EWMA 2019, 5-7 June

Catastrophe & War Wounds

Objectives

Natural disasters, war conflicts, terrorist attacks, industrial and traffic disasters are the typical examples of threats, that people from all over the world have to face up to nowadays. 

The aim of the Catastrophe and War Wound key session is to focus on situations where lives are affected by catastrophes and wars. Due to restricted accessibility of healthcare services in these areas, a high number of affected persons and various logistic problems; war injuries and catastrophic wounds need specific approach.

We invited well knowledgeable experts and experienced people from the army and civil area to share their experience and skills about war injuries: Martin Oberreiter (CZ) will present JTTR-data supplemented with everyday front-line practice; Mehmet Eryılmaz (TR) will describe the disguised face of blast injuries; Matthias Johann (DE) will focus on war injuries from an orthopaedic perspective; and finally, the Kobane syndrome will be presented by Dorpec Kobane (SE). 


Speakers

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Management of war injuries – from joint theater trauma registry data to everyday front-line practice

Martin Oberreiter LTC, MD, Czech Republic

Deputy Chief of Staff of Surgery department

Military hospital Brno, Czech Republic


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The disguised face of blast injuries: shock waves

Mehmet Eryılmaz, MD, MBAH, FACS, Turkey

General Surgeon & War Surgeon

Department of General Surgery, Gülhane Education & Training Hospital

Gülhane Medical Faculty, University of Health Science


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The role of orthopedic surgery in the treatment of war associated injuries

Matthias Johann, Germany

Department of orthopedic and trauma surgery

Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Hamburg, Germany


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The Kobane syndrome

Dorpec Kobane, Sweden

Physiotherapist trained at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

”My Two Years in the War: a Talk on War and Human Strength”