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The Australasian Trauma Society are pleased to invite you to attend a 1-day virtual conference on Friday, 30 October 2020. The day will feature plenary presentations from Trauma experts Professor Karim Brohi and Professor Charles Parry, as well as free papers and the ATS 2020 Annual General Meeting. This is a great opportunity for us to connect through education and shared experiences. We look forward to welcoming you all online in October!
Welcome from ATS President
Free Papers Session 1
Australasian Trauma Society – Annual General Meeting
Free Papers Session 2
Limiting alcohol availability reduced trauma and freed hospital resources during the COVID-19 pandemic: The South African experience – Professor Charles Parry
Trauma care in a high COVID 19 environment – Professor Karim Brohi
Panel Discussion and closing remarks from ATS President
Virtual Social Hour
Karim Brohi is Professor of Trauma Sciences at Barts and the London School of Medicine, and Consultant in Trauma & Vascular surgery at the Royal London Hospital, the UK’s busiest major trauma centre. He is the director of the North East London & Essex Trauma Network, which provides injury care for a population of 5 million people. He co-authored of the joint Colleges ‘Trauma Systems – Guidance for Commissioners’, was co-chair the ‘Acute Care & Surgery’ expert advisory group of the National Trauma Reconfiguration and is on the steering group of the London Trauma System. Karim is also the founder of the Trauma.org web site and Trauma-list email discussion group, both now in their 15th year and with a 25,000-strong global membership.
Professor Charles Parry is the director of the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council. He is a Clinical and Research Psychologist and an extraordinary professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University. Trained in South Africa and the USA in clinical and community psychology and mathematical statistics he has published over 270 indexed journal articles and co-authored three books. His current research centres on alcohol and drug epidemiology, burden of disease and policy; alcohol use and HIV/TB treatment; and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Since 2006 he has been a member of the WHO Expert Panel on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems and in 2010 was appointed to board of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance. Since 2015 he has been a member of the UN Office on Drugs & Crime’s World Drug Report Scientific Advisory Committee. He is a past recipient of the South African Medical Research Council Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to medical research. During 2020 his modelling of trauma presentations was used to inform government policy regarding the imposition of a ban on liquor sales in South Africa which, together with other interventions, led to a dramatic decline in the burden from trauma experienced by hospitals and freed up resources needed to treat Covid-19 patients.
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