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0800-0830Kia OraStu Glover
0830-0900Stretcher bearers of the First World War (and how they changed the world of medicine)Emily Mayhew
0900-0945Antimicrobial resistance and its role in warfareEmily Mayhew
0945-1025What is blood failure?Andre Cap
1025-1055Morning Tea
1055-1105Remembrance DayTMNZ Committee
1105-1150New Zealand Police Case StudyAuckland Special Tactics Group
1150-1240Tactical medicine in the Queensland Police ServiceDustin Osborne
1240-1245Gold Sponsor addressPharmaco
1345-1415THOR based resuscitation strategiesAndre Cap
1415-1445High performance for the first responderBen Logan
1445-1505Hazardous Area ResponseChris Harrison
1505-1520Afternoon Tea
1520-1530Specialist Paramedic Registration update – Kaunihera ManapouCarlton Irving
1530-1600New Zealand Police Tactical TrainingDerek Sarney
1600-1700Developments and future options in resuscitationAndre Cap
1700CloseAlex McDonald

Post-Conference Networking

Panhead brewery

To continue the discussion, join us for dinner and refreshments at the Panhead Tasting Room, Brew Town, 27 Blenheim Street, Upper Hutt


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Colonel Andre Cap

THOR NetworK
US Army institute of surgical research

Director of Research/Chief Scientific Officer, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Haematology-Oncology Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General, Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University.

Colonel (COL) Andre Cap completed Internal Medicine residency and Haematology-Oncology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, with additional training in Stem Cell Transplantation at NIH. He currently serves as Director of Research for the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), with a staff of over 250 and a budget of over $60M, executing the DoD’s primary intramural research program in combat casualty care. COL Cap previously served as Chair, USAISR Coagulation and Blood Research, and led efforts to develop improved blood products as well as study mechanisms of acute traumatic coagulopathy, blood-device interactions in extracorporeal life support systems, and cellular therapies for trauma, burns and radiation injury.

COL Cap has served as fellowship director for the San Antonio Military Medical Center Clinical Research Fellowship, Associate Program Director for the Haematology-Oncology Fellowship and as Medical Director for the Fort Sam Houston Akeroyd Blood Donor Center. COL Cap is an active haematologist and transplant physician, a Professor of Medicine at Uniformed Services University, an Adjoint Professor of Biology and adjunct faculty in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas – San Antonio, and an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Centers in Houston & San Antonio. He has published over 290 peer-reviewed papers, 8 book chapters, and has filed several patent applications. He is an Associate Editor of Transfusion and Co-Editor of the Military Supplement of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and is on the editorial board of Shock and the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 

COL Cap served as Chief of Medicine in a Combat Support Hospital deployed to CENTCOM and has provided strategic support to the Armed Services Blood Program, the Joint Trauma System, SOCOM, INDOPACOM, AFRICOM and EUCOM. He served as Co-Chair of the NATO Blood Panel for five years. He currently serves as the Haematology-Oncology Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General.

Dr Emily Mayhew

imperial college London

Historian in Residence, Department of Bioengineering, Centre for Injury Studies.

Dr Mayhew is a military medical historian specialising in the study of severe casualty, its infliction, treatment and long-term outcomes in 20th and 21st century warfare. She is historian in residence in the Department of Bioengineering, working primarily with the researchers and staff of the Centre for Injury Studies.

She has published the “Wounded” trilogy which examines war injury and its outcomes from the Great War up to and including ongoing conflicts.  Her most recent publication was “The Four Horsemen” which looks at how the great warnings from the Apocalypse still resonate in our lives.

Sergeant Dustin Osborne

Queensland Police Service

Sergeant Dustin Osborne is a Queensland Police Officer (Australia) with 15 years experience. Dedicating a majority of his service to skills instruction and developing training, Dustin was selected to form part of the Active Armed Offender project team who were responsible for creating a state-wide resolution capability. While developing the course, Dustin identified the gap in capability for providing life-saving intervention to injured casualties. Dustin went on to developed the Tactical First Aid curriculum which is estimated to have been used operationally in over 450 critical incidents and saved approximately 150 lives. As confirmation to the project’s success, the Tactical First Aid Project was named “Winner” of the 2019 World Class Policing Awards in London, England.

As a Shift Supervisor in an entrainment precinct, Dustin regularly applies the tactical medical skills to victims of severe and life-threatening trauma. Dustin continues to advance this bespoke skillset by participating in regular specialist training and higher education.

Dustin is the Co-Chair of the Law Enforcement Working Group of the Australian Tactical Medicine Association.

Ben Logan

High Performance specialist

Ben spent 15 years racing as a professional triathlete for NZ where he acquired a wealth of knowledge on high-performance mindset strategies and physiology which acted as a foundation for his future career development.
Throughout the last 7 years, Ben has designed and architected survival, leadership, mindset and resilience training programs and expeditions based on science-based knowledge combined with real- world experience and field testing.

Chris Harrison

hato hone st john

Hazardous Area Response capability manager

Chris is a Critical Care Paramedic and started his career in the ambulance service in Hawke’s Bay in 2009. To date, Chris has worked in rapid response vehicles in Auckland and Christchurch, Specialist Emergency Response Team (SERT) in Auckland and Christchurch, shift supervisor in Auckland, helicopter air ambulances across the South Island, three winter secondments on Mt Ruapehu and is a medic for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR).

In his current role as the Hazardous Area Response manager for Hato Hone St John he manages all components of ambulance response into or around hazardous areas, including their specialist response teams including governance, training, PPE, and equipment.

Inspector Derek ‘Diesel’ Sarney

royal new zealand police college
Program manager frontline and tactical training

Diesel joined the NZ Police in 1985 and has been involved in frontline policing, diplomatic protection, training and specialist armed offenders teams. As a member of the Special Tactics Group (STG) in Wellington for 25 years Diesel was a Sniper, Assaulter, Team Leader, Advanced Medic and Advanced Tactical Roping Instructor. He has also served in the Army Reserve for 35 years.

In his current role as the Programme Manager for Frontline and Tactical Training at the Royal NZ Police College he manages the training curriculum and quality assurance for the NZ Police frontline officers across New Zealand.