About this event

  • Date and time Mon 28 Jun 2021 from 9:30am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Military Medicine

This meeting provides an opportunity for medics to gain a deeper understanding of the science of firearms, armour and ballistic wounding.

During this session you will:

  • Learn how to interpret and predict wounding severity using a knowledge of bullet and firearm design
  • Understand how to avoid corrupting physical evidence gained in clinical treatment during forensic investigations 
  • Gain more expert advice to NHS Trusts/chain of command on response to, and planning for firearm incidents

This is a lecture based program with experts from Defence and Home Office scientific agencies, arms industry and medics from the Met Specialist Firearms Command and Defence.

Speakers include Martin Parker, Lead Forensic Scientist for the National Ballistics Intelligence Service, Dr Eluned Lewis, Senior Fellow of the Defence Equipment and Support Agency, Matthew Moss, Armaments Industry Journalist and Lt Col Graham Lawton, Consultant Plastic, Hand & Reconstructive Surgeon Imperial College NHS Trust and RAMC.

Military, civilian and police medics will find this meeting particularly insightful. This meeting has CPD accreditation.

There is a limited number of places available for this in-person event. You can now live stream this meeting from anywhere. Click here to book the live stream. 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 27 June 2021.

Member

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

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£160.00 £95.00 £50.00

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Surgeon Commander Jowan Penn-Barwell 

Guns don’t kill people-bullets do!

Dr Aimme Helliker 

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break
Armour and protection

Dr Eluned Lewis 

Questions and answers
Lunch
A century of tactical small arms development 1920-2020

Mathew Moss 

Questions and answers
The work of the UK’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service

Mr Martin Parker 

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break
Tactical medicine in the hot zone

Sargent Donna White 

Questions and answers
Reconstructing ballistic injuries

Lieutenant Colonel Graham Lawton 

Questions and answers
Closing remarks

Surgeon Commander Jowan Penn-Barwell 

Location

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

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Live stream: Ballistics: Firearms, forensics, bullets and armour in 2021

This live stream meeting provides an opportunity for medics to gain a deeper understanding of the science of firearms, armour and ballistic wounding. This is a lecture based program with experts from Defence and Home Office scientific agencies, arms industry and medics from the Met Specialist Firearms Command and Defence.

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