Trauma Awareness Week Proclaimed in BC April 11-17, 2021

Trauma Awareness Week Declared in British Columbia
April 11-17, 2021

The Trauma Association of Canada wishes to commend Trauma Services BC in their successful application to the Province of BC, to proclaim the week of April 11-21, 2021 to be Trauma Awareness Week in BC. “The intent of the week is to gain media attention around the stories of survivors, the role of injury prevention and education and to provide statistics about the impact of major injury on patients and their families, while also acknowledging the work of the interdisciplinary trauma care teams across BC to save lives. We wanted to align this week with the week of the TAC conference (April 12-16, 2021),” explained Micheline Wiebe, Provincial Trauma Services Director. “Receiving this official proclamation from Her Majesty, the Queen was wonderful news” Micheline went on to say. 

“This week certainly aligns with the vision of TAC, to improve the lives of all those affected by or at risk of traumatic injury,”  TAC President, Dr Tarek Razek said, in congratulating Micheline Wiebe and Dr David Evans, Provincial Medical Director for Trauma Services BC. 

To view the document:  Proclamation of Trauma Awareness Week in BC April 11-17, 2021

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) will be held Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 1415-1530 EDT live via Zoom.  Members and Affiliates of TAC are encouraged and invited to attend. Proxy voting is available for Members (Affiliates are unable to vote) if  you are unable to join the Zoom call live and wish for another Member to vote for you in your absence.  You can download the Proxy form HERE.

The form must be received in the TAC office by April 13, 2021 to be valid. Send the completed form to

TRISC Call for Abstracts for Rapid Fire Presentations on April 15, 2021

The Trauma Registry Information Specialists of Canada (TRISC), a subgroup of the Trauma Association of Canada, promote the utilization of timely, high quality trauma information for trauma system development, program planning, resource utilization, education, research, and quality improvement that strive for the improvement of trauma care delivery, patient outcomes and injury prevention practices in Canada.  It  provides a national forum for Trauma Registry Information Specialists to network. Each year TRISC hosts an education day held in conjunction with the TAC Annual Scientific Meeting and Conference. This year the event will be virtual and free for TAC members to join in a live Zoom event ($25 for Non-Members).

The deadline for the call for abstracts for the Rapid Fire presentations is March 1, 2021.  

To submit your application download: Submission Form for TRISC Rapid Fire Presentations 

Email completed forms to:

Registration Open for TAC 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting & Conference

TAC 2021- The Annual Scientific Meeting and Conference of TAC is being held virtually this year April 12-16, 2021 with both pre-recorded and live presentations being launched daily during the week of April 12-16, 2021.  The Conference Co-Chairs are Dr David Evans and Micheline Wiebe from British Columbia. They are putting the speaker program and schedule together now.

There will be 6 Plenary Session presentations hosted on April 12, 14 & 16th with one talk at 1200 EST and another at 1900 EST each of those days. These will be a combination of pre-recorded talks with a live hosted Q & A following each talk. In addition there are 38 Invited Speaker talks. The Scientific Program will have 42 Oral abstracts and 25 posters uploaded and presented with the opportunity to post questions for the presenters in an asynchronous discussion board.

We are excited about our virtual conference platform from X-CD Technology Inc which allows us to host live “zoom-like” social networking rooms on a variety of topics including “Career Guidance for Surgical Trainees” where you can chat with Canadian Trauma Program surgeons, and meet with leaders in ITNC & TRISC and some of the other TAC Committee leaders so you can find out all about the work of these groups and committees.  And if you think virtual fun is not possible well then you are mistaken as we are hosting a live Virtual Wine Tasting event on Wed April 14th at 2000 EST with a vineyard host from the Okanagan Valley in BC.

Want to know what the Registration Fees Are? CLICK HERE
(Individual and Group Rates are available)

This year TAC is also extending our program by offering complimentary registration to individual delegates from low/lower middle/upper middle income countries as defined by the World Bank List of Economies (June 2020).  If you are from one of these countries, then your registration will be complimentary based on the address of your home when you register for the conference.

Ready to Register Now? Go to

Any questions you can email Kate Mahon, Executive Director at 1-855-403-5463 (toll free in North America) or email

ITNC Call for Abstracts for Rapid Fire Presentation for TAC 2021

Each year the Interdisciplinary Trauma Network of Canada (ITNC) hosts a full day education event that includes a series of Rapid Fire Presentations. This year the event will be held virtually during the week of April 12-16, 2021. The deadline for submission of your abstract for consideration is February 15, 2021.  Rapid Fire presenters will be given 8 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions.
Email completed forms using the form below to:

2021-ITNC Rapid Fire Call for Abstracts Submission Form


Job Posting-Executive Director, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

Job Posting- Executive Director, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS or the College) invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The College is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 by Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS for the primary purpose of educating and training surgeons to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members, referred to as “Fellows”, making it the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

The Executive Director provides overall leadership for the College and works collaboratively with its Board of Regents to establish strategic priorities. The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day oversight of activities of the College’s 450 employees and approximately 275 volunteers. The Executive Director, under the direction of the Board of Regents, provides leadership for strategic planning; major advocacy efforts; broad based communications; diverse standard setting activities; relationship building with members and other constituencies; and activities that generate non-dues revenue.

The Executive Director must be a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with significant, successful leadership experience in a high performing and diversified healthcare organization. The Executive Director will be deeply committed to the College’s mission and values. The Executive Director will be an innovative and strategic thinker with excellent communication and interpersonal skills that engender respect. The Executive Director will possess strong business, organizational, analytical, and fiscal knowledge and skills.  The Executive Director will be based in Chicago, Illinois.

Applications and inquiries are being accepted for the position. The position will remain open until it is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials, including a CV and cover letter, by February 19, 2021.  All inquiries, referrals, and applications will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to Isaacson, Miller via

The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ITNC Winter Newsletter

The Interdisciplinary Trauma Network of Canada (ITNC) is pleased to share their Winter 2020 Newsletter. Read all about their very successful National Zoom Event held on September 28, 2020 on “Trauma Team Activation.”

ITNC Winter 2020 Newsletter

ITNC is always happy to welcome new interdisciplinary members. There is no additional charge to belong to ITNC. (If you are a current member of TAC and wish to join ITNC, send an email to and Kate Mahon will add you to the membership list for ITNC).

The purpose of the ITNC group is to work in collaboration with the TAC to shape the future of Canadian trauma systems. Through its leadership the ITNC actively promotes and supports the achievement of excellence in trauma systems.

Join your colleagues from other trauma programs across Canada to discuss best practices, share resources and information and work together to strengthen the care for trauma patients through system design and response, to fulfill the TAC vision  to “improve the lives of all those affected by, or at risk of traumatic injury.”