Dear PTS Colleague:
On behalf of our PTS Board of Directors, we send our best wishes to you, your families and colleagues in these COVID-19 troubled times. We all are hopeful that the gradual re-openings we see at home and around the world will be successful and allow us all to resume some semblance of our new normal. Along with this, many of us are beginning to ask what will happen with planned fall conferences – and that some of our members are wondering what is the plan for the PTS 2020 Annual Meeting, set to be held from November 4th to the 7th at the Sheraton New Orleans, six months from now.
At the present time, the PTS is planning to hold our 2020 Annual Meeting in November as scheduled. Our Program Committee, led by Ms. Jennifer Fritzeen and Dr. Shawn Larson, has been working extremely hard, and we are currently receiving abstracts for consideration for this year’s program. Our staff team will be opening registration and housing at the end of this month. We are monitoring events, advisories, and the continuing impact of COVID-19 in our hospitals, practices and lives on a daily basis. The health and safety of our members and their patient constituency is and always shall be our primary focus. In the meantime, we are exploring multiple options of what our meeting could look like, from a more traditional format, to a true hybrid meeting with both physical and virtual attendees. Our team is working with our vendor partners and hotel partner on plans for many permutations, all in compliance with guidelines and safety standards.
Your PTS Board of Directors will continue to review this on an ongoing basis, and we will provide updates regularly via communication as well as our website.
Wishing you health and safety,
The PTS Board of Directors
Abstract Submission Now Available
The Pediatric Trauma Society is now accepting abstracts for their 7th Annual Meeting.
Deadline: Tuesday, May 19th at 11:59 pm EDT
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The Pediatric Trauma Society Educational Fund was established to support educational initiatives and awards related to the Annual Meeting.
Your contribution will be used to support:
Starting in 2020
Donate $25.00, get a PTS pin
Donate $50.00, get a PTS t-shirt
Donate $65.00, get both pin and t-shirt
All items will be given out at the PTS Annual Meeting
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PTS funds to promote basic, translational, and/or clinical investigation by the PTS membership. The program is intended to support early-stage investigators at the Assistant or Associate professor level in order to aid in generating data supporting future applications for extramural funding. Applications are due at 5:00 pm CDT June 1, 2020.
UAB Department of Surgery Assistant Professor and Director of the Children's of Alabama Trauma Program Robert Russell, M.D., MPH, has received a two-year R13 Conference Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Russell's project title is "Pediatric Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock Consensus Conference and Research Priorities." He will receive a total of $75,000 of funding to organize the conference and publish its proceedings over a two-year time period. Russell worked closely on this conference proposal and grant with Washington University in St. Louis Professor of Pediatrics and Critical Care Phil Spinella, M.D., FCCM. READ MORE
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Your member invoice has been sent for 2020 dues. Please log into your members account to update your dues and any other information. As a reminder, you must be up to date in your dues to receive a discounted registration to the annual meeting.
|Roberta Miller, MSN, RN, CPN, CPEN, TCRN
|Susan Ziegfeld, MSN, PNP-BC
|Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
|Teresa Bell, PhD
New grant opportunity - PTS funds to promote basic, translational, and/or clinical investigation by the PTS membership. The program is intended to support early-stage investigators at the Assistant or Associate professor level in order to aid in generating data supporting future applications for extramural funding. Applications are due at 5:00 pm CDT June 1, 2020.
Submitted by PTS Member, Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD
Evaluation of pediatric trauma care and treatment guidelines calls for rigorous scientific methodologies. Randomizing injured children to different hospitals or treatments is neither ethical, nor practical, thus, current trauma care evaluations rely heavily on observational data. Similar to randomized controlled trials with multiple treatment arms, simultaneous comparison of multiple care groups using observational medical records data is necessary in the evaluation of trauma care. A recent publication by researchers at the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital presents an innovative approach for causal inference of trauma outcome comparison with cross-sectional medical records data. More
The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (JTACS) is the official publication of the Pediatric Trauma Society. All PTS members are eligible to receive the journal at a discounted price as long as your dues are current. The reduced rate of is based on a calendar year and you have the option of choosing a paper and electronic copy, or electronic only. To sign up for the discounted rate, please contact the AAST office at 800-789-4006 and state you are with the PTS and want the discounted rate for JTACS, (please have your PTS membership number handy). To continue to receive JTACS, you will need to contact AAST to renew your subscription starting in October of each year.
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