BOA Virtual Congress 2020 - Medical Student Plenary Session

1:30PM - 2:30PM 18th Sep 2020 Venue : Online Congress

Life beyond survival: From orthopaedic trauma to pathogen epidemics, what do endings really mean?

As we wait for the current pandemic to be declared at an end, how can we be sure that all the necessary surveillance is in place to ensure that we are being both rigorous and sensitive enough to all the factors that allow us to make a confident, effective evaluation? What lessons should we be taking from other outbreaks, and also beyond epidemiology? What do the long term effects of blast injury on our current patient cohort tell us about whether declaring an end to the threat of suffering is ever a realistic prospect? 

Sarah Stapley, Surgeon Captain, Royal Navy, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Training Programme Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics Health Education Wessex, Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Dr Emily Mayhew, Historian in Residence, Dept of Bioengineering, Imperial Internal Lead, Paediatric Blast Injury Research, Convenor, The Potato Project, Imperial College London