Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS)

FALL 2021

Seasons Greetings
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season!

A message from the PTS President

Michael Nance, MD, PTS President Michael Nance, MD
PTS President

PTS 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Michael Nance, MD
Michael Nance, MD
President 2021-2023
Lisa Nichols
Lisa Nichols
President-Elect 2021-2023
Terri Elsbernd, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN
Terri Elsbernd

Todd Nickoles, RN, BSN, MBA, TCRN
Todd Nickoles
Robert Russell, MD, MPH
Robert Russell, MD, MPH
Patricia Morrell, BSN, RN-BC
Patricia Morrell

John K. Petty, MD
John K. Petty, MD
Jennifer Fritzeen, MSN, RN, TCRN, CCNS
Jennifer Fritzeen

Eric Sribnick, MD
Eric Sribnick, MD


Elizabeth Murphy Waibel, MSN, CPNP

Elizabeth Murphy Waibel, MSN, CPNP Elizabeth Murphy Waibel, MSN, CPNP Elizabeth Murphy Waibel, MSN, CPNP

1. Tell us a little about yourself (please include a headshot and any other photos).
I've been a Trauma/Burn Nurse Practitioner at Children’s National, both a level one trauma and state-verified burn center, for over a decade. I took on the Trauma/Burn PI Coordinator role 3 years ago. I have deep interests in trauma QI, resident orientation and burn program development.
I'm a Boston College graduate and obtained my Master's from Catholic University.
My husband, Brett, and I have 2 boys, Brett Jr (10) and John (7), both avid hockey players and Lego builders... More

PTS 7th Annual Meeting

7th Annual Meeting

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:
Kathy Haley, RN, MS
Kathy Haley, RN, MS

Joseph Tepas Award Recipients:

Physician: Joseph Tobias
"Venous Thromboembolic Screening In Pediatric Trauma: A Prospective Cohort Study Of Risk-stratified Ultrasonography Reveals Significant Hidden Morbidity"

Non-Physician: Garrett D. Hall
"Prehospital Analgesia for Children with Long Bone Fractures: Should We Be Doing More?"

STN Award Recipient:

Jency Philipose
"Using The 5s Methodology To Improve Efficiency, Maintain Organization, And Analyze Cost-effectiveness Of A Trauma Resuscitation Bay At A Level I Trauma Center"

Twitter Competition results:
Most Retweeted Tweet: Christina Theodorou
Most Liked Tweet: Bindi Naik-Mathuria
Most Tweets throughout the conference: Christina Theodorou

Thank you to everyone who shared their experience and the great content at PTS!

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Save the Date: PTS 8th Annual Meeting

7th Annual Meeting

November 2-5, 2022
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland, OR


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:

  • The Joseph J. Tepas Best Presentation Award, awarded annually
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Trauma, awarded annually
  • Expenses related to the annual Keynote Speaker

Make a donation to PTS

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

Thank you to all of our supporters!


brought to you by the Membership Committee

As always, please make sure your dues are up to date. Please log into your members account to update your dues and any other information.

PTS Members Only

Guidelines HUB

PTS Guidelines HYB

The PTS Guidelines HUB, created by volunteer members of the Pediatric Trauma Society is a new, one stop shop for a quick reference to Pediatric Trauma Guidelines. Our members have reviewed up to date pertinent guidelines and made summaries, visual abstract, podcasts and other material for your use!

Visit HUB

Research Committee

Submit a Research Survey
In an effort to encourage submissions and engage the membership, an anonymous Member of the PTS has generously volunteered to fund the first 5 surveys submitted. Please note, requests may not be met immediately and all submissions are still subject to review.

Distribution of research surveys/questionnaires to health care professionals is an effective method to explore practice patterns, knowledge, etc. Submit your Research Survey for consideration of being distributed to the Pediatric Trauma Society Members! The PTS Research Committee will:

  1. Solicit ideas for pediatric trauma focused surveys
  2. Collaborate with membership committee to provide principle investigator a list of target survey recipients and contact information
  3. Provide some level of review for surveys intended for PTS members at large
  4. Provide some language to principle investigator for endorsement by PTS research committee for Society distribution

Please note: the Research Committee provides these actions as a guide and this does not indicate that the committee will develop the surveys, distribute the surveys, monitor progress, nor collect or analyze the data.

There will be a fee ($300) for surveys that are endorsed/hosted by committee. The cost for the first 10 surveys submitted are covered under an anonymous donation.

Submit your Survey


Mission statement: The mission of the PTS Mentorship Program is to develop relationships that will facilitate leadership, research, and/or clinical skills to empower professional growth of its members.

Mentorship Program


Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 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 $96 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.

Career Opportunities

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Do you have a career opportunity to promote on our website? PTS members receive free job listing to the PTS website. Please contact PTS for details.

Educational Resources

Please visit the PTS Calendar of Event for a list of upcoming conferences and webinars of interest!

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