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Conference Program

Trauma 2017

Final Conference Program

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Pre-Conference Program

** 3-day Course - Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th. 2017 **

Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course
$3,580 registration fee
Full day - 3 day course
Epworth Training Centre
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** Wednesday 19th April, 2017 **

STARTT Simulation Training
$500 registration fee
8:00am - 4:30pm
St Vincent's Hospital Simulation Centre
The Simulated Trauma and Resuscitation Team Training course takes trauma management to the next level by focusing on building and operating an effective trauma team. This course was developed in Canada in 2012. It adapts on crisis leadership, communication, teamwork, situational awareness and problem solving skills that were developed for the airline industry and applies them to trauma resuscitation training. It builds on the trauma training offered in the American College of Surgeons’ Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course and is unique in that it is the first trauma training course that is focused not only on physician education but also nurses and respiratory therapists who all complete the course together in a true multidisciplinary learning environment.
WHO: Physicians or Residents/trainees (including ED physicians and Surgeons), Nurses and Respiratory Therapists interested in learning more about trauma and trauma teams.
COSTIncludes meals and an ebook copy of the TRAUMA TEAM DYNAMICS textbook (
Participants will form teams consisting of Physicians, Nurses and Respiratory Therapists who will work together to manage trauma patients through a series of high-fidelity simulation based scenarios.  Each simulation is followed by an extensive debriefing session led by experienced trauma team leaders discussing not only the medical content of the scenario but also focusing on communication, leadership skills and CRM principlesPrevious ATLS/TNCC training is ideal though not essential.
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Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies Workshop  
$700 registration fee
9:30am - 4:00pm
RACS Skill Centre
This workshop has been designed specifically for the clinician faced with the need to manage the airway of the severely injured patient. Designed for clinicians from emergency medicine, anaesthetics and surgery, as well as pre-hospital medical and paramedical personnel, the program shall cover intubation techniques, consideration of choice of medications, and planning for difficult situations, including the can’t intubate and can’t oxygenate (CICO) scenario.

The full-day program shall include a combination of short lectures, skills training and group discussions. Led by a faculty experienced in airway skills training, and currently working at the coal face in trauma care, the program will allow the participant to draw on a wide range of clinical expertise. 


** Thursday 20th April, 2017 **

Trauma Nursing & Data Management Forum
Complimentary registration
8:00am - 12:30pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel
The ATS and TAC are hosting a half day trauma nurse and data manager forum prior to Trauma 2017 on Thursday 20th April in Melbourne.
The purpose of this forum is to provide a relaxed and collaborative forum to share the great things you are doing in your workplace that might be useful for your peers. 
We want to hear from you! Please submit your suggestions / synopsis / topic using the below headings as a guide by the end of January. 
If you are not sure, we are happy to discuss. Using examples of your project or a case study, suggested topics might include:
- Trauma nurse career pathways / succession planning
- Tips for getting started in a project
- Injury Prevention 
- Quality improvement 
- A particular protocol or guideline development

Trauma Ultrasound Workshop
$200 registration fee
9:00am - 12:30pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Designed for clinicians who care for the injured, this workshop is designed for the entry level participant who is looking for an overview of the application of ultrasonography in trauma, as well as the experienced clinician looking to refine and update their skills. The program shall cover the objectives of performing ultrasonography in trauma, the contribution it can make to decision making, and the technique of extended FAST (eFAST). Basic procedural ultrasound shall also be covered. With the use of high-fidelity simulators and live models, participants will have the opportunity to perform eFAST in a relaxed, non-time pressured setting.

Trauma Research Forum

Complimentary registration
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel
The Trauma 2017 Research Forum invites ATS and TAC members to submit a summary of current research projects for presentation. This will allow researchers to present their work for feedback regarding clinical application, engaging others in multi-institutional projects, and constructive feedback on how to improve the study design. It will also allow researchers to present work that presents significant logistical challenges.

Registration for the workshop is free of charge, however places will be prioritised to those who have a project to present. Project summaries should be included with registration.

Injury Reviewer Workshop / Reception  
Sponsored by Elsevier

Complimentary registration
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Limited Spaces Available