ATLS® Switzerland is a subgroup of the Swiss Society of Surgeons (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie).
We are a non-profit organization promoting and organizing the ATLS courses in Switzerland in accordance with the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS-COT) guidelines.
In 1998, Switzerland entered as the 30th country the international ATLS community. Since then, ATLS activities in Switzerland have steadily developed. More on the ATLS history here...
ATLS® Switzerland is composed of four member-groups:
ATLS Core Faculty:
represents the steering committee and is composed of the National Program Director (President), Past President, President Elect, Vice President, 5 Regional Directors, 5 Regional Codirectors, National Coordinator, National Co-Coordinator, National Educator as well as the Administrative Secretary of the Swiss Society of Surgery.
The instructors of the Student Courses, Instructor Courses and Refresher Courses represent the ATLS Faculty.
are in charge of the local organization (preparation, implementation and evaluation) of all courses.
all successful participants of an ATLS Student Course join the ATLS Family.