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From bombs to botulism: Emergency physicians responses to major incidents

From bombs to botulism: Emergency physicians responses to major incidents: Join us to delve into a broad oversight of major incident preparation with presentations of specific incidents. We will explore an oversight of prehospital, District General Hospital, and Major Trauma Centre perspectives, and the ethics, psychology and lessons from history.

Date and time: Fri 1 Oct 2021 from 9:00am to 4:15pm.

The event will pride itself on delivering the latest updates and discussion from military and civilian leaders in the field of major incident delivery. Only with this skill set can we prepare ourselves for future incidents of this scale locally. 

Can’t make it to London? You can now live stream this meeting from anywhere. Click here to book the live stream. 

Meeting topics include:

  • Understand the basic requirements for major incident preparation and the terminology that accompanies it
  • Know the latest updates from military leaders with specific expertise in the field
  • Understand the specific differences and similarities between pre-hospital, District General Hospital and Major Trauma Centre in the preparation and delivery of major incidents
  • Reflect on the psychological aspects of major incidents
  • Learn from lessons from history and incorporate these into preparation for the future

Key speakers:

Dr Chris Cocking is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton, with an interest in crowd behaviour during emergencies and post disaster psycho-social support. Chris has worked in the crowd management sector, consulting at large events in the South East of England. He also advises on emergency planning, and has been a visiting speaker at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College. Other consultations he has provided have been for the London Resilience Team, and the Greater London Assembly. He has been published in over 50 journals and user reports, including a case study by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Scientific and Technical Advisory Group, an impact study by the British Psychological Society. He is regularly asked to speak about his research to the media, and recently contributed to media debates about public behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also registered on the UK government’s COVID-19 Expert Database and has submitted evidence to UK Parliamentary Select Committee investigations into the pandemic.  

Lt Col Claire Park MBE RAMC is a Consultant in Prehospital Care with London HEMS and in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Trauma at Kings College Hospital in London. She has over 20 years of military experience, including numerous operational deployments. International experience of civilian and military prehospital care, trauma systems and tactical emergency medical systems, has given her extensive experience to bring to her work in ‘tactical medicine’. This includes a focus on reducing  ‘The Therapeutic Vacuum’ that occurs for casualties in the hot and warm zones of high threat incidents. As the Medical Adviser to the Metropolitan Police Service’s Specialist Firearms Units, she also leads on developing interagency support, police officer first aid training and high fidelity simulation training during live police and multi-agency exercises.

This event offers a superb opportunity to get back into No. 1 Wimpole Street and to yet again benefit from the face-to-face learning that accompanies networking and wider group discussion.

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We would like to thank our sponsors GalenLimbs & Things Ltd and Wesleyan and our exhibitor Radiometer Limited for their support of this event. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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