The London Trauma Conference 2022

Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th December 2022

Pre-hospital Critical Care - Wednesday 7th December

delivered in partnership with the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

The day will be of interest to a broad range of clinicians and practitioners who know the basics but want high-level knowledge and interaction with experts who are at the cutting edge of current practice and research. The important theme of major incidents will start in the last session of the day and continue in the first session of the next day.

Pre-hospital Critical Care (Wednesday 7th), Keynote Speaker: Dr Kevin Fong (London, UK)


Also taking plcae on Wednesy 7th December

  • BREAKAWAY 'Addon' -  Military Surgery Symposium (Education Centre, 09:00 -17:00)


View the  Programme below:

08.55 - 09.00 Introduction

09.00 - 09.35 Vehicle Extrication - Dr Tim Nutbeam

  • Q1: What are the current principles?
  • Q2: What are the challenges?
  • Q3: What needs to change?


09.35 - 10.00Pre-hospital training: An Australian perspective - Dr Neel Bhanderi

  • Q1: Principles of good selection
  • Q2: Experience vs Training
  • Q3: Assessing competence on the job


10.00 - 10.25Advanced Paramedic Roles - Senior HEMS Paramedic Erica Ley

  • Q1: Why so many labels and what do they currently deliver
  • Q2: What are the challenges?
  • Q3: What are the international role models for the future?


10.25 - 11.00 Prehospital transport of neonates and babies by HEMS crew - Dr Jostein Hagemo

  • Q1: How difficult is it?
  • Q2: HEMS crew with training vs dedicated neonatal teams
  • Q3: How do we measure safety and effectiveness?

11.00 - 11.25 Coffee Break

11.25 - 11.45 A national prehospital ECMO trial for cardiac arrest - Dr Dinis Dos Reis Miranda

  • Q1: What is the background to the intervention?
  • Q2: How did we design our trial?
  • Q3: What are the practicalities of delivery?


11.45 - 12.05The pre-hospital scene - Dr Ben Swift


12.05 - 12.25 Stroke Management – delivering the optimal treatment pathway - Professor Else Charlotte Sandset

  • Q1: The current picture
  • Q2: What would the best pathway look like?
  • Q3: Thrombolysis vs thrombectomy?


12.25 - 13.00 UAVs in Pre-hospital Care - Col Paul Parker

  • Q1: What can current UAV technology deliver?
  • Q2: What are the applications being trialled?
  • Q3: What might the future hold?

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.25Avalanche and cold injury - Dr Peter Paal

  • Q1: What are the features of avalanche injuries?
  • Q2: What is the prognosis?
  • Q3: Managing multiple avalanche casualties?


14.25 - 15.10 The Peter Baskett Lecture: - Lessons for the next pandemic - Dr Kevin Fong


15.10 - 15.30Panel Discussion

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 - 16.30Triage – challenging old concepts - Dr Phil Cowburn

  • Q1: How have we always done it?
  • Q2: The lessons learned
  • Q3: How can it be improved?


16.30 - 17.00Delivering post major incident support - the Australian experience - Dr Andrew Pearce

  • Q1: What is the role of aeromedical services?
  • Q2: What can be delivered ?
  • Q3: How is coordination best conducted?


17.00 - 17.30Paediatric major incidents: preparing for the unthinkable - Professor Jeffrey Upperman (Live Presentation delivered Virtually)

  • Q1: What type of incidents are most likely?
  • Q2: Lessons from real incidents
  • Q3: Can adult services deliver for older children?

The London Trauma Conference has been approved for 24 CPD points by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

(6 points per conference day).

View the Programme by day:


The London Trauma Conference will return

Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th December 2022