Trauma Innovation


Trauma Innovation

Defence medicine remains at the forefront of Trauma Innovation, continuing in prevention and treatment of critical injury, with proven exceptional outcomes on recent campaigns. However, the tempo of campaigns has slowed down, but this has not affected the UK Defence Medical Services from continuing its extensive research into conflict medicine. Trauma Innovation 2017 looked at how we can think outside the box, and translate interventions /lessons learnt into the far forward environment and to implement early into military care those active areas of research where military and civilian emergency care medicine continue to develop ground breaking research.

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Technologies and Treatment

There is a predisposition to limit all medical interventions to locations where there are optimal facilities, and an abundance of resources.  Unfortunately, conflict and humanitarian operations rarely have this luxury. This conference looked at the immediate horizon to establish what technologies and treatment modalities are available and are we able to break the mould of conventional thinking and apply these in a different location or different clinical context.

Delegates interacted with an internationally renowned faculty, all of whom are world leaders in their discipline.

Primary Themes

Future Far Forward Interventions

To optimally care for patients, it is vital to have a sound understanding of the relevant disease process.  The same can be stated for trauma; it is vital to understand wounding mechanisms so that we can pre-emptively mitigate against the injury occurring, and if injury has occurred to provide the optimum modality to treat.

Haemorrhage Cessation

Optimum care should not be limited by geography, and in some cases lifesaving care must be given at the point of wounding.  This session looks to the near future, where novel technologies and changes in mentality will allow for prevention of injury or earlier interventions.

Future of Military Trauma Care

The debate about the optimal blood product resuscitative strategy continues.  Current evidence will be evaluated in the management of coagulopathy and trauma in a severely injured with a look towards future trauma innovations/haemostatic resuscitation and physiological suspended animation.

Disrupting the Coagulopathy

Tranexamic Acid remains an important topic of discussion.  Professor Ian Roberts is the principal investigator of the CRASH trials which have shaped the management of trauma coagulopathy.  His current focus is the conduct of large scale trials of tranexamic acid in the management of acute severe bleeding.

Trauma Innovation 2016

  • “DSEI is a landmark event presenting to the world the excellence of the UK defence and security businesses. We expect to welcome high level international delegations to take part in meetings with our strategic partners. For us in government it is hugely important, an important showcase, a stage for diplomacy, a platform for the international engagement. We are really looking forward to DSEI in September 2017.”
    Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • “I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.”
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • “I much look forward to DSEI 17. We intend to build on the very positive experience of DSEI 15 as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment”
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the General Staff
    British Army
  • "DSEI 2015 was the ideal occasion for the Royal Navy to demonstrate its ambition to lead and win through technological innovation. The opportunity to meet with so many partners from academia, industry and overseas at DSEI is, as always, a really useful component of our engagement with the vital partners through whom we seek to deliver this innovation."
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • "DSEI 17 will offer Joint Forces Command the opportunity to report on our plans for the future, in particular on operationalising our Warfare In The Information Age concept. I am looking forward to it."
    General Sir Chris Deverell Commander Joint Forces Command
  • "DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .”
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • “DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.”
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament


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