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Trauma Education

A Year of Exciting Advances in Trauma Education

To say 2019 has been an exciting year in American College of Surgeons Trauma Education programs would be an understatement. In 2018, the 10th Edition of Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) was released. The 10th Edition is the most transformational revision of ATLS to date, and in 2019 alone, more than 10,000 students have completed the 10th edition course. The 10th edition also features a new course format, mATLS. This hybrid course, now in wide release, offers students the opportunity to complete asynchronous online modules before completing the skill stations and practice scenarios in person.

In addition, the Basic Endovascular Skills for Trauma (BEST) Course released updated and expanded course materials. The course is also experiencing expanding international interest. Additionally, the eagerly anticipated second edition of the Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) course is nearing completion for a 2020 launch. In addition to revised and updated content, the newly expanded ASSET curriculum features additional topics such as ophthalmology, obstetrics, and amputations.

With 2019 coming to a close, the Trauma Education team is gearing up for another great year ahead. In 2020, watch for the release of the third edition of the Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course and a fourth edition of the Trauma Evaluation and Management (TEAM) course for medical students.

We look forward to another successful year of trauma education programming, and thank you for your support and participation.

Region 15 visit in Estonia—October 4–5, 2019

From left to right: Monique Drago, Trauma Education Program Manager; Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS, ATLS International Course Director; Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS, Chair Committee on Trauma; and Katie Strong, Manager, Trauma Education Program

Region 16 visit in Singapore—November 15–16, 2019

From left to right: Shana Kachaochana, Trauma Education Program Coordinator; Amulya Ratan, MD, ATLS Instructor in India, Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS, ATLS International Course Director; Charlotte Ross, Program Manager, Trauma Education

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