Throughout both days, keynote talks will be given by guest speakers who are leading experts in their fields, in between oral presentations by the delegates. During lunchtimes there will be trade led instructional sessions.
The theme on the first day is on care of the critically injured patient with a multidisciplinary approach. Mr Adam Brooks, a general surgeon with hepatobiliary expertise and trauma director of surgery from Nottingham will be presenting on his experience of control of massive haemorrhage. Professor Karim Brohi, a vascular surgeon at the Royal London Hospital and Director of the Centre for Trauma Sciences will be discussing the current concepts around haemorrhage control and resuscitation in massive blood loss. Lt Col Richard Reed will provide an update on the state-of-the-art critical care interventions and ITU management in major trauma. Finally, Dr Chris Turner will be speaking on “civility saves lives” campaign which highlights how behavioural modification can improve outcomes in trauma.
The theme for the second day will be on reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation in trauma and academic trauma & orthopaedics. Professor Iain Hutchinson, a maxillofacial surgeon at St Bartholomew`s hospital will discuss reconstructive surgery of the face and his Global saving faces initiative. Mr John Edwards from Sheffield will discuss wider implications of rib fractures and management of delayed chronic pain – ‘what we know and what we need to know in rib fracture care’.