NHRMC and SEAHEC to Host 27th Annual Trauma Symposium

January 20, 2016

WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) are bringing national and international experts to educate regional medical teams on the latest in caring for patients with traumatic injuries during the 27th Annual Trauma Symposium.

The two-day event is scheduled for Feb. 12-13 at the Wilmington Convention Center. Organizers expect hundreds of medical providers with an interest in emergency, trauma and acute care to attend. This year’s trauma symposium objectives are to:

  • Develop pre-hospital skills and strategies to prevent airway loss and secure patient airways
  • Identify strategies to meet challenges of triage, hemorrhage control, and limited resources in rural and urban trauma patients
  • Describe characteristics of successful trauma teams throughout the continuum of care for the trauma patient
  • Identify ways that trauma affects the physical and emotional future of pediatric and geriatric populations
  • Recognize the application of wartime lessons to civilian trauma care

This year’s featured speaker is L.D. Britt, MD, who will discuss “New Challenges in Trauma Care.” Dr. Britt is a Brickhouse Professor of Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is also the former president of the American College of Surgeons and former president of the Southern Surgical Association.

The 27th Annual Trauma Symposium is sponsored by NHRMC and SEAHEC to advance care through education. The symposium is open to the public with advance registration. A full schedule and registration information are available at www.seahec.net.