The ‘Trauma on the Border’ conference  is being conducted over 2 days in Tweed Heads (NSW).

Day 1 (Friday 1st April 2011) covered a range of issues including an enlightening session on mentoring within the profession. The discussion on mentoring was dynamic and certainly brought the crowd to life, some even leaving their seats to participate in this healthy and at times frank exchange.

Sessions on advanced trauma life support, trauma systems, rural trauma, and barotrauma all contributed to keep the assembled delegates entertained.

The days was closed out by Ray Bange (Policy Consultant) discussing the impact that registration is likely to have on paramedics within Australia.

Trauma on the Border has attracted over 130 delegates, largely from Queensland and NSW, to Tweed Heads for a 2 day event. Pleasingly, over 50 of the delegates attending the meeting are student paramedics from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).