Courses and Training
It is not enough to be a good operator. The effective practitioner is part of a multidisciplinary team that plans for, and is trained to provide, the essential medical and surgical response required in the management of the injured patient.
The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC) is a founding component of the Société International de Chirurgie (International Society of Surgery) – ISS/SIC. Under the patronage and supervision of IATSIC, the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC™) Course has been developed for surgeons who may be faced with the definitive care of a patient with multiple injuries.
The DSTC™ Course is designed for surgeons and surgical trainees, by surgeons. Many situations require specialist trauma surgical expertise, yet because of local conditions this is simply not available. Its intention is not to duplicate ATLS®, nor to provide an in depth course in surgery, but rather to teach those techniques particularly applicable to the patient who requires surgery and intensive care for major trauma, in a setting where such care is not commonly practised or even necessarily available. At the same time, Trauma Care is changing all the time, and this course also serves as an update of knowledge and information in the field of Trauma Care. DISCOVER
The Davos Course for gastrointestinal surgery offers a varied and manifold programme of scientific sessions and practical exercises to surgeons in training. The aim of this course is to foster each participant’s knowledge and to develop and improve the individual practical skills in safe standard surgical techniques, both in conventional and laparoscopic surgery. DISCOVER