All-New 2022 Self-Study Course

Enjoy Up-to-Date Presentations on 70 Leading-Edge Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery Topics When and Where You Want

The 28th Annual USC Trauma Surgery Symposium self-study course features cutting edge lectures, high caliber plenary sessions, interactive and provocative panel discussions, and inspiring keynote addresses by leaders in the field of acute care surgery, trauma and surgical critical care.

A balance between evidence-based principles and innovative thought-provoking discussion will be maintained during lively expert debates.

Each session focuses on understanding the latest medical controversies and the implementation of practical procedural skills.

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Presented by:

The Division of Acute Care Surgery

USC Office of Continuing Medical Education

Institute of Continuing Education for Nurses,

Department of Nursing

LAC+USC Medical Center

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Experience the Comprehensive Self-Study Version of the USC Trauma Surgery Symposium From the Comforts of Home

  • The amalgamation of the latest literature combined with the experience of the front-line faculty results in clinically important, evidence-based presentations
  • Leading-edge topics and controversial clinical issues are the focus of the symposium
  • Panel discussions bring together the talents of acknowledged experts addressing the many challenges of emergency trauma care
  • 70 in-depth presentations focusing on high-yield information you can immediately incorporate into your practice
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70 Self-Study Topics, Including:

Experience a diverse program of 70 key topics combining the recent medical literature with the experience of our front-line clinicians.

  • Emergency Medical Treatment in the Hot Zone
  • Acute Resuscitation in 2022: Whole Blood, Routine TXA the New Standards?
  • CT Scan Evaluation of the Pediatric Trauma Patient
  • Reversal of Novel Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) in Trauma: When and What?
  • Routine Intubation in All TBls with GCS<g: Is It Still the Standard of Care?
  • Damage Control Teams In An Austere Environment: Personnel, Training, and Equipment
  • Keynote Lecture: It Takes a Village… Building Teams to Lead in Academic Surgery and Global Health
  • Emergency General Surgery in Pregnancy
  • Trauma in Pregnancy
  • Retrohepatic IVC Injuries Revisted: A New Approach?
  • Zones Approach in Penetrating Neck Injury: Perpetuating Useless Dogma?
  • Enzymatic Debridement of Acute Burns: What’s New?
  • Diagnostic Pertoneal Aspirate in the Era of eFAST and CT Scan?
  • Food for Thought: Nutrition Delivery and lmmunonutrition in the Critically Ill Patient
  • Proning in Severe ARDS: Life-Saving or a Dangerous Escalation?
  • End of Life Discussions in the ICU
  • Keynote Lecture: Mission to Mars: Preparing for Medical Emergencies
  • Rib Fixation Step By Step
  • Popliteal Vascular Exposure
  • Resuscitative Thoracotomy: Technique, Tips, and Pitfalls
  • VATS in Trauma
  • Burnout and Depression in the Era of COVID-19 and Social Isolation: A Real Threat to Trauma Surgeons and Nurses!
  • Local Management of Entero-atmospheric Fistulas: Tips and Pitfalls
  • Balanced Component Therapy is the Evidence-Based Standard of Care!
  • Whole Blood is Superior and the New Standard for Trauma Resuscitation!
  • Damage Control for Pelvic Fracture Bleeding: Preperitoneal Packing or Abdominal Exploration?
  • Vascular Damage Control: Techniques and Pitfalls
  • Damage Control Laparotomy: Tips and Pitfalls
  • Integrating TEG: Practicing Tips and Pitfalls, Clinical Versus Lab Run, How to Interpret!
  • And many more!
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Meet the Keynote Speakers

  • Michael R. Barratt, MD

    Michael R. Barratt, MD

    Board certified in Internal and Aerospace Medicine
    NASA astronaut on two spaceflights
    Serves in the Mission Support branches providing medical and human factors expertise to multiple spaceflight programs

    Dr. Barrett served as a project physician and flight surgeon. He worked extensively with Russian space medical counterparts at the Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow and the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City during the course of the US/Russian Shuttle Mir and developing International Space Station (ISS) programs. He served as lead crew surgeon for the first NASA/Mir flight and for several Space Shuttle flights and contributed to the development of the onboard medical system ISS. Dr. Barratt was selected into the NASA astronaut class of 2000.

    He served as an ISS flight engineer on Expeditions 19 and 20, flying as flight engineer on the Soyuz TMA-14 vehicle and spending 199 days in orbit with Russian commander Gennady Padalka. Barratt performed two spacewalks in the Russian Orlan space suit. He flew as a crewmember of the STS-133 mission in 2011 and the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Dr. Barratt continues to train as an active member of the astronaut corps and works heavily with the Commercial Crew and Artemis Programs in applying medical standards to new vehicle design and operations.

  • Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, FACS

    Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, FACS

    Surgeon-in-Chief of the Riverside University Health System Medical Center
    Professor of Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Emeritus Professor University of California San Diego
    Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

    Dr. Raul Coimbra is the Surgeon-in-Chief of the Riverside University Health System Medical Center, Professor of Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Emeritus Professor University of California San Diego. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Previously, Dr. Coimbra was the Director of the UCSD Level-1, Trauma Center and the Chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery for 2 decades. Dr. Coimbra played a significant role in strengthening San Diego’s first Level, Trauma Center into one of the top programs in the nation, as well as a model for trauma centers around the world. His participation in global health and international outreach is enormous.

    Dr. Coimbra is President of the Board of Directors for the World Coalition for Trauma Care, as well as a member of the Global Alliance for the Care of the Injured within the Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention of the World Health Organization. In addition, Dr. Coimbra is a past Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and past Chairman of the ACS International Injury Care Committee. He is also past President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, which is the premier trauma organization in the world. Dr. Coimbra has more than 630 scientific publications in most clinical and experimental aspects of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care related research.

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