Speakers

Please meet our speakers and other faculty members below!

We will be rolling out biographies and photos of the 2018 AIRMED World Conference Faculty over the next days and weeks, as they are being provided by the faculty members themselves.

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Anders Aa

Anders Aa

Anders Aa is currently manager of the biomedical department of
The National Air Ambulance Services of Norway.
He has been working with EMS medical equipment for ambulances, air ambulances and Defense for 25 years.
Anders Aa have been engaged in several European and International standard bodies to set requirements to medical equipment used in the emergency and air ambulance environments.
His field of speciality, is the interaction between environments and equipment, when the field of use is outside the hospital.

Lars Amdal

Lars Amdal

Lars Amdal, pilot with NLA since 2002, and now PBN manger responsible for the IFR procedures including low level IFR network, departure- and approach procedures used within Norway. Lars is a former military pilot with experience from both inland and offshore operations as a Bell 412SP and Westland LYNX Mk86 helicopters. He also wasted about 6 years of his life as an airlinerpilot flying Boeing 737s. Regularly he acts as type rating instructor and examiner for both the H135 and H145, and he also has an authorization as Flight Validation pilot. His biggest interest is however to be able to develop and expand the IFR portion of the NLA operation through implementing more and more procedures together with the best designers and pilots around.

Kristi Grønvold Bache

Kristi Grønvold Bache

Research leader at The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. Academic position at the University of Oslo, Medical faculty
Main supervisor for 2 PhD-students and principal investigator on the Treat-Norwegian Acute Stroke Prehospital Project (Treat-NASPP), Mobile Stroke Unit, Norway.
Main supervisor for 1 PhD-student working with prehospital diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome (pre-ACS).
Editor-in-Chief the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (SJTREM)
Education and experience:
Phd from Oslo University Hospital (OuS), Radium Hospital (cancer)
Postdoctor from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (neurodegenerative diseases)
Researcher at OuS, Radium Hospital
Medical writing, teaching, lectures

Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Michael began military service in the Army in 1993, as a Korean linguist and interrogator before becoming an OH-58D helicopter instructor pilot flying Peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Combat operations in Iraq. After 15 years of service he flew for Med-Trans Corporation and Air Methods as a helicopter Check Airman, Aviation Training Manager, Regional Aviation Director and Aviation Compliance Manager.
In 2015, he founded VyClimb Consulting, LLC, an aviation management, operations and safety consulting business that has taken him to China, United Kingdom, Mexico, Haiti and throughout the United States. He is currently a Project Manager and helicopter subject matter expert with The LOSA Collaborative.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University.
In his free time, Michael continues work as a published travel and aviation photographer.

Anna Bichmann

Anna Bichmann

Anna is the Medical Director for the Academy of Emergency Medical in Berlin. She has worked in Medical Simulation for the past 4 years at the Trent Simulation Centre in Nottingham, UK, the PHEM training centre and now at the Charité Simulation Centre, Berlin. To increase international EMS understanding she completed a fellowship in Maryland EMS attended the John Hopkins Simulation Centre and HEMS Trooper Police Aviation Training Base. Having graduated MBBS at University of East Anglia, UK, she started her PhD in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Nottingham and became an Associate Fellow in Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Nottingham in 2018. Within her Honorary Research Contract with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), UK she acts as EMAS Representative in the Bystander CPR analysis within OHCAO Research Group in Warwick. Since 2018 she also lectures on BSc for Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Berlin. 

Balázs Bondor

Balázs Bondor

Balazs Bondor is the Chief Paramedic for the Hungarian Air Ambulance system since 2013, overseeing all 7 bases and their leaders. From 2009 until 2013 He was a Base Leader for the central Airbase Budaörs He has been involved in simulation trainings for paramedics and doctors since 2011. Before taking a full time job with HEMS he has worked for more than a decade with the National Ambulance Service.

Jakub Borkowski

Jakub Borkowski

Jakub Borkowski is a paramedic, working as medical dispatcher in Operational Center of Polish Medical Air Rescue for over ten years. 

Morten Thingemann Bøtker

Morten Thingemann Bøtker

Morten Thingemann Bøtker is an anesthesiology registrar working at Aarhus University Hospital and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Services in Aarhus. Morten holds a PhD on prehospital point-of-care diagnostics in patients with dyspnea and is involved in a multitude of clinical research projects on point-of-care diagnostics in dyspnea, cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, and chest pain. Morten is a passionate about education – and especially about point-of-care ultrasound education. He is co-developer on the Essential Emergency Ultrasonography concept and the Train-the-Trainer concept that you will experience in Warsaw. Off work, he enjoys out-door life, music, and spending time with his three girls.

Wolfgang Burger

Wolfgang Burger

Wolfgang Peter Burger was born at 10.05.1965 in Zams Tirol Austria. In Zams he visited the Primary school, moved to Schwaz in to a boarding school to complete the Gymnasium. In Graz he absolved a
College Mechanical Engineering, moved to the University in Graz and finally graduated as Aviation Engineer in Munich. During his studying he worked for Tyrolean Air Ambulance in Innsbruck (A), as a Med Crew Member and Tyrolean Jet Service in Innsbruck, as an Certification Engineer for the D328. His first occupation was at Austrian Airlines as Aircraft Engineer for structure & avionics on MD80, F70, A320/321 aircraft. Since 1.12.2000 he is engaged as Technical Director at OEAMTC Flugrettung with the function of Postholder Continious Airworthiness, Head of Design and Acountable Manager for PART21 Design and Production. He was member of the CEN/TC 239/WG5 Working Group and is at Austrian Standard the Expert for HEMS Cabin. Following Lectures were recited by him: Airmed 2002 Interlaken: Technical Support for an EMS Fleet, 14 th JSAS Meeting Japan 2007: EMS System of OEAMTC. He was member of scientific comitee at Airmed World Congress 2008 Prag and Airmed World Congress 2011 Brighton.

Mats Callisen

Mats Callisen

Mats Callisen, professional developer, working as project manager on the mobile stroke unit (MSU), in the Norwegian Air Ambulanse Foundation.
Several years experience as paramedic/ER nurse in Norwegian pre-hospital service.

Bjørn Carlsen

Bjørn Carlsen

Hemscrewmember, paramedic/ rescueman/ flightnurse at Norwegian Air Ambulance, Norway.

Have worked fulltime in the airambulanceservice since 1988. Started my career as a rescueswimmer at 330 squadron in the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Did that for 4 years, so have been flying for more then 34 years. Mostly Seaking, BO 105, BK 117, As 365 Dauphin & EC 135. But these days we get a brand new Airbus 145 T2 at my homebase in Trondheim. Our operation is 24/7, and the last 12 years with NVG`s at night.

Christof Constantin Chwojka

Christof Constantin Chwojka

Christof Constantin Chwojka (Costa) is the Chief Executive Officer of 144 NOTRUF NOE, the Emergency Communication & Coordination Center in Lower Austria since its foundation in 2003. He is extremely ambitious in supporting all contemporary methods, effective activities and revolutionary ideas to bring forward the most important chain link of saving humans lives globally, in his communication center in Lower Austria, which is the very first Accredited Center of Excellence in the continental European area. 

Costa is a consultant, problem solver and is in great demand globally for his public speaking appearances.He is a leading member of numerous committees and organizations, and since 2018 the Chairman of the Board of Accreditation of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.

Costa is an active paramedic („Notfallsanitäter“) and also the fire chief of his hometown. He was the first European to receive IAED certification in all three emergency call disciplines (fire, police and rescue).

Bo Conneryd

Bo Conneryd

Bo Conneryd is a Captain in Norwegian Air Ambulance, and also holds a position as an instructor and a CRM-trainer. He is a member of the EHAC/ACRM Working group. He began his flying career in the Swedish Army 1986, flying Bell 206 an most of all Bo 105. From Boden air base in the norther part of Sweden.

Bo started HEMS in 1988 flying for the police, moving on after the army to start a HEMS base on Gotland 1992, where he still lives. He started in Norwegian Air Ambulance in 1995 flying in Sweden where there was a trail base in Sundsvall. He has been an instructor since more than 20 years and he now flies the EC 135/EC 145 and AW 139. He has been a qualified ACRM-trainer since 2012

Kate Crewdson

Kate Crewdson

Kate Crewdson is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at North Bristol NHS Trust. She has worked in Prehospital Emergency Medicine with London’s Air Ambulance and the Great Western Air Ambulance Service in Bristol. Kate is currently undertaking a MD (Research) with University College London, focussing on pre-hospital airway management, and has authored peer-reviewed publications and major guidelines on this topic. 

Tomasz Darocha

Tomasz Darocha

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland; Polish Medical Air Rescue

Co-author of not only the procedure of treatment of deep hypothermia, but also the entire system for notification of hypothermia in the territory of the Lesser Poland Voivodship (www.hipotermia.edu.pl). He co-created procedures of notification for medical rescue service units and units supporting the medical rescue system. He personally trained many members of medical rescue teams, dispatch rooms, Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue, municipal police.

Erik Sveberg Dietrichs

Erik Sveberg Dietrichs

Erik Sveberg Dietrichs, M.D., Ph.D. (born 1985) has worked as a researcher in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation since 2011 and at the University Hospital of Northern Norway since 2014. He holds a Ph.D. on pharmacological interventions to prevent rewarming shock from UiT, The Arctic University of Norway. After finishing his PhD he has focused on pharmacological treatment of hypothermia-induced arrhythmias in collaboration with the University of Glasgow. In 2017 his first book, “Life On the Edge” (På livets grense) – how the body copes with extreme nature, was published by Humanist forlag.

Klaus Egger

Klaus Egger

Klaus Egger is on a mission to HEMS safety! Trained as a commercial pilot he has an extensive 15 years background in flight instruction, external cargo flying in the alps and of course flying in the helicopter emergency medical service. He is currently serving as the flight safety manager at ÖAMTC Air Rescue promoting safety issues on 22 bases in and around Austria. During his former missions for the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in international humanitarian missions and now being a court surveyor for helicopter accident investigation, risk mitigation and finding the root causes behind incidents was always an incitement for him. 

Tine Almenning Eide

Tine Almenning Eide

PhD candidate in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, working on sleep and sleepiness among pilots and HEMS crew members in the Norwegian air ambulance. Has a master degree in Psychology from the University of Bergen and has experience from projects on sleep and addiction. 

Bjarte Ellingsen

Bjarte Ellingsen

Bjarte Ellingsen is an acting Captain in Norwegian Air Ambulance, who also holds the position as the company’s Safety Manager.
He began his aviation career back in 1980 in the Norwegian Air Force.
After completing the initial training at US Army flight school Fort Rucker, he flew Bell 204 and 412 from Rygge Air base.
Bjarte began his HEMS career in 1991, when he was hired by NLA, flying BO105 and BK117 helicopters, including a position as Safety Officer.
From 1996 to 2005 he flew commercial fixed wing with Scandinavian Airlines, as a First officer on MD 80s.
He was rehired by NLA in 2005 and has since been flying the EC135 and EC145 out of the bases in Bergen and Oslo.
In 2007 he was appointed Safety Manager and has been in charge of building the company’s Safety Management System to an effective, EASA approved system for risk control.

Johan Enér

Johan Enér

Mr.Enér is a line training Captain flying fixed wing aircraft at Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance.
In 2016 Mr.Enér was given the responsibility to implement a internal ACRM-training program at
Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance.

Mr.Enér has a long experience from teaching in the field och Human Factors, HPL and CRM.
Before he started to fly fixed wing air ambulances he flew private jets and scheduled services.

On his free time he has founded Collaborate Scandinavia AB which is a company that offers
CRM-training to hospitals, rescue services and other companies.

Attila Eröss

Attila Eröss

Attila is a dual trained anaesthetist and intensivist working at a tertiary referral military hospital in Budapest. He has an experience of 18 years in prehospital medicine and is a part time HEMS physician with the Hungarian Air Ambulance since 2008. He is an on-call consultant at the National Ambulance Service assisting ground and air crews with on-scene decision making and is a regular instructor at the Difficult Airway Course run by the Hungarian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy. His special interest includes anatomically, physiologically and situationally difficult airway, non-technical skills and stress inoculation training. He believes acute airway management - both in and prehospitally - requires a balanced combination of clinical knowledge, motor skills and non-technical skills and is passionate about helping others to find this balance. He is a supporter of FOAM, enjoys hiking and photographing, and is a proud father of four.

Ondrej Franek

Ondrej Franek

Ondrej Franek, MD, is an emergency physician, working for EMS City of Prague since 1996. For 20 years he was a medical director of Prague EMS medical dispatch and since 1997 he also works as a physician of Prague HEMS. He is also a board member of Czech society of Emergency and Disaster medicine and an author or co-author of many national Emergency medicine guidelines.

Eirik Franer

Eirik Franer

MD, specialist in anaesthesiology and working as a medical academic developer regarding prehospital stroke treatment in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation.
Several years experience as HEMS physician in Norway SAR.

Robert Gałązkowski

Robert Gałązkowski

Since 2008 he’s the Head Director of Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR). Since 2006 he’s a lecturer at Medical University of Warsaw and in 2018 he became the Director of Paramedic Department at the University. He’s also an Assistant Professor at Medical Rescue Department in Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities.
During his career, he has been always connected to the Emergency Medical Services and emergency medicine. He used to work in a resuscitation ambulance team, Emergency Medical Department, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service team and Airplane Medical Transport team.
As a lecturer, he taught students in many universities. He’s the author and a co-author of over 140 articles in Polish and international scientific journals. He’s a board member of EHAC. He’s also the founder and Editor in Chief of the quarterly Emergency Medical Service - Ratownictwo Medyczne journal.

Mikael Gellerfors

Mikael Gellerfors

Mikael Gellerfors is Medical Director at the Ambulance Helicopter in Dalarna and Research Director at the Swedish Air Ambulance. His research centers on prehospital advanced airway management.  Mikael works as Senior Consultant at Dalarna Ambulance Helicopter. Additionally he serves as Critical Care Physician with the Rapid Response Car in Stockholm and anaesthesiologist at Karolinska University Hospital. Mikael is board member of the Swedish Association of Physicians in Prehospital Emergency Medicine and member of the Nordic Prehospital Research Alliance working group. He has worked at Grote Schuur University Hospital in South Africa and been deployed with the Swedish Armed Forces Forward Resuscitation Team and Medevac Helicopter.

Jan-Thorsten Gräsner

Jan-Thorsten Gräsner

Jan-Thorsten Gräsner, MD, FERC is the Director of the Institute for Emergency Medicine at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein. The Institute for Emergency medicine is one of the largest trainings centres in Germany.
Jan-Thorsten Gräsner is also a Professor for Anaesthesiology, the chairman of the German resuscitation registry, chairman of the European Registry of Cardiac Arrest network and chairman of the scientific working group emergency medicine of the German anaesthesiology association. Jan-Thorsten Gräsner was involved in the development of the latest ILCOR Guidelines, is the principal investigator of the European wide resuscitation studies EuReCA ONE and EuReCa TWO and responsible for many publications within the field of emergency medicine and resuscitation. Professor Gräsner started his medical career as a paramedic in 1991 and is still working as an emergency physician in the EMS system of Kiel and on the rescue helicopter Christoph 42 in the northern part of Germany.
Within the field of air rescue he was appointed as a senior consultant for Air Ambulance specialized committee under the Emergency Medical Centre Branch for Chinese Hospital Association since 2014.

Jostein S. Hagemo

Jostein S. Hagemo

Jostein S. Hagemo, MD, PhD is an anaesthesiologist and senior researcher working at Oslo University Hospital and the Norwegian Air Ambulance base in Oslo. His main focus of research is massive transfusions and coagulopathy in trauma. He also has experience from fixed wing air ambulance and SAR helicopter services,  as well as field work in developing countries. 

Daniel G. Hankins

Daniel G. Hankins

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Philosophy: 1970, George Washington University
Doctor of Medicine, 1974: University of Pittsburgh
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1974-1977: University of Minnesota Board Certified: Internal Medicine 1977-present; Emergency Medicine 1983-present
Air and ground EMS medical director experience, 1983-2014
Most recent clinical appointment 1991-2014: Mayo Clinic, Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor and Consultant, Co-Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, (Emeritus as of 2014)
Past President, Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)
Past Chair, Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

Awards:
2014 AAMS Marriott-Carlson Award for Outstanding Leadership
2014 Air Medical Physicians Association Distinguished Physician Award
2013 American College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award
1999 AAMS Barbara Hess Award for Contributions to Education

Jaap Hatenboer

Jaap Hatenboer

After a 15 year career at the Royal Netherlands Air Force as technical officer Jaap switched in 1998 to an EMS senior management position.
The ambulance sector (EMS) in the Netherlands was going through a period of rapid professionalising. This meant working on organizational change and also on the way the ambulance sector was perceived and financed.
UMCG Ambulancezorg is now a leading Dutch ambulance provider. The organization has developed expertise in acute healthcare, human resource management, business process redesign and operational leadership.
In his role as Strategy and Innovation Manager he recently worked on the introduction of an ambulance helicopter for the Frisian islands, zero emission vehicles, connected vehicles, telehealth capabilities and many other innovations.
Our main goal in Unmanned Aerial systems is to better understand the added value of unmanned aviation for the EMS system.
Our approach is “Learning by Doing”.

Britta Herbig

Britta Herbig

PD Dr. phil. Dr. habil. med. Britta Herbig received her diploma in psychology from the University of Hamburg. She worked at the Technical University Munich where she also did her doctoral thesis and at the Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods. She habilitated at the medical faculty of the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich and is currently team leader of the research group “Applied medicine and psychology at work” at the Institute and Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, LMU. Her main research interest at present is the impact of different working conditions on health and performance of employees with a special emphasis on jobs with high cognitive demands.

László Hetzman

László Hetzman

Laszlo Hetzman is consultant in orthopaedics, trauma surgery, emergency and prehospital emergency medicine. He has been involved in HEMS work for more than 11 years. Proud and grateful for being able to learn from the best minds in the world from London to Sydney, from Germany to USA.

Has been involved in medical simulation training since 2006. Co-chairman of the EHAC Medical Working Group, proud member of EUPHOREA. Former Medical Director, now Chief Scientific Advisor for HEMS in Hungary. Consultant ED physician in Budapest and occasionally fly with HEMS in Cambridge.

Main interests: HEMS, medical training, major trauma, suspended animation, clinical governance, busting legends and myths, anything prehospital.

Adam Hodakowski

Adam Hodakowski

MBBS specialist aneasthetist, BEng in Physics.
Former lecturer at Medical University of Wroclaw.
Experience in emergency prehospital medicine since 2003.
Currently working in prehospital care for Polish Medical Air Rescue.

Maren Ranhoff Hov

Maren Ranhoff Hov

MD PhD Maren Ranhoff Hov is a senior researcher in The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and a training neurologist at the at the Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål. Maren has completed a PhD in prehospital acute stroke diagnostics in a specially equipped ambulance with a CT scanner and are now involved in different research projects on prehospital assessment of the acute stroke patient including thrombolytic therapy, rural CT development and clinical stroke assessment (NIHSS) by paramedics. She has here Medical Degree from The Artic University of Norway, Tromsø. Her prehospital experience is from the Ambulance Service of Northern Norway.

Kevin Hutton

Kevin Hutton

Kevin Hutton, MD, FACEP, is a physician executive, a practicing, Emergency Physician at UCI Medical Center, and the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Golden Hour, Inc., a company that supports 80% of US HEMS. Dr. Hutton began his career in 1980 as an EMT, and he has held various EMS and HEMS roles including the Director of Life Flight San Diego. He is a past board member of AMPA, AAMS, and is a past Chairman of the MedEvac Foundation International.

Dr. Hutton has expertise in HEMS operations, privacy & compliance, revenue cycle, and in integrated information management systems. He is the force for Golden Hour aggregating over 50 Million HEMS and EMS records. He has promoted aggregate data research in the areas of stroke, spinal cord injury, and cardiac arrest. Dr. Hutton founded Golden Hour to promote data standardization and sustainability of HEMS.

Lars Jacobsen

Lars Jacobsen

HEMS doc and anesthesiologist. Head of department, Air ambulance services Sørlandet Hospital Thrust since 2011.
Project leader “SNLA prehospital ultrasound feasibility project in Norwegian HEMS”, implementing hand- held ultrasound.
PhD candidate grant on thesis “Prehospital ultrasound”- finding ways of better diagnosis of Acute oronary syndromes. Course faculty member on several ultrasound courses. Diploma of International Mountain medicine.

Joachim J. Janezic

Joachim J. Janezic

Joachim J. Janezic, born 1971, Austrian Lawyer, based in Graz (Austria), specialized in aviation law, Head of the Institute for Austrian and International Aviation Law, Master degree in Law and in Aviation Safety, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles in the field of aviation law, runs a European database on aviation law (www.avi-law.com).

Antti Kämäräinen

Antti Kämäräinen

MD, PhD, specialist in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine. Currently self unloading medical cargo at FinnHEMS30, Tampere, Finland. Not accustomed to illeism.

Lars Knudsen

Lars Knudsen

Lars Knudsen is Consultant Anaesthetist and PhD at Aarhus University Hospital and HEMS physician at the air ambulance service of Denmark. He has over 20 years of experience in pre-hospital care, and 16 years of experience in aviation medicine in both HEMS, SAR and fixed-wing operations. He was initially trained in the Norwegian Air Ambulance, and headed the Air ambulance services Sørlandet Hospital, Norway 2007-2010, and headed the danish HEMS project which formed the basis of the current national HEMS service in Denmark. He is a Scandinavian pioneer within the field of emergency ultrasound focusing on ultrasound guided management of the airway, respiration, circulation and vascular access. Course faculty member on several ultrasound courses and co-developer of the Essential Emergency Ultrasonography concept. He is co-founder of usable.org whose vision is Global dissemination of point-of-care ultrasound as a universal tool to improve the quality of acute, critical and perioperative patient care.

Sylweriusz Kosinski

Sylweriusz Kosinski

Sylweriusz Kosinski MD PhD, mountain rescuer, chief medical officer of Tatra Mountain Rescue Service, anesthesiologist, intensivist. Passionate about mountain emergency medicine and accidental hypothermia, co-author of programme of extracorporeal rewarming in severe hypothermia in Malopolska Province. Senior lecturer at Faculty of Health Sciences of Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

Reinhard Kraxner

Reinhard Kraxner

Reinhard Kraxner is the Chief Executive Officer of the OEAMTC Air Rescue System in Austria and a HEMS pilot. He started his aviation career at the Austrian Army, after having his education at the military academy. He left the army in 1992 and worked for the OEAMTC Air Rescue System since that time as a pilot, base manager, flight ops manager and finally since 2007 as the CEO of the organization.

A holistic approach to the HEMS system and the motivation to further develop HEMS to an integrated, modern and reliyable part of the health care system without borders is his goal, he wants to achieve. International networking is crucial part of his work and led to an active role inside EHAC as a board member and the current position as a vice president

Andreas Krüger

Andreas Krüger

Andreas Krüger MD, PhD is director of innovation in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and associate professor in pre-hospital care at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. He is a specialist in anaesthesiology and intensive care and currently works as a HEMS physician at the air ambulance service of Trondheim. He has over 20 years of experience in pre-hospital care, including ambulance services, rescue helicopter services and in retrieval services in Norway and with the Sydney HEMS in Australia.
Andreas is an active researcher and his interest concerns use of technology to establish quality improvement systems in pre-hospital care. He is dedicated to increase clinical research in emergency care by developing research facilitating technology systems using big data and novel models for data management.

Nicole Kuntner-Hudson

Nicole Kuntner-Hudson

Between 1995 and 2014, Nicole worked part time for the family owned and run business Air Ambulance Technology in Braunau am Inn, Austria. During this time, she managed her own Dance School, and was also a professional ballroom and latin dancer.

Since 2014, she has dedicated herself to the company full time, and as CEO since 2015. She manages a 40+ crew of ambitioned employees, injecting them with the motivation and determination required to manufacture lifesaving equipment.

Lionel Lamhaut

Lionel Lamhaut

Dr. Lionel Lamhaut is an MD, PhD; associate professor at University Paris Descartes. He is involved in the in and pre hospital care. He is graduate in anesthesiology, critical care and emergency medecine. He is in charge of the adult anesthesia unit, adult critical care unit, and Prehospital ECPR program at the university hospital of Necker-Paris. He is associate director at the SAMU de Paris. His research work is focused on cardiac arrest, in particular on a prehospital ECPR program and all invasive prehospital care like REBOA …

Bernd Lang

Bernd Lang

Bernd Lang holds a degree in Health Management and Health Science. During these studies, he specialized on human factors and learning processes as well as on organizational factors and management systems. Joining ÖAMTC Air Rescue thirteen years ago, he currently works there as Training Director and Compliance Manager. As head of the department AirRescueCollege, he focuses with his team on the three areas of „Training & Education“, „Research & Development“ and „Quality & Compliance“. In 2016, he finished his studies at Harvard Medical School in an Global Education initiative "Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership Program (SQIL)“, focusing on quality and safety improvements in healthcare through good leadership. A very unique project he has been working on over the last ten years is the Aeromedical Crew Resource Management training program from EHAC. As chairman of this working group, he has built up a network with operators from all over Europe. That way, training and instructor qualification standards have been established to develop a training program towards human factors for the HEMS teams. This program focuses on the idea of a common mission and culture with one big goal: quality and safety for patients and crews. 

Karianne Larsen

Karianne Larsen

PhD student in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation studying prehospital acute stroke treatment in a Mobile Stroke Unit. Physician specializing in Neurology with work experience from Dept. of Neurology and Dept. of Internal medicine in Akershus University Hospital and the Department of Neurology in The Hospital Østfold Fredrikstad. 

Erica Ley

Erica Ley

I am currently employed by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust as the Air Operations Supervisor for North Weald Airbase. I hold an MSc in Critical Care from the University of Hertfordshire and operate as a Critical Care Paramedic on both air and ground assets. Part of my role encompasses working within the Emergency Operations Centre to identify, interrogate and resource critical care incidents regionally across the whole of the East of England. I have 6 years of HEMS experience having with Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and more recently, East Anglian Air Ambulance, both as part of a doctor/paramedic team model. Previous to my HEMS experience, I was a Hazardous Area Response Team Paramedic in Cambridgeshire and taught Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) to HART paramedics as part of the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) at the International Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh 

David Lockey

David Lockey

David Lockey is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in Bristol and Clinical Director for the Severn Major Trauma Network. He is National Director for the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service in Wales and has also worked at London’s Air Ambulance for many years as a Consultant, Research Lead and Trustee in the organisation. He is a Hon. Professor at Bristol University and , Queen Mary University London  and Visiting Professor In Stavanger University  Norway. He is currently Chairman of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and immediate past Chairman of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.  

Hans Morten Lossius

Hans Morten Lossius

Professor Hans Morten Lossius MD PhD, is a specialist in anaesthesiology and intensive care and the Secretary General of the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. He is professor of prehospital critical care at the University of Stavanger, Norway, and adjunct professor of prehospital critical care at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. From 2015 to 2018 he was a visiting professor of emergency medicine at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Prof Lossius is chair of the medical working group of EHAC.

Richard Lyon

Richard Lyon

MBChB(Hons) MD MRCP FRCEM FCPara DipIMC RCS(Ed)

Richard is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Clinical Lead for Medic One. He is Associate Medical Director of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Richard is Professor of Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care at the University of Surrey and has an established research portfolio in pre-hospital resuscitation, trauma care and emergency medicine with an extensive publication record. Richard was a lead doctor for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and takes a leading role in Event Medicine. He is an active member of the UK International Search & Rescue Team and has previous experience in the British Armed Forces. Richard is a current member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Executive Committee and author of several international pre-hospital guidelines.

Michael McKenzie

Michael McKenzie

Mr. Michael McKenzie is working as Head of Customer Care / Sales in the Aerolite Marketing and Sales department since March 2012 although he has been employed with Aerolite for over 20 years. He has gained experience working in the documentation, certification and production departments. Therefore he has a detailed knowledge of Aerolite’s products and their applications in the EMS market.

Michael McKenzie was born in Great Britain and his entire working life has always been in the aviation industry, having left Great Britain in 1987 he has experience working in the aviation sector in various companies around the world.

Married with one son, Switzerland is now considered as his home, where his spare time is spent with his family, playing golf or motorcycling.

Marek Migdal

Marek Migdal

Marek Migdal, paediatrician and pulmonologist, is currently working as a Deputy Head of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw.
After graduating as a MD from Warsaw Medical Academy in 1979, he did his postgraduate clinical training in Warsaw (Children’s Memorial Health Institute and Warsaw Medical Academy) and in Paris (Hopital Antoine Beclere, Paris). He received his PhD from Children’s Memorial Health Institute in 1990 (lung function measurement in newborns and infants needed ventilation)

He published more than 200 papers in a national/international journals.
He is a member of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), during period of 2014-2017 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the ESPNIC.
He was involved for the training of the paramedics employed by the Polish Air Ambulance Rescue (LPR). He cooperates on a daily basis with the HEMS medical staff.

Charles Mize

Charles Mize

Dr. Charles Haviland Mize is an emergency medicine, resuscitation and retrieval specialist.

Charlie is an expert on the retrieval of critically-ill and injured patients from austere environments at high-altitude. He is the founder and head of Bhutan Emergency Aeromedical Retrieval (BEAR), the Kingdom of Bhutan’s pre-hospital helicopter critical care team, as well as the head of Bhutan Mountain Rescue and the Director of Resuscitation for Bhutan’s only major tertiary referral center, the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. He is a co-founding member of BearBadger, a physician-led team that undertakes high-risk patient retrieval and expeditionary medicine. He and his team have pulled broken yak herders from cliffs in the eastern Himalaya, have led mountain mapping expeditions sponsored by the Red Cross and World Health Organization, and have trained and established trauma medevac at some of the highest altitudes in the world.

Didier Moens

Didier Moens

Anesthetist , intensive car medecine and emergency medecine. Liège University Hospital
Ultrasound for emergency medecine instructor , Liège University Hospital.
Head Doctor of Hems based in Bra sur lienne : CMH, in collaboration with the Liège University hospital.
Instructor for the french emergency mountain medecine diploma (DIUMUM) for the Grenoble University.
Alpine rescue for the Grenoble University Hospital.
TECC (tactical emergency critical care ) provider.
ETC (European Trauma Course) instructor.
Eusim simulation instructor, Liège University.
CMH delegate for CISA-ICAR.

Pavel Müller

Pavel Müller

Patient First, Safety Always.
This is what I have been trying to live for during my 25-year career in HEMS.
I am 54 years old and have a Juris Doctor in Law from Masaryk University, Brno, in the Czech Republic.
My extensive knowledge of the HEMS environment is built on both management and pilot positions with the pioneer HEMS operator in the Czech Republic – Alfa Helicopter. New horizons opened up for me during my involvement on an international level; I have been a board member of both the Medevac Foundation International and EHAC, and served a 3-year term as EHAC President. In addition to day-to-day business matters, this afforded me invaluable insights into the issues of research, education and international cooperation.
In recognition of my work in HEMS as well as other benevolent activities, I was appointed a Knight of the Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Francis in 2017.
I am still an active HEMS pilot with Helikopter Air Transport GmbH, Austria, at its Czech bases.
Last, but not least, I am currently in transition training for winemaking. But don’t worry, there is a helicopter on the label of my wines.

Pål Nesfossen

Pål Nesfossen

My name is Pål Nesfossen and I serve as flight and rescueparamedic in Norwegian Air Ambulance.
I started my career in the ambulance service in 1994, and graduated paramedic year 2000 in Oslo Norway.
I worked as paramedic until I started in Norwegian Air Ambulance in 2010. Also educated driving instructor (emergency vehicles). Divorced and have three children. My free time is used for diving and flying private airplane.

Thomas Dahl Nielsen

Thomas Dahl Nielsen

Thomas Dahl Nielsen is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and is currently working in the Prehospital Emergency Medical Services in Denmark. He has been engaged in emergency ultrasonography since 2007 and is the co-developer of the Essential Emergency Ultrasonography concept and has recently finished his PhD in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia. A primary area of interest is the optimisation of teaching, the process of learning and the transfer of skills.

Erik Normann

Erik Normann

Erik Normann has been a professional helicopter pilot since 1990. He was civilian trained in the US and acquired four years of work experience in different operations in the US. He then moved back to Norway in 1995 and worked with precision long line operations for power line construction for six years before becoming an HEMS pilot with the Norwegian Air Ambulance Ltd (NOLAS) in 2001. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license for helicopters along with numerous flight instructor and examiner ratings.
Normann worked with different projects such as implementing NVIS operations and IFR in HEMS getting the first operational approval for a Point in Space procedure to Stavanger Hospital in 2006.
For the last 9 years he has held the position of Flight Operation Manager for NOLAS. Still actively participating in the operations as a pilot.

Greg Ohlsson

Greg Ohlsson

Flying and instructing on Black Hawk and Iroquois Gunships in the Australian Army between 1886-96, Greg entered the civilian industry and completed the Bachelor of Aviation Degree.  He gained experience in Electronic News Gathering, Aerial filming, Tourism, and Firefighting before settling into predominantly HEMS/SAR where he has accumulated more than 20 years’ experience. Greg is currently a qualified Type Rating Examiner and Instructor on AW139 and BK117 and is an Instrument and NVG Examiner.

Having qualified on NVG in 1990, when Greg entered the civil sector he was convinced that NVG needed to be adopted into civilian operations, and in particular HEMS/SAR. Accordingly, Greg became the Chairman of the Australian NVG Industry Working Group which shaped and formulated the introduction of NVG into Australian civil operations and was in the initial group of civilian NVG instructors in 2007. 

Lukas Olsen

Lukas Olsen

Lukas is a HEMS pilot, instructor and controller with the Norwegian Air Ambulance (NLA) and the moving map administrator of Norway. Lukas is based in Trondheim, Norway, operating in an area with long distances and a rough climate.
Previously, Lukas has been flying the EC 135 as captain, line training captain, examiner and instructor in the Skærgårdshavets Helicopter Services AB (Finland) operating for FinnHEMS for four years and has been a pilot and examiner for all pilots on the AS350 and EC135 with the Pegasus Helicopter AS. During his employment with Pegasus, he flew sling load and liming, as well as mast mounting, mounting wind mills along the cost, helicopter sawing along power lines and other lines as well as measuring masts. For five years, he worked with the European Helicopter Center AS (Norway) as an assistant manager flight operations, transport inspector, pilot, instructor and line training captain. He was also responsible for the Transport Department with AS350/AS355 and responsible for all operative flights.

Peter Paal

Peter Paal

Head of the anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine department, Brothers Hospitallers Hospital Salzburg, Austria

Affiliations, among others

International Commission of Mountain Emergency Medicine- ICAR MEDCOM
International Commission of Mountain Medicine- UIAA MEDCOM
European Resuscitation Council (ERC) ALS Science and Education committee, Science Lead International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine

Research interests

Accidental hypothermia, airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency medicine120+ accepted articles in PubMed indexed journals; cumulative impact points>480, h-index 17. Journals, which have published articles include the British Medical Journal, Lancet, Nature, Nature Reviews Cardiology and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Jan Paluch

Jan Paluch

Jan Paluch, a HEMS pilot at the Polish Medical Air Rescue.
He started serving in the Polish Air Force in 1977 as a student of the Polish Air Force Academy. He was promoted to second lietutenant in 1981 and obtained the title of military pilot. He also completed MA on Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin. During his military career he held various positions performing flights on Mi-1, Mi-2, Mi-6, Mi-8 and Bell 412HP helicopters.
After completing his military service in 2003, he was employed as a HEMS pilot by the Polish Medical Air Rescue, performing flights on Mi-2, A109E and currently on the EC 135. He was involved in the implementation of the safety management system in the company since 2007. Currently, he is responsible for the operational and training activity of the Polish Medical Air Rescue.

Jari Pirnes

Jari Pirnes

Jari Pirnes is a specializing physician of anaesthesiology and intensive care and he works in Länsi-Pohja Central Hospital, Kemi, Finland. He has worked at pre-hospital care totally 20 years and as a member of the HEMS crew since 2007 in Northern Finland. From 2016 to 2018 he was a part-time researcher at FinnHEMS with research project concerning icing weather conditions and HEMS operations in Northern Finland area.

Ilkka Pulkkinen

Ilkka Pulkkinen

Ilkka Pulkkinen is a Critical Care Paramedic at the Finnish northernmost HEMS – unit, FinnHEMS 51, within the Arctic Circle. Ilkka Pulkkinen has a Masters’s Degree in Development and Leadership in Emergency Care Services. He is also a trained professional firefighter and he has been working in pre-hospital care and fire rescue services for almost twenty years. Last six years in HEMS. He has ongoing research project concerning icing weather conditions and HEMS operations in Northern Finland area. 

Márton Radnai

Márton Radnai

Marton Radnai is from Hungary. He is a specialist medical doctor in Anaeshtesia and Intensive Care. He has worked for eight years at Semmelweis University Department of Transplantation and Surgery. Dr. Radnai started to work for the hungarian National Ambulance Service in 2007 as a prehospital doctor. He has been a prehospital consultant and an instructor since 2013 at the Department of Clinical Governance and than he was the leader of the department from 2015 to 2016. He has been a member of the crew as a HEMS doctor at the Hungarian Air Ambulance Nonprofit Ltd. since 2010. Currently, he is the Medical Director of Hungarian Air Ambulance.

Georges Rebender

Georges Rebender

Career to date

Head of Department Aircrew and Medical EASA (September 2014-present)
Section Manager Air Operations Standardisation EASA ( 2007-September 2014)
Operations Director Joint Aviation Authorities Netherlands (1999-2006)
Certification Manager Flight and Human Factors Airbus Industrie France (1988-1999)
Flight acceptance Engineer Airbus Industrie France (1980-1988)
Assistant to the Director: Secmafer Aviation France (1978-1980)

Education

Flight examiner DAC Toulouse, France, 1990
Flight instructor SEFA Grenoble, France, 1989
Administration d Entreprises degree: University Robert Schuman Strasbourg, France, 1978
French Air force Officer (Air Traffic Control), France, 1976
Bachelor Sciences et techniques Aérospatiales, Paris University, France, 1975

Daan Remie

Daan Remie

Daan Remie, MBA, is a Captain in ÖAMTC Flugrettung, who currently holds a position as deputy flight operations manager. He started his aviation career after graduating from the Military Academy, flying BO-105s in various roles. Daan has been involved in HEMS since 1999 when he started at ANWB Medical Air Assistance as a freelance HEMS pilot. Daan held the positions of safety officer, crew training manager and flight operations manager. After a short side step in the off-shore industry, flying AW-139s, he returned to HEMS in 2016. Daan currently flies the EC135 in a VFR day/night/NVIS operation.

Daan has been a member and the chairman of the EHAC flight operations working group from 2005 till 2012 and is currently a member of the EHAC board.

Ari Rissanen

Ari Rissanen

Ari Rissanen works as a HEMS pilot in Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance Ltd. He has flight experience from both, rotary wing and fixed wing aircrafts. He started his career in the Finnish air force in 1991 and since that he has been working as a military pilot and flight instructor, airline pilot in business aviation, SAR helicopter pilot and now as a HEMS pilot at the northern region of Finland.

Oliver Rodríguez

Oliver Rodríguez

Oliver Rodríguez holds the position of Safety Manager at Habock Aviation. Prior to working at Habock Aviation, Oliver Rodríguez worked as Head of Helicopter Operations Department in AESA, Civil Aviation Authority in Spain.
He holds a M.D. on Aeronautical Engineering and he has focused his career on operational safety within helicopter operations. Currently, he takes part in the development of EBT for helicopters rulemaking task, launched in EASA.

Gepco Ruitenberg

Gepco Ruitenberg

Gepco Ruitenberg started his flying career in the Royal Netherlands Airforce in 1988. After 2 years of training he served at several  squadrons, flying the Alouette 3 and the Cougar AS532U2 as a captain.  In December 2003 he left the Royal Netherlands Airforce and joined ANWB Medical Air Assistance  to become a HEMS  pilot. From January 2004 until October 2016 Gepco was operational in the south west of the Netherlands flying the H-135 as a team member of Lifeliner2 out of Rotterdam The Hague Airport.  Lifeliner2, as well as Lifeliner 1/3/4, are part of ANWB Medical Air Assistance. With the gained experience as a military helicopter pilot, HEMS pilot, flight safety officer and line checking commander, the next step was made in October 2016. After acquiring a new contract for ANWB Medical Air Assistance, Gepco was selected as chief pilot Medic01 (Air Ambulance Team) flying the BK117/D2 (H-145) out of Airbase Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands on behalf of the ambulance organization responsible for  the four Frisian islands. A new operation, a new base, a new helicopter, but especially working together with a new selected team was THE motivator to start this new job.

Matthias Ruppert

Matthias Ruppert

2007 – today: Medical Director in HEMS.
1995 – 2007: Munich University Hospital – Dept. of Surgery, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Institute for Emergency Medicine.

Responsibility for all medical aspects in a HEMS operator with approx. 50,000 missions p.a. and approx. 500 doctors / 200 paramedics in service (including recruiting, selection, training, contracting).
Special focus on patient simulation and human factor training; concepts for emergency care under hostile environment.

Mårten Sandberg

Mårten Sandberg

Specialist in anaesthesiology. Worked in Air Ambulance Department, Oslo university hospital, since 1997 – the first 19 years with rotor wing operations, the last two years with fixed wing operations. In-hospital service at Dept. of anaesthesia and intensive care medicine, Drammen hospital. Professor in prehospital emergency medicine at Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Research interests: Airway management, trauma management, utilization of HEMS as an advanced medical resource, neonatal transports.

Günther Schindl

Günther Schindl

Günther Schindl is the managing director and co-founder of the ASQS Group. After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in Graz/Austria with a degree in Aviation Management, he worked for Tyrolean Airways as their Quality Assurance Project Manager and was then the Director of Quality Assurance at Global Jet Luxembourg for over 10 years. At ASQS, he focuses on the development of comprehensive and intuitive Safety and Quality Management System solutions. Today ASQS is one of the leading worldwide SMS software providers, offering its services on 4 continents to more than 180 aviation companies.  

Walter Schneibel

Walter Schneibel

1981 – 2015 Rega helicopter pilot
1987 – 2015 NVG flight instructor pilot, responsible for NVG training, Crew Concept and SOP
2011 – CRM / ACRM trainer (EHAC ACRM WG member)
2015 – team coach for various industries outside aviation and medicine

Herbert Schöchl

Herbert Schöchl

Ass. Prof. of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Vice Director of the Dep. for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit at the AUVA Trauma Hospital Salzburg, Austria
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for experimental and clinical Traumatology, AUVA Trauma Research Centre, Vienna, Austria
Herbert Schöchl received his medical degree from the University of Innsbruck in 1984. He started with the anaesthesia training at the University Hospital of Salzburg. He has undertaken several clinical posts, including staff anaesthesiologist in both cardiac and vascular surgery at the University Hospital Salzburg. He spent 6 years as the vice-director of the emergency medical service in Salzburg and was also responsible for the rescue helicopter service for the area of Salzburg.
Since 1998 he is appointed to at the AUVA Trauma Hospital in Salzburg. Additionally he has a research contract at the AUVA Trauma Research Center, the “Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of experimental and clinical Traumatology” in Vienna.
His primary interest of research focuses on diagnoses and treatment strategies of trauma-induced coagulopathy. He developed hemostatic treatment algorithms based on visco-elastic test results.
He is the author of over 90 publications and reviewer for major journals. Moreover, he is chair of the Austrian task force for “perioperative coagulation management” of the Austrian Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.

Piritta Setälä

Piritta Setälä

Doctor Setälä is a specialist in anaesthesiology and intensive care with subspecialty in prehospital emergency medicine and she works in Tampere University Hospital, at Helicopter Emergency Medical Services FinnHEMS30. She is the lead physician of the FinnHEMS Tampere base. Her research project topics cover mainly out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. She is also the secretary of Finnish Resuscitation Council and an active educator in European Resuscitation Council’s Advanced Life Support and European Trauma courses.

Eivinn Årdal Skjærseth

Eivinn Årdal Skjærseth

Eivinn Årdal Skjærseth
Chief physician
Air ambulance, Trondheim, Norway

Skjærseth is 40 yrs old. He completed his medical degree at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic in 2003. In 2005 he started his specialist training in anaesthesiology in Ålesund hospital, Norway, continuing his training in St. Olavs hospital HF, Trondheim, Norway. Since 2007 he has combined working as an in-hospital anaesthetist, with prehospital retrieval and emergency medicine and interhospital transfers on both rotary and fixed wing operations (2007-2010). Since December 2014 he is chief physician at the Air ambulance base in Trondheim.

Stephen J.M Sollid

Stephen J.M Sollid

Stephen J. M. Sollid is a trained anaesthesiologist with 15 years’ experience as a HEMS physician in Norwegian HEMS and SAR. He has a PhD in patient safety and risk management from the University of Stavanger, is an Associate Professor of Prehospital Critical Care at the same university and currently head of the division of prehospital care at Stavanger University Hospital in Norway. His main research interest and -activity is in prehospital patient safety and risk management strategies. 

Mátyás Solténszky

Mátyás Solténszky

Matyas Soltenszky is a certified Critical Care and Flight Paramedic from Hungary. He has been working in the prehospital settings for 13 years. He started his carrier as an EMT for 5 years, than became a paramedic and now he worky as a Critical Care Paramedic for Hungarian Air Ambulance – as his main job. To keep his knowledge and routine good enough he also works on Hungarian National Ambulance Service’s ALS units, and for a small town’s hospital Emergency Department as a Clinical Practitioner. He is one of the senior Paramedic instructors at HEMS and the EMS, and a guest instructor for the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine (CoROM®) at the island of Malta.

Ákos Sóti

Ákos Sóti

Dr. Akos Soti is a consultant anaesthetist and intensivist at the Semmelweis University, Budapest and pre-hospital physician at the East Anglian (UK) and Hungarian Air Ambulances. He has been working in the pre-hospital area since 2000 and in HEMS since 2006. He became a consultant in pre-hospital emergency medicine in 2009 and completed a healthcare management postgraduate diploma in 2013. He has been also working in the UK since 2013 to gain international experiences. He had a significant role as lead clinician implementing clinical governance within Hungarian HEMS and ground EMS. He has been involved in international collaborations like the EUPHOREA and EHAC Medical Working groups. He completed and took part in research projects focusing mainly on advanced airway management, which is his main interest beside clinical governance and trauma care. He is married and has three children.

Julian Spiers

Julian Spiers

Julian Spiers is a Critical Care Paramedic Aircrew Supervisor working for Midlands Air Ambulance in the UK. After completing a degree at the institute of Marine Studies in Plymouth he went on to join the Ambulance Service and completed Paramedic training in 2005. Joining Midlands Air Ambulance from 2006 as one of the West Midlands Ambulance Services’ first Critical Care Paramedics he has spent much of the time in a supervisory role and has been a key player in the development and management of the Community Emergency Lit Landing Site program, to enable night-time deployment to pre lit landing sites in remote areas of the region.

Philipp Stein

Philipp Stein

Since 2014 Philipp Stein has been a staff member of the Institute of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich and of the Swiss Air Ambulance HEMS (Rega) as well as being an EDAIC “Examiner”. He got his European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care in 2013 (EDAIC).
Dr. Stein is an AHA ACLS and ERC ALS Instructor, a Swiss/German board approved Consultant Anesthesiologist since 2013 and holds a Certificate ECFMG US medical licensing examination. In 2006-2007 Dr. Stein completed foreign internships at the University Zürich, at King’s College London and the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Jens Stubager Knudsen

Jens Stubager Knudsen

Jens Stubager Knudsen is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Kolding Denmark and the Prehospital Emergency Services in the Region of Southern Denmark and Danish HEMS.
Working part time in a 14 bed intensive care unit, and part time HEMS and prehospital emergency services.
He is passionate about education in cardiac arrest management and care of the sickest patients. He has been involved in developing and implementing in-situ simulation of cardiac arrests in his own hospital. Jens has recently trained as an ACRM instructor and believes that knowledge about human factors should be incorporated in all education and training.
Jens is a father of 3 and is training for triathlon in his spare time

Dariusz Tatarowski

Dariusz Tatarowski

Dariusz Tatarowski is a HEMS pilot at the Polish Medical Air Rescue.

He was graduated from Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin in 1995 as well as National Defense University in Warsaw in 2003. During his military career he held various positions from the ordinary pilot-instructor to the air base commander, performing flights on Mi-2, SW-4, W-3 and Mi-8 helicopters. Holding various staff posts he dealt also with the issues of flight training, development and acquisition of the new aviation equipment, military-to-military cooperation as well as the flight safety.

After completing his military service in 2015, he was employed as the HEMS pilot by the Polish Medical Air Rescue. He has also headed the work of company’s safety management branch since 2017.

Currently he conduct the operating and instructing flights on EC-135 and Cabri G2 helicopters.

Aniko Temesvari

Aniko Temesvari

Aniko Temesvari is a Critical Care Paramedic from Hungary. She has a college diploma in nursing and one in paramedic sciences. She has been working as an advanced level Paramedic in Hungary since 2013. Since 2015, she is responsible for organizing trainings for Hungarian Air Ambulance and also works as a helicopter dispatch coordinator. Her part-time job is with the National Ambulance Service at an Ambulance Station near Budapest, she works as a Critical Care Paramedic. She is currently studying HR Management at Karoli University in Budapest.

Peter Temesvari

Peter Temesvari

Peter Temesvari is a specialist doctor of Pre-Hospital and Emergency Medicine from Hungary. He has 24 years of experience in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. In 2009 and 2010, he has spent 18 months as a full time HEMS doctor in the UK, 12 months with Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and 6 months with London HEMS. He holds the Diploma of Immediate Medical Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg and a diploma in Health Management. After returning to Hungary, he was Medical Director for Hungarian Air Ambulance and then for the National Ambulance Service in Hungary. He is part of the EUPHOREA group, an informal network for prehospital research, and of the Medical Working Group of EHAC. He currently works part time for Hungarian Air Ambulance, part time for East Anglian Air Ambulance in the UK and part time for the Emergency Department of Semmelweis University in Budapest.

Peter Turi

Peter Turi

Dr Turi started his aeromedical career during the mid-90’s and has now over fifteen years of unique management experience in the field of medical aviation, both rotary and fixed wing. His professional experience ranging from strategic planning and system development, through daily operation management, until aero-medical programs financial analysis.

He was responsible for the preparation of the new concept of the currently still operational Hungarian HEMS in 2005. After being the Chairman of the Supervisory Board he was appointed as Managing Director in 2006. He had worked at the Hungarian Air Ambulance Nonprofit Ltd. until 2011.

Between 2011 and 2015 he worked as an independent expert, advisor at several international projects, while kept his medical skills by actively flying medical repatriations worldwide.

In 2015, after several years of preparation he established his own new company, TrustAir Aviation Ltd. Today TrustAir has 3 aircrafts and medical crew already performed over several hundreds of international repatriations.

Wolfgang G. Voelckel

Wolfgang G. Voelckel

Medical Director Austrian Air Rescue, Vienna. 
President, Austrian Society of Emergency and Disaster Medicine. 
Medical Director AUVA Trauma Center Salzburg.
Head, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, AUVA Trauma Centre Salzburg. 
Managing Director, Trauma Network Salzburg.
Affiliations: Paracelsus Private Medical University, Salzburg and Medical University Vienna (teaching hospital), Visiting Professor University of Stavanger, Norway: Course Coordinator Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Care, International Master Study. Research interests: emergency medicine, trauma, coagulation management, regional anaesthesia.

Anne Weaver

Anne Weaver

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Prehospital Care, London’s Air Ambulance.
Clinical Director for Trauma, Royal London Hospital, London, UK.

Anne trained in Pre-Hospital & Retrieval medicine in London & Sydney, Australia. She began her career as a Consultant at the Royal London Hospital in 2004. Appointed as Lead Clinician for Pre-Hospital Care from 2007-14 and as Clinical Director for Trauma at the Royal London in 2016.

Special interests include pre-hospital care, trauma, cardiac arrest, massive haemorrhage and transfusion. Anne led on the development and implementation of the Code Red pre-alert system in 2008, which was adopted by all London Major Trauma Centres in 2010, and the introduction of "blood on board" in 2012, when London's Air Ambulance became the first UK service to routinely carry blood.

Anne was the Lead Consultant in developing the Prehospital Care Programme at Queen Mary's University, London. This national programme provides opportunities and training for UK medical students within the new specialty of Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.

Even Wøllo

Even Wøllo

Master in Industrial Design, Institutt for Industrial Design, School of architecture and Design, Oslo
Innovation, design management and strategy
Over 20 years of experience in developing consumer goods
Part of management team in winter sport industry company, Rottefella ski bindings

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