|Speakers and faculty members|
|A.J. Heightmann, US, @AJHeightman|
|A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, is the editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and Conference Chair of the International JEMS/EMS Today Conference and Exposition. Prior to his position at JEMS, A.J. was EMS Director for a large EMS office in the United States that serves 110 different ambulance districts and a regional advanced MEDCOM communications system. He then went on to serve as Operations Director for a large ambulance system in Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and received his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Lehigh University.|
|Amanda Mansfield, United Kingdom|
|Amanda Mansfield BSc (Hons), MSc, PGDip, PGCert in Supervision of Midwives, RN, RM, FPOS
I have worked as a Consultant Midwife for the past 14 years leading service improvement in all maternity settings and have a passion for pre-hospital maternity care. I work for the London Ambulance Service three days a week and have established multidisciplinary training with midwives and ambulance clinicians across London. I am committed to team working to promote safety in care delivery and the improvement of outcomes. I represent the Royal College of Midwives on the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee, and am an instructor on the Pre Hospital Obstetric Emergencies training course. I love the outdoors and participate in open water swimming, triathlon and diving.
|Anne Kristine Bergem, Norway|
|Anne Kristine Bergem is MD from the University of Oslo 1997. She became a specialist in clinical psychiatry in 2006. She is educated in assessment of violence from molde College in 2007. Grouptherapist from Institute of Group Analysis in Oslo in 2008 and Executive Master of Management from BI, the Norweigan School of Management in 2012.|
|Anne Lippert, Denmark, @annlip01|
|Anne Lippert, MD, FERC, is Deputy Director of the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), a position, which she has held full-time for the last 8 years. She is trained as a specialist in anaesthesiology with subspecialty in Intensive Care Medicine. Anne has been involved with simulation training for more than 18 years and has been part of the development of the current largest institute for simulation in Denmark. Anne Lippert holds a Certificate in Health Professions Education from the University of Dundee (2010). Anne has worked with Rapid Response Systems for many years and has been the author of Guidelines for the introduction of RRS in Denmark as well as a member of the Regional board for RRS and is a member of the board in iSRRS and head of the meeting committee.|
|Beate Nilsen, Norway|
|Bernd Böttiger, Germany|
|Professor Bernd Böttiger
Born in 1958, he is Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne. Furthermore, he is Chairman of the German Resuscitation Council (GRC) and board member of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI). He is working for the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) since 2008, initially as Chairman and since 2013 as Director Science and Research. Since 2014 He is member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and since 2015 he is board member of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI). He is specialized in emergency medicine and his research focus is resuscitation, especially bystander CPR and cerebral reperfusion.
|Briony Sloper, United Kingdom|
|Briony has worked for the London Ambulance Service since 2014 as the Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality. She is responsible for patient experience and engagement, complaints, frequent callers, safeguarding, infection prevention and control, end of life care and mental health as well as leading the on-going development of the role of nursing across the Trust.
Prior to joining the Ambulance Service Briony spent ten years as the Head of Trauma, Emergency and Urgent Care at one of London’s busiest Emergency Departments.
She has extensive experience of working strategically at local, regional and national levels and has a particular interest and skill set in leading service improvement, partnership working and the development of innovative service delivery models.
|David Whitmore, United Kingdom|
|Mr. David S Whitmore QAM, FIMC RCSEd
London Ambulance Service (LAS) 1980 – 2017. Various senior appointments within LAS Education and Training Department.
Head of Education and Development for West Country Ambulance Services NHS Trust from 2000 to 2002. Returned to LAS in 2002. Co-Vice Chairman of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Wide ranging operational experience sadly covering terrorist incidents, rail disasters, major fires and civil disturbances. However this is tempered with seeing significant developments in the ambulance profession and having had the privilege of being a part of some of those developments. Is a member of Derby Mountain Rescue Team operating in the Peak District National Park.
|Doris Østergaard, Denmark, @DorisØstergaard|
|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.|
|Douglas Chamberlain, United Kingdom|
|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.|
|Erika Frischknecht Christensen|
|Erika Frischknecht Christensen, MD, Professor is the head of Prehospital and Emergency Research Center in Aalborg University. Besides much experience with research, Erika has been involved in establishing Danish HEMS, emergency medical dispatch, 'doc-cars', and the Trauma center in Aarhus. 2001-2014 Erika was medical director of the EMS in Aarhus County and the Central Denmark Region.|
|Federico Semeraro, Italy|
|President Italian Resuscitation Council, Fellowship European Resuscitation Council, EuReCa One National Coordinator for Italy, Kids save lives Project Leader, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Area of interest: Post Resuscitation Care, Cardiac Arrest Data Registry, Innovation technology applied to Medical Training, Cardiac Arrest Awareness campaign for general population, High fidelity Simulation and Virtual reality training, Relive and A breathtaking picnic Project coordinator.|
Fionna Moore, UK, @LondAmCEO
|DR 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|
Freddy K. Lippert, Denmark, @FreddyLippert
|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.|
|Fredrik Folke, Denmark|
|Fredrik Folke is Associate Professor and Head of Research at the EMS Copenhagen, Denmark, with focus on prehospital emergency care, out- of-hospital cardiac arrest, public access defibrilation, and acute cardiac care. He has worked with epidemiology for more than a decade with a special focus on cardiac arrest and resuscitation. Besides reasearch, Fredrik is working as a senior cardiologist at Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Denmark.|
|Göran Hedenstierna, Sweden|
|Senior professor in clinical physiology, former head of departments of clinical physiology and of nuclear medicine, University hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. Research on cardiopulmonary function, in particular:
-atelectasis and gas exchange during anesthesia
-new ventilatory modes in intensive care
-effects of endogenous and inhaled Nitric Oxide
-airway edema and gas exchange in asthma
-mechanisms of steroid resistance
-lung and abdominal edema in experimental ARDS
-airway edema and gas exchange in asthma
-mechanisms of steroid resistance.
Publications: approx. 500 scientific papers in Pubmed
Opponent of approx. 40 dissertations
Supervisor of 69 Ph.D. students with finished doctoral theses
|Hans Morten Lossius, Norway
|Hans Morten Lossius is Professor - MD PhD, specialist in anaesthesiology and intensivist. In the period from 2006 to 2015 Hans Morten was responsible for building up the Research and Development in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. Prof 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. Lossius initiated and supervised the Scandinavian phd-project “Scandinavian physician-staffed emergency medical services: Concept, epidemiology and documentation development”, which was fulfilled ultimo 2013. Prof Lossius has supervised projects testing the validity and reliability of such templates, and is currently involved in projects developing quality indicators both with the FinnHEMS, the Norwegian Air Ambulance, London’s Air Ambulance, and on a European level.|
|Hideharu Tanaka, Japan, @HideharuTanaka|
|Prof Hideharu Tanaka, M.D., Ph D., is a Professor, Director and Chairman of EMS system, Graduate School of Kokushikan, University. And researched Scientist, Disaster prevention, EMS and rescue institute of Kokushikan University. He is also Appointed President of Aisian 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. His academic carrior include a medical degree from the Kyorin University of Tokyo in 1983. He completed his Doctor degree in Kyorin University graduate school of medicine/ EMSP fellowships in Tokyo Emergency medical Services (Tokyo EMS) and Attending as Medical director for Pre-hospital care in Tokyo Metropolitan Government. He obtained his Emergency physician board certification in emergency medicine in Kyorin university level 1 Trauma, Burn and CCM. Thereafter, He spend two year training as research fellow of Cook County Hospital, and University of Illinois. He also appointed guest professor of University of Bergen, Norway. He spent more than 20 years for staff surgeon for Trauma and Burn, And associate professor for Critical Care Medicine.|
|Ian Maconochie, United Kingdom, @IanMaconochie|
|Ian Maconochie FRCPCH FCEM FRCPI FERC PhD. Consultant in Paediatric Accident & Emergency Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, London. Currently Registrar of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and Chair for the paediatric section of the European Society of Emergency Medicine. Dr Maconochie is ILCOR co-chair for Paediatrics, ERC Board member and Resuscitation Council UK paediatric group member. He has been involved in the setting up of the Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine for the UK and Ireland (APEM), as well as the training for the UK and European curricula for paediatric emergency training.|
|Ingvild Tjelmeland, Norway|
|Ingvild Tjelmeland is an intensive care nurse with a heart for cardiac arrest. She has a masters degree in Evidence based practice, and strives to use all her knowledge to improve the care given to cardiac arrest patients through building the Norwegian cardiac arrest registry. She has been employed as the leader of the Norwegian cardiac arrest registry since 2010, and participated in the work with the European Cardiac Arrest Registry (EuReCa) since 2013.|
|Jakob Stensballe, Denmark|
|Jacob Steinmetz, Denmark|
|Jacob Steinmetz, MD., PhD. is a consultant in anaesthesiology at Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen, and an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen. He has international working experience from Groote Schuur Trauma Centre in Cape Town, South Africa and Aasiaat in Greenland. He is currently working as clinical anaesthetist, trauma team leader (level 1 trauma centre), emergency physician prehospitally (rapid response car & helicopter) and part time researcher. he has published 54 peer -reviewed publications, and eight book chapters.|
|James Ward, UK, @JamesWard|
|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.|
|Jana Seblova, Serbia, Czech Republic|
|Jana Seblova has been the President of Czech Society for Emergency and Disaster Medicine since 2007, elected for the third time, Honorary Secretary of European Society for Emergency Medicine since 2014, editor-in-chief of "Urgentní medicína"- Czech journal of emergency care since 1998. She works both as a prehospital physician in the ambulance and helicopter service and in emergency department. She has provided research studies in the prehospital settings. She had worked as Medical Director of EMS of the Central Bohemian Region and now concentrates on education.|
|Janette Turner, United Kingdom|
|Jerry Overton, USA|
|Jerry 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.|
|Kate Cantwell, Australia, @kscantwell|
|Kate Cantwell is an Intensive Care Paramedic with over 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.|
|Kevin Seaman, USA|
|Kim Hinshaw, United Kingdom, @KimHinshaw|
|Kim Hinshaw has been a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in Sunderland since 1994, and is Director of Research & Innovation for the Hospital Trust. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland.
His clinical interests include high-risk pregnancy, obstetric ultrasound/fetal medicine and labour ward care. His parallel interests include training in human factors and hands-on skills/drills training in rare obstetric emergencies. He has chaired the UK Working Group which developed the 'Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training' (POET) course and has edited the POET course manual. He represents the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison committee which produces clinical guidelines for pre-hospital practitioners in the UK.
|Kjetil Moen, Norway|
|Kjetil Moen, cand.theol, MFT, PhD, works as chaplain at Stavanger University hospital, Norway, where he also teaches and serves as secretary for the Clinical Ethics Commitee. In addition, he holds a position as associate professor at the University of Stavanger. His research interests revolves around the personal in the professional in relation-intense professions. In his doctoral thesis - Death at Work - he explores how encountering the deaths of patients inform the self-understanding of the professional.|
|Koen Monsieurs, Belgium, @KoenMonsieurs|
|Koen Monsieurs is professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and Director of the Emergency Department at the University Hospital in Antwerp. He graduated from medical school at Antwerp University summa cum laude and specialized in internal medicine, intensive care medicine and emergency medicine.|
|Kristian Hay Kragsholm, Denmark|
Physician at Department of Cardiology, Aalborg University Hospital
Part time consultant at Department of Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Aalborg University Hospital
Primary research fields: out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, prehospital emergencies, cardiac disease.
|Kyong Jun Song|
|Lars S. Rasmussen, Denmark|
|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.|
|Marc Sabbe, Belgium|
|Marc Sabbe MD PhD, born 1960, is an anesthesiologist with special competence in Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine and Disaster Management.
He is staff member and clinically active in the Department of Emergency Medicine of the University Hospitals of Leuven (1950 beds).
He is a professor in Emergency and Disaster Medicine and lecturer-in-chief at the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
He is a member of several advisory boards, foundations and international working parties, several scientific societies and one of the founders of the Belgian (BeSEDiM) and European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM).
He is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine and reviewer for numerous international scientific journals.
|Marcus Ong, Singapore|
|A/Prof Marcus Ong is a Senior Consultant, Director of Research, and Clinician Scientist, at the Department of Emergency Medicine in Singapore General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor at Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School and consultant for the Hospital Services Division at Singapore’s Ministry of Health.|
|Mattias Ringh, Sweden|
|Micah Panczyk, USA|
|Michael Sayre, US, @MichaelSayre|
|Michael Sayre received his Doctor of Medicine from University of Cincinnati and completed Emergency Medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was the EMS Medical Director in Cincinnati from 1992-2000. He was the co-Chair of the BLS Task Force for ILCOR during the 2010 CPR Guidelines cycle. In 2012, he relocated to Seattle where he works as an emergency physician at Harborview Medical Center, serves as Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department, and contributes to the Resuscitation Academy.|
|Monica Brodmann Maeder, Switzerland|
|Monika Brodmann Maeder is senior consultant and medical educator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Bern University Hospital and lecturer at the University of Bern in the Institute for Family Practice. She is specialized in multiple trauma and accidental hypothermia. Her educational competence lies in medical simulation and interprofessional education. She works as senior researcher in the Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine at the European Research Academy in Bolzano/Italy where she is responsible for the development of the International Avalanche Registry and a project to standardize research in high altitude medicine. Monika regularly travels to Nepal, where she works for the Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Hospital in Lukla and trains mountain and helicopter rescuers in the Himalaya.|
|Monica Kleinman, USA|
|Maaret Castrèn, Finland, @MaaretCastren|
|Maaret Castrén is a nurse, an anesthesiologist and an emergency physician. She is working as the Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Services in Helsinki, Finland. She is leading the prehospital and emergency care for the three biggest cities in Finland and coordinating the care for the Uusimaa Hospital Region. She became the first professor of Emergency Medicine in Sweden at Karolinska Institutet 2007, as well as the first professor in EM in Finland at Turku University 2012. Maaret has an international research group validated by external experts as excellent, near to outstanding.|
|Peter Anthony Berlac, Denmark|
|Peter Anthony Berlac is a Senior Specialist in Anaesthesiology and Medical Services in Copenhagen, with over 20 years of clinical experience in critical care and prehospital emergency medicine. Peter has since 2005 pursued professional medical leadership alongside his clinical work and has lead clinical experience from physician staffed mobile intensive care units, emergency departments and military postings abroad. Peter holds a Master degree in Health Management from Copenhagen Business School.|
|Pierre Carli, France,|
|Pierre Carli is professor and chairman of the EMS of Paris (SAMU de Paris) and the Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department of Hospital Necker. Pierre Carli is an expert in the area of the prehospital care, cardiac arrest, emergency and disaster medicine. He is President of French Resuscitation Council and Vice-President of <
|Paul Gowens, UK, @paulgowens|
|Paul Gowens is currently a Health Foundation, Generation Q, Leadership Fellow and has recently completed his MSc in Leadership at Ashridge Business School. He is currently undertaking a secondment to the Scottish Government, Health and Social Care Directorate as a national clinical advisor with a wide portfolio including, out of hospital cardiac arrest and major trauma systems. Paul has over twenty five years of experience within the Scottish Ambulance Service and has fulfilled a number of key roles from a HEMS paramedic through to his current strategic role at Scottish Government. Previously Paul was the Head of Clinical Governance, Quality and Patient Safety and an active member of the Senior Management Team for the Scottish Ambulance Service. He has also had a number of external leadership roles, as Scottish council member for the College of Paramedics (UK) and sitting on the Allied Health Professionals Federation Scotland Board He is also a director for British Association of Immediate Medical Care Schemes (Scotland) and a member of the Scottish Trauma Audit Group.|
|Ruud Koster, Netherlands, @RuudKoster|
|Ruud Koster is clinical cardiologist in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. He studied prevention of lethal arrhythmia’s early after acute MI and shifted his attention to pre-hospital cardiac arrest and resuscitation since the early 90’s.
He was member of the task force BLS-AED for ILCOR in 2005 and2015 and served as co-chair BLS for the 2010 resuscitation guidelines. He participated in the writing group of the ERC 2010 and 2015 Guidelines, as well as the Netherlands Resuscitation Guidelines since 2002. He serves in the Steering Committee of the EuReCaOne and Two registry studies of European Cardiac Arrest.
He studied the effectiveness of automated external defibrillators in the Netherlands since 2000. He is director of a large prospective prehospital registry (AmsteRdam REsuscitation STudies, ARREST).
|Sang Do Shin, Korea, @Korea_ems|
|Sang Do Shin is working as a professor of the department of emergency medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine and Hospital and a medical director of Seoul Metropolitan Fire Department. He has served as a past -chairman, Asian Emergency Medical Service Council (AEMSC), a co-chair, Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcome Study, and 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. Shin has conducted nationwide projects on emergency medical service-assessed cardiac arrest and severe trauma since 2006 and many projects on development of national emergency care system in Korea.|
|Sharon Einav, Israel|
|Sharon Einav is Associate Professor in Anesthesia and Critical Care, experienced in both pre-hospital and in-hospital critical care. She served as the attending physician of Pope John Paul II and President Bill Clinton. Her research (funded by competitive grants) includes critical incidents and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and multiple casualty incidents. She is a member of the ACCP task-force for disaster management and authored sections of their guidelines. She has also authored the guidelines for Maternal Resuscitation published by the AHA and the SOAP. She has published ~150 research papers and has received the ACS award for best scientific exhibit. She is now past-chair of the Intensive Care scientific subcommittee of ESA and represents her country at ESICM.|
|Stefan Poloczek, Germany, @StefanPoloczek|
|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.
|Stefan Prueckner, Germany|
|Tanja Manser, Germany, @TanjaManser|
|Tanja Manser is Full Professor for Patient Safety and Director of the Institute for Patient Safety at the University Hospital Bonn, Germany. She received a PhD in Psychology form University of Zurich in 2002. She is a leading expert in Europe on team performance in healthcare and its relationship to patient safety and clinician well-being. Her research focuses on adaptive coordination in acute care settings, quality and safety of patient hand-offs, clinical risk management, safety climate in healthcare and implementation of patient safety practices. Professor Manser also holds and position as Adjunct Professor for Patient Safety at the University of Stavanger and an honorary academic appointment at ETH Zurich.|
|Thea Palsgaard Møller, Denmark, @TheaPalsgaardMøller|
|Thea Palsgaard Møller, MD, PhD, has worked in the Emergency Medical Services, Copenhagen since 2013. She graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2007. Her research has comprised patient safety and improvement of work processes within anesthesiology and prehospital medicine. She recently defended her PhD “The Copenhagen Dispatch Study” in January 2017. The PhD described different aspects of emergency call utilization and explored challenges in emergency call handling by medical dispatchers. Currently she is manager of an epidemiological study about Danish Helicopter EMS missions to the Danish islands compared to the mainland. She co-supervises a number of studies and is co-investigator in qualitative and quantitative projects based at the EMS Copenhagen within Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, stroke, and medical dispatching.|
|Tony Walker, Australia @TonyWalker|
|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, Norway, @TorbenWisborg|
|Torben Wisborg is professor of anesthesia at the University of Tromsø, northern Norway, consultant anesthetist at Hammerfest Hospital, the world’s northernmost hospital, and Director of the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Trauma, Oslo. Graduated from University of Copenhagen. PhD on trauma team training based on ten years of experience training trauma teams in Norway and northern Iraq. Main research interests are trauma systems, trauma epidemiology, trauma teams and trauma team training. Associate editor of Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandiavica.|