What is Unique About TAC?
- It is the only interdisciplinary professional association in Canada focused solely on the care of the injured patient (and family).
- It brings together a diverse community of health care providers who specialize in trauma care, following the journey of the injured patient along the continuum of care from pre-hospital to rehabilitation
- Members include trauma & general surgeons, subspecialist surgeons, paramedics, physician assistants, RNs, RRTs, CNSs, NPs, rehab specialists, trauma registry specialists, students (medical & other) and administrators, to name some of our member groups. (Note: For RNs, NPs, CNS, RRTs -you must be registered/licensed to practice or enrolled as a student in a health program on path to registration/licensure)
- What unites this network is the common goal and vision of TAC “to improve the lives of all those affected by, or at risk of traumatic injury.” Every trauma program and tertiary-level centre in Canada are represented in our members.
Opportunities to Lead
- opportunities to participate in a number of special interest groups and committees where you can contribute your experience and knowledge to influence and shape practice.
- sharing resources, information with others through speciality interest groups and committees
- participate in the annual preconference meeting day to showcase some of the work being done in your province.
- become a Director on the National Board to guide and steer the strategic direction of TAC
- advocate to government for legislative changes that will reduce the incidence of trauma
- partner with other organizations to strengthen the trauma network
Opportunities to Learn
- connect with, and learn from like-minded people with a passion for trauma
- make real human connections with potential career mentors in your area of trauma interest
- exposure to some of the leading surgeons, physicians and interdisciplinary members who are only too willing to chat and support your career or position.
- exposure to the latest research at the annual meeting
- on-line private forums that provide a platform to have a space to connect on your own time and wherever you live, (without travel costs or the need for organizational approval or justification), to participate in a community of trauma practice.
- attend the annual Scientific Meeting & Conference to present and/or learn from colleagues
- develop your knowledge and skills by attending pre and post conference education courses and simulation labs
- have access to members-only education resources
Opportunities for Research
- have a forum for presentation to a national audience for your research
- strengthen your research, network and find partners for multi-institutional trials/research projects
- ability to network with leaders in research and quality improvement across Canada (throughout year & at the biannual Research meeting)
- provides opportunity for research/quality improvement projects
- ability to get multidisciplinary and multiple stakeholder input
- access to interdisciplinary research grants
- recognition and awards for outstanding work at the annual meeting
Opportunities to Make a Difference
- be part of shaping the future of trauma care in Canada, setting the standards that support trauma systems and teams
- promotion of the highest standards of interprofessional practice, basic science and clinical trauma research
- participate in the dissemination of research findings
- contribute your voice, research, advocacy, experience & knowledge to reduce the incidence and relieve the burden of injury
- Member discount to the Annual Scientific Meeting & Conference
- Reduced subscription rate to the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
- Association Newsletter
- Access to monetary awards for research presentations/posters
- Access to apply for annual research grant
- Access to Member only education and resource portal