The Art of Trauma Care

Location: ESICM Brussels Training Centre (19 Rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels)
Dates: November 19-20, 2019

Master Class Director: Jacques Duranteau, Professor in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care and Head of the Neurosurgical and Surgical Intensive Care Unit of Bicêtre Hospital University, Paris, France, Chair Communication Committee & Deputy Chairman of the Division of Professional Development, ESICM.

Endorsement: The Art of Trauma Care Master Class is endorsed by Trauma and Emergency Medicine (TEM) Section, ESICM. 

Compliance: The event is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.



This 2-day Master Class, led by a multidisciplinary panel of international experts aims to prepare participants to manage trauma patients – from the pre-hospital or “ground zero” stage to OR and ICU. This course will review of foundational surgical and resuscitation strategies and utilise clinical scenarios and simulations to ensure attendees are up-to-date on the most recent trauma practice.
Key Reasons to attend
  • Meet a multidisciplinary panel of international experts
  • Be part of a unique master class consisting of clinical scenarios, simulations and intercative exercises on trauma care from ground zero to OR and ICU
  • Share your experience and learn from peers and experts
  • An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event


  • To review the principles of surgical and resuscitation damage control strategy (DCS)
  • To understand how to secure the airway in an unstable trauma patient
  • To learn the principles of early shock resuscitation and haemorrhage control
  • To recognise the immunologic response to severe trauma
  • To describe the management of penetrating trauma
  • To analyse and apply the DCS principles in different traumatic injuries

Programme Content

  • Basic concepts including definition and principles of surgical and resuscitation DCS
  • Securing airways in unstable trauma patient
  • Early shock resuscitation: fluids, vasopressors and transfusion strategies
  • Haemorrhage control: operation room or angiography suite
  • Immunologic response to severe trauma
  • Management of penetrating trauma
  • Severe abdominal & pelvic trauma
  • Severe thoracic trauma
  • Severe traumatic brain injury

Who should attend this master class?

  • Junior & senior physicians and nurses with a special interest in trauma.

Group registration

  • ESICM offers a 20% discount for 2 or more participants from the same centre. For more details contact

Call open for grant beneficiaries

Thanks to the unrestricted educational grant offered by Cook Medical we invite the participants joining/about to join the master class to contact us at if they wish to benefit from grant support. 



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Highlights from the 2018 edition

The 1st edition of The Art of Trauma Care Master Class has just wrapped up. A total of 13 experts and 51 participants from 17 countries came together for 2 days at the ESICM Training Centre in Brussels. Here are some of their comments on what they liked best about their experience:

  • Great pedagogic strategy! Thank you for breaking the rules 🙂 Clinical case scenarios where very useful, the brainstorming, teambuilding and decision-making training were the best of it.
  • We are already putting up some new organisation in my ER, applying some pieces of advice we got from the sessions.
  • Practical approach, well explained modules, very good scenarios.
  • No negative aspects. Maybe more time in the simulation