About this event

  • Date and time Fri 1 Oct 2021 from 9:00am to 4:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Emergency Medicine

Join us to delve into a broad oversight of major incident preparation with presentations of specific incidents. We will explore an oversight of prehospital, District General Hospital, and Major Trauma Centre perspectives, and the ethics, psychology and lessons from history.

The event will pride itself on delivering the latest updates and discussion from military and civilian leaders in the field of major incident delivery. Only with this skill set can we prepare ourselves for future incidents of this scale locally. 

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Meeting topics include:

  • Understand the basic requirements for major incident preparation and the terminology that accompanies it
  • Know the latest updates from military leaders with specific expertise in the field
  • Understand the specific differences and similarities between pre-hospital, District General Hospital and Major Trauma Centre in the preparation and delivery of major incidents
  • Reflect on the psychological aspects of major incidents
  • Learn from lessons from history and incorporate these into preparation for the future

This event offers a superb opportunity to get back into No. 1 Wimpole Street and to yet again benefit from the face-to-face learning that accompanies networking and wider group discussion.

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We would like to thank our sponsors GalenLimbs & Things Ltd and Wesleyan and our exhibitor Radiometer Limited for their support of this event. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.


Standard pricing available until 29 September 2021.


RSM Member RSM Associate RSM Trainee RSM Student
£96.00 £57.00 £57.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Non - Member AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£160.00 £95.00 £95.00 £50.00

Key speakers

Dr Chris Cocking

Principal Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

Lieutenant Colonel Claire Park

Critical Care Consultant, King’s College Hospital London, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Consultant


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one

Chair: TBC

The basics of major incidents

Lieutenant Colonel Jon Walker, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pre-Hospital Care Physician, Defence Medical Services and Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Pre-hospital perspective

Dr Samy Sadek, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital care, Barts Health NHS Trust

The Paris Experience

Dr Youri Yordanov, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session two

In Hospital perspective (London)

Dr Katie McCleod, Consultant in Emergency Medicine King's College Hospital

Major Incident management in the DGH

Dr Pam Hardy, Lead Consultant Emergency Care, Dr Grays Hospital Elgin

Panel discussion
Don’t panic – the psychology of mass emergency behaviour

Dr Chris Cocking, Principle Lecturer, School of Health Sciences

Lunch break
Emergency medicine section: Essay prize

Dr Conor Gillespie

Emergency medicine section: Research and innovation prize 

Dr Isabel Straw

What matters to patients

Frank Chege, Patient Liaison Nurse, London Air Ambulance

Improving patient outcomes in the hot zones of major incidents

Lt Col Claire Park, Critical Care Consultant, Kings College Hospital, London HEMS Consultant

WHO academy and the international mass casualty course

Mr Duncan Bew, Consultant Trauma and General Surgeon, King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks



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

Due to current government guidelines there is limited audience capacity. If UK government guidelines and restrictions change, the format of this event will be updated to comply, and all delegates will be notified via email. 

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this meeting are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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