The 6th World Trauma Congress (WTC2023) has successfully finished.
Thank you very much for all your efforts and cooperation on this congress out of this tough situation.
We really look forward to seeing you in the future WTC congress.

  • Dates

    Wednesday, 9th August - Saturday, 12th August 2023

  • Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

  • President

    Yasuhiro Otomo

    (Director, National Disaster Medical Center)


~ Emergency Ukraine Session ~
We will have an urgent report directly from the surgeons who are treating the wounded soldiers of the war in Ukraine.

Session Title  :  WTC1 Military trauma~Russian Invasion of Ukraine~
Date  :  8:30-11:00 a.m. , Thursday, August 10, 2023
Venue  :  Concord B / Concord A
Speakers  :  Com. Yana Zinkevych, Lit. Samofalov Dmytro, Dr. Oleksandr Linchevskyy,
Dr. Oleksandr Sokolenko and other doctors from Ukraine
Complimentary Tours


Aug. 08, 2023
Program and Abstracts have been updated.
The password to open the abstracts will be emailed to the participants.
July 27, 2023
Complimentary Tours and Sponsorship are now updated.
July 27, 2023
Complimentary Tours and Sponsorship are now updated.
July 26, 2023
Information for Oral & Poster Presenters is updated.
July 21, 2023
Excursion is now closed.
July 07, 2023
Excursion is now updated.
June 30, 2023
Keio Plaza Hotel Reservations are now available at WTC2023 special rate.
June 08, 2023
Early Bird Registration has been extended until July 8.
May 09, 2023
DSTC/DATC deadline of application: Extended until 31 May 2023
May 02, 2023
Speakers information is now available.
Feb.28, 2023
Abstract Submission deadline is extended.
Feb.21, 2023
Abstract Submission deadline is extended.
Feb.09, 2023
Abstract Submission deadline is extended.
Oct.26, 2022
Registration and Abstract Submission are now open.
Sep.01, 2022
Registration are updated.
Jul.06, 2022
Important Dates in First Circular are now updated.
Mar.18, 2022
Important dates are updated.
Mar.15, 2022
Important Dates in First Circular are now updated.
Jan.25, 2022
Important Dates in First Circular are now updated.
Dec.24, 2021
Board of Directors , Participating Societies are now updated.
Dec.17, 2021
More information is coming on February.
Feb.12, 2021
WTC2022 TOKYO Website is open.

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Welcome Message

The Japanese Society for Acute Care Surgery and the World Coalition for Trauma Care are pleased to invite you to attend the 6th World Trauma Congress.


The 6th World Trauma Congress 2023 (WTC2023) will be held in Tokyo for 4 days from August 9th (Wednesday) to 12th (Saturday), 2023. The venue is Keio Plaza Hotel.

 In Shinjuku, the central city where the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, which plays a central role in Tokyo, is located, we welcome important people from each country who are responsible for trauma medical care around the world.

 Trauma is the leading cause of death for the younger generation under the age of 45 and is a worldwide problem. About 5 million people die each year from trauma, 90% of whom are said to be from low- and middle-income countries.

 Trauma death is said to be related to economic conditions, and it is said that people in low-income countries have a mortality rate of about 6 times that of people in high-income countries in severe trauma. In such a world situation, various improvements such as the system of trauma treatment in the world are important, so the World Coalition for Trauma Care (WCTC) was established in 2012 by the organization of the trauma academic society representing each country in the world. It was formed. The purpose of WCTC is 1. Raise awareness of the importance of trauma treatment to the world, 2. Trauma education in the world, 3. Development of the system in trauma treatment, 4. It has contributed to the World trauma congress (WTC), and the World Trauma Congress (WTC) was held to achieve that purpose. In August 2012, the first World Trauma Society (World) was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 Trauma Congress (WTC) was held, and active discussions were held around the world. After that, the WTC is held once every two years in the countries participating in the WCTC.

 At this time in Japan, trauma experts from all over the world will gather to discuss and present the latest research on trauma treatment, education, systems, data collection / analysis, and dissemination and standardization of trauma treatment. ・ The purpose is to develop and develop its applications.

 In addition, we are planning to hold collaborative meetings with other closely related meetings such as the Japan Acute Care Surgery Society, the Japan Surgical Society, the Japan Trauma Society, the Japan Emergency Medicine Society, the Japan Fracture Repair Society, and the Japan Society of Neurotraumatology. You can also expect active participation in.

 Many internationally active overseas and Japanese researchers will participate in this academic conference. In addition, various workshops will be planned so that young researchers who will lead the future can exchange and study internationally, and many presentations will be announced. We will do our best to contribute to the improvement of trauma medicine and the development of future researchers not only in Japan but also in the world. Thank you for your participation.

The 6th World Trauma Congress 2023


Yasuhiro Otomo

Yasuhiro Otomo

(Director, National Disaster Medical Center)

Special sponsor

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Gold sponsors

  • ISW2024

    The official journal of the World Trauma Congress