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Programme: Day One

Tuesday 27 September 2016


ORUK Instructional Course: Understanding Ballistic and Blast Injury

0830-0920 - Registration

0920-0930 - Opening remarks – Brigadier Tim Hodgetts CBE, Medical Director, Defence Medical Services (DMS)

Chairmen: Brig Tim Hodgetts CBE, Medical Director and Surg Capt Sarah Stapley, Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, DMS

0930-1100 - Ballistics Mini Symposium (presented by Cranfield University)

                      1. Introduction to guns and bullets - Dr James Shackel, Lecturer in Forensic Sciences, Cranfield University

                      2. Researching ballistics - Dr Deb Carr, Reader in Impact & Armour, Centre for Defence Engineering, Cranfield University

                      3. Clinical aspects of ballistics - Col Peter Mahoney CBE, Emeritus Defence Professor Anaesthesia, DMS

                      4. The firearms crime scene and evidence preservation - Dr Karl Harrison, Lecturer in Forensic Archaeology, Cranfield University

                      Panel Q&A

1100-1130 - Coffee break & exhibition visit

Chairmen: Brig Tim Hodgetts CBE, Medical Director and Col Peter Mahoney CBE, Emeritus Defence Professor Anaesthetics, DMS

1130-1300 - Blast Injury Mini Symposium (presented by Imperial College)

                      5. Blast biophysics - Dr Thuy-Tien Ngoc Nguyen, Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, The Institute of Shock Physics, Imperial College

                      6. How do explosions cause limb loss? - Maj James Singleton, Trauma & Orthopaedic Registrar, Frimley Park Foundation Trust

                      7. Spinal injury patterns associated with blast injurySqn Ldr Ed Spurrier, Orthopaedic Specialist MOD & Doctoral Student, Centre for Blast Injury Studies,                           Imperial College

                      8. Blast pelvic injury - Col Jon Clasper CBE, Emeritus Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Visiting Professor in Bioengineering, Imperial College

                      9. Blast foot and ankle injury patterns - Maj Arul Ramasamy, Blast Biomechanics Group, Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Imperial College

                      Panel Q&A

1300-1400 - Lunch & exhibition visit

                       - Philips Lumify – demonstration at Stand 116  ds (more info)

Chairmen: Surg Capt Rory Rickard, Defence Professor of Surgery , DMS and Col Jon Clasper, Emeritus Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Imperial College

1400-1530 - Management Options (presented by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB)) 

                      10. Early injury management - Surg Cdr Jon Matthews, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

                      11. Definitive management techniques - Lt Col Alistair Mountain, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, 16 Medical Regiment / University Hospital of North                             Midlands Trust (Royal Stoke University Hospital)

                      12. Wound mitigation techniques - Prof Tony Metcalfe, Director of Research and Professor of Burns & Wound Healing Research, Blond McIndoe Research                              Foundation

                      13. Reconstructive ladder - Lt Col Mark Foster, Senior Lecturer in Surgery (Trauma Physiology)

                      Panel Q&A

1530-1600 - Coffee break & exhibition visit

Chairmen: Gp Capt Di Lamb, Head of the Academic Department of Military Nursing and Surg Capt Sarah Stapley, Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, DMS

1600-1700 - Long-term Aspects of Injury Profiles

                      14. What’s the need for trauma rehabilitation?Wg Cdr Shreshth Dharm-Datta, Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court

                      15. Developments in Mental Health and Healthcare in the Armed Forces during the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts - Surg Capt John Sharpley, Defence Consultant                             Advisor in Psychiatry, Defence Medical Services

                      Panel Q&A

1700-1710 - Closing remarks – Dr Arash Angadji, CEO, ORUK

1710-1900 - Networking drinks reception, sponsored by  ds, and ORUK fundraising for Africa Clubfoot Training


Note – timings and speakers are subject to change



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