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​About DSTC Course

The Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) Course is developed under the auspices of the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC). It is currently the most advanced trauma course available internationally.

The DSTC is designed to teach qualified surgeons and advanced surgical trainees strategic thinking and decision-making in the management of the severely injured patients and provide them with practical surgical skills to manage major organ injuries. It is an intensive 3-day course comprising lectures, interactive case discussions and animal laboratory based surgical skills training. It boasts a high faculty to participant ratio with the faculty consisting of experienced trauma trained surgeons.

The course has since been established worldwide in Europe,USA, Australia, Asia and South Africa.

Strategic Thinking and Decision Making Topics:

  • Damage Control in Trauma
  • Blunt and Penetrating Thoracic Injuries
  • Penetrating Injuries to the Neck
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Pelvic Fractures
  • Vascular Injuries
  • Head Injuries

Operative Approaches and Surgical Techniques:

  • Thoracotomy and Sternotomy
  • Laparotomy and Packing
  • Fasciotomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Liver packing
  • Medial Visceral Rotation
  • Duodenal and Pancreatic Repairs
  • Vascular Repairs
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Repairs

Course Fees (In​cludes Prevailing Goods & Services Tax)

Local ObserversSGD600 Lectures & video cases only (excludes hands-on workshop session)
Overseas Observers​SGD800
Surgical Trainees & LMIC DoctorsSGD1,650
Participant must be a surgical senior resident (Year 4 & above)
​Local ConsultantsSGD1,800

Overseas Doctors


Please click here to register or email with your details (name, institution, department, MCR or SNB No. (for doctors/nurses working in Singapore), contact number, postal & email addresses.

Please contact us at if you do not receive a response within 7 working days.

Payment Methods

Cheque - Please make it payable to "Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd" and mail to: Mailing Address:
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Annex 1 Level 4, Singapore 308433

Attention: Pamela Yeo
Trauma Service c/o Dept. of General Surgery  

A link for payment shall be emailed to you once registration is accepted.

Please contact us at if you do not receive any reply within 3 working days

Telegraphic Transfer  Account Name: Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd co MOHH 

Bank Name: DBS Bank (Bank Code 7171)

Bank Branch Name: Singapore (Branch Code 003)

Bank Account No.: 8858331403​


Cancellation Clause

We regret that no refund will be made once course materials are sent. Any replacement must be communicated in writing 4 weeks before course date. 

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the workshop should unforeseen circumstances necessitate it. TTSH Trauma Service accepts no responsibility for covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by the registrant.

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