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PANAMERICAN TRAUMA SOCIETY

SOCIEDAD PANAMERICANA de TRAUMA

Program schedule

The Panamerican Trauma Society is pleased to collaborate with the Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugia to organize the PTS annual meeting 2018. The XXXI Panamerican Congress of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery will be held from August 14 to 17 in Cartagena, Colombia, and the conference aims to provide a forum for education and training opportunities for surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and members of surgical equipment. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE — ALL DAYS:  August 14–17, 2018

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

Pre-congress courses:  Resuscitative Endovascular Ballon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA), Trauma Nursing, Rib Fixation, Ultra Sound in Emergency & Trauma - USET 1-2, Advanced Disaster Medical Response (ADMR), & Surgical Skills in Trauma (DQT)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018

Opening Remarks, North v South, Cases 1-4, Conversations on Trauma, and other 
Oral podium presentations (abstracts):  General, Residents, and Students Categories
Mini-oral presentations (abstracts):  General, Residents, and Students Categories
Trauma Nursing Symposium:  Trauma in the Americas
PTS Permanent and Ad-Hoc Committee Meetings

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018

Presidential Lectures, North v South, Cases 5-8 , Conversations on Inequalities of Trauma, Consensus and Recommendations Sessions, PTS Board Meeting
Medical Student Symposium
Trauma Nursing Symposium:  Trauma in the Americas

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

North v South [PTS v AAST], Cases 9-12, PTS General Assembly, Conversations about Firearms and Mass Casualties, Consensus and Recommendations Sessions
Course:  Critical Decisions in Trauma
Course:  Stop the Bleed
Paramedics and Emergency Professionals Symposium
This year the scientific program is innovative and aims to stimulate the participation of all the attendees (very interactive). The topics are cutting-edge and envigorating while the city of Cartagena is among the best places in the Americas for a visit.

As you read the scientific program please keep in mind that  few changes may still happen. We encourage you to periodically check back for changes.


We look forward to seeing you in Cartagena, Colombia this August!

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