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Invitation from ACS Committee on Trauma Chair

Eileen Metzer Bulger, MD, FACS

Dear Trauma Professionals,

We are excited to be holding the 2019 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training in Dallas, TX, November 16–18. The meeting will be located at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

This meeting brings together trauma medical directors, program managers, coordinators, and registrars from participating and prospective TQIP hospitals. Last year, we had more than 1,800 conference attendees representing more than 600 hospitals and collaboratives. The meeting provides an ideal venue in which to interact with key leaders from trauma centers across the country and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to join us.

New this year, the 2019 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training will include sessions on Error Management and High-Functioning Teams. We will also present our newest Best Practice Guidelines on Non-Accidental Trauma, covering pediatric, geriatric, and intimate partner violence. In addition, we will have breakout sessions for registry staff, trauma medical directors, and trauma program managers to ensure everyone receives the knowledge most useful and pertinent to their role on the TQIP team. Again this year we will have sessions for our Level III TQIP participants and our pediatric providers. Furthermore, there will also be sessions for abstractors and program managers at new TQIP centers, new staff at existing centers, and those who need a TQIP refresher.

Throughout the entire event, we intend to create ample opportunities to interact with attendees, including during meals and breaks spread throughout the conference. This meeting will provide you with an excellent opportunity to engage with all levels of staff at TQIP hospitals.

We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Eileen Metzer Bulger, MD, FACS

Eileen Metzer Bulger, MD, FACS
Chair, Committee on Trauma
American College of Surgeons