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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!




Welcome to the Pediatric Trauma Society
The PTS is a developing professional organization for all providers that are 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 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.

The Research Committee hopes that the PTS membership will find the database as a useful tool that enhances their research experience. You must be logged in to the PTS Member Only area to use this feature. If you encounter any issues while using the database, please email Rita Burke.
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
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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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Pediatric Trauma Benchmarking
The goal of PTS is to measure the care we provide against a standard. This information represents the start of an attempt to establish a standard for the care of injured children. The information was compiled using data from the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), a service of the Children's Hospital Association. The PHIS includes information on all kids cared for at the 44 busiest children's hospitals in the US and Canada. The hospital names have been removed to allow the data to be shown widely without anyone knowing the institution.More...
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!