Twitter  Linkedin
Pediatric Trauma Summit and Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Host Pediatric Trauma Summit

The Pediatric Trauma Society partnered with the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma to co-host a national pediatric trauma conference at Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. on April 22-24, 2013. The Childress Summit of the PTS assessed the state of pediatric trauma care in the U.S. and created a 10-year plan for best practices in research, treatment and education.

"Our goal is to leave this summit with a plan to impact the No. 1 killer of children in America. It is up to us to layout the changes needed and then find the funding sources to make those changes happen. Together, we will save the lives of more critically injured children." Lynn Haas, RN, PTS President

Four content specific teams were assembled to discuss outcomes and recommendations for the future. White papers will be developed from each team representing General Trauma; TBI/Neuro; Resuscitation, Emergency and Critical Care; and Trauma Systems.

In addition to PTS Executive Board members 49 representatives from 18 states representing children's hospitals, trauma centers, research facilities and government agencies across the U.S., including:

Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Boston Children's Hospital
Brenner Children's Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital of Colorado
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC
Children's National Medical Center
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center
Cook Children's Medical Center
Dell Children's Medical Center
EMSC at Children's National Medical Center
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Harvard Medical School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Kosair Children's Hospital
Medical College of Wisconsin Institute for Health and Society
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital
St. Mary's Medical Center
Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Health & Human Services, ASPR, Emergency Care Coordination Center
UF & Shands Jacksonsville
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine