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    Interdisciplinary Trauma Conference – University of Toronto


    | $150

    We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015 Interdisciplinary Trauma Conference presented by University of Toronto, Department of Surgery in partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital, Sick Kids Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  This one day conference is being held Friday, February 27, 2015 at the BMO Institute for Learning.  The conference title is Collateral Damage: Helping the helpers cope with traumatic injury.

    The audience for this conference includes nurses, physicians, allied health professionals, and first responders (police, fire, paramedics) involved in trauma programs or emergency care as well as public health and ministry of health policy makers.  This is our third annual conference and we anticipate attendance of over 300 health care personnel from across the province and beyond.

    This year’s conference will focus on helping the helpers, specifically exploring the psychological components of trauma care through the lens of trauma and emergency care staff at various points in the trauma patients’ journey (i.e. first responders, trauma/emergency, acute care, rehab).  Topics include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mental health and wellbeing among care providers, guidance and insight on sharing difficult/tragic news with families, understanding the front line workers role in violence and injury prevention and understanding patients post trauma recovery experience.   The conference will not only explore ways of providing care that support families and patients that have sustained traumatic injuries but also explore ways of providing care to the trauma and emergency staff providing that care.

    Our keynote speaker, John Carnochan, former Detective Chief Superintendent at Strathclyde Police in Scotland will present on cycles of abuse, violence and public impact.  This year’s lunchtime parking lot demonstration will feature Ornge showcasing the patient care capabilities of the largest air ambulance fleet in Canada.

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    Alan Batt

    Alan Batt

    Paramedic, educator, researcher
    Alan is a critical care paramedic, paramedic educator and prehospital researcher, currently working around the world as an educator and researcher. He has previously worked and studied across Europe, North America and the Middle East. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies, and an MSc in Critical Care. His main interests are in care of the elderly, end-of-life care, patient safety, professionalism (including role and identity), and paramedic education.


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    3550 Pharmacy Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario M1W3Z3 Canada
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