At the completion of this program, the attendee should be able to:
- Cite evidence-based algorithms for management of the acutely ill patient population
- Describe specific management approaches to special injuries and different disease entities in the acute care setting
- Objectively analyze the ongoing controversies in critical care management.
This meeting will address relevant issues in trauma, emergency general surgery, and critical care. The format of Point/Counterpoint, a pro/con debate, will allow for critical analyses of the current body of evidence with interaction from the moderators, the presenters, and the meeting participants.
Day 1 will focus on management issues in trauma and acute care surgery. The Wolferth Lecture will be given by L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, D.Sc (Hon), FACS, FCCM.
Day 2 will be devoted to controversial topics in surgical critical care. The Sharon M. Henry/Maryland COT Lecture will be delivered by Philip S. Barie, MD, MBA, MCCM, FIDSA, FACS.
ROOM RESERVATION INFORMATION:
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Rate: $209.00 per room/per night (plus tax and occupancy)
Group Rate Cut-Off
Cancellation Policy- 72 hours prior to arrival
Check-in 3:00 pm and Check –out 11:00 am
Hotel Phone Reservation : 443-573-8700
Rates can vary for the hotel garage; we suggest viewing online options for parking areas within close proximity to the hotel.
Charles C. Wolferth, Jr., MD, nationally know surgeon and medical trauma expert, spearheaded a state law that created the Pennsylvania Trauma System Foundation. He battled for decades to develop a foundation that would monitor the quality of care in hospital trauma centers. His goal was to help prevent victims from dying needlessly during that "golden hour" - the first 60 minutes of care that can make the difference between life and death. Ultimately, the foundation became a model for other states.
"Dr. Wolferth created a model that no other state can match," said Dr. C William Schwab, Chief of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Known as the "surgeon's surgeon," Schwab said, "there was no one better."
Dr. Wolferth was head of the department of surgery at Graduate Hospital when he retired in 1998. During his 44-year career, he was department head, surgeon and teacher at HUP, Hahnamann University and Presbyterian Hospitals, and other medical centers. He was a member of 56 medical societies and the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious National Safety Council Surgeons Award for Services to Safety in 2000.
Dr. Wolferth was the chief architect of the Point/Counterpoint Acute Care Surgery Conference.
All conference proceeds are used to fund resident research and education.