• May E-News

    Afia Jones, AAST Staff

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    Spots Still Open for the May 14th & 15th Emergency Surgery Course!

    The 2021 dates are:

    • May 8/9th (virtual)
    • May 14/15th (virtual)
    • July 16/17th (virtual)

    The ESC® (joint collaboration between ESTES and AAST) aims to aid surgeons in non-trauma emergency surgery by providing the know-how and the decision-making skills necessary for daily practice. To register click below (https://www.aast.org/education/active-educational-offerings/emergency-surgery-course)

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

    The 2021 Abstract site is closed. Thank you to all who submitted an abstract!

    Please note all oral and quickshot presentation invitations have been sent. Poster invites will be sent in early May. 

    For more information, please visit: https://www.aast.org/annual-meeting/Online-Abstract-Submission

    AAST Annual Meeting Scholarships Open Now!

    AAST's Annual Meeting scholarships are live for the 80th Annual Meeting of AAST & Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery!  Applications must be filled out electronically by June 1, 2021.

    Annual meeting scholarships are available for medical students, residents, and in-training fellows. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage young investigators to become a part of the AAST community, network with leading trauma surgeons, and engage in the cutting-edge program at the Annual Meeting.

    https://aastscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx#4371597136646D517975544F5976596D4E73384E69673D3D

    Call for Volunteers for a Committee

    If you are interested in volunteering for a committee, please fill out the volunteer form.

    Committee members are expected to participate in committee activities, this includes conference calls, meetings held during the Annual Meeting, projects, and other assigned tasks to complete the goals and objectives of the committee. Committee members who do not participate may be replaced.

    Committee requests should be sent by August 1 each year as committee appointments are announced during the Annual Business Meeting held on Friday afternoon during the Annual Meeting week. Committee requests are ONLY accepted through the Volunteer Form and CV included.

    Trauma Awareness Month

    May is National Trauma Awareness Month! Our Prevention Committee will be creating content that is focused on trauma prevention and will have a Virtual Grand Round webinar on Wednesday, May 19th on this topic as well. Keep up with the AAST social media platforms for their content, videos and webinar for trauma prevention.

    Scholarship Award Winners

    This year, the AAST Scholarship, Awards, and Development Committee received twelve excellent submissions for the three scholarships. The committee narrowed down these applications and interviewed seven outstanding candidates. After much deliberation, the following three applicants were awarded the 2021 AAST scholarships.

    2021 AAST RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUND EMERGENCY GENERAL SURGERY SCHOLARSHIP

    Samuel Carmichael, MD – Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Anti-Fibrotic Therapies for Prevention of Abdominal Adhesions

    2021 AAST RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUND TRAUMA CRITICAL CARE SCHOLARSHIP

    Mehreen Kisat, MD – University of Wisconsin Madison

    Improving diagnosis of post-traumatic sepsis using sequencing of microbial DNA in blood

    2021 AAST RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUND ASSOCIATE MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

    Christine Leeper, MD –University of Pittsburgh

    Characterizing Endotheliopathy in a Pediatric Trauma Cohort

    I would like to thank the committee for their dedication and expertise in reviewing and scoring the scholarship applications this year. I would also like to thank all the 2021 AAST Research and Education Fund Scholarship applicants and congratulate this year’s awardees. We look forward to your attendance at this year’s meeting and your presentations in 2022.

    David H. Livingston, MD

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