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News, updates & events

Find out what courses are coming up and read about trauma services in the news.
Upcoming events

August VGH Trauma Rounds via Zoom

View the August trauma rounds poster as a pdf document.

August 25, 2020:

Emergency Facial Trauma -- What to do? | Dr. Sadiq Al Khaboori, Trauma Fellow, UBC/VGH

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September 2020:

BC Children's will present trauma rounds provincially in September; please disseminate to the trauma groups closer to the date.

Presented by: Lianne Nixon and Alex Kuzmin, Critical Care Paramedics with the Infant Transport Team

Title: "Competing Interests in Trauma Transport"

September 15th, 12:00-13:00

To access this session, visit the zoom link below:

Meeting ID: 914 4202 7227 Password: 684330

Recent VGH trauma rounds available on VGH trauma website

As of April 21, the weekly trauma sessions are being recorded and the link posted on the VGH Trauma Services website. 
New recordings are usually uploaded by Thursday.

Recordings of weekly rounds are uploaded to the VGH Trauma website within 1-2 days of the session.  
Recent events

March 11, 2020

The TAC Annual Scientific Meeting and Conference scheduled for March 26-27, 2020, was cancelled due to COVID-19. For more information, please visit the Trauma Association of Canada website.

October 15, 2019 

We partnered with Health Emergency Management BC to provide Stop the Bleed® training for PHSA employees at 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver. Over 40 PHSA employees joined the training session and learned how to stop a person from bleeding out!

May 24, 2019

How do you  stop a person from bleeding to death? It can be as simple as ABC:

Alert: call 9-1-1
Bleeding: find the bleeding injury
Compress: apply pressure to stop the bleeding

We were thrilled to introduce Stop the Bleed® training to B.C. in our training blitz! 

TSBC partnered with Society of Professionals in Emergency Care and BC Emergency Health Services to bring training to almost 200 people in 9 locations across B.C on May 23.

For more information about Stop the Bleed®, visit
To get trained, send us an email

Get trained. Save a life.

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May 17, 2019

The Provincial Trauma Forum was a success!

We extend a sincere thank you to everyone who joined us on May 16 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC. Your participation and engagement was integral to the success of the Forum.

The theme for the forum:
Creating one system of care for Trauma in BC

Integration    Collaboration    Performance    Innovation


Dr. David Evans, Trauma Surgeon, led a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of providing advanced trauma care in B.C.


We were joined by 100 guests  – all partners in trauma care across the province – to lay the ground work for collaborative trauma system planning.

In the news
Jan. 16, 2020: PHSA issued a news release from Trauma Services BC offering expert tips to keep skiers and snowboarders safe from serious injury. The news release was picked up by several media outlets, including CKNW, Whistlers' Pique Newsmagazine, Castanet in Kelowna and North Shore News. Read the news release.

October 17, 2019:  Trauma Survivors Day in BC. Three years after a car crash left him with a traumatic brain injury, Ryan Jones has made remarkable progress in his recovery, but faces ongoing challenges. Read the full article.

July 2019: Trauma Services BC congratulates Northern Health
BC for being recognized with a prestigious BC Health Care Award
for Top Innovation! Read more.

May 2019: Father speaks out about window safety in this article from BC Children's Hospital.

May 2019: CTV News on Summer safety for kids: Dr. Genevieve Ernst Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Trauma Program at BC Children's Hospital speaks to CTV News.

Jan 2019: Vancouver Sun: A bolt drilled through the skull is rescuing patient with traumatic brain injuries at VGH.
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