Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 “Innovation in Trauma” – Face to Face (Jury’s Inn hotel, Oxford)


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Pre-Conference CPD-Accredited Course

“Surgical and Emergency Skills in Trauma” Course: The Exsanguinating Polytrauma Patient

We are thrilled to invite trainees/juniors/AHPs/students to take part in our exciting CPD Accredited pre-conference course on 22nd November. Chaired by Prof Pallister.
It promises to be a fast-paced essential knowledge course, and has been matched to JCST and RCEM Curricula to ensure it covers essential knowledge.
There are significant discounts available by signing up to the full 3 days, but places on the course are limited, so make sure you secure your place fast!

Workshop 1. Pelvic haemmorhage – External Fixator application, Junctional trauma, Proximal vascular control

Workshop 2. ED Damage Control – The resuscitative thoracotomy and human factors in trauma resus

Workshop 3. USS masterclass eFAST and USS access in trauma

Workshop 4. Torso Trauma – REBOA, Trauma laparotomy, Surgical team skills


We have had some further queries about our exciting pre-conference SEST course (Surgical and Emergency Skills in Trauma) –

We would like to confirm that the course is OPEN TO ALL non-consultants…

This includes all juniors/trainees, whether you are in an official training programme or not (ie. all FYs, SHOs, Fellows, SPRs, SAS doctors, and any other grades below consultant level) – we would love to see you there!

We are also happy to invite allied healthcare professionals who work with trauma, and any particularly motivated senior medical students.


Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 “Innovation in Trauma” – Face to Face (Jury’s Inn hotel, Oxford)

This year promises to be another exciting conference, on the theme of ‘Innovation in Trauma’ with a stellar line-up of keynote speakers already confirmed – see below:

Keynote Speaker Line-up (See further down for full info):

  • Nelson Olim (WHO head of simulation and the MCM programme) and Harald Veen (WHO MCM Europe) – Development of WHO academy, creating global Mass casualty programme
  • Prof Pallister – High fidelity trauma simulation advances
  • Major Max Marsden – AI in trauma
  • Mr Mark Wilson – Update in the field of Neurosurgery in Trauma
  • Mr Martin Griffiths – Violence reduction lead NHS England – Recent advances and innovative practice
  • Dr Steve Bush – Beyond ATLS, future views and ETC
  • Professor Matthew Costa – An update on key orthopaedic research and what it has changed.


It promises to be an exciting, educational three days, together with the aforementioned action packed pre-conference workshop focusing on the delivery of life-saving and limb saving techniques, equipment and surgery. The workshop instructors are experienced trauma clinicians, regularly involved in acute polytrauma management using the latest knowledge in the field:

Morning session: Code RED cases: When, What, Who and How

Afternoon session: Three breakout rooms: pre-hospital, emergency room and theatres, for you to deliver what your patient needs, REBOA, Massive haemorrhage rapid transfusion, ED Thoracoctomy, Ex-FIX, Pelvic packing and more…


President’s Address

Dear Colleagues

It is sunny and warm outside yet, here I am writing this. Why, because I am really excited to invite you to the annual scientific meeting of the British Trauma Society 2022 as we are back on track to face-face meeting after two years of Covid with cancellation one year and a virtual meeting last year.

I also wanted to refresh a few essential points.

We are a multidisciplinary society with the aim of bringing together all the disciplines in the care of the injured patient from “road-side to recovery”. From pre-hospital care to accident and emergency, neurosurgery, orthopaedic trauma, thoracic trauma, general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery to rehabilitation.

The framework for the two days of the annual scientific meeting consists of oral presentations from you, keynote talks from invited “world-class” guest faculty, poster presentations, trade presentations, an annual general meeting of the society but above all this an exciting time meeting lots of like-minded people and net-working.

So what are you waiting for? Come to the meeting and present your work provided it is trauma related as I have indicated above. We are a friendly society and appreciate all the hard work you do in preparing and presenting your work. Chairing of the sessions is by BTS committee and the guest faculty so you get a good feedback.

Whether you are a consultant, a trainee, a staff member, a medical student, or a member of allied health professionals, you are all welcome to attend the meeting and to present your work. Hurry, as time is short (closing date 31st July 2022) as we wish to give you sufficient time to sort out your work schedule.

To enhance our meeting every year we have a theme and this year it is “Innovation in trauma”. The latest, the best that there is in managing trauma and saving lives and presented by the guest faculty. These include Nelson Olim (WHO head of simulation and the MCM programme), Herald Veen (WHO MCM Europe) WHO academy, creating global mass casualty programme, Professor Ian Pallister-high fidelity simulation, Major Max Marsden on artificial intelligence in trauma, Mark Wilson, neurosurgeon on the current status of cervical collars, Martin Griffiths on violence reduction lead NHS England and Steve Bush on beyond ATLS, future views.

There is something for everyone. There are generous prizes for oral and poster presentations, including a prize for the best medical student presentation. There is also a prize for the best candidate interaction with trade.

Mark my words. You will have an unique experience. I look forward to seeing you there!


Ansar Mahmood

President of British Trauma Society 30th June 2022

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British Trauma Society ASM Oxford 23-24 November 2022 – Keynote Speakers

Dr Nelson Olim

Talk: “Development of WHO Academy, creating Global Mass Casualty programme”

Dr Olim graduated from the University of Lisbon before pursuing General Surgery training. Dr Olim has been on numerous missions including: Indonesia, East Timor, Kosovo, South Sudan. He is a navy medical officer and the former field hospital medical coordinator of the Portuguese Civil Protection. He has served as a Senior Surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross and is currently the head of simulation learning for the World Health Organization Academy.
Dr Harald Veen

Talk: “Development of WHO Academy, creating Global Mass Casualty programme”

Dr Veen, born in Holland and trained in General, Vascular and Trauma Surgery. He has served as the Chief Surgeon of the International Committee of the Red Cross for which he was responsible for all the surgical programs of the organization. He has been on over 30 medical missions in war zones around the world. He currently serves as a consultant to the World Health Organisation providing input into the emergency medical team project of the WHO.
Professor Ian Pallister

Talk: “High fidelity trauma simulation advances”

Prof Pallister is a clinical academic trauma surgeon, his interest in trauma surgery began as medical student in student in Thailand in 1987. This was consolidated working at the Birmingham Accident Hospital. After Trauma Surgery Fellowships in Denver and Oxford, and completion of an MD researching the inflammatory response to major trauma, he started work in Swansea, initially as Senior Lecturer, becoming Professor in 2012.His clinical work focuses on major trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and Ortho-Plastic reconstruction of complex limb injuries. Recovery from these injuries and major trauma remain his main research interests. Professor Pallister is also heavily involved in education, helped establish the Damage Control Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Course and is President of AOUK&I.
Major Max Marsden

Talk: “AI in trauma”

Major Marsden trained at Imperial College London . He was commissioned into the British Army while at medical school and deployed as a General Duties Medical Officer to Afghanistan in 2012. In Afghanistan he realized he wanted to pursue a career looking after the injured patient. After obtaining a training number in General Surgery he took three years out of programme for research at the Centre for Trauma Sciences.

He has completed his PhD which examines the impact of a machine learning system on effective decision making in pre-hospital trauma. The research was conducted with the London’s Air Ambulance and several Major Trauma Centres. His clinical interests include the management of haemorrhage and blood replacement.

Professor Mark Wilson

Talk: “Update in the field of Neurosurgery in Trauma”

Prof Wilson is dual qualified in Neurosurgery and Pre-Hospital Care. Professor Wilsons specialist areas include acute brain injury (mostly traumatic brain injury) and its very early management. His main research uses hypoxia as a model of brain injury in order to improve our understanding of basic physiological principals and subsequently its use in the intensive care setting. He has worked extensively overseas (India, Nepal, South Africa, Australia, a researcher for NASA and as an expedition doctor on Arctic and Everest expeditions).
Mr Martin Griffiths

Talk: “Recent advances and innovative practice”

Mr Griffiths is a consultant Trauma and Vascular Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, he is the first clinical director for violence reduction. Mr Griffiths has spent over 15 years as an influential advocate for violence control, including visiting schools to warn pupils of the dangers of knife and gun crime. Mr Griffiths is passionate about medical education and teaches undergraduates at both Barts and the London and Brighton University.
Dr Steven Bush

Talk: “Beyond ATLS, future views and ETC”

Dr Bush graduated from Oxford University and the Royal London Medical School before pursuing Emergency Medicine. Dr Bush is a consultant in Emergency Medicine working at Leeds Teaching Hospital. He is the medical director for operations unplanned care chair of the ATLS European association. He has loved teaching ever since his days as a camp counselor. His favourite part of the job is meeting new people, all of whom have a shared desire to find new ways to care for patients.


Dr. Bush represented the United Kingdom in Archery at the European Student Games. He also is an avid X-Box gamer. His career has rubbed off on his children, as his son attends his alma mater Oxford University, and his daughter is currently in medical school.

Professor Matthew Costa

 Talk: “Update on key orthopaedic research and what it has changed”

Prof Costa was appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Oxford in 2015. He was previously Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics at University of Warwick. Matt is also Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.


Matt’s research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal interventions and he is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies supported by grants from the UK National Institute of Health Research. His work has been cited widely, and informs many guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).






We have kindly been sponsored by numerous industry partners, whose support has been invaluable in allowing us to hold our meeting.




We are also thrilled to invite any further members of trade who would be interested in sponsoring the event, and given a perfect opportunity to network with an engaged group of multispecialty surgical and medical doctors, and attach the TRADE BROCHURE at the bottom of this page for you to download.


BTS 2022 TRADE BROCHURE – Sponsors Pack


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