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Abstract Submission Now Available
The Pediatric Trauma Society is now accepting abstracts for their 7th Annual Meeting.
Submit your Abstract
Deadline: Monday, May 23rd at 11:59 pm EDT.
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You will need the following materials and information in order to complete your abstract in the system:

  • Two (2) evidence based references used in developing the abstract, furthermore they should be less than 6 years old unless it is a classic/seminal source. References need to be submitted in MLA style format.
  • The presenting author's full contact information, including email address.
  • Abstract text and corresponding tables or charts.
  • Previously presented data information.
  • Overall objective of the abstract and objective content outline.
  • ALL disclosure information for ALL authors in the author block.
Abdominal & Thoracic Trauma
Anesthesia / Airway
Basic/Translational Science
Clinical Care
Critical Care
Education & Injury Prevention
Emergency Medicine
Neurosurgery/Neurological Trauma
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Trauma
Quality & Process Improvement
Rehab/Psychology/Social Work
Trauma Nursing
Trauma Systems & Epidemiology
Vascular Trauma

Again This Year, PTS is Accepting Evidence Based Practice Abstracts for Poster Competition
Evidence-based practice (EBP) abstracts must demonstrate a completed Evidence-based practice initiative resulting in a new practice within the organization. EBP abstracts must describe the purpose for the initiative, process for implementation, evaluation of the initiative, and implications for practice. Quality data or other empirical evidence should be included.

Elements of evidence-based practice abstracts:

Purpose (What): Identify the overall goal of the initiative. Relevance/Significance (Why): Describe the initiative’s relevance and importance and why the initiative was necessary. Strategy and Implementation (How): Describe the initiative actions and the process of implementation. Evaluation/Outcomes (So what): Describe analytic findings and include actual evaluation data demonstrating the value of the initiative change (success or failure). Implications for Practice (And now): Discuss specific implications for practice.

Established in 2016, the Joseph J. Tepas, MD Award will be presented to the authors who demonstrate excellence in trauma related research and best exemplifies Dr. Tepas’ commitment to education and research. Two awards will be presented: a physician award AND a non-physician award. The lead author for the physician award must be either a medical student, resident, or fellow, in clinical training or a junior faculty member no more than five years past completion of their training. The non-physician award will recognize work in nursing, allied health, or other areas of trauma research. You may indicate your interest in being considered for this award, by checking the appropriate box during the abstract submission process.

To be considered for the award:

*Finalists for this award will be notified and must submit an electronic copy of their manuscript to the Society's office 6 weeks prior to the meeting. PTS also requires the manuscript to be submitted to the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (JOT) immediately following the meeting. Any author accepted into the Tepas Award Competition that fails to submit a manuscript with automatically be withdrawn from both the program and competition and may face additional sanctions from submitting future work.

The Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) are leaders in promoting trauma nursing, including trauma nursing research and publication. Through a partnership with STN, PTS will host a dedicated nursing research paper competition at the 2022 PTS annual conference. This collaboration will promote and advance nursing research and acknowledge nurses’ dedication in the field of pediatric trauma nursing research. Included in the website’s submission form will be a list of criteria, and if needed examples of research. At a session during the 2022 Annual Meeting, a predetermined number of papers submitted will be presented orally. Both the paper and the presentation will be graded by a judging panel. Please note the winner will be required to submit a manuscript to the JTN.

Criteria submission: