Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Nationwide Children's Hospital
MS, RN, CEN, CPEN
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Jonathan I. Groner, MD
I am honored to be your new Pediatric Trauma Society president, and I am acutely aware of the challenges I face following the successful presidency of Dr. Bob Letton. Bob did a terrific job as president: he ran punctual board...More
4th Annual Meeting
Save the Date
4th Annual Meeting
November 2-4, 2017
Abstract Submission Now Available
The Pediatric Trauma Society is now accepting abstracts for their 4th Annual Meeting.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, May 8th at 11:59 pm EDT.
On November 9, 2016 the Journal of Pediatric Surgery
published, Letter to the Editor: "Post-traumatic liver and splenic pseudoaneurysms in children: Diagnosis, management, and follow-up screening using contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)" by Durkin et al J Pediatr Surg 51 (2016) 289-292
authored by a number of PTS members. View the letter!
||Rajan Thakkar, MD
||Kathy Haley, RN, MSN, BSN
Pediatric Trauma Society has grown since our long ago inaugural gathering in a Florida conference room! Going into 2017 our membership has grown to over 600 members! The PTS Membership Committee has begun work to ensure we continue to match membership needs with valued services as well as grow our multidisciplinary membership in PTS. The committee's goals for 2017 include...
Program Committee Update
Richard Kruse, DO
Program Committee Chair
The program committee is excited to get underway planning the next Annual Meeting. We reviewed the comments made by participants and take all feedback seriously. I encourage all PTS members to email me with any further specific thoughts or comments on ways to continue to best serve the trauma community
. We look forward to seeing you in South Carolina!
Education Committee Update
Michael Dingeldein, MD
Education Committee Chair
The Education Committee is looking forward to a great 2017. We had our first conference call at the end of January. We have a variety of projects we are working on including: maintenance of the CME list on the PTS website, quarterly Journal Scan, developing ideas for CME, and developing a mechanism for sharing unique and interesting case reports.
Please contact me at email@example.com
if there are other projects you like to see the Education Committee involved in.
Marc Auerbach, MD
Guidelines Committee Chair
The Guidelines Committee is pleased to kick off the New Year with six working groups all with a different pediatric trauma focus. These groups include...More
||Benjamin Woodhouse, MSN, RN
||Lisa Nichols BSN, RN, CCRN
The eve before the beginning of the Nashville PTS meeting there was a trial of sorts – a call out for those interested in a Trauma Program Manager committee had been posted weeks earlier - and the rest was history. The meeting was PACKED with trauma program nurse leaders from across the country. The talk was robust and a committee charter was drafted...More
John Petty, MD
Lead of the VTE Prophylaxis Guideline Working Group
PTS is celebrating the publication of its first evidence-based guideline. This has been accepted by the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in electronic form, prior to printed publication later this year...More
Join experts from around the country, including PTS Past President Richard Falcone Jr., MD, MPH, as they discuss the care of children suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from EMS arrival through rehabilitation as part of the pediatric trauma globalcast series. Topics covered include: c-spine immobilization and management, impact of trauma simulation training, airway management, treatment and rehabilitation of severe pediatric TBI. The symposium was broadcasted live to a virtual audience and is now available in the globalcastMD video library. The 4 hour symposium is based on speaker presentations and a faculty panel discussion. Participate today!
Get Involved: Share Your Resources!
The Education Committee has recently revised and updated both the Clinical Resources
pages located on the PTS website. The clinical resources and CME/CEU links were submitted by a number of our members and are consistently reviewed by the committee to assure relevancy and accuracy. We are opening up a Call for New Clinical Resources, Guidelines and Polices to add to the existing list.
Submissions can be emailed to Matilda Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
. In order to include your resources on the PTS webpage, the submission will need to be blinded so that the hospital or program name is not on the documents. Please include the date on each submission for relevancy.
PTS and EAST Collaborate for Online Pediatric Trauma Education
7th Annual South Carolina Pediatric Trauma & Injury Prevention Symposium
Friday, February 24, 2017
Charleston Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC
2017 John M. Templeton Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium
March 3-4, 2017
Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
Guideline Development Workshop for Diagnosis
April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN
Register by January 31st, 2017 to receive discounted registration
American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) 2017 Annual Meeting
May 4-7, 2017
The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL
2nd Annual Pediatric Trauma Conference
May 11, 2017
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA
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