ETCO

The European Trauma Course Organisation (ETCO) is a joint initiative of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery ESTES) and the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM).

The ETCO is a non-profit organisation registered in Belgium and located at the ERC office.

The ETCO was founded in 2013 to facilitate the management, development and the international implementation of the ETC programme. The ETCO consist of:

  • the Board, which is formed by delegates of the corresponding organisations
  • the Course Management Committee (CMC), which is an international and multi-specialty group of experts in the fields of trauma and medical education. This Committee develops, implements and manages the ETC programme on behalf of the partner organisations.

Board Members

Chair: Karl-Christian Thies MD, FRCA, FERC, DEAA (ESA)
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Major Trauma Centre
Birmingham, UK

Vice Chair: Charles D. Deakin MA, MD, FRCP, FRCA, FERC, FFICM, (ERC)
Honorary Professor of Resuscitation and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
University Hospital Southampton
Southampton, UK

Treasurer: Eric J. Voiglio MD, FACS, FRCS (ESTES)
University Hospitals of Lyon
Unité de Chirurgie d’Urgence
Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud
Pierre-Bénite Cedex, France

Secretary: Marc B. Sabbe MD, PhD (EuSEM)
Professor of Emergency Medicine
K.U. Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Pieter Jan Van Asbroek MD (EuSEM)
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Jessa hospital Hasselt,
Belgium

Guttorm Brattebø MD, FERC (ESA)
Consultant Anaesthetist
Medical Director Bergen EMS
Dept. of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
Haukeland University Hospital
Bergen, Norway

Monika Grünfeld MD, FSSEM (CMC)
Consultant in Emergency Medicine, GP
Assistant Professor University of Ljubljana
Prehospital Emergency Medical Unit and Helicopter Emergency Medical Unit
Community Health Centre
Kranj, Slovenia

Freddy K. Lippert MD (ERC)
Associate Professor, Copenhagen University
CEO of Emergency Medical Services of the Capital Region of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Carlos Mesquita MD (ESTES)
Senior Consultant in General and Emergency Surgery
Trauma Center Coordinator
Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
Chairman of the National Working Group for Emergency Surgery Education and Training – Ordem dos Médicos
Coimbra, Portugal

Paola Perfetti MD (CMC)
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of Verona
Verona, Italy

CMC Members

Paola Perfetti MD (CEO)
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of Verona
Verona, Italy

Monika Grünfeld MD, FSSEM (International Course Coordinator)
Consultant in Emergency Medicine, GP
Assistant Professor University of Ljubljana
Prehospital Emergency Medical Unit and Helicopter Emergency Medical Unit
Community Health Centre
Kranj, Slovenia

Ciarán Browne MD, FRCEM, MRCSEd (A&E), Dip.IMC.RCSEd, MB.BCh.BAO
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Transport Physician
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Markus Brucke MD
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
Lead physician of Intensive Care Unit
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pain Treatment
SLK Clinical Centre
Heilbronn, Germany

Peter Goode MD, DipFM, FRCS, FCEM
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
The Regional Trauma Centre
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Michael Hüpfl MD
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Sebastian Kuhn MD
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics
University Hospital of Mainz
Mainz, Germany

Carsten Lott MD, FERC
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of Mainz
Mainz, Germany

Ileana Lulic MD
Trainee in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Department of Anaesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive Care Medicine
University Hospital Center Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Mahmoud Tageldin Mustafa Mohamed MD, MB BS, MRCSI (Surgery), MRCSEd (A&E), EMDM
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
President of Sudan Resuscitation Council
Physician in charge, Zirku Medical Center, ZADCO
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Mountain MD, FRCS, Lt. Colonel
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Stephan Mueller-Botz MD
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of Greifswald
Greifswald, Germany

Markus Roessler MD, PhD
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Birgit Rössner MD
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
Emmental Hospital
Burgdorf, Switzerland

Oliver Spelten MD, PhD
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Karl-Christian Thies MD, FRCA, FERC, DEAA
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Major Trauma Centre
Birmingham, UK

Hany Zaki MD
Lecturer of Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Faculty of Medicine
Ain Shams University Hospital
Cairo, Egypt