Our aim is to promote interest, knowledge, and quality of care in emergency and trauma surgery. ASTES was formed in 2017, it seeks to promote best practice in the provision of emergency and trauma surgery and acute care surgery, from pre-hospital care through diagnosis, intervention and intensive care to rehabilitation. This is supported by Countrywide & International collaboration, scientific research, development and delivery of training courses, and the work of the specialist sections (Polytrauma, Visceral & Chest Trauma, Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine, Neurosurgical, Anaesthesia – Reanimation, Acute Care Surgery, ENT & Ophthalmology & Maxillofacial, Radiology, Nurse Service, Disaster & Military Surgery…etc.)
ASTES holds an annual scientific meeting – The Albanian Congress for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ACTES)
ASTES launches a bi-annual Journal – the Albanian Journal for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (AJTES), and a Supplement Volume dedicated only to the Abstract book of the ASTES annual Congress (ACTES).
ASTES also provides practical support through different courses (BLS & D, PhTLS, ATLS, MUSEC, DSTC…)