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    Committee Chair Updates


    We launched our first Turnover Time in January. Congratulations to
    Dr. Nicole Werner for winning the raffle prize. 
    The second Turnover Time featuring a paper discussion by Dr. Martin Schreiber was launched in April. Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Harrell for winning our second raffle prize.

    The AAST Associate Membership submitted three session ideas to the program committee for the 80th Annual Meeting. Stay tuned for an announcement in the coming weeks for the selection by the program committee:
    • “The New Surgeon: Life after Residency and Fellowship”
    • “The Acute Care Surgeon Considering an MBA” (AAST AMC and Healthcare Economics Committee)
    • “The Power of Mentorship” (AAST AMC and Military Liaison Committee joint session) 
    Stay tuned for more exciting content as we make content relevant to you. 
    Scholarship, 
    Awards, and Development Chair Updates:


    We are excited to announce the first annual AAST associate member essay competition. This year's topic explores the impact of COVID on the field of trauma and acute care surgery. Keep an eye out for the official request for entries.
    We have partnered with the AAST research and education fund committee to help reach the goal of 400 donors this year. There will be giveaways throughout the year to encourage AAST associate members to donate.

    The first 2021 AAST Research And Education Fund Associate Member Scholarship winner has been chosen:

    Dr. Christine Leeper–University of Pittsburgh
    Characterizing Endotheliopathy in a Pediatric Trauma Cohort

    We are recruiting members for the scholarship, awards and development committee.

    To Volunteer, Click the Link Below!


    Communications and Social Media Chair Updates:

    Our membership directory is online! Make sure to fill it out and check it out for networking opportunities within our membership! To get access, e-mail aastam@aast.org
    We are live in WhatsApp! You should have received an invitation to join the AAST Associate Member Group, but there are also interest-specific groups. Contact us if you are interested in joining WhatsApp groups specific to Research, Clinical Questions, and Jobs.

    Make sure to check us out on Twitter (@traumadoctorsam) and Instagram (traumadoctors)! A facebook group is in the works as well.  We recently finished #mentormonday series highlighting AAST mentor/mentee pairs - let us know if you have any ideas for a social media campaign.

    We have swag! Make sure to buy a AAST scrub cap online and then post yourself and your colleagues sporting the swag on twitter with the hashtag #AASTswagchallenge. Visit the AAST store at https://www.aast.org/aast-store!

    Upcoming initiatives underway: virtual book club, "A Day in the Life" series, Consult highlights, and virtual happy hours!
    Events Not To Miss:
    Upcoming AAST Virtual Grand Rounds Series:

    Visit https://www.aast.org/education/grand-rounds for speakers and webinar links. All virtual grand rounds start at 5 PM EST/4 PM CST.
    • May 19, 2021 Trauma Survivors Month - Addressing Social Determinants: An Equity Model - What can surgeons do?
    • May 26, 2021 - Healthcare Economics Webinar

    • June 16, 2021 - Experts on the Hot Seat: Challenging Critical Care Cases

    Upcoming Trauma Meetings Visit our Meetings Calendar


    2021 TCAA Annual Conference
    Apr 19, 2021 - May 08, 2021

    6th Annual Injury Prevention Professionals Virtual Symposium
    Apr 30, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021

    Emergency Surgery Course May 2021
    May 14, 2021 - May 15, 2021


    Information Regarding the Annual Meeting

    Notifications regarding the 80th Annual Meeting of AAST & Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery will begin mid-April of 2021. 

    More Info Regarding the Annual Meeting can be Found by Clicking Below!



    Annual Meeting Scholarships

    Annual Meeting scholarships are currently open and include 20forTwenty, Always Remember Fund Scholarships, International Relations Annual Meeting Scholarship, AAST/AWS Annual Meeting Scholarship

    More Information and Application can be Found at the Link Below!
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