World Trauma Congress 2012 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, August 22-25

Dr. Coimbra

Dr. Coimbra

The 2012 World Trauma Congress (WTC) will meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 22 to 25, according to WTC president, Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, FACS. Health care professionals from around the world will meet at the Congress to discuss vital aspects of trauma care and strategic actions for improving the quality and scientific knowledge of injury as a disease. The World Health Organization now ranks injury as a disease among the world’s most important public health issues.

Scheduled scientific sessions will include a wide range of topics, including global alliance for trauma care; trauma systems implementation in the developing world; endovascular approach in trauma: what, when and how; novel uses of ultrasound in trauma; the role of image in trauma; complex pelvic trauma; war trauma surgery; and cervical trauma. The deadline for submitting abstracts and complete papers, to be considered for inclusion in the Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons and the World Journal of Emergency Surgery, is May 1.

For more information, including a complete list of scientific sessions and invited speakers, and to register online, go to

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