National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

World Trauma Symposium to Debut at EMS World Expo 2012

November 21, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN.—EMS World Expo, the largest EMS event in North America, in conjunction with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), announces the debut of the World Trauma Symposium, a new event developed by NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee. The World Trauma Symposium will be hosted by the PHTLS Committee and EMS World Expo and held on November 1, 2012, at EMS World Expo in New Orleans.

The symposium will welcome paramedics, emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, EMS educators, emergency room nurses, trauma nurse coordinators, and other medical professionals who seek the best knowledge and information in prehospital trauma care. Attendees will learn the latest information on the care of prehospital trauma patients and global trends in trauma care from internationally recognized experts. All attendees will receive eight hours of CECBEMS, CME, or nursing continuing education credit.

The event will provide the opportunity for stakeholders in prehospital trauma care from around the world to:

  • Share the most up-to-date information on new techniques and protocols, lessons learned, and trends in the prehospital care of trauma patients.
  • Build and enhance international relationships among prehospital trauma care specialists to facilitate the global exchange of information.
  • Share issues and challenges faced in prehospital trauma care with an international audience and discuss how they may be addressed.

“The motto of PHTLS, 'Judgment based on Knowledge,' has become the international standard
for trauma patient care in the prehospital arena. This World Trauma Symposium is the next logical step to making good patient trauma care available to all injured patients on all continents,” says Norman E. McSwain, M.D., FACS, PHTLS Medical Director and Professor, Tulane University, Surgery, and Trauma Director, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center, ILH/MCLNO.

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