Advancing the EMS profession

World Trauma Symposium Program

World Trauma Symposium 2023: Extraordinary Lessons in Prehospital Trauma Care
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, La Nouvelle Ballroom A-B, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

September 19, 2023

8:00 a.m.

Welcome, Review of Program, Sponsor Recognition
Col (Ret) Warren Dorlac, MD, FACS, COL (RET), USAF, MC, FS, and CAPT Margaret Morgan, MD, FACS, CAPT, MC(FS/FMF), USNR, Moderators

8:05 a.m. 

Sports Trauma-Induced Cardiac Arrest 
Timothy Pritts, MD, PhD, FACS

8:35 a.m.  

Controversies in TBI Care:
Pediatrics and Adults
Jeff Elder, MD and LJ Relle, BBA, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C

9:05 a.m.  Is it a Trauma or is it a Stroke:
Field Determination

Tracy Zito, MD, FACS, FRCS(G)

9:35 a.m. 

Break and Exhibits

9:50 a.m. 

Penetrating Wounding Ballistics
Jay Johannigman, MD, FACS, FCCM

10:20 a.m. 

Top Prehospital Trauma Research

10:50 a.m.

Industrial Emergencies:
Case Studies from New Orleans EMS /UMC New Orleans Burn Center
Jeffrey Carter, MD and Carl Flores, EMT  

11:20 a.m.  Dive Emergencies: Case Studies from the Deep

CAPT (Ret) Frank Butler, MD, FAAO, FUHM

11:50 a.m.


12:20 p.m.

Scott Frame Lecture: Patient to Provider
Stuart Glover, BSc, MPP

12:50 p.m.

Presentation of WTS leadership awards

1:20 p.m. 

Welcome to the Afternoon Session
Col (Ret) Warren Dorlac, MD and CAPT Margaret Morgan, MD, Moderators

1:25 p.m.

Trauma in the Alaskan Wilderness
Paul Barendregt, EMT-P, BS, CMSgt (Ret)

1:55 p.m.

Controversies in Airway Management: Pediatric and Adult
Peter DeBlieux, MD

2:25 p.m.
Tourniquet Field Assessment and Conversion  

CSM Curtis Conklin

2:55 p.m.

Break and Exhibits

3:10 p.m. 

Why Triage Systems Fail 
Lt. Col. Stephen Rush, MD

3:40 p.m.

Prehospital Advanced Resuscitation Protocol
Science Behind the Protocols
Juan Duchesne, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM

4:05 p.m.

Blood in the Big Easy
NOLA Program Implementation
Major Tom Dransfield, NRP
Lieutenant Joe Frazier, NRP
Lieutenant Shaquille Harris, NRP

4:25 p.m.

Prehospital Advanced Resuscitation Protocol Panel Discussion:
Outcomes and Field Experience
Major Tom Dransfield, NRP
John Hunt, MD
Juan Duchesne, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM
Meg Marino, MD, FAAP

4:50 p.m. 

Closing Comments

5:00 p.m.