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09 Oct 2017

Unpicking Trauma Cases – From Roadside To Discharge


Date 09 Oct 2017
Time 13:00 - 14:15
Location Law Society House, 96 Victoria Street, Belfast



Monday 9th October 2017

1.00pm – 2.15pm

Registration from 12.30pm

Speaker: Dr Phillip O’Connor and Dr Russell McLaughlin, Consultants in Emergency Medicine

This discussion will look in detail at the medico-legal aspects of trauma cases from the accident, the patient’s admission to the Emergency Department and the patient’s care and treatment until discharge from the perspective of two very experienced Consultants in Emergency Medicine based in Northern Ireland.

Dr Phillip O’Connor, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, graduated in Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast from 1993-1998. He obtained full registration with the General Medical Council in 1999 and embarked on a career in Emergency Medicine thereafter. In addition to specialist training in Emergency Medicine, Dr O’Connor became the only Emergency Medicine physician in Northern Ireland to successfully complete training in Critical Care Medicine. He is a registered specialist with the General Medical Council in both Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. He holds the United Kingdom Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, he has a Masters of Science in Critical Care Medicine (Cardiff University), he is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a fellow of the joint faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland, a fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (UK) and a fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine. Dr O’Connor’s special interests are trauma and the treatment of critically ill patients in the Emergency Department.

Mr Russell McLaughlin, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, graduated in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1995. After training in Emergency Medicine in Northern Ireland he was appointed to a Consultant post in Emergency Medicine at the Ulster Hospital Dundonald in 2004. In 2009 he was appointed to a Consultant post in the Regional Major Trauma Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast where he is working as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine. He fulfilled the role of Clinical Director for Emergency Care (2009-2012). In addition to his role at the Major Trauma Centre he is also working as a Consultant on Northern Ireland’s new Air Ambulance Service.



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