Management of traumatic brain injury: Current best practice


Friday 15 June 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Clinical Neurosciences Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event

Increase your understanding of traumatic brain injuries

This meeting will provide state of the art management of all stages of the patient’s pathway from the pre-hospital scene, to the emergency department, intensive care and rehabilitation.

Leaders in the field will give you an understanding of the epidemiology, investigation and treatment of head and traumatic brain injury including 3D anatomy relevant to head injury and surgical treatment.


key speakers: 

  • Professor Mark Wilson, Chair of the British Neurotrauma Group

Professor Wilson lectures internationally and has several national roles including; Society of British Neurosurgeons (SBNS) Chair for trauma and meetings and communications co-secretary. He sits on the Trauma and Burns Clinical Reference Group, the Trauma and Audit Research Network (TARN) Board, is a NICE Advisor, Associate Editor of the journal “Trauma”, Neurosurgeon to the NFL (when visiting) and is on the faculty of the International Red Cross War Surgery Course. 

  • Professor Fiona Lecky, Research Director of the Trauma Audit Research Network

Professor Lecky is Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Sheffield, holds an Honorary Chair at the University of Manchester and is an Honorary Consultant Emergency Physician at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is also Research Director of the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) - the largest European Trauma Registry.

  • Professor Peter Hutchinson, President of the Clinical Neurosciences Section of the RSM, Chair of the Academic Committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Professor Hutchinson is a NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. 

He is also the Neurosurgical Specialty Lead at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; Chair of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) Neurotrauma Group; a member of the SBNS Council; Director of Clinical Studies and Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge; and Chief Medical Officer for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.



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9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Peter Hutchinson, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.40 am

Pre-hospital management of traumatic brain injury

Professor Mark Wilson, Chair, British Neurotrauma Group

10.10 am

The management of traumatic brain injury in the emergency department

Professor Fiona Lecky, Clinical Professor, Honorary Professor and Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester

10.40 am

Discussion time

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

11.20 am

3D anatomy of head injury

Mr Thomas Santarius, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11.50 am

Surgical management of traumatic brain injury

Miss Catherine McMahon, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Clinical Lead for Trauma, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

12.20 pm

Discussion time

12.40 pm


1.40 pm

Intensive care management of traumatic brain injury

Dr Richard Protheroe, Consultant Anaesthetist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

2.10 pm

Breaks, clots, and leaks: Extra-cranial injuries in the presence of severe traumatic brain injury

Dr Ronan O’Leary, Consultant in Neurosciences and Trauma Intensive Care Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2.40 pm

Debate: Should we apply neuromuscular paralysis in the management of traumatic brain injury on intensive care units?

Dr Richard Protheroe and Dr Ronan O’Leary

3.00 pm

Discussion time

3.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.40 pm

Management of traumatic brain injury in the elderly

Mr Peter Whitfield, Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor, South West Neurosurgery Centre, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

4.10 pm

Rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury

Dr Clarence Liu, Consultant Neurologist, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

4.40 pm


5.00 pm

Closing remarks and close of meeting

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