Freddy K. Lippert, Congress Chair
Freddy K. Lippert, MD, Associate Professor, FERC, is CEO of the Emergency Medical Services in Copenhagen, Denmark. The EMS Copenhagen covers a population of 1.7 million, i.e. one third of the Danish population. The EMS Copenhagen includes the following: Emergency Medical Dispatch, ambulance services including physician manned mobile critical care units, psychiatric mobile unit, a medical hotline 24/7, responsibility and coordination of medical preparedness on behalf of all hospitals in the Capital Region.
Freddy Lippert has served as board member of the European Resuscitation Council and as General Assembly member for many years, and is a founding member of the European Trauma Course.
Freddy Lippert is chair of the regional Resuscitation Committee in Copenhagen, covering the Emergency Medical Services and five hospitals. Freddy is an associate professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
Freddy Lippert has more than twenty years of experience in resuscitation, trauma care and emergency care as a physician and has published more than one hundred scientific papers and contributions to books.
Founding member of the Global Resuscitation Council and the EMS Leadership Network in Europe.
Bernd Böttiger is an anaesthesiologist and intensivist, and is the Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne.
Bernd Böttiger served on the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) as a member from 1998 until 2008, as Chairman until 2012, and as Director Science and Research since 2013. Furthermore Bernd Böttiger is Chairman of the German Resuscitation Council (GRC) and Board Member of DGAI and DIVI.
Bernd Böttiger is specialized in emergency medicine and his research focus is resuscitation, especially by-stander CPR and cerebral reperfusion.
Doris Østergaard, is Professor in Medical Education and Simulation, and Head of the Regional Simulation Center, CAMES – Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, in the Capital Region of Denmark. The activities in CAMES are mainly related to postgraduate training for health professionals at a national, regional or hospital level. The focus of the program is on individuals or teams, e.g. the trauma – or cardiac arrest team. The learning objectives cover both medical expertise and non-technical skills. The number of participants amount to approximately 15.000 per year. CAMES are famous for their national and international simulation instructor courses, run in collaboration with other European Centres (EuSim courses).
Doris is an anesthesiologist with a special interest in education. Doris works full time with medical education and simulation based training. Doris has a Master in Medical Education and the last 15 years her research activities has been related to the link between patient safety, simulation based training and emergency situations. .She is supervising several ph.d. projects within these fields. She is an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Anesthesiology.
Doris is a member of the Educational Board of the Danish Society for Anesthesia and Intensive Care and is responsible for the national training program for specialist training in anesthesia. Doris is the past President of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM).
Douglas Chamberlain has been a leading international figur in the world of cardiac emergencies and resuscitation for the past 40 years. In each decade since the 1960s he has introduced something unique and valuable to the field of resuscitation and indeed, though now in his mid 80s, continues to do so with apparent remarkable ease.
His contributions range from studying the early beta blocking drugs to pre-hospital care, from dual chamber cardiac pacing to the clinical introduction of automated external defibrillators, from the principles of education and training to the ethics of research and the history of resuscitation.
Doctor Fionna Moore is Chief Executive Officer of the London Ambulance Service, which is the largest public ambulance service in Europe. Joining the Service in 1998 as the first Medical Director Fionna has worked closely with the Service with responsibility for Clinical Governance, Clinical Audit and Research, and the Service’s Cardiac and Trauma Care strategies.
Fionna has been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine since 1985, holding appointments at University College Hospital, the John Radcliffe in Oxford and most recently Imperial College Healthcare Trust. She is an Honorary Consultant to London’s Air Ambulance
Fionna was appointed to Healthcare for London’s Clinical Advisory Group in 2007 and was London’s first Trauma Director from 2009. She is a member of the London Clinical Senate and the National Clinical Reference Group for Major Trauma.
Fionna developed and implemented London’s Major Trauma System 2009-2013. She has an unparalleled experience in major incidents and planned events in London from 1988 and she is recognised internationally for improving pre hospital care (Gathering of Eagles award 2015)
Fionnas particular interests are pre-hospital care, trauma, resuscitation and the management of ill and injured children.
Hans Morten Lossius
Hans Morten Lossius is Professor, MD PhD, specialist in anaesthesiology and intensivist. In the period of 2006 until 2015 Hans Morten was responsible for developing the Research and Development activities in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation.
Hans Lossius has been a driving force and a main supervisor in developing internationally published and implemented templates for documenting and reporting in several areas within Emergency Medicine. Together with his research group, he has developed and published a modified nominal group technique method for developing such templates.
Hans Morten Lossius initiated and supervised the Scandinavian phd-project “Scandinavian physician-staffed emergency medical services: Concept, epidemiology and documentation development”, which was fulfilled ultimo 2013.
Professor Hideharu Tanaka, M.D., Ph D., is a Director and Chairman of EMS system, Graduate School of Kokushikan, University. He is also Appointed President of the Asian Association of EMS: AAEMS (2015-2017), All Japan Paramedic education Association(JESA)2016-2018, Committee member of National Resuscitation Council, PAD Council of Ministry of Health Welfare and Labour, Board member of Japan Emergency Medical Society.
James Ward has been Medical Director of the Scottish Ambulance Service since January 2014. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1987 and subsequently trained as a GP, working in practice for 18 years and being elected a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs in 2006. He moved into full time medical management in 2009 as Medical Director of NHS Western Isles.
Since joining Scottish Ambulance Service his interests have extended to include the organisation of prehospital emergency care. He chaired the scoping group that developed Scotland’s Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy, launched in 2015.
Overton serves as the Chair of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, the organization charged with setting standards, establishing curriculum, and conducting research for public safety dispatch worldwide.
Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA), Richmond, Virginia, for 18 years and had overall responsibility for the EMS system. Jerry also served as the Chief Executive of the Kansas City, Missouri, EMS system. In addition, he provides technical assistance throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including the design of an implementation plan for an Emergency Medical Transport program in Central Bosnia – Hercegovina during the war. Most recently, he conducted an EMS assessment for the country of Lebanon.
Jerry is the Past President of the American Ambulance Association, was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the U. S. Health System, and is the Treasurer for the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He serves on the editorial boards of two leading prehospital care journals and has received numerous recognitions.
As an expert in EMS system design and deployment strategies, Jerry was named one of the 20 most influential leaders in EMS by JEMS magazine.
Kate Cantwell is an Intensive Care Parame 20 years’ experience from Melbourne, Australia. In addition to her on-road position she serves on the Medical Advisory Committee for Ambulance Victoria.
Her academic interest is in pre-hospital epidemiology. She has a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Melbourne and has just completed a PhD in the epidemiology of ambulance demand through Monash University.
Kate is also the Chair of the Scientific Committee for Paramedics Australasia which, through its annual conference, aims to promote a research culture among paramedics.
Lars S. Rasmussen
Lars S. Rasmussen, is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Consultant in Anaesthesia, Department of Anaesthesia, Center of Head and Orthopaedics, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
His Ph.D. and doctoral thesis were focusing on long-term effects of anaesthesia on brain function but in recent years, his research has increasingly been dealing with resuscitation and trauma.
Lars S Rasmussen has published more than 200 articles and he has authored numerous book chapters on anaesthesia and emergency medicine. He has been the supervisor of 16 Ph.D.-projects and he has served on the editorial board for Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica for more than 10 years. Since 2009 he has been the Editor-in-Chief of that journal.
Professor Marcus Ong is a Senior Consultant, Director of Research, and Clinician Scientist, at the Department of Emergency Medicine at Singapore General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor at Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School and a consultant for the Hospital Services Division at Singapore’s Ministry of Health.
Marcus Ong has been actively involved in research, education and clinical services for more than 10 years. His research studies focus predominantly on pre-hospital emergency care, medical devices, and health services research. His research has addressed issues such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), improving ambulance deployment, acute myocardial infarction, etc. Marcus Ong has published over 100 papers in international and local peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Resuscitation, Annals of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Singapore Medical Journal, Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore etc.
Marcus has also patented an invention using Heart Rate Variability for risk prediction of acutely ill patients. The invention was recently award a licensing fee of $50,000 by a commercial company. The technology is currently being developed into bedside triage devices, that can help in risk stratification of critically ill patients.
Paul Gowens is currently a Health Foundation, Generation Q, Leadership Fellow.
Paul Gowens has over twenty years of experience within the Scottish Ambulance
Service, and has had a number og external leadership roles as Scottish council member for the College of Paramedics (UK). Paul Gowens also sits on the Allied Health Professionals Federation Scotland Board, Paul Gowens is also a director for the British Association of Immediate Medical Care Schemes (Scotland) and is a member of the Scottish Trauma Audit Group.
Sang Do Shin
Sang Do Shin is a professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Seoul National University College of medicine and Hospital, and is a medical director of the Seoul Metropolitan Fire Department. He has served as a past-Chairman of Asian Emergency Medicial Service Council (AEMSC) and as Co-Chair of Pan-Asian Trauma Outcomes Study Research Network. He has published many articles on Emergency Medical Services Medicine, Trauma, Disaster Medicine and Resuscitation Science.
Sang Do Shin has conducted nationwide projects on emergency medical service-assessed cardiac arrest and severe trauma since 2006. Furthermore, he has conducted projects in development of national emergency care systems in Korea.
Associate Professor Tony Walker ASM is Chief Executive Officer of Ambulance Victoria, an organisation responsible for the provision of ambulance services for the State of Victoria, Australia. Tony Walker is a qualified Intensive Care Paramedic with over 30 years’ experience working in a range of senior clinical governance, education and operational roles. He holds postgraduate qualifications in management and education and is an adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Health and Biomedicine at Victoria University.
Tony Walker is a Fellow of Paramedics Australasia, past Chair of the Australian Resuscitation Council (Victorian Branch) and is on the Executive of the Global Resuscitation Alliance. He is published in an extensive range of literature relating to advancements in paramedic care and has been involved in research into pre-hospital thrombolysis, cardiac arrest, pain relief and pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation for traumatic brain injury.
Torben Wisborg is a professor of anaesthesia at the University of Tromsø, Northern Norway and a consultant anaesthetist at Hammerfest Hospital, the world’s northernmost hospital.
Torben Wisborg is Director of the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Trauma in Oslo. Torben Wisborg graduated from the University of Copenhagen and has a PhD in trauma team training, based on ten years of experience with the training of trauma teams in Norway and northern Iraq. His main research interest are trauma systems, trauma epidemiology, trauma teams and trauma team training. Torben Wisborg is Associate Editor of Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavia.
Stefan Poloczek has been Medical Director of the Emergeny Medical Services in Berlin since 2011. Prior to this and during medical studies, he worked as an EMT.Stefan Poloczek is an anaesthesiologist and emergency physician and has extensive practical experience in the field of Emergency Medical Services.
Stefan Poloczek holds a Masters degree in Public Health from 2003, with a thesis about the correlation between socioeconomic factors and the utilisation of EMS.
Stefan Poloczek has worked in management of ADAC Air Rescue, a big HEMS operator, for several years and as head of the division for Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine and Emergency Preparedness in Health Care in the State Ministry of Health in Berlin. While undertaking this function, Stefan Polczek also acted as Head for the H1N1 pandemic task force. In 2011 he returned to Emergency Medical Services, where he was responsible for a system performing around 400.000 missions per year.