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DEFINITIVE SURGICAL TRAUMA CARE 
(DSTC) COURSE

About DSTC

Inaugural course 2024

The Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) course, developed under the auspices of the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), is currently the most advanced trauma training program available worldwide.

The DSTC course is designed to enhance the strategic thinking, decision-making, and practical surgical skills of qualified surgeons and advanced surgical trainees in managing severely injured patients. This intensive three-day program includes lectures, interactive case discussions, and animal laboratory-based surgical skills training. The course maintains a high faculty-to-participant ratio, with experienced trauma-trained surgeons as instructors.

Since its inception, the DSTC course has been established globally, with programs in Europe, the USA, Australia, Asia, and South Africa.

In 2024, the Trauma Surgery Society of Malaysia (TSSM) is introducing this inaugural course to benefit the Malaysian medical community.

Strategic Thinking and Decision-Making Topics:

  • Damage Control in Trauma

  • Blunt and Penetrating Thoracic Injuries

  • Penetrating Injuries to the Neck

  • Abdominal Injuries

  • Pelvic Fractures

  • Vascular Injuries

  • Head Injuries

 

Operative Approaches and Surgical Techniques:

  • Thoracotomy and Sternotomy

  • Laparotomy and Packing

  • Fasciotomy

  • Pelvic packing

  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy

  • Liver packing

  • Medial Visceral Rotation

  • Duodenal and Pancreatic Repairs

  • Vascular Repairs

  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Repairs

Course Details

Upcoming schedule

August 30 - September 1, 2024

0800 - 1700H

Advanced Surgical Skills Centre (ASSC)

Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

16 Participants

8 Observers

9 International Course Faculty

9 National Course Faculty

FEES & PAYMENT DETAILS

DSTC Participants

Local Trainees / Doctors

RM3500

International Trainees / Doctors

USD1000

DSTC Observers

Local Doctors RM1000

Overseas Delegates USD500

Accommodation and airfare are not included in the course fees and shall be covered at your own expense.

Closing Date: July 14, 2024

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