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26th Annual Trends in Trauma Conference


May 13, 2021

In addition to providing health care professionals with the latest in trauma care, this virtual conference offers important trauma management information to pre-hospital personnel, emergency room, physicians, critical care and bedside staff.

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In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



6:55 – 7:00am Welcome
6:00 – 7:45am
Salvage and Reconstruction of the Mangled Limb
David M. Brogan, MD, MDc
7:45 – 8:30am
Obstetric Trauma for the non-obstetric provider
Jonathan Hirshberg, MD

8:30 – 8:45am

Break/Exhibitor Viewing
8:45 – 9:30am
Latest and Greatest in Prehospital Trauma Care
Jennifer Leonard, MD, PhD
9:30 – 10:15am
Trauma in a World with COVID
Jason Snyder, MD

10:15 – 10:30am

Break/Exhibitor Viewing
10:30 – 11:15am
Burn and Inhalations Injuries
Jessica Kramer, MD
11:15 – Noon
Open abdomen in the rural setting: indications, implications & applications
Stephen Barnes, MD, FACS

Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch/Exhibitor Viewing
1:00 – 1:45pm
Mental Health Crisis in “Healthcare Heroes”
Bridgette Svancarek, MD, FAEMS
1:45 – 2:30pm
Disaster Medicine in a time of Covid-19
Douglas Char, MD, FACEP 

2:30 – 2:45pm

Break/Exhibitor Viewing
2:45 – 3:30pm
Sean McEvoy, MD
3:30 – 4:15pm
Do You Even POCUS?
Carl "Chip" Lange, MSBS, PA-C


David M. Brogan, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine

Stephen L Barnes, MD, FACS
Interim Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery
University of Missouri
Colombia, MO

Douglas Char, MD, FACEP
Washington University School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
Incident Management Team
US Dept of Health & Human Services
Assistant Sect Preparedness & Response, Office of Emergency Management & Medical Operations, National Disaster Medical System

Jonathan (Jake) Hirshberg, MD
Clinical Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Surgical Critical Care
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Department of Surgery 
Washington University in St. Louis

Jessica B. Kramer, MD
Associate Program Director, General Surgery
Assistant Professor
Department of Acute and Critical Care Surgery
Co-Director ICU Resident Education
Washington University, St. Louis

Carl Lange, PA
Founder and CEO
Practical POCUS

Jennifer Leonard, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Acute and Critical Care Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine

Sean McEvoy, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine

Jason Snyder, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine

Bridgette Svancarek, MD, FAEMS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Program Director EMS Fellowship
Division of Emergency Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine


Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For Missouri EMS: 7.5 hours of Continuing Education is awarded per day, as approved by Barnes-Jewish Hospital accredited Training Entity #51007C Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

For nurses: 7.5 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this program. Barnes-Jewish Hospital Center for Practice Excellence is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Primary Nurse Planner: Kelly Coppinger, BSN, RN, NPD-BC


This program is jointly provided by Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Center for Practice Excellence. It is also funded in part by educational grants from various commercial organizations. A complete list of commercial supports and contributors will be available at the time of the conference. Some companies may also exhibit.


It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculties participating in this activity are expected to disclose to the audience any financial interest or other relationship he/she has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products(s) discussed in an educational presentation.


Douglas Schuerer, MD, FACS, FCCM
Director of Trauma
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Director of Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Associate Professor
Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Kelly Coppinger, BSN, RN, NPD-BC
Practice Specialist
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Heather Heil, MHA
Injury Prevention Outreach Supervisor
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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