Pre-Congress Workshops


A number of pre-Congress workshops will be held from Sunday 25 October – Tuesday 27 October. Full details of each workshop will be made available & updated as confirmed, however, we encourage you to plan your travels accordingly.

Name Description Cost, Date, Time, Location Registration
The Procedures Course Acquire hands-on skills in life, sight and limb saving procedures involved in the resuscitation of the shocked multi-trauma patient.

The course is designed to enable clinicians involved in trauma management to develop the mastery necessary to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures when the need arises.

The procedures covered include resuscitative thoracotomy, cricothyroidotomy, lateral canthotomy and cantholysis, pleural decompression, resuscitative hysterotomy and emergency vascular access.

Cost: $6050
 Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 October 2020
Location: Gross Anatomy Facility, School of Biomedical Sciences, Level 2, Otto Hirschfeld Building (Cnr of Services Rd & Chancellors Pl), St Lucia, The University of Queensland 4072
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Radiopaedia Trauma Radiology Workshop Half day interactive trauma CT workshop with radiologists Dr Andrew Dixon (Alfred Hospital) and Dr Craig Hacking (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital). Attendees will be required to bring their own laptop to facilitate case viewing. The workshop will consist of interactive cases interspersed with short didactic content and quizzes covering chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine and head trauma. Cost: $400 Regular Registration, $200 Student/Non Medical Registration
Monday 26 October 2020
Time: 0900 – 1300
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Sponsored by ANZAST
ASSET- Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma was developed by the  American College of Surgeons and is considered one of the core trauma education skills courses administered by their Committee on Trauma. In Australia and New Zealand, the program is known as ABSET- Anatomically Based Surgical Exposure for Trauma. Click here to continue reading. Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Time: 0900 – 1500
Location: TBC
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Inter-professional Trauma Forum An inclusive trauma system involves an inter-professional approach to injury prevention, pre-hospital care, acute in-hospital care, rehabilitation, community partnerships, research, education and quality improvement.

We invite all healthcare professionals who are actively involved in trauma care, trauma services, or the wider trauma system to participate in this full-day interactive forum.

The day will commence with a breakfast, hosted by the Society of Trauma Nurses, which will provide all participants with the opportunity to share ideas and network.

We will hear from a diverse range of speakers from across all dimensions of trauma care and we will provide participants with the opportunity to share an innovative project, a quality improvement initiative or your latest research via our call for Rapid Fire Abstracts.

A highlight of the forum will be the Stop the Bleed program that will be conducted by the Society of Trauma Nurses during the forum.

Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. You will gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively to control bleeding once you learn three quick techniques.

Call for Rapid Fire Abstracts 

 Do you have something to share with your colleagues that may improve patient care through injury prevention, data collection, clinical care, education or research? We would strongly encourage you to submit an abstract for consideration.

Please complete the Rapid Fire Abstract Form by the deadline of August 1, 2020 and send to

Cost: $100.00
Monday, 26 October 2020
Time: 0800 – 1700
Location: TBC
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