Turkish Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery organized a panel during the Turkish Surgical Days organized by the Turkish Society of Surgery during May 26-30, 2004 in Antalya. Dr. Ertekin who is the president of TATES and Dr. Tokyay moderated the panel. Dr. Sukru Dilege lectured on 'thoracic injuries'. Dr. Pekmezci on 'abdominal injuries', and Dr. Kurtoglu on 'vascular injuries'. The panel attracted wide acceptance among surgeons.