As per WHO, INJURIES take the lives of 4.4 million people worldwide each year and constitute nearly 8% of all deaths. For people aged 5-29 years, 3 of the top 5 causes of death are injury-related, namely road traffic injuries, homicide, and suicide.
With a holistic approach towards injury handling, the term "traumatologist" broadened its scope and now includes clinical and paraclinical specialties. Accordingly, TraumaCare International expanded to include trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, anesthesiologists, maxillofacial surgeons, prehospital care providers, and epidemiologists.
In 1988, ITACCS was originally formed as a professional society to further the development of anesthesia care providers as traumatologists, to be a forum for them to share ideas and techniques for managing trauma patients, and to provide an educational framework to train and nurture trauma anesthesia/critical care specialists (TA/CCS).
Since then, ITACCS, which also operates under the names International Trauma Care and Trauma Care International, has evolved into the leading international multidisciplinary society dedicated to improving the care of trauma patients. The society is an international not-for-profit scientific foundation and professional association active in over 40 countries with over 1,000 members. ITACCS is renowned for producing and sponsoring high-quality educational programs and academic activities. It has unrivaled capabilities for assembling intellectual resources, marshaling multinational governmental support, and concentrating international technology and information transfer to benefit various projects.