E-News - August 2018
- ONLINE: 77th AAST Annual Meeting Preliminary Program & Abstracts Available
The preliminary program and the abstracts (orals, posters, and Quick Shots) for this year's Annual Meeting of the AAST and the 4th World Trauma Congress are posted on the AAST website. Click here to view.
Early Bird Registration Ends August 27th
The early bird registration deadline is August 27th for the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery and the 4th World Trauma Congress. Click here to register online or download the registration form. The meeting will be held September 26–29, 2018, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA, USA.
AAST has negotiated discounted room rates with three hotels. Room availability is on a first come, first served basis. The cut-off date to receive the special AAST room rate is August 24th. Reservations received after the cut-off date, or after the room block fills, will be based on space and rate availability. For more information about the Annual Meeting or room reservations, visit the AAST website.
- AAST 77th Annual Meeting & 4th World Trauma Congress Mobile App Coming THIS MONTH!
The mobile app for AAST’s 77th Annual Meeting & the 4th World Trauma Congress will launch this month. The app will include the meeting schedule, the abstracts, and the most up-to-date information regarding the Annual Meeting. Please watch your email for more information on the official launch date.
Donations to the 20forTwenty fund received between May 1st and July 6th will be entered in the “Win Before You Attend” raffle for a chance to win a one-night complimentary hotel stay during the 77th AAST Annual Meeting and 4th World Trauma Congress at one of the contracted meeting hotels. Donate Now!
AAST would like to thank our 2018 20forTwenty and 80th Anniversary donors and let everyone know there is still time to make on impact on the future of our Trauma community. We are still accepting donations for 2018 Annual Meeting scholarships. We have raised $16,000 since last July, but we need $4,000 more to reach our 20forTwenty goal. Donations received before July 6, 2018, will fund scholarships for medical students, residents, and in-training fellows to attend the 77th Annual Meeting of the AAST and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery and 4th World Trauma Congress in San Diego, CA. We also raised $8,000 in 80th Anniversary donations that will allow us to fund eight international medical students, residents, and in-training fellows to attend this year’s special Annual Meeting.
- August Grand Rounds Webcast
The next AAST Virtual Grand Rounds will be held at 5:00 pm (Eastern time) on Wednesday, August 1st. Dr. Christopher Michetti will present “Organ Donation.” For more information about the Virtual Grand Rounds, including the complete 2018 schedule, please visit the AAST website.
- Announcing: New Case of the Month Series in Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open
Vascular injury management has always been a major component of trauma surgery. Over the past decade there have been many advances in elective vascular surgery. General surgery training has been unable to keep up the pace in many areas, especially in the arena of endovascular techniques. While endovascular surgery has gradually gained an important role in trauma care, standard open vascular surgery continues to occupy a central role.
TSACO is fortunate to have David Feliciano, as a guest editor, develop a series of monthly contributions on this exciting topic. Dr. Feliciano has been a key leader in treatment of vascular injuries for several years and is recognized as an international expert. He will highlight multiple areas of injury management demonstrating traditional approaches as well as introducing some important areas utilizing endovascular methods. These contributions will remind us that vascular surgery remains an important component of care for all trauma surgeons.
- Connect with AAST on Social Media!
During the 77th Annual Meeting, AAST will be streaming a few talks live via Periscope and posting visual abstracts on Facebook and Twitter. You can connect with AAST on:
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Periscope.
- Post Your Trauma Meeting on our Website!
We encourage members (and nonmembers) to submit information about their hospital's or institution's trauma meetings. The information submitted MUST include: the dates and times of the meeting, where the meeting will be held (city, state, and venue), and a link that will provide readers with more information about the meeting. Please submit this information to the AAST Central Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
31st Pan-American Congress of Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery
Las Americas Hotel Convention Center
28th Annual Trauma Critical Care Symposium
San Jose Marriott
San Jose, CA, United States
State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury during Cholecystectomy
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Boston, MA, United States
66th Annual Detroit Trauma Symposium
MGM Grand Hotel
Detroit, MI, United States
Pediatric Trauma Society 5th Annual Meeting
Houston, TX, United States
MULTI-INSTITUTIONAL TRIALS COMMITTEE SURVEY
Current guidelines for the management of emergent intubation among traumatically injured patients are conflicting regarding the ideal induction and paralytic agents. The purpose of this survey will be to collect data from trauma centers regarding their current practice for the agents used during RSI. We will look for trends based on hospital size, trauma designation, trauma admission volume, and geographic location. We would like to determine if there is a “consensus” regarding the most utilized agents to benchmark our own practice or potentially look for ways to improve our existing standard of care. The survey is thirteen (13) questions long and should take 5–7 minutes to complete.
Please click here to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBPVLD9.
Thank you in advance for participating.
AAST would like to thank our 2018 Corporate Partners: Siemens (Silver), Envision Physician Service (Bronze), and OptiScan Biomedical (Bronze).