Donald D. Trunkey Lecture


The distinguished Donald D. Trunkey Lecture was introduced in 2009 at the Congress in Adelaide, Australia in recognition of Professor Donald D. Trunkey from Portland, USA. Since then these lectures have been held within the framework of the biennial World Congress of Surgery (WCS)/International Surgical Week (ISW).


The Donald D. Trunkey Lectures were given as follows:


2022 - ISW Vienna, Austria

The paradigm of education in the 21st Century: are we training to fail?

Moderators: Manjul K. Joshipura, India; Selman Uranues, Austria

Lecturer: Kenneth D. Boffard, South Africa


2019 - WCS Krakow, Poland

Develpment and challenges in the evolution of trauma care systems in an emerging economy

Introducer: Christine Gaarder, Norway
Lecturer: Amit Gupta, India


2017 - WCS Basel, Switzerland

Addressing injuries and violence: a call to action
Introducer:  Manjul K. Joshipura, India
Lecturer: Etienne Krug, Switzerland


2015 - WCS Bangkok, Thailand

Military-civilian surgical symbiosis: agent of change in trauma care
Introducer: Charles N. Mock, USA
Lecturer: Basil A. Pruitt Jr., USA


2013 - ISW Helsinki, Finland

Trauma care for the Millennial Generation
Introducer: Donlad D. Trunkey, USA
Lecturer: David S. Mulder, Canada


2011 - ISW Yokohama, Japan

Laparoscopy in emergency surgery: the emerging standard
Introducer: Charles W. Schwab, USA
Lecturer: Abe  Fingerhut, France


2009 - ISW Adelaide, Australia

A scientific approach to management of mass-casualty incidents requires involvement of the trauma surgeon
Introduction: Ian D. Civil, New Zealand; Donlad D. Trunkey, USA
Lecturer: Sten E.V. Lennquist, Sweden