Trauma and Blast Inflammation Symposium (TABIS)

27 March 2014

Venue: Postgraduate Medical Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

The Trauma and Blast Inflammation Symposium (TABIS) will examine the current state of the art in research into inflammation following trauma and blast injury, bringing together some of the world’s leading experts to share ideas and develop new partnerships.

Logos for the Centre for Blast Injury StudiesTABIS is a collaboration between The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies and the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, two of the UK’s leading trauma and blast injury research institutions.

It is aimed at clinicians, academics and industry as an interactive forum to facilitate potential collaborations and engagement with industry.

The event will include several high-profile speakers, some short talks and a poster presentations (see below for submission details).

See programme for details: TABIS_programme_270314

Four themes

TABIS will feature top speakers from around the world, covering four areas:

  • Platelets and Inflammation
  • Blast Lung Injury
  • Sterile Immunity
  • Brain Trauma Inflammation

Top speakers

TABIS will feature a wide range of speakers who are leaders in their fields, including researchers and clinicians from around the world. Check back for updates on speakers. Below are some of those already confirmed for the event.

Prof Ian Roberts (London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK)
Prof Roberts is Professor of Epidemiology & Public Heath at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His main research interests are the prevention and treatment of trauma and the links between energy and health.

Prof Leo Koendermann (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
Prof Koenderman’s research group focuses on improving our understanding of the innate immune system, in order to address a fundamental dilemma in medicine: balancing the need for a fast and robust immune response to combat infections while preventing overactivation which can lead to tissue damage.

Prof Carl Hauser (Beth Israel Deconess Medical Centre, USA)
Prof Hauser is a surgeon with particular expertise in advanced treatments for complications of trauma, shock and sepsis, and inflammatory responses to injury. His areas of research interests include neutrophil function in trauma, shock and organ failure.

Prof Michal Schwartz (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Prof Schwartz’s work focuses on the role of innate and adaptive immunity in central nervous system (CNS) plasticity in health and disease. She was the world pioneer in demonstrating that blood macrophages are needed for spinal cord repair.

Abstract Submission (oral/poster) deadline extended:            7  March 2014

Registration deadline:                              24 March 2014.

Registration (excl. students): £80 per person

Students: £50 per person