With EMS2018 we aim to create an inspiring programme with a perfect mix of speakers with an upcoming profile and speakers that are leading profiles within their field.
Below you will find an overview of all the faculty members. Members will be announced as they get onboard.
A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, is the editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and Conference Chair of the International JEMS/EMS Today Conference and Exposition. Prior to his position at JEMS, A.J. was EMS Director for a large EMS office in the United States that serves 110 different ambulance districts and a regional advanced MEDCOM communications system. He then went on to serve as Operations Director for a large ambulance system in Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Lehigh University.
Amanda Mansfield BSc (Hons), MSc, PGDip, PGCert in Supervision of Midwives, RN, RM, FPOS. I have worked as a Consultant Midwife for the past 14 years leading service improvement in all maternity settings and have a passion for pre-hospital maternity care. I work for the London Ambulance Service three days a week and have established multidisciplinary training with midwives and ambulance clinicians across London. I am committed to team working to promote safety in care delivery and the improvement of outcomes. I represent the Royal College of Midwives on the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee, and am an instructor on the Pre Hospital Obstetric Emergencies training course. I love the outdoors and participate in open water swimming, triathlon and diving.
Anders Hvid has 15+ years’ experience in tech-scouting, business development and strategy consulting in IT. He is bridging the gap between technology, business and society. Anders Hvid co-founded Dare Disrupt with a mission to empower the minds of a million people and to bring the knowledge of the opportunities arising from exponential technologies to a much broader audience. Together with his partner Jannick B. Pedersen he published the book Face the Future and he has been giving +100 keynotes over the last two years in more than 17 countries. In Denmark he is currently one of the most requested speakers and commentators in the media and press on the topic of emerging technology, disruption and the future of business and society. Anders Hvid is one of the first and among the very few Danes, who have participated in Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University, where only a few visionary students from around the world get the opportunity to explore and develop new technologies and apply these to help us to solve major global challenges. He co-founded the Danish alumni group and later became the Danish ambassador for Singularity University. Today he still serves as faculty for Singularity University. Anders Hvid is appointed member of the Siri-commission, headed by member of the Danish parliament Ida Auken, and an external group of experts advising the Minister of Education Merete Riisager. He is former member of Research, Innovation and Science High Level Expert Group for the European Commission to support commissioner Carlos Moedas.
Dr. Andreas Claesson, 43 years of age is a Ph.D, registered nurse (R.N) and paramedic still working within the emergency medical services (EMS) of Western Sweden since 20 years back. Claesson has a post-doc research position at the centre for resuscitation science at Karolinska institute, Stockholm Sweden focusing on novel methods for early defibrillation in OHCA such as SMS-lifesaving dispatching laymen and the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) i.e drones for saving lives. Andreas is chairman of the Swedish resuscitation council.
Dr Andy Lockey has been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust since April 2002. In addition to this role, he is the Director for Medical Education for the Trust. Under his direction, the Trust has recently been commended by the General Medical Council for their provision of their provision of education and training.
Andy is the managing director of CIPHER Medical Consultancy Limited and the company provides consultancy services, bespoke clinical and education solutions and provision of clinical EMS. Prior to this he served in the RAF working as a paramedic and his last role was as an academic research fellow and he completed multiple deployments on the Medical Emergency Response Team. Clinically he currently works as a Critical Care Paramedic within the North East Ambulance Service. This involves providing advanced paramedic and multi professional care to cardiac arrest, trauma and critically ill medical patients. He chairs various groups including the paramedic advisory group for the faculty of Pre-Hospital Care and a regional BASICS scheme.
Ann is the Executive Director of the Resuscitation Academy Foundation. Working with faculty and staff from our partner organizations, Ann helped create the RA in 2008. Ann also serves as the Secretariat for the Global Resuscitation Alliance, a coalition of leaders from around the world committed to saving 50,000 additional lives per year from cardiac arrest by 2020.
Anna graduated MBBS at University of East Anglia, UK. After that she started a PhD in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Nottingham. Meanwhile, She has completed the Associate Fellow in Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Nottingham. She holds an Honorary Research Contract with the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and act as the EMAS Representative in the Bystander CPR analysis within OHCAO Research Group in Warwick. Her clinical training is primarily in Anaesthesia and Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM). In 2017 she relocated to Berlin to work as a Lecturer at Wannsee Akademie and Akkon Hochschule für Humanwissenschaften. Further, she is a training instructor for PHEM at NAW Berlin, Charité Simulation Center.
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.
Anne Kristine Bergem
Anne Kristine Bergem is MD from the University of Oslo 1997. She became a specialist in clinical psychiatry in 2006. She is educated in assessment of violence from molde College in 2007. Grouptherapist from Institute of Group Analysis in Oslo in 2008 and Executive Master of Management from BI, the Norweigan School of Management in 2012.
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.
Tony Rudd is a Stroke Consultant at St Thomas’ Hospital London UK, the National Clinical Director for Stroke with NHS England and the London Stroke Clinical Director. He is Professor of Stroke Medicine at Kings College London and leads the stroke team at the Royal College of Physicians developing the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke and running the National Stroke Audit. His research interests are stroke rehabilitation, organisation of care and quality improvement and he has over 300 peer reviewed publications. He is a past president of the British Association of Stroke Physicians and is Hon Vice President of the Stroke Association. He was awarded a CBE in the Queens birthday honours in 2013
Bryan McNally has a range of research interests in emergency medicine, emergency medical services and public health. In the specialty, he is particularly interested in the treatment of time sensitive cardiac conditions including sudden cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction. His focus has been in the development of registries both locally and nationally that allow for benchmarking of care for these conditions in an effort to improve survival. His public health interests include working internationally in the Republic of Georgia an an effort to improve their public Emergency Services System and working domestically with the National Weather Service on programs that involve extreme weather events including the impact they have on public’s health and disaster preparedness for health care institutions.
Carolina Malta Hansen
MD, PhD, Post Doc at Copenhagen EMS, Copenhagen HeartRunner project Internal Medicine resident/Cardiology fellow at Copenhagen University Hospital Nordsælland MD and PhD from the University of Copenhagen Research Fellowship at Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Charlotte is Medical Director of the Ambulance Services Capital Region and senior consultant in Anaestesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She has prehospital experience from the physician staffed vehicle in Copenhagen and the national helicopter service as well as experience and interest in tactical medicine. She holds a Ph.D in the field of Emergency Medicine and has a special interest in the use of POC diagnostics in the field.
An experienced Paramedic with an interest in Medical Law and Ethics with a wide range of emergency ambulance and primary care experience in the NHS and private sector. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Law, BSc (Hons) in Emergency Care Practice and a PGCE in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Chris is a Fitness to Practise Panel Member with the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service and has recently taken up post as the Head of Operations and Education for a private sector ambulance service.
Chris graduated in 1999 and went on to be Regimental Medical Officer to the Parachute Regiment on operations in Northern Ireland and Kabul. He trained in Emergency Medicine and gained a post as a consultant at St Mary’s hospital in London. He has been a HEMS Registrar for Midlands Air Ambulance and London’s Air Ambulance and deployed on three tours on the MERT in Afghanistan. For the past four years he has been the UK Defence Medical Services senior advisor for Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, responsible for everything from battlefield first aid training through to the deployment of high level combat casualty retrieval teams.
David is the director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, and field paramedic with Allina EMS. He is a PhD candidate and senior lecturer at Monash University. David serves as assessment and credentialing chair of the newly created International Paramedic Registry (IPR) and is the editor of EMS World’s Spanish language Revista. He has over 33 years of active EMS street experience. David is a site visitor for the US Committee on Accreditation and senior facilitator for the NAEMSE-NREMT Evaluating Student Competency Workshops. Recent awards include a 2017 NAEMT Presidential award, the 2016 Pinnacle Leadership award, a 2012 EMS 10 Innovator award, and the 2011 prestigious Minnesota Colleges and Universities Educator of the Year award.
David has held various positions throughout his career. He is currently the Chief Executive of Ambulance New Zealand, Acting Chief Executive of the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) and the President of the Aeromedical Association of Australasia (ASA). Prior to this, David held a number of positions at Standards New Zealand including; Standards Development Consultant – Health, Safety and Environment, Senior Project Manager – Health, Safety and Environment, and also General Manager – Standards and Development.
Mr. David S Whitmore QAM, FIMC RCSEd Retired from NHS Ambulance Service in 2017. I now mainly practice as a paramedic member of a Mountain Rescue Team in the UK Peak District. An expert witness for inquests held regarding the 15th April 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, (April ’14 to April ’16). Immediate past Co-Vice Chairman Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC), Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. London Ambulance Service 1980 – 2017. Head of Education and Development for West Country Ambulance Services NHS Trust from 2000 to 2002. Extensive experience of terrorist incidents, rail disasters, major fires and civil disturbances. This is tempered with having had the privilege of taking part in some of the significant developments in the UK ambulance profession.
Doris Østergaard, is Professor in Medical Education and Simulation, and Head of the Regional Simulation Center, CAMES – Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, in the Capital Region of Denmark. The activities in CAMES are mainly related to postgraduate training for health professionals at a national, regional or hospital level.
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.
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
First as physician in the Hospital of Verdun he contributed to the development of the emergency response in rural areas and became one of the leaders of the regional organization of emergency medicine. Deeply involved with a French rescue group during the earthquake in Iran in 1990 and during the Balkan war, he practiced disaster medicine on the field. In Metz, he leads the emergency unit, emergency pre-hospital teams and the emergency call and dispatch center. As President of Samu-Urgences de France he contributes to develop emergency and disaster medicine. Previously Deputy President of the French society of emergency medicine and member of the national council of hospital emergency medicine, he usually works with the French Ministry of Health
Frank graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 1987 and trained as an Emergency Physician in Ireland and the UK. He is Head of Service at the Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Emergency Department, which see over 170,000 new patients a year and is part of a Major Trauma Centre. Frank is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, and Visiting Professor to the RCSI. His educational and research interests include pain management, interprofessional learning, team working, advanced clinical practitioners and simulated patients. He is Director of DREEAM (Department of Education and Research in Emergency medicine Acute medicine and Major trauma) NUH, an innovative NHS academic unit that integrates research, education and prevention with clinical practice, in a manner appropriate for the rapid pace of change of 21st century healthcare. DREEAM is a key partner in the Nottinghamshire Urgent and Emergency Care Partnership. Frank has a passion for football, which he shares with his 5 sons, and is a pitch side doctor at Nottingham Forest Football Club.
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 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.
Dr Gayathri completed her basic degree at St.George’s, London and is an Emergency Medicine Associate Consultant at Singapore General Hospital. As the former chief resident of the Singhealth Emergency Medicine program, she is interested in medical education, pre-hospital EMS, community and global health. She is interested in improving systems of care especially in low resource setting. Together with Prof Marcus Ong, they conducted a 2 day consensus meeting to discuss pre-requisites to help developing EMS systems achieve the GRA 10 steps. She is actively involved in overseas humanitarian projects and strongly believes that inter specialty and inter profession collaboration, research and education is required for humanitarian work to be effective and sustainable. In 2015, together with the Singapore Armed Forces, she was part of the Ministry of Health team that went forward to provide medical aid during the Nepal earthquake. Annually, she brings medical students to the inaccessible, mountainous regions of Nepal; with the aim of improving the systems of emergency care in these regions. She has recently achieved the Healthcare Humanitarian Award in Singapore. At home, in Singapore, she is the vice-secretary of the Association of Women Doctors’ of Singapore and helps promote the community CPR program within the Indian community.
Guillermo Fuentes MBA, has 30 years of emergency services experience that spans multiple public safety services. He has held executive positions for more than a decade being named DC of Montreal (Canada) EMS in 1999, the 5th largest municipal ambulance service in North America answering over 300,000 calls for service, he was responsible for overseeing 1100 employees. Mr. Fuentes subsequently served as the CAO for the Niagara Regional Police Service. The police service covers 1200 SQR Km and has over 1000 staff. Mr. Fuentes became a partner in 2014 with Fitch & Associates. He routinely is involved in complex projects. He holds a Masters Certificate in Management from Tulane University and a Masters in Business Administration from Aspen University
Hans Morten Lossius
Hans Morten Lossius is Professor – MD PhD, specialist in anaesthesiology and intensivist. In the period from 2006 to 2015 Hans Morten was responsible for building up the Research and Development in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. Prof Lossius has been a driving force and a main supervisor in developing internationally published and implemented templates for documenting and reporting in several areas within Emergency Medicine. Together with his research group he has developed and published a modified nominal group technique method for developing such templates. Lossius initiated and supervised the Scandinavian phd-project “Scandinavian physician-staffed emergency medical services: Concept, epidemiology and documentation development”, which was fulfilled ultimo 2013. Prof Lossius has supervised projects testing the validity and reliability of such templates, and is currently involved in projects developing quality indicators both with the FinnHEMS, the Norwegian Air Ambulance, London’s Air Ambulance, and on a European level.
Prof Hideharu Tanaka, M.D., Ph D., is a Professor, Director and Chairman of EMS system, Graduate School of Kokushikan, University. And researched Scientist, Disaster prevention, EMS and rescue institute of Kokushikan University. He is also Appointed President of Aisian Association of EMS: AAEMS (2015-2017), All Japan Paramedic education Association(JESA)2016-2018, Committee member of National Resuscitation Council, PAD Council of Ministry of Health Welfare and Labour, Board member of Japan Emergency Medical Society. His academic carrior include a medical degree from the Kyorin University of Tokyo in 1983. He completed his Doctor degree in Kyorin University graduate school of medicine/ EMSP fellowships in Tokyo Emergency medical Services (Tokyo EMS) and Attending as Medical director for Pre-hospital care in Tokyo Metropolitan Government. He obtained his Emergency physician board certification in emergency medicine in Kyorin university level 1 Trauma, Burn and CCM. Thereafter, He spend two year training as research fellow of Cook County Hospital, and University of Illinois. He also appointed guest professor of University of Bergen, Norway. He spent more than 20 years for staff surgeon for Trauma and Burn, And associate professor for Critical Care Medicine.
Jacob Steinmetz, M.D., Ph.D., is a consultant in anaesthesiology at Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen, and an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen. He is currently working as clinical anaesthetist, prehospital emergency physician and part time researcher.
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.
Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Bærum Hospital, Sandvika, Norway. President-Elect World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, Board Member Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Secretary Norwegian Society of Traumatology, Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Previous President European Board of Anaesthesiology, Past Secretary European Society of Anaesthesiology and other societies.
Jan-Thorsten Gräsner is the Director of the Institute for Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He is the principal investigator of EuReCa ONE , the 27 nation wide study dealing with cardiac arrest in Europe in October 2014 and for EuReCa TWO in 2017.
MD, PhD. Obstetrics and gynecology. Main research field simulation and implemation of surgical simulation curricula.
Jerry Overton serves as the Chair of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, the organization charged with setting standards, establishing curriculum, and conducting research for public safety dispatch worldwide.
Jerry is a past Chairman of the RC (UK) (2006-2009). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resuscitation and Chairman of the NCAA Steering Group. Jerry is also Vice-Chairman of the ERC, the immediate past Co-chairman of ILCOR and co-editor for the 2015 International Consensus on CPR Science with Treatment Recommendations. He is an elected member of Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and his research interests are in airway management, resuscitation and post-cardiac arrest treatment. Jerry is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at Bristol University. He trained at Bristol Medical School and undertook anaesthesia and critical care training in the UK in Plymouth, Bristol, Bath and Southampton, and at the Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore in the United States.
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.
Kevin G. Seaman, MD, FACEP is the Medical Director of the Maryland Resuscitation Academy. As Executive Director of MIEMSS, the state EMS agency in Maryland, in 2016, he implemented the first statewide EMS Performance Measure – improving survival from cardiac arrest. This successful system will transfer cardiac arrest data from the single statewide electronic patient care report. Prehospital data coupled with hospital outcomes integrated into the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) will allow benchmarking and lead to improvements in survival. After attending the Resuscitation Academy (RA) in Seattle, WA, Dr. Seaman successfully implemented techniques to improve survival in the community. Working with the Seattle RA, he and his team collaboratively established the Maryland Resuscitation Academy in 2012.
Kim Hinshaw has been a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in Sunderland since 1994, and is Director of Research & Innovation for the Hospital Trust. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland. His clinical interests include high-risk pregnancy, obstetric ultrasound/fetal medicine and labour ward care. His parallel interests include training in human factors and hands-on skills/drills training in rare obstetric emergencies. He has chaired the UK Working Group which developed the ‘Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training’ (POET) course and has edited the POET course manual. He represents the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison committee which produces clinical guidelines for pre-hospital practitioners in the UK.
Korné Jellema is a neurologist with an interest in acute neurology. He currently works in the Haaglanden Medical Centre, a large teaching hospital in the Hague, the Netherlands. His research focusses on acute neurological problems, such as stroke, neurotrauma and acute headache.
Lars S. Rasmussen, is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Consultant in Anaesthesia, Department of Anaesthesia, Center of Head and Orthopaedics, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His Ph.D. and doctoral thesis were focusing on long-term effects of anaesthesia on brain function but in recent years, his research has increasingly been dealing with resuscitation and trauma.
Lisa is an Emergency Physician and professor in EM in Örebro, a young dynamic university in the west of Sweden. Lisa is also president of the UEMS Section for Emergency Medicine and chair of A National Swedish Emergency Registry, ANSWER. She is also active in the Swedish Society for Emergency Medicine as scientific lead. Lisa’s research focuses on early identification of the septic patient, in addition to ED flow and symptom based research e.g. non-specific presentations.
Mette Langeland Iversen
Midwife and master of health science from the Copenhagen University, Denmark. Currently working in the clinic on the maternity ward. Have a variety of research experience in the field of reproductive area health.
Michael Sayre received his Doctor of Medicine from University of Cincinnati and completed Emergency Medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was the EMS Medical Director in Cincinnati from 1992-2000. He was the co-Chair of the BLS Task Force for ILCOR during the 2010 CPR Guidelines cycle. In 2012, he relocated to Seattle where he works as an emergency physician at Harborview Medical Center, serves as Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department, and contributes to the Resuscitation Academy.
Michael Friis Tvede
Clinical anaesthesiology, traumatology and prehospital care on wheels and in helicopter. Keen airway management enthusiast. Airway Management for Anaesthesiologists (airwaymanagement).
Michaela Kolbe is the Director of the Simulation Center of the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. She uses simulation for training clinicians and for her research in education, psychology and organizational behavior. Her particular research interests include debriefing methods and the social dynamics of ‘speaking up’. Michaela Kolbe’s Ph.D. is in psychology and she is a member of the faculty at ETH Zurich. She publishes widely in psychological, healthcare, and simulation journals and books and is a member of several editorial boards.
Michel Nemery has been the chariman of the department of radiology at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital since 2008. He is a neuroradiologist and has co-chaired the Board of Radiology of the Capital Region of Denmark since 2010. Michel Nemery took the first Innovation Leadership Challenge at Stanford/DTU in 2012, and he is a dedicated innovator committed to thinking-outside-the box in his organization and for his profession. In 2013 Michel Nemery established Denmarks first needs and user driven Innovation Unit within the clinical setting of his department – to make innovation a core clinical delivery, and to challenge his staff and organization routinely. The Innovation Unit is a Public Private Innovation Partnership between Herlev and Gentofte Hospital and Siemen Healthineers – currently with a primary strategic focus on CT-screening and emergency imaging. Michel Nemery is a passionate and experienced motivational speaker on healthcare innovation, digital transformation + artificial intelligence and leadership.
Monique van Velzen
Monique van Velzen graduated in Biomedical Sciences and immediately pursued a PhD trajectory on human virus infections. For her postdoc, she moved postdoc to the department of Anesthesiology in Leiden University Medical Center, where she was involved in clinical studies focused on chronic pain treatment modalities. She is currently appointed as Clinical Research Coordinator and is overseeing 8 PhD students. Studies involve phenotyping of chronic pain patients, determining safety-efficacy ratios of existing analgesics, and examining novel routes or modalities for acute and chronic pain treatment. She is an author on over 35 international, peer-reviewed publications.
I practice pediatric anesthesia at Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Centre of Head and Orthopaedics – primarily at the ENT and maxillofacial operation theatre. I´m responsible for the pediatric anesthesia setup at trauma and medical emergencies in our level 1 traumacentre. Special areas of interest include pediatric emergency medicine and trauma care as well as advanced pediatric airway management and medical simulation.
Consultant Obstetrician, head of obsterics. Experienced in graduate and post graduate teaching. Expert and interest fields: Acute Obstetrics, preterm delivery, Medical complications. Clinical innovation. Skills training and medical simulation.
Morten is working as Advanced Paramedic in the Sealand region in Denmark with focus on intensive care transports and community medicin. An educator, trying to do rebel education. Latest trying to bring FOAMed to the prehospital part of Denmark.
Neil has been involved in pre hospital care for over 15 years and now is in the role of consultant paramedic and advanced practitioner with the adult retrieval service. He has been the clinical lead for the new clinical response model and is currently leading how the service uses clinical data to drive the clinical strategy and improvements in clinically care.
Ng Yih Yng
COL (Dr) Ng is the Chief Medical Officer of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Ministry of Home Affairs. He provides medical oversight of the national emergency ambulance services, supports the ministry of health in EMS policy and legislation. Together with Ong, they drive the national EMS strategy and development of the EMS system. Ng also runs the SCDF myResponder mobile app, which allows 995 to alert nearby CPR trained volunteers to cardiac arrest victims and the national public access defibrillator registry to map AEDs and public education of CPR/AED.
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.
Per Kristian Hyldmo
Per Kristian Hyldmo, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of prehospital critical care at the Department of Health Studies, and Head of Trauma at Sørlandet Hospital, Norway. He is an anesthesiologist with emphasis on trauma, emergency medicine and interhospital transportation of ICU patients. For twenty years, he has worked as an air ambulance physician. He held the position as Medical Director of the region’s ambulance system from 1999 to 2005. His doctoral degree was about prehospital basic airway management in trauma with emphasis on the lateral trauma position.
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.
Peter Dieckmann, PhD, Dipl.-Psych. is work and organisational psychologist. His research and training work aims to improve patient safety by using human factors and simulation in the design of workplaces and the training of healthcare professionals.
Peter Anthony Berlac is Medical Director of the Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services and a Senior Consultant in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Peter has over 20 years of clinical experience in critical care and prehospital emergency medicine as well as lead clinician experience from physician staffed mobile intensive care units, HEMS, emergency departments and military postings abroad. Peter holds a Master degree in Health Management from Copenhagen Business School.
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
Richard is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Clinical Lead for Medic One. He is a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Consultant and Director of Research for 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 with an extensive publication record. He has won several international awards including the top research award from the European Resuscitation Council and BMJ Emergency Team of the Year. Richard was a lead doctor for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and takes leading role in Event Medicine. He is an active member of the UK International Search & Rescue Team and has experience in the British Armed Forces. Richard is a current member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Executive Committee and author of several international pre-hospital guidelines.
Drs. Ron Brendel is Executive Director @ METS Center in the Netherlands. METS Center is a simulation centre focussing on human factor training in acute healthcare situations. Ron has worked with simulation-based education since 2000. He started as head of a small educational department at RAVU, the regional ambulance service in Utrecht, and constructed a firm bases for simulation based education in emergency medical field. Ron developed METS Center, one of the-state-of-the-art healthcare simulation centres in Europe that opened her doors in 2008. He is also active for the EuSim Group. Since 2010 he is also the educational director for the Academy of Ambulance Care, a nationwide education institute for all ambulance professionals in the Netherlands.
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 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.
Stig Nikolaj Blomberg
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Dr. Susan Niermeyer is a neonatologist in Aurora, Colorado and is affiliated with The University of Colorado School of Medicine and multiple hospitals in the area, including Children’s Hospital Colorado. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Niermeyer works to improve global newborn survival as faculty in the Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health, Senior Medical Advisor for Newborn Health with the United States Agency for International Development, and a fellow volunteer with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Paramedic. Research Associate for Graduate school of Emergency Medical System, Kokushikan university. He completed his Ph.D. researching about Asian EMS education. He is current Vice chair of professional training committee of Asian Association for EMS, Exco-member of Japanese Paramedic Association, member of Pan-Asian resuscitation outcome study, and secretary general for Pan-Asian prehospital education and registry project.
Tim joined the London Ambulance Service in 1997, qualifying as a paramedic in 2000. He has worked as an operational paramedic, paramedic practitioner, London’s Air Ambulance (LAA) paramedic, university lecturer and advanced paramedic. He now works as a consultant paramedic and recently completed a PhD investigating out-of-hospital airway management in cardiac arrest.
Associate Professor Tony Walker ASM is Chief Executive Officer of Ambulance Victoria, an organisation responsible for the provision of ambulance services for the State of Victoria, Australia. Tony Walker is a qualified Intensive Care Paramedic with over 30 years’ experience working in a range of senior clinical governance, education and operational roles. He holds postgraduate qualifications in management and education and is an adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Health and Biomedicine at Victoria University. Tony Walker is a Fellow of Paramedics Australasia, past Chair of the Australian Resuscitation Council (Victorian Branch) and is on the Executive of the Global Resuscitation Alliance. He is published in an extensive range of literature relating to advancements in paramedic care and has been involved in research into pre-hospital thrombolysis, cardiac arrest, pain relief and pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation for traumatic brain injury
Tore Laerdal is Executive Director of the Laerdal Foundation, chairman of Laerdal Medical, and managing director of Laerdal Global Health. In recent years he has focused on helping reduce maternal and newborn mortality in low resource settings. For this purpose Laerdal Global Health has partnered with USAID, NIH, Save the Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others in the Helping Babies Breathe alliance and the Survive & Thrive alliance.
Torben Wisborg is professor of anesthesia at the University of Tromsø, northern Norway, consultant anesthetist at Hammerfest Hospital, the world’s northernmost hospital, and Director of the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Trauma, Oslo. Graduated from University of Copenhagen. PhD on trauma team training based on ten years of experience training trauma teams in Norway and northern Iraq. Main research interests are trauma systems, trauma epidemiology, trauma teams and trauma team training. Associate editor of Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandiavica.
Senior consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark. Trained at St Mary’s Hospital, London, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, and at Oxford University. Author of National Guidelines: Meningitis in children and adolescents (2018) and Meningococcal Disease in children and adolescents (2017). Author of National Pediatric Antibiotic Guidelines (2015-2018). Editor of ’Pediatrics’, the Danish Textbook of Pediatrics (1ed 2010, 2ed 2015). Research area: Pediatric bacterial infections.
Dr. Nadkarni is medical and research director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the institution’s Endowed Chair in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and has been an international leader for development and implementation of critical care and resuscitation science in both resource-rich and resource-poor environments. He has studied and is regularly invited to lecture on these topics at leading academic centers around the world. Dr. Nadkarni previously served as director of CHOP’s Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship program, the first such program established in the world, and has mentored and trained more than 100 physicians, advanced practice nurses, post-doctorate fellows, and international trainees in the course of his career. The Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at CHOP collaborates with scientists, engineers, industry, and human factors specialists to develop state-of-the art simulation techniques and simulators, provides advanced training in highly-realistic simulated environments, and offers consultation and training programs at the local, regional, national and international levels. Dr. Nadkarni is an active and influential participant in the most influential international societies and organizations in this field. For more than 20 years, he has volunteered with Operation Smile International to provide craniofacial surgical repair for more than 2,000 children in resource-limited settings. He serves on the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, has chaired the American Heart Association’s International Committee, and currently is the chairman of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (which links the American Heart Association and resuscitation councils of Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Africa).
Øyvind Meinich-Bache is a PhD student at the University of Stavanger, Norway. His research focuses on signal processing and how to use video analysis to improve CPR quality in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) situations. He is a part of a research group that has developed a real-time CPR measurement and feedback solution that could assist bystanders and dispatchers in OHCA situations. The technology was presented in a paper at the International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA), September 2017, where it was awarded the “Best Paper Award”.