The following list offers updates on groups with which AAST Members are involved as well as resources of potential interest to members
If you have suggestions for information to add to this list, please contact Sharon Gautschy. If you read Dr. Jurkovich's presidential address article in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Trauma and want to review the brand identity mentioned, please click here.
- AAST Report on Research Topics for Trauma Surgeons
The AAST was contracted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to do a report on the research topics that are most germane to trauma surgeons. The report by lead author, Gregory J. ("Jerry") Jurkovich, MD FACS and Ronald V. Maier, MD , will soon be published in the Jopurnal of Trauma, "Identification of Acute Care Research Topics of Interest to the CDC-NCIPC."
- Physicians for a Violence-Free Society
Physicians for a Violence-free Society (PVS) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization established in 1993 by two emergency physicians, Drs. Patricia Salber and Ellen Taliaferro. The PVS mission is to promote violence prevention by developing leadership and advocacy in the health care community.
- Trauma Hospital Billing Codes Update
A clarified summary of some aspects of the new 68x trauma revenue code from the National Uniform Billing Committee
- Doctors Against Handgun Injury
DAHI is committed to encouraging and enabling physicians to get involved in gun injury prevention efforts both in the clinical and public settings. Read updates on DAHI's core projects, and ideas on how you can get involved.
- National Violent Death Reporting System
Appropriations Update In December 2001, the Congress passed and the President signed legislation for Fiscal Year 2002 to fund programs under the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (P.L. 107-116). Contained within this $123.1 billion spending bill, the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) received designated funding for FY02 of $1.5 million above the President's earlier budget request of $805,000, which included support for other injury prevention activities.
- Trauma Fellowship
A database of around 90 institutions supporting trauma-related fellowships, lectureships, & research positions covering Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Trauma Anesthesia, Critical Care, Injury Control and Burns.