About this event

  • Date and time Fri 7 Jun 2024 from 8:50am to 4:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Emergency Medicine

We are delighted to welcome key national and international speakers to the Royal Society of Medicine in June 2024 to deliver thought provoking presentations on key elements of Trauma Care. We have Dr Katherine Henderson, first female President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine joining us, as well as experts in Emergency, Sports, Military and Pre-Hospital Care Trauma. This session is aimed at all medical professionals in the trauma field to share and develop clinical practice approaches that apply to the nature of trauma needs and populations.

This meeting aims to provide attendees of all levels and experience with the latest evidence and guidance on trauma to inform and assist clinical practice and service development for the betterment of service users and healthcare workers. Participants can anticipate a range of clinical updates, topical presentations, and lively panel discussions along with audience interaction throughout the course of the day. 

Benefits of attending

  • Learn and understand the latest guidelines on trauma and current challenges with updates from Major Trauma Centres and Trauma Units
  • Network with expert pioneers in their field
  • Develop your understand of the challenges facing the ambulance service and how we can work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for staff and patients
  • Gain an insight into unique trauma areas such as Horse Racing Medicine and The British Army


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We would like to thank our sponsors Close Brothers Asset Management, FUJIFILM Sonosite and Teleflex for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


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Chair: Dr Fleur Cantle, Emergency Medicine Consultant, King’s College London, President, RSM Emergency Medicine Section Council

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Fleur Cantle

HEMS paramedic updates

Mr Adam Nash, Senior Critical Care Paramedic, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance/Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance

HEMS consultant updates

Dr Duncan Bootland, Medical Director, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Major trauma centre consultant updates

Dr Edward Norris-Cervetto, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Oxford University Hospitals

Trauma unit updates

Dr Katherine Henderson, Emergency Medicine Consultant, former RCEM President, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Chair: Dr Terry McLoughlin, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Honorary Secretary, RSM Emergency Medicine Section Council

Event trauma

Dr John Murray, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Chief Medical Officer, Grand National Festival  

Military trauma updates

Col. Jon Walker, Defence Consultant Advisor in Emergency Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Trauma nursing updates

Mrs Kate Parr, Advanced Trauma Nurse Practitioner, Aintree University Hospital

Paediatric trauma updates

Dr Shrouk Messahel, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Trauma network perspective

Dr Ben Peter Anthony

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



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


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Thursday 6 June 2024. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.


Domus - reception

While you’re attending this event

Why not stay in the comfort of our hotel, Domus Medica, book dinner in the restaurant, or even hire one of our private dining rooms to socialise with your peers?

RSM members enjoy access to our enviable club facilities. For more information, please contact our team at domus@rsm.ac.uk or restaurant@rsm.ac.uk.

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