2017 Trauma Symposium

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 28th Annual Trauma Symposium.

The two-day event is scheduled for Feb. 10-11 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:
• Explain the importance of time to patient survival and how this affects your actions at the scene.
• Recognize two common forms of penetrating trauma and discuss associated mechanisms and extent of injury.
• Identify and initiate treatment of the potentially life-threatening chest and abdominal injuries.
• Identify unique characteristics for the pediatric and geriatric trauma populations, including common types of injuries, anatomy and physiologic differences, and long term effects of injury.
• Describe the characteristics of successful trauma teams from injury onset through recovery or donation.

This year’s featured speaker is Marc Levy, MD, who will discuss “Pulse Nightclub: The Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History.” Dr. Levy is surgeon in Orlando who was part of the response team that treated 44 gunshot victims at once, just months after practicing for an active shooter mass casualty drill.

The 28th 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.


Amanda Miller