Alasdair Corfield


Alasdair trained as an Emergency Physician in Scotland & Australia and has an interest in critical care in Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Care settings. He currently works as an Emergency Medicine Consultant and as a Consultant in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine with ScotSTAR, delivering critical care transport with the Scottish Ambulance Service. He holds an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor post at the University of Glasgow and leads research and development activity within ScotSTAR. His research interests are in trauma care, early warning scores and public health aspects of emergency care. In a broader context, he continues to be involved in global health initiatives in these research areas. In his spare time, Alasdair is a keen skier, cyclist and novice triathlete.

Anne Lippert


Anne Lippert, MD, FERC, is Deputy Director of the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), a position, which she has held full-time for the last 8 years. She is trained as a specialist in anaesthesiology with subspecialty in Intensive Care Medicine. Anne has been involved with simulation training for more than 18 years and has been part of the development of the current largest institute for simulation in Denmark. Anne Lippert holds a Certificate in Health Professions Education from the University of Dundee (2010). Anne has worked with Rapid Response Systems for many years and has been the author of Guidelines for the introduction of RRS in Denmark as well as a member of the Regional board for RRS and is a member of the board in iSRRS and head of the meeting committee.

Bodil Thorsager


Bodil is employed at Copenhagen Academy for Medical education and Simulation and at Herlev Hospital. She is specialised in Anaesthesiology and work at the physician staffed mobile intensive care unit capital Region. She has more than 10 years experience with teaching in medical simulation.

Cathal O’Donnell


Medical Director National Ambulance Service

David Percival


David began his Paramedic career in Liverpool in 2009 and returned home to Scotland in 2012, working in both Forth Valley and Edinburgh with Community Practitioner and 3RU cardiac arrest team roles before gaining a position with EMRS in 2015, where he was the lead Retrieval Practitioner for Major Incident response and introducing a new electronic clinical database. During his time with EMRS, David has undertaken varying education including postgraduate Advanced Practitioner modules, ALS, APLS, PHTLS, DipIMC (RCSEd), simulation faculty development courses, project management and also completed London’s Air Ambulance PHCC course.  He has been involved in various publications on end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring, severe hypothermia and prehospital anaesthesia equipment. David recently joined the Northern Ireland HEMS team as a HEMS Paramedic.

Dawn Hewat

Dawn is an Advanced Practitioner in Critical Care, recently appointed as part of Scotland’s Major Trauma Network. Dawn is based in Edinburgh, splitting her time between the Scottish Ambulance Service, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Emergency Department and their pre-hospital trauma team – Medic 1. Previous roles have included advanced practice in primary care and an ambulance paramedic for 12 years, including time with the 3Ru cardiac arrest team.
Dawn teaches regularly with BASICS Scotland on their adult & paediatric courses.

Ervigio Corral Torres


Head of Training, Research and Quality Care Department of SAMUR Protección Civil– Madrid (Emergency Medical Services from Madrid) Manager of SAMUR Protección Civil– Madrid during 11 years (2003 – 2014) 31 years experience as emergency physician. Magister in Safety Administration. Honor Medal of the Royal Academy of Medicine of the University of Valladolid (Spain). More than 100 scientific works published or communicated to congresses. Experience in the management of several terrorist attacks of the terrorist band ETA Person in charge of the Prehospital Medical device in the terrorist attack of March 11 in Madrid in 2004, and the Barajas Airplane Crash at 2008. Author of the first prehospital thoracotomy in Spain.

Fionna Moore

United Kingdom

DR Fionna Moore is Medical Director for South East Coast Ambulance Service. Fionna has served a as Chief Executive Officer of the London Ambulance Service, which is the largest public ambulance service in Europe. Joining the Service in 1998 as the first Medical Director Fionna has worked closely with the Service with responsibility for Clinical Governance, Clinical Audit and Research, and the Service’s Cardiac and Trauma Care strategies

Freddy Lippert


Freddy K. Lippert, MD, Associate Professor, FERC, is CEO of the Emergency Medical Services in Copenhagen, Denmark. The EMS Copenhagen covers a population of 1.7 million, i.e. one third of the Danish population. The EMS Copenhagen includes the following: Emergency Medical Dispatch, ambulance services including physician manned mobile critical care units, psychiatric mobile unit, a medical hotline 24/7, responsibility and coordination of medical preparedness on behalf of all hospitals in the Capital Region.

Fredrik Folke


Fredrik Folke is Associate Professor and Head of Research at the EMS Copenhagen, Denmark, with focus on prehospital emergency care, out- of-hospital cardiac arrest, public access defibrilation, and acute cardiac care. He has worked with epidemiology for more than a decade with a special focus on cardiac arrest and resuscitation. Besides reasearch, Fredrik is working as a senior cardiologist at Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Denmark.

Helene Marshall


Helene has been a midwife for 38 years and has been the Director of the Scottish Multi professional maternity development programme for the last 11 years. Providing essential education for all professionals throughout Scotland who may attend a woman in labour either planned or unplanned, Helene is very interested in the pre-hospital setting and education for remote and rural practitioners

James Ward

United Kingdom

James Ward has been Medical Director of the Scottish Ambulance Service since January 2014. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1987 and subsequently trained as a GP, working in practice for 18 years and being elected a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs in 2006. He moved into full time medical management in 2009 as Medical Director of NHS Western Isles. Since joining Scottish Ambulance Service his interests have extended to include the organisation of prehospital emergency care. He chaired the scoping group that developed Scotland’s Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy, launched in 2015.

Jerry Overton


Jerry Overton serves as president of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, the organization charged with setting standards, establishing curriculum, and conducting research for public safety dispatch worldwide.

Previously he served as the Chief Executive of the Richmond, Virginia, Ambulance Authority, internationally recognized for its innovations in EMS system design, and the Kansas City, Missouri, EMS system.  He is involved in multiple humanitarian projects worldwide.

JP. Loughrey


JP is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital & Retrieval Medicine, based in Glasgow, Scotland.

He trained in EM in Scotland, spending a substantial proportion of his time working in large teaching hospitals in and around the Glasgow area. He has worked with the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service in a variety of roles -part-time Registrar, full-time Registrar and Consultant- since 2011 and enjoys immensely the variety that Retrieval Medicine brings to his career.

His main professional interests are in major incident planning and in education. He is the Major Incident lead for EMRS and has contributed to large scale incidents and many exercises. He is actively involved in training and education for medical and non-medical responders to mass casualty events, and has positively contributed to a number of major incident plans, plan revisions and policy changes. Throughout his career he has been an active teacher and instructor, in a variety of life-support courses (ALS, APLS, ATLS, ETC) and was the lead for Undergraduate EM education for 4 years for University Hospital Monklands, now remaining an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. He is very proud to represent the West of Scotland on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine National Board and continues to advocate for all staff of our Emergency Departments, our patients and their families.

Karen Smith


Professor Karen Smith is the Director of the Ambulance Victoria Centre for Research and Evaluation.  She is an adjunct Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Monash University. Prof Smith co-founded and chairs the Victorian Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR). Karen co-founded the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) at Monash University and sits on the Steering Committee.

Kyoung-Jun Song


Professor Kyoung-Jun Song, M.D., is a director of the departement of Emergency Medicine in Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. He is also chairman, external affairs committee of Korean Society of Disaster Medicine and a member of Council for Emergency Medical System of Seoul Metropolitan Government. His academic credentials include a medical degree and master of medicine from Seoul National University College of Medicine 1997, 2006. He obtained his board certification in emergency medicine at Seoul National University Hospital in 2004, and completed fellowship at the same hospital in 2005. Prof. Song has been actively involved many EMS related research. His research area include pre-hospital resuscitation, injury prevention, various ED based registry, and public health emergency medicine.

Linn Andelius


Linn Andelius is a physician and PhD student at Copenhagen EMS, Denmark. Her primary research field is out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and smartphone app-based citizen responder programs. Last year she received the Young Investigator Award and the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award at American Heart Association, Resuscitation Science Symposium for her work with activation of volunteer citizens to increase CPR and AED use in both public and residential cardiac arrests. She just completed a research fellowship at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Lucy Powls


Lucy has been a midwife for 36 years. She is an educational lead for Scottish Multi professional Maternity Development Programme. She travels around Scotland providing essential education to all health care professionals who may provide care to a pregnant woman.

Mattia Sello


After 15 years on the fields, I took the opportunity for a new experience as a Paramedic Teacher/Instructor in French part of Switzerland. Teaching is not to show what do you know but it is to learn constantly, to have the opportunity to share experiences with students and sometime challange yourself too. The prehospital work is something young in Switzerland from 90’s and we still have to work hard to improve our job and mke people understand that we don’t only drive ambulances but we can safe life…as EMS2018 said « we need a system to safe a life, lets collaborate ». Be part of the EMS2020 is a real opportunity to share experience with people from around the world.

Marcus Ong


Prof Marcus Ong is a Senior Consultant, Director of Research, and Clinician Scientist, at the Dept of Emergency Medicine in Singapore General Hospital.  He is also the Director of Health Services Research Center, SingHealth Services; Professor and Director, Health Services and Systems Research in Duke-NUS Medical School. Prof Ong also serves as Medical Director, Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care and Senior Consultant, Ministry of Health, Hospital Services Division. Finally he is Chairman, Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study.  His research studies focus predominantly on pre-hospital emergency care, medical devices, data science and health services research. His research has addressed issues such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, improving ambulance deployment, acute myocardial infarction care and emergency care. He is a leading researcher in Health Services Research and use of Data Science in Healthcare.

Markku Kuisma


Markku Kuisma, M.D., Associate Professor, is medical director of Helsinki Area EMS. He works for the Helsinki University Hospital (Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa). His background speciality is anaesthesiology and he has 25 years experience in emergency medicine. He has passed European Masters in Disaster Medicine and he has a degree in Quality Management. He has been active in scientific research focusing on cardiac arrest, stroke and EMS system performance.

Martin Smeekes


CEO, EMS North Holland North

Michelle Murphy


Michelle is an Intensive Care Paramedic, currently working as the Operations Manager in Adult Retrieval at Ambulance Victoria.

She is passionate about pre-hospital care delivery and involves herself with pre-hospital training, education of paramedics, fire personnel and life savers. Throughout her career she has contributed to research, presentations, and publications focusing on Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation. Michelle serves as the Chair for the Australian Resuscitation Council Victorian Branch and Co-chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Life Saving Victoria.

Michelle was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours for her work in improving survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest and continue looking at ways we can support paramedics and other emergency service personnel to deliver the highest level of care to the community.

Michelle’s other passion is Inclusion & Diversity, recognising there are barriers to women and culturally diverse members of the community in leadership roles. She has facilitated the inaugural Women in Leadership Forum for the Council of Ambulance Authorities and the Australian New Zealand College of Paramedicine and presents regularly for Leadership Victoria in their programs designed for Police Officers, Fire Personnel and Women.

Paul Gowens

United Kingdom

Paul Gowens is currently a Health Foundation, Generation Q, Leadership Fellow and has recently completed his MSc in Leadership at Ashridge Business School. He is currently undertaking a secondment to the Scottish Government, Health and Social Care Directorate as a national clinical advisor with a wide portfolio including, out of hospital cardiac arrest and major trauma systems. Paul has over twenty five years of experience within the Scottish Ambulance Service and has fulfilled a number of key roles from a HEMS paramedic through to his current strategic role at Scottish Government. Previously Paul was the Head of Clinical Governance, Quality and Patient Safety and an active member of the Senior Management Team for the Scottish Ambulance Service. He has also had a number of external leadership roles, as Scottish council member for the College of Paramedics (UK) and sitting on the Allied Health Professionals Federation Scotland Board He is also a director for British Association of Immediate Medical Care Schemes (Scotland) and a member of the Scottish Trauma Audit Group.

Peter Kudenchuk


Dr. Kudenchuk is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology/Arrhythmia Services at the University of Washington, and Medical Program Director of King County Medic One in Seattle, Washington. He is a cardiac electrophysiologist with a career-long interest in resuscitation, including antiarrhythmic drug therapies in cardiac arrest and widely published in these and other areas of cardiology and resuscitation science. He serves on the Editorial Board of Resuscitation.

Pierre Carli


Pierre Carli is professor and chairman of the EMS of Paris (SAMU de Paris) and the Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department of Hospital Necker. Pierre Carli is an expert in the area of the prehospital care, cardiac arrest, emergency and disaster medicine. He is President of French Resuscitation Council and Vice-President of SAMU- Urgences de France (the French EMS). Pierre Carli has furthermore been involved in the management of Paris terrorist attacks, the H1N1 outbreak, and the Ebola pandemic. In 2009, he was appointed Chairman of National Board of Hospital Emergencies by the Minister of Health

Sang Do Shin


Sang Do Shin is working as a professor of the department of emergency medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine and Hospital and a medical director of Seoul Metropolitan Fire Department. He has served as a past -chairman, Asian Emergency Medical Service Council (AEMSC), a co-chair, Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcome Study, and chair of Pan-Asian Trauma Outcomes Study Research Network. He has published many articles on Emergency Medical Services Medicine, Trauma, Disaster Medicine, and Resuscitation Science. Shin has conducted nationwide projects on emergency medical service-assessed cardiac arrest and severe trauma since 2006 and many projects on development of national emergency care system in Korea.

Stefan Poloczek


Stefan Poloczek has been Medical Director of the Emergeny Medical Services in Berlin since 2011. Prior to this and during medical studies, he worked as an EMT.Stefan Poloczek is an anaesthesiologist and emergency physician and has extensive practical experience in the field of Emergency Medical Services. Stefan Poloczek holds a Masters degree in Public Health from 2003, with a thesis about the correlation between socioeconomic factors and the utilisation of EMS. Stefan Poloczek has worked in management of ADAC Air Rescue, a big HEMS operator, for several years and as head of the division for Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine and Emergency Preparedness in Health Care in the State Ministry of Health in Berlin. While undertaking this function, Stefan Polczek also acted as Head for the H1N1 pandemic task force. In 2011 he returned to Emergency Medical Services, where he was responsible for a system performing around 400.000 missions per year.

Steven Short


Steven qualified as a registered nurse in 1998, going on to gain experience in various critical care specialties including coronary care, high dependency and emergency medicine. During this time he developed a keen interest in the management of cardiac arrest and so then spent 10 years a Resuscitation Officer. During this time he helped to develop Scotland’s national DNACPR policy and maintains a keen interest in ensuring the avoidance of inappropriate resuscitation attempts on those that would not benefit from CPR. He was also one of the founder members of the Resuscitation Research Group in Edinburgh where his work includes improving outcome for those that suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest. All this was instrumental in leading to his current position as the clinical effectiveness lead for the Scottish Ambulance Service responsible for the Service’s clinical commitments to “OHCA – a Strategy for Scotland” where he continues to be a key stakeholder in the development of Scotland’s system of OHCA response, which has now seen survival doubled in only four years. He is an active Resuscitation Council (UK) and British Association on Immediate Care Scotland instructor.

Zoe Smeed


Zoë is an Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Consultant.  She works as an Emergency Medicine Consultant in the Royal Alexandra Hospital Paisley and as a Consultant for the Emergency Medicine Retrieval Service in Glasgow.  She also works as a Doctor and Supervisor for East Anglian Air Ambulance.   She has been a BASICS Scotland Instructor since 2014, and is the Scottish Representative for the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care.  She additionally enjoys working as a sports and event doctor covering motorsport, ice-hockey and outdoor events, including working at both the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.  Zoë has also enjoyed working for a variety of pre-hospital and retrieval services including both Magpas Air Ambulance (in East Anglia) and MedSTAR Retrieval Service (in Adelaide, Australia).  She also has experience working in Johannesburg, Nepal and Norway.