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

Reduced Mortality with Prehospital Whole Blood in the Hemorrhaging Trauma Patient
Dr. Christopher "C. J." Winckler MD, LP, FAEMS, Deputy Medical Director at UT Health San Antonio

Impact of Helmet Law Repeal on Motorcycle Crash Incidents Attended by EMS in Missouri
Morgan K. Anderson, MPH, Epidemiologist–Clinical & Research Services at ImageTrend

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.