About the Australasian Trauma Society (ATS)
Trauma across the spectrum is represented by many clinicians who individually have been members of their particular specialty groups and colleges. The ATS focuses on multidisciplinary trauma management and as such members from many different specialities come together to beneﬁt in the following ways:
Attention ATS members: The ATS has a wonderful history with the first constitution ratified in 1997. One of the goals of the 2019/2020 ATS committee was to review the constitution of the society to position it for the future. The 2020 review is now complete and was endorsed at the August ATS committee meeting to be recommended to the Membership for consideration at the AGM on the 30th Oct 2020 at 1230 (AEST). ATS members, please follow the below links to review the DRAFT documents.
NEWS 30 March 2020: Please see the attached joint statement from the Australasian Trauma Society and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons regarding the appropriate maintenance of trauma services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Networking across specialities both in New Zealand and Australia and Internationally with colleagues working in the ﬁeld of trauma from injury prevention through to rehabilitation.
Access to the oﬃcial ATS Journal “Injury”. This is an international journal which has many ATS members contributing to its well regarded content.
Opportunities are made available for members to present papers at National and International conferences facilitated by the ATS.
The ATS Travel Scholarship is available to members to travel overseas and experience aspects of trauma care including clinical, education, and system development.
The ATS Executive Committee is consulted by and has access to the Federal Government in relation to issues impacting on trauma care.
The ATS is represented on the RACS Trauma Verification Committee working with this multidisciplinary group to set standards of trauma management across Australasia.
Membership of special interest groups/ committees is available including Trauma Research and Trauma Nurse Coordinators.
The ATS has representation on the National Trauma Registry Consortium in partnership with CONROD in Queensland and the RACS.
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