The curriculum of the Point/Counterpoint course will have a broad appeal to both acute care surgeons and general surgeons, along with other specialty surgeons – including emergency physicians and intensivists, as well as nurses, paramedics, and others who actively participate with a high performance team. The Point/Counterpoint guarantee is to have expert faculty, to facilitate meaningful intellectual exchange, and to enhance the overall educational experience of every participant. The resolution for each topic discussed will be completely based on evidence. A course syllabus will include a synopsis of each presentation. This information will be distributed at registration.