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TRAUMA RESOURCES
CONFERENCES

 

 

Definitive Surgical Trauma Care

The Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) course was developed by the International Association for Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care (IATSIC) of the International Surgical Society. The Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills Course (DSTS) was developed independently by the Royal College of Surgeons of England with the Royal Defence Medical College and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in the United States. There is a great deal of cooperation and overlap between the two courses and organisations.

"The DSTC is a course for surgeons, designed for the demanding and specific aspects of definitive surgical management of torso and head trauma. Life threatening surgical conditions are discussed in a decision making matrix and hands-on surgical expertise is obtained both in cadaver and live anaesthetised animal skill stations. The University of Witwatersrand Trauma Unit has a more detailed course breakdown and synopsis on their web site.

The parent organisation of DSTC, and the world's biggest trauma organisation outside of the United States is the International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care (IATSIC). This is part of the International Society of Surgery, based in Basel in Switzerland. It was founded in 1988 and serves as a forum for Trauma Surgeons world-wide. It is developing a leading role in education, and besides being the owner of the DSTC course, has also instituted the National Trauma Management Course which is a course designed for developing (resource challenged countries) who cannot afford either the equipment required, nor the instructor student ratio, of more advanced courses. It was originally developed for Africa, but has now taken place several times on the Indian subcontinent as well. "

Prof. Ken Boffard
Johannesburg, South Africa

Further information can be obtained from the International IATSIC Administrator, Miss Cara Macnab.

t: +44 (0) 20 7679 4517
e: IATSIC@aol.com

To add your course details to this web page please email dstc@trauma.org. We do not run or administer these courses! Contact the course centres directly for more information and application forms.

DSTC Course Centres:
Australia  

Liverpool Hospital, Sydney
Director: Michael Sugrue

Dates:

Charmaine Miranda
Department of Trauma
Liverpool Hospital
Locked Bag 7103
Liverpool BC NSW 1871

e: charmaine.miranda@swsahs.nsw.gov.au
t: 02 9828 3928
f: 02 9828 3926

w: Liverpool Hospital Trauma Unit

   

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
at the University of Melbourne

Director: Peter Danne MD, BS, FRACS, FACS

Dates:

Lyn Journeaux
Spring Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

e: lyn.journeaux@surgeons.org
t: 03 9276 7448
f: 03 9249 1298

w: www.surgeons.org

   
Canada  

Vancouver, Canada
Directors: Richard Simons

 

Dates:

Dr. Richard Simons (DSTC)
Vancouver General Hospital
855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

e: dstccourse@vch.ca
t: (604) 875-4559
f: (604) 875-5348

Registration:
www.cpdkt.ubc.ca
t: (604) 822-7301
f: (604) 822-1727

 

   
Netherlands  

Nijmegen, Netherlands
Prof. A. van Vught
M w.drs. M. Vaal

Dates:
13-15 December, 2006

M. Vaal
PAOG-Heyendael
University Medical Center
Nijmegen,
The Netherlands

e: M.Vaal@paog.umcn.nl
t: +31 (0) 24 361 7050

 

   
New Zealand  

Auckland
Director: Ian Civil

Dates:

Lynn Tucker
Administrative Assistant
Trauma Services
Auckland Hospital
PO Box 92-024
Auckland
New Zealand

e: LynnT@adhb.govt.nz
t: +61 (0) 3 9342 7232
f: +61 (0) 3 9342 8247

w: Auckland Trauma Services

 

   
Singapore  

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Director: Dr Chiu Ming Terk

Dates:
19-20 April 2007

Karen Go Tsung Shyen
Trauma Co-ordinator
TTSH-NNI Trauma Centre,
c/o Department of General Surgery
Tan Tock Seng Hospital,
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng,
Singapore 308433

e: trauma@ttsh.com.sg
t: +65-6357 7589
f: +65-6357 7809

w : www.ttsh.com.sg

   
South Africa  

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Director: Ken Boffard

Dates:

e: trauma@mweb.co.za
   
reddys@medicine.wits.ac.zar
    vanvuurens@medicine.wits.ac.za
t: +27 11 488 3373
f: +27 11 488 4322

w : Johannesburg Trauma Unit - DSTC

   

Cape Town
Director: Tim Hardcastle

Dates:
2-4 August 2006

e: Mariana Moss

   
United Kingdom  

Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills (DSTS) course
Royal College of Surgeons of England

Director: Professor Jim Ryan

Dates:
28-30th March 2007

 

Ruth Warne

e: rwarne@rcseng.ac.uk
t: 020 7869 6336

w: Royal College of Surgeons - DSTC