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Trauma Care Systems

9th & 10th November 2017. Chennai





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Tamil Nadu Accident and Emergency Care Initiative, Govt of Tamil Nadu (TAEI)
Trauma Talk Series Play List National Trauma Research Institute, Australia (NTRI) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M)
Trauma Care Systems

9th & 10th November 2017. Chennai

Tamil Nadu Accident and Emergency Care Initiative, Govt of Tamil Nadu (TAEI)
National Trauma Research Institute, Australia (NTRI)
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M)
Scientific Programme - Day 1 Scientific Programme - Day 1
Day 1 : 09th November 2017 Day 1 : 09th November 2017
Time Key Component Key Speaker Topic Discussion
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 1. Introduction Dr Darez Ahamed Vision for Tamil Nadu Outline the vision for Tamil Nadu’s trauma system and
(Venue : Raman Hall, IIT M Research Park) the reasons for developing a fully integrated system –
targets, facilitators, and barriers
Current governance

09:30 - 10:15 Prof Mark Fitzgerald What is a Trauma System and Explain the concept of a fully integrated TS
Trauma System components Where India could get the biggest improvements in the
shortest time
Funding model (TAC) and trauma prevention
Present the key components, facilitators and barriers
face in the governance of Trauma Systems –
Australia and the world
10:15 - 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 -12:15 2. Measuring Trauma Quality/Outcomes/ Prof Current state road accident Current databases and data collection methods –
Indian registry outcomes Venkatesh Balasubramanian database and requirements for requirements of a trauma registry for Tamil Nadu
(Venue : Raman Hall, IIT M Research Park) integration of a trauma registry What is currently existing

Prof Peter Cameron Measuring the quality of trauma How can trauma care and the trauma system be measured?
systems and in-hospital Discuss the difference between trauma surveillance and
trauma care the importance of in-hospital trauma registries
Importance of national vs state based registry vs
hospital based registry
How to use the information that we get

Dr Amit Gupta AITSC Trauma Registry & Discuss the AITSC Trauma registry
Trauma Quality Improvement Present some data from the AITSC registry that will
In India demonstrate the use of trauma registries for hospital
care and policy makers.
The importance of Trauma Quality Improvement
Meetings in measuring trauma care
12:15 -13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 -13:20 3. Pre-hospital Trauma Care Dr. Ramana Rao Pre-hospital services in Presentation of the current services and vision for
(Venue : Raman Hall, IIT M Research Park) Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Emergency Services

13:20 -13:30 Prof Gita Krishnan Ramadurai Use of RADAMS and
108 Avasaram App in
Trauma Care

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Scientific Programme - Day 1 Scientific Programme - Day 1
Day 1 : 09th November 2017 Day 1 : 09th November 2017
Time Key Component Key Speaker Topic Discussion
13:30 – 13:50 Dr Joseph Mathew Designation of Trauma Hospitals Discussion of Trauma Centre Designation
in a Trauma System NTRI experience in the designation in Uttar Pradesh
Presentation of Suchana© pre-hospital notification
application developed by AITSC

13:50 – 14:30 Mr Ian Patrick Pre-hospital systems in Australia Australia and best buys for Tamil Nadu
Minimum requirements for equipment, design and location
Alignment of prehospital to in hospital care
Trauma triage and clinical guideline

14:30 – 15:00 Tea Break
15:00 – 16:30 4. Breakout session Prof Peter Cameron Facilitators from TN Trauma Registry Key Questions
1. Dr Vijayakumar 1.Who is collecting data and what are they collecting?
Will Happen Concurrently in 4 Halls (Raman Hall) 2.How many hospitals having trauma quality improvement
1. Ramanujar Hall 2. Dr. Bruno or M&M meetings?
2. Raman Hall (Ramanujam Hall) 3.How is this data used?
3. Sara Hall 3. Dr. Amit 4.Facilitators and barriers for
4. Sarabhai Hall (Sara Hall) Tamil Nadu Trauma Trauma Registry
At IIT Madras Research Park 4. Mrs. Lydia Pre-hospital Notification
(Sarabhai Hall) 1.Is pre-hospital notification required in Tamil Nadu?
2.Percentage of patients transported by ambulance?
3.What are the thoughts about trauma centre designation
and ambulance service?
4.What could be the effect of uniform triage guidelines?
16:30- 17:15 5. Consensus points for Mrs. Shoba Final points to be incorporated to TN state trauma plan
TN state trauma system Additional Director
(Venue : Raman Hall, IIT M Research Park) and State Programme Manager,
Close Day 1

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Scientific Programme - Day 2 Scientific Programme - Day 2
Day 2 : 10th November 2017 Day 2 : 10th November 2017
Time Key Component Key Speaker Topic Discussion
08.30-09:15 6. In-hospital care – Trauma Dr.Rajesh CMO (RGGGH) In-hospital care of trauma Speaker to outline the trauma care continuum in
Reception and Resuscitation & patients in Tamil Nadu – Tamil Nadu public hospitals & requirements
Prof.Inthumathi Santhanam current systems for Management Elaborate on Trauma reception and resuscitation in
(Venue : (ICH) of Adults (20 minutes) and Emergency department
Raman Hall, IIT-M Research Park) Paediatric Patients 25 minutes) Discuss existing protocols
Discuss existing training (ED and surgical)
Discuss in hospital care including access to radiology
Discuss current surgical systems for damage
control surgery
Discuss each of these points in a compare and contrast
between Level 1 vs level 2 vs Level 3

09:15 - 10:00 Prof Mark Fitzgerald Integrated in-hospital Importance of trauma reception and resuscitation in ED
trauma care – building blocks & the team based
that save lives Trauma callout systems and trauma triages
The India adapted TRR software system
Specialties (Trauma)

11:00 - 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 – 11:45 6. In-Hospital Care continued Ms Ellaine Boo Role of Trauma Nursing Describe the importance and specialty of trauma nursing
(Venue : Raman Hall, IIT-M Research Park) (ED and inpatient)
Provide a simple roadmap for trauma nursing in TN
Describe existing educational programs

11.45 - 11:55 Mrs. Sulochana (RGGGH) Current status of Trauma Current status of ED and inpatient trauma nursing
Nursing In TN Describe training levels and career pathways for nurses
Explain in context of different levels of hospitals
Challenges to keeping trained nurses within hospital

11.55 - 12:05 Dr.Raja S Vignesh In Hospital Care of Patient by
(Thoothukudi Medical College) Neurosurgeon

12.05 - 12:15 Dr.M.Vijayanand Thambaiah In Hospital Care of Patients
(Cuddalore GH) by Orthopaedician O

12:15 – 12:45 Dr.Joseph Mathew Inpatient allied health systems
Physiotherapy : Rehabilitation
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break

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Scientific Programme - Day 2 Scientific Programme - Day 2
Day 2 : 10th November 2017 Day 2 : 10th November 2017
Time Key Component Key Speaker Topic Discussion
13:30 – 15:00 7. Breakout session Facilitators – 1 Tamil Nadu & Facilitators from TN Trauma Reception and Resuscitation
1 NTRI 1. Dr Vijayakumar 1.Current systems and how to achieve a robust system
(Raman Hall) 2.The advantages of having a system based approach vs
Will Happen Concurrently in 4 Halls 4 groups 2. Dr. Bruno (Ramanujam Hall) the challenges in achieving it
1. Ramanujar Hall 3. Dr. Amit (Sara Hall) 3.EXISTING TRAINING PROGRAMS
2. Raman Hall 4. Mrs. Lydia (Sarabhai Hall) 4.Solutions
3. Sara Hall In-hospital trauma care
4. Sarabhai Hall 1.Current systems for admitting multitrauma patients
At IIT Madras Research Park 2.Ownership of the multitrauma system patients
3.The challenges of achieving an inpatient
co-ordinating team
4.Access to ICU
5.Optimal training programs (ED/ICU/surgery/nursing)
6.Access to theatre and concept of damage control surgery
7.Access to radiology
8.Access to allied heath (physiotherapist, occupational
therapist, social worker etc)
15:00 –15:15 Afternoon Tea
15:15 –16:00 8. Breakout session Summary Dr. Capt. M. Kamatchi All facilitators Presentation of key outcomes of the breakout sessions
(Venue : Raman Hall, IIT M Research Park) Expert Advisor

16:00 – 16:30 9. Symposium Wrap Up Dr Darez Ahamed Summation of Breakout sessions
(Venue : Raman Hall, IIT M Research Park) Prof Mark Fitzgerald Short term and long term goals
What is required to meet these goals?

Close Day 2

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Dr.C.Vijayabaskar, M.B.B.S., Dr.J.Radhakrishnan, I.A.S,
Hon’ble Minister for Health, Government of Tamil Nadu. Secretary to Government,
Health and Family Welfare Department,
Dr. C. Vijayabaskar is theHon’ble Minister for Health, Government of Tamil Nadu. The Hon’ble Government of Tamil Nadu.
Minister is a Medical Doctor and also holds a Law Degree. He served as Health Minister from Dr.J.Radhakrishnan is an Indian Administrative Service officer and has served as District
2013. He has become the Health Minister at a young age of 39 years. He is very dynamic, Collector of Salem, Nagapattinam and Thanjavur. During his stint as District Collector,
energetic and provides valuable inputs for the various health programs in the State. Nagapatinam, he carried out the massive Tsunami relief operations which were seen as India’s
Dr.C.Vijayabaskar is an excellent orator. He has an in-depth understanding of the Health timely response to a great human tragedy headed the Disaster Management team of the United
Department. He has provided critical inputs for the successful implementation of CMCHIS. The Nations Development Programme invited by United States Department of Education to lecture
Hon’ble Minister firmly believes in conducting evidence based monitoring reviews, conducts on tsunami-related issues in Washington D. C, Seattle, San Francisco and Hawaii.
frequent field visits and is result oriented.
As Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, he has initiated several new programs. He
has consolidated the Muthulakshmi Reddy Benefit Scheme, led the Health Department towards
opening more new Medical College Hospitals and increased the number of medical seats,
provided the framework for Urban Health Mission. Due to his untiring efforts the IMR has come
down to 17and MMR to 67 in the State of Tamil Nadu. He coordinated all departmental efforts
towards preventing break out of epidemic during December 2015 floods.

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Dr.Darez Ahamed, M.B.,B.S., I.A.S., Prof. Dr. Venkatesh Balasubramanian, Ph.D.,

Dr Darez Ahamed MBBS IAS is a Medical Doctor turned Bureacrat who joined Indian Dr. Venkatesh Balasubramanian is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Design at
Administrative Services in 2005. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He works on various problems of disruptive
innovations in product and process developments at IIT Madras.
In the past 12 years, he had worked as
Dr. Balasubramanians’ academic work at IITM can be classified into three interlinked domains.
Sub Collector of Devakottai in SivagangaDistrict
Innovation and Lean Operations: Developed Suzhal Management System (SMS), a methodology
Additional Collector of Madurai and Krishnagiri Districts
to disruptively innovate to develop new products and implement lean operations. SMS has
Joint Commissioner of Commercial Tax, Chennai shown a big impact in productivity improvements and various product development initiative
Deputy Commissioner of Corporation of Chennai, have been done in industries ranging from automotive manufacturing to postal services and
leather goods manufacturing.
He had an remarkable stint as District Collector Perambalur from 2011 in which he got multiple
awards including Factors in Transportation Developed methods to understand and objectively measure occupant
1. Best performance in disposal of CM Cell petitions -2011-12. comfort, performance and health in various modes of transportation such as on- and off-road
vehicles, helicopters, 2 wheelers, etc. This has helped create IP, which are licensed by IITM for
2. Best performing District Collector in Health and Family Welfare in 2011-12.
commercial development of products such as Intelliseat™, an IoT device for driver behavior and
3. Best performance in disposal of CM Cell petitions -2012-13.
performance monitoring. These methods are used to design vehicles with improved ride
4. Best performing District Collector in Health and Family Welfare in 2012-13. comfort and contribute towards transportation safety.
5. Best Collector in implementing schemes for differently abled sector in 2012-13.
devices and implants Various disruptive medical devices, materials and implants have been
6. Implementation of e-governance initiative successfully in 2012-13.
developed that will improve the care given and the cost of care delivery. These have been in
7. Best practices award in 2013 for implementation of Quality Delivery System ensuring Good disciplines such as cardiac, vascular, orthopaedic, dental, etc.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Balasubramanian had pursued a passion in leadership
8. Excellent works in Environment protection in 2013.
development. He had helped develop and coordinate a one-year PGPEX program, Visionary
At present he is the Mission Director of NHM and Ex Officio Commissioner of Trauma Care and Leaders for Manufacturing (VLFM). This program was unique in many ways and the first to have
Commissioner for Maternal & Child Health. a joint diploma offered by IIMC, IITK and IITM. This program was adopted as the skill and
leadership development program of the “Make In India” vision of DIPP, GoI. He had also
developed programs for building leadership in engineering and manufacturing excellence for
various large and medium sized manufacturing companies.

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Prof. Gitakrishnan Ramadurai DR G. V. RAMANA RAO
“108” GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute
Gitakrishnan Ramadurai is an Associate Professor in the Transportation Engineering Division,
Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. His overarching goal is to develop technological Dr G.V. Ramana Rao is Director of Emergency Medicine Learning Center and Research at “108”
and management solutions for a safe and sustainable transportation system. His primary GVK Emergency Management Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. He is In-charge of Training,
research interests are in network modeling, dynamic traffic simulation and assignment, Pre-hospital care and Research at 108 GVK EMRI. He is with 108 emergency response services
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), vehicular emissions, urban freight, public transit systems, since April, 2006. Dr Ramana Rao is in-charge for AHA- ITC to conduct BLS, ACLS & PALS
and road safety. He received his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from Rensselaer certification/ ACEP recognized ITLS certification and AAFP recognized BLSO/ ALSO
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in June 2009, M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at certifications. He is Chief Editor of Indian Emergency Journal. Dr Rao is the Principal of 2-year
Austin in December 2003, and B.Tech. with honors in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Advanced Post Graduate Program (APGDEC) in Emergency Care affiliated to Osmania
Technology, Roorkee in May 2002. He was awarded First Place in the 2009 Dissertation Prize by University, Hyderabad conducted by GVK EMRI.Dr Rao is a member of international editorial
Transportation Science and Logistics Society, Institute for Operations Research and board for JEMS (Journal of EMS) and executive committee member of Pan-Asian Resuscitation
Management Science (INFORMS) in San Diego, USA. He is a recipient of New York Metropolitan Outcomes Study (PAROS). Dr Rao is representing GVK EMRI in the Global Resuscitation
Transportation Commission’s September 11 Memorial Program Fellowship in 2007-08. He has Alliance (GRA). Dr Rao is member of GOI/ WHO prehospital trauma care guidelines; National
co-authored over 55 conference and journal papers. He has served as a principal and co- Ambulance Code; EMT education under MOHFW, GOI, NDMA in Mass medical event guidelines
investigator in Government of India funded projects on ITS and urban transportation. He has and Health Sector Skills Council. Dr Ramana is invited by World Health Organization to Geneva
advised Chennai Port Trust, JNPT, and CIDCO, Navi Mumbai on improving congestion of trucks on Emergency Care Systems for LMIC in August 2017.
destined to ports, and various government organizations including Chennai Corporation, Dr Rao has authored over 50 national and international publications and has been an invited
Chennai Traffic Police, TNHSP / EMS on ITS technology implementation, transportation speaker in over 25 international conferences and many national conferences. Dr Ramana Rao
planning and management, and road safety. He is also a corresponding member of the IRC H-8 underwent specialized training in London (LSE and LSH), Bangkok, Singapore, Australia and
committee on urban roads. USA. He has visited China, Egypt, Singapore, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Germany, USA
representing GVK EMRI. Dr Ramana Rao is recipient of Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMI)
Excellence Award 2014 for his contributions to Emergency Medical Services. Dr Rao is also
recognized by Stanford School of Medicine, USA towards development of EMS in India.Dr Rao
is interested in EMS education andemergency care services. Under his leadership over 350,000
were trained so far, including 14000 doctors, and 45000 nurses in addition to 72000
EMTs/Paramedics, First Responders etc.

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Professor Mark Fitzgerald ASM Dr Joseph Mathew

Director, National Trauma Research Institute Head, International Programs (South Asia), National Trauma Research Institute
Director, Trauma Services, The Alfred Consultant, Trauma Service / Emergency, The Alfred
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Monash University
Professor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne Dr Joseph Mathew is the Head of International Programs (South Asia) at The National Trauma
University of Technology Research Institute and works as a Consultant for the Trauma Services & Emergency

Professor Mark Fitzgerald is Director of the National Trauma Research Institute and Director of departments at The Alfred. Dr Mathew obtained his MBBS and Master of Surgery (MS) at

Trauma Services at The Alfred. He graduated MB BS from the University of Melbourne in 1981, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana in India. In 2010, Dr Mathew was one of the

achieved Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in 1987, was awarded inaugural Trauma Fellows (Critical Care Trainees) in The Alfred Trauma Service. Dr Mathew has

an MD for ‘Computer Aided Decision Support for Trauma Reception and Resuscitation’ from been an advisor to the Indian Government for the implementation of trauma systems, trauma

Monash University in 2015 and was a Global Clinical Scholar (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), education and trauma registry. He also advises the GVK EMRI group (India’s largest prehospital

Harvard Medical School 2014 – 2015. Professor Fitzgerald is an Ambulance Victoria Medical care provider) for the establishment of trauma systems.

Advisor and a member of the Victorian State Trauma Committee. With a passion in the advocacy and establishment of trauma systems internationally, Dr

Professor Fitzgerald has led the establishment of trauma resuscitation and management Mathew is actively involved in the development of trauma systems in South Asia, particularly in

programs along with Trauma Systems Development in Sri Lanka, India, China, the Philippines India and in Sri Lanka. Currently, he is the Australian program leader and Co-Principal

and Myanmar. Investigator of the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration (AITSC) and a consultant for
major projects in Uttar Pradesh and Kerala in India. Dr Mathew has substantial experience in
Professor Fitzgerald’s research themes include trauma systems improvement, error reduction facilitating and organising trauma education & resuscitation courses in Australia and overseas.
and standardisation of resuscitation care. He has over 140 publications in peer-review journals He is the founder convenor of The Alfred’s Trauma Resuscitation Workshop and founder
as well as 11 book chapters and is a reviewer for multiple medical and surgical journals. facilitator of the Emergency Trauma Management (ETM) course. Dr Mathew has also been
actively involved in co-ordinating the development of the Masters of Trauma and the Masters of
Honours awarded to Professor Fitzgerald include the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in 2003,
Emergency Medicine in the NTRI and the Alfred Emergency department.
the Foundation Medal Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in 2003, Honorary Life
Membership of the Neurotrauma Society of India in 2010 and the Gordon Trinca Medal, Royal Dr Mathew’s focus on research is in the development and efficacy of technological interventions
Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013. in the setting of trauma resuscitation in developing countries. He is currently involved in
research related to diagnosis and treatment of spinal, vascular and chest injuries.

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Professor Peter Cameron Ms Ellaine Boo
MBBS MD FACEM FCEM (Hon) RN BSc CritCareDip(ED) MNursRes

Head, Academic Programs, National Trauma Research Institute Head, International Programs (East Asia), National Trauma Research Institute
Consultant, Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred Lecturer, LaTrobe University

Professor Peter Cameron is the Head of Academic Programs at The National Trauma Research Ms Ellaine Boo is the Head of International Programs (East Asia) at The National Trauma
Institute and works as a Consultant in the Emergency and Trauma Centre at The Alfred. He is Research Institute and works as a Lecturer at Alfred Clinical School, La Trobe University. Ms Boo
also a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Monash University. He has been President of the was a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Alfred Trauma Services & Emergency departments and has
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and was involved in the early development of the worked at The Alfred hospital for 10 years. She has completed her Diploma of Nursing Science in
College. He has also been President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. In Emergency Nursing and Masters of Nursing – Research Methods at La Trobe University.
these roles Professor Cameron has had the opportunity to be heavily involved in emergency and
Ms Boo is actively involved in the development of trauma systems in East Asia, particularly in
trauma system development in many countries. He is the author of multiple textbooks on
China and Myanmar. Currently, she is coordinating programs to improve trauma reception and
emergency and trauma care.
resuscitation in Longgang Central Hospital (LCH), China and Yangon General Hospital (YGH),
Professor Cameron has consulted and published on trauma and emergency system Myanmar. She has coordinated an AusAID Public Services Linkage Program grant to improve
development. His doctoral thesis was on the epidemiology of major trauma in Victoria. He has hospital trauma reception and resuscitation in Philippines General Hospital (PGH), Philippines.
an extensive history of practical involvement in health services planning and analysis. He has Ms Boo has substantial experience in facilitating and organising trauma education &
also been the Director of four major emergency departments in different countries. He has resuscitation courses in Australia and overseas. Ms Boo and Professor Mark Fitzgerald have
recently returned from Qatar, where he was Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Hamad developed a one day Trauma Resuscitation – The Initial Approach Course. This course has been
Medical Corporation and assisted in the transformation of Emergency Services there. delivered in China, Philippines and India.

Professor Cameron has a large research portfolio with over 400 publications and has been Ms Boo’s research focus is on the capability of developing countries in setting up trauma
Principal Investigator on many large multicentre grants. He is frequently invited to systems.
international meetings as a keynote speaker. His major focus has been in trauma registry
development, resuscitation and health services research.

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Dr Teresa Howard Associate Professor Ian Patrick

Manager, Innovation and Research, National Trauma Research Institute General Manager, Clinical & Community Services, Ambulance Victoria.

Dr Teresa Howard is the Research Manager at the National Trauma Research Institute. She has Adjunct Assoc/Prof Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice,
completed a PhD in Protozoology at The University of Tasmania. Monash University

Dr Howard is a scientist and medical researcher with over 20 years’ experience in a broad range Adj Assoc Professor Ian Patrick began his career in Ambulance in 1976 in Melbourne and has
of research and development activities in medical and commercial research institutes and worked through MICA and Management roles in Metropolitan and Rural Victoria. He has also
companies. She started her career as a scientist working with early HIV diagnostics, later worked on road in Tasmania.
working with the WHO as a temporary advisor running inter-country workshops. Dr Howard
After 31 years in Ambulance Victoria the last 15 years in senior management, Ian consulted,
has experience in Biotech start-ups and commercialising Australian research. She currently has
nationally and internationally before taking a position as Clinical Services Director, National
two patents.
Ambulance Company in Abu Dhabi in 2010. He joined RCH in March 2012 as Director
Dr Howard’s role at NTRI is focused on leading and supporting NTRI’s research and Emergency Retrieval and Referral Service to bring together the neonatal, paediatric and
development capacity. She is responsible for strategic development of the research agenda, perinatal services into an amalgamated service in the new RCH.
supporting NTRI’s and Alfred’s clinical researchers and collaborators and facilitating national
In 2015 he returned to Ambulance Victoria as General Manager Clinical & Community Services,
and international partnerships. In addition, she oversees the project management of a number
Ambulance Victoria. He also is an Adjunct Associate Professor Monash University department
of national and international programs of research encompassing clinical, health services and
of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science. Ian has researched and contributed to published
knowledge translation aspects of trauma and emergency surgery.
papers relating to prehospital care. He is a Fellow, Life Member and Past President of
Paramedics Australasia, the peak professional body for Paramedics in Australasia.

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Ms Hayley Ball Ms Madonna Fahey
BBS (Psych) BSocSc (Psych)

Project Officer, National Trauma Research Institute Project Officer, Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration (AITSC) and South East Asian
Programs, National Trauma Research Institute
Ms Hayley Ball is a Project Officer at the National Trauma Research Institute, working
predominantly on a trauma prevention initiative and international programs. Ms Ball has a Ms Madonna Fahey is the Project Officer for the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) from Swinburne University of Technology, (AITSC). She is also the Project Officer for the South East Asian international programs, working
Melbourne. predominantly within the Indian projects. Ms Fahey has completed a Bachelor of Arts
(Psychology) at the University of Ottawa.
Ms Ball has over 15 years of administrative experience working within multiple industries. She
has been responsible for the maintenance of stakeholder relationships, office and finance Since graduating Ms Fahey has worked in a number of healthcare environments as an Executive
management and providing operational, research assistance and coordination to projects and Assistant and Financial Administrator. She has gained experience in project management,
teams. external stakeholder management, patient information management, medical reports and
medical claims submissions.
Ms Ball’s role is to provide high-level support to NTRI’s projects. She is responsible for
providing project and administrative leadership and support to the research team members, Ms Fahey’s role is to provide high-level support to the NTRI’s programs in India, including the
stakeholder management, project coordination, event and travel management and financial Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration. She is responsible for providing project and
monitoring. administrative leadership to the research team members of the Australia-India Trauma
Systems Collaboration, including local and international stakeholder management, project
management, financial monitoring, report preparation and international event and travel

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Dr. Indumathy Santhanam MD, DCH
Professor and Head,
Pediatric Emergency Department,
Institute of Child Health,
Madras Medical College

MBBS: Madras Medical College (1979-1985)
DCH: Madras Medical College (1987-1988)
MD: Madras Medical College (1989-1991)

• Established the first Pediatric Emergency Department in India at the Institute of Child
Dr. Amit Gupta
Health in 1997
Dr. Amit Gupta is currently working as Professor of Surgery at the Division of Trauma Surgery & • Created the Fellowship program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine the first of its kind in
Critical Care, JPN Apex Trauma Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New India, under the auspices of the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University in 2010.
Delhi, India. After graduating from Kanpur University in 1993, he did his Masters in Surgery
Created the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course (PEMC) in 1999.
from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow in 1997 and joined AIIMS in 1998, and since
• This course teaches “how to save lives with available resources”. Conducted independently
then has been there in various capacities, in the Emergency Department, Department of
and as pre-congress workshops of various societies such as the Indian Society of Critical
Surgical Disciplines and at the J P N Apex Trauma Center. He is alsoFellow of the Royal College of
Care Medicine, Indian Academy of Pediatrics since 1999, this course has been taught
Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCS – Glasg.), Fellow of American College of Surgeons
throughout India.
(FACS) and Fellow of the International College of Laparoscopic Surgeons (FCLS).
• 2006: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course was copyrighted to the Indian Society
Recipient of the prestigious ICMR - International Fellowship for Young biomedical scientists in of Critical Care Medicine-Chennai.
2008 he travelled to the USA and was associated with Level-I Regional Trauma Center in Tampa • 2011: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course (PEMC), was conducted in Sydney
and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Baltimore as Visiting Fellow in Trauma Surgery (Australia) as part of the Pediatric Critical Care Congress-2011, March.
and Trauma Critical Care. His fellowship at the University of South Florida was on use of
• 2010: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course was accredited by the Tamil Nadu Dr.
Simulation technology as a Teaching Tool for Emergency and Trauma Education. His other
MGR Medical University for post graduates.
numerous fellowships include the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center – USAID fellowship for
• 2011: Accreditation of the basic Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course for CRRIs. It was
Hospital Disaster Planning; Israeli MASHAV Fellowship for Trauma and Mass Casualty
made compulsory for CRRIs by the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University..
Management; Visiting faculty fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Careat the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor; and various other Travel fellowships from DST & DBT Govt. of India. • 2011: Conducted Instructor courses for assistant Professors and Associate Professors
in Pediatrics from 18 Medical Colleges affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Medical University such
An ardent academician he has over 100 publications including Peer reviewed journals, Edited that they can train their interns.
Textbooks/ Reports, Chapters in Textbooks and abstracts in world journals. His research • 2012: Indian Academy of Pediatrics Tamil Nadu, adopted the Pediatric Emergency
Interests are Trauma and Injury Epidemiology, Trauma Systems, Quality Improvement in Medicine Course for training practitioners in every district in Tamil Nadu.
Trauma Care and Trauma Critical Care. He has been a part of two WHO funded Injury
• 2013: National Rural Health Mission has adopted the PEMC for training district doctors
surveillance projects as PI and more than 15other research projects funded by ICMR, AIIMS and
in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
other funding agencies. Recently he has been involved as PI (India side) to bag the coveted
• 2016: The International Congress of Emergency Medicine-Pediatric Special Interest
Australia India Strategic Research Fund (Grand Challenge Fund) for a 4 year research grant on
Group (ICEM-PSIG) endorsed the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course as part of its
Trauma Systems and Trauma Quality Improvement.
educational activities in Africa.

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Dr. Raja S Vignesh, M.B.B.S., M.S., M.Ch., Dr.Vijayanand Thambiah, M.B.B.S., M.S., (Ortho)

Dr. Raja S Vignesh has chequered Academic and Professional Record. He has got Gold Medal in Dr. M. Vijayanand Thambiah M. S Ortho., underwent Undergraduation in jipmer pondicherry
MBBS from Tirunelveli Medical College, Gold Medical in MS from Coimbatore Medical College joined tnpsc (tamilnadu public service) in the Year 2000 undergone Post graduation in
and Gold Medal in MCh Neurosurgery from Madras Medical College, government Royapettah hospital Chennai in 2003 presented paper on rare condition of
hemangioendotheleoma in National conference held in Agra during post graduation. Presently
He has worked for three years in Primary Health Centre in Thoothukudi District and is now the
working in district headquarters hospital cuddalore as Trauma nodal officer and working as
Senior Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Thoothukudi Medical College.
part time ortho consultant in Kannan Hospital cuddalore

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Dr. V Rajesh M.B.B.S. Mrs.Sulochana Ragunathan
Casualty Medical Officer, RGGGH
Phone: 9962741289 Mrs.Sulochana Ragunathan began her career with Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery in May
Mail ID: 1983. She has also completed BSc Psychologuy and MBA Hospital Administration. She has
Finished my M.B.B.S. from Kilpauk Medical College. worked as a Nurse in GH for three decades. Her experience includes three decades of work in GH
Has been working in the department of Casualty as Casualty Medical Officer at the prestigious initially as Staff Nurse and Later as Nursing Superindent and also a stinet of one year in Malaysia
Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for the past 4 years. and 2 years in Saudi Arabia

At present, she is Nursing Superindent in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Madras
Topic for the Workshop:
Medical College, Chennai
IN Hospital Care – Trauma Reception and Resuscitation
• Outline the trauma care continuum in Tamil Nadu
• Elaborate on trauma reception and resuscitation in ED
• Discussion on existing protocols
• Current systems on damage control surgery
• In hospital care of the patients including access to radiology
• Discuss the training in trauma care

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