The London Trauma Conference will return

Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th December 2022


View the 2019  Programme below:

Pre-hospital Critical Care - 2019

Wednesday 11th December, Ondaatje Theatre

delivered in partnership with the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

The London Pre-hospital Care Conference is again delivered in partnership with The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation.
The conference will deliver topical presentations from UK based speakers as well as from five other countries. Core and hot topics covered include pre-hospital blood, whether pre-hospital ECMO is really useful, has interosseus access really delivered?, pre-hospital obstetrics and making pre-hospital end of life decisions. We are delighted to have speakers coving a fascinating range of major incidents including Sir Jeremy Farrar on pandemic flu, the Salisbury Novichok incident and Asst Commissioner Graham Ellis talking about the tragic Grenfell Fire as a keynote speaker. Much of the rest of the day will concentrate on improving care and pre-hospital systems. Topics include: Communication under pressure, whether the likelihood of getting CPR is a lottery and an experts thoughts on what the near future of pre-hospital critical care should look like. We will finish with a debate on who should deliver pre-hospital critical care.

The day will be of interest to a broad range of clinicians and practitionerswho know the basics but want highlevel knowledge and interaction with experts who are at the cutting edge of current practice and research.


09.00 - 09.05 Introduction


09.05 - 09.30 Pre-hospital Critical Care - what should the near future look like? - Dr Stephen Rashford


09.30 - 09.55Pre-hospital End of life decisions - Dr Espen Fevang

  • Q1: Is this a real issue?
  • Q2: Which patient groups are the most difficult?
  • Q3: How can we support decision making?


09.55 - 10.20Is the liklihood of getting CPR a lottery? - Professor Laurie Morrison

  • Q1: What are the factors which prevent CPR?
  • Q2: Why might they occur?
  • Q3: How can we level the playing field?


10.20 - 10.45 Introsseus Access - Professor Jerry Nolan

  • Q1: Current use
  • Q2: Are they where we think they are?
  • Q3: Is it effective?


10.45 - 11.00 Panel Questions 

11.00 - 11.25 Coffee Break

11.25 - 11.45 Pre-hospital blood - Dr Jostein Hagemo, Oslo

  • Q1:What does the evidence tell us?
  • Q2: Why so much variation between services?
  • Q3: What is the best avaiable combination?


11.45 - 12.05Pre-hospital ECMO- yes or no - Professor Lionel Lamhaut, Paris 


12.05 - 12.25 Making sense of US air ambulances - Dr Lesley Osborn

  • Q1: What is the current setup?
  • Q2: What are the challenges?
  • Q3: What might the future bring?


12.25 - 13.00 Science, Innovation & Society - Drivers of better health - Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar


13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.30Major Incidents - Lessons from the Salisbury Novichok incident - Dr Steve Emmett


14.40 - 15.30 Keynote Address - Dealing with unprecedented  major incidents - the fire and rescue perspective - Asst Commissioner Graham Ellis


15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 - 16.30Pre-hospital obstetrics - Dr Tracey Appleyard

  • Q1: What are the key emergencies?
  • Q2: How can they be managed?
  • Q3: How can non-obstetricians be trained for rare events?


16.30 - 17.00Communication under pressure - Dr Stephen Hearns, EMRS Scotland


17.00 - 17.30Pro-Con Debate - It's not what you do it’s the way that you do it - Professor Peter Brindley vs Dan Ellis


The London Trauma Conference 2019 was approved for 24 CPD points by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

(6 points were available per conference day).


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