The sixteenth International Hokkaido Trauma Conference will be held from 12 to 17 January 2025 at the four-star Rusutsu Resort Hotel on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

About the conference

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.


The Hokkaido Trauma Conference will be held at the world-acclaimed Rusutsu Ski Resort in Rusutsu, Japan.

The Rusutsu Ski Resort is a fully serviced resort with restaurants, shopping malls, entertainment complexes, swimming and wave pool, spas and a merry-go-round.


Sunday 12 January to Friday 17 January 2025

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 300 delegates.

In previous years places have filled by late July to August. We recommend that you register for the conference and book flights and accommodation early.

Visit the SkiJapan Group Tours and Conferences website for more information.


Conference fees are in Australian Dollars:

  • AUD $2,250 Early Bird registration available before 30 September 2024
  • AUD $2,600 after 30 September 2024

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

Personal insurance and liability

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.

The RMH reserves the right to cancel planned courses and symposia, even at short notice. In the event of cancellation by the RMH, all course fees will be refunded. This precludes any other claims.

In the event of war, strikes, riots and acts of God or conditions beyond the control of the RMH, the RMH accepts no responsibility for loss of moneys incurred by conference delegates.


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

  • Paediatric trauma
  • Non-technical skills and training in the trauma setting
  • Trauma airway management
  • Thoracic / chest trauma
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Trauma stabilisation
  • Novel technologies and their use in trauma care
  • Pre-hospital interventions – Update in retrieval for trauma

Invited speakers

Speakers from Australasia and overseas are invited and will 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, Director, 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
  • Dr Ben Kave, Staff Specialist, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, the Royal Melbourne Hospital

When is this event?

12 January 2025 — 17 January 2025

How long will this event run for?

This event will run for approximately 6 days.

How can I book?

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