Mr Scott D'Amours was yesterday presented with the Gordon Trinca
medal at the Annual Scientific Congress in Bangkok, in recognition
of his contribution to trauma care through education and teaching,
particularly through his contribution to the Early Management of
Severe Trauma (EMST) program.
EMST Chair Dr Kate Martin provided the citation for Mr D'Amour,
as new Vice President, Mr Richard Perry, was on-hand to present the
award. The medal commemorates Mr Gordon Trinca, Chair of RACS'
influential road trauma committee from 1975 to 1993. He played a
key role in advocating for measures to reduce the road toll and was
instrumental to the introduction of random breath testing, 0.5 laws
and seatbelt legislation in Victoria and across Australia.