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TBS18

Zermatt 7-9 February 2018

The sickest patientS, The first hourS

 

 

TBs18

The Big Sick conference is an emergency medicine and critical care symposium arranged by a small faculty of Scandinavian anaesthetists in association with Switzerland's famous helicopter and mountain rescue service, Air Zermatt.

From the medical perspective, TBS is about resuscitating the sickest patients. Specifically, it is about the things we do during the first hours after the critically ill or injured patient is presented to us. In order to provide state of the art clinical teaching we have invited some of the biggest names in emergency medicine and critical care.  

TBS is also a social event. We invite a mix of clinicians from our extended networks so that they can make friends, have fun, learn new things and then go home to, hopefully, change the world. There is no better place to pull this off than Zermatt. This bustling ski resort, at the foot of the monolithic Matterhorn, has attracted visionaries since the mid-19th century when adventurers raced to be the first to ascend this legendary mountain. The village has since evolved into one of the best and most exclusive ski resorts in the world.

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LOCATION/VENUE

The conference is held in Zermatt, in the heart of the Swiss alps. The dates are set to 6-9th of February. 

Getting to Zermatt is fairly, but not entirely, straightforward. Those of you travelling from abroad are likely to come in through Geneva, Zurich or Milan airports. From there you simply take the train, via Visp, to get to Zermatt. The final leg of this journey, the mountain train from Visp to Zermatt, is spectacular. We recommend that you book the train tickets on-line in advance as it is cheaper.

With the exception of the occasional off-site sessions and scenarios, the conference will be held in the conference room at the four-star Hotel Alex. Hotel Alex is situated in the heart of Zermatt. A beautiful quiet location, only a few minutes walk from the Zermatt railway station.

Adress: Resort Hotel Alex, Bodmenstrasse 12, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Contact: ++41 27 966 70 70 or info@hotelalexzermatt.com

PRogramme

We base ourselves on high-yield sessions in the morning and late afternoon/evening. Most of these will be held in the conference room at hotel Zermatt. We will try to arrange the prehospital session in an off-site location. If you are planning to go skiing during the day or plan to participate in scenario demonstrations we advise you to come dressed for the hills, with skis, already in the morning. February can get very cold in Zermatt, so dress appropriately. Coffee and refreshements will be provided throughout. For a comprehensive list of our speakers and their bios please see our speakers list.

This programme is preliminary. A more detailed version will follow.


PRogramme

We base ourselves on high-yield sessions in the morning and late afternoon/evening. Most of these will be held in the conference room at hotel Zermatt. For a comprehensive list of our speakers and their bios please see our speakers list. Coffee and refreshements will be provided throughout.

During the time between morning and afternoon sessions we will arrange workshops, talks and clinical demonstrations. The majority of these, weather permitting, will be held in various off-site locations on the ski slopes. Please stand-by for detailed information about these events.

If you are planning to go skiing during the day or plan to participate in scenario demonstrations we advise you to come dressed for the hills, with skis, already in the morning. February can get very cold in Zermatt, so dress appropriately. 

This programme is preliminary. A more detailed version will follow.

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Wednesday, February 7

After registration and a brief presentation of our symposium we will kick off the medical programme with a session on airway management and critical care. The afternoon session is on trauma and is presented by a strong line-up of Scandinavian trauma experts.                                                   

 • 08:00-11:00 AIRWAYS AND CRITICAL CARE

Speakers:

Jim DuCanto

Richard Levitan

Michael Seltz Kristensen

Wendy Teoh

Matthieu Komorowski

• 11:00-17:00 Workshops, demos and own time

During the day we will arrange workshops and scenario demonstrations in off-site locations. Please stand by for detailed programme.

• 17:00-19:00 TRAUMA

Speakers:

Pierre Sundin

Anders Feyling

Per Kristian Hyldmo - 'Spinal immobilisation - state of the art'

Stephen Sollid - 'Prehospital trauma in hostile environments'

Samuel Tisherman - 'The exsanguinating trauma victim: From CPR to EPR'


Friday, February 9

The morning session is on advanced prehospital care. Experienced clinicians will present the many challenges of HEMS and how their operations are dictated by not only case-load but also regional geography and weather. The afternoon session is dedicated to talks on varying themes. New perspectives will take us through the home stretch. 

• 08:00-11:00 PREHOSPITAL CARE

Speakers: 

John Chatterjee - 'The state of the art of urban HEMS'

Axel Mann 

Mikael Gellerfors - 'Prehospital advanced airway management'

• 11:00-17:00 Workshops, demos and own time

During the day we will arrange workshops and scenario demonstrations in off-site locations. Please stand by for detailed programme.

• 17:00-19:00 GENERAL TOPICS

Speakers:

Johan Bergström - ‘Understanding system errors’ 

Cyrus Olsen III - 'Philosophy and the First Hour of Critical Care'

Monica Thallinger -  'In Africa'

Thursday, februARY 8

We meet at Hotel Alex in the morning. The morning session is about modern cardiac arrest management which then leads nicely into frontier ECMO topics in the afternoon.  

 

• 08:00-11:00 CARDIAC ARREST

Speakers: 

Richard Lyon MBE - 'Excellence in prehospital cardiac arrest'

Dr. Tobias Gauss - 'New technologies in OHCA'

Tim Harris - 'Cardiac output in the ED' 

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• 11:00-17:00 Workshops, demos and own time

During the day we will arrange workshops and scenario demonstrations in off-site locations. Please stand by for detailed programme.

• 17:00-19:30 ECMO

Speakers:

Lionel Lamhaut 

Zach Shinar

Håkan Kalzen

Magnus Larsson - 'ECMO in trauma'

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COMMITTEE

Thomas Dolven

Thomas Dolven is a cardiothoracic anaesthetist and intensivist working at the Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway. He also holds a consultant position at the regional trauma centre. Interests include ECMO, ultrasound and traumatology.

Oliver Kreuzer

Oliver is a critical care and flight paramedic at Air Zermatt and is  one of the lead instructors at the Air Zermatt Training Centre. He is also a combat flight paramedic in the US Army reserve. Enjoys skydiving and diving.

Pål Ager-Wick

Pål is a senior anaesthetic registrar at the university hospital in Tromsø Norway. Is interested in ECMO, ultrasound, critical decision making and trauma. Is heavily involved in teaching and reasearch in these fields.

Mads Astvad

Scandinavian anaesthesiologist with training from Denmark and the UK. Works a mix of paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care at Odense University Hospital for which he even had a bit of subspecialty training. Uses a pathological amount of spare time on educational initiatives, amongst them as editor for ScanFoam.org. Keen interest in resuscitation and human factors.

Daniel Kornhall

Daniel is a specialist anaesthetist and prehospital physiscian working in Scandinavia as well as in the UK. Research interests include prehospital care, trauma and airway management.

Registration

TBS18 is at this stage by invitation. Please refer to your conference invitation e-email for details regarding registration and payment. If you have no invitation and would like to attend TBS18, please send us an email at bigsickconference@gmail.com. The registration fee for TBS18 is set at 750EUR.

CONTACT/TAGS

Email: bigsickconference@gmail.com

Twitter: #TBS18