About this event

  • Date and time Fri 4 Oct 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Emergency Medicine, Military Medicine

Join us we provide an evidence-based update on novel challenges in trauma care. We ensure a deeper understanding of how to build the 'ultimate team' and the dynamics in a high-performance environment, with Keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Fong OBE discussing Project Apollo; humankind's mission to the moon

High-performance major trauma management is an essential role for emergency physicians, surgeons, pre-hospital clinicians, anesthetists, and critical care clinicians. We face increasing threats from battlefield style trauma in the civilian setting and major incidents in an increasingly populous nation. Recent advances in trauma care have been significant, but how do we go to the next level?

We'll review current evidence, discuss contemporary threats such as blast injury and examine hidden major trauma in our society in the very young and the elderly. 

Book your place to:

  • Understand the mechanisms behind blast and ballistic trauma and resulting injuries
  • Appreciate how the history of trauma has developed and how this continues to influence and aid modern trauma practice
  • Have insight into the patient's experience of life-changing trauma
  • Be aware of the degree of 'stealth' trauma in the young and old and how we can improve our recognition and management of this patient group

Key speakers

Dr Kevin Fong OBE

Consultant Anaesthetist at UCL Hospitals and Anaesthetic Lead for both the Patient Emergency Response Team and Major Incident Planning

 Dr Ffion Davies

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester 

Dr Emily Mayhew

Dr Emily Mayhew, Visiting Researcher, Imperial College London


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Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction and welcome

Dr Paul Reavley, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Physician, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, President, Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Blast and ballistic Injuries

Dr Paul Reavley

The history of trauma and its influences on modern care

Dr Emily Mayhew, Historian in Residence, Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Imperial College London

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Top ten trauma papers

Dr Adam Fendius, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Stealth trauma - the young and the old

Dr Ffion Davies, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, UniversityHospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK and Dr Mark A Baxter, Consultant Physician and Orthogeriatrician and Director of Major Trauma, UniversityHospitals Southampton

Reframing trauma care

Major Peter Le Feuvre, Complex Trauma PhD Researcher, Imperial College London

Question and answer session

Section member AGM

Pathophysiology of trauma and resus strategy in major trauma

Dr Ross Davenport, Senior Lecturer Trauma Sciences and Consultant Trauma and Vascular Surgeon, Centre for Trauma Sciences, Queen Mary University of London and Royal London Major Trauma Centre, Bart’s NHS Trust

Major Incident management, a personal experience

Dr. Nicola Batrick, Consultant Emergency Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Project Apollo – The Ultimate Team

Dr Kevin Fong, Consultant Anaesthetist at UCL Hospitals, Anaesthetic Lead for the Patient Emergency Reponse Team and Major Incident Planning

Question and answer session
Closing remarks
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom