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London Trauma Conference

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

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

    For the biographies of the speakers
    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. Douglas Chamberlain Lecture

  1. TBA

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  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 Wessley

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

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

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

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

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

  6. Professor David Lockey

    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. Professor Susan Brundage

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  10. Professor Simon Carley

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

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

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

  11. Professor Tim Coats

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

  12. Dr Gareth Davies

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

  13. Dr Conor Deasey

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

  14. Mr Ross Fisher

    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

  15. Dr Per Christian Hyldmo

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

  16. Mr Jan Jansen

    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.

  17. Dr Thomas Lindner

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

  18. Gen. Sec. Prof. Hans Morten Lossius

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  19. Dr Andeeas Maas

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  20. Dr Natalie May

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

  21. Professor Anders Oldner

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

  22. Professor Ian Pallister

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  23. Professor Andrew Pearce

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  24. Professor Geoffrey Raisman

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dr Samy Sadek

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  4. Dr Markus Skrivfars

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  5. Kirsti Soanes

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  6. 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.

  7. Dr Matt Thomas

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  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.