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Battlefield Healthcare

11 February, 2013 - 12 February, 2013, London, United Kingdom

SMi is pleased to present Battlefield Healthcare

This Inaugural event will take place in London on the 11th-12th February 2013 and will aim to address and review key developments within the combat casualty care arena,mapping the extensive journey from injury right through to recovery and rehabilitation. Hear from leading experts from the Military Healthcare Field on the current obstacles, solutions and their requirements for further procurement into medical systems and technologies. The event will seek to facilitate discussion around the issues of dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how to encourage veterans to seek help and assistance as well as reviewing the current framework and support in addressing reintegration of veterans back into society.

Topics that will be addressed at the 2013 conference include

  • Mental health within the armed forces- addressing PSTD and efforts in screening to identify
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries detection and screening and the significance of HBOT Technology
  • Training and Simulation - NATO Military Medical Centre of Excellence
  • Medical military equipment capability requirements
  • What can we learn from Operations in Afghanistan and other case studies
  • Research and development into Clinical Drugs for frontline Casualties and understanding the significance of effective transportation of these
  • Improvement in standardised training across global military medical arena
  • Ways to improve first response to traumatic head injuries on the frontline
  • Leading Technological developments and research programmes

Benefits of Attending

The event will exhibit a number of key speakers and commanding officers, medics who have served in aiding frontline casualties alongside presentations provided by representatives from NATO Military Medical Centre of Excellence. In addition to this, key NHS speakers highlight the significance of detecting and treating veterans who have suffered from blast injuries to avoid dormant symptoms of TBI progressing further. Finally, the conference will also feature a panel discussion on attitudes toward mental health within the armed forces as well as reviewing the effectiveness of support systems in place to help veterans struggling from PSTD and to stop the rise of veterans struggling with PSTD


  • Bruce Matthew, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Hull and East Riding Hospital
  • Colonel Sharon McDowell, Commander, 201 Field Hospitcal
  • David Gaunt, Accident and Emergency Consultant, Watford General Hospital
  • David Foster, Design Partnership Team, Cambridge Design Partnership
  • Dr. Pieter Bothma, Consultant, James Paget Hospital NHS Trust
  • Gary Cameron, Veterans Support Officer, Norcare Veterans Centre
  • Jasna Grkovic, Head of The Day Hospital Unit, Regional Pychotrauma Center
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Meijering, Deputy Chief of Training, NATO Centre of Excellence Military Medicine
  • Luciano Accogli, Project Officer Medical, European Defence Agency
  • Major General Alan Hawley (ret), Professor of Disaster Management, University Of Glamorgan
  • Matthew Williams, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Cambridge Design Partnership
  • Nicky Murdoch, Cheif Exceutive, Defence Medical Welfare Service
  • Paul Mcleod, Director of Corperate Services, Defence Medical Welfare Service
  • Tanja FRANCISKOVIC, Prof.of Psychiatry,Head of Department School of medicine, Regional Pychotrauma Center
  • Wayne Johnston, Founder and Head of Operations, Wounded Warriors
  • Yoram Eshel, Director, Global (International) Shipping & Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical
  • David Richmond CBE, COO Tedworth House and H4H Defence Recovery Officer, Help for Heroes
  • Lauri Korgvee PhD, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Estonian National Defence College

Who Should Attend

Battlefield Healthcare Conference aims to attract a vast range of the follwing Military and Industrial attendees:

  • Surgeon General
  • Trauma Surgeon
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • GP
  • Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technical/Combat Medical Technician
  • Trauma Nurse
  • Radiologist
  • Instructor
  • Professor
  • Neurologist
  • Medical Officer
  • Anaesthetist
  • Pain Specialist
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Director of Medicine
  • Burns Specialist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Head of Research and Development
  • Medic
  • Aviation Medical Specialist
  • Flight Paramedic
  • A&E/ER Doctor
  • Resident
  • Head of Training
  • Cold Chain Distribution Director
  • Drug transportation manager
  • Defence Logistics
  • Accident and emergency consultant
  • Medical directors
  • Project officer Medical
  • Adenovirus Vaccine Project Manager
  • Commander of Operations
  • Head of medical material
  • Head of medical logistics
  • Chief of Support operations
  • Intensive care Consultants
  • Medical deployment
  • Anesthesia consultant
  • Med evacuation
  • Wounded warrior programme manager
  • Head of nuclear medicine
  • Head of TBI research
  • Operational medicine expert
  • Medical Defence Consultant
  • Medical Squadron leader


The Copthorne Tara Hotel, London Kensington
Scarsdale Place
London, W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Event details

SMi Defence
11 February, 2013
12 February, 2013
The Copthorne Tara Hotel
United Kingdom


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