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Feb. 9, 2015 - USA Surgery to Host Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium
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The University of South Alabama Department of Surgery will host the 6th annual Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium on April 9-10, 2015, at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Ala.

This year’s symposium will feature a different format from previous years. There will be three 15-minute lectures and a discussion panel. There will be a total of nine sessions. The lectures will include updates on trauma, emergency surgery and critical care issues. There will also be a section for nurses.

The 8th annual William A. L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care will be held in conjunction with the seminar. This year’s lecture will feature internationally recognized trauma surgeon from Baltimore, Md., Dr. Thomas Scalea. Dr. Scalea is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Baltimore area, including the University of Maryland Medical Center and Veterans affairs Maryland Health Care System-Baltimore Division. The lecture, titled “Enovascular Techniques for Trauma Care,” will take place April 9, 2015, at 4:45 p.m. at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Ala. A reception will take place following the lecture. The William A.L. Mitchell Lecture and receiption is free and open to the public.

For more information or to register for the Symposium, click here or contact Rebecca Scarbrough at  rscarbrough@health.southalabama.edu.

In addition, an advanced trauma life support course will be offered in conjunction with the symposium on April 8, 2015. To register for the course, visit http://www.usahealthsystem.com/atls.

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