American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes


The mission of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) is to develop and implement programs that support injury prevention and ensure optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care. These programs incorporate advocacy, education, trauma center and trauma system resources, best practice creation, outcome assessment, and continuous quality improvement.


To eliminate preventable deaths and disabilities across the globe by preventing injury and improving the outcomes of trauma patients.

Committee on Trauma Blue Book: A Guide to Organization, Objectives, and Activities (currently under revision)

Committee on Trauma Membership

Regional Committees on Trauma

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Trauma Programs Staff

Resident Trauma Papers Competition