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Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course® (DSTC)

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The DSTC Course is exclusively for Surgeons. DSTC has developed in many continents under the umbrella of IATSIC – International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care. IATSIC is part of the International Society of Surgery and, since 1991, has become an international forum for trauma surgery.

This course has been developed for qualified surgeons with trauma as an integral (although possibly infrequent) part of their practice and designed to assist in 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.

Please email us at TraumaEduc@vch.ca if you would like to be included on the distribution list to receive information about the 2022 course.

   We are anticipating running a full course in 2022 

Tentative dates are March 2-4

For more info please contact TraumaEduc@vch.ca