10 - 12 April, 2019 | London, UK

Conference Day Three

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Colonel Jeremy Tuck - Former Medical Director, NATO ARRC
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Colonel Jeremy Tuck

Former Medical Director
NATO ARRC

9:10 am - 9:50 am OPENING KEYNOTE: AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION ON FUTURE OPERATIONS - COPING WITH THE CONTESTED THEATRE

Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs - Command Surgeon, HQ Air Combat Command
  • Supporting readiness for the USAF's medical resources ahead of future operations in a contested theatre
  • Keeping MEDEVAC capability flexible enough to cope with disruptions to the patient care pathway. Stabilising and treating forward when MEDEVAC falls short
  • Using airborne platforms to bring forward the delivery of clinical care
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Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs

Command Surgeon
HQ Air Combat Command

9:50 am - 10:30 am MEDEVAC IN THE COMBINED, JOINT SPACE – A BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE

  • Delivering MEDEVAC capability for joint force operations in a multi-domain environment
  • Carving a role for the commercial sector to support joint MEDEVAC. Outsourcing to drive up available capacity
  • Re-generating capacity when MEDEVAC is limited or unavailable
  • Improving interoperability for future multinational operations

10:30 am - 11:10 am FROM THEATRE TO HOSPITAL – THE FRENCH APPROACH

Confirmed Representative - Operational Medical Branch, French Armed Forces
  • Delivering the highest possible level of availability for aeromedical evacuation platforms
  • Making best use of MEDEVAC platforms in the future deployed environment. Overcoming shortfalls in capability and an absence of air superiority
  • Integrating the care pathway on-board. Ensuring efficient transition from battlefield to aircraft to hospital
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Confirmed Representative

Operational Medical Branch
French Armed Forces

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:20 pm CONTINUING CLINICAL CARE IN THE AIR: EXPERIENCES FROM THE ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE

  • Integrating an Army Surgical Team with the Royal Danish Air Force's Intensive Care Unit Module to increase available surgical resource for an airborne platform
  • Updating the onboard care modules to permit damage control surgery to be carried out in transit. Defining the capabilities necessary to support airborne surgery
  • Setting a threshold for operating in the air. Should airborne surgery only be carried out as a last resort?
  • Delivering a high standard of pre-hospital care in the maritime environment
  • Integrating aeromedical evacuation as a core component of combat casualty care
  • Preparing casualties for evacuation in the maritime theatre, and supporting clinical care in the air
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Captain Andrea Tamburelli Lanzara

Medical Advisor & Fleet Surgeon
Italian Fleet Command (Subject to Final Confirmation)

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PROVISION OF CLINICAL CARE IN THE AIR

  • Continuing the delivery of clinical care in the air – integrating care nodes
  • Supporting a smooth transition from pre-evacuation to in-transit care at a technical and tactical level
  • Overcoming barriers to certification – ensuring the consistent availability of clinical capability across the continuum of care
  • How will the demands of the future operating environment impact the ability of the joint force to conduct MEDEVAC? 
  • In a theatre where air superiority cannot be guaranteed and where MEDEVAC is limited, how can future deployed forces re-generate capacity and close gaps in the Operational Patient Care Pathway? Will we head back to MEDEVAC by land?
  • Where can innovation support the enhanced delivery of clinical care in the air?
  • What can be done to overcome barriers to force interoperability?
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Captain Andrea Tamburelli Lanzara

Medical Advisor & Fleet Surgeon
Italian Fleet Command (Subject to Final Confirmation)

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Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs

Command Surgeon
HQ Air Combat Command

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Confirmed Representative

Operational Medical Branch
French Armed Forces

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE