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

President's Message

25 Jan 2012 07:11 | Anonymous

President's Message

Welcome to TAC and the new TAC website! Welcome to everyone with an interest and passion in all aspects of injury control, trauma care and injury prevention. TAC is a national organization, with a pan-Canadian mission to improve outcomes for trauma patients and to advocate for injury prevention. It’s membership is inclusive of all health care providers, researchers and public policy and health advocates for optimal injury control in Canada and internationally. Our website and logo have been professionally re-designed to make our “brand” more up-to-date and visible. Please explore the new website and send any suggestions to our website administrator, Michelle Mercado.

I would like to thank the organizers of the very successful TAC 2011 Annual Scientific Assembly in Banff Alberta for a world class event covering all aspects of trauma from injury prevention to acute care to bench research and beyond. We look forward to another exciting event in 2012 when the TAC annual scientific meeting is held in Toronto Ontario April 12 and 13th (Go to Events under Links and Resources).

Dr. Murray Girotti’s great contributions to this organization and trauma care was recognized at the 2011 meeting with the inaugural Murray Girotti Injury Prevention Lecture which will be given annually. This year’s outstanding talk was given on April 7 by Dr. David Wesson, the William J. Pokorny Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Special congratulations to all the winners of the TAC research contests held at our recent meeting. (Go to News under Links and Resources for the list of winners)

Accreditation of trauma systems by TAC continues to move forward and recently a new MOU was signed with Accreditation Canada to plan further elaboration of trauma standards and accreditation in Canada. TAC was also very happy to participate in the recent successfully concluded Canadian Blood Services strategic plan to optimize organ and tissue donation and transplantation for all Canadians.

We look forward to further active TAC committee work, advances in trauma research and continued successful partnership with our very active subgroups (ITNC, TRISC and NTRAC).

John M Tallon MD MSc FRCPC
President TAC

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