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Vancouver General Hospital is the Level 1 Adult Trauma Centre for British Columbia. As the quaternary referral centre for the province, VGH provides province-wide education to health care professionals caring for patients along the trauma continuum of care.

Our partnership with Canadian Forces Trauma Training Centre West (CFTTC(W)) provides opportunities to train various military personnel in the care of the injured patient.

Specialized certification programs, such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) are offered on an ongoing basis at VGH. Several continuing education courses are also offered, including an annual Trauma Symposium, focusing on all aspects of trauma care.

***NEW – Healthcare providers are invited to join a free online course created by VGH trauma surgeon, Dr. Emilie Joos, on surgical care during pandemics. Highly relevant for anyone involved in trauma care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit: UBC Continuing Professional Development ***

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