Combat trauma specialists meet in London in January 2011


Hospital & Healthcare Management/ Military & Civil Healthcare – Pressrelease: Over 200 high level military, civil healthcare and industry trauma experts are meeting in London in January for the largest conference of its kind with representatives attending from more than 30 countries including UK, USA, Pakistan, Greece, Norway, Netherlands, Canada, Germany and Denmark.

The conference and exhibition brings together the world’s leading trauma and pre-hospital care specialists from both the military and civil healthcare community.  Attendees will not only learn the latest procedures being used in theatre now but also find out the developments in technology and equipment that could provide them with the advantage when facing critical wounds

According to the Combat Trauma Innovation programme director, Richard Mathews:  “The last 10 years of overseas operations have seen an enormous increase in injuries from traditional and non-traditional means.  Whether it be a penetration injury or Traumatic Brain injury caused from an IED strike, it is essential that all healthcare professionals keep up to date with the latest techniques, procedures and equipment available to treat our injured service men and women.”

Over 25 ground breaking speakers will showcase the latest most innovative practices, procedures and equipment in the emergency healthcare field.

Top industry and military experts that are speaking at Combat Trauma Innovation include:

Lt. Col. Jens Tingleff, Commanding Officer, Danish Field Hospital
Commodore H.W. Jung OMM CD, Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group and Canadian Forces Surgeon General
Brig. Gen. Per Bratlie-Jensen, Deputy Surgeon General, Norwegian Armed Forces
Dr. David Gaunt, A&E Consultant, Watford General hospital, UK
Col. Dr. Ulrich Kunz, Head of Neurosurgical Department, Armed Forces Hospital Ulm, Bundeswehr, Germany
Col. Dr. Frank Weber, Neurologist,  Armed Forces Hospital Ulm, Bundeswehr, Germany
Prof. Paul-Jürgen Hülser, Director of Rehabilitation, Waldburg-Zeil Kliniken, Wangen, Germany
Kathleen Martin, Trauma Programme Nurse Directoor, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germny
Capt. (N) Joseph Rappold, Dept. of Surgery, Naval Medical Center, US
Maj. Ron White, Head of Pain Relief, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
Lt. Col. Martin Schreiber, Joint Theater Trauma Systems Director – Afghanistan, US Army, US
Lt. Col. Russ Kotwal, Deputy Surgeon, US Army Special Operations Command, US
CSM Dennis L. Smith, Command Sergeant Major, Ranger Training Brigade, US
Col. (USAF) Joseph Brennan, Head and Neck Specialist, 59th Medical Wing, USAF, US
Col. Bryan C. Sleigh, US Medical Liaison, HQ Army Medical Directorate, UK
Dr. Phillip Spinella, Senior Clinical Investigator, Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, US
Col. Evan Renz, Director – Burns Unit, Us Army Institute of Surgical Research, US
Lt. Col. (P) Robert Gerhardt, Chief Pre-hospital and Emergency Care Research Programme, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, US
Dr Par Johansson, Director Transfusion Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

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Event dates and location:  18-20 January 2011 – London, UK

Registration is free for serving military personnel

For more information, press passes or to register contact: Marketing Manager:  Verity Gibbons.
Tel.  +44 (0) 207 370 8638

Fax.  +44 (0) 207 370 8908