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Pediatric Trauma Society 2nd Annual Meeting In Review

The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Trauma Society held November 6-7, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ was a huge success. We had 292 registrants representing 39 states and 8 countries, across all disciplines of the organization. Attendees gained valuable knowledge through a number of presentations that were given and posters that were displayed as part of the educational program. We are looking forward to an even greater turnout for the 3rd Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN in 2016!

Keynote Speaker
Joseph J. Tepas III, M.D. FACS, FAAP is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery in the specialties of Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

He was Principal Investigator for the Florida Emergency Medical Services for Children federal demonstration project, and has served on numerous national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association. He is a member of numerous editorial boards of scientific journals, and is the author of 158 peer-reviewed publications, 29 book chapters, and 230 national and international presentations. Research activities include NIH-funded investigation of biomarkers of acute brain injury as well as multi-institutional investigation of the role of biomarkers of metabolic derangement in defining timing and technique of operative intervention in high risk premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.

Joseph J. Tepas III,

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Welcome to the Pediatric Trauma Society
The PTS is a professional organization for all healthcare providers interested in improving outcomes for injured children through development of optimal care guidelines, education, research and advocacy.

PTS is the product of the collaborative vision of many pediatric trauma healthcare providers from around the world. Filling a void, PTS is working toward becoming the resource for both pediatric and adult trauma care providers to improve pediatric trauma care regardless of where injured children are cared for.

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PTS and EAST Collaborate for Online Pediatric Trauma Education

PTS has partnered with the EAST Education Center to provide online pediatric trauma education to our members. PTS members will find a unique coupon code in the members only area that will allow access to EAST Online Education Center. Visit the members only area to retrieve your code.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
The June issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery featuring 5 abstracts from the Pediatric Trauma Society Inaugural Meeting is now available! View online.

PTS Investigator Database
The PTS Investigator Database is up and running. The goal of the database is to foster collaboration between investigators and across institutions. Database features include member contact information, ability to upload a photo and CV, publications, geographical collaboration map, and a search function that allows members to search for PTS members with a specific research interest. The Database also includes a Discussion Board for PTS members to recruit collaborators research topics of interest or to pose research questions to the rest of the membership. It is the only online research forum for pediatric trauma on the web. More...

Prospective, Multicenter RCT for Management of High-Grade Pediatric Pancreatic Trauma

The Pediatric Trauma Society Research Committee is soliciting interest for a Randomized Control Trial studying operative vs. non-operative management of pancreatic trauma with duct injury (AAST Grade III). If you are interested please email Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria. More details here.

PTS Newsletter
Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Interested in contributing to the Pediatric Trauma Society newsletter? Join Editor Lee Ann Wurster, RN and other PTS members in creating a valuable resource for both pediatric and adult trauma care providers. Please contact the National Office for more information.
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Massive Transfusions and epidemiology In Children
MATIC (Massive Transfusions and epidemiology In Children) is a multi-site study with the goal of creating a quality database to analyze epidemiology, range in current practice strategy and outcomes for children with a massive transfusion activation for any etiology. Any sites interested in participating please contact Maraya Camazine at for more information about the study click here(link to resources page).

View The Pediatric Trauma Transformation Collaborative Traumacast online!

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