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The 2008 Massive Transfusion & Traumatic Coagulopathy: State of the Art Symposium was held as part of the London Trauma Conference in November 2008. The conference was geared to presenting the current state of knowledge of Trauma Induced Coagulopathy (TIC) and massive transfusion practice.

The meeting was co-hosted by TRAUMA.ORG and these video presentations were sponsored in part by a research grant from the National Institute of Health Research. The meeting was also supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pentapharm GMbH, makers of ROTEM analysis systems. You will need Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher to see these videos.

Session 1: Massive Transfusion - Epidemiology, Outcomes and Prediction

Trauma Massive Transfusion – Epidemiology & Outcomes
Mark Midwinter, Defence Professor of Surgery at the Royal Centre of Defence Medicine

Prof Midwinter discusses the epidemiology and outcomes of massive transfusion in both civilian and military trauma.

What is happening in practice across the country? Trauma Audit & Research Network
Dr. Fiona Lecky, Research Director of the Trauma Audit & Research Network

Dr Lecky discusses the work of TARN and the practice patterns and outcomes for massive transfusion across the country.

Can we predict who will need a massive transfusion?
Mr Tom König, Trauma Surgery Fellow, the Royal London Hospital

Is it possible to predict patients who will need massive transfusion on arrival in the trauma centre?

Session 2: Trauma Induced Coagulopathy

Trauma Induced Coagulopathy
Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine

The prevalence, drivers and mechanisms of Trauma Induced Coagulopathy (TIC)

The Diagnosis of Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy
Mr Ross Davenport, Trauma Surgery Research Fellow, The Royal London Hospital

Old and new modalities for the diagnosis of Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy (ATC).

Session 3: Transfusion practice in Trauma Massive Transfusion

Management of Trauma Massive Haemorrhage - The Hospital Experience
Dr Jonathan Wallis, Consultant in Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, The Freeman Hospital Newcastle


Can We Deliver Pre-Thawed and High-Dose Fresh Frozen Plasma?
Dr Heidi Doughty, Consultant in Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, National Blood & Transplant


We were not able to video the following lectures also given at the symposium due to the nature of material presented in the talks:

Damage Control Resuscitation – military experience
Tim Hodgetts, Professor of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

Evidence for the use of blood components in traumatic haemorrhage
Simon Stanworth, Consultant in Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, National Blood & Transplant Service


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