Dr Roger Alcock is the HQ Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) where he is the primary technical referent for emergency care within ICRC globally. The ICRC runs an Emergency Department Support programme that is active in more than 20 countries together with other sites of emergency care more widely. He also works part-time in NHS Fife, Scotland.
With more than 20 years of EM experience, Roger has worked in humanitarian settings responding to conflict, infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters together with capacity building in emergency care and preparedness. Deployments have included Malawi, Iraq, Nepal, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, the British Virgin Islands, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Pakistan Lebanon, Jordan, Libya and Venezuela. He was a member of the WHO technical working group which developed the Guidance on Mass Casualty Burns and is currently on a WHO TWG developing minimum data sets for conflict settings.
Roger’s talk at the Global Emergency Care Symposium will explore ‘Reflections on resilience through recovery: the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) experience’ and will examine how ICRC strengthens emergency care systems in countries affected by conflict.