East Anglian Air Ambulance to host clinical conference in May

East Anglian Air Ambulance to host clinical conference in May

3-Mar-2014 Source: EAAA

The East Anglian Air Ambulance will be hosting a clinical conference on Wednesday 14th May 2014. The conference aims to advance and promote pre-hospital care through debate and interactive case studies. The conference will also examine the experience and knowledge gained from attending night-time HEMS missions.

The EAAA is delighted and privileged to have two eminent doctors on the executive team.  Brigadier Professor Tim Hodgetts is the Director of Clinical Quality and Development  and Dr David Zideman is the Director of Clinical Operations.  Both have had a huge impact in the EAAA’s delivery of HEMS and PHEM.  In 2010 the American Heart Association (AHA) named Dr Zideman “a Resuscitation Giant” and BASICS (the British Association for Immediate Care Schemes) recently conferred on him a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr Zideman has also been awarded the Gold Medal by The Royal College of Anaesthetists in recognition of his highly distinguished career.  The Gold Medal is the highest award that can be made to a fellow of this Royal College and is rarely awarded.

Brigadier Professor Hodgetts has a distinguished career and is well known both for his research work and his work in developing clinical advances in pre-hospital and emergency care.  For over a decade he has been a leader in developing the clinical advances in pre-hospital and emergency care in the Armed Services which have led to exceptional outcomes.

Brigadier Professor Hodgetts and Dr Zideman have designed the EAAA Clinical Conference 2014 programme, which aims to develop, challenge and inform you.

Other speakers include: Professor Tim Harris (Royal London Hospital), Dr Pam Chrispin (East Anglian Air Ambulance) and Dr Tom Hurst, (King’s College Hospital).

Tim Harris trained in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Prehospital Care in Australia and the UK. He has worked as a Consultant in each of these areas and is currently employed as Professor of Emergency Medicine at Barts Health and as one of the leads for clinical governance at EAAA. Pam Crispin was a consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care for 15 years. She was formerly Medical Director of the East of England Ambulance Service, and worked as a volunteer doctor for EAAA between 2006 and 2013 before formally becoming one of our HEMS consultants. She is currently Chairman of Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, a volunteer BASICS responder scheme. Pam was closely involved in the setting-up of the Major Trauma Network in the East of England. And, Tom Hurst is a consultant in intensive care medicine and major trauma at King’s College Hospital, London. He is a pre-hospital care doctor for London’s Air Ambulance and clinical governance lead for East Anglian Air Ambulance. He is the clinical lead for risk and governance within the SELKaM Trauma Network. His interests include emergency airway management, coagulopathy in traumatic brain injury and clinical governance systems.

The EAAA Clinical Conference will take place on Wednesday 14th March at the Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, Great North Road, Wyboston, Beds MK44 3AL. If you would be interested in attending the conference please email info@eaaa.org.uk or call 01223 403600. Alternatively, you can book your place online, www.eaaa.org.uk

Please find the link to the conference programme here: http://www.eaaa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/EAAA-Clinical-Conference-Programme.pdf

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