3rd Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Conference

14 October 2020 | Gallagher Convention Centre

Theme: Taking trauma and acute care to the next level in South Africa 

13 - 15 October 2020

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

3rd Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Conference 

Together with the Trauma Society of South Africa (TSSA), Africa Health brings you the 3rd Trauma and Acute Care Conference with an even more engaging conference programme.

With the globalisation of Trauma Medicine being well recognised as integral within public health and disaster and emergency management, it is essential that this integrated system care is centralised around the most up-to-date evidence based best practice.

Join our host of regional expert practitioners as they address the latest research, guidelines, and identify the latest tools, techniques and technologies, that support the provision of the most advanced and quality
trauma care. 


Conference chair:

Prof Frank Plani
Head of the Trauma Directorate, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
Co-Chair of the Academic Division of Trauma Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa


Key sessions:

  • Effective trauma care in spite of shortages
  • Advanced management of severe trauma
  • Pre-hospital treatment and disaster management
  • Paediatric trauma
  • The evolving role of the nurse in trauma and acute care

Benefits of attending:

  • Review how to uphold optimal best practice and provide effective patient care in resource limited environment
  • Gain unique practical skills for enhanced prehospital care provision
  • Evaluate best practice for dealing with novel and complex trauma cases including, burn management, polytrauma, spinal injuries, drowned and paediatric patients
  • Consider strategies to improve multidisciplinary working for further enhanced patient treatment, experience and outcome
  • Determine advanced acute care surgery techniques to better address your patient’s urgent treatment needs

What’s new?

  • All new engaging agenda topics 
  • New concise content packed conference format (1 day)
  • Dedicated interactive sessions
  • after each main topic 

Who should attend:

  • Trauma/Acute Care Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Trauma/Emergency Nurses
  • Operating Room/OR Nurses
  • Doctors/GPs
  • Medical Officers
  • Paramedics
  • Chiefs/Heads of Department (Trauma Unit, Emergency, Surgery)
  • Emergency Care Practitioner/Consultant/Physician
  • Occupational therapists
  • Academia
  • Registrars


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13 - 15 October 2020



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