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Topic: COVID-19 Situation in Latin America

The Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) in collaboration with the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma-International Relations Committee (AAST-IRC) and the World Coalition for Trauma Care ( WCTC) invites you to join Dr. Felipe Vega, President of Panamerican Trauma Society and Trauma Surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Hospital Angeles Lomas, Mexico City; Dr. Ricardo Herrera, Surgeon of Hospital Arzobispo Loayza Lima, Perú; and Dr. Ricardo Lima, Professor of Surgery at Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro and Head of ICU at Samaritano Hospital Rio, together with a group of selected specialists from different trauma centers around the world to talk about COVID-19 Situation in Latin America.

The webinar will be coordinated by Drs. Antonio Marttos and Michel Aboutanos and is hosted by the University of Miami in collaboration with PTS headquarters at Virginia Commonwealth University.

When: May 27, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: COVID-19 Situation in Latin America


At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

• Identify main challenges to treat COVID-19 in Mexico, Peru and Brazil

• Recognize different local realities in Critical Care around the globe.

• Apply other regions experiences to improve the outcome in COVID-19


Register in advance for this webinar at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar. This will be a webinar session and you are invited to join as an attendee. Attendees are view-only participants, however they can interact with panelists through the Q&A and the chat sections.

Credit Designation: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should  claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please remember to register your CME credit online at : following these steps.


Webinars, statements, support, handbooks and guidance relevant to COVID-19

Watch recordings of previous COCID-19 sessions

Session 1 (3/18/20) - Lessons learn in China, Italy, Spain and other countries

Session 2 (3/25/20) - Review of the past, currently situation on several locations about COVID-19, new challenges and treatments

Session 3 (4/1/20) -  COVID-19 current situation in various countries. Learned lessons

Session 4 (4/8/20) - Management of the first 200 Critical COVID-19 patients in NY and other countries  Presenters: Dr. Rafael Barrera (NY-USA),Dr. Ali Jafarian (Iran), and Dr. Muro Zago and Dr. Hayato Kurihara (Italy)

Session 5 (5/15/20) - Trends and Treatment of COVID-19.Presenters & Panelists: Dr. Ali Jafarian (Iran), Dr. Rafael Barrera (Long Island-NY); Dr. Raul Coimbra (WTC); Dr. Antonio Marttos (UM/Florida) Dr. Michel Aboutanos (VCU/Virginia); Mr Li Hsee (New Zealand); Dr. Boffard (South Africa); Dr Weidun Alan Guo (Buffalo,NY)

Session 6 (4/22/20) - Current protocols and strategies to treat COVID-19 and therapeutic schemes and outcomes. Dr. Lilian Abbo (University of Miami);  Drs. Hayato Kurihara and Alessandro Jachetti  (University of Milan) and other care specialties from many medical and surgical societies and educational

Session 7 (4/29/20) - "What happens after flattening the curve, when and how to reopen hospitals and elective surgery". Panelists Drs. Thomas Scalea, David Spain, Omaida Velasquez, Tina Gaarder, and Dr. Hsee.

Session 8 (5/6/20) -  “COVID-19 Challenges in South America and New Research Initiatives, Treatments and Experiences Around the World” Presenters: Dr. Tercio de Campos,Dr. Juan Carlos Salamea, Dr. Rafael Barrera, and Dr. Camilo Ricordi

Session 9 (5/13/20) “Trauma Care in the Times of COVID-19. Main challenges, how to protect Trauma and ER teams, protocols and guidelines changes.”  Presenters: Dr. Tercio de Campos, Dr. Juan Carlos Salamea , Dr. Rafael Barrera, Dr. Camilo Ricordi and a group of specialist from various medical and educational institutions.

Session 10 (5/20/20) Reintegration with COVID-19. Short and long term strategies. Main challenges and first impressions. Presenters: Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Dr. Tina Gaarder, and Dr. Sandro Rizoli (Video temporarily unavailable)

Download: Handbook for COVID-19 Prevention -& Treatment from China

International trauma grand-rounds: Surgery in the time of COVID-19

AAST COVID-19 Resources

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

World Health Organization


Webinars, statements, handbooks and guidance relevant to COVID-19


To the Trauma and Critical Care Community

For over 30 years, the Panamerican Trauma Society has provided leadership in the care of the injured and critically ill in all of the Americas. The Covid-19 pandemic has quickly become one of the most important and frightening healthcare challenges in any of our lifetimes.  No one person or one group has all the answers. We are all creating these answers as we attempt to create solutions for systems as well as individual patients. On March 18, 2020, the PTS hosted a teleconference on Covid-19 that was attended by over 250 participants. The dialogue was impressive as people from many countries shared their perspective. 

The  PTS is pleased to share that teleconference with the entire Trauma and Critical Care Community. These teleconferences will be ongoing. Please check this website for further information. The PTS intends to stay as close to the front of this as possible to provide a forum for discussion and serve as a source of information in these troubling times.  

We wish all of our colleagues the best of luck as we all try to mitigate the effects of Covid-19. Please stay as safe as possible. We will come out of this better educated, better prepared, and stronger together.

Thomas M. Scalea MD

Executive Director

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