The London Trauma Conference 2024

Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th December 2024

Trauma 1 Thursday 5th December

The last two days of the conference (Thursday 5th and Friday 6th 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.

Day 3 - Thursday 5th December - Trauma Conference 1 - The Peter Baskett Lecture: Associate Professor Dan Ellis (Adelaide,  Australia)

Day 4 - Friday 6th December - Trauma Conference 2 - Keynote Speaker: Professor Matthew Martin (Los Angeles, USA)


View the Programme below:


09.00 - 09.10 Introduction

Major Incidents

09.10 - 09.35 Head injury in the elderly  - Professor Mark Wilson

  • Q1: What is the scale of the problem?
  • Q2: Is the management as good?
  • Q3: How can we improve?


09.35 - 10.00 Basic Early Neuro Trauma: don't lose your mind - Professor Peter Brindley

  • Q1: Why early matters most ?
  • Q2: Why physiology matters next ?
  • Q3: What helps and what just wastes time ?


10.00 - 10.25 TBI monitoring  - Dr Ari Ercole

  • Q1: How did we get to current practice?
  • Q2: Is there variability in practice?
  • Q3: What are the prospects for improvement?


10.25 - 11.00 The importance of pre-hospital care in an effective trauma system - A/ Professor Andrew Pearce

  • Q1: Why is it important?
  • Q2: What are the features of a good service?
  • Q3: What should the future look like?

11.00 - 11.25 Coffee Break

11.25 - 11.50 Training Trauma Surgeons Miss Kate Hancorn

  • Q1: What does current training look like?
  • Q2: What are the best models moving forward?
  • Q3: How do we train occasional trauma operators?


11.50 - 12.20 Interventional Radiology in Trauma - Dr Elika Kashef

  • Q1: Whats the algorithm for a successful IR service?
  • Q2: What can we deliver?
  • Q3: How do we measure success?


12.20 - 13.00 The Peter Baskett Lecture - At the edge of life - what really matters? - A/Professor Daniel Ellis

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.30 AI in trauma Care - Mr Zane Perkins

  • Q1: What are current applications?
  • Q2: What are the challenges?
  • Q3: What is the potential?


14.30 - 15.00 The challenges of humanitarian work in 2024 - Dr Elma Wong


15.00 - 15.30 Medical lessons from contemporary conflict: Are we ready for war? - Major General Tim Hodgetts

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30 Vascular injuries for non-vascular surgeons - Lt Col Olivia McBride

  • Q1: Best early management of vascular injuries
  • Q2: What can non-vascular surgeons do to improve outcomes?
  • Q3: Adapting management for lower resource environments


16:30 - 17:00 Penetrating neck injury and the "no-zone" approach - Professor Matt Martin


17:00 - 17:30The future of hemorrhage control Professor Jan Jansen ((Live presentation delivered virtually)

Trauma-1 Speakers 2024

Professor Peter Brindley (University of Alberta Hospital, Canada)
Associate Professor Dan Ellis (Adelaide, Australia)
Dr Ari Ercole (Cambridge, UK)
Miss Kate Hancorn (Barts Health NHS Trust, UK)
Major General Tim Hodgetts (UK)
Professor Jan Jansen (Alabama, USA)
Dr Elika Kashef (London, UK)
Professor Matthew Martin (Los Angeles, USA)
Lt Col Olivia McBride (UK)
A/Professor Andrew Pearce (Adelaide,  Australia)
Mr Zane Perkins (London, UK)
Professor Mark Wilson (London, UK)
Dr Elma Wong (Médecins Sans Frontières)

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 3rd - Friday 6th December 2024