Wednesday 13 May 2015

Jim Swire to speak at Major Incident Conference

Jim Swire is to speak at a national conference Major Incidents and Beyond at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Wednesday 20th May. He will open his address with a short extract from our book "Lockerbie".
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

The event will address topics surrounding acute trust involvement during a major incident such as recovery-phase post incident, personal accounts and psychological effects following an incident, security arrangements, and first-hand accounts of inquests and public inquiries.
This is a full day event for all those involved in emergency planning, working in emergency departments and those with a particular interest in major incidents.

In addition to Jim Swire, five NHS and industry experts will share their personal experiences:-

Alastair Wilson OBE, Senior Emergency Department Consultant at the Royal Hospital London on the day of the London bombing attacks of 7th July 2005. In  a series of  coordinated suicide attacks, civilians were targeted using the public transport system during the morning rush hour.

Gary Hardacre QAM
Gary Hardacre QAM, responsible for the Scottish Ambulance Service during the Ebola outbreak, the Glasgow helicopter and bin lorry collisions.

Det. Supt Derek Forest
Detective Superintendent Derek Forest, posted to Thailand for 16 months following the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 2004 which killed over 270,000 people where he held the position of International IMC Commander. He shared responsibility for the strategic management of the international response, and the management of law enforcement and forensic staff from 31 different nations around the world.

Grant Moss
Grant Moss, Head of Security University Hospital Birmingham. Formerly Counter-terrorism adviser at West Midlands Police.

Dr Sarah Davidson
Dr Sarah Davidson MBE.University of East London. Specialist in the psychology of bereavement on families and children.

1 comment:

  1. Dear jim & Peter,
    When is the aforementioned Lockerbie book coming out?
    B O'Donoghue