The Injury Studies Networking Event is open to all Imperial College staff, researchers and students. The event will be held on Microsoft Teams (you will receive link to the event, when you register) and the programme will be a combination of keynote sessions and researcher talks. The focus will be on 'Head and brain injury' and 'Musculoskeletal trauma at the extremes of life'.

Date: 23 February 2021

Time: 10:00-17:10

Programme: See the full programme for the networking event.

Registration: If you wish to register for the networking event, please email Centre administrator Cecilie Skaarup.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Mark Wilson, Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Faculty of Medicine
    Title: "Acute Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury"
    AbstractThis talk provides an overview of the hyper-acute pathophysiology of TBI in the pre-hospital and early hospital phase of the patient pathway. Logistical, medical and surgical management methods and novel technologies to improve decision making and improve patient care are discussed.
    Biography: Mark Wilson is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Imperial NHS Trust and Professor of Practice at Imperial College. He holds the Gibson Chair of Pre-Hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and is a pre-hospital clinican with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. His research interests are traumatic and hypoxic brain injury. He co-founded GoodSAM, a platform radically changing volunteering and emergency services delivery (

  • Professor James CalderDepartment of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering
    Title: "From ankle ligaments to Covid-19 on sports equipment - it's not all screws and plates!"
    Abstract: Imperial is ideally placed to lead research into sports injuries and has proven success with publications that have changed management of injuries in elite athletes. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought separate challenges necessitating further collaborative research into aerobiology that not only affects athletes but influences Govt policy on opening of community sports and singing/playing of wind instruments in theatres and schools.
    James Calder is consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Fortius Clinic London and Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College.

    His research interests focus on foot and ankle sports injuries. He Chairs the UK Govt committee on return of sports and advises on returning audiences to stadia and cultural sectors.

  • Dr Michael Fertleman, Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering
    Title: "We all get old – does it have to be traumatic?"
    AbstractMichael will speak about how major trauma affects in older people. He will address difficult topics such as survival, impact on life and prevention. Case vignettes will be presented from the common injuries such as broken necks, ribs and legs.
    Biography: Michael Fertleman is a Consultant Geriatrician and Visiting Professor in Bioengineering. He leads the Cutrale Perioperative and Ageing Group which investigates how to make surgery in older patients safer. The group has five doctoral students, and actively recruits older people to research studies throughout the department.

Contact/questions: If you have any questions concerning the Injury Studies Networking Event please contact Centre administrator Cecilie Skaarup.