21st European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery

April 26–28, 2020 • Oslo/Norway

21st European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery

April 26–28, 2020 • Oslo/Norway

Congress details




Pre- and post-congress courses

Pre-congress courses

Prior to ECTES, we offer courses in cooperation with our partners. The venue of all courses is the Simulation center (nursing school) of Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Kirkeveien 166, Oslo.

Further information/timetable here

Directions here

Registration here

Course fee €45

Further information/timetable here
Course fee €350
(€315 for ESTES/AAST members and residents)
Registration here or via QR-code

Further information here
Registration via E-mail: carl.montan@sll.se

Course fees €200 / ESTES Members €100 - up to 10 students for free!
Capacity 40 people
Registration on site and via E-mail: polytraumacourse@usz.ch
Timetable here

Further information/Timetable here, website
Ca. 20 spots per module
40% discount on full subscription for residents
40% discount for multiple subscriptions
Registration here or via QR-code


Post-congress course

Venue: Oslo University Hospital (OUH), Ullevaal Hospital

The uniqueness of the DSTCTM course, relates to its ability to link trauma decision-making with surgical and anaesthetic strategies and techniques, and the building of an Operating Room trauma team. There is an integral relation in the course between the probability of organ injury and the decision-making process, and these two philosophies must be reflected in the presentations and interactions. It is important that technique presentations relate only to technique and avoid the reintroduction of injury pattern and demographics, as these must be confined to those presentations

The course is a mixture of lecture-based learning, case discussion, and surgical/anaesthetic skills, demonstrated and practiced, and involves

  • Probabilities of organ injury

  • Technical surgical/anaesthetic strategies

  • Decision making in trauma surgery

  • Group discussions drawing on the experience of the course Faculty

  • Practical sessions training the skills required

Course dates: April 29–May 1, 2020.

The Norwegian DSTC course has been heavily team-based and multidisciplinary since the first course in 2006 due to this tradition with earlier trauma courses. Our courses include 18 surgeons and 6 full teams consisting of anaesthesiologists, operating room nurses and nurse anaesthetists. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for team-oriented trauma training with a superb international faculty.

Course venue Norway: Oslo University Hospital (OUH), Ullevaal Hospital

For the DSTC Application, fill out the application and send by email to local DSTC administrator at OUH, Mariah Prytz: mapryt@ous-hf.no

You can also visit the local DSTC homepage at www.dstc.no

Christine Gaarder
National DSTC Director
Immediate past-president IATSIC

© Christine Gaarder


The European Board of Surgery Qualification in Emergency Surgery examination leading to the award of the FEBS (EmSurg) diploma will be held in the Simulation center (nursing school) of Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Kirkeveien 166, Oslo, on April 24, 2020.

The registration cost will be € 700.

The Division of Trauma Surgery UEMS and ESTES invites you to the EBSQ exam in Trauma Surgery. It will be held in the meeting room of the congress venue on April 26, 2020, 8:30 to 12:00.

Examination consists of three parts:
a) Multiple choice - 30 questions
b) General Viva - Case discussions
c) Academic - Discussion of a scientific paper

Fee: € 700

Registration deadline: April 4, 2020

- Phone: +32 2486 0642 5164 (Anne-Emilie Arnault)
- e-Mail: hans-joerg.oestern@t-online.de