xxxii Panamerican Congress of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
November 13-16, 2019 ~ La Serena, Chile
PTS ANNUAL MEETING 2019 CANCELLED!
To my PTS colleagues
I am greatly saddened to tell you that we have decided to cancel this year’s Panamerican Trauma Society Congress. The Executive Committee and I very carefully followed the political and social upheaval that has transpired in Chile. The bottom line is that we simply do not feel it is safe to hold the annual Congress.
Our hearts go out to our Chilean surgical brothers and sisters. We hope that the conflict is resolved in the very near future for everybody’s sake. However, the Executive Committee unanimously voted to cancel the meeting. At this point, it is unclear if the Chilean society will hold its meeting. If it does, we have volunteered to try to participate, as possible via electronic media.
More information will follow as it is available.
Please join me in wishing our Chilean colleagues our best wishes.