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Research Committee

Committee Chairs:

Tanya Charyk-Stewart, M.Sc., Program Committee Chair Chair
Tanya Charyk-Stewart, M.Sc.
Vince Duron, MD, Program Committee Co-Chair Co-Chair
Vince Duron, MD


Committee Vision
All pediatric trauma patients will receive the optimal level of care using evidence-based treatment

Committee Mission
The Research Committee of the Pediatric Trauma Society will support and facilitate research within the PTS research community

Committee Objectives

  1. Facilitate a pediatric research network
  2. Grow research activity among PTS members
  3. Provide leadership in defining pediatric trauma research priorities
  4. Host/endorse surveys for Pediatric Trauma Society members
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  5. Host/support multi-center research studies
  6. Host/support systematic reviews
  7. Letter of Support for Research Study
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Committee Membership

  • The Committee Chairperson will serve a two (2) two-year terms. The first as Chair-Elect and the second as the presiding Committee Chair.
  • The Chairpersons position will rotate between MD and PhD training consecutively.


  • Membership will be available to any current member of the Pediatric Trauma Society.
  • Members will serve three year terms.
  • Membership can be renewed at will.

Meeting Frequency

  • Monthly: Members will meet monthly in virtual meeting environment.
  • Annually: Members will meet annually at the PTS annual conference.

The Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB) develops and supports research and research training in pediatric trauma and critical illness. These efforts include:

  • Studies of the continuum of psychosocial, behavioral, and physiological influences that impact child health outcomes in trauma, injury, and acute care;

  • Projects that explore short- and long-term consequences of acute traumatic experiences, such as natural and man-made disasters, all acute forms of child maltreatment, violence, and exposure to violence;Research linking pediatric emergency and critical care medicine and science to the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of childhood physical disabilities; and

  • Research on prevention, treatment, management, and outcomes of physical and psychological trauma and the surgical, medical, psychosocial, and systems interventions needed to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured children across the developmental trajectory.