Professor Christine (Tina) Gaarder, MD, PhD. Consultant General and Trauma Surgeon, Head of Department of Traumatology at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål (OUH U), the only high-volume trauma center in Norway covering a population of 3 million. Trauma training from South Africa and had several deployment as a reservist with the Norwegian armed forces. Founder of the OUHU dedicated Trauma Service in 2005 and later initiating the Norwegian National Trauma Advisory Unit. Responsibilities include clinical, administrative, educational and quality improvement in trauma. Trauma Chair on the board of the Norwegian Surgical Society. Involved in the development and revision of the Norwegian trauma system and in the planning of future hospitals in the capital region. Running national trauma and acute care surgery educational programs and involved in international trauma surgical training, including a comprehensive project in Ethiopia. Immediate past president of IATSIC (International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care) and Chair of the Visceral Trauma Section in ESTES (European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery). Running a broad trauma research program covering a wide range of trauma clinical and epidemiological topics, as well as injury prevention. One of the founders of INTRN (INternational Trauma Research Network), a multi-center research consortium that has recently finalized an EU-funded project including an RCT in trauma resuscitation. Editorial board member JTACS (Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery), co-editor for TSACO (Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open), as well as a reviewer for 7 other international journals. Bibliography counting 68 pubmed indexed publications. Currently supervisor for 5 PhD candidates. Frequent presenter by invitation, both at home and internationally.