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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 […]

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 […]

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