Gordon Trinca Medal


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Mr Scott D'Amours was yesterday presented with the Gordon Trinca medal at the Annual Scientific Congress in Bangkok, in recognition of his contribution to trauma care through education and teaching, particularly through his contribution to the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) program.

EMST Chair Dr Kate Martin provided the citation for Mr D'Amours, as new Vice President, Mr Richard Perry, was on-hand to present the award. The medal commemorates Mr Gordon Trinca, Chair of RACS' influential road trauma committee from 1975 to 1993. He played a key role in advocating for measures to reduce the road toll and was instrumental to the introduction of random breath testing, 0.5 laws and seatbelt legislation in Victoria and across Australia. 

Congratulations Scott!