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With great success at the Pediatric Trauma Society 1st Annual Meeting, we are pleased to announce that
the 2nd Annual Meeting will be held November 6-7, 2015 at the OMNI Resort & Spa Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Please check back for meeting updates as we venture into the New Year!

Preliminary Program Now Available!

Registration is available. Housing space is limited! The OMNI Montelucia Resort & Spa is SOLD OUT the night of Saturday, November 7th.


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.

View the The Pediatric Trauma Transformation Collaborative Traumacast online!

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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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2015 PTS Executive Board Call for Nominations
The Pediatric Trauma Society is accepting nominations for the following Executive Board Positions: President-elect, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. Nominee materials must be submitted by September 4, 2015 to the National Office. Online elections will be held in September with candidates notified by October 1, 2015. Elected candidates will be invited to attend the Executive Board meeting held prior to the 2nd Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Get involved and make a difference in your Society! Download a nomination form for additional details and nomination packet requirements.

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).

Pediatric Trauma Society 1st Annual Meeting

The 1st Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Trauma Society held November 14-15, 2014 in Chicago, IL was a huge success. We had 256 registrants representing 35 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 2nd Annual Meeting in 2015!