Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) Course

About DSTC Course

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


Tan Tock Seng Hospital


Cheque / bankdraft –

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

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

Attn: Executive, Trauma Service
c/o Dept. of General Surgery


Visa / Mastercard

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


Telegraphic Transfer Details

Account Name: Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd
Bank Name: DBS BANK (Bank Code 7171)
Bank Branch Name: SINGAPORE BRANCH (Branch Code 003)
Bank Account No.: 003-927355-0

Cancellation Clause

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.

Upcoming Schedule



Course Location / Fees


17-19 April, 2018

Fully Subscribed

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Local Surgeons (Resident Year 4 & above): S$1498.00

Overseas Surgeons:


Local Observers*: S$428.00

Overseas Observers*: S$481.50

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

All Prices exclude Accommodation & Airfare

DSTC course participants to enjoy early bird rates when they sign up for STACC 2018


International Doctors:



Trainees/Residents, ASEAN Doctors:


Allied Health & Medical Students:


Click here to register for 9-11 April 2019.

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