Robin Thenu, ACP

Robin is an experienced Advanced care paramedic and is currently a Clinical Paramedic Educator at NAIT. In his 32 years in EMS, his highlights include being a specialist on the CBRNE team (Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, and Explosives), and the Incident Response Paramedic team responding to local and provincial emergencies. He is a 3-time recipient of Exemplary Service by his peers and received the Governor General of Canada 20-year EMS Exemplary Service Medal. His greatest satisfaction comes from watching the paramedics he has coached and mentored flourish into confident, empathetic patient advocates. When he’s not working, he loves to tend to his yard.

Dr. Matt Strickland, BASc, MD, MBA, FRCSC

Dr. Matt Strickland currently works as an academic trauma and general surgeon at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Toronto with fellowships in Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, and Acute Care Surgery at Los Angeles County Hospital/University of Southern California. His clinical interests include resuscitation and care of severely injured polytrauma patients, emergency general surgery, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. He teaches and mentors medical students at the University of Alberta, in addition to supervising and instructing residents on a daily basis. He teaches a number of trauma care-related courses including Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM), Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET), and Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS). Furthermore, he is the Facility Section Head for Trauma at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Laura Perri, RN

Laura Perri is a Registered Nurse with experience in both Labor and Delivery and Emergency nursing. She has worked at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in L&D for 15 years and joined the University of Alberta Emergency Department in 2017. The RAH is the high-risk center for Obstetrics in the Edmonton area and is also known as ‘the inner city hospital’. This has allowed Laura to witness and gain experience in almost every kind of obstetrical trauma over the years while using her emergency nursing skills to navigate through these experiences.

Dr. Kiran Reddy, MBBS, MRes, FRCR

Dr. Kiran Reddy is a full-time Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist with MIC Medical Imaging working in the Edmonton Zone but predominantly spends his time at the UAH. He has spent most of his life in the UK and Ireland and completed his Radiology Residency at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London. This was followed by a Fellowship in Interventional Radiology here at the University of Alberta, where he liked Edmonton and the snow so much he stayed! In his “free time”, he enjoys strategic tabletop games and racing electric model cars when not spending it with his wife, kids, and dogs!

Jacqueline Rowley, PT

Jacqueline, who is from a small town near Ottawa, pursued physiotherapy education in Amsterdam after completing high school. Her professional journey includes work in private practice in Ontario and at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton.  Currently, Jacqueline serves as the physiotherapy team leader at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, specializing in spinal cord injuries and general neurology.  Her expertise extends to stroke, brain injury, orthopedics, and pediatrics. Outside of work, Jacqueline enjoys backcountry camping, the outdoors, and refereeing wheelchair rugby.

Brennan Grover, MSc OT

Brennan Grover is the Occupational Therapy Team Lead at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital on the Spinal Cord Injury/General Neurology unit. He has a broad clinical background in tertiary rehabilitation in spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, and other neurological conditions. Brennan also worked in acute care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital working on the neurotrauma, thoracic, and ICU units. He is a dedicated professional committed to enhancing the lives of individuals through personalized therapeutic interventions and is spearheading different initiatives within his program to improve clinical outcomes using innovative solutions.

Dr. Simon Ward, MB, ChB, CCFP

Dr. Simon Ward is an Emergency and Family Physician who works in Wetaskiwin. Here he works in a clinic as a Family Physician and in the local Emergency Department. In addition, Dr. Ward works at the Red Deer Hospital and Grey Nuns Hospital as an Emergency Physician. He is passionate about rural and urban resuscitation and bedside ultrasound. Dr. Ward believes in providing high-level quality care to rural ER patients. Furthermore, he has worked with the eSim team to provide education in multidisciplinary airway simulation and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Emergency and Family Medicine at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. 

Dr. Hardeep Kainth, MD

Dr. Kainth is a physiatrist and the medical lead for the spinal cord injury and general neurology program at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. He is fellowship-trained in spinal cord injury medicine and has board certification in wound medicine. Dr. Kainth is a strong advocate for best practice and improving the care of spinal cord injured patients throughout the continuum of care.

Annual Trauma Symposium – May 31, 2024
West Edmonton Mall, Fantasyland Hotel
0730 – 1630h
Ticket Sales Close: May 26, 2024 @ 2200h