Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) Course April 4-6, 2018


Register for the DSTC course here.

We are offering a unique educational opportunity in advanced Trauma Surgery. The DSTC Course®, designed exclusively for Surgeons, is being held from April 4-6, 2018. The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), part of the International Society of Surgery, has since 1991 been an international forum for trauma surgery.

The course was developed for qualified surgeons with trauma as an integral (although possibly
infrequent) part of their practice and designed to assist in their decision-making and operative approach relating to serious trauma. DSTC is a response to the lack of written material and teaching on strategic issues of resuscitation, early definitive care, and surgical priorities. It assumes all of the ATLS® principles and builds on them.

The Vancouver DSTC course is sponsored by the Trauma Research and Education Fund (Vancouver) with industry support. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 registrants only.

– Course Venue: Vancouver General Hospital
– Course Dates: April 4-6, 2018
– Course Fee: $1900.00 CAD
– Accommodation: Holiday Inn – Vancouver Centre

Address: 711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3Y2
Tel: 604-707-1939 / 1-877-660-8550
(Request Trauma Services group rate)
Deluxe room – $159 + Taxes

This is a rare opportunity for a small group of Surgeons to work intensively over 2½ days with
highly experienced teaching faculty. I do hope you can join us.


Naisan Garraway CD, MD, FRCSC, FACS
DSTC Course Director

Nasira Lakha, RN, BScN, MHS
Trauma Program Manager, VGH
DSTC Course Coordinator

~ This program is recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada (RCPSC) as a Traineeship under MOC Section 2 Self-Learning

Find our more information and register for the DSTC course here.

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