Eighteenth Annual Trauma and Critical Care Symposium

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will host the 18th Annual Trauma and Critical Care Symposium from 7:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Academic Classroom Building, 3601Fourth St.

The conference provides the latest advances and updates in trauma and critical care medicine. The focus is on providing tools for a multidisciplinary approach to improvements in everyday patient care activities in trauma and critical care to improve patient care and outcomes.

Presentations and speakers include:

  • “Diagnosis and Management of Severe Sepsis”
    Emanuel Rivers, M.D.
  • “Triage and Transport of Geriatric Trauma Patients”
    Roxie Albrecht, M.D.
  • “Hand Burns – Initial Treatment and Surgical Management”
    Desirae McKee, M.D.
  • “Organ Procurement Organizations – First Person Consent and How it Affects Donations”
    Teresa J. Shafer, R.N.
  • “Inhalation Injuries”
    Ben Hirsch, M.D.
  • “Progressive Mobility”
    Sara Pena, R.N.
  • “Avoiding Complications in the Morbidly Obese Patient”
    David Syn, M.D.

The conference is sponsored by the TTUHSC Department of Surgery, the Office of Continuing Medical Education, UMC Health System and the UMC Harnar Burn Center and Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit. For more information call Myra Jones, TTUHSC Office of Continuing Medical Education, at (806) 743-2928 or email myra.jones@ttuhsc.edu or cme@ttuhsc.edu.

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