Conference Programme

A Big Thank You to all those who attended the First Aid Conference 2017. What an amazing buzz and atmosphere on the day. A special thank you to speakers, workshop presenters, exhibitors, Vine Centre Staff and First Aid Training Co-operative staff without whom the day would not have been such a Great Success.

Its still a while before the next conference on March 8th 2019, but we are already pulling together and confirming a speakers list.

Speakers for 2019

Cardiac Science. Mac Macdonald of Cardiac Science, will give us an update on the fact and figures around AEDs and their successful uses. Always a thoroughly entertaining look at the AED use.

Acid Attacks. A talk from Jaf Shah from the Acid Survivors Trust International about the rise in the incidence of  acid attacks, their impact and  prevention are as important as their first aid treatment. He is the UK expert on the subject of why and how attacks happen.

Act FAST for Stroke – but what happens next?  Stroke Association will be coming along to talk personal through some experience and lifestyle changes brought on by strokes which highlight the benefits of acting FAST.

Mental Health First Aid. Brian from Choose Life Training –  will be giving us updates on mental health first aid and plans for new Train the Trainer courses for the SMHFA 2 day course.

Epilepsy today and tomorrow. Nicola Milne from Epilepsy Scotland will be updating us with where we stand with current diagnosis and future treatments. Also a brief overview of the first aid treatment for epilepsy.

Role and function of FAAOF. What is the role and importance of First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum? The Forum carries out the development and national standardisation of regulated first aid qualifications.

National Resilience Strategy & major incident management planning – How can first aiders support the first wave of paramedics to arrive on scene at a major incident? What can we teach our workplace first which will help pre-hospital care specialists?

Haemorrhage control – a view from an expert. Toni Murch is considered in the medical community as the expert on haemorrhage control. He will be giving up an insight into his wealth of experience and knowledge of  treating the most severe trauma injuries.

Citizen Aid. The development and updates about this important program and its associated APP. Their speaker will also discus very recent changes to protocols for tourniquets in trauma management.

Paediatric First Aid training in Scotland – what’s the plan? Cory Jones from First Aid Training Co-operative will give a brief update on where the Scottish government and the Care Inspectorate are on the subject of Paediatric First Aid in Scotland.

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. A talk from one of their Paramedics about the work of the service.

If you feel you have a topic which would be worth telling others about, or you know someone who would like to speak at the conference please let us know.

Please note that repeat speakers from 2017 will be giving new presentations and have only been invited back by popular demand.

Free WiFi available and networking café are open through out the event.

The conference will have an exhibition area with a wide range of industry bodies, suppliers and voluntary sector organisations relevant to the first aid sector.

A great chance for you to gain CPD knowledge and network with liked minded people.