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ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)

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The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program is designed to teach a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. ATLS course is developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma

Course Schedule, Fees, and Registration Info

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Course Location

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Bayview Campus)
E Wing, Ground Floor, Room # EG18 McLaughlin

Course Time

Thursday: 1730 - 2150
Friday: 0815 - 1800
Saturday: 0715 - 1230

2019 ATLS Weekend Course Schedule
  • JANUARY 24-26
  • FEBRUARY 21-23
  • MARCH 28-30
  • APRIL 25-27
  • MAY 23-25
  • JUNE 27-29
  • JULY 25-27
  • AUGUST 22-24
  • SEPTEMBER 26-28
  • OCTOBER 17-19
  • NOVEMBER 14-16
  • DECEMBER 12-14

Course fees:

  • Resident: $1,300
  • Physician Assistant: $1,400
  • MD / Dentist: $1,700
  • Auditor: $350

*Please add $195 to above course fee for the 9th edition of the ATLS Manual which will be mailed directly to your mailing address upon receipt of your payment.

Please note to be successful, you must review the manual prior to the course.

Course Overview and Design

  • Focus on a safe, reliable method for assessing and initially managing the trauma patient
  • Teaches medical core content in an interactive format
  • Hands-on skills sessions in simulated trauma settings
    • Assess patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
    • Resuscitate and stabilize patient according to priority
    • Determine if patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capabilities
    • Arrange appropriately for patient’s definitive care
    • Ensure that optimum care is provided

Intended Audience

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course is designed for doctors and residents who care for injured patients

Course Completion Card

  • ATLS Course Completion Certificate is issued by the American College of Surgeons
  • Successful completion status valid for 4 years from course date

CME Credit

Eligible for 8 Mainpro-C credits (or 17 Mainpro-M1 credits) per course. A copy of your certification card needs to be submitted. For more details, visit the College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro website.

Eligible for credit under Section 2 (Self-Learning Activities) “Traineeship”. Enter the number of hours you participated in the course (these will be doubled in your credits). For more details, visit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Mainport website.

Contact us:

Sandhya D'Souza, ALS Program Manager
Phone: 416-480-4943
Fax: 416-480-5325

ALS Program Office

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
H-wing, 2nd floor, Room H-265
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5