Trauma and Critical Care Symposium
November 4-6, 2012
The Colonnade Boston Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Surgery and Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Course Director: George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD
The care of injured and critically ill patients is complex and challenging. The Trauma and Critical Care Symposium aims to give clear guidelines to practicing clinicians who manage such patients. The Symposium offers an ideal mix of the traditional standard-of-care principles with new, cutting-edge information. It explores issues related to resuscitation, surgical techniques, bleeding control, inflammation and infection, respiratory care, nutrition, prehospital care, rehabilitation, and ethics.
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.
- 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
Attendance is limited.
For more information on the symposium, please contact Rosangely Martinez.
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