Trauma Week


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Trauma Week 2018

Symposium: Regional Trauma in Australasia: What is possible and how far can we reach?

Trauma Week 2018 was held in Hobart in conjunction with the RACS Tasmanian Annual Scientific Meeting.


Trauma Week 2017

Symposium: Trauma Verification - from little things big things grow 

A trauma symposium at RACS15 November 2017 explored the Trauma Verification program -  history and future directions and reviewed hospital experience and perceptions.  

Printable Flyer (PDF 435KB)
Provisional Program (PDF 139KB)


Trauma Week 2016

In 2016 'Trauma Week' was held in conjunction with the RACS Queensland Annual Scientific Meeting and the Queensland Health Forum in Brisbane, 4 to 6 November 2016.

The Trauma Symposium, "Trauma -we're all involved" was convened by Grant Christey and Cliff Pollard, discussed the following:

  • Trauma Registries and their importance to patient care Trauma Data;
  • What do we collect and what do we currently do with it;
  • What data do other agencies hold and how do we link to them Data collection - best outcome for patients and trauma services.

Event program (PDF 1MB)

Forum Resolutions (PDF 37KB)

Trauma Week 2015

Fatal Distraction FlyerThe 2015 trauma symposium, Fatal Distraction, was held at the College on Wednesday, 18 November 2015. The symposium explored the correlation between distractions by all road users (vehicles, bikes, pedestrians) and the epidemic of road trauma.  Mr Ben Thomson, Deputy Director of Trauma Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Valerie Malka, General and Trauma Surgeon, convened this event.

Event Program (PDF 65KB)

Surgical News article

Trauma Week 2014 in Darwin

The Trauma Committee, the Indigenous Health Committee and the Provincial Surgeons of Australia (PSA) collaborated on the joint symposium 'Injury in Indigenous Populations - Learning from each other'. This symposium was convened by Dr David Read, Chair NT Trauma Committee with the help of Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, Chair of the Indigenous Health Committee. This multidisciplinary event complemented the highly acclaimed 2007 symposium 'Injury in Indigenous Populations: Towards a Safer Future', which was convened by Professor Russell Gruen and Associate Professor Kelvin Kong.

Trauma Week 2013

The 2013 Trauma Symposium 'Sharpening the cutting edge of trauma care' was about applying the lessons learned in war and austere environs to major trauma centres at home in Australia and New Zealand. The symposium was convened by Annette Holian, member Trauma Committee, Deputy Director of Trauma at the National Critical Care & Trauma Response Centre in Darwin and Wing Commander, Royal Australian Air Force -High Readiness Specialist Reserve.

Trauma Week 2012

The 2012 Symposium '2020 Vision Zero - to share or not to share the way' discussed ideas in relation to eliminating death and injury as a result of interactions between various types of road users (ie cars, cyclists, pedestrians, trucks, cars etc). The audience included Surgeons, ED doctors, Paramedics, Police, Trauma Nurses, Local, State and Federal Government and Road User groups representatives. At the end of the day, participants agreed to the resolutions below that it is hoped will assist our governments to set some road safety priorities. These resolutions complement the RACS position statements on these matters.

2020 Vision Zero Resolutions (PDF 50KB)
Article by Wendy Taylor, Motorcycle Riders Association of Victoria Newsletter "Countersteering" (PDF 278KB)