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

Join us we provide an evidence-based update on novel challenges in trauma care.

In the decade following the introduction of trauma networks, 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. 

Attendance will 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 and the lessons learned from the formation of the ultimate team. 

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


Early bird pricing available until 12 August 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£85.00 £65.00 £65.00 £60.00 £35.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£120.00 £80.00 £65.00 £40.00

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 

Ms Emily Mayhew

Dr Emily Mayhew, Visiting Researcher, Imperial College London


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Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction and welcome
Blast and ballistic Injuries

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

The history of trauma and its influences on modern care

Dr Emily Mayhew, Visiting Researcher, Imperial College London

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

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

The delivery of damage control resuscitation and surgery - the ultimate team

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gurney, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

The major trauma patient journey

Evi Machova, Patient, RTC 2015 Survivor

Question and answer session
Pathophysiology of trauma and resus strategy in major trauma

Dr Ross Davenport, Consultant Trauma and Vascular Surgeon,
Royal London Major Trauma Centre, Bart’s Health NHS Trust

Major Incident management, a personal experience

Dr Nicola Batrick, Consultant in Emergency Medicine,
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Stealth trauma - the young and the old

Dr Ffion Davies, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester and
Dr Mark Baxter, Director of Major Trauma, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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