Monday, 6th - Tuesday 7th November 2023
FPHC Conference 2023
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ABOUT THE EVENT
The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care is pleased to announce, after a two-year break, that our conference is back!
The conference is being held in the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, which is a 10 minute walk from Waverley Train Station and a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh Airport.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, EH8 9DH
6th & 7th November 2023
The conference programme is aimed to cater to a broad range of practitioners from first aiders, paramedics, doctors, nurses, students, first responders, voluntary aid workers and remote medics including multi agency teams such as police, fire, and armed forces.
Venue: Quincentenary Conference Centre, The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
A beautiful modern building adjacent to the historic Playfair Building, the original stonework has been retained and blended with a modern design of granite and steel, creating a wonderful combination of old and new. Quincentenary Conference Centre includes a large main hall suitable for a multitude of purposes - conferences, lectures or exhibitions to name a few. The building also includes three large versatile meeting rooms, a spacious reception area, a business centre and supporting facilities.
Drinks Reception & Museum Access
We would like to invite you all to attend a drinks reception after the first day of the Conference. This is being held in the Playfair Hall at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh from 1800-2000hrs on Monday 6th November and will include alcoholic/soft drinks and canapés.
Also, you have the opportunity to visit the Surgeon's Hall Museum for free, which is home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections in the UK. Please do not take any food or drink into the Museum!
We would like to thank CPDme for kindly sponsoring the drinks reception and we look forward to seeing you there.
Dr Adam Baker and Dr Charlie Fleury
Adam & Charlie are two Emergency Medicine Doctors and previous PHEM fellows with the Devon Air Ambulance. In 2021 they traded A&E for the sea and with no previous rowing experience decided to take on both of the 'World's Toughest' rows in the same year; a 3000 mile Atlantic crossing and a 2000 mile circumnavigation of Great Britain. They will be discussing the life-threatening situations they faced, the strength on mind required to take on an ultra-endurance event and the well-being lessons they learnt along the way.
Dr Caroline Leech
Caroline is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Major Trauma Lead at University Hospital Coventry. She is Deputy Clinical Lead of The Air Ambulance Service, elected member of the Executive Board of FPHC, and Chair of RCEM PHEM Professional Advisory Group. Caroline is passionate about improving diversity in PHEM and ensuring more support is available for the psychosocial needs of prehospital practitioners.
Dr Pragya Mallik
I am a consultant in Emergency Medicine (EM) and a senior Fellow with the Paediatric and Neonatal Decision Support and Retrieval (PaNDR) service at Cambridge University Hospitals.
After completing my Emergency Medicine residency in Chennai, India, I travelled to the UK to further develop my career aspirations for Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM). I have worked for air ambulance and paediatric retrieval services in the East of England and am currently undertaking formal sub-specialty training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine. I consider myself a life long learner in all things EM, PHEM and Paediatric EM and love to teach about the same.
Dr Christian Cooper
Christian has extensive strategic management experience in the NHS, holding dual qualifications in clinical and legal practice. As Head of Operations for the National Ambulance Resilience Unit, he is responsible for maintaining the effectiveness of several specialist capabilities throughout England.
He is considered a subject matter expert on emergency preparedness and ambulance operations. Christian was recently instructed to act as a national expert to the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry. He also advises NHS England and regulators.
Christian’s work has made significant improvements across the sector including the introduction of nationwide contract standards for specialist capabilities and he was the principal architect of the safe system of work currently used by all Ambulance Services in the UK. He also lectures on the ‘duty of care for commanders’ at the College of Policing and is currently undertaking PhD research into risk perceptions among emergency service commanders.
Mr Richard Lee
Richard is a Paramedic and currently the Chief Operating Officer at St John Ambulance. Richard joined the NHS ambulance service in 1993 following service within the RAF medical services.
In 2016 he was awarded the Queens Ambulance Medal for his work in leading the change to the ambulance delivery model in Wales. In 2022 he was awarded a MBE to recognise his leadership of the delivery of 30,000 volunteer vaccinators during the COVID first wave.
Dr Rikard Moen
Rikard Moen is Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Zello, and Chairman of the Faculty of Remote, Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh with a focus on leading clinical excellence across remote healthcare around the globe. Dr Moen is a Consultant Occupational Health Physician with 20 years of extensive global experience in corporate occupational health and wellbeing, both in the UK and overseas. He holds an MSc in Occupational Health, as well as FFOM (UK), FACOEM, FFOM (Ireland) and FRCP awards. Co-founded Zello after three years as CMO for Optima Health, previously having been Head of Health for Transport for London. He has also worked in senior leadership positions for other multinational blue-chip organisations in a global setting, such as Exxon Mobil, ADNOC, and Qatar Petroleum as Head of Health. Additionally, has been Global CMO for Iqarus and also RMSI Solutions, delivering Corporate Health and remote/humanitarian healthcare in many challenging and hostile locations around the world, including war zones.
Rikard was recently appointed Registrar & Vice President at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and recognised as a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, for his services to health around the globe.
Dr Claire Park
Claire Park is a Consultant in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine for London HEMS, and Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Kings College Hospital in London. She is also an Army Consultant with over 20 years of deployed military experience. Claire is the medical adviser to the Specialist Firearms teams of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) , and to the MPS and National Clinical Governance Panels, and has worked closely with all of the emergency services in London on developing the joint response to high threat incidents, in particular following the attacks of 2017.
Claire has also developed relationships in this area of high threat medicine with leading experts internationally, in particular across Europe, Australia and the USA, and has been voted to become a Guidelines Committee Member of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Care (CTECC). She is the Chief Investigator on a UK nationally funded research grant looking at evidence for improving patient outcomes in the hot zone of major incidents.
Dr Esther Murray CPsychol AFBPsS SFHEA
Esther has been a health psychologist for 16 years, initially working in cardiac care both in service improvement and psychological interventions for patients, later going on to a career in academia.
Her early research was in chronic pain and its effect on doctor-patient communication. Esther has previous experience in psychological intervention in cardiac care and training NHS staff in communication skills.
Esther is the first researcher in the UK to explore the concept of moral injury in medicine, and since being invited to present on the topic of Moral Injury at the Institute of Pre-hospital Care Performance Psychology Symposium in June 2017, Esther has been invited to present at national and international conferences for both healthcare professionals, educators and students. Esther also delivers training on the topic to London Ambulance Service’s Advanced Paramedic Practitioners, the Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers of the Metropolitan Police and is a regular contributor to London HEMS Clinical Governance Days.
Esther has recorded podcasts for WEM, St Emlyns, The College of Paramedics and for the London Advanced Paramedics and East of England Ambulance Service, she also delivers wellbeing workshops at the Royal London Hospital for staff in theatres and at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Intensive Care Society. She was one of the authors of the report Valuing Staff, Valuing Patients: the report on the psychosocial care and mental health programme.
Professor Richard Lyon MBE
Richard is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Clinical Lead for the Medic1 trauma team. He is Deputy Medical Director of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Richard is Professor of Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care at the University of Surrey and has an established research portfolio in pre-hospital resuscitation, trauma care and emergency medicine. He has previous experience in the British Army and is a member of the UK International Search and Rescue team, having deployed to major global disaster zones. He was awarded an MBE for his services to emergency healthcare by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Dr Jamie Vassallo
Jamie is a military emergency medicine and prehospital emergency registrar in Bristol and South Wales. In 2013 he undertook a PhD looking at major incident triage and has subsequently played a leading role for NHS England in the development and role out of the revised triage processes, the MITT and TST. He has recently appointed as a Senior Lecturer to the Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine. Ongoing research interests lie in prehospital trauma management and prehospital service delivery.
Dr Joe Cosgrove
Dr Cosgrove has been a consultant in the NHS for 22-years. In the pre-hospital setting he has 20-years experience as a Crowd Doctor at Football, both Rugby codes, Cricket and the London 2012 Olympics. He has also worked for the RFU as a pitch-side Anaesthetist. Currently he is Chair of the National Events Medicine Advisory Group (NEMAG) and has previously advised the England and Wales Cricket Board on Medical Contingency Planning for international cricket. Other professional interests are extensive: Chair of FICM Working Party for End-of-Life Care, Final FRCA Examiner, CCrISP Steering Group RCS England and representing RCoA and FICM in the National Audit for Care at the End of Life (NACEL.) He is also a qualified cricket umpire and has previously coached both rugby league and rugby union.
Dr Phil Cowburn
Phil is a consultant in Emergency Medicine working at both Acute Trusts in Bristol.
He has been active in prehospital care since 2004, being one of the founding members of Great Western Air Ambulance and remains clinically active with the team.
He has held medical directorate roles within NHS Ambulance Trusts for over a decade and is Acute Care Medical Director for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), providing clinical leadership to support to major trauma, resuscitation, Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART) and Major Incident response.
His ethos is to develop well-governed systems that provide seamless care for critically ill or injured patients from the point of first contact through to definitive care. To facilitate this he has a passion for advancing clinical practice in multidisciplinary teams believing this should be based on competency, rather than professional background.
He was appointed as Medical Advisor to the National Ambulance Resilience Unit in 2021 to focus on clinical development and education. He is a trained ambulance service commander, a National Interagency Liaison Officer and holds qualifications in health emergency preparedness.
His areas of interest include clinical and command decision making in high stress environments and Major Incident management.
In addition to these roles he provides clinical governance to police specialist units and Fire Rescue Services, and is civilian ambulance advisor to UK military prehospital care.
He is an examiner for the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (RCSEd) and maintains a strong educational commitment on a number of courses.
Dr Rob Greenhalgh
Rob is a doctor in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Sussex FT NHS Trust and is a HEMS doctor with Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey & Sussex. Rob initially completed medical school at the University of Nottingham and now has a portfolio career in Emergency Medicine with Pre-hospital Care. Having previously completed a fellowship with London’s Air Ambulance PRU (Physician Response Unit) and also HEMS secondments with London HEMS and Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Since 2017 he has also an Honorary Lecturer and module lead on the iBSc and MSc degrees in Pre-hospital Medicine based at QMUL and the Institute of Pre-hospital Care. He is the current Endovascular Fellow at London’s Air Ambulance.
He can be followed on Twitter @GreenhalghRob
Dr Pam Hardy
Pam has been Chair of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care since 2021, having held various committee and elected roles previously and is a founder member of the faculty. She is the first woman in the 25 years of the FPHC to be appointed as Chair.
Pam has represented FPHC and RCPCH on the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine for many years since its inception in 2009.
As well as working as an Emergency Medicine Consultant, Pam remains a passionate and committed pre-hospital provider, continuing to work in a primary response role and as retrieval consultant with the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (North) team covering the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
She is committed to taking forward an ambitious strategy on behalf of the Faculty which values providers at every level.
Miss Claire Greenhill
Claire is a Special Operations Response Team manager with the Scottish Ambulance Service. With over 22 years experience as a pre-hospital clinician in both rural and urban areas of Scotland, she has spent the last 13 years working within specialist operations. Claire has extensive experience of multi-agency working; specialist team management; medical planning for Royalty, VIP and diplomatic protection; major incident command and complex situation management, including tactical, CBRN and hazardous environments. She is passionate about staff wellbeing and has been instrumental in the launch of Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) within the Scottish Ambulance Service. Claire has a proven track record of delivering clinincal enhancement and organisational change on both a local and national level. In 2020 she received national recognition from the the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives when she was presented with the Outstanding Service Award.
Mr Jon Richards
Jon Richards is a Specialist Paramedic – Critical Care, working for Yorkshire Ambulance Service based in York. Jon started his career with the ambulance service in 2009 and began a foundation degree in Paramedic Science in 2011, he then went on to study at the University of York achieving a BSc Hons in Health Care and is currently undertaking an MSc in Advanced Paramedic Practice in Critical Care at Sheffield Hallam University. Jon was recognised by AACE as the “Paramedic of the year” in 2017 for his work in the field of out of hospital cardiac arrest. As well as working for Yorkshire Ambulance Service Jon volunteers his time to work for the West Yorkshire Medic Response Team based in Leeds providing enhanced care and volunteering for Festival Medical Services working at Glastonbury and Reading music festivals. He is also the Lead Paramedic for BASICS in Yorkshire, currently establishing a Paramedic responder programme for Yorkshire. He is part of the Yorkshire Region Faculty of Prehospital care and organises the North Yorkshire CPD evenings.
Professor Tim Nuttbeam
Tim is a consultant in emergency medicine at Plymouth Hospitals Major Trauma Centre where he has responsibility for Trauma in the ED. Tim is also the lead doctor for the Devon Air Ambulance. Tim leads on the EXIT (Extrication In Trauma) project which is focused on increasing our understanding of and improving the evidence base for post-collision care. Over the last four years Tim and the EXIT team have focused on identifying and where possible filling knowledge gaps in relation to extrication following a motor collision and working with stakeholders to translate this new evidence into clinical and operational practice. This work has recently been adopted into JRCALC and has been awarded the TARN improvements in trauma care and first place at the International Road Safety Awards.
Professor Phil Morgan
Prof Phil Morgan holds a Personal Chair in Human Factors and Cognitive Science within the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. He is Director of the Human Factors Excellence Research Group (HuFEx) and Director of Research for the Centre for AI, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS). He is an international expert in Cyberpsychology, Transport Psychology, Humans in Automation and AI, Human-Machine Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, and Adaptive Cognition. He has won >£24M funding across >45 funded grants from e.g., Airbus, CREST, ERDF, EPSRC, ESRC, GoS, HSSRC, IUK, MoD, NCSC, RAEng, SOS Alarm, and the Wellcome Trust, and has published >130 major outputs. Phil is Director of the Airbus Centre of Excellence in Human-Centric Cyber Security at Cardiff University and is an Academic Lead for a Strategic Partnership between Airbus and Cardiff University. Other current projects include Rule of Law in the Age of AI and Autonomous Systems (ESRC-JST funded, with e.g. the Universities of Kyoto and Osaka) – Phil leads a UK team focussing on blame assignment and trust in autonomous vehicles if things go wrong (design for success through considering failure) as well as Human-Robot Interaction and Explainable AI. He is a senior academic on two HSSRC (UK MOD / Dstl / BAE Systems) projects: one on Human Factors guidelines for autonomous systems and robots, and another on trust in complex sociotechnical systems. He also works on Cyberpsychology projects funded by the NCSC. Phil played a key role within two IUK funded autonomous vehicle projects: Venturer Autonomous Vehicles for UK Roads (2015-18, ~£5M) and Flourish Trusted Secure Mobility (2016-19, ~£5.5M) for citizen population sectors who may benefit most from CAVs – including older adults and individuals with disabilities. Phil overseas the IROHMS Simulation Laboratory at Cardiff University - with five state-of the art zones: immersive dome; transport simulator; cognitive robotics; VR/AR; and a command and control centre. Phil is also a Visiting Professor at Luleå University of Technology - Psychology, Division of Health, Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sweden.
Dr Dan Nevin
Dr. Dan Nevin is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal London Hospital (UK) where he works as a key member of the Trauma Anaesthesia Group in both the ED and the operating theatres. He is originally from South Africa where he grew up, was schooled and trained. Amongst his diverse interests he enjoys anaesthesia for complex major general surgery, vascular surgery and, of course, trauma. Professionally, he has interest in complex resuscitative interventions, acute traumatic coagulopathy and the use of point-of-care testing in treating the same. Additionally he has spent many years working in the pre-hospital environment in both South Africa and the UK and is a Consultant in Pre-hospital Care for London's Air Ambulance Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. In his spare time he tries to keep fit and is an ardent supporter of Springbok rugby!
Lt Col Harvey Pynn
Lt Col Harvey Pynn is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine in Bristol. He is a Regular Army Officer and held the post of Defence Consultant Advisor (DCA) in Pre-hospital Emergency Care from 2018-2023. He has deployed in support of Operations over a 20+ year career in the Military. His areas of particular interest are remote and austere medicine, tropical medicine and point of injury trauma management.
Mr Mike Palmer
Mike Palmer is Critical Care Practitioner for the Welsh Air Ambulance (EMRTS - Emergency Medical Retrieval Transfer Service). Previously he gained his experience as a flight paramedic for the London’s Air Ambulance (LAA), which an 18-month secondment with LAA had given him a wide range of trauma experience in an urban setting. Now flying HEMS in Wales Mike is gaining additional medical critical care practice, different trauma mechanisms and critical care retrieval transfers. He has a particular interest in Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) and the use of in the pre-hospital environment and has been involved in the delivery of training for both LAA and EMRTS.
With a programme covering a broad range of topics, the FPHC Conference 2023 is a fantastic opportunity for pre-hospital care practitioners to hear from leading voices from across the sector. From clinical updates to new technologies, each session will be a valuable learning experience for all delegates.
Enter Our Poster Competition
Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for the FPHC Conference Poster Competition to be presented on the 6th and 7th of November 2023. Posters can incorporate any aspect of pre-hospital care and may include audits, research, and case reports. Abstracts should be submitted by email to email@example.com by 14th September 2023.
All entries should include the title, names of contributing authors, email address, organisation, and a structured abstract of no more than 350 words. The abstracts will be judged by executive members of the FPHC according to the following categories: relevance to pre-hospital care, originality, structured abstract within word count, impact on future pre-hospital practice, and scientific merit.
Successful authors will be notified by email by the 30th September 2023. The presenting author of selected posters will be expected to register as an attendee at the conference. Posters should be presented in paper form in a maximum size of A0 (poster or landscape) and displayed before the opening lecture.
The winning first author will receive a £100 cash prize and an RCSEd Quaich.
The runner up first author will receive a free delegate pass to the next FPHC Conference.
Please see below a list of commonly asked questions.
Delegates attending both days of the conference will receive 12 hours of CPD.
The conference will be held in the Quincentenary building within the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh campus. The College easy to find – it is situated on Nicolson Street, opposite the Festival Theatre. The full address is The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW.
Edinburgh Waverley station is a 10-minute walk from our campus for those arriving by rail.
The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport which is a 30-minute taxi from the city centre. Both trams and buses are also available.
Ten Hill Place Hotel is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is part of the campus that the conference will take place in. The hotel will provide a fantastic opportunity for exhibitors to network in our excellent restaurant, wine bar and guest lounge with the many delegates staying with us.
Profits from the hotel and events at Surgeons Quarter go back into training surgeons worldwide.
Yes, there will be a drinks reception at the end of Day 1 of the conference (Monday 6th November). The reception will take place in the historic Playfair Hall from 6pm to 8pm.
If you have any questions or have not received your ticket for the event following making a payment, please contact the team here at CPDme and we will happily support you.
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