British Trauma Society & Trauma Care Annual Conference: The Patient Journey

21st November 2023 @ 9:00 am – 23rd November 2023 @ 5:00 pm
The Principality Stadium
Discounts available for BTS members and 5% discount for early bird non-BTS members

Download the British Trauma Society Conference flyer here

Message from the British Trauma Society President:


Dear members and colleagues,

Greetings and a happy new year to all of you.

I am writing to invite you to submit work to this year’s British Trauma Society ‘Annual Scientific Meeting’, being held in The Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales between 21-23 November 2023, in affiliation with Trauma Care UK.

If you could please forward this email to as many colleagues from junior to senior in your local areas who you feel may wish to present their work at a National Meeting, I should be very grateful, including allied healthcare professionals, as well as students involved in caring for patients with trauma in any capacity – we are open to all!

Abstract submission deadline is midnight on 9.9.23.  Prizes will be available for the best poster and oral presentations.  Authors of the top posters will also have the chance to present their work on stage to compete for the best poster prize!

To submit work to present at the meeting, please follow this link:

Abstract Submission

To find out more and register for the event, please follow this link:

BTS ASM Information

There is a massive 10% ‘Early-Bird’ Discount available to BTS members, on top of the £50 Member Discount already on offer, and a special 5% ‘early-bird’ discount for non-members if places are booked by 09 September 2023.

Massive savings of £125 are on offer for members booking onto a combined course and conference package – book early to avoid disappointment!

For those of you who are not yet members, signing up will only cost you £20 for the year, which will bring with it a whole host of educational resources, lectures, video courses and networking opportunities on our website’s ‘member’s area’ and significantly reduced entry to the ASM.

To sign up click here: BTS Membership

After an absence of two years, we had a traditional face-to-face meeting, welcomed and enjoyed by all. With the support of our trade partners, we made a small surplus to invest in more education and events this coming year.

This year`s annual scientific meeting will be held in Cardiff on 22nd and 23rd November 2023 and includes two firsts. This is the first time this meeting has been held in Wales.

Secondly, it will be a combined meeting with Trauma Care, the only other multidisciplinary trauma society and charity in the UK, with the same aims and objectives of improving the care of the injured from ‘roadside to rehab’, in keeping with this year’s theme “The patient journey” in trauma.

Already, there is a buzz in the committee. We aim to continue with keynote speakers and oral presentations, with the posters becoming digital. There will be an educational day the day before, on 21st November, with two themes, namely, Early Management of Severe Bleeding After Trauma (Surgical and Emergency Skills in Trauma), and a Medico-Legal Workshop.

We will again be running our extremely successful CPD-Accredited SEST Course on 21 Nov (Surgical and Emergency Skills in Trauma), mapped to the JCST and RCEM curricula, chaired by Prof Ian Pallister – AKA “The Code-Red Course” covering both decision-making and practical skills. We are also reviving our very well-received CPD-accredited ‘Medicolegal Masterclass’ workshop on 21 Nov, which will be a full day of interactive teaching from our legal partners, who will be covering a whole host of essential medicolegal scenarios for daily practice as well as private work.

We anticipate an even more exciting annual scientific meeting this year which will be only be made possible by your participation.

Following your feedback, this year there will be a course dinner on the evening of 22nd November so please register for this early as places are limited.

Reach for your diaries and book the date. We look forward to meeting you in Cardiff.

Kind regards,

Mr Ansar Mahmood (FRCS T&O)
President of the British Trauma Society