Let us introduce Dr. Martin Neudorfer and Dr. Robbie Lendrum. They are dedicated Surfing Doctors and will provide both lectures and the day 2 workshop in Pre Hospital Care Medicine!

Meet Dr. Martin Neudorfer (Austria)

Martin Neudorfer

Consultant Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Pre-hospital Care, Sport Medicine, General Practitioner.

Martin was born 1976 in Vienna, Austria and graduated at Medical University of Vienna in 2002. He finished his training for GP, followed by the graduation in sport medicine and emergency medicine 2007, before specializing in Anaesthesiology and Intensive care in the Regional Hospital Mistelbach (Austria). Currently he is Consultant at the department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive care covering also the local outpatients Pain-Centre. An important part of his work is his duty in the pre-hospital care emergency unit (Austrian Red Cross). 2013 he will be completing the Austrian diploma in pain management.

Martin’s special interest is in pre-hospital care and pain therapy. He operates a private parents & children first aid/emergency training in Vienna (Austria) and teaches pain therapy in nursery school. Martin started his surfing career while doing an internship in Brisbane 2001, Australia. While studying medicine he became a certified snowboarding instructor and gained a lot of experience in other board related sports as windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and later on also in kite surfing.

Martin Neudorfer will lecture about pain management of the injured surfer and will teach you some useful skills in airway management packed in exciting emergency scenarios as part of the pre-hospital care workshop.


Meet Dr. Robbie A Lendrum (Scotland)

Robbie Lendrum

Dr Robbie A Lendrum MD FRCA Dip IMC is a final year specialty registrar in anaesthesia and pre hospital emergency medicine (PHEM) from Scotland.

He has trained in emergency medicine, anaesthesia and PHEM in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, most recently in London, having spent 12 months working for London’s Air Ambulance (London HEMS).  He was appointed as an Emeritus HEMS physician with London’s Air Ambulance this year and has significant ongoing clinical and research involvement with this organisation. He has also worked with the Otago Rescue Helicopter in New Zealand and with the Surfing Doctors Association, as the camp doctor at G-Land in Java. He completes his training in anaesthesia this year and is going to work as a trauma anaesthetist at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. His current research interests include novel methods of haemorrhage control and organ preservation, more specifically Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) as a torso hemorrhage control and resuscitative adjunct. It is a technique designed to provide proactive circulatory support in the hypovolaemic trauma patient at risk of cardiovascular collapse. He has developed and introduced this intervention in both the emergency department of the Royal London Hospital and with London’s Air Ambulance, the first organisations in the UK to offer this life saving procedure.

Robbie Lendrum will lecture on the approach of the critical ill/injured surfer in the pre-hospital care setting. Further he will guide you as instructor in the pre-hospital care workshop.


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