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Meet our invited speakers and panellists

All our invited speakers and panellists are listed below in alphabetic order.

Pekka Aho
I work as a vascular surgeon and concentrate mainly on endovascular therapies and hybrid vascular procedures. I am responsible for the endovascular therapies in Helsinki university Hospital.

Miklosh Bala
Dr Miklosh Bala is a Director of Trauma and Acute care Surgery Unit and senior surgeon of Department of General Surgery of Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Residency in General Surgery in Hadassah Medical Center. Fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care in Baltimore, MD. Active member of AAST and ESTES. Chairman of Israeli Emergency Surgery and Trauma Society.

Sivan Barkai Shalev
5th year surgical resident.

Jon Barratt
Lt Col Barratt is a dual accredited EM and PHEM Consultant in the British Army. He has undertaken fellowships in Trauma Surgery (Royal London) and ECMO (Guy's and St Thomas'). He has been involved in the UK DMS REBOA programme since its inception and regularly trains military teams in REBOA.

Ken Boffard
Professor Ken Boffard is a Sub-specialist in Trauma Surgery and Trauma Critical Care. He is Trauma Director and Academic Head at Milpark Hospital Academic Trauma Center, and Professor Emeritus, in Surgery of the University of the Witwatersrand. He has recently been awarded membership of the Academy of Master Surgical Educators of the American College of Surgeons. For the last 5 years he has been Gäst Professor at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden  He is Secretary General and Past President of the International Society of Surgery (ISS) in Switzerland, and a Past President of the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC).   He is a Colonel at the School for Military Health Training of the South African Military Health Service  His interests include blast and ballistic injury, trauma resuscitation, intensive care, planning of Trauma Systems, Aviation Medicine (he is a licensed fixed wing and helicopter pilot) and scuba diving. His research interests include coagulation, hemostasis and surgical education.

Jostein Brede
Consultant anesthesiologist and helicopter physician at St. Olavs Hospital and rescue helicopter at 330 squ at RoNoAirForce. Research interest in the use of REBOA in non-traumatic cardiac arrest. Project manager for REBOARREST trial.

Ilan Bruchim
Director of Gynecologic  and Gynecologic Oncology Department in Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.

Federico Coccolini

James Daley
I'm an emergency medicine physician and researcher with an interest in how EVTM techniques, including REBOA, may be applied to non-traumatic critical care populations, as well as trauma patients.

Martin Delle
Working with IR at Sahlgrenska University Hospital 1995-2003 and at Stockholm South General Hospital 2003-2016. Presently working at Karolinska University Hospital since 2016.

Anahita Dua
Dr Anahita Dua is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a vascular surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the director of the vascular lab, co-director of the peripheral artery disease center, associate director of the wound care program, and director of the lymphedema center. She specializes in advanced endovascular and open techniques for the care of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), diabetic limb disease, aortic disease, carotid disease, thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), and venous disease. She completed her vascular surgery fellowship at Stanford Hospital, General Surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and medical school in the United Kingdom. She also has completed a masters degree in trauma sciences, an MBA in Healthcare Management, a certificate in health economics and outcomes research as well as a certificate in drug and device development from MIT. She is nationally certified in advanced wound care and management.   Dr. Dua has published over 125 peer reviewed papers and has edited four vascular surgery medical textbooks. She serves on multiple national vascular surgery committees through the Society for Vascular Surgery and other vascular organizations.

Claes Forssell
Partially retired vascular and endovascular surgeon. Previously responsible for endovascular surgery at Linköping University hospital in Sweden.
Major interest in carotid surgery and complex aortic reconstructions.

Charles Fox
Retired Army Surgeon and former Chief of Vascular at Denver Health and Host of 2019 EVTM. Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine and Vascular Trauma Surgeon at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and University of Maryland Medical System.

Offer Galili
Graduated from the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. Currently, the head of vascular & endovascular surgery department at "Lady Davis" - Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.

Rob Greenhalgh
HEMS Doctor with London’s Air Ambulance and Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Currently also doing an Endovascular Fellowship with London HEMS. Works as an Emergency Physician alongside HEMS.

Stephan Haulon
After graduating from medical school at the Paris VI University in 1994, Stéphan Haulon started a general and vascular surgery residency at the Lille University Hospital. This was followed by a vascular surgery fellowship in 2000. In 2002 he defended his PhD-thesis in Biomaterial research and then left France to do a research endovascular fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, under the supervision of Dr. Roy K. Greenberg. In 2003 he returned to Lille as a staff vascular surgeon at the University Hospital. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Vascular Surgery. In 2009 he was invited to chair the vascular surgical department in Lille, and in 2017 was appointed chairman of the Aortic Centre at Hôpital Marie Lannelongue, Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint Joseph, Université Paris Saclay.  Stéphan's main interest is in aortic surgery, particularly the endovascular treatment of complex thoraco-abdominal, arch aortic aneurysms and dissections, and intra-operative imaging applications. He has published extensively in the international peer review literature and is considered a key opinion leader on these subjects.  He is a co-director of the Paris Vascular Insights meeting, of the Critical Issues in Aortic Endografting Expert Symposium, and of the annual Charing Cross Symposium. He was elected councilor at the board of the European Society for Vascular Surgery and at the board of the French Society for Vascular Surgery, and a SVS member. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Journal of Endovascular Therapy, and the Annals of Vascular Surgery.  Finally, Stephan was the president elect of the European Society for Vascular Surgery 2019-2020.

Hans Hjelmqvist
Professor in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

Rigo Hoencamp

Tony Hudson
I am a UK based Emergency Physician with an interest in trauma care and airway management in shocked patients in the pre-hospital and ED phases of care.

Rebecka Hultgren
Adjunct Professor of Vascular Surgery at KI, SSVS president

Tal Hörer

Anna Maria Ierardi
Fields of interest:urgent and election endovascular procedures; IO; biliary and urological interventional procedures.

Patricija Ivanova
Vascular and endovascular surgeon at Riga East Clinical University Hospital. Docent at Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia.

Boris Kessel
Boris Yuli Kessel Clinical Associated Professor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel Chief of Surgical Department B, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel 2003 2018 , Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel 2002 – 2003Fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care, Ryder Trauma Center, Miami, USA 2000 – 2003Full-Time Attending Senior Surgeon, Department of Surgery B, Hillel Member of National Trauma Quality Control Committee 2014 to present  Member of National Trauma and Emergency Surgery Council  2014 to present   Member of National Trauma Council committees on guidelines for Israeli trauma system.

Mansoor Khan
Mansoor Khan MBBS(Lond) PhD MBA FRCS(GenSurg) FEBS(GenSurg) FACS AKC is a Consultant Oesophagogastric, Trauma and General as well as Honorary Clinical Professor of Trauma Surgery at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.  He has recently retired from the Royal Navy, at the rank of Surgeon Commander after completing over two decades of military service with distinction. His interests include research into Primary Injury Prevention, Blast Mitigation strategies, Haemorrhage control, Trauma education, Physiological monitoring, studying the gut microbiome in relation to trauma and hypoperfusion and research into Oesophagogastric and General Surgical techniques and advances.

Takahiro Kinoshita
I am a physician scientist currently working in an industry, previously worked as a trauma surgeon at Osaka General Medical Center.

Aina Kratovska
Certified Interventional Radiologist and Emergency Radiologist for 10 years in Riga East University hospital. Specialized in IR trauma management, peripheral vascular interventions and Interventional Oncology procedures. EBIR certified in 2018.  Lecturer of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in Riga Stradins University. Currently PhD studies in University of Latvia, Faculty of Medicine.

Rishi Kundi
I am an attending physician and surgeon at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and serve there as both a general trauma surgeon and a vascular surgeon with a particular focus on  endo- and open vascular surgery for trauma.

Lionel Lamhaut
Dr. Lionel Lamhaut is an MD, PhD; associate professor at University of Paris.  He is involved in the in and pre-hospital care. He is a graduate of anesthesiology, critical care and emergency medicine.  He is in charge of the adult anesthesia unit, adult critical care unit, and Prehospital ECPR /REBOA program at the university hospital of Necker-Paris.  He is an associate director at the SAMU de Paris. His research work is focused on cardiac arrest, cardiology trauma and disaster medecine, in particular on a prehospital ECPR program and all invasive prehospital care like REBOA, prehospital cooling.

David Lindström
Vascular surgeon with endovascular focus.

Gregory Magee
Vascular and trauma/critical care surgeon specializing in aortic surgery and vascular trauma.

James Manning
MD degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emergency Medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Cardiac Resuscitation Fellowship at St. John's Heart Institute/Harbor-UCLA. Faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Research focus is Selective Aortic Arch Perfusion (SAAP) for resuscitation from trauma-induced and non-trauma/medical cardiac arrest. Interest in advancing prehospital endovascular-extracorporeal resuscitation for all causes of cardiac arrest.

Max Marsden
REBOA educator.

David McGreevy
4th year resident in vascular surgery. Work intensively with EVTM issues together with Tal Hörer.

Shahin Mohseni
Dr. Mohseni is Trauma & Emergency Surgeon at Orebro University Hospital. Dr. Mohseni is the current chair of Visceral Trauma Section of European Society of Trauma & Emergency Surgery; and the Scientific secretary Swedish Society of Trauma & Emergency Surgery.

Ernest Moore
Ernest E. “Gene” Moore, M.D. has been the Editor of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery since 2012, and was the Chief of Trauma at the Denver General Hospital for 36 years, Chief of Surgery for 28 years, and the first Bruce M. Rockwell Distinguished Chair in Trauma Surgery.

Kristofer Nilsson
Resident and Associate Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. Main interest of Research is experimental and clinical intensive care medicine including trauma and EVTM.

Maya Paran
Second year surgical resident.

Artai Pirouzram
Vascular Surgeon.

Frank Plani
Immediate past Trauma Director, CHBAH Trauma Unit, previous mission surgeon for ICRC, previous Sputh African police Reserve medical Unit Superintendent, Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.

Zaffer Qasim
Dr. Qasim is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Karachi. He completed residency and fellowship training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in the United Kingdom, where he also worked as an attending (consultant) emergency physician and operational EMS physician. He moved to the United States to complete training in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland before moving to Philadelphia. His academic interests lie in advanced trauma and endovascular resuscitation, airway management, simulation, and prehospital care. You can follow him on Twitter: @ResusOne

Zoran Rancic
Zoran Rancic, MD, PhD is vascular surgeon educated in general and vascular surgery at Nis, and Belgrade University Hospital, Serbia, at St Mary’s Hospital London, UK and University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He is Privat Dozent working in Clinic for Vascular Surgery at University Hospital Zurich. His clinical and research interests are advanced endovascular surgery of complex aortic aneurysms, focus on rupture and dissections. He is one of driving forces behind the MARZ (Management of Aortic Rupture Zurich) workshop under auspice of ESVS.

Paul Rees
Based at Barts Heart Centre in London, Paul is the lead for the resuscitation service within Barts Health NHS Trust and co-chairs the British Cardiac Intervention Society’s cardiac arrest group.  He works as a military HEMS consultant at East Anglian Air Ambulance, where he forms part of the research and innovation team.  As an interventional operator he lead the formation of the Defence Endovascular Resuscitation group, bringing novel resuscitation techniques to battlefield resuscitation. He has wide experience of deployed military prehospital care, having operated remotely in submarines, providing front-line medical support on commando operations overseas, and as a consultant on the MERT in Afghanistan.  His duties have also encompassed humanitarian and disaster response duties in Africa and the Caribbean.

Viktor Reva
since 2012 – Assistant Professor at War Surgery Department, Military Medical Academy; since 2013 – Consultant trauma surgeon at Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine.

Louis Riddez
General surgeon since 42 yesince 2012 – Assistant Professor at War Surgery Department, Military Medical Academy; since 2013 – Consultant trauma surgeon at Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicinears, specialised in Trauma since 25 years. A large number of International missions with International Committee of the Red Cross and Medicines Sans frontiers

Gad Shaked
Dr. Gadi Shaked is a senior attending in the Department of General Surgery in Soroka Medical Center  and Professor of Surgery  at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. Prof. Shaked serves for more than 20 years as the head of the trauma unit.

Daniel Sheffer
Chief Resident, Surgical Division. Resident clinial instructor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Per Skoog
Trauma interest. Research interest in REBOA. Practising vascular and endovascular surgeon.

Alexis Smith
Dr. Alexis Smith earned her MD at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2008. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Maryland and Shock Trauma Center in 2015 and did her two-year pediatric surgery fellowship at Brown University in Providence, RI. She has broad experience in pediatric general surgery with special interests in pediatric trauma, ECMO management, surgical oncology, and surgical education.

Geir Strandenes
Education:  Military paratrooper 1980-82 MD, University of Bergen, 1989 Specialist in anesthesiology 1996 Commercial fishery 2007-2009  Professional experience:  Assistant doctor , surgery and internal medicine 1989 District medical officer  jan 1990-august 1990 Assistant doctor, Dept of anaesthesiology and intensive care, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway 1990-1996 Senior doctor , Dept of anaesthesiology and intensive care, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway 1996-2007 Section of Cardiothoracic anesthesia 1996-2001 Section of prehospital emergency care 2001-2007 Duty physiscian HEMS Bergen 1992-2006 Dept CT anaesthesiology Feiringklinikken part time(6 weeks a year) 2006-2016 Commercial fisherman jan 2007-august 2009 Senior Medical Officer Norwegian Naval Special Operations Comando (NORNAVSOC) aug 2009- 2016-10-01 Senior anesthetist Department of War Surgery Norwegian armed Forces Medical Services 2016-10-01 – sept 2018( present work).

Edmund Søvik
Interventional Radiologist since 1997. Broad experience with coronary, periferal and neurointerventional procedures. Developed a procedure for Reboa in PPH in 2007.

Patrick Thompson
I teach remote damage control resuscitation to medical professionals working in hostile, austere, remote and tactical environments. I am a THOR steering committee member and a Swedish TCCC Council member.

Jonathan Tilsed
Jonathan Tilsed is a Consultant Surgeon at the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and works at a level 1 trauma centre.   He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School and regularly teaches on the Royal College of Surgeons Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) course, the European Trauma Course, ATLS and DSTC courses.  He chairs the European Union of Medical  Specialists (UEMS) division of Emergency Surgery and is a former President and current Vice-president of the European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery (ESTES).

Carl Magnus Wahlgren
Vascular/general surgeon. Chief Department of Vascular Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital. Adjunct professor trauma surgery, Karolinska Institute.

Göran Wallin
MD PhD, Prof of Surgery. Member and one of the founders of the Karolinska Trauma Board. Member of the Örebro Trauma Board last 10 years.

Maarit Venermo
Profesor on vascular surgery, main focus on clti, aortic aneurysms, registry based research, endovascular therapy  including emergency situations like aneurysm rupture.

Pirkka Vikatmaa
Open and endo vascular surgeon and adjunct professor from Helsinki University Hospital. Long term interest in all vascular surgery, specifically emergencies and trauma, carotid surgery, visceral, oncovascular and aortic surgery.

Thomas Vogl

Tom Woolley
Col Tom Woolley is the Defence Professor of Military Anaesthesia and Critical Care. As well as being Chairman of The Defence Transfusion Committee. He is a consultant anaesthetist at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with an interest in Hepato-biliary and colorectal anaesthesia. Research interests include Trauma resuscitation, with a. focus in blood based resucitation and the management of trauma induced coagulopathy. Col Woolley is the military academic lead for CBRN matters.

Carlos Yánez
Carlos Yánez is a General, GI, Acute Care, and Trauma Surgeon from Zaragoza, Spain. He is a board member of the Trauma and Emergency Surgery Chapter of the Spanish Surgical Association and the chapter's Journal Club coordinator.  Additionally, he is an international DSTC Instructor, a Stop the Bleed Ambassador, and founder of the RAHM course (Resuscitation & Advanced Hemorrhage Control) of the Lozano Blesa University Hospital. Carlos is also a member of the Advisory Board of the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, and a Board member of the Disaster and Military Surgery as well as the Emergency Surgery sections of the European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery (ESTES).