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ITLS Mourns the Loss of Dr. Jere Baldwin

Dr. Jere Baldwin was the third Board Chair of Basic Trauma Life Support which is now International Trauma Life Support. Jere was a leader and contributor from the very beginning of our course and organization. Jere was always reliable and gave so much of his time and talent to improve prehospital Trauma care around the […]

Announcing the Publication of the Pediatric ITLS 3rd Edition Update – 2017

ITLS is pleased to announce the release of the Pediatric Trauma Life Support 3rd Edition Update – 2017! The new materials align with the changes published in the 8th Edition International Trauma Life Support for Emergency Care Providers. They have been updated to reflect the latest guidance for pediatric patients on spinal motion restriction, airway […]

ITLS Leaders Honored with Annual Awards at International Trauma Conference

Four individuals were honored at the conference with ITLS’ annual awards. Pete Gianas, MD, of Florida, was presented with the Jackie Campbell Award. This special award is ITLS’ highest honor and recognizes individuals for their enduring service as “the wind beneath our wings.” Dr. Gianas is a former ITLS Board member and longtime medical director […]

Niagara EMS #2 Team Declared Winner of 2016 Trauma Competition

Four teams competed in the annual ITLS Trauma Competition at the conference, using the ITLS assessment to triage and treat trauma patients in three creative and challenging simulated scenarios. Teams represented Niagara EMS, North East Ambulance Service UK, Slovenia, and West Virginia – Berkeley County Ambulance Authority. The team from Niagara EMS was again declared […]

Think Ahead to 2017: Call for Conference Speakers for International Trauma Conference Quebec City

2017 International Trauma Conference November 3-5, 2017 Québec City, Québec, Canada ITLS is seeking speakers to present exciting, timely, thought-provoking and educationally sound topics that are relevant to emergency and trauma care for international audiences. If you would like to be considered for faculty position at the 2017 International Trauma Conference, please complete and submit […]

Reminder: Conference Hotel Room Block Expires October 4

The conference room block at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, site of the 2016 International Trauma Conference, expires Tuesday, October 4, 2016. If you have not yet made hotel accommodations, make sure to do so before October 4, 2016, to receive the discounted rate. Note that the conference hotel is expected to be sold out […]

ITLS Board of Directors Candidate Materials Available for 2016

At the 2016 International Trauma Conference in San Antonio, Texas, ITLS chapter delegates will elect three members to the organization’s Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee has slated four candidates to stand for election to the Board: Board Candidates: Tony Connelly, EMT-P, BHSc, PGCEd. Miles O. Darby, EMT-P Gianluca Ghiselli, MD Ron Kowalik, ACP Each […]

ITLS Mourns Loss of North Carolina Coordinator

The ITLS family mourns the loss of a dear friend, staunch supporter, and dedicated educator. Terry DeRhodes, longtime ITLS North Carolina coordinator, passed away Tuesday. Terry has been involved with ITLS/BTLS since 1988 and served as North Carolina Chapter Coordinator for more than 15 years. Terry never missed an International Trauma Conference, made ITLS friends […]

ITLS 2016-17 Committee Cycle Open for Applications

The ITLS Committee cycle is changing in 2016-17. Effective this year, Committee appointments will begin at the 2016 International Trauma Conference and conclude directly before the 2017 International Trauma Conference. Committee applications are due September 30, 2016. You will receive notification of committee appointments by October 17, 2016. Organizational meetings for the Committees will be […]

Announcing the ITLS Patient Assessment Video Contest

ITLS is calling upon its chapters and training centres to submit short videos of the ITLS patient assessment sequence. Bring together your best instructors or providers to demonstrate the assessment components in a fun, energetic, creative presentation. A great opportunity for EMS agencies or organizations to practice their skills and teamwork and represent their ITLS […]

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