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Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open Partnerships


The HEmostatic REsuscitation and Trauma Induced Coagulopathy (HERETIC) Symposium was introduced last year by The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Military Medicine Research and The Trauma and Transfusion Medicine Research Center (TTMRC), along with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and in collaboration with the THOR Network. The goal of HERETIC is to bring together a rich mix of researchers, providers, the Department of Defense, and private and public research program managers to disseminate and discuss the most up-to-date research and practices in the field of hemostatic resuscitation and trauma induced coagulopathy. Read the Heretic Supplement
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MATTOX VEGAS TCCACS 2024 The Mattox Vegas TCCACS takes a leadership role in providing a continuing education venue for complex operative and critical care surgical challenges, with major trauma continuing to be the epitome of such challenges. Our faculty are physicians in active practice who continue “in the trenches” day after day, night after night, dealing with the most complex surgical challenges. This stellar faculty presents practical surgical information, cutting edge data, and contemporary issues. Past attendees have aptly described the conference content, “An incredible journey in surgical knowledge, with “tour guides” whose expertise and personalities make every excursion a uniquely exceptional experience.” “Amazingly wonderful, fast paced experience – like drinking water from a fire hose; it blew me away!”

Chest Wall Injury Society

The purpose of the Chest Wall Injury Society is to provide a professional society for surgeons and other healthcare professionals focused on the care of patients with chest wall injury. The organization is focused on research, education, academic publications, and patient outreach on a global basis.
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The Summit on the Advancement of Focused Equity Research in Trauma (SAFER-Trauma) convened more than 50 trauma surgeons, nurses, program managers, researchers, and survivors at the American College of Surgeons headquarters in Chicago August 2-3 2023, and nearly 100 virtual attendees. Participants took stock of existing disparities in injury care and research, and considered innovative solutions to address them. Presentations from the conference–including powerful keynote addresses from Cherisse Berry, MD, of New York University, and Zara Cooper, MD, of Harvard University—can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/SAFER-Trauma

Design for Implementation: Trauma Research and Clinical Guidance Conference Series (DFI)

Outside of well-funded, urban trauma centers, too many critically injured patients die needlessly or suffer excessive disability following delayed or insufficient care. Effective development and equitable and rapid dissemination of clinical practice guidelines is needed to help close the performance gaps between the trauma center haves and have-nots. The AHRQ-funded Design for Implementation: Trauma Research and Clinical Guidance Conference Series (DFI) aims to solve this problem by redesigning how the trauma community develops and disseminates trauma clinical guidance in the United States. The first meeting will convene at the Chicago headquarters of the American College of Surgeons on February 21-22, 2024. All trauma care community partners are invited to learn more and register to participate virtually (bit.ly/DesignImplement).