The 38th annual meeting of Point/Counterpoint will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on May 13 and 14. A number of things have changed. Again this year, the program will be two days. The focus will remain the same. This will be a review of state-of-the-art management strategies for common clinical problems, as well as challenging and controversial topics. This year Point/Counterpoint offers afternoon breakout sessions tailored to the specifics of “Difficult Exposures” and “Trauma Updates”. This year an additional breakout session for EMS providers has been added. This choice of sessions will appeal to a variety of participants. Various topics presented by subject matter experts in the field will provide state of the art information in an informative manner.
This year, we have attempted to make the content more broadly applicable to nurses, EMS, advanced practice professionals, and physicians from a variety of disciplines. Gathering all who care for these challenging patients for two days can only serve to make us all better.
This year, the Charles C. Wolferth Jr., MD Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Todd Rasmussen, MD. On Tuesday, James Manning, MD, will be presenting the Sharon M. Henry/Maryland COT Lecture.
Point/Counterpoint will assemble an expert faculty. We intend this to be evidence-based and expect a lively intellectual exchange. Our course syllabus will include a synopsis of each presentation and will be distributed at registration.
At the completion of this program, the attendee should be able to:
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.
Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, MCCM
Jose Diaz, MD, CNS, FACS, FCCM
Habeeba Park, MD, FACS
Sharon Henry, MD, FACS
David Efron, MD, FACS
Elliott Haut, MD, PhD, FACS
Kimberly Davis, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM
David Livingston, MD, FACS
James Brown, MA
To Register for the FULL CONFERENCE, Use the "ADD TO CART" option above:
EMS Providers: $135 for full conference
Nursing/Residents: $235 for full conference
Physicians: $345 for full conference
For ONE DAY Registrations, use the options below:
EMS Providers: $75 for one day
Nursing/Residents: $135 for one day
Physicians: $195 for one day
There are several convenient options for payment. We accept all major credit cards and checks. To register online, follow the link below. If you would like to submit payment in another form, please use the contact information below. For questions, concerns or problems with registration, please use the email address below. No refunds will be given for cancellations after May 24, 2018.
If you fax or email your registration form, you will receive a receipt and confirmation within 24 hours if sent during business hours. Your payment information is immediately destroyed after payment is processed.
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.