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Speakers

We're delighted to host some inspiring medical professionals who will be giving talks and leading workshops.

"The role of the coroner and mass fatality incidents" by Mrs Louise Hunt

Mrs Louise Hunt is currently the senior coroner in Birmingham and Solihull. Mrs Hunt started her career training as a registered nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. After qualifying, she undertook a law degree and practised as a specialist clinical negligence lawyer. She also completed a masters degree in Medical Ethics and law.

"Under Pressure" by Dr Will Freake

Will is a newly qualified doctor, having sought experience in Pre-Hospital Care throughout medical school and beyond. He combines working as an FY1 Doctor in Dorset; with bank work for the ambulance service; and teaching Pre-Hospital Medicine to undergraduate medical students at the University of Southampton. During medical school, Will intercalated in Pre-Hospital Medicine in London where he observed London’s Air Ambulance dealing with numerous cases of major trauma. It is whilst studying with the team that his experience in Moral Injury was sparked. His session will cover how we as medical responders react to these challenging cases, the psychological effect they can have on us – and how to approach these if they happen to you.

"Policing, high threat prehospital care and major incidents" by Mr Sean Harris

Sean is a registered Paramedic with over 11 years of NHS experience, employed by the London Ambulance Service and seconded to the Metropolitan Police Service as an Interoperability Development Officer. He has a keen interest in improving inter-service clinical collaboration, with a specific focus on high threat care and the clinical development of frontline policing including 999 Response Teams, Public Order and Specialist Firearms. Sean is an operational Joint & Tactical Response Unit Paramedic and is currently studying his MSc in Tactical, Military, Austere and Operational Medicine at Bart’s & The London. He has previously been part of the British Army Reserve as a Combat Paramedic attached to an Infantry Battalion.

"Where does PHEM start?: a case based discussion around the breadth of PHEM" by Dr Jon Townsend

Jon is an emergency medicine registrar currently undertaking his PHEM year in the East of England. He is also involved in civilian tactical medicine, working as a medical advisor for a major UK police force, where his role includes assisting with clinical development and training, including public order and firearms officers. He also had a key role in developing the emergency trauma pack project which aims to equip the spontaneous responder in the event of major incidents. He has extensive event medicine experience and enjoys teaching & learning from colleagues and students. He regularly teaches on a range of courses including resuscitation, POCUS, trauma and other specialist subjects.

See the rest of the PHEMTEC 2022 programme here.

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