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Trauma Surgeon and Survivor Will Deliver Keynote Address at ACS TQIP Annual Meeting

Trauma Quality Improvement Program

Todd Maxson, MD, FACS, will deliver the Keynote and Trauma Survivor talk at the 2019 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) Annual Meeting. Dr. Maxson will share his unique experience witnessing the functioning of the Arkansas Trauma System from both sides, as both a surgeon and later a patient. Dr. Maxson is the surgeon in chief and chief of trauma and burns, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, and a professor of surgery at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Dr. Maxson moved to Arkansas in 2009 to help establish the Arkansas Trauma System. In September 2017, he was riding home on his motorcycle when he was struck by a car. The crash resulted in a shattered pelvis and right femur, torn ligaments, and a fibial fracture in his left knee, two broken bones in his right arm, and a torn bladder. Dr. Maxson requested the paramedics take him to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital, the only ACS-verified adult Level I trauma center in the state.

Dr. Maxson credits the trauma system he helped create in Arkansas with saving his life. The infrastructure in place since the establishment of the trauma system allowed for a quick response and high level of care that ultimately saved Dr. Maxson’s life.

Dr. Maxson’s address, Trauma Survivor—There Is No "I" in Team, will take place 3:00–4:00 pm November 16 at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX. Register today for the 2019 TQIP Annual Meeting.

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