Honorary Researcher (National Trauma Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia)
MD MMed (KU Leuven University, Belgium)
Consultant, Anaesthesia & Emergency Medicine (AZ Groeninge Kortrijk, Belgium)
Director, Major Trauma Service (AZ Groeninge Kortrijk, Belgium)
PhD Reseacher (KU Leuven University, campus Kulak Kortrijk, Belgium)
Dr. Dries Helsloot is a consultant in Anaesthesia & Emergency Medicine at the AZ Groeninge Hospital in Kortrijk (Belgium).
After graduating as an Anaesthesist from the KU Leuven University (Belgium), he completed additional training in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia).
He used his passion for trauma resuscitation to improve the reception of the severely injured in his hospital and was co-responsible for obtaining certification as a supraregional trauma centre by DGU®. He now acts as the managing director of the Major Trauma Service.
Dr. Helsloot is actively involved in trauma education and instructs on European Trauma Courses.
He combines his clinical work with scientific research and since 2020 he is a PhD candidate at the KU Leuven University (Belgium), in collaboration with the NTRI. His research focuses on early death after major thoracic trauma and the management of ionized calcium levels.