CAESARS PALACE
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
APRIL 9-11, 2018

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SAVE THE DATE!

TRAUMA, CRITICAL CARE & ACUTE CARE SURGERY 2018
APRIL 9-11, 2018

THIS SECTION CONTAINS:


  • 2018 GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  • 2018 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
  • 2018 CANCELLATION INFORMATION
  • 2018 HOTEL INFORMATION
  • 2018 SPECIAL AIRFARE OFFERS (Pending)
  • 2018 SPECIAL GROUND TRANSPORTATION OFFERS

About the Course

This annual Las Vegas Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Conference has become the best attended such course in the world. Word of mouth endorsements have led to this course being oversubscribed the last 10 years, and of the more than 1300 attendees, over 80% are physicians. Our faculty are physicians in active practice who continue "in the trenches" day after day, night after night, dealing with the most complex surgical challenges. Each year, new "rising stars" join a seasoned, expert and familiar faculty. As you visit the Scientific Program section of our site, you will be impressed that such a stellar faculty has been assembled and how so much practical surgical information has been incorporated into two and one-half days. Past attendees have aptly described the conference content as an, "Incredible journey in surgical knowledge, with ‘tour guides' whose expertise and personalities make every excursion a uniquely exceptional experience," "Amazingly wonderful, fast paced experience – like drinking water from a fire hose – blew me away!" "No other course like this in the world; can't wait to return next year."

As we enter our 51st anniversary record-breaking year, it is appropriate that the continued focus be TRAUMA, CRITICAL CARE, & ACUTE CARE SURGERY. For every community, there continues to be a need for surgical and medical teams to evaluate and treat the sickest of the sick and the severely injured. With many recent surgical graduates going into practices based primarily in minimally invasive surgical subspecialties, it is appropriate that this course take a leadership role in providing a continuing education venue for the complex operative and critical care surgical challenges, with major trauma continuing to be the epitome of such challenges.

Again this year, in response to your requests, we are pleased to offer yet another component to the conference - MOC. MOC Part 2 requires that 60 out of 90 hours must include a self-assessment activity. This meeting will contain a self-assessment component

Goals

This program offers comprehensive continuing education in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients, stressing current basic and cutting edge guidelines and technology for evaluation, diagnosis and management. The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for ill and injured patients in rural, urban and suburban hospitals.

OBJECTIVES

1)Describe innovative, appropriate techniques and technology for optimal care of the injured or seriously ill patient in urban and rural environments, 2) Apply concepts from urban and rural trauma and acute care surgery cases to the practice setting, 3) Describe practical exposure techniques and guidelines for management and early control of injuries and acute surgical conditions, 4) Discuss appropriate surgical response and timing of intervention for diverse traumatic injuries and critical illnesses, 5) Identify the dilemmas, ethics, and solutions relative to managing critically ill and injured patients, 6) Discuss care issues particular to the surgical intensive care unit, including infections, hypoxia, ICP, vasopressors, the frail patient, mobility, and pain management., 7) Address issues relative to trauma and acute care surgery evolution, including splenic angiography, common bile duct exploration, DVT prophylaxis in severe head trauma, TEG, surgical technology, TXA, and complications of acute spinal cord injury, 8) Discuss how to respond to unique situations, including loss of vascular skills and knowledge, optimizing the rural trauma team, care in level 1 vs level 2 trauma centers, family member presence in trauma resuscitation, conflict resolution, the opioid epidemic, and recognizing futility 9) Recognize and evaluate management of complicated conditions, including transaxial pelvic gunshot wounds, the frozen abdomen, the difficult duodenal ulcer, perineal injuries, OB & GYN emergencies, the shattered kidney, and injuries at the GE Junction, 10) Discuss the efficacy of FAST in trauma.

Educational Methods

Didactic lectures, panel discussions, audiovisual aids, course syllabus, questions and answers and self-test.

Target Audience

The course is primarily designed for trauma surgeons working in Level I-IV trauma centers. In addition, general surgeons, emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, trauma coordinators, surgical residents, thoracic surgeons, trauma nurses, physician assistants, administrators and EMS coordinators will benefit from this course.

 

2018 ACCREDITATION INFORMATION IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

2017 ACCREDITATION


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT

The American College of Surgeons is reviewing this activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation will also be applied for from other appropriate medical specialty organizations.

For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC)

MOC Part 2 requires that 60 out of 90 hours must include a self-assessment activity.
This meeting will contain a self-assessment component

REGISTRATION

Registration is limited to the first 1,300 registrants. To register online using a credit card, complete the online registration form found in the Registration section of this web site. If you wish to pay by check or money order, complete the Advance Registration Form [pdf] and mail it to the indicated address. There is a $95.00 charge for cancellations, and no refunds after MARCH 14, 2018.

The registration fee includes: participation in all sessions, course syllabus, continental breakfasts, coffee and refreshment breaks, breakfast programs, Monday Luncheon Session, and the Tuesday evening Meet the Professor-Discuss the Issues reception and dance.

Please note that there is a lower EARLY registration fee for paid registrations received by MARCH 2, 2018.

We cannot take course reservations over the phone or via fax

CANCELLATION POLICY
REFUNDS
are available, less a $95.00 processing fee, up to March 14, 2018. No refunds will be given on requests postmarked after March 14, 2018. Please note that cancellations must be submitted in writing prior to March 14, 2018. Cancellations will not be accepted over the telephone. Upon receipt of your letter/email of cancellation, you will receive immediate confirmation. No refunds will be issued after March 14, 2018. If canceling, mail/fax your cancellation request on or before March 14 to:

 

Mary Allen, Program Coordinator
EMAIL: REDSTART@AOL.COM
Trauma & Critical Care Foundation
P.O. Box 35850
Houston, Texas 77235
Telephone: 713-798-4557
Fax: 713/796-9605
Email: Redstart@aol.com

2018 HOTEL INFORMATION

Please book your hotel EARLY TO GET THE LOWER RATES! Room rates vary greatly, depending on When and Where you book! You have MANY GREAT HOTEL ACCOMMODATION CHOICES!

We have a block of rooms in FOUR DIFFERENT TOWERS at CAESARS PALACE

CAESARS PALACE (Meeting Hotel)

Classic Room (Forum Tower) .................................$199.00
Palace Tower Deluxe King (Meeting Tower)...........$235.00
Julius Tower............................................................$265.00
Augustus Tower…………………………………….……….…….$265.00

NOBU HOTEL
Caesars luxury boutique hotel located in the center of Caesars Palace

Nobu Luxury King........................$265.00

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE NOW
online booking will be available in late August


To Book Caesars Palace or Nobu by phone, CALL IN AVAILBLE IN LATE AUGUST
PLEASE NOTE THAT CAESARS CHARGES A $15 FEE FOR PHONE RESERVATIONS.
THERE IS NO CHARGE
FOR RESERVATIONS BOOKED ONLINE
Your Group Code WILL BE POSTED IN LATE AUGUST


THE FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
(Immediately across Strip from Caesars Palace)
GO Room ............................$109.00

CALL IN AVAILABLE IN LATE AUGUST
PLEASE NOTE THAT CAESARS CHARGES A $15 FEE FOR PHONE RESERVATIONS.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR RESERVATIONS BOOKED ONLINE

Your Group Code WILL BE POSTED IN LATE AUGUST

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE NOW

To book the FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS by phone, call - NUMBER WILL BE POSTED IN LATE AUGUST.
Your GROUP CODE WILL BE POSTED IN LATE AUGUST

RESORT FEE IS COMPLIMENTARY FOR ALL ATTENDEES!

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK HOTEL ONLINE NOW!


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR LOW GROUP RATES through MARCH 6, 2018,
or until our room block sells out, whichever comes first.


Please remember that our room block has sold out at least 6 weeks prior to the meeting
for the past four years, so you must book early to stay at the convention hotel!





For additional information, contact:
Mary Allen, Program Coordinator
EMAIL: redstart@aol.com
Trauma & Critical Care Foundation
P.O. Box 35850
Houston, Texas 77235
Telephone: 713-798-4557
Fax: 713-796-9605
Email: Redstart@aol.com





TRAUMA, CRITICAL CARE & ACUTE CARE SURGERY 2018

United Airlines
is pleased to offer special discounts published fares

for Conference Attendees!

Save an additional amount by booking your own reservations at
www.united.com

Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts
by inserting ZXN2 the Offer Code box

Or Call your travel professional or United Meetings at
800-426-1122 for reservations

Refer to
Z Code: ZXN2
and Agreement Code: 649022

Outside the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office



AIRPORT GROUND TRANSPORTATION IN LAS VEGAS
2018 GROUND TRANSPORTATION INFO WILL BE POSTED IN LATE AUGUST


In addition to available shuttles and taxis to transport you between McCarran Int'l Airport and your hotel, LASxpress is offering our attendees $11 one-way transfer (1 or more stops) and Xpress Non-Stop Service for $18 per person (one way)


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