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ITLS Sad News to Share

We have learned that past Board Chair Dr. Pete Gianas passed away Wednesday, July 28 in Florida.  There is currently no information on the arrangements or memorial services but we will pass that along when we receive it. Dr. Pete Gianas (foreground) and Tony Connelly celebrated the rebranding of BTLS to ITLS at the International […]

Congratulations to the Board Nominations

The ITLS Nominating Committee has selected the following as candidates for election to the Board of Directors in 2021. Three members of the Board of Directors will be elected by the ITLS chapter delegates this year. Eric Roy – Canadian Forces – Incumbent Chen Zhi – Beijing – Incumbent Jeff Gilliard – Florida FEMSA Elsabe […]

Call for ITLS Awards Nominations

ITLS will honor members who have made exemplary contributions to the organization, its chapters, training centres, and trauma education at the 2021 International Trauma Conference in Tampa, Florida, USA. The awards presentations will take place during the annual business meeting on Friday, November 5.   ITLS Ambassador – For belief in and promotion of the ITLS mission and dedication […]

ITLS Call for Board Nominations 2021

The ITLS Nominating Committee is soliciting suggestions of members to be nominated to stand for election to the ITLS Board of Directors. Three seats on the Board will be elected in 2021.   Potential candidates will be assessed on the following qualifications: The candidate should be an active and dependable provider, instructor, or administrative professional of […]

2021 Board Elections Update

The ITLS Board of Directors has recognized that delegates who would like to attend the ITLS conference and business meeting may not be able to do so this year because of travel restrictions imposed by some governments and employers. While the meetings are still several months away, the Board has developed a plan to ensure […]

Deadline to Submit Payment for Courses for 2021 Conference Delegate Count Is March 31

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 is the deadline for payments and course rosters to be submitted to ITLS International in order to be included in the delegate allocations for the 2021 Business Sessions at the International Trauma Conference. Delegate counts for 2021 will be determined based on the number of students trained by the Chapter in 2019 and […]

ITLS Committee Cycle 2020-2021 Application Now Open

Are you interested in getting more involved with ITLS? Apply to serve on a committee! Committee applications are due October 15, 2020. You will receive notification of committee appointments no later than October 30, 2020. All committee members with a current committee appointment have had their terms extended by 1 year due to delays resulting […]

Safety Stand Down 2020 Focuses on Keeping Responders Safe on Roadways

This week, first responders across the United States are observing Safety Stand Down by taking a break from regular activities to bring attention to the different hazards that responders can encounter while carrying out their duties on roadways. This year’s theme, “Building a Superhighway to Safety – Protecting our Responders on Roadways,” is meant to […]

Sleep Study Seeks EMS Agencies to Participate in Research

Who? Daniel Patterson, PhD, NRP from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine is leading a research study that seeks to examine the impact of a sleep health and fatigue education and training program tailored to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) clinicians. This research study has financial support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

NASEMSO, NAEMSP and ACEP to Develop Pre-Hospital Pain Management Evidence-Based Guideline

The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), in collaboration with the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), is leading a project to develop an evidence-based guideline (EBG) for the pharmacologic management of acute pain in the prehospital setting. One of the most frequent conditions encountered by […]

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