The International Hokkaido Trauma Conference aims to cater to an audience from a wide range of backgrounds including: anaesthetics, intensive care, emergency care workers, paramedics, nursing staff and general practitioners.

Update for the 2023 conference

We are pleased to announce the opening of registrations for the 14th International Hokkaido Trauma Conference, to be held from Sunday 8th January 2023 until Friday 13th January 2023.

After missing two years of the Conference due to the pandemic, we are excited to gather again with our delegates and speakers from around the world to participate in a scientific program covering the latest concepts and newest evidence in trauma care.

We ask Delegates that register to be mindful of several factors when planning their attendance at the conference.

  1. Our intention is to hold the meeting face-to-face, as we normally do, at the Rusutsu Resort. The expectation is that Japan’s borders will be fully open for travel in January, despite the fact that there are still border controls at the time of writing. It is highly probable that the wearing of face masks or P2/N95 respirators will be mandated in the main conference area
  2. The organizing committee of the conference reserves the right to move the conference to an online only format at any time. Examples of situations in which this may be necessary include, but are not limited to:
    1. Borders being closed for travel
    2. A change in the pandemic situation that makes holding the conference in person potentially unsafe.
  3. In the event that the Conference is moved to an online only format, delegates will have access to a platform where they can stream the scientific program.
  4. The registration fee is non-refundable. No refund of registration fees will be provided in the event that the function moves to an online- only format or if travel to the event in person is not possible.
  5. We encourage delegates to take great care in understanding:
    1. The cancellation policies of their flights to Japan
    2. The cancellation policies of their accommodation
    3. The adequacy of their travel insurance
  6. The International Hokkaido Trauma Conference will not be responsible for any losses incurred by delegates as a result of disruptions to their travel, either before, during or after the event.

Register for the 2023 Hokkaido Trauma Conference

We are happy to discuss any queries delegates have. Please be in touch via the address below if you have any questions.

Most of all, we look forward to meeting you in Hokkaido in January.

Regards from the organising committee,

Prof. Daryl Williams
Dr. Tim Webb
Dr. Brad Hockey
Dr. Ben Kave