, Critical Care Paramedic and many other developments. He holds roles in the Health Professions Council (HPC) and is the current Chair of College of Paramedics. He is a regular national and international speaker and contributes to a number of other working groups, including the recent DH work examining trauma care in England and more recently serving on a working group considering amendment to ambulance service performance indicators and educational standards for paramedics. His current appointment combines the role of Consultant Paramedic and Director of Clinical Operations. The primary duties and responsibilities include all aspects of operational service delivery and improving the quality of services, professional standards, innovation and research. In August 2009 he was appointed as a visiting Professor at the University of Surrey.

  23. Stuart Daly

    Stuart joined the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service in October 2010 and is the Lead Critical Care Practitioner for the service. Prior to joining EMRS Stuart worked in the emergency department of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and as part of this role was the lead nurse for the Medic One pre-hospital care team. Stuart holds a specialist practitioner qualification in critical care and is a faculty member and examiner for the Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (DipRTM) run by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Stuart has also completed courses in clinical decision making, cadaveric surgical skills, London‘s Air Ambulance Helicopter Crew Course, ATLS, ALS, TNCC and RSI and is an instructor with BASICS Scotland. His main areas of interest are pre-hospital care, critical care and trauma.

  24. Professor Tim Harris

    BM BS BMedSci Dip Imme Care Dip O&G PgC USS CFEU FCEM FACEM FFICM
    Tim Harris is Professor Emergency Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust and QMUL, London, UK. He trained in Emergency Medicine, Pre-hospital care and Intensive Care Medicine in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has also worked in Africa, India, various Pacific Islands and on a few cruise boats. Currently his roles include research lead, Department Emergency Medicine at Barts Health & QMUL, CLRN injuries and Emergencies lead for North Thames region and chair London School Emergency Medicine Academic committee. He works in prehospital care at East Anglia Air Ambulance. His interests are focussed ultrasound, resuscitation, point of care diagnosis, medical education and procedural sedation.

  25. Teri Reynolds

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  26. Surg Cdr Mansor Khan

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  27. Surg Capt Mark Midwinter

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  28. Surg Capt Chris Streets

    Bio will Surgeon Captain Christopher Streets BSc (Hons) MD FRCS(Gen.Surg) Royal Navy
    Christopher was appointed as Consultant in Oesophagogastric Surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2008. He qualified from the University of Bristol in 1992 and undertook training in the South West and Northern deaneries. He obtained his higher degree from the University of Bristol for research into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease performed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Having seen active service in the Former Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan, Christopher is now the Surgeon General’s Defence Consultant Advisor in Surgery. He has a particular interest in military and civilian trauma training.

  29. Stephen Davidson

    Stephen Davison is a photographer, journalist and the author of 8 books on the sport of motorcycle road racing. Covering the sport for the past 20 years, the Northern Ireland man is the road racing correspondent for the world's largest motorcycle publication, MCN.

  30. Sarah Murphy

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  31. Sara Laxe

    Dr. Sara Laxe is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After doing a Master in Disability (UDC) and staying at the Moss Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, she developed a special interest in the field of Brain Injury that lead to her position as a senior doctor at the Brain Injury Unit in the Guttmann Institut-Hospital for Neurorehabilitation in Barcelona, Spain. Besides her clinical engagements, she has developed her PhD and research in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury and the use of the WHO- International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, with the aim of improving data collection regarding functioning after TBI. Dr. Laxe also has teaching appointments with the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and the Universitat International de Catalunya and she enjoys promoting the study of neurorehabilitation with her appointments at different national and international congresses.

  32. Professor Wolfgang Voelckel

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  33. Professor Torben Wisborg

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  34. Professor Robert Crouch

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  35. Professor Ian Pallister

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  36. Professor Guy Rutty

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  37. Phillip MaCarthy

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  38. Phil Edwards

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  39. Nick Lloyd

    Nick is RoSPA Road Safety Manager for England and is the Safety Charity’s specialist on cycling and how this activity supports active travel. Previously he was Head of Road Safety at Staffordshire County Council having responsibility for Accident Prevention, Road Safety Education, Training and Publicity and Speed Cameras. Nick is a keen cyclist and is an accredited Bikeability Trainer.

  40. Natalie Holbery

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  41. Ms Siv Tonje Solfjeld

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  42. Mr Syver Leivestad

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  43. Mr Peter Bates

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  44. Mr Nick Hayden

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  45. Mr Gary Thompson

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  46. Mr Dan Cody

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  47. Lt Col Adam Brooks

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  48. Karen Hughes

    Karen Hughes is Professor in Behavioural Epidemiology at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. She leads the Centre’s work programme as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention and runs an extensive research programme examining issues around violence prevention, alcohol use and nightlife health. Karen’s work involves conducting original research studies, systematic literature reviews, programme evaluations and the development of public health intelligence, with a focus on data sharing for violence prevention. She has published a wide range of peer reviewed journal articles and reports and has acted as an expert advisor to the World Health Organization and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

  49. Karen Hoffman

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  50. Jeremy Coid

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  51. Ian Roberts

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  52. Ian Maconochie

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  53. Graham Lawton

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  54. Associate Professor Nils Petter Oveland

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  55. Elaine Cole

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  56. Jason Pott

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  57. Sam Rea

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  58. Sundeep Dhillon

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  1. 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.

  2. Dr Matthew Wiles

    Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia & Neurocritical Care, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
    Matt Wiles completed anaesthetic training in Nottingham in conjunction with a research post as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, before taking a consultant post at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. His clinical commitments primarily involve sessions in neuroanaesthesia (with a particular interest in pituitary and major spinal surgery), neurocritical care and pre-operative assessment. His other interests include the management of major trauma, both in the pre-hospital and trauma centre environments (Trust lead for neuro trauma) and medical education. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Anesthesiology and a council member for the Neuroanaesthetic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

  3. 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.

  4. Dr Andreas Krüger

    Dr. Andreas Krüger is an anaesthesiologist and pre-hospital physician at Trondheim air ambulance service and researcher at St. Olavs University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. He has a background as a winch man of the Norwegian Air Force Rescue Helicopter Services, and holds a PhD on the topic of documentation in physician-staffed pre-hospital services. He is involved in quality improvement research, with specific focus on pre-hospital medicine.

  5. Professor Marten Sandberg

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  6. Mr Neil Jeffers

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  7. Dr Stephen Leadbeatter

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  8. Dr Peter Paal

    Consultant and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria. Young Teaching Recognition Award of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Deputy of the anaesthesiology team for oral and maxillofacial surgery; member of the paediatric anaesthesiology team, University Hospital Innsbruck. Awarded the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) and the Diploma of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (EDAIC). Team member of the helicopter emergency medical service Christophorus 1 in Innsbruck. Member of several national and international academic societies; e.g. board member of the Austrian Society of Mountain and High Altitude Medicine, Medical Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM), Austrian representative of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). Fields of research include Accidental hypothermia, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway management. 85 peer-reviewed articles; cumulative impact>400, h-index 11

  9. Professor Mauro Oddo

    Staff Physician at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine University Hospital of Lausanne, and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He obtained a Swiss board certificate in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He trained in neurocritical care, first as a Research Fellow at the Division of Neurocritical Care, Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY and then as a Research Scientist at the Clinical Research Division, Department of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience ICU, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, both in the United States. Dr Oddo is Deputy Chair of the Neurointensive care section and member of the Research Committee of European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. His research interests include neuroprotection and outcome prognostication after therapeutic hypothermia, EEG monitoring and regulation of cerebral energy metabolism after acute brain injury in humans.

  10. Professor Phillip MaCarthy

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  11. Professor Richard Schilling

    Professor Of Cardiology and Electrophysiology at St Bartholomew’s and Queen Mary University of London. Richard leads one of the UK’s most active research departments in electrophysiology and has won innumerbale research grants. His research interests focus on elucidating the mechanism of complex cardiac arrhythmia in the human heart and the development of percutaneous treatments for them. Clinical conditions he has also investigated include ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation in structural heart disease, congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation and cardiac dyssynchrony in heart failure. Richard has publshied widley in the field of electrophysiology with over 80 publications in peer reveiwed journals and many chapters in important texts.

  12. Professor Niklas Nielsen

    Niklas Nielsen, MD, PhD, DEAA, EDIC. Specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care working at Helsingborg Hospital, Sweden and the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Sweden. His PhD was on Induced Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest. Principal investigator for the recent Targeted Temperature Management 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest study.

  13. Dr Lionel Lamault

    Lionel is a specialist in Aneastheisa and Intensive Care and has unparalleled experience of providing prehospital ECMO for refracrotry cardiac arrest as part of his SAMU role in Paris. Having performed over 100 prehosptial ECMO resuscitations he is uniquely placed to talk on the topic.

  14. Dr Jerry Nolan

    Dr Jerry P. Nolan FRCA FRCP FFICM FCEM (Hon)
    Jerry Nolan is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK; Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Postgraduate Medicine at the University of Bath and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol. He undertook anaesthesia and critical care training in the UK in Plymouth, Bristol, Bath and Southampton, and at the Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore in the United States.Jerry is an elected member of Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and represents the College on the Council of the College of Emergency Medicine and the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Prehospital Emergency Medicine. He is also is Vice-Chairman of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the immediate past Co-chairman of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resuscitation, Chairman of the UK National Cardiac Arrest Audit Steering Group and a member of the Executive Committee of the Resuscitation Council (UK). He is co-editor for the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Science with Treatment Recommendations. His research interests are in airway management, advanced life support, and post-cardiac arrest treatment.

  15. Prof Tim Draycott

    I am a Consultant Obstetrician in the UK. The overarching theme for my research is intrapartum safety and quality improvement, particularly reducing preventable harm. Intrapartum safety is a priority for families and the NHS. Our research, innovation & training have reduced the rates of perinatal hypoxia & fetal injury at NBT to the lowest in the global literature with associated savings in litigation costs: comparing five years pre- and ten years post-training, there has been a 91% reduction in mean annual payouts by the NHS Litigation Authority for Southmead Hospital.We have developed robust systems for patient safety: measuring for safety - including dashboards; training for safety - including simulation & teamwork training; and the effect of context on these complex interventions.My work has been awarded prizes by NHS Innovations, NICE, the BMJ; I was awarded Hospital Dr of the Year and my team was awarded obstetric team of the year. This year we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for excellence.

  16. Dr Paul Frost

    Paul is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff; and Clinical Senior Lecturer, in the Institute of Medical Education in the School of Medicine in Cardiff University. Paul is widely published in all aspects of intensive care medicine and is an examiner for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. For the last ten years, alongside colleagues, Paul has participated in a unique, consultant, 24/7 ICU, resident service.

  17. 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.

  18. Prof Bentley J. Bobrow

    Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Medical Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of EMS and Trauma System and practices emergency medicine at the Maricopa Medical Center, which is the public hospital for Maricopa County, Arizona. His focus is on implementing and measuring systems of care aimed at improving outcomes for time-sensitive emergency medical conditions such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, ST-Elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and traumatic brain injury. He has partnered with public health officials, EMS agencies, municipal fire departments, hospitals, university researchers and the public to develop a statewide reporting and educational network for responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This statewide system of care has resulted in a significant increase in the rates of bystander CPR and a tripling of survival from sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona. (www.azshare.gov) Dr. Bobrow is a past Chair of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Subcommittee and Co-Director for the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center. He is the Principal Investigator for the HeartRescue Program – Arizona as well as the HeartRescue Global Program, which implements best practices for acute cardiac care in China, Russia, and India. He is an advisory board member for the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Program. Dr. Bobrow is Co-Investigator for the NIH-funded EPIC Prehospital Traumatic Brain Injury Study and Medical Director of a Clinton Global Health Initiative to implement and measure Telephone-CPR across the U.S. and in 11 countries in Asia. Dr. Bobrow is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Treatment of Cardiac Arrest: Current Status & Future Directions.

  19. Dr Tomasso Mauri

    Dr Tomasso Mauri MD Trained at University Of Milan-Bicocca, Monza. Research fellow at the Dept. of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Currently working as Research fellow in Anesthesia and Critical Care, Dept. of Health Science, University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy. Tommaso is widely publsihed in peer reviewed journals and authored chapters in many books on critical care topics including cardiac arrest bundles and ECMO.

  20. Mr Mark Whitbread

    Mark Whitbread, London Ambulance Service Clinical Practice Manager, has achieved outstanding results by leading change in the field of cardiac care. Mark has worked tirelessly to ensure that for cardiac arrest patients early defibrillation is the norm and not the exception, and instigated the evidence-based changes to ensure all heart attack patients in London now receive timely primary angioplasty as the gold standard of care.

  21. Erik Sveberg Dietrichs

    Dietrichs works a clinician at the University Hospital of North Norway and is a member of the Anesthesia and Critical Care Research Group at the University of Tromsø, Norway. He holds a position as PhD researcher in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation.

  22. Lorrie Lawton

    RN, RN(Child), MSc, BSc(Hons), BA, PGCTHE. Lorrie qualified in 1989 – and immediately moved into Emergency nursing. Since that time she has worked in various ED’s, both in the UK and Internationally. She has developed her clinical skills and knowledge, and has gained various academic qualifications. She is currently working as Consultant Nurse in Emergency Care in Kings College Hospital – with a specific Paediatric remit. She is currently studying for her PhD in Paediatric Trauma at the University of Southampton. She also has a concurrent role as Senior Nursing Officer for a Reservist RAF Aeromedical Sqn, and has deployed three times, the last time on pre-hospital helicopter (MERT).

  23. Johann Grundlingh

    Johann Grundlingh is a consultant in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in Barts Health NHS Trust with a special interest in Toxicology. As the chair of the College of Emergency Medicine Toxicology working group he oversees the creation of guidelines, advice and educational material and as an European registered toxicologist he manages and advises on the management of complex poisoned patients. Johann has completed the Masters in Clinical Toxicology from the University of Cardiff and specialise in iatrogenic and homicidal poisoning.

  24. Jayne Mudd

    Jayne has worked as a Specialist Arrhythmia Nurse for the past nine years at the James Cook University Hospital (JCUH), Middlesborough. During this time Jayne has taken the lead role in the Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist Team and has been responsible for developing specialist nursing roles within the multi disciplinary Cardiac Rhythm Management Team at JCUH covering the catheter laboratory, out patient setting and ward areas. More recently she has taken on the role of Senior Arrhythmia Care Coordinator setting up rapid access out reach clinics within the community for patients experiencing or at risk of experiencing arrhythmia. When first appointed as a Specialist Nurse there were very few nurses working within arrhythmia management in the UK, but the valuable contribution that nurses could bring to this sub specialty was apparent. Recognising this Jayne has constantly striven to develop the specialist nurse role within arrhythmia management at a local regional and national level. Jayne has developed effective clinical networks and raised the profile of this group of nurses nationally and internationally. The introduction of this role has improved the quality of care for patients requiring cardiac rhythm management. Over and beyond the achievements already listed, Jayne has developed educational courses for health care professionals working within arrhythmia management, and is currently helping to lead the first Masters Level Arrhythmia Management Programme in the UK which is run from Teesside University, Middlesborough. Jayne is the Nursing Representative on Heart Rhythm UK Council, an active executive committee member of the Arrhythmia Alliance and former President Elect of the British Association of Nurses in Cardiac Care (BANCC).

  25. Dr Suveer Singh

    Dr Suveer Singh is Consultant Physician in Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine, London. He qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas Hospitals Medical School, with postgraduate training at Guy’s, King’s College, Royal Brompton, Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals, London. His PhD into mechanisms of microvascular dysfunction in sepsis at the National Heart and Lung Institute, London and further subspecialty training (sleep medicine, ventilation, interstitial lung disease, and advanced bronchoscopy) in Respiratory medicine were at the Royal Brompton Hospital between 1996 and 2002. Clinical and research interests include sleep disordered breathing, non invasive ventilation, diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy in Lung Cancer, COPD, Asthma and Intensive care. He is Director of the Adult Sleep Medicine Service and Respiratory Physician to the Bariatric Service at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. His research interests within Intensive Care Medicine include the use of bronchoscopic sampling modalities for prognostic markers in Burns inhalation injury and Ventilator associated pneumonia, mechanisms of reducing infection in the critically ill, and translational research in the effectiveness of information technology on service provision within Intensive Care Medicine. He has over 30 peer reviewed publications, including papers, reviews, edited books and chapter authorship. He is currently co-editor of Medicine international Respiratory section. He has had numerous international and national presentations in the USA, UK, Europe and India. He is a speaker at the British Thoracic Society winter meetings, Intensive Care Society, faculty member of the Indian Society of Intensive Care Medicine annual congress, Criticare Chennai Feb 2006, and Guest Speaker at the national Sleep Medicine conference SleepChennai in July 2006/Apr2009 and the Hellenic Society of Trauma and Emergency Medicine 2007. He has been a dedicated Clinical Teacher for undergraduate and postgraduate medicine, and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals for over 15years, reflecting a desire and pleasure in imparting acquired knowledge, experience and practical skills to others. He is Director of Clinical Studies (Undergraduate) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital campus of Imperial College, London, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Tutor and Examiner, MRCP PACES Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, London, Educational Training Supervisor in Intensive Care Medicine (Imperial College/London Deanery), recent Secretary of the British Thoracic Society Interventional Pulmonology Special Advisory Group and Member of the Respiratory Critical Care Special Advisory Group, Scientific faculty of the annual International Advanced Bronchoscopy Meeting (Royal Brompton Hospital/NHLI) and Chair of the previous Royal College approved-Pastest Advanced Medicine (Respiratory section) course. He has close working relationships within the Academic departments of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, and Immunology at Imperial College. He also collaborates in multi-centre studies both nationally and internationally.

  26. Ken Spearpoint

    Ken is a nurse consultant in resuscitation and a principal lecturer in medical simulation. His expertise covers critical care and resuscitation practice. He has a developing interest in human factors in crisis resource management. Ken has been a resuscitation officer since 1992. In 2003, he was the inaugural chair of the Council for Professionals as Resuscitation Officers and continues to support the recognition and professional development of resuscitation officers. He has a long association with the Resuscitation Council (UK), directing and instructing on the ILS, ALS, NLS and GIC courses over many years. He is currently a member of the National Cardiac Arrest Audit steering group. Ken has an established research and publication portfolio and his doctoral thesis is a qualitative study into patients' experiences of recovery from cardiac arrest. To this end he is committed to patient-centred improvements in the quality of survival from cardiac arrest.

  27. Dr Narbeh Melikian

    Dr Melikian qualified from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School graduating with University Honours. He underwent post-graduate training at Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and King’s College Hospitals in London and undertook a two year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the Aalst Cardiovascular Centre in Belgium. He was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at King’s College School of Medicine in 2008 prior to taking up his current post as Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital in 2010. Dr Melikian has received over 11 Awards, Scholarships and Prizes including the prestigious British Cardiac Society John Parker Fellowship (2005-2007) and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Golding Bird and Treasures Medals. He has a large clinical practice specialising in all aspects of general and interventional cardiology in particular coronary angiography, angioplasty/stenting (including procedures using the radial route), percutaneous PFO/ASD closure as well as management of valvular heart disease, heart failure and hypertension. He maintains an active clinical research programme and over the past 5 years has been awarded scientific grants from the British Cardiac Society, British Heart Foundation and Academy of Medical Sciences. Special interests All aspects of general cardiology, cardiovascular risk factor management especially high blood pressure, ischaemic heart disease, coronary angiography (radial and femoral techniques) corononary angioplasty/stenting, heart valve disease, heart failure, percutaneous PFO/ASD closure, palpitations, atrial fibrillation

  28. Dr Tom Hurst

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  29. Dr Stefan Candefjord

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  30. Dr Simon Finney

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  31. Dr Robin Davies

    I qualified from Kings College Hospital in London in 1983 and after house jobs joined the Watford VTS to train in General Practice. I approached Silverstone Circuit in 1987 expressing an interest in motorsport. After completion of ATLS, I started attending club meetings regularly. I became an ATLS instructor a few years later and joined the British Grand Prix Medical team. I have been a permanent member of the F1 extrication team for over10 years and continue to attend over 20 club motorsport meetings a year. In my day job I am a senior appraiser and trainer in General Practice.

  32. Dr Paul Trafford

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  33. Dr Meng Aw-Young

    MB.BS, DFMS, MFFLM, DFMB, FAFMS (UK), HFEA
    Emergency Medicine (EM) - Hillingdon Hospital
    SAS tutor - Hillingdon Hospital
    Medical Director - Forensic Healthcare Services Met Police
    Forensic Medical Examiner - Met Police
    Medical Adviser National HQ - St John Ambulance
    Crowd Dr - QPR
    Independent deaths in custody - Ministry of Justice
    Foundation Member - Faculty Forensic & Legal Medicine
    Suitable Person - GMC
    Medical Member - First Tier Tribunal Judicial Allocations Committee
    Council member - British Academy of Forensic Science
    Hon Lecturer - Queen Mary University of London
    Specialty editor (medicine) - Medicine, Science and Law Journal
    Past President - Council Clin For & Legal Royal Society of Medicine
    Past Council Member - College of Emergency Medicine

  34. Dr Matt Edwards

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  35. Dr Maren Ranhoff Hov

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  36. Dr Kevin Fong

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  37. Dr Julian Thompson

    Julian Thompson is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at North Bristol NHS Trust and Executive Director of London’s Air Ambulance. He trained in Oxford and London, completed an MD in hypoxia and genetics at University College London and has worked with London’s Air Ambulance since 2010. 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.

  38. Dr Jostein Hagemo

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  39. Dr Jonathan Whelan

    Dr Jonathan Whelan is a Consultant Anaesthetist for the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in South Wales, and Assistant Medical Director for the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust. He has a long history of involvement with pre-hospital emergency medicine and motorsport events, including serving as Chief Medical Officer for Thruxton Circuit from 2007-2012 and as part of the medical team for the British Touring Car Championship since 2007. His other interests include resilience and emergency planning, and medico-legal aspects of practice. In addition to his medical training, he also holds an LLM in legal aspects of medical practice with Cardiff University.

  40. Dr John Hinds

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  41. Dr J Peters

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  42. Dr Ingrid Elise Hoff

    Consultant anesthesiologist at Oslo University Hospital Researcher / PhD-candidate at the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation Previous relevant experience for "remote critical care": Medical Doctor at a SAR-helicopter in the Royal Norwegian Air Force Previous relevant education Master of Public Health

  43. Dr Heather Jarman

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  44. Dr Gareth Grier

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  45. Dr Fred MacSorley

    Born in Belfast into a medical family, the son of a BSA riding GP, Fred was taken to motorcycle races as a child and attended his first road race as a medical student member of the medical team in 1975. After an illustrious career setting up local BASICS schemes, pre hospital courses for GP’s, delivering the first Major Incident Management course in N.I. and providing countless years as a track doctor at NI road racing events he was awarded an MBE for his services for medical services in Northern Ireland. Fred was the first of a generation of NI doctors to provide the medical cover for a racing event by riding an appropriately equipped bike on the track itself behind the riders.

  46. Dr Emily McWhirter

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  47. Dr Craig Ellis

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  48. Dr Christoffer van Tulleken

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  49. Dr Anne Weaver

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  50. Dr Anil Hormis

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  51. Dr Andrew Jackson

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  52. Dr Andrew Deaner

    Andrew Deaner has been a Consultant Cardiologist At the London Chest and King George's Hospital since 1996. His main interests are Coronary Intervention, Echocardiography and Heart Disease in Pregnancy. He has recently been appointed as a Trust Liaison Dean for Health Education Northern East and Central London. He has just completed a 2 year period as President of the Cardiology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

  53. Dr Alistair Dewar

    Dr Alistair Dewar is an Emergency Medicine specialty registrar and clinical teaching fellow in Edinburgh. He works with the Resuscitation Research Group and 3RU (Rapid Resuscitation Response Unit) paramedics with a special interest in team performance and non-technical skills analysis and education design in the area of out of hospital cardiac arrest, and is working towards an MD in this area through the University of Edinburgh.

  54. Dr Ajay Jain

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  55. Doug Wilkinson

    Consultant Anaesthetist in Intensive care Medicine Oxford OUH
    Surgeon Commander RNR served in Iraq, Afghanistan and off East Africa at sea
    Founder, Primary Trauma Care Foundation

  56. Dean Whiting

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  57. Conor Deasy

    Conor Deasy is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine working at Cork University Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at University College Cork, Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Primary Health, Monash University, Chair of National Major Trauma Audit at the National Office for Clinical Audit, Deputy Medical Director of the National Ambulance Service, Chair of the Research Committee of the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM).

  58. Colonel Mark Byers

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  59. Col Nigel Tai

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  60. Christopher Oliver

    Chris Oliver is a Consultant Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, working within the world renowned Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit since 1997. After gastric band surgery in 2007 and loosing over 12 stone in weight his interests have moved to endurance cycling. He has cycled LEJOG, TransAmerica and St Malo-Nice. He is Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) national council member for Scotland. His interests have been in medical informatics, curriculum development and assessment of surgery. More recently he has campaigned on issues relating to obesity, physical activity, presumed liability and cycle safety.
    Follow on Twitter @CyclingSurgeon
    Website: researchgate.net/profile/Christopher_Oliver

  61. Carole Olding

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  62. Lt Col Gary Maytham

    Gary Maytham is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at St George’s Hospital London, where he is Deputy Clinical Director for Major Trauma at the Major Trauma Centre. He has gained experience in the management of trauma during international fellowships and multiple military operational deployments. His interests include highly mobile small surgical teams, and he is part of the UK Forces REBOA Working Group.

  63. Mr Tom Konig

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