The Trauma and Critical Care Symposium


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The Trauma and Critical Care Symposium is designed to review state-of-the-art information about the diagnosis and management of severely ill patients. The Symposium provides an ideal mix of the traditional standard-of-care principles with cutting-edge, forward-moving practices. It explores issues related to surgical technique, resuscitation, inflammation and infection, respiratory care, nutrition, prehospital care, and ethics. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other health care providers with an interest to trauma and critical illness is the target audience.

To provide a fine balance between the multiple facets of care encountered, the Symposium runs “joint” sessions in the morning and “specialty” sessions in the afternoon. In joint sessions, problems common to all specialties caring for trauma and critically ill surgical patients are explored. In the specialty sessions, the topics presented are related more specifically to anesthesiologists or surgeons. Among the highlights of the Symposium are debate sessions and expert panels that discuss real-life cases and seek audience participation. The education delivered is exciting, readily applicable, and memorable.

This Symposium provides in-depth and cutting-edge information in the field of critical care and trauma.

Participants will:

-Improve clinical skills in managing critically ill surgical patients

-Establish priorities in resuscitation of trauma patients
-Learn the evidence that supports decisions and interventions
-Receive examples based on real-life cases through expert panel and debate sessions
-List important diagnostic test and therapeutic maneuvers that are considered standard of care
-Consider new interventions and against-the-dogma techniques that may improve outcome
-Understand relevant areas of basic science that provide the foundation for clinical decision-making
-Interact directly with local and national leaders in the field of trauma and critical care

ACCREDITATION Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum [Core Course Only 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM ] and [Core Course with precourses/workshops 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM ]. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Massachusetts General Hospital (OH-239/10-1-08) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of [Core Course 14.75 CEU] and [Core Course with precourses/workshops 10.5 CEU] will be accredited to nurses.



Mark Pearlmutter

Mark Pearlmutter, MD

Chair & Vice President

Benjamin Podsiadlo

Benjamin Podsiadlo

EMTP; Chief and Director EMS Advanced Life Support

Susan Wedel

Susan Wedel, MD

Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director

Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery;

Alasdair Conn

Alasdair Conn, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery; Chief of Emergency Services Massachusetts General Hospital

Paul Biddinger

Paul Biddinger, MD

Director of Operations and Disaster Medicine

Hasan Alam

Hasan Alam, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Ronald Gross

Ronald Gross, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

George Velmahos

George Velmahos, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Chief, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts

Carlos Brown

Carlos Brown, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

George Topulos

George Topulos, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesia

David King

David King, MD

Instructor in Surgery; Trauma Surgeon

Michael Rotondo

Michael Rotondo, MD

Professor and Chairman: Chief of Surgery