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InvitationBy Committee

Dear Colleagues

It is with pleasure that we invite you to the Cape Town Trauma Congress (CTTC) to be held on the 23rd and 24th of November 2017. The aim of the congress is to highlight the massive trauma contribution to the global and local burden of disease, the best evidence based management principles, and the need for prevention strategies.

Globally there are more deaths from trauma than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined and 90% of these trauma related deaths occur in low and middle income countries.

It is time for change and we welcome all pre-hospital providers, emergency doctors and nursing staff, surgeons, academics and governments to be a part of this movement

Andrew Nicol, Sithombo Maqungo and Sebastian Van As

This Congress is held under the auspices of the South African Orthopaedic Trauma Society and the Trauma Society of South Africa


About Cape TownSouth Africa

The city is a perennial favourite with visitors and locals alike. Overshadowed by the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers spectacular scenery and is a renowned food and wine capital. The New York Times voted Cape Town the world’s number one city to visit in 2014 and the UK’s Telegraph newspaper recently voted Cape Town as the Best City in the World for the fourth consecutive year. Condé Nast Traveller magazine currently recognises Cape Town as the world’s number one food city.

Participants can expect modern infrastructure, a legacy of South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and opportunities to explore this compact city and its environs. Very few places offer the variety that Cape Town provides. One can enjoy a full day of the Congress and still have time to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean from the top of Table Mountain. For those wishing to arrive early or extend their visit, Cape Town is directly connected to the Kruger National Park and Botswana for safaris as well as to Victoria Falls.


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