The London Trauma Conference 2022

Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th December 2022


Trauma 1 Thursday 8th December

The last two days (Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December) are dedicated to Trauma.

The programme will cover core clinical material but also big picture talks on organisation, performance and quality improvement. A wide range of relevant material will be covered by around twenty experts from across the globe.
The conference will be of interest to a broad range of clinicians and practitioners who know the basics but want highlevel knowledge and interaction with experts who are at the cutting edge of current practice and research.


Our keynote speakers are pioneers in their fields and will provide thought provoking presentations on key elements of acute care practice.

Trauma D1 (Thursday 8th), Keynote Speaker: Professor Jocelyne Bloch (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Trauma D2 (Friday 9th), Keynote Speaker: Professor Kenji Inaba (Los Angeles, USA)


View the Programme below:


09.00 - 09.10 Introduction

Major Incidents

09.10 - 09.35 Active shooter in your hospital  - Professor Kenji Inaba

  • Q1: Has it happened?
  • Q2: Challenges in response
  • Q3: How can we prepare


09.35 - 10.00 Blast injury - Col Giles Nordmann

  • Q1: How does it kill?
  • Q2: Initial management
  • Q3: Lessons from the military

10.00 - 10.25 The Manchester Arena Incident  - Dr Phil Cowburn

  • Q1: Reflections 5 years on
  • Q2: The inquiry
  • Q3: Lessons learned

10.25 - 11.00 Title awaiting confirmation - Dr Marie-Louise Sharp

11.00 - 11.25 Coffee Break

11.25 - 11.50 The trauma handover A/ Professor Andrew Pearce

  • Q1: How is it defined?
  • Q2: How is it best delivered?
  • Q3: How can we measure effectiveness?


11.50 - 12.20 Blood and blood products in pre-hospital trauma practice - Mr Ross Davenport

  • Q1: What is current state of play?
  • Q2: What new evidence is available?
  • Q3: What is best practice?


12.20 - 13.00 Keynote Address: - Spinal Cord Injury - Professor Jocelyne Bloch and Professor Gregoire Courtine

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.30 The pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury - Professor Mark Wilson

  • Q1: Mechanisms of injury
  • Q2: Brain injury types
  • Q3: Effects of injury


14.30 - 15.00 Orthopaedic decision making in polytrauma - Mr Peter Bates

  • Q1: The orthopaedic surgeon trauma team role
  • Q2: Making a plan for multiple fractures
  • Q3: What needs to be done and when?


15.00 - 15.30 Title awaiting confirmation - awaiting confirmation

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30 Making difficult decisions that matter - Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton


16:30 - 17:00 ED management of Gun related Trauma - A/Professor Zaff Qasim

  • Q1: Do the ballistics matter in civilian care?
  • Q2: Which early interventions can change the outcome?
  • Q3: Is open surgery mandatory for gunshot wounds?


17:00 - 17:30How can trauma research deliver on the gaps in trauma care? Professor Karim Brohi

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 6th - Friday 9th December 2022