The London Trauma Conference will return

Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th December 2022


View the 2019 LTC Programme below:

Trauma 2 - 2019

Friday 13th 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

Trauma system improvement

09.10 - 09.35 The 'primary' hospital trauma transfer - Dr Neel Bhanderi

  • Q1: What can be done?
  • Q2: What should be done in what timeframe?
  • Q3: How do we ensure quality care?


09.35 - 10.00 Innovation within defence medicial services - a new model - Col Nigel Tai

  • Q1: How do we push the envelope when not at War?
  • Q2: What lessons are there from Tech Start-Ups?
  • Q3: How should organisations configure themselves to support their innovators?


10.00 - 10.25 Clinical trauma Innovations in a US EMS - Dr Zaffer Qasim

  • Q1: Transporting to ED
  • Q2: Whole blood
  • Q3: Recording resuscitations


10.25 - 11.00 Thoughts on conflict Surgery - Dr Mohana Amirtharaja


11.00 - 11.25 Coffee Break


Paediatric trauma

11.25 - 11.45 Paediatric C spine injury - Mr Richard Edwards

  • Q1: How common is it?
  • Q2: What are the pitfalls?
  • Q3: Cautionary tales


11.45 - 12.05 Paediatric trauma - Mr Ross Fisher

  • Q1: What is the epidemiology?
  • Q2: Are we managing it well?
  • Q3: Where are the gaps?


12.05 - 12.25 NAI - Dr Deirdre O'Donnell

  • Q1: Are we bad at detecting it?
  • Q2: What should we look for?
  • Q3: What system change is required?


12.25 - 13.00 Panel Discussion - Paediatric Trauma

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break


14.00 - 14.25 Translating science to clinical trauma care - Dr Sarah Watts

  • Q1: How can Science and technology laboratories contribute to trauma care?
  • Q2:What has been translated into clinical practice?
  • Q3: How have we tackled haemorrhagic shock?


14.25 - 14.50 - Tackling knife crime in the young - Mr Martin Griffiths

14.50 - 15.30 Keynote Address - Dealing with trauma deaths - Dr Alex Psirides


15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break


16:00 - 16:30 Conducting the trauma resuscitation in the operating room - Dr Dan Nevin

  • Q1: Why is it different?
  • Q2: How can we make it as good as ED?
  • Q3: What does the team structure look like?


16:30 - 17:00 Clearing the Spine - Professor Mark Wilson

  • Q1: Why is it such a problem?
  • Q2: Why so many different local policies?
  • Q3: Cautionary tales.

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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