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ITLS Mourns the Loss of Founder and President Dr. John Campbell

It is with tremendous sadness that International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) announces the passing of our founder and president, John Emory Campbell, MD, FACEP, of Alabama. Dr. Campbell passed away in his home on August 29, 2018 after a long illness. He was 75 years old. Known worldwide for his groundbreaking work in developing prehospital […]

ITLS Committee Cycle 2018-2019 Application Now Open

Are you interested in getting more involved with ITLS? Apply to serve on a committee! Committee applications are due August 15, 2018. You will receive notification of committee appointments in mid-September. You will be asked to rank your top 3 committee choices. Placement is at the discretion of the ITLS Board of Directors and Committee […]

ITLS Mourns the Loss of Dr. Marty Friedberg

With sadness, ITLS announces the death of longtime ITLS Ontario Medical Director Dr. Martin Friedberg. Marty was a dear friend of ITLS, who served on the Board of Directors for many years, and was a mentor to many in the EMS community in Toronto and beyond. Services for Dr. Friedberg are being held on January […]

Six New “Current Thinking” Position Papers Published by Editorial Board

Review the latest resources from the ITLS Editorial Board!   The ITLS Editorial Board has just released six new position papers of use and interest to ITLS instructors, course coordinators, and students. DOWNLOAD: Advances in Management of Traumatic Cardiac Arrest Utilization of the Bougie Cricothyrotomy Technique for a Surgical Airway in Adults Prehospital EMS Management […]

Longtime ITLS Saskatechewan Coordinator Retires

Congratulations to Merv Tippe, of ITLS Saskatchewan, on his retirement as Chapter Coordinator. Merv’s official retirement was October 31, 2017. The ITLS Saskatchewan Advisory Committee took Merv out for supper and presented him with an ITLS Saskatchewan glass globe and a framed letter from Dr. Campbell congratulating and thanking Merv for all of his contributions […]

Jonathan Epstein Elected Chair of the International Trauma Life Support Board of Directors

QUEBEC CITY – Jonathan L. Epstein, MEMS, NRP, was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) on November 6. The election was decided by the Board of Directors members at their meeting in Quebec City in conjunction with ITLS’ International Trauma Conference. Epstein has served on the ITLS Board […]

Congratulations to Re-Elected ITLS Board of Directors Members

ITLS delegates elected three members to the ITLS Board of Directors during the Business Session at the International Trauma Conference in Quebec City at the beginning of November. Re-elected were: Peter Macintyre, ACP (Ontario) Eric Roy (Canadian Armed Forces) Chen Zhi, MD (China 120 Beijing) All will serve a 3-year term. Congratulations to our re-elected […]

Dr. Ray Fowler Named First Holder of Atkins Emergency Medical Services Professorship

Dr. Raymond L. Fowler, one of the original authors of the BTLS (now ITLS) textbook and program, has been named the inaugural holder of the James M. Atkins, M.D., Professorship in Emergency Medical Services at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Fowler is also Chief of the Division of Emergency Medical Services at UT Southwestern. The Atkins […]

Leaders Elected for ITLS European Regional Forum

ITLS is excited to announce the launch of a new Regional Forums program for chapters and training centres. The program is designed to improve communication among ITLS chapters and training centres and to provide an avenue for mentoring and development of new ITLS leaders and programs. Europe has been selected to serve as the pilot […]

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