The Centre's 2017 Networking and Research Update event, entitled Care across the continuum, from point-of-injury to recovery, was held on 21 November.

Location | South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK


With its track record in pioneering multidisciplinary military medical research, the Centre offered a unique environment for military and civilian clinicians, military medical specialists, scientific researchers and engineers to come together to share information and concepts that would underpin our ability to create solutions for complex trauma in the future. Delegates joined us for an inspiring multidisciplinary programme of presentations delving into topics from point-of-injury through to long-term outcomes of blast injury. With CME, CNE and CPD accreditation, the event aimed to delve into these topics to increase knowledge and awareness of military combat trauma and blast-related research while bringing together leading experts and stakeholders in the field. This event was accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for up to 5.0 CPD points as well as by the US Navy Medicine Professional Development Center for CME and CNE for up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.

The 2017 annual networking event took place at Imperial College London's South Kensington campus.

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The 2017 Annual Networking and Research Update event was organised to include both US and UK expertise. It brought together highly experienced clinicians, researchers and medical strategists from across the continuum of casualty care. Attendees explored the means to coordinate and augment the range of research resources available to solve the problems of complex casualty. The event was an opportunity to encourage further exploration into the optimum integration of all stages of casualty care, so that saving a life at the point of injury might simultaneously incorporate the means to secure a life once the immediate danger has passed. Today’s military medical services have considerable understanding and experience of complex weapon wounding. Despite the brutality of 21stcentury conflicts, the lives of thousands of service personnel have been saved that would otherwise have been lost. New techniques for trauma care have been used both at the point of wounding and in medical facilities beyond the battlefield. These developments, underpinned by research, created a generation of unexpected survivors who experience a range of outcomes from their injuries. Early indications are that these complications may be chronic and lifelong. This is the casualty continuum, the new challenge for military medical services: the lifetime consequences of surviving severe traumatic injury.

This is an area of research at the cutting edge of medicine science and practice, both in the military and beyond, with participants and contributors of the event being global leaders in the field. Imperial College London is one of the world’s foremost universities, its multi-disciplinary research at the heart of all of its achievements, now and into the future.