New online training platform strengthens global expertise in trauma research


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Vials containing blood. Credit: Center for Trauma Sciences.

Researchers at Queen Mary University in London are helping train frontline trauma professionals through international collaboration with Thai Siriraj Medical School and Mahidol University in Thailand.

Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death in people under 40 and the leading cause of permanent disability. Globally, trauma kills six million people every year. In the UK, 46 people die from serious injuries every day.

The project, funded by Queen Mary’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Large Grants Program, aims to help build clinical and research capacity in trauma science in Thailand.

With international travel restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers from Queen Mary Center for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) has developed an online training platform covering different aspects of preclinical and clinical trauma research which could be shared between medical institutions in Thailand.

The online training platform includes four animated videos that cover:

The videos have also been translated into Thai, and researchers are also working to develop translations into Spanish, Portuguese and French by early 2022 so that these important training tools can be shared with medical institutions around the world.

Jordi. L Tremoleda, Senior Lecturer in Trauma, Animal Science and Wellness at the Blizard Institute at Queen Mary, said: “Training and education are at the heart of what we do and it’s great to share the expertise. at C4TS in such a dynamic way to help other countries develop their own expertise in trauma research. “

The project was carried out under the Queen Mary’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Large Grants Program to fund research projects aimed at strengthening existing research collaborations or creating new research collaborations in developing countries. low and middle income (LMICs) and high income countries. research addressing development challenges in countries on the OECD DAC List.

C4TS is a leading translational research institute led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust. He aims to discover and translate improvements in bench-to-bedside trauma patient care and combines his world-class research with international education programs to improve the care and outcomes of trauma patients worldwide. .

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