VISION:  Improve the lives of all those affected by or at risk of traumatic injury.

Upcoming Conferences/Scientific Meetings

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 23 Feb 2018
    • Toronto, Ontario

    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 12:35 - 13:25 (EST)



    The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) will be held on Thursday February 22, 2018 from 1235-1325 at the Hilton Toronto Hotel (downtown) in the Toronto I & II Ballroom, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Address: 145 Richmond Street West)

    Members and Affiliates of TAC are encouraged and invited to attend. Proxy voting is available for Members if unable to attend in person.

    Annual General Meeting-Proxy Voting Procedures

    As per Section 4.11 of General Operating By-law No 1, "a member entitled to vote at a meeting of members may vote by proxy by appointing another proxy holder..."

    With this in mind, if you are a voting Member of TAC, you may appoint another person in writing to be a proxy holder for you, to attend and act at the AGM on your behalf on any matters where a vote is required. The proxy must be received in writing  to the TAC office, by mail no later than Friday February 16, 2018 (as the Executive Director will be leaving for Toronto prior to another postal day) or by email to up to and including Wednesday February 21, 2018.  The letter/email must simply say "I am a current voting member of TAC, and I am unable to attend the AGM, therefore I wish to appoint  (name of person)  to act as my proxy to attend and act at the meeting in the manner that I have directed of this person."   

    At the AGM, if you are the person appointed to be a proxy, when you sign in at the door you will receive a card with the number of proxy votes you have. If there is a vote called, you will hold up your hand with your card showing the number of proxy votes  you hold.

    Downloadable Copies:

    Notice of 2018 TAC Annual General Meeting.pdf

    AGM-Proxy Voting Procedure-2018.pdf

    • 23 Feb 2018

    Do You Dare to Enter the Raccoons Den at TAC 2018?

    Calling all rebel scientists! We are taking Toronto’s perpetual battle with Raccoons to a new and scientific level this February at the Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Scientific Meeting.  Here’s an opportunity to get your dream research project off the ground with up to $10,000.00 in unrestricted research funding. 

    We’ve got four (4) Raccoons, stars of the trauma world, senior trauma researchers and clinicians holding the reins on research funding for a new trauma study.  Your job as a team of rebel scientists is to wrest that money from the Raccoons Den with your innovative, novel research proposal.  We’re not looking for submissions from grizzled long in the tooth researchers, but rather in keeping with our theme, this event is meant for hungry young TAC raccoons early on (e.g. in the first 5 years) in their research career (e.g. junior staff, emerging nurse researchers, residents and fellows, medics etc.)

    How will the finalists be selected?...You will need to submit a one page (maximum) research proposal outlining your team’s idea, what you plan to do with the prize money and why your project deserves the funding.    At least one member of your team, but ideally your whole team needs to be available on Friday February 23rd to make your pitch in the raccoons Den at the Toronto Downtown Hilton during the TAC meeting-we are looking for innovative fun pitches that will stimulate and appeal to our Judges and our Den Audience.   The Raccoons, along with audience support and influence will make the final decision based on your pitch.

    Our sponsors Lerners LLP, have generously donated the funds to support this fun (and scientific) event. 

    Deadline for the one page research proposals is January 15 2018.

    Finalists will be notified by January 30 2018. 

    Your proposal submission should include the following:

    • Title of your project and the names and designations of all the members of your team
    • A brief description of your project including details on what you plan to do with the prize money.

    Please send the one pager to Kate Mahon TAC Executive Director at:

    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 14:00 - 15:00 (AST)
    • Webinar
    Additional Information

    Please join us for a presentation on Management of Near Drowning.

    Registration Link/Information:


    • 19 Mar 2018
    • 20 Mar 2018

    Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC)
    Definitive Perioperative Nurses Trauma Care (DPNTC) Courses

    March 19-20, 2018
    Montreal, Canada


    Additional Information


    Brochure Cours DSTC-DPNTC.pdf


    Brochure DSTC-DPNTC.pdf

    • 03 Apr 2018
    • 17:00 - 18:00 (ADT)
    • Webinar
    Additional Information

    This session will review current trauma topics in practice today.

    Registration Link/Information:


    • 03 May 2018
    • 14:00 - 15:00 (ADT)
    • Webinar
    Additional Information

    Please join us for a presentation on the management of splenic trauma.

    Registration Link/Information:


    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 20 Jul 2018
    • Park City, Utah - The Chateaux | Deer Valley
    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • Parmelia Hilton | Perth, Western Australia

    Call for Abstracts

    Abstracts are invited for the Trauma 2018 Conference, being held from 5 -7 October 2018 at the Parmelia Hilton Perth, Western Australia.

    The topic areas invited for Trauma 2018 include:

            •  End of Life and Palliative Care
            •  Indigenous Health
            •  Paediatric Trauma
            •  Pre-Hospital Care
            •  Radiology
            •  Road Safety
            •  Sporting and Recreational Injuries
            •  Surgical Innovation
            •  Translational Research
            •  Trauma Care in Austere Environments
            •  Trauma in Pregnancy
            •  Trauma Rehabilitation
            •  Trauma Systems and Quality Improvement
            •  Trauma Training and Simulation

    Instructions on how to submit an abstract are included in the abstract submission guidelines below.

    Abstract submission will close online at 5pm (Australian Western Standard Time) on Friday 4 May 2018

    If you have any queries please contact the Trauma 2018 Conference Secretariat:

    T: +61 2 9431 8600

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    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 26 Oct 2018
    • Berlin, Germany

    German Congress of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

    Berlin, Germany
    October 23-26, 2018



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