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Definitive Surgical Trauma Care-


  • National Chairman: Prof. Ken Boffard
  • National Administrator: Mrs Sue Nielsen

Trauma strikes down its many victims swiftly and indiscriminately. In the first few hours after someone has been severely injured it is vital that surgeons act with speed, knowledge and skill to make the necessary decisions regarding definitive surgical care, including the most appropriate surgical techniques.

The DSTC Program is designed for surgeons who may not have immediate access to sophisticated facilities and those working in emergency or surgical departments who have to treat victims of major trauma.

Based on well established principals and objectives of trauma management, the course is intended to provided surgeons with one acceptable method for safe surgical management and the basic knowledge necessary to care for the critically ill patient.

The two and a half day course consists of core content lectures, case presentations, discussions, and development and practice of practical surgical skills.

Please note that the closing date for applications is presently four weeks prior to the commencement of a course. Each course is limited to 16 Doctors who must be actively involved in the surgery of trauma.

Course Details 2005

Course Fees: R3200

This fee covers all aspects of the course, including the course manual, all course materials, meals, etc. Course fees are payable to the Johannesburg Hospital Trauma Unit, either directly at the Office or into our Bank Account.

Standard Bank of South Africa:
JHB Departent Surgery
Account No: 200453572
Branch No: 035544


Johannesburg Hospital
Trauma Unit
Area 378
Orange Block
Level Seven

Course Dates 2005

  • Johannesburg
    • 17-19 August

Course Contacts

Wits Chairman: Prof. Ken Boffard
Wits Co-ordinator: Shabina Reddy

Contact: Serah van Vuuren for bookings.
Address: DSTC Witwatersrand
Postnet Suite 235
Private Bag X 2600
South Africa
Tel: 27-11-488-3373
Fax: 27-11-488-4322