Code Red 2020: DECCS 3rd National Undergraduate Trauma Conference

14th March 2020 (Saturday)
University of Dundee Medical School, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

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Dundee Emergency and Critical Care Society (DECCS) is proud to present CODE RED 2020: DECCS 3rd National Undergraduate Trauma Conference. The theme for this year's event is "Aviation and Air Retrieval" with a focus on major trauma. The conference is, therefore, aimed at anyone interested in acute medicine and critical care.

The morning session will comprise of a series of talks delivered by specialists who have first-hand experience in pre-hospital and trauma medicine. The talks will focus on major trauma, major incident management and aviation/air retrieval.

In the afternoon, attendees will participate in a Major Incident Simulation which will involve a realistic, stimulating scenario where delegates will be able to consolidate newly acquired skills. In previous years, DECCS has simulated crashed trains and fires on ships, however, this year will consist of a major aeroplane incident simulation. Attendees will be working in small groups supported by foundation doctors. Additionally, attendees will gain hands-on experience and will have the opportunity to practice demonstrated skills and procedures during practical workshops.

Aims and Objectives

  • To enable delegates to consolidate their current knowledge and understanding of trauma and critical care in a practical environment.
  • To encourage delegates to broaden their specialist knowledge of trauma and critical care through expert-led talks.
  • To provide delegates with the opportunity to advance their critical care skills under expert supervision via a realistic Major Incident Simulation.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 14th March 2020 (Saturday)
  • Time : 0830 – 1715 hours
  • Venue : University of Dundee Medical School, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
  • Conference Fee : £16.00
  • No. of Places Available : 80
  • Target Audience : Medical Students
  • Closing Date : Thursday 12th March 2020


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Dr Christina Mackaill
Clinical Research Fellow in Emergency Medicine
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Mr Dave Bywater
Consultant Paramedic and Chair
BASICS Scotland

Mr Graham Percival
Advanced Retrieval Practitioner
Emergency Medical Retrieval Service

Mr John Pritchard MBE
Lead Paramedic
Scottish Charity Air Ambulance