The Tenth International Hokkaido Trauma Conference will be held at the four star Rusutsu Resort Hotel on the Japanese island of Hokkaido from January 15 to 20, 2017.


The meeting is focused on updating clinicians on the current and changing practice of trauma medicine.

The program consists of a series of lectures, workshops and panel discussions.

It 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.

Hokkaido Ski Resort
Hokkaido Ski Resort

Venue and dates

Rusutsu, Japan.

Sunday 15 January - Friday 20 January 2017

The Hokkaido Trauma Conference will be held at the world acclaimed Rusutsu Ski Resort which is a fully serviced resort. A large selections of restaurants, shopping malls, entertainment complexes, swimming and wave pool, spas and a merry-go-round are all within the resort.

Travel, transfers and accommodation

Hokkaido is the North Island of Japan – the Rusutsu Resort is situated 79km west of Sapporo (New Chitose Airport) close to Niseko and the extinct volcano of Mount Yotei.

Ski Japan have been the appointed the official agency for the conference.

Registrations are limited to 280 delegates – in previous years places have filled by late July – August. It is recommended that you register for the conference and book flights and accommodation early.

Visit the Group Tours & Conferences website for more information.


  • $1595 Early Bird registration before August 31, 2016.
  • $1895 Post August 31, 2016.

Due to limited availability of flights and accommodation, delegates will need to have confirmed and paid their registration for the conference before Ski Japan will confirm flight or accommodation packages.

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Mount Yotei
Mount Yotei

Personal Insurance

Participants shall be regarded in every aspect as carrying their own risk for personal injury and loss or injury to property, including baggage, during the conference.

We strongly recommend that you take out a travel insurance policy at the time of booking your registration, travel and tours. The organisers will in no way be responsible for any claims concerning insurance.


A detailed program will be updated and published here as it becomes available. Areas likely to be covered include:

  • Trauma airway management
  • Thoracic /  chest trauma
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Trauma stabilisation
  • Envenomation
  • Head injury and outcomes
  • Pain management

Invited Speakers

Speakers from Australasia and overseas are invited and with present on current and emerging topics in trauma management. A detailed program will be updated and published on our website.

Program Directors

Prof. Daryl Williams
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Dr. Tim Webb
Visiting Anaesthetist
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management 
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Dr. Brad Hockey
Staff Specialist
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
The Royal Melbourne Hospital


Bookings will be accepted from 18 April 2016 - use the button below:

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