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ATOM (Advanced Trauma Operative Management) 2024

March 19 - 20, 2024

Location:  CMAS  |  Hamilton, ON

The Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course is an effective method of increasing surgical competence and confidence in the operative management of penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen.

The course consists of six 30-minute lectures followed by a three-hour lab session during which the student will manage 12 different injuries.

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Learning Objectives

  • The student will explain and describe the proper operative technique for dealing with trauma injury.
  • The student must identify traumatic injuries and develop a management plan in order to surgically repair the injuries.
  • At the completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate the following:
    • Increased self-efficacy in the management of traumatic injuries
    • Increased knowledge in the management of penetrating injuries
    • Ability to successfully and safely perform all operative procedures presented in the course

Target Audience

  • PGYs 4 & 5

7:00 am - Registration & Refreshments
7:30 am - Welcome & Introductions
8:00 am - Lectures
11:30 am - Lunch Break
1:00 pm - Lab Session
4:00 pm - Computer Post Test
4:30 pm - Adjourn

8:30 am - Registration & Refreshments
9:00 am -  Lab Session
12:00 pm - Lunch Break
1:00 pm - Lab Session
4:00 pm - Computer Post Test
4:30 pm - Wrap-up

*Subject to change without notice.

P. Engels, MD
Associate Professor
General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care
McMaster University


General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care
Paul Engels, MD

CMAS Manager

Marie Fairgrieve

Education Coordinator
Magda Gillies

Amazing opportunity for practice of repair of injuries barely seen in trauma.

General Surgery Resident


Excellent. Most valuable learning experience in residency.

General Surgery Resident

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Phone:   905.522.1155  x 35144

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