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Making an impact whats new in emergency prehospital care research? Conference Update

On 27th February 2013, TRUST hosted the conference  Making an Impact: what’s new in emergency prehospital care research? in Cardiff. The event, run jointly with the 999 EMS Research Forum and supported by the Welsh Ambulances Services Trust , brought together over 120 researchers, practitioners, policy makers and service users to discuss prehospital, emergency and trauma care conference. 

The conference attracted delegates from all over the UK, to learn about the latest research findings, take part in practical workshops on research, and hear from our invited speakers on major international research studies and on the challenges of demonstrating the impact of research.    


From a high quality range of submitted abstracts of research, four were chosen for oral and poster presentation at the conference, and another 22 were presented as posters. Our judging panel awarded prizes for:  

  • Highest quality research - a trip to present at an international conference – awarded to Professor Tom Quinn, University of Surrey  for ‘Use of the pre-hospital 12 lead electrocardiogram and mortality in acute coronary syndrome – analysis of 424,866 patients from the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP)'
  • Research most likely to affect  practice – a £100 voucher sponsored by the College of Paramedics – awarded to Graham McClelland and Paul Younger, North East Ambulance Service for ‘An assessment of the introduction of a Sepsis Screening Tool on paramedic pre-alerts into North East hospitals'  
  • Best Poster – a £75 book token sponsored by the 999 EMS Research Forum – awarded to Dr Leila Bassir, Ysbyty Gwynedd for ‘Transportation of patients with COPD’   

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Look at our photo gallery [link] to get a flavour of the lively and successful  conference, and browse the links to access more resources from the conference.    

Presentations from plenary speakers    

Professor Thomas Krafft, Maastricht University, The Netherlands on using emergency care data for public health surveillance in Europe 

Professor Jon Nicholl, Sheffield University on how we can demonstrate the impact of research on emergency care

Further presentations from abstracts selected for presentation 

 Poster presentations 

 View Poster presentations   

Presentations from workshops    

Workshop 1: Bringing the service user perspective into research  
Bridie Angela Evans, Marina Koniotou, Swansea University   

Workshop 2:  Two ways of looking at decision-making by paramedics: what we can we learn from ethnographic approaches and from trials
Maxine Johnson, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) University of Sheffield Presentation 

Sarah Gaze, Swansea University Presentation  

Workshop 3:  Making the most of the literature: how published research can help you to ask questions and answer questions
Katrina Dalziel, Deputy Health Science & Medical Librarian and Elen Wyn Davies, Deputy Subject Librarian, Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University Presentation    

Workshop 4:  How to include anonymised routine data in emergency care research 
Dr Steven Macey, Swansea University Presentation  

Professor Niro Siriwardena, University of Lincoln Presentation


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