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32° Panamerican Congress of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery &
92° Congreso Chileno e International de Cirugía

Education, Science, & Professional Enrichment

Mark your calendars!

For the past 30 years, the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) has established a proud tradition of providing education to help academic surgeons advance in their careers. In 2019 the PTS is collaborating with the Sociedad de Cirujanos de Chile (SoCiCh) to carry out its annual conference.

The 32° Panamerican Congress of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, & the 92° Congreso Chileno e International de Cirugia will be held on November 13-16, 2019 at the Hotel Club La Serena, and Enjoy Coquimbo Hotel de la Bahia. (See map on the right ).

We hope you will join us for three exhilarating days of learning, collaborating and professional networking. Each year the PTS meeting continues to grow, and the science gets better, in 2019 we expect to continue our growth and our success depends on you!

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2019 Annual Conference.

Call for Abstracts

We want to hear about your scientific work!

The Call for Abstracts 2019 is now open! Click here for more information.

Scientific Program

The PTS scientific program provides surgeons, residents, students and other health care members the opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of educational sessions as well as to interact and network with their peers. The program offers innovative educational opportunities to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to deliver high quality surgical care for physicians and health care personnel at all stages of their careers. The scientific program will focus on clinical topics based on evidence and innovative science and will also offer nonclinical content, pre-congress courses, research presentations through oral podium and mini-oral presentations.

PTS is supporting the “Go green” initiative in 2019! We will not be providing a hard copy of the Program Booklet. Please visit the Program Page on the website for PDF files of the meeting schedule and list of abstracts for oral presentations.

Download our app (available Aug. 2019) for up-to-date information and assembly materials.

Pre-Congress Courses. 

More information coming soon.


More information coming soon.

Become a PTS member to get a discount on your registration!

Hotel, Travel, and Transport

Make hotel reservations that best suit your needs at:

Hotel Club La Serena – Located in Avenida del Mar the hotel offers beautiful views to the Pacific Ocean. For more information visit

Enjoy Coquimbo Hotel de la Bahia – Situated on the shore of Coquimbo with magnificent ocean views. Please visit for more details.

 We advise you to make your reservation early to have the best choice of hotels.

The contact information of the official travel agency for this event will be published soon!

Exhibitors & Sponsors

We are excited to invite you to sponsor and exhibit at the 32° Panamerican Congress of Trauma, Critical Care & the 92° Congreso Chileno e International de Cirugia on November 13-16, 2019 at Hotel Club La Serena, and Enjoy Coquimbo Hotel de la Bahia.

The Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) annual meetings typically attract 700-1000 attendees from all over the Americas. The PTS conference is an excellent opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to make valuable contacts through our targeted audience. The Exhibit and Sponsor brochure outlines the many opportunities to reach in this critical market, including sponsorship opportunities, exhibits spaces, and advertising. More information is coming soon!

Information for Presenters, Discussants, and Faculty. 

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Join us in Coquimbo and La Serena to

learn, contribute, network, and sightseeing!

See video below to listen about last year's congress & what we expect for the annual meeting 2019!

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