American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths Trauma Systems Conference

Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths:
Building a National Trauma Care System
and Research Action Plan

April 18–19, 2017
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, MD

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is hosting a trauma care conference designed to disseminate, refine, and implement the recommendations proposed by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s (NASEM) landmark report, A National Trauma System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths after Injury

This meeting will bring together multidisciplinary professionals across the full spectrum of the trauma care system. Our goal is to build a National Trauma Action Plan designed to achieve zero preventable injury deaths. This ambitious goal requires the support and commitment from both you and your organization. Please make plans to attend this exciting conference!


Register online by April 9! Onsite registration will be available at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on April 17, 3:00–7:00 pm, and during the conference, April 18–19, at the NIH Natcher Center. Space is limited!

Register today!

Additional Reminders for Conference Attendees

The NIH Campus has a strict tobacco-free campus policy and prohibits smoking on all property. You will need to go off campus to use tobacco products and will be required to come back through security upon reentry.

Breakfast and lunch is provided for all registered conference attendees.

It is recommended that attendees store luggage at the Hyatt to avoid additional time through security. However, secure luggage storage will be available on Day 2 of the conference at the NIH Natcher Center to accommodate travel plans.