The London Trauma Conference will return

Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th December 2022


View the 2019 LTC Programme below:

Trauma 1 - 2019

Thursday 12th December, Ondaatje Theatre


The London Trauma Conference will again run over two days (Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December).
A wide range of relevant material will be covered by around twenty experts from the UK and six other countries.
Hot and core topics covered will include receiving the bleeding trauma patient, clearing the spine, trauma in obstetrics, trauma airway management, ophthalmological trauma and a patient perspective of pre-hospital REBOA.
On Thursday there will be a session consisting of three talks on key aspects of abdominal trauma with an interactive panel discussion.
A similar session structure will be presented on Friday focussing on paediatric trauma. Two sessions will examine how applying science and innovation might improve mortality.

Much of the remaining time in the two day conference will examine diverse and novel approaches to improving care delivered in effective trauma systems. This year’s keynote Peter Baskett Lecture is Making trauma teams work by Professor Peter Brindley from Canada.
Other topics that will be covered include fatigue in emergency care, dealing with trauma deaths, innovations in the provision of US military trauma care and clinical trauma innovations in a leading US EMS, the ‘primary’ trauma transfer from the non-trauma centre, thoughts on conflict surgery from a leading MSF trauma surgeon, tackling knife crime in the young, conducting a trauma resuscitation in the operating room to the same standard as the emergency department and decision making in trauma resuscitation.

The conference 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 - 09.10 Introduction

Hot trauma topics

09.10 - 09.35 Receiving the bleeding trauma patient in ED  - Dr Dan Ellis

  • Q1: What is best practice?
  • Q2: How can the trauma team leader reduce mortality?
  • Q3: Should point of care testing be a standard of care?


09.35 - 10.00 Trauma Airway Management - Professor Wolfgang Voelckel

  • Q1: What is the current evidence of airway management in trauma?
  • Q2: Airway management in trauma - a matter of skills or a bundle of challenges?
  • Q3: Devices and strategies - anything new?

10.00 - 10.25 Trauma in Obstetrics  - Dr Tracy Appleyard

  • Q1: How common is the problem?
  • Q2: What are most common injuries?
  • Q3: What do trauma team leaders need to know?


10.25 - 11.00 Decision making in trauma resuscitation - Professor Simon Carley


11.00 - 11.25 Coffee Break

Abdominal Trauma

11.25 - 11.45 Conservative management of abdominal trauma - Professor Mansoor Khan

  • Q1: How effective is it?
  • Q2: Can we overdo it?
  • Q3: What is the role of laparoscopy?


11.45 - 12.05 Trauma Laparotomy: Seperating fact from fiction - Mr Ross Davenport

  • Q1: What is the need for Damage Control Resus/Surgery in the UK trauma practice?
  • Q2: Trauma laparotomy - how, why and when?
  • Q3: How should we QA abdominal surgery in trauma?


12.05 - 12.25 Hepatic trauma - Mr Adam Brooks

  • Q1: Epidemiology
  • Q2: Diagnosis
  • Q3: Surgical Management


12.25 - 13.00 Panel Discussion - Abdominal trauma / Trauma surgery - Mr Adam Brook, Mr Ross Davenport, Professor Mansoor Khan


13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break


14.00 - 14.30 REBOA and major trauma: A patient perspective - Sarah Doone and Dr Anne Weaver

14.40 - 15.30 Keynote Address: Peter Baskett Lecture - Making the trauma team work - Professor Peter Brindley


15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break


16:00 - 16:25 Fatigue in emergency care - Dr Alex Psirides

  • Q1: Is it really a big problem?
  • Q2: How can we manage it?
  • Q3: What factors are outside our control?


16:25 - 16:50 Ophthalmological Trauma - Mr Andrew Coombes

  • Q1: Which injuries need to be detected by the trauma team?
  • Q2: What is the early management?
  • Q3: What are the outcomes of eye injury?


16:50 - 17:30US Army adaptions to austere environment trauma COL James "Jim" Czarnik

  • Q1: What is Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)?
  • Q2: What historical factors drove the implementation of current TCCC practices?
  • Q3: What ways and means are used to accomplish prehospital medicine on the modern battlefield?

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).


View the Programme by day: