This conference will follow on from the successful 'Critical Care in the Air' Conference that was run in 2017.
Whilst the public view of ‘air ambulance’ may be influenced by the profound media interest in helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), the use of fixed wing air (FW) ambulances goes back almost as far as the history of powered flight itself and is little understood by the general public. FW patient transfer services may be regarded as ‘Cinderella’ services by some, but they collectively move thousands of patients around the globe every year, and all very quietly, without media interest, and often without recognition.
Despite enormous leaps of technology and the establishment of aeromedevac criteria that occurred during the second world war and later times of conflict, modern international aeromedical transport bears little resemblance to the systems and services that were founded in the post WW2 era. Current fixed wing air ambulances are not just modern aircraft with state-of-the-art propulsion systems and complex avionics. They are also fitted with dedicated and often bespoke clinical interiors and aircraft-patient interface systems, as well as being loaded with modern complex air-portable medical equipment and ‘bedside’ laboratory analysers, and are staffed with expert critical care and emergency care health care professionals specifically trained in transfer medicine.
With the benefit of expert and excellent speakers, this conference takes a snapshot of the very best practice in current day FW air ambulance operations and looks in to the future by moulding practical concepts with the fundamental principles of extreme environmental physiology and discussing the challenges and potential solutions that lay ahead in the next decade.
|Non Member||£160 + VAT|
|Corporate Partner||£150 + VAT|
|Member||£120 + VAT|
|Concession rate for Registered Nurses and Paramedics||£90 + VAT|
A full speaking programme is available below.
Royal Aeronautical Society HQ
No.4 Hamilton Place,