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Committee on Trauma 98th Annual Meeting

2020 ACS Committee on Trauma Meeting and ATLS Global Symposium

Don't Miss the Virtual COT Business Session!

Dear COT and ATLS Colleagues,

Thank you to everyone who has been able to participate in virtual meetings. We know that not everyone had a committee meeting scheduled, but we strongly encourage you to log in to the Business Session to hear from select leaders about the exciting programs the Committee on Trauma continues to move forward. If you have trouble with connection issues, please contact either or call the main line at 312-202-5155.

Business Session

The Business Session will be offered on Friday, March 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 am (Central). In order to join the webinar, you need to pre-register in advance of the meeting time. Please do this NOW by following this link: Business Session

You will then receive a personalized connection link and instructions for connecting to both the audio and visual portion of the meeting.

9:30–11:30 am (Central)

Business Session – Strategic Updates
9:30 (10 min) Introduction & State of the COT – Dr. Bulger
9:40 (10 min) Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Work Group – Dr. Kao
9:50 (10 min) Regional Committees on Trauma – Dr. Reilly
10:00 (10 min) Membership Committee: FTL & Pathways to Membership – Dr. Kerby
10:10 (10 min) Injury Prevention & Control Committee – Dr. Kuhls
10:20 (10 min) Culture of Giving – Dr. Armstrong
10:30 (10 min) Advocacy Call to Action – Dr. Coburn
10:40 (10 min) Report of the Quality Program Medical Director – Dr. Nathens
10:50 (10 min) Quality Pillar – Dr. Chang
11:00 (10 min) Trauma Systems Pillar – Dr. Eastridge
11:10 (15 min) Education Pillar and ATLS Update – Dr. Joseph
11:30 Adjourn – Dr. Bulger

ATLS Global Symposium

Those who had registered to participate in the ATLS Global Symposium and ATLS CMS training sessions will be receiving additional/separate updates with new options to participate in either taped or interactive training sessions to be made available in the next couple of weeks.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding of our commitment to the health and safety of the health care community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact COT staff at