Our 5th AF of the year, had a slightly different twist with an important topic of Resilience. We didn't have just 3 speakers but we have 4 speakers:
1) Dr Mike Christian is a critical care doctor who had worked for a number of years in Canada. Has since come to the UK and is currently the Research & Clinical Effectiveness Lead - HEMS Doctor with London Air Ambulance. He is also a specialist medical officer/flight surgeon with RCAF and has worked all around the world. He spoke to us about building resilience to operational stress and exposures to trauma, with this drawing on some of his own experiences back when he was a paramedic until now.
2) Our next speaker was Dr Matthew Walton. He works closely with Dr Christian on the topic of trauma and resilience. For this Academic Forum, he spoke about psychological resilience in Pre-Hospital Medicine. The talk will include a film screening and presentation. The film screening (shown above) was a project involving multiple doctors and healthcare professionals providing great insight into approaches to resilience.
3) Our first student speaker was Payal Karia, a 3rd year Medical Student (2nd year PCP student), who discussed a case she had attended last year. With the aim to discuss an impact of a case but also the thoughts behind it and incorporating the theme of resilience.
4) Our 2nd speaker was Jonas Schlautmann, another 3rd year Medical Student (2nd year PCP student), discussing a case he had attended and the reflective questions he had at the time. Again with the aim of the presentation to discuss thoughts of the case and the key topic of resilience.