07 - 09 April, 2020 | London, UK

Conference Day Three

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

9:10 am - 9:50 am OPENING KEYNOTE: AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION ON FUTURE OPERATIONS - COPING WITH THE CONTESTED THEATRE

  • Supporting readiness for the USAF's medical resources ahead of future operations in a contested theatre
  • Keeping MEDEVAC capability flexible enough to cope with disruptions to the patient care pathway. Stabilising and treating forward when MEDEVAC falls short
  • Using airborne platforms to bring forward the delivery of clinical care
Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs, Command Surgeon at HQ Air Combat Command

Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs

Command Surgeon
HQ Air Combat Command

9:50 am - 10:30 am MEDEVAC IN THE COMBINED, JOINT SPACE – A BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE

  • Delivering MEDEVAC capability for joint force operations in a multi-domain environment
  • Carving a role for the commercial sector to support joint MEDEVAC. Outsourcing to drive up available capacity
  • Re-generating capacity when MEDEVAC is limited or unavailable
  • Improving interoperability for future multinational operations

10:30 am - 11:10 am FROM THEATRE TO HOSPITAL – THE FRENCH APPROACH

  • Delivering the highest possible level of availability for aeromedical evacuation platforms
  • Making best use of MEDEVAC platforms in the future deployed environment. Overcoming shortfalls in capability and an absence of air superiority
  • Integrating the care pathway on-board. Ensuring efficient transition from battlefield to aircraft to hospital
Confirmed Representative, Operational Medical Branch at French Armed Forces

Confirmed Representative

Operational Medical Branch
French Armed Forces

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:20 pm CONTINUING CLINICAL CARE IN THE AIR: EXPERIENCES FROM THE ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE

  • Integrating an Army Surgical Team with the Royal Danish Air Force's Intensive Care Unit Module to increase available surgical resource for an airborne platform
  • Updating the onboard care modules to permit damage control surgery to be carried out in transit. Defining the capabilities necessary to support airborne surgery
  • Setting a threshold for operating in the air. Should airborne surgery only be carried out as a last resort?

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm TREATING AND EVACUATING CASUALTIES FROM THE MARITIME THEATRE

  • Delivering a high standard of pre-hospital care in the maritime environment
  • Integrating aeromedical evacuation as a core component of combat casualty care
  • Preparing casualties for evacuation in the maritime theatre, and supporting clinical care in the air
Captain Andrea Tamburelli Lanzara, Medical Advisor & Fleet Surgeon at Italian Fleet Command (Subject to Final Confirmation)

Captain Andrea Tamburelli Lanzara

Medical Advisor & Fleet Surgeon
Italian Fleet Command (Subject to Final Confirmation)

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PROVISION OF CLINICAL CARE IN THE AIR

  • Continuing the delivery of clinical care in the air – integrating care nodes
  • Supporting a smooth transition from pre-evacuation to in-transit care at a technical and tactical level
  • Overcoming barriers to certification – ensuring the consistent availability of clinical capability across the continuum of care
  • How will the demands of the future operating environment impact the ability of the joint force to conduct MEDEVAC? 
  • In a theatre where air superiority cannot be guaranteed and where MEDEVAC is limited, how can future deployed forces re-generate capacity and close gaps in the Operational Patient Care Pathway? Will we head back to MEDEVAC by land?
  • Where can innovation support the enhanced delivery of clinical care in the air?
  • What can be done to overcome barriers to force interoperability?
Captain Andrea Tamburelli Lanzara, Medical Advisor & Fleet Surgeon at Italian Fleet Command (Subject to Final Confirmation)

Captain Andrea Tamburelli Lanzara

Medical Advisor & Fleet Surgeon
Italian Fleet Command (Subject to Final Confirmation)

Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs, Command Surgeon at HQ Air Combat Command

Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs

Command Surgeon
HQ Air Combat Command

Confirmed Representative, Operational Medical Branch at French Armed Forces

Confirmed Representative

Operational Medical Branch
French Armed Forces

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE