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    February E-News


    Apply for AAST Scholarships Today - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

    The AAST is dedicated to the discovery, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of knowledge related to acute care surgery (trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery) by fostering research, education, and professional development in an environment of fellowship and collegiality.

    A major goal of the AAST is to provide research scholarships each year to young investigators to further trauma research and as well as scholarships for medical students, residents, and in-training fellows to attend the AAST Annual Meetings. 

    All scholarship applications can be found here.  If you have questions or need assistance during the application process, please contact us at (800) 789-4006 or here.

    Scholarships must be submitted by Monday, February 19th, 2021.


    Update Your Member Profile

    New year, new AAST member profile!

    2020 was a wild year. Did you move to a new state? Change institutions? Switch subspecialties? We want to know!

    Log into your member profile to ensure that your information is up to date and no details are missing.

    Need help finding your profile? Click here to learn how to access your profile and update your information.

    Doc Matters

    As a benefit of AAST membership, you have access to AAST Connect − a global medical platform for high-quality, moderated and organized, clinical and research-based discussions among AAST members. This secure, private community is an online representation of the collaborative, networking environment of AAST in-person meetings and allows for open, in-depth discussions between members, from questions on cases, the latest research and products, best practices, and more!

    In AAST Connect, you can turn any video, piece of literature, or other one-way digital educational media into a meeting session, complete with ongoing Q&A, so member interactions do not have to be limited to a couple of times a year!

    Click Here to Access AAST Connect!


    The AAST Abstract System is Open!

    80th Annual Meeting of AAST & Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery Abstract System Submission

    The 2021 Abstract System site is open! Please click here to access the site

    Important Information:

    • The abstract system for the 80th Annual Meeting of AAST & Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery opened January 1st and will close on March 1, 2021
    • Guidelines for submission can be found here 
    • All abstracts must fit one page. Please use our formatted Word document to ensure your abstract fits on one page. Be sure to submit it under "Upload One Page Abstract" in the submission system 

    For more information, click here


    Register for the World Trauma Congress

    This year, WCTC made the decision to host a virtual meeting which will take place February 14-18, 2021. To view the WCTC schedule, click here

    To register for the meeting, please click here. Please note to register for the meeting, you must be logged in to your AAST profile. If you do not have one, please create one before registering. 

    February Grand Rounds & Webinar Schedule

    February 17, 2021 - Experts on the Hot Seat: Challenging Pediatric Trauma Cases

    • Speakers: Pediatric Trauma Committee
    • Moderator: TBD

    **Please note the 2021 schedule is subject to change. Please visit this website to view the most up-to-date Grand Round schedule/speakers**



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