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Trauma 2017


The 2017 Trauma Conference was held in Melbourne between the 21st and 23rd of April 2017.

Conference Wrap-Up

"There were over 400 registrants for the meeting and feedback was very positive with many people stating they had some difficulty deciding which sessions to attend as all the sessions were of interest. 

It would appear that we were able to successfully meet the theme of the meeting "Bridging the gaps in Trauma Care - from benchtop to bedside".

We were very fortunate to have the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Mr Robert Doyle, open the meeting as he was the member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in the late 1990s who led the reorganisation of the Victoria Trauma system which resulted in a 50% reduction in the death rate of those admitted to the Victorian Major Trauma Services over the next 10 years. 

The content provided by both the Australasian Trauma Society (ATS) members, Trauma Association fo CAnada (TAC) members and other invited speakers was all of the highest quality and covered the full range of trauma topics. 

There were some new topics such as "Family and Intimate partner violence" which provided some confronting and thought provoking issues for the audience to consider. 

The debate was a highlight "Be is resolved that Injury is preventable" and it seems the negative side (TAC) was the overall winner in an entertaining exchange of ideas. 

Overall the meeting demonstrated the common areas of interest between the Australasian and Canadian Trauma communities, and this collaboration is definitely worth continuing. The next joint meeting between the ATS and TAC as scheduled for March 2021 in Vancouver."

- Tony Joseph, Chair of Organising Committee for Trauma 2017


Click here to access the References from the Best Trauma Papers presented at Trauma 2017. 


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