The Trauma and Critical Care Symposium is designed to review state-of-the-art information about the diagnosis and management of severely ill patients.


Trauma and Critical Care Symposium

November 2-4, 2014
Location: The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston

Offered by:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Surgery

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, leading-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 leading-edge information in the field of critical care and trauma.

Participants will:

  1. Improve clinical skills in managing critically ill surgical patients
  2. Establish priorities in resuscitation of trauma patients
  3. Learn the evidence that supports decisions and interventions
  4. Receive examples based on real-life cases through expert panel and debate sessions
  5. List important diagnostic test and therapeutic maneuvers that are considered standard of care
  6. Consider new interventions and against-the-dogma techniques that may improve outcomes
  7. Understand relevant areas of basic science that provide the foundation for clinical decision-making
  8. Interact directly with local and national leaders in the field of trauma and critical care

Attendance is limited.

Register for the 2014 Trauma and Critical Care Symposium

For more information, please contact Rosangely Cintron