European Trauma Course – ETC Finland


European Trauma Course (ETC) is organized by Finnish Trauma Association in co-operation with European Resuscitation Council.   

ETC is an innovative course which emphasizes the team approach in the management of the seriously injured.  It is aimed at doctors who are expected to lead and be members of trauma teams in their work set-up.

The course is mainly ‘hands on’ and runs over 2½ days.  During the first 2 days various topics related to Trauma Resuscitation will be taught.  Throughout the course candidates will actively participate in skill stations, workshops and scenario based teaching – all of which reflect current European practice.  During these scenarios candidates will have the opportunity to participate both as team leaders and team members on many occasions.  Participants are expected to be familiar with Basic and Advanced Life Support and to have read the pre-course manual.  On the third day there will be final practice workshops and assessments in the form of scenarios where the candidates are expected to show solid team leadership skills.  Only successful candidates will be given certificates.

Most of the faculty is Finnish and consists of experienced doctors from various subspecialities (traumasurgery, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine). Course language is English.


The next Finnish ETC this fall will be organized in Kuopio 28.-30.11.2018. The course is full.

Finnish ETC-courses in 2019 and the registration dates are:

  • ETC Vierumäki 5.-7.6.2019. The course is full.
  • ETC Rovaniemi 4.-6.9.2019. Registration has begun on 21st March 2019. Instructions for registration and additional details can be found here: ETC Rovaniemi 2019 launch letter
  • ETC Kuopio 30.10.-1.11.2019. Registration begins on 4th June 2019.

The specific registration details will come to the web pages on the registration day.