Trauma Week 2023
Trauma Symposium 2023
E-mobility – Current perspectives and future directions
Friday 17 November 2023 in Brisbane
2023 Program (PDF 590.76KB)
e-scooter advocacy where to next RACS symposium Nov 2023 Sarah Whitelaw (PPTX 22.24MB)
PRESENTATION QLD OFT Presentation Royal Australasian College of Surgeons eMOBILITY workshop Adrian (PPTX 438.89KB)
PRESENTATION Ben Beck_RACS_Emobility_ November 2023
Presentation to E-Mobility Symposium November 2023 Bruce Maguire Vision Australia (DOCX 63.2KB)
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Jamieson Trauma Institute are hosting the 2023 RACS Trauma Symposium on e-mobility devices. The annual trauma symposiums bring together trauma professionals from Australia and New Zealand to address issues relating to trauma prevention and trauma care. This year’s topic explores the e-mobility trend that has seen an explosion of e-scooters on roads and paths in cities around the world. Since their introduction, e-scooter related trauma has increased substantially, with injuries and deaths in riders, passengers and pedestrians placing further pressure on first responders as well as hospital and health systems. Trauma Committee members, Kate Martin FRACS and Prof Kirsten Vallmuur, JTI, will convene the symposium which will address the current perspective - legislation, injury statistics, patterns of injury, risk factors, lessons from the field – ambulance, ED, trauma, coroners, surveillance and future directions/potential solutions.
Venue – Education Precinct Function Room - Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane
Trauma Week 2022
Trauma Week 2022
RACS/ANZCA/ACEM Joint Symposium: Family Violence – Health System Response
Thursday 10 November, 9am - 4pm
Jubilee Room NSW Parliament, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney
This year’s joint symposium on family violence, convened by Assoc Prof Payal Mukherjee FRACS and Dr Ken Harrison FANZCA, includes keynote speakers Dr Mayet Costello Violence, Abuse & Neglect (VAN) NSW; Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Family Violence Prevention, University of Melbourne and RWH and Dr John Sammut, President Medical Council NSW who will address the responsibility of health professionals to respond to this issue to effect improved health outcomes. Natalie Ward, NSW Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, will open the symposium.
View the provisional program (PDF 132.92KB)
Trauma Week 2021
Trauma Week – 2021 (Rolled over from 2020 due to COVID) - Brisbane
2021 RACS Trauma Week was part of the Australasian Trauma Society (ATS) Virtual Scientific Conference on 10 September 2021. Dr Kate Martin and Dr Matthew Hope co-convened sessions on data quality in trauma care - Quality of Trauma Care: Monitoring and Improving our Performance and Assessing Processes and Outcomes Beyond Mortality. These sessions were of great value to all participants and trauma specialists involved in all aspects of trauma care.
Prof Zsolt Balogh and Dr Karen Coates convened an informative and timely session on Trauma Verification – a multi-disciplinary review to assist hospitals evaluate their care of the injured patient.
Full program - ATS 2021 program