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The 11th annual Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium and William A.L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship will be held Aug. 18-19. The event will take place at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile, Alabama.

Published Mar 9th, 2020

By Lindsay Mott
lmott@health.southalabama.edu

The 11th annual Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium and William A.L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship will be held Aug. 18-19. The event will take place at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile, Alabama.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Eileen Bulger, M.D., F.A.C.S., professor, division of trauma, burn and critical care surgery, and chief of trauma for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Bulger is also the current chair of the Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons, which seeks to develop and implement programs that support injury prevention and ensure optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care.

The Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium is an annual event designed to educate all providers in our region who care for critically injured patients. The goal for this event is to provide current evidence-based concepts and techniques of resuscitation, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic intervention from scientific and humanistic perspectives. Specific updates on trauma, emergency surgery, EMS, and critical care medicine will be of interest to EMS workers, nurses, physicians, medical students, resident physicians, and others. This year, there will be breakout sessions for EMS and trauma.

Advanced Burn Life Support and Rural Trauma Team Development Course classes are taught by national leaders in each specialty and will be offered on April 22. These classes have a separate registration and class size is limited.

The symposium will continue last year’s tribute to Dr. John Campbell. Campbell is a former EMS Medical director for Alabama and the founder and president of International Trauma Life Support. He is acclaimed for his pioneering work in developing worldwide prehospital trauma education. The John Campbell Tribute lecture will be given by Paul Pepe, M.D., M.P.H., emergency medical services and public safety medical director for Dallas County government and medical director for research, education and special operations for numerous south Florida public safety agencies. Pepe spent many years as an academic and administrative chair for medical school-affiliated emergency medicine programs at both the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

The Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium is presented in collaboration with the Alabama Gulf EMS System and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

For more information or to register, visit the University of South Alabama College of Medicine website.

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