07 - 09 April, 2020 | London, UK

Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Colonel Jeremy Tuck, Former Medical Director at NATO ARRC

Colonel Jeremy Tuck

Former Medical Director
NATO ARRC

  • Are establish clinical timelines still valid in the context of contemporary operations?
  • Does surgical intervention need to be brought forward to enable the far forward treatment of casualties?
  • What do alterations in clinical timelines mean for combat medics and their requisite skill set? Will deployed medics need a higher skillset?
Colonel Nigel Tai, Assistant Head (Implementation), Research and Clinical Innovation/Consultant Vascular & Trauma Surgeon at HQ Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Joint Medical Group/The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

Colonel Nigel Tai

Assistant Head (Implementation), Research and Clinical Innovation/Consultant Vascular & Trauma Surgeon
HQ Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Joint Medical Group/The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

9:50 am - 10:30 am A SMALL FORCE PERSPECTIVE ON PRE-HOSPITAL CARE

  • Maximising the effectiveness of the initial medical response
  • Training and preparing the non-medic to cope with the first ten minutes of an incident, both trauma and medical, at home and abroad
  • Extending the scope of practice for military medics to enhance the availability of medical resource
Colonel Gerry Kerr, Medical Director at Irish Defence Forces

Colonel Gerry Kerr

Medical Director
Irish Defence Forces

  • Is existing clinical capability robust enough to support deployed operations at scale?
  • What will clinical timelines look like for the future? How should operational planners be adapting to meet them?
  • What can innovation do to support deployed forces in meeting clinical timelines?
Colonel Gerry Kerr, Medical Director at Irish Defence Forces

Colonel Gerry Kerr

Medical Director
Irish Defence Forces

Colonel Nigel Tai, Assistant Head (Implementation), Research and Clinical Innovation/Consultant Vascular & Trauma Surgeon at HQ Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Joint Medical Group/The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

Colonel Nigel Tai

Assistant Head (Implementation), Research and Clinical Innovation/Consultant Vascular & Trauma Surgeon
HQ Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Joint Medical Group/The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

10:50 am - 11:20 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • Accessing more skill sooner. Improving the level of capability that can be deployed far forward
  • Managing human resource on the future frontline. Opportunities for using less highly trained personnel to perform pre-hospital care in a deployed environment
  • In which new clinical areas should we expect combat medics and nurses to be able to operate?
  • Ethical and regulatory limitations to adding to the clinical skillset. Avoiding the wastage of valuable resource in a stretched tactical setting

THE COMBAT MEDIC ON THE FUTURE FRONTLINE

THE NURSE ON THE FUTURE FRONTLINE

THE JUNIOR DOCTOR ON THE FUTURE FRONTLINE
Captain Alison Hofman, Head of the Nursing Service at Royal Navy

Captain Alison Hofman

Head of the Nursing Service
Royal Navy

Colonel Phil Carter, Combat Medical Technician Cadre Chief at British Army

Colonel Phil Carter

Combat Medical Technician Cadre Chief
British Army

Colonel Craig Hodgson, Incoming Medical Director at NATO ARRC

Colonel Craig Hodgson

Incoming Medical Director
NATO ARRC

  • Refining the training model to meet the demands of the future battlefield
  • Extending the role to ensure care is delivered in accordance with accepted clinical timelines on a less dense battlefield, with insecure and extended lines of communications 
  • What are the limitations for the future military clinician? How far can the current clinical skillset be pushed?
Captain Alison Hofman, Head of the Nursing Service at Royal Navy

Captain Alison Hofman

Head of the Nursing Service
Royal Navy

Colonel Craig Hodgson, Incoming Medical Director at NATO ARRC

Colonel Craig Hodgson

Incoming Medical Director
NATO ARRC

Colonel Phil Carter, Combat Medical Technician Cadre Chief at British Army

Colonel Phil Carter

Combat Medical Technician Cadre Chief
British Army

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

  • Delivering critical resource at point of need
  • Updating the training architecture to advance readiness for NATO forces. Taking advantage of simulation to replicate the demands of the future combat environment
  • Continuing to integrate commercial contractors in the deployed medical space. What does the future hold for contractors in a multinational tactical setting?
Mr Robert Balazs, Technical Officer (Medical), Operational Logistics Planning and Support Programme Office at NATO Support and Procurement Agency

Mr Robert Balazs

Technical Officer (Medical), Operational Logistics Planning and Support Programme Office
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

  • Opportunities for safeguarding the supply of blood for future combat operations. Keeping pace with high tempo operations and compensating for extended lines of communication
  • Improving approaches to haemostatic resuscitation in the field 
  • Applying the walking blood bank principle to the Czech Armed Forces to overcome limitations to the blood supply in a deployed environment
Colonel Miloš Bohoněk, MD, Ph.D, Senior Consultant for Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Military Medical Service at Army of the Czech Republic

Colonel Miloš Bohoněk, MD, Ph.D

Senior Consultant for Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Military Medical Service
Army of the Czech Republic

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm IN TRANSIT CARE – TREATMENT IN TRANSIT OR JUST TRANSIT?

  • Delivering a seamless pathway of care from point of injury to definitive care
  • Moving beyond care at clinical nodes. Enhancing the standard of care in transit
  • Closing gaps in the Operational Patient Care Pathway. Holding the patient far forward for longer and closing the gap when the MEDEVAC pathway opens up
Brigadier General (s) Kathleen M. Flarity, Mobilisation Assistant to the Command Surgeon at HQ Air Mobility Command

Brigadier General (s) Kathleen M. Flarity

Mobilisation Assistant to the Command Surgeon
HQ Air Mobility Command

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Q&A SESSION: LINKING UP THE OPERATIONAL PATIENT CARE PATHWAY

  • What factors prevent a more seamless integration between pre-evacuation and in-transit care? 
  • Is enhancing the delivery of clinical care in the air a realistic goal in the context of multi-domain operations in the contested environment? 
  • How will fresh approaches to pre-evacuation care affect the MEDEVAC requirement?

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE