2016 Central Clinical School Public Lecture

Mark Fitzgerald with a team for ambulance delivery

2016 Central Clinical School Public Lecture:
Innovative systems of trauma care

Injury causes 5.8 million deaths per year with 90% in low- and middle-income countries. It also causes a significant amount of disability and economic loss. Much of this burden could be decreased by improvements in the care of the injured (trauma care).

Professor Mark Fitzgerald will give an overview of trauma system research and development, how  we’re using it here, and how we’re helping other countries, both in the  developed and developing world, to either build or improve their own  systems of trauma care.


  • Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
  • Time: 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start. Lecture for 45 minutes  followed by Q&A session.
  • Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, adjacent to the BakerIDI Institute at 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, 200 metres east of the main  Alfred Hospital entrance. See map.
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: CLICK HERE. Please RSVP by Friday 7 October 2016 for catering purposes
  • Enquiries: Julia.Veitch@monash.edu ph +61 3 9903 0026 or mob 0438 856 481; Kim.Williams@monash.edu ph +61 3 9076 5325
  • Flier (177kb, pdf)

About our speaker

Professor Mark Fitzgerald

Mark Fitzgerald

Professor Mark Fitzgerald is Director of Trauma Services at The Alfred and Director of the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) which is a partnership with Alfred Health and Monash University.  Mark is an Emergency Physician with expertise in resuscitation. He is  also the principal architect of an innovative, integrated platform for  trauma patient care, which enables dynamic feeds of information and  computer assisted decision support during the resuscitation and ongoing  care of trauma patients.

About trauma systems

The Alfred is an Adult Major Trauma Service in the Victorian State  Trauma System (VSTS), which has been recognised by the World Health  Organisation as one of the most highly developed and integrated trauma  systems in the world.  The introduction of the VSTS has resulted in  significantly improved outcomes for the injured - and has effectively  halved death rates from injury in Victoria since 2001.

With the lessons learned from the establishment of the VSTS, the NTRI  is now delivering programs in trauma system development and capacity  building in China, India, Myanmar, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri  Lanka.