Trauma Symposium

Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium

William A.L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship
John Campbell Tribute Lecture
April 22-24, 2020
The Battle House Hotel
Mobile, Alabama

 

Mark your calendars now. 

Southflight landing at USA Health University HospitalOur 11th Annual Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium and the William A.L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship are scheduled for April 22-24, 2020. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. The William A.L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship is a memorial lecture presented annually to honor the life of Mr. Mitchell. The keynote speaker for the lecture will be Eileen Bugler, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor, Division of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Surgery, and Chief of Trauma for Harborview Medical Center.

The Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium is an annual event designed to educate all providers in our region who care for critically injured patients. Our goal this year is to provide current evidence-based concepts and techniques of resuscitation, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic intervention from scientific and humanistic perspectives. Specific updates on Trauma, Emergency Surgery, EMS, and Critical Care Medicine will be of interest to EMS, nurses, physicians, residents, and others. The format for our event will consist of 15-minute lectures followed by a question-and-answer section for each session. In addition, this year we will have breakout sessions for EMS and Trauma in the afternoons.

We are excited to collaborate with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Chapter – American College of Surgeons this year. Our event will transpire at the beautiful Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Topics will cover a variety of fields including EMS, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Trauma.

This year we will again continue our tribute to John Campbell, founder and president of International Trauma Life Support. Dr. Campbell is known for his groundbreaking work in developing prehospital trauma assessment and trauma care worldwide.

We will be offering 2-3 educational courses on April 22, which will include Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC), Advanced Burn Life support (ABLE), and Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC).

What Attendees Will Gain from the Symposium

  • Unparalleled ability to network with attendees from the healthcare industry, academia, consulting and regulatory agencies
  • Access to the latest scientific findings, regulatory requirements, best practices
  • Literature based on clinical experiences

 

▼   William A.L. Mitchell Lecture

William A.L. Mitchell This memorial lecture is presented annually to honor the life of William A.L. Mitchell, who died in 2005 from severe traumatic injuries sustained in a car accident. Following his treatment at the USA Trauma Center – in appreciation for the care he received – his family established the endowment and the lecture series both to memorialize William and to improve trauma patient care in our region through education. William was a senior at UMS-Wright Preparatory School at the time of his death. 

The William A.L. Mitchell Lecture has served as a platform to educate and convey trauma awareness to healthcare providers and residents of the Mobile, Ala., area.  Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death in young people. According to the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration NHTSA, education has helped decrease the number of fatalities among teenagers of ages 14 through 18.  Below are some facts concerning the progress of teenagers killed in motor vehicle crashes during the 5 year period from 2007 thru 2011:

  • Teen drivers killed – decreased by 43%.
  • Teen drivers involved in fatal crashes decreased by 44%.
  • Teen drivers who have been killed with positive blood alcohol levels has risen from 24% to 27%.
  • Teen drivers speeding in fatal crashes remain at 35%.
  • Teen passenger/ teen vehicle drivers killed who were unrestrained remains around 53%.
  • In 2011, 2,105 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes. Almost half (45%) of those teen drivers died in the crashes.
  • 20 percent of teen drivers who died in motor vehicle crashes were driving with an invalid driver license.
  • Speeding was a factor in crashes for 35 percent of the teen drivers in fatal crashes in 2011.
  • A teen’s behavior can affect his peers’ behavior. When the teen driver in a fatal crash was unrestrained, almost four fifths of that driver’s teen passengers were unrestrained as well.
  • Although all States have Zero Tolerance Laws for drinking and driving under age 21, 505 people died in crashes in which 14- to 18-year-old drivers had alcohol in their systems.
  • Twelve percent of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were distracted at the time of the crash. A total of 270 people died in these crashes.

Previous William A.L. Mitchell Endowed Lecturers

2007: J. David Richardson, M.D. 
2008: Gregory J. Jurkovich, M.D. 
2010: Kenneth L. Mattox, M.D. 
2011: Norman E. McSwain, M.D. 
2012: Donald Trunkey, M.D. 
2013: Demetrios Demetriades, M.D. 
2014: Timothy C. Fabian, M.D. 
2015: Thomas M. Scalea, M.D. 
2016: L.D. Britt, M.D. 
2017: Steven Wolf, M.D. 
2018: David A. Spain, M.D. 
2019: Hasan Alama, M.D. 

▼   Conference Exhibitors & Supporters

Educational and registration fees for participants are kept at a minimum through the generous support of exhibitors and supporters. Exhibitors include state-of-the-art equipment, products and professional services.  Their ongoing commitment to the Trauma Symposium, makes it possible for us to offer this quality educational experience.  This conference would not be possible without their support. 

We have a grand prize that will be awarded to help encourage interaction between our attendees and our supporters booths.  During breaks and lunch, please visit the exhibitors to meet their regional representative and learn more about their products and services.

▼   Registration & Fees

The registration fee includes all course materials, certificates of attendance and CME credits. Participants assume responsibility for hotel accommodations and all other meals.

How to register

  • Online - Register online at our Eventbrite page
  • Telephone - Have your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card and course information ready, then call (251) 471-7971.
  • Fax - Paying by credit card or Interoffice transfer? Download the Registration Form [PDF], complete and fax to (251) 471-7334.
  • Email - Paying by credit card or Interoffice Transfer? Download the Registration Form [PDF], complete and email to rscarbrough@health.southalabama.edu.
  • Mail - Download the Registration Form [PDF]. Mail your completed registration form to: USA Health University Hospital, Attn: Rebecca Scarbrough, 2451 University Hospital Drive, Suite 10-I, Mobile, AL 36617

Registration prices

  • Physicians/Surgeons - $300.00
  • Physicians Assistants/Pharmacist - $50.00
  • Nurse Practitioners  - $50.00
  • Nurses - $50.00
  • EMS - $50.00 
  • Technicians - $50.00
  • Residents - $25.00
  • Students - $25.00

Hotel Reservations

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Start Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
End Date: Friday, April 24, 2020
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa for $189-199 per night.

Book your group rate for the USA Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given for written cancellation received on or before April 1, 2020.  No refunds will be given after this date. USA Health University Hospital is not responsible for any cancellation or charge assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

▼   Contact Us

Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium
2451 University Hospital Drive, Suite 10-I
Mobile, AL 36617
Phone: (251) 471-7971

Rebecca Scarbrough
rscarbrough@health.southalabama.edu  

▼   Information for Exhibitors

We would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming Annual Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium and the William A.L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship on April 23-24, 2020. Our symposium has grown significantly over the past three years. In 2019, the symposium had over 300 attendees from 5 states. In 2020, the Alabama EMS Division within Alabama Department of Public Health will sponsor our symposium as the primary education event for Emergency Medical Services (paramedics, EMTs, etc.) for the entire state of Alabama. We expect over 500 participants this year!

Our vendors enjoy a tremendous amount of exposure since they will be located within the heart of our symposium. You will have many opportunities to interact with all of our symposium attendees to really highlight your products and services.  To encourage participation, we will have a “visit the vendors” raffle. We would greatly appreciate any door prizes that you would be able to donate to the raffle. Lunch will be on site to increase considerable participant activity and interaction within the exhibit hall. In order to help minimize the cost to professionals wishing to attend next year’s event, sponsorships are available for Platinum, Gold A & B, Silver and Bronze Level. (see breakdown at the end.)

The Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium is an annual event designed to educate all providers in our region who care for critically injured patients. Our goal this year is to provide current evidence-based concepts and techniques of resuscitation, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic intervention from scientific and humanistic perspectives. Specific updates on Trauma, Emergency Surgery, EMS, and Critical Care Medicine will be of interest to EMS, nurses, physicians, residents, and others.

We are excited to collaborate with the Alabama Gulf EMS System a Division of Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Chapter – American College of Surgeons this year. Our event will transpire at the beautiful Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Topics will cover a variety of fields including EMS, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Trauma.

The William A.L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship is a memorial lecture presented annually to honor the life of Mr. Mitchell. The keynote speaker for the lecture will be Eileen Bugler, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor, Division of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Surgery, and Chief of Trauma for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

The John Campbell Lecture is a memorial lecture presented annually to honor the life of John Campbell. Dr. Campbell was the founder and president of International Trauma Life Support, and known for his groundbreaking work in developing prehospital trauma assessment and trauma care worldwide.

1. Platinum Sponsors: $5,000

  1. Lunch Sponsor
  2. Signage on tables 
  3. Premium exhibit booth
  4. 8x 6 exhibit table, draped tablecloth two chairs, waste basket.
  5. Full page ad in brochure
  6. Announcement during conference
  7. List of conference attendee
  8. WiFi Access

2. Gold Level A (2 available): $2,500

  1. Breakfast Sponsor
  2. Premium exhibit booth
  3. 8 x 6 exhibit table, draped tablecloth two chairs, waste basket.
  4. ½ page ad in conference brochure
  5. List of conference attendee
  6. WiFi Access

3. Gold Level B (4 available): $2,500

  1. Break Sponsor
  2. Premium exhibit booth
  3. 8 x 6 exhibit table, draped tablecloth two chairs, waste basket.
  4. ½ page ad in conference brochure
  5. List of conference attendee
  6. WiFi Access

4. Gold Level C (1 available): $2,500

  1. Premium exhibit booth
  2. 8 x 6 exhibit table, draped tablecloth two chairs, waste basket.
  3. List of conference attendee
  4. ½ page ad in conference brochure
  5. WiFi Access

5. Silver Level (2 available): $1,500

  1. Premium exhibit booth
  2. 8 x 6 exhibit table, draped tablecloth two chairs, waste basket.
  3. List of conference attendee

6. Bronze Level: $1,300

  1. 8 x 6 exhibit table, draped tablecloth two chairs, waste basket.
  2. List of conference attendee

Exhibition spaces will be pre-assigned.  The hotel provides valet parking at an additional fee.

Register Now [PDF] to secure your booth. Complete the registration form and return by mail, fax or email. You can send us a check or pay with a credit card using the PayPal tool below. To learn more, please contact Rebecca Scarbrough at rscarbrough@health.southalabama.edu. A limited number or prime exhibitor spaces available this year, so act quickly to secure your spot. If you are not the right contact in your company, please forward this to the appropriate person who has responsibility to sign up for this type of event. This is a great opportunity to showcase your organization’s products and services. I look forward to meeting you at Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium

 

 

Sincerely,

Rebecca Scarbrough, B.S.
Coordinator, Trauma Education, Research & Outreach
Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery and Division of Burns
USA Health, University Hospital