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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. Main 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

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  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 Read

    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

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  10. Dr Stephen Hearns

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  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

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  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

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  15. Dr Per Kristian Hyldmo

    Dr Per Kristian Hyldmo: is a Consultant Anesthesiologist, Air Ambulance, Sørlandet hospital, Norway PhD Research candidate , Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and University of Stavanger, Norway. Medical Director of the EMS of Agder, Southern Norway

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Dr Neil Slabbert

    Is a consultant emergnecy physician at the Royal London Hospital, Whitchapel, London. Neil trained in South Africa and worked 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. His keen interest in engineering underpins his knowledge and working of airbags as applied to motorcycles.

  21. Dr David McManus

    Qualified in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast. After a career in primary care and accident and emergency medicine, he was appointed as the first full- time Medical Director of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. He is a member of the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC), the UK body that is responsible for the development of UK national pre-hospital clinical care guidelines. He is a visiting lecturer to the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College and lecturer and external examiner on the Advanced Paramedic Training Programme at University College Dublin. He is very experienced in the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care and has for over twenty years provided medical support to the emergency services at significant incidents. He has been the CMO at Irish motorcycle road races for thirty years. He has been a member of the FIM International Medical Panel since 1993 and was the Vice-President for many years before being appointed as the Director of the FIM International Medical Commission in 2010. He has also been CMO at the FIA World Rally Championships in Ireland and the UK.

  22. Professor Tim Harris

    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.

  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

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  6. Mr Neil Jeffers

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  7. Dr Stephen Leadbeatter

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  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

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  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

    Bio will appear here shortly.

  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. Ken Spearpoint

    Ken Spearpoint Nurse Consultant, Resuscitation, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Principal Lecturer, Medical Simulation, University of Hertfordshire Ken commenced his career as resuscitation officer at St George’s Hospital in 1992 and moved to Greenwich 2 years later, finally settling at the Hammersmith Hospital in 1996, where he remains. In 2003, he was elected as the inaugural chair of the Council for Professionals as Resuscitation Officers and continues to support the recognition of and the professional development of resuscitation officers. Ken has a long association with the Resuscitation Council UK and is currently a member of the National Cardiac Arrest Audit steering group. Ken has an established research and publication portfolio. His doctoral thesis presented an in-depth, qualitative analysis of patients’ experiences of recovery from cardiac arrest. To this end he is committed to the promotion of patient-centred care and psychological well-being during early phase recovery from cardiac arrest.

  23. 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).