Trauma Symposium

Symposium: February 1-2, 2018
Nursing and Trauma Registrar Seminar: January 31, 2018

ATLS Refresher: January 30 or 31, 2018

Bonaventure Resort and Spa
250 Racquet Club Rd
Weston, FL 33326

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Purpose Statement

This symposium is designed for healthcare professionals involved in the management of trauma patients. Specialists will provide presentations on current topics and a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on a variety of issues. Panel discussions will also be provided to stimulate dialogue with the audience in a question and answer format. At the completion of this symposium, participants will have enhanced their skills and competence in patient care, medical knowledge, and system-based practice.

Target Audience

  • Trauma Surgeons
  • Emergency Care Specialists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Pediatric Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Critical Care Specialists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • EMS
  • Social Workers
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • RNs
  • ARNPs
  • PAs
  • Pharmacists
  • other healthcare professionals

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this symposium the participants should be able to:

  • Illustrate the historic perspective of trauma and acute care surgery.
  • Examine the epidemic of violence and the role of injury prevention initiatives.
  • Review ethical considerations for disaster management and response.
  • Discuss the management of complex penetrating injuries.
  • Characterize the role of communication between providers to improve outcomes.
  • Integrate diagnostic techniques in the management of traumatic injuries.
  • Identify the burden of non-accidental trauma.
  • Explain the multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive trauma management.


Memorial Healthcare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


  • Memorial Healthcare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
  • MOC Credits: This activity provides Category 1 CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine is an accredited provider for awarding credit hours for the American Osteopathic Association. This activity has applied for AOA Category 2-A.
  • Memorial Healthcare System is an approved provider of Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Continuing Education, CE Broker Provider # 50-1317. Contact hours will be awarded based on attendance each day (maximum 23 hours).
  • Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts AMA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
  • Nurse Practitioners: AANP accepts AMA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
  • MRH-Trauma Services is an approved Provider of EMS Continuing Education, Florida CE Broker Provider #50-18379. This program has been approved for a maximum of 23 contact hours.