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PANAMERICAN TRAUMA SOCIETY

SOCIEDAD PANAMERICANA de TRAUMA

XXXII Panamerican Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery Congress

CONFERENCE’S ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES GUIDELINES FOR: SPEAKERS, CHAIRPERSONS AND COORDINATORS

On this page, you will find all the activities that the coordinators, moderators, and speakers should carry on before, during, and after the congress. The information presented on this website aims to guide each participant in the scientific program regarding their roles and responsibilities.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS       

SESSIONS’ OBJECTIVES - SESSION BY SESSION
Opening Conference
Conference Women’s Leadership in Surgery throughout History
Fast Track Clinical Cases
Luncheon with Experts
Symposiums
Symposiums - Video
Challenges in Surgery
Consensus
Conversations
Master Lectures
Aurelio Rodriguez Lecture
Presidential Address
COORDINATORS

CHAIRPERSONS
Opening Conference
Conference Women's Leadership in Surgery throughout History
Fast Track Clinical Cases
Co-Joint Master Conference
Lunch with the Expert
Symposiums
Symposiums - Videos
Challenges in Surgery
Consensus
Conversations
Master Lectures
Aurelio Rodriguez Lecture
Presidential Conference
SPEAKERS
Opening Conference
Conference Women's Leadership in Surgery throughout History
Fast Track Clinical Cases
Conjoint Master Lecture
Lunch with the Expert
Symposium
Symposium - Videos
Challenges in Surgery
Consensus
Conversations
Master Lectures
Aurelio Rodriguez Lecture

Presidential Address

SESSIONS’ OBJECTIVES - SESSION BY SESSION (Back to top)

Opening Conference. The goal at the end of the opening conference is to set the tone or position on the specific issue of controversy or critical route. Emphasize the importance of the adequacy of emergency trauma care and surgery systems and establish the foundation in Latin America for the designation of these centers, their accreditation and certification by each countries’ academies or colleges based on international standards for middle- and low-income countries.

Conference Women’s Leadership in Surgery Throughout History. Provide a perspective of the evolution of the women surgeons’ life as leaders from the second world war to the present time, defying the society of that time, transcending the environment and military hierarchies as well as how they excelled in the post-war period to achieve their current status of surgeons’ leaders. 

Fast Track clinical cases. The discussion of selected clinical cases in an academic environment, including in the analysis the potential approach strategies based on the different countries’ availability of technology, skills and resources.

Luncheon with Experts. To promote the interaction in a relaxed environment between a field matter expert and a small group of professionals, drawing from the expert’s experience and knowledge through an organized and respectful process of questions and answers regarding the selected subject.

Symposiums. To show the current and future projects that exist about disasters, the humanitarian challenges to bring safe and effective surgery to the vulnerable population in developing countries, and the training needed to do so. Show the differences between urban trauma surgery and war surgery with regards to the resources, staff availability, and limitations.

Symposiums – Video. Discuss with the audience the challenges and learnings posed by the medical cases shown in the videos and the management options according to the different situations.

Challenges in Surgery. Present and explain specific medical cases of complex injuries, the chosen approach of care and treatment covering the spectrum of possible complications and their solution.

Consensus. Describe a topic aiming to agree a decision process, critical path or protocol, guideline or opinions for most or all participants. The consensus aims to resolve a point of medical and surgical controversy to reach the decision or the most appropriate decision tree for the satisfaction of all participants.

Conversations. Describe in a relaxed environment the views, experiences and opinions about a topic of global interest in trauma surgery and acute care.

Master Lectures. Master lectures are taught by a well-known professional with extensive knowledge and expertise on the subject. The content of the conference does not have to be strictly based on extensive scientific research, it can deal with global opinions on the subject, philanthropy or other points of view. The master lectures with a specific medical topic should be based on evidence and data collected by the subject matter expert who will impart it.

Aurelio Rodriguez Lecture. It is a lecture whose lecturer is appointed by proposal of the current President of the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) with the approval of the PTS Executive committee and the person who the lecture bears its name. The lecturer is usually a personality of recognized trajectory in medicine, surgery, or history, preferably a member of the PTS, with a wide interest in trauma or acute care surgery. Eventually he or she can be a figure in a key position in the industry or politics. The topic is one of general interest to all public, it can be a medical, scientific, of opinion, philanthropy or history topic.

Presidential Address. It is a lecture in distinction to the current president of the Panamerican Trauma Society. The president can select between a motivational, historical, philanthropic or scientific topic of general interest to the whole society membership.

COORDINATORS (Back to top)

The professionals appointed as coordinators will be responsible to identify in advance the location where the conferences, conversations, symposia, clinical case discussions or challenges will take place least half an hour before the session’s time; will verify that the room has all that is needed for the development of the activity and to introduce himself or herself to the person responsible for the audiovisual department to verify that the speaker’s presentations or videos work correctly, especially if the material is available before the event.

Previous to the Conference. Write a brief summary of the session’s chairperson and speakers, focusing in their current role or job position, experience and achievements related to their conference’s subject. To do this, contact them via email and request the relevant information. The coordinator should remind the chairperson and speakers (using this guide) the expectations of their participation and their role and responsibilities during the session, as well as the time assigned for each session. Find out if there are any particular needs that are required for their participation and communicate them to the organizers of the conference via email, such as simultaneous translation. A week before the conference, send to the chairperson via email the brief summary you prepared. Sharing this information, will allow the chairperson to familiarize himself or herself in advance with the professionals that will be part of the session.

During the Conference. Be at the room venue, at least 15 minutes before the session starts, introduce yourself to the physicians (chairperson and speakers) participating in your session; if this is not possible indicate them the exact location where the session will take place. Verify that all the speaker’s and chairperson’s needs are met. Also, confirm if it is the case that the presentations-videos are available and ready to be used during the sessions. Verify with the audiovisual staff that these works properly in the room’s audiovisual system or confirm that the speaker(s) have their presentation-video on a portable disc, USB or on his/her own computer and that it can be shown on the screen properly. Introduce the session’s chairperson and speakers in a timely manner in no more than 3 minutes.

For the Fast track Clinical Cases (North vs South) sessions, the coordinator will only introduce the chairperson and speakers by mentioning their name, country and the hospital or institution they belong to or represent, in a maximum of 1 minute. During the session be mindful of any potential needs or concerns that the chairpersons and speakers might have. Especially when the session requires a panel change between topics or themes, provide the required support, so that it takes place in an effective, efficient, organize and dynamic way. At the end of the session, please acknowledge personally the participation of each of the speakers and chairpersons in behalf of the PTS. Keep the time of the session, to comply with the schedule. Agree with the chairperson how to notify him or her the time and discreetly warn the chairperson without interrupting the session 5 minutes before the time ends. The latter can be done by the use of traffic lights, a clock or cardboard system. You can use your mobile phone’s silent timer alarm. The coordinator is responsible to comply with the session’s starting and finishing time scheduled. This gives seriousness and professionalism to the congress and shows respect to all the participants in particular those of the following session. Any delays in the schedule may generate repercussions on other activities of the congress.

To be included in the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery (PAJTCCES), please send via email to Dr. Sandro Rizoli ( srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the journal and to Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Scientific Program, a brief overview (one or two pages) within 30 days after the conference, the most relevant information addressed during the following sessions :

Opening Conference
Women's Leadership Conference
Fast track Clinical Cases
Master Lectures

The written summary or brief overview (one or two pages) of the following sessions: Consensus, Conversations, Challenges in surgery and Luncheon with the expert are responsibility of the chairperson. Please send the document via email to Dr. Sandro Rizoli (srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery and Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Scientific Program within 30 days after the closure of the conference.

Send to spt.chile2019@gmail.com  within a week after the conference, a list confirming the participation of the chairpersons and the speakers as scheduled in the scientific program or last-minute changes. The later, to be able to send a gratitude letter and to keep an internal record of participation.

CHAIRPERSONS (Back to top)

The chairperson role is of paramount importance to ensure the success of each of the sessions and to guarantee the proper development of the conference. In order to facilitate your task as chairperson, we have developed this guideline and we trust it will help you. Depending on the session, you might need to prepare some questions or comments about the topic assigned to all of you. The later to help start the conversation between you and the speakers as well as to motivate the public to participate. Ensure that questions form the public are reasonable and are answered. If necessary, reformulate the questions and focus them, control the time participants use to make questions or oral comments.

The chairperson has the responsibility to identify the location where the conferences, conversations, symposia, case discussion or challenges will take place; to verify with the coordinator that the speakers are present and to communicate with the organizers in case of any particular need. If possible, be at least 10 minutes before the start of each session or session block in the appointed room, identify and introduce yourself with speakers. Some sessions require that you prepare in advance the topic, in collaboration with the speakers of the conferences, conservatories, symposia, clinical case discussion or challenges. The chairpersons manage the dynamics of the questions and answers to the speakers and public following a logical order of ideas and paying attention to the general interest of the audience.

General objectives for each type of session have been developed (please see "Objective’s Session – Session by Session of the XXXII Panamerican Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery Congress” included in this document). All sessions must start and end at the established time. Any delays in the schedule may generate repercussions on other activities of the congress. Any queries about your activities before, during or after the congress please communicate via email to spt.chile2019@gmail.com

Next you will find your role and responsibilities as chairperson before and after the congress, described session by session.

Opening Conference.

Prior to The Congress: Prepare some questions regarding the topic to be addressed in the session that would allow the development of the discussion and achieve the objective of the session.

During the session: At the beginning of the session, present the questions previously prepared regarding the session’s topic to start the conversation with the speakers and coordinate the discussion making sure all speakers participate and the time assigned for the session is followed. During the session, allow the participation of the public. To finalize the session, present the conclusions of the session in 2 minutes, include the key points addressed or agreements reached during the session. The session has a total duration of 45 minutes.

Conference Women's Leadership in Surgery throughout History

Prior to The Congress: Communicate via email with each speaker before the Congress, ideally arrange to meet via a conference call or videoconference to agree as a team, who will be the women’s surgeons to be presented. Each speaker would have chosen a surgeon before the meeting.  Gather the selected surgeon’s leadership profile chosen by each speaker, considering in the presentation the challenges and achievements during her life.

During the session: Start the session by naming the leading surgeons to be presented by each speaker. Give the floor to each speaker to present in 7 minutes a brief semblance of the life of the leading surgeon. When all the speakers have presented, open a 10-minute round table between the speakers aiming to draw a vision for the future of the women in surgery considering the experiences of the past. Subsequently allow the participation of the audience for 10 minutes. Close the session giving one minute of conclusions. The session has a total duration of 60 minutes.

Fast track clinical cases

Prior to The Congress: Prepare a clinical case of interest about the assigned topic using PowerPoint. Please consider the inclusion of the laboratory tests results, imaging studies, clinical photographs and illustrations to help the speakers and public to understand the case. In addition, prepare 3 questions about the case in multiple choice format (one answer for each question), which will be asked to the public in chronological order. Please send the questions and answers within 30 days of receiving the invitation, in order to upload them to an assessment tool to be used during the session.

During the session: Present the prepared clinical case allowing the active discussion stage by stage as the case unfolds, guided by the 3 questions previously thought. For each question, allow each of speakers to make a comment or give his or her point of view arguing on their solution strategies based on the differences in technology, skills and resources of each country and personal experience. Questions will be displayed on the screen for the audience to participate and through the use of an assessment tool they will choose one option from the multiple-choice answers. The answer to the first question will be displayed after the speaker's discussion and the vote of the public. In this way, the answers will not influence the vote of the public nor the arguments of the speakers. This will be repeated for questions 2 and 3 as well. During the session allow participation and comments of the audience. To conclude the session, the chairperson will summarize the key aspects of the session in a maximum of 3 minutes. The session can be of 35 or 45minutes, please see the scientific program for details.

Co-Joint Master Conference

Prior to The Congress: Contact the speaker and gather the appropriate information to write a brief summary summary of the speaker's professional career.

Confirm with the speaker his or her audiovisual and translation needs. Confirm to the speaker the duration of the session. It is 45 minutes.

During the session: Introduce the Master Surgeon in no more than 3 minutes and give the floor to the conference to start. Because this is a keynote conference, there is no public participation. The session has a total duration of 45 minutes.

Lunch with the expert

Prior to The Congress: Contact the speaker via email and gather the appropriate information to write a brief summary of the speaker's professional career.

Prepare a couple of relevant questions on the topic to be discussed in the lunch table, to help opening the conversation with the speaker and engage the participation of the diners.

During the session: Introduce the speaker in no more than 1 minute and give an oral introduction to the topic to be deal with, ask the first questions and invite diners to interact with the expert to learn from his or her knowledge and experience.

Be the conductor for the participants’ questions and answers to the speaker.

Take notes of what will be discussed during lunch, to help you write it for the journal. The session-lunch has a total duration of 90 minutes.

After the session: Write one or two pages summarizing the most important points addressed during lunch and within 30 days of conclusion of the congress send it via email to Dr. Sandro Rizoli ( srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery and Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Scientific Program of the Congress for it to be included as memoirs.

Symposiums

Prior to the Congress: Communicate via email with each speaker before the Congress and ideally arrange to meet as a team via a conference call or videoconference to share with them the session’s general topic, and its particular topic to be presented in 5 minutes during the session.

Symposium 1

-          Dr. Susan Briggs: Difficulties encountered by a disaster response team in low-income countries
-          Dr. Gregory Peck: Results in Latin America of the Lancet Commission in Global Surgery, What else for the future?
-          Dr. Tanya Zakrison: Future aspects for the development of emergency surgery in low-income countries.
-          Dr. Carlos Pilasi: Training in disaster surgery. Is it a viable future? 


Symposium 2

-          Dr. Francisco Ruiz: Serious injuries with limited resources, what to do?
-          Dr. Ricardo Herrera: What should a surgeon know about a hostile environment
-          Dr. Manuel Saenz Terraces: Trauma Surgery vs. War Surgery. Are they the same?
-          Dr. Ari Leppäniemi: My experiences in war surgery. Abdominal injuries.


During the session: Give the floor to each speaker for his or her presentation of the assigned topic in 5 minutes. At the end of all presentations open an 8-minute discussion between the speakers and the audience. Close the session with a minute's conclusions. The total duration of the session of 60 minutes.

Symposiums - Videos

Prior to The Congress: Contact the session’s speakers via email to coordinate the videos about trauma surgery or acute care surgery to be presented and agree with them on the dynamics of the session. Select one or more short videos and prepare the sequence of events thinking in the potential learning and reflection of the participants. The material prepared by you will be presented in addition to the other speakers in a maximum of 10 minutes.

During the session: Give the floor to the speakers, who will present in a maximum of 10 minutes the selected video or videos to illustrate the topic of the session teaching the surgical steps and treatment options followed, observed or potential in each case based on the visual injury recording. The chairperson will do the same with his or her video or videos in a maximum of 10 minutes. The total duration of the session is of 60 minutes

Challenges in Surgery

Prior to The Congress: Select a clinical case with a specific type of wound that was a surgical challenge with three different degrees of injury and hemodynamic behavior corresponding to the theme of the session. Prepare in PowerPoint simple multiple-choice questions about the crucial stages of attention, which will be used to open the discussion aiming to promote reflection and engagement from the public to develop a decision tree of the possible options of treatment and surgical steps, their possible risks and consequences. 

You must submit the questions via email at spt.chile2019@gmail.com  within 4 weeks of receiving the invitation, in order for them to be uploaded to the assessment tool to be used during the Congress.

During the session: Introduce to the speakers the clinical case with the specific wounds and different degrees of anatomical severity and different hemodynamic states (do not present the full clinical case, it is only necessary to show these parameters), make one of the questions previously structured to one speaker on what decision he would make if he were facing the situation. Guide the development of the discussion of the possible decision-making alternatives that would promote public’s reflection and learnings on care options, surgical steps, its possible risks and consequences. 

Questions will be displayed on the screen for the audience to participate and through the use of an assessment tool they will choose one option from the multiple-choice answers. The answer to the first question will be displayed after the speaker's discussion and the vote of the public. In this way, the answers will not influence the vote of the public nor the arguments of the speakers. This will be repeated for questions 2 and 3 as well. During the session allow participation and comments of the audience.

The chairperson will summarize the key decisions of treatment, either surgical or non-surgical in the last 3 minutes of the session. The session has a total duration of 30 minutes

After the session: Within 30 days of the end of the congress, please write the conclusions for the challenge case and email it to Dr. Sandro Rizoli (srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery and Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Scientific Program of Congress to be included in the journal.

Consensus

Prior to The Congress: Communicate with the speakers of the consensus via email or in the best way that facilitates communication, to agree and coordinate the bibliographic review and prepare pre-conclusions for the assigned topic to be discussed during the session. Develop a work dynamic that allows the development of the working group posture before the congress. Also, agree on the dynamics to be followed during the consensus at the congress. All participants are expected to review the literature on the subject, existing protocols and be prepared to have a deep discussion in front of an active and engaged audience.

Share with the Program Committee via email to Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Scientific Program of Congress or Dr. Felipe Vega (pts.felipevega@gmail.com) President of the Panamerican Trauma Society, a brief report of the progress of the expected work with the speakers within a period of 8 weeks from receiving the invitation email, and how each speaker is participating in the process.

During the session: Explain to the speakers and the assistant public the mechanics of the session and the timing for it. Present the topic of the session, the existing guidelines and current clinical procedures and opinions and if appropriate suggest new ones. Give the floor to the speakers in a way that facilitates the conversation about the topic and promotes agreements during the session, allow the audience to participate, keeping in mind the time scheduled. Close the session with three minutes of conclusions. The session has a total duration of 60 minutes.

After Congress: In collaboration with the speakers write a manuscript with the conclusions reached during the consensus. Please follow the guidelines established by the Editorial Committee of the Panamerican Trauma Society that you will find in the following link : http://www.panamtrauma.org/publications. Please send it within two months of the end of congress to Dr. Sandro Rizoli ( srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery to be included in the journal.

Conversations

Prior to The Congress: Contact the speakers to plan the development of the conversation’s session. Prepare a series of questions on the topic to aid in the development of the discussion and achieve the session’s objective. The chairperson can select one speaker and request him or her to prepare in PowerPoint a brief introduction of the subject and present it in a maximum of 10 minutes.

During the session: Start the conversation asking open and relevant questions, if you choose, you can select a speaker (please request his preparation before the congress) to present the details of the problem or object of interest. Then give the floor to each of the speakers and the public, with the aim to engage in a dynamic and participatory conversation, promoting creative dialogue, based on the initial questions promoting the reflection and learning of the participants.   The session has a total duration of 40 minutes

After Congress: Prepare in collaboration with the speakers a manuscript detailing the conclusion reached during the session within two months of the end of the congress and send it via email to Dr. Sandro Rizoli (srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery and Dr. Carlos Ordoñez  (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Scientific Program of the Congress to be included in the journal.

Master Lectures

Prior to The Congress: Confirm to the speaker the duration of his or her presentation, be aware that it can be of 20 or 25 minutes as established in the Scientific Program.

During the session: Give the floor to each speaker following the order of the scientific program. There is no public participation as these are keynote conferences.

Aurelio Rodriguez Lecture

Prior to the Congress: Get in touch with the lecturer via email to request and gather the appropriate information to prepare a brief summary of the speaker's professional career. Confirm with the speaker his or her audiovisual and translation needs. Confirm to the speaker the duration of his or her session. The session has a total duration of 30 minutes

During the session: Introduce the speaker giving a semblance of his career and give the floor to him/her to start the conference.  There is no public participation as it is a keynote lecture.

After Congress: Request to the speaker, the written version of the conference or manuscript to be sent to the editorial committee of the society for inclusion in the journal of the society. The coordinator can support the speaker in his or her task to write the document, by using the recorded audio of the session. Please send the manuscript within 4 weeks of the conclusion of the congress. Send it via email to Dr. Sandro Rizoli (srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery and to Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Congress Scientific Program.

Presidential Conference

Prior to the Congress: Get in touch with the lecturer via email to request and gather the appropriate information to prepare a brief summary of the speaker's professional career. Confirm with the speaker his or her audiovisual and translation needs. Confirm to the speaker the duration of his or her session. It is of 30 minutes.

During the session: Introduce the speaker giving a brief semblance of his career and give the floor to him or her to start the conference.  There is no public participation as it is a keynote lecture.

After Congress: Request to the speaker, the written version of the conference or manuscript to be sent to the editorial committee of the society for inclusion in the journal of the society. The coordinator can support the speaker in his or her task to write the document, by using the recorded audio of the session. Please send the manuscript within 4 weeks of the conclusion of the congress. Send it via email to Dr. Sandro Rizoli (srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery and to Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Congress Scientific Program.

SPEAKERS (back to top)

Firstly, we would like to thank you for your participation as speaker for this congress. Your participation is key to the successful development of the academic activities. Without your presence and effort, this conference could not be held. We are immensely grateful. Here are some recommendations for your active participation before, during and after the congress.

We suggest to prepare your presentation in PowerPoint, following the recommendations on good use of space, images, font type and size and colors. If required, please have available along with your presentation the video or videos to be projected and verify that they work properly on your computer. In case of not carrying your personal computer, have the presentation and videos on a portable hard drive or USB to be used in the audiovisual equipment of the room corresponding to your session. Collaborate with the coordinator to verify that your presentation and videos are properly projected on the hotel’s room audiovisual equipment. Some of the sessions, only require your participation in the exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas and is not expected that you use any audiovisual material.

It is expected for the speakers to prepare for his or her participation in the congress well in advance either individually or as a team depending on your session. Particularly for the following sessions: consensus, conversatories, Fast track clinical cases and challenges in surgery.

Please collaborate with the chairperson or coordinator of your session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you during the congress.

All the speakers are expected to be at the room of their session at least 10 minutes before it starts, with the exception when you are participating as speaker or chairperson in another session. If this is the case, please contact the session’s coordinator to communicate the situation, please also communicate any concern, doubt or comment you might have prior the session.

Aiming to help you succeed in your role as speaker, we have prepared the expected speaker’s responsibilities session by session. If you have any questions, please contact spt.chile2019@gmail.com  with your query.

Opening Conference

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session.

Please collaborate with the coordinator of your session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you during the congress. Please also specify your audiovisual needs. Participate in the session following the chairperson’s dynamics.

Conference Women's Leadership in Surgery throughout History

Collaborate with the chairperson and speakers of your assigned session to agree on the woman surgeon you will choose and whose life will be presented during the session.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation about the life of the chosen woman surgeon emphasizing on her career’s trajectory, mentioning her achievements and the obstacles she experienced considering the circumstances of the time. The time for presenting is 7 minutes.

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts and be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session. Participate in the session following the chairperson’s dynamics.

Please collaborate with the coordinator of your session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you during the congress. Please also specify your audiovisual needs.

Fast track clinical cases

Please collaborate with the coordinator of your session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career in mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you during the congress. Please also specify your audiovisual needs.

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session.

The session can have a total duration of 35 or 45minutes, please see the scientific program for details.

Participate in the session following the chairperson’s dynamics, sharing your opinions and experience about the case emphasizing on the management options, the resources and technology available at your medical center and answering the questions that will be displayed in the screen during the session.

Conjoint Master Lecture

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session.

Please collaborate with the chairperson of your session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you during the congress. Please also specify your audiovisual needs.

Prepare your PowerPoint presentation with the visual aids needed for the development of the theme you will present.

The session has a total duration of 60 minutes.

Lunch with the Expert

Please collaborate with the chairperson of the lunch by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you during the lunch session. Please also specify your audiovisual needs if any.

Interact with diners and the chairperson sharing your knowledge and experience in the selected subject, through a relaxed conversation and answering the questions posed by the participants.

Symposium

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session. Please specify your audiovisual needs.

Collaborate with the coordinator of the session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you at the start of the session.

Collaborate with the session’s chairperson in the readying of the session and if requested by the chairperson prepare a PowerPoint presentation to be given in 5 minutes.  Actively participate in the round table between the speakers and public with duration of 8 minutes, guided by the chairperson.

Symposium - Videos

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session. Please also specify your audiovisual needs.

Collaborate with the coordinator of the session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career in mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you at the start of the session.

Present in a maximum of 10 minutes the trauma surgery or acute care surgery video or videos where you can show the surgical steps and treatment options based on visual injuries recorded.

Interact with the chairperson, speakers and the attending audience during the discussion of what is shown and answer the questions regarding the videos.

Challenges in Surgery

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session.

Collaborate with the coordinator of the session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career in mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you at the start of the session. Please also specify your audiovisual needs.

Interact with the chairperson, speakers and the attending audience during the discussion and answer the questions regarding the challenge presented by the chairperson.

Consensus

Prior to the congress: Collaborate with the coordinator of the session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career in mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you at the start of the session. Please also specify your audiovisual needs. Collaborate with the chairperson and other speakers on the development of the bibliographic review dynamics and the development of the proposal pre congress on the topic assigned to be discussed during the session. Review existing literature and guidelines on the topic well in advance prior to the session.

During the congress: Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session.  Be prepared to participate in a technically in-depth discussion in front of a participating audience.

Post-Congress: Write in collaboration with the chairperson and the other session’s speakers the conclusion reached during the congress and within two months of its ending submit a manuscript to the editorial committee of the Society to be included in the Journal. The details of how to write it and to whom send it are in the chairperson section. The session has a total duration of 60 minutes.

Conversations

Prior to the congress: Collaborate with the coordinator of the session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career in mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you at the start of the session. Sometimes the conversation can begin with a 10 minute PowerPoint introduction. If that the case, please also specify your audiovisual needs. Collaborate with the chairperson to plan the development the conversations’ session.

During the Congress: Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session. Express your opinion, point of view and experiences about the topic of the conversation. It is possible that the chairperson may ask a speaker to present in 10 minutes a brief introduction to the topic with the aid of a PowerPoint presentation to kindle the interest and start the conversation.

After Congress: Write in collaboration with the chairperson and the other session’s speakers the conclusion reached during the congress and within two months submit a manuscript to the editorial committee of the Society to be included in the Journal. The details of how to write it and to whom send it are in the chairperson section.

Master Lectures

Collaborate with the coordinator of the session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you at the start of the session. Please also specify your audiovisual needs.

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session block starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session. Prepare your PowerPoint presentation with the visual aids needed for the development of the theme you will present. The session can have a total duration of 20 or 25 minutes, please see the scientific program for details.

Aurelio Rodriguez Lecture

Collaborate with the chairperson of the session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you at the start of the session. Please also specify your audiovisual needs.

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session. Prepare your PowerPoint presentation with the visual aids needed for the development of the theme you will present.

To leave a legacy of your lecture, we kindly ask you that during the following month of the end of the congress, you send a manuscript of your conference to the editorial committee to be included in the Journal of the Society. The chairperson of your session will be in contact with you to support you. Please email it to Dr. Sandro Rizoli (srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery and to Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Congress Scientific Program.

Presidential Address

Collaborate with the chairperson of the session by providing the relevant information to him or her about your professional career mentioning your experience and knowledge on the subject of your session. He or she will write a brief summary to be used to introduce you at the start of the session. Please also specify your audiovisual needs.

Be at the assigned room’s door at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Be in communication with the coordinator and chairperson before the session in case of any queries, comments or last-minute changes prior to the session. Prepare your PowerPoint presentation with the visual aids needed for the development of the theme you will present.

To leave a legacy of your lecture, we kindly ask you that during a month following the end of the congress, you send a manuscript of your conference to the editorial committee to be included in the Journal of the Society. The chairperson of your session will be in contact with you to support you. Please email it to Dr. Sandro Rizoli (srizoli@hamad.qa) Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery and to Dr. Carlos Ordoñez (ordonezcarlosa@gmail.com) Director of the Congress Scientific Program.


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