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ITLS Call for Awards Nominations 2022

ITLS awards are presented to individuals who made significant contributions to the promotion of ITLS, its educational programs, and its chapters and training centres. Awards recipients are chosen by the Board of Directors prior to the annual International Trauma Conference each fall. Awards: Medical Director of the Year: named in honor of ITLS’ founder the […]

Call For ITLS Nominations

ITLS will elect three members of the Board of Directors and the Speaker and Vice Speaker in 2022. Elections will be held by electronic ballot in the fall prior to the 2022 annual meeting on Thursday, November 3 at the Hilton Downtown Tampa, Florida.   Interested persons should review the Board qualifications statement and 2022 […]

National Guideline for the Field Triage of Injured Patients

In the United States, unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death and years of potential life lost among children and young adults, and the third most common cause of death overall. Injury is the most common reason for use of 9-1-1 emergency medical services (EMS) in the US, with EMS playing a critical role […]

Congrats to Dr. Roy Alson PhD, MD, FACEP

On behalf of ITLS we are happy to share the news that Roy has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 ACEP Disaster Medical Sciences Award. The award will be conferred during ACEP 2022 in San Fransisco in October. Roy Alson PhD, MD, FACEP is Editor-in Chief for ITLS.

ITLS mourns the loss of Peter Macintyre

ITLS mourns the loss of Peter Macintyre, a long-time leader of the organization, who had retired from Toronto EMS. Peter was a member of the Board of Directors from 2011 until 2021. He served two terms as ITLS’ Secretary-Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair.  He conducted many site visits for approval of new ITLS chapters and […]

Introducing the ITLS Board of Directors 2022

ITLS Board Members – Terms of Office – 2021 ITLS introduces your 2022 Board of Directors. We are honored to welcome Elsabe Nel and Jeff Gilliard to the board and congratulate Zhi Chen on his re-election. Member Country Years Elected/Appointed Term Expiration Bieniek, Russell United States 1995 None (Resigning in 2021) Bradley,  Richard United States […]

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 […]

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