The Ambition Conference offers  unrivalled insights into the plans, processes and programmes shaping future EPRR capabilities.


    • Development
    • Intended Use


    Mark Sewell - National Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response Portfolio Manager - NHS

    • Operations
    • Plans and policy
    • Future capability development
    • An overview of the organisation structure and unique characteristics that define SAMU (Urgent Medical Aid Service)
    • Planning and contingency
    • Command and control of medical teams


    Dr François Braun - National Head - Urgent Medical Aid Service (SAMU), France

    • Why do we need to identify lessons?
    • The process behind the system


    Carl Daniels - Deputy Senior Responsible Officer - JESIP

    • UK’s Police response to a CBRN Incident and the coordinated response required.
    • Public Communication strategies – ‘ Remove Remove Remove’
    • Salisbury and Amesbury lessons learned


    Deputy Chief Constable John Campbell QPM - National Lead for CBRN Policing - National Police Chiefs Council

    • Unique challenges that the Salisbury Incident in March 2018 brought to public health emergency response.
    • Planning, training and exercises for such events and the pressure of operating during an incident of international significance
    • Public health emergency response to this CBRN incident and how the risk to public health was assessed during this response.


    Dr Nick Gent - Consultant in Health Protection, Emergency Response Department - Public Health England

    • Identifying gaps in the operational and strategic management.
    • Defining the missing interagency links.
    • Naming training deficits and how to translate these to challenging opportunities.


    Geert Arno - Head of Unit of the Operational Incident and Crisis Management Team, Department of Urgent Aid - Federal Ministry of Health, Belgium

  1. Dr Fredrik Bynander - Director, Centre for Societal Security - Swedish Defence University
  1. Beverley Griffiths - Director of Resilience, Capability Lead for Events and Public Safety - Emergency Planning College
  1. Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis - Head of Operational Resilience and Special Operations Group - London Fire Brigade
    • National Exercise Programme
    • Medical/Ambulance exercising in a multiagency area
    • Medical considerations in a counter-terrorism exercise


    Jamie Smith - Medical Lead National Counter-Terrorism Exercise Team - Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism

  1. Dr Markku Kuisma - Medical Director - Helsinki Emergency Medical Service
    • Is triage of mass casualties ethical in civilian practice?
    • Triage of violent perpetrators and victims: Who is first?
    • Ethics and the media: A new challenge for physicians


    Dr Pierre Carli - Paris Head - Urgent Medical Aid Service (SAMU), France

    • Basic and other units integrated into a system
    • Fire rescue system in a nutshell
    • Civil protection modules in the Czech Republic
    • Crisis management system of the Czech Republic


    Colonel Jiri Musílek - Head of the Civil Emergency Preparedness Department - Directorate of the Fire Rescue Service, Ministry of Interior

  1. Madeleine Alessandri - Deputy National Security Adviser, National Security Secretariat - UK Cabinet Office
  1. Mark Anderson - High Threat Preparedness Program Manager - Bellevue Fire Department, Washington
    • Recent major incident/terrorist related incidents;
    • Types and distribution of casualties
    • Casualty priorities
    • Proposed solutions for casualty tracking
    • Supporting software solutions
    • What we have done in the UK so far?


    Gail King - Head of Emergency Preparedness, Delivery and Assurance Directorate - NHS England 

  1. Beverley Griffiths - Director of Resilience, Capability Lead for Events and Public Safety - Emergency Planning College



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