Polytrauma Course (PTC)




Steering Board Members Polytrauma Course

  • Luca Fattori, (Italy)
  • Rebecca Hasler, (Switzerland)
  • Gleb Korobushkin (Russia)
  • Aitor Landaluce-Olavarria, (Spain)
  • Radko Komandina (Slovenia)
  • Diego Mariani, (Italy)
  • Thomas Müller (Switzerland)
  • Hans-Jörg Oestern (Germany)
  • Hans-Christoph Pape, (Switzerland)
  • Roman Pfeifer, (Switzerland)
  • Ruben Peralta, (Qatar)
  • François Pitance  (Belgium)
  • Hans-Peter Simmen (Switzerland)

Local Chapters

  • Africa  (Cape Town, Cairo)                                                                  (to be announced)
  • Asia (Oman, Chandigarh)                                                                    (Ruben Peralta / Doha, Qatar)
  • Australia (Newcastle)                                                                             (Zsolt Balogh, New Castle, Australia)
  • Europe (Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Aachen, Leeds, Rome)           (Roman Pfeifer / Zurich Switzerland)
  • North/South America (Montreal, Pittsburgh)                               (Cyril Mauffrey / Denver, USA)        
                                                                                                                             (Boris Zelle / San Antonio,USA)                                    

Steering Board Members Profile


 ➤Consultant  – Dept of Surgery and Emergency Surgery 

 ➤Head of Surgical Intensive Care Unit

 ➤Specialised Doctor- Surgeon

 ➤Specialization Degree – Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery and

     Emergency Surgery



 ➤Member of ESTES and  Polytrauma Course Steering Board

Luca Fattori


Rebecca Hasler


Hasler Rebecca
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➤ Head – Traumatology and Orthopedics Department of the National

      Medical Research Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics named

      after N.N. Priorov

➤ Professor – National  Medical Research Center of Traumatology and

      Orthopedics named after N.N. Priorov

➤ Associate professor, Ph.D., M.D

➤  Vice-president of Russian foot and ankle society

➤ Member of ESTES

➤ Member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

➤ Member of Society for Traumatologists and Orthopedic Surgeon for

     Moscow and Moscow Region

Gleb Korobushkin


Aitor Landaluce Olavarria



➤ Member of the European Society for Trauma and  Emergency Surgery since

     June 2013.

➤ Spanish surgeon association. Trauma and   emergency Section, member

     since June 2014.

➤ Spanish surgeon association. Minimally invasive Section, member since

    January 2015.

➤ Member of spanish reducción de la tasa de infección quirúrgica group

    February 2003- Noviembre 2004


Aitor Landaluce
Mariani Diego

➤ Member of Italian Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (SICUT)

➤ Member of ESTES (European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery)

   – ESTES Emergency Surgery Section, Committee member

   – ESTESVisceral Trauma Section, member

   – ESTES Social Media Group, member

➤  Founder of MUSEC (Modular UltraSound ESTES Course) working group

➤  2012 Co-Founder of “Echoes”, no-profit association for the development and

    sharing point of care ultrasound philosophy among Surgeons and Intesive

    Care Physicians.




Radko Komandina


➤ General medicine at Medical Faculty in Ljubljana (MFL) in 1981

➤ Organized the Research and development department in the General

     hospital Celje

Peralta Ruben

➤ Deputy Trauma Medical Director

➤ Professor & Director Trauma, Emergency and Surgery Critical Care

    Fellowship Program Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

➤ Senior Consultant – Surgery, Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care


    Chair of HMC Surgery Corporate Quality & Patient Safety Program

➤ Associate Director of Trauma Intensive Care Unit

➤ Hamad General Hospital & Hamad Medical Corporation


Ruben Peralta


➤ Granted the degree of Anaesthesiology and Intensive care physician with

    Summa Cum Laude

➤ Since 2010 

    – Anesthesiology and Intensive care, CHR Liège 
    – Bleeding and trauma care

➤ Since 2014

    – Medical Director of Prehospital Trauma Life Support Belgium
   – Coordinator, Traumacenter Liège.

➤ Since 2016

   – Course Director, European trauma course.
   – Medical Director Tactical NAEMT Belgium (TECC, TCCC)



François Pitance


Pitance Francois
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➤ Board certified Swiss Medical Association (FMH):

     General surgery (1987)

     General surgery including trauma surgery (2003)

     Visceral surgery (2003)

➤ Head, department of surgery, Spital Oberengadin, Samedan

➤ May 1997 – september 2008 (medical director 1999 – 2003)

➤ President of the Association of surgeons in the Canton of Grison, 2003 –




Hans-Peter Simmen


➤  Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Allgemeinchirurgie und Traumatologie          

     (SGACT) 2020

➤  Swiss Society of Spinal Surgery (SGS) 2020

➤ Honors
     -Innovation Prize 2020, AO Foundations, Davos, Switzerland

     -Publications of the Year: Blunt Cerebrovascular Artery Injury and Stroke in

      Severely Injured

      Patients: An Internaitonal Multicenter Analysis, World J. Surg (2018)

➤  Books and Publications

    -Polytrauma management. Springer, 2018

    -Damage control management in the polytrauma patient (2nd Edition).

    Springer, 2017


Hans-Christoph Pape


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➤ Ass. Prof. Dr. Roman Pfeifer is Consultant of the Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Zurich. His has performed his residency at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Aachen Medical Center, Germany (2010-2016), and was participant of the BioMedical Exchange Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA (2007-2008). He graduated from Hannover Medical School. 

➤ He is a delegate of SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology) and member of the European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery (ESTES). He is a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery and chair of the Steering Board of the Polytrauma Course. 

➤ He is a peer reviewer of several journals (European Journal of    Trauma and Emergency Surgery, European Journal of Medical Research, Cytokine, PlosOne).

➤ Roman Pfeifer is author or co-author of more than 100 publications and peer-reviewed journals.



Roman Pfeifer