The main goal of the AAST Multi-Institutional Trials Committee (MIT) is to facilitate the design and execution of multi-center projects. In this capacity the AAST-MIT enables researchers to collaborate with other centers. Typically, these collaborations include investigator-initiated projects, often without federal or industrial funding. Institutions rely on their own resources for participation.
The AAST-MITC supports the national trauma research agenda created by the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) that establishes priorities in injury research (see JTACS article). The AAST-MITC encourages proposals addressing the following Clinical/Translation research topics:
- Resuscitation Strategies
- Endovascular Hemorrhage Control
- Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Elderly Trauma
- Pre-hospital Interventions and Data Collection
- Risk Modeling
- Wound Healing
- Pain Control
Emergency General Surgery Studies:
The AAST-MITC is currently requesting proposals for quality multi-center clinical studies in the operative and/or non-operative management of Emergency General Surgery patients.
EAST strives to collaborate with both The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Multi-Institutional Trials Committee and Western Trauma Association (WTA) Multicenter Trials Committee. Links to EAST & WTA of these respective organizations can be see below: