The London Trauma Conference 2024

Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th December 2024

Pre-hospital Critical Care - Wednesday 4th December

– delivered in collaboration 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.

Keynote Speaker SJTREM LECTURE: Professor Wolfgang Voelckel (Salzburg, Austria)

Title: Prehospital Emergency Care - Somewhere between science and a gut feeling


View the  Programme below:

09.00 - 09.05 Introduction

09.05 - 09.25 Working patterns in pre-hospital Care - Dr Matthew Mak

  • Q1: What do we need to consider?
  • Q2: What are the practical implications of fatigue?
  • Q3: Are we getting it right?


09.25 - 09.50 Hyperbaric and Diving emergencies in pre-hospital care - Dr Jeff Kerrie

  • Q1: Diving
  • Q2: Trauma
  • Q3: Medical


09.50 - 10.15Pre-hospital Burn management - Krissie Stiles

  • Q1: What is the epidemiology of big burns?
  • Q2: What is best initial management?
  • Q3: Are there recent developments?


10.15 - 10.40Tricky retrievals and transfers - Dr Neel Bhanderi

  • Q1: Transfer of patients with HCIDs
  • Q2: Long transfers
  • Q3: Long distances with hypovolaemia

10.40 - 11.00Pushing the transfer boundaries: - Professor Tim Nutbeam


11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.00 Why do cool pre-hospitial RCTs so rarely change our practice? - Professor Jo Røislien


12.00 - 12.30Prehospital cardiac arrest done brilliantly - Professor Demetri Yannopoulos

  • Q1: What does it look like?
  • Q2: What interventions does it involve?
  • Q3: How can we get there?


12.30 - 13.00 C Spine immobilisation - Professor Tim Nutbeam

  • Q1: What is current practice ?
  • Q2: Why the variation?
  • Q3: What should we be doing?

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.20Oxygen use in PHC - Professor Markus Skrifvars

  • Q1: What are the potential problems?
  • Q2: Are they of any practical significance?
  • Q3: What should we do for best outcomes?


14.20 - 14.40 Videolaryngoscopy in pre-hospital anaesthesia - Dr Mikael Gellerfors

  • Q1: What is the evidence?
  • Q2: Should it always be 1st choice?
  • Q3: How should it be incorporated into an airway algorithm?


14.40 - 15.10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SJTREM LECTURE - Prehospital Emergency Care - Somewhere between science and a gut feeling - Professor Wolfgang Voelckel

15.10 - 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 - 16.00Wellness at the sharp end - Dr Rod Mackenzie

  • Q1: What I knew about it
  • Q2: What actually happened?
  • Q3: What did I learn?


16.00 - 16.25Death on scene - Dr Matt Hooper

  • Q1: How can we do it better?
  • Q2: Dealing with the death of a child
  • Q3: End of life care on scene


16.25 - 17.10Quickfire session


17.10 - 17.40Pre-hospital resuscitation – a surgeons view - Professor Matt Martin

Pre-hospital Critical Care Speakers 2024

Dr Neel Bhanderi (Adelaide, Australia)
Dr Mikael Gellerfors (Stockholm, Sweden)
Dr Matt Hooper (Adelaide, Australia)
Dr Jeff Kerrie (Vancouver, Canada)
Dr Rod Mackenzie (Cambridge, UK)
Dr Matthew Mak (London, UK)
Professor Matthew Martin (Los Angeles, USA)
Professor Tim Nutbeam (Plymouth, UK)
Professor Jo Røislien  (Oslo, Norway)
Professor Markus Skrifvars (Helsinki, Finland)
Krissie Stiles (London, UK)
Professor Wolfgang Voelckel (Salzburg, Austria)
Dr Demetri Yannopoulos (Minnesota, USA)

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

(6 points per conference day).

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The London Trauma Conference will return

Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th December 2024