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.

Stay tuned!

Anders Aa

Anders Aa

Kristi Bache

Kristi Bache

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.

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

Morten Thingemann Bøtker, Ph. D.

Morten Thingemann Bøtker, Ph. D.

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

Mats Callisen

Mats Callisen

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).

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

Johnny E. Delgado, Ph. D.

Johnny E. Delgado, Ph. D.

Former chief of an Emergency Services agency with responsibilities including, emergency response Domestic Preparedness and Communications, director for an air ambulance service based in South Florida utilizing ground ambulances, helicopters and airplanes for medical evacuations. Also served on many of Florida’s disaster related task forces and authored Florida’s first Air Medical Disaster Response Plan.

Erik Sveberg Dietrichs, MD Ph. D.

Erik Sveberg Dietrichs, MD Ph. D.

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. 

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, MD

Attila Eröss, MD

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.

Gianluca Facchetti

Gianluca Facchetti

Ondrej Franek, MD

Ondrej Franek, MD

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, MD

Eirik Franer, MD

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.

Assoc. Professor Dietmar Rudolf Fries, MD

Assoc. Professor Dietmar Rudolf Fries, MD

Clinic of Anaesthesiology and General and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine Innsbruck Medical University
Deputy head of the Department of General and Surgical Critical Care Unit of Innsbruck Medical University since 2012. Head of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit of the Department of General and Surgical Critical Care Unit. Coordinator for science and research at the Department of General and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine of Innsbruck Medical University

Prof. Robert Gałązkowski

Prof. 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, MD

Mikael Gellerfors, MD

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.

Jostein Hagemo

Jostein Hagemo

Daniel G. Hankins, MD, FACEP

Daniel G. Hankins, MD, FACEP

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

László Hetzman, MD

László Hetzman, MD

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, MBBS

Adam Hodakowski, MBBS

MBBS apecialist 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, MD, Ph. D.

Maren Ranhoff Hov, MD, Ph. D.

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.

Lars Jacobsen

Lars Jacobsen

Antti Kämäräinen, Ph. D.

Antti Kämäräinen, Ph. D.

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

Jens Stubager Knudsen

Jens Stubager Knudsen

Reinhard Kraxner

Reinhard Kraxner

Andreas Krüger, MD Ph. D.

Andreas Krüger, MD Ph. D.

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

Lionel Lamhaut

Lionel Lamhaut

Bernd Lang

Bernd Lang

Karianne Larsen, MD

Karianne Larsen, MD

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. 

Prof. David Lockey, MD, Ph. D.

Prof. David Lockey, MD, Ph. D.

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.  

Prof. Hans Morten Lossius, MD, Ph. D.

Prof. Hans Morten Lossius, MD, Ph. D.

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.

Mike McKenzie

Mike McKenzie

Marek Migdał

Marek Migdał

Charles Mize, MD

Charles Mize, MD

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, MD

Didier Moens, MD

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

Pål Christian Nesfossen

Pål Christian Nesfossen

Thomas Dahl Nielsen

Thomas Dahl Nielsen

Erik Normann

Erik Normann

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. 

Peter Paal, MD

Peter Paal, MD

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.

Márton Radnai, MD

Márton Radnai, MD

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

Gepco Ruitenberg

Gepco Ruitenberg

Matthias Ruppert, MD

Matthias Ruppert, MD

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.

Prof. Mårten Sandberg, MD, Ph. D.

Prof. Mårten Sandberg, MD, Ph. D.

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.

Piritta Setälä, MD

Piritta Setälä, MD

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.

Herbert Schöchl

Herbert Schöchl

Eivinn Årdal Skjærseth, MD

Eivinn Årdal Skjærseth, MD

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, Ph. D.

Stephen J.M Sollid, Ph. D.

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, MD

Ákos Sóti, MD

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.

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, MD

Peter Temesvari, MD

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, MD

Peter Turi, MD

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 Voelckel

Wolfgang Voelckel

Anne Weaver

Anne Weaver

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