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Dominik Roth wins Dr. Karl Schleinzer Prize 2018

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from left: Head of Department Anton Laggner, Awardee Dominik Roth, patron Karl Schleinzer, Rector Markus Müller

(Vienna, 07 September 2018) Dominik Roth from the Department of Emergency Medicine at MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital was awarded the Dr. Karl Schleinzer Prize for research in the field of emergency medicine at the 7th Emergency Medicine Symposium.

The prize was awarded, in particular, in recognition of innovative approaches to the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning. "By treating with a close-fitting ventilation mask, we were able to reduce treatment time significantly compared with conventional techniques. This also improves the chances of complete recovery without any consequent neurological damage," explains Roth.

Research background
Dominik Roth began work as a research assistant at the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2006, as a student in Wolfgang Schreiber's team. Major research interests are carbon monoxide poisoning – where the team first demonstrated the reliability of non-invasive measurement techniques, highlighting the greater prevalence of this life-threatening occurrence – and preclinical emergency medicine. Innovative new methods of airway management by paramedics were established in this field.

Alongside the above-mentioned clinical research, Dominik Roth is also involved in clinical epidemiology and meta-analysis within Harald Herker's team. As part of the worldwide Cochrane network, they have collaborated with international partners in the UK, Scandinavia, Iran, the USA and Hong Kong to produce several leading publications.

Dominik Roth has received many awards for his research activities, including the Hans Bergmann Prize and the Reinhard Malzer Prize and has obtained several competitive grants.

About Dominik Roth
Dominik Roth studied human medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, going on to train as a consultant in the Department of Emergency Medicine. In parallel, he completed his PhD in applied medical sciences (Clinical Research programme) focusing on Clinical Research Synthesis, gaining his postdoctoral qualification in emergency medicine in 2016. He works as an emergency doctor and field supervisor/emergency doctor on the joint emergency team of MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital and Vienna Emergency Services and also works at the Austrian Red Cross training centre.

25 years of the Department of Emergency Medicine
The Department of Emergency Medicine at MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital has combined research, teaching and patient care in a Triple Track for more than 25 years. The Department enjoys a leading national and international position, thanks to research-oriented teaching and rapid practical application of new findings. A commemorative publication takes a look at 25 years of university emergency medicine in Vienna. 

25 Years Department for Emergency Medicine

The Department for Emergency Medicine at MedUni Vienna/AKH Vienna has been combining research, teaching and patient care in a triple track for over 25 years. Research-oriented teaching and the rapid practical application of new findings ensure the clinic a national and international leading position. A commemaorative publication takes a look at 25 years of university emergency medicine in Vienna and has now been presented at the 7th emergency symposium.

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