08 January 2014

Pre-hospital Care Conference

A 2nd national two-day conference focusing on the care a person would receive before they get to hospital takes place on Saturday 18 January at the University of York.

The National Pre-hospital Care Conference is to be hosted by the HYMS Pre-hospital Care Programme (PCP) and aspires to provide unique educational opportunities in the following key topics – education, training and innovation. Delegates will attend from medical, nursing and paramedic schools across the UK.

The first day, which will be held at the Ron Cooke Hub, will include talks from specialists in subjects ranging from military pre-hospital care to education in pre-hospital care. The second day, which will be held at HYMS, includes workshops and a MAJAX display  – a real-time demonstration of how a car accident would be dealt with by the fire service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

This event follows on from the 2013 PHC conference held by Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is designed to appeal to Year 1 students all the way to qualified doctors and nurses who have an interest in pre-hospital care.

Internationally renowned experts in their fields are invited including:

  • Dr Colville Laird – Chairman, Faculty of Pre-hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeon (Edinburgh)
  • Brigadier Tim Hodgetts – Consultant of Accident and Emergency, Royal Army Medical Corps and Honorary Professor of Emergency Medicine and Trauma.
  • Professor Antony Redmond – Director of the UK International Emergency Trauma Register and Professor of Emergency Medicine.

The second day of the conference is focused on hands-on approach to Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine. There will be breakout sessions led by the British Association of Immediate Care (BASICS) and a student poster competition.

To access the entire weekend’s programme, please follow this link: http://www.hyms-pcp.org/events/conference/programme/


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