March 18-20, 2013• CAESARS PALACE • LAS VEGAS, NV
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 faculty. As you visit the Scientific Program section of our site, you will be impressedthat 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, it blew me away!" "No other course like this in the world; can't wait to return next year."
As we enter our 46th 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.