TAC Conference Virtual Event being Offered November 16-20, 2020

TAC is offering 75% of the conference program that had to be cancelled in Halifax due to COVID-19, virtually now, the week of November 16-20, 2020. The program schedule is being put together now and our speakers are busy uploading their talks.  The live talks will be as follows:

Monday November 16th at 1300 Eastern-Fraser Gurd Lecture by Dr Homer Tien on ” Trauma Care in Remote Indigenous Communities in Canada”  

Wednesday November 18th at 1300 Eastern- Murray Girotti Injury Prevention Lecture  by Dr Mariana Brussoni on “Risky Play & Building Resilience in Children”

Friday November 20th 1300 Eastern- International Lecture by Dr Conor Deasy on “Trauma in Ireland: Lessons Learned in our Journey to a Trauma System for Ireland.”

There are over 60 invited and oral abstract talks, and 38 posters being presented that will be pre-recorded.

The TAC Board of Directors has made the decision to keep the registration fees extremely low for this November event only, as a way to give back to our trauma community knowing it has been a very difficult year for so many health care providers due to COVID-19, and as way to let you see what TAC has to offer.  The rates for the April 2021 virtual event will be different. Fees make this a very affordable offering for both Members and Non-members. However, TAC members will continue to have access to the recorded talks after the week of November 16th while non-TAC members access will expire November 30th.  Not a TAC Member? JOIN NOW  to enjoy the benefits of membership year round.

Registration Rates: 
MDs (includes Fellows, Residents, PhDs) $50
Non-Physicians (includes all others except students) $25
Students (Free)- To qualify you must be enrolled full time in a health care studies program and not licensed to practice in your field
Special Organizational Group Rates available:  Non-Physicians $500; MDs $1000 for a maximum of 50 registrants.  Talk to your Program Director or Manager to get in on this special group rate.

We will be opening registration  the week of Oct 26th, so please come back.

Exhibitors- if you wish to be part of our virtual exhibit hall please contact Kate Mahon at exec.director@traumacanada.org or at 1-855-403-5463

Mark Your Calendars for TAC 2021 as we are booked!

Conference Co-Chairs Dr David Evans and Micheline Wiebe (from Vancouver)  are excited to announce the planning for TAC 2021. Scientific Program Chair is Dr Paul Engels.

April 15-16, 2021.  This will be a virtual event unless COVID-19 restrictions enable an in-person meeting to also occur (which is unlikely).  (Please note that the Australasian Trauma Society (ATS) will be participating in the program content for 2021, but the joint in-person meeting, cohosted with ATS, is postponed to 2022).

Deadline for Submission is December 1, 2020 at 2359 EASTERN

 Download a copy of the TAC 2021 Abstract Submission Guidelines

To submit an abstract go to: TAC 2021 Abstract Submission Site

1. It is THE place to share trauma research and QI projects in Canada!
2. You will gain experience presenting on a national stage and have your abstract published!
3. Monetary awards available to Trainees and Interdisciplinary TAC members!
4. Establish linkages with fellow researchers/QI trauma leaders that will strengthen your research and build your professional network.
5. Connect with leading physician and multi-disciplinary trauma experts to advance your career and enhance your trauma practice.
6. You can present virtually only in 2021 if you do not think you can travel (so no reason not to submit!)

Please note that for any abstracts previously accepted to Halifax in 2020 (that are not being presented at the pre-conference November virtual event this year)- they must be resubmitted if you wish for them to be evaluated again for 2021. The abstract will be freshly peer-reviewed without any concession for prior acceptance.  (If you are presenting the 2020 abstract in November virtually, you cannot resubmit).

For more information please contact the TAC office at: 1-855-403-5463 (Mon-Fri)


2020- Halifax-March 26-27, 2020


TO:  All Registered Delegates of TAC 2020 in Halifax

FROM:  TAC Board of Directors

Date:  March 11, 2020

Following extensive discussions and following recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) by Dr. Robert Strang (Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health) received late on March 10th, it is now clear that the TAC Annual Scientific Meeting and Conference scheduled March 25-27, 2020 in Halifax must be cancelled. This decision is a direct response to the evolving risk associated with COVID-19 and is motivated by our desire to protect both the public and the health care workers who would be attending the conference as delegates.

With regards to the pre-meeting courses and committee meetings:

  • All pre-meeting education courses and in-person committee meetings are cancelled.
  • For the AIME course scheduled for March 24, please contact Gail Chapman at gchapman@caep.ca as this course is run by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)
  • Accreditation Symposium – attempts will be made to reformat this as a virtual meeting or reschedule at a future date.
  • Committee and subgroup Chairs will be in touch as some of these meetings may be rescheduled as teleconferences or virtual meetings.
  • Annual General Meeting on March 26, 2020- will be rescheduled as a teleconference at a future date.

With regards to registration fees paid, refunds have been fully processed for all delegates and exhibitors.

Once again, we all share in the disappointment at this unfortunate and quickly evolving turn of world events.  It was the right thing to do.


Dr. Lorraine Tremblay
TAC President (on behalf of the Board of Directors)

Looking for your CME, CHL or CEU Certificate from a Past Conference? (You must first complete an evaluation form, then you will be able to download, save and/or print your certificate).

2019-Calgary:  To access the evaluation module for 2019 and receive your certificate of attendance please go to:  2019 Calgary Evaluation Module

2018- Toronto:   The last date certificates could be issued was May 24, 2019.  Unfortunately if you have not completed an evaluation for that conference then a certificate is unable to be issued now.