The Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course (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

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Please make it payable to “Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd” and mail to:

Mailing address
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng,
Annex Level 4,
Singapore 308433

Trauma Service
c/o Dept. of General Surgery

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

Account Name
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd co MOHH​

Bank Name
DBS BANK (Bank Code 7171)

Bank Branch Name
SINGAPORE BRANCH (Branch Code 003)

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Bank SWIFT Code

We do not provide refunds 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.

DatesAvailabilityCourse Location / Fees (Include Prevailing Goods & Services Tax)Registration
09-11 July 2024

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

DSTC Trainees & LMIC Doctors (Residents Year 4 and above):

DSTC Local Consultants:


DSTC International Doctors:


DSTC Local / Overseas Observers:

S$600.00 / S$800.00

*Observer / Refresher Course open to non-surgeons with lectures & videos cases only
(excludes hands-on workshop sessions)

All prices include prevailing goods & services tax of 9% GST.

Accommodation and airfare are not included in the course fees and are to be covered at your own expense.​

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