4th Traumaplatform Symposium “Challenges in Trauma” and  Challenge “Triathlon for Trauma”

The Netherlands, September 13-15 2019

For the first time in history, your 2019 Team Traumaplatform plays a home game, organizing the 4thedition of the Traumaplatform symposium at the F-16s use Leeuwarden Air Base, where the Dutch train for missions all over the world. The Challenge will be held on beautiful Ameland, one of the Dutch historic “Wadden Islands”. And just like the years before, our common goal: to improve collaboration when caring for our Trauma Patients, by challenging you to collaborate outside the hospital for starters.

On Friday the 13th of September 2019, the F-16s use Leeuwarden Air Base, will be the inspiring scene for the 4th biennial Traumaplatform symposium, where our illustrious speakers will share their experiences in the field of “Challenges in Trauma”. After a day of thought-provoking talks, we will be on our way to Ameland, where we will be served a “carbs only dinner” in the chique WestCord Hotel NoordseeHotel – our Triathlon base for the weekend. 

On Saturday morning, the traditional physical Traumaplatform Challenge is awaiting us. After the classics “Skate for Science” in 2015, "Ride for Research" in 2016 and “Ski for Science” in 2018, this year’s theme of the challenge will be “Triathlon for Trauma”. With 100 elite-surgeon athletes we will join the unique XTERRA Triathlon (www.xterra-netherlands.nl), which challenges us with 500 meters of swimming, 17.5 kilometers of mountain biking and 6 kilometers of cross running. Pieter van den Hoogenband, Tom Dumoulin and Dafne Schippers, eat your heart out! When all our teammates have finished the track, it won’t take long before we can celebrate our achievements with the first Traumaplatform dinner, following by party drinks on Saturday eve. On Sunday morning, we will be heading back to the civilized world in an Out-of-the-Box fashion.

For all three specialties (Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, and Reconstructive Surgery) accreditation has been applied for.

Are you up for it? Join Team Traumaplatform on our next endeavor.

Thank you on behalf of Team Traumaplatform!  

All Inclusive Weekend:

  • + Friday Traumaplatform Symposium (location: F-16s use Leeuwarden Air Base), including coffee, lunch, tea

  • + Return boat ticket Holwerd - Ameland from September 13 - 15 2019

  • + 2 nights at the luxury WestCord Hotel Noordsee Hotel ****

  • + Friday night dinner at the luxury WestCord Hotel Noordsee Hotel ****

  • + Saturday including breakfast, lunch and dinner at the luxury WestCord Hotel Noordsee Hotel ****

  • + Sunday including breakfast and lunch at the luxury WestCord Hotel Noordsee Hotel ****

  • + Free drinks on Friday night and Saturday night

  • + Participation Fee XTERRA Triathlon

Costs of this All Inclusive Weekend:

Early Bird | Until May 31 2019

Staff / Chef de clinique / Fellow: € 599,-

AIOS / ANIOS / Researcher: € 499,-

Regular | Until June 30 2019

Staff / Chef de clinique / Fellow: € 650,-

AIOS / ANIOS / Researcher: € 550,-


Corporate fee: Please contact Wouter Mallee by sending an e-mail to mallee@traumaplatform.org

This Course Package will be subject to reimbursement for Registrars out of their Training Funds, and is tax-deductible for attendings.

* Due to reservation of boat tickets/hotels/etc, cancellation of registration is subjective to cancellation fee: 25% prior to 1st of juli 2019. After this date, cancellation is not possible. 

What do I have to organize by myself?

Registration for this event, a travel insurance and a proper physical condition!

Questions? Send an Email to: traumaplatform2019@gmail.com