• SCUBA – Medical Problems

    Seasonal Awareness Spring 2024, SCUBA Emergencies

    Peter Paramedic giving the OK sign while diving
    Eyes following diving mask squeeze
    Mask squeeze – BSAC
    Mask squeeze – Gooddive
    Peter with his head above water while diving
    Peter Symons

    Peter is an Alberta ACP with 40 years of experience delivering a combination of both Educational and EMS services. He received the Medal for Exemplary Service EMS in 2005 (with bar in 2015). His varied background ranges from military medic to ski patroller to owner of the Jasper Ambulance service in the days of private ambulance in Alberta. He worked as an instructor in Prehospital Care at Portage College training EMTs for 5 years. Peter teaches ACLS, ACLS-EP and ITLS courses and is an Instructor Trainer for those courses. He also qualified as an AWLS Instructor.  Peter’s entire career as an ACP was spent in the mountain parks both, in Jasper and Banff. Peter was a contributor and Subject Matter Expert for the HSFC First Aid textbook and ITLS Duty to Respond text. His passions are cycling, ocean kayaking and international travel. Peter qualified as a SCUBA diver in 1971 and has been enjoying a return to the sport since 2020.

  • What will You Experience at the Trauma Conference
    • Networking with international fellow practitioners
      • Make lasting connections from around the world
    • World class trauma education
    • Enjoy the Niagara Falls gorge
      • See 6 million cubic feet of water go over a cliff every minute
      • See lights light up the falls every evening
      • Tour the various attractions in Niagara Falls
      • Investigate the Canadiana History of the Niagara Falls escarpment
    • Take a tour of the Niagara Region wineries
    ITLS Conference Flyer

Attracting EMS and trauma care professionals from around the world, join friends and fellow practitioners at the 2024 International Trauma Conference. Held in beautiful Niagara Falls Ontario Canada

During the day partake in world class trauma education and workshops refreshing your knowledge in the latest in trauma and trauma care. In the evenings enjoy the fellowship of an international collection of emergency practitioners while exploring the beautful and historic Niagara Falls.

ITLS International has secured special conference rates at the Sheration Fallsview Hotel. Overlooking Niagara Falls and close to the local attractions.

2024 Conference Research Forum

Applications are now being accepted to provide a research abstract poster presentation. For more information click the button.

Trauma Competition

Do you have a team with what it takes to compete? Enter the Trauma Competition with your team. Demonstrate your trauma skills and compete with teams from around the world. Over 3 simulated patient scenarios your team will demonstrate their mastery of ITLS assessment, trauma treatment and triage. This is always an exciting event at the Trauma Conference.

Click the button for more information on the Trauma Team Competition.


ITLS Board of Directors

The ITLS board of directors truly reflects the international diversity of ITLS

Liz Cloughessy, RN
Aaron Jeanette, EMT-P
Vice Chair,
Indiana USA
Tony Connelly, BHSc, EMT-P
Past Chair, Alberta Canada
Richard N. Bradley, MD, EMT-P
Secretary-Treasurer, Texas, USA
Jeffery D. Gilliard, CCEMTP
Florida, USA
David Garvey, MD, FACEP
Alabama ACEP Representative
Alabama, USA
Ray Fowler, MD, FACEP
ACEP Representative
Texas, USA
Nicholas Cozzi, MD, MBA
Alternative ACEP Representative
Ilinois, USA
Jonathan Epstein, MEMS, NRP
Massachusetts, USA
Jurij Kryvonos, MD, PhD
Lois Lane, RN
Elsabe Nel, MD
Alberta Canada
Chen Zhi, MD
ITLS Board of Directors