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4th Annual Trauma Symposium

October 13-14, 2014

Cleveland Convention Center
Cleveland, Ohio


If you registered for our Symposium last year, please use the same e-mail address when registering

Click to download the NOTS 2014 Trauma Symposium Brochure PDF

Please join us for our 4th annual Trauma Symposium; this year’s agenda is outstanding with a wide range of nationally recognized speakers. We are honored to have Bryan Cotton, MD, MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center, expert on resuscitation of the trauma patient and leading researcher in blood transfusions to severely injured patients; Steven Stylianos, MD, Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Columbia University, known for his expertise in pediatric trauma care; M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, Professor and Chief of Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, leading expert in trauma care and responsible for assembling the team to care for the victims of the crash from Asiana Airlines Flight 214; Raquel M. Forsythe, MD, Assistant Program Director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who has been trained in two medical specialties and interests include shock and trauma recovery; Heather Evans, MD, MS, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, who will be sharing her knowledge on the latest electronic devices that will change our practice. These are just a few of our fabulous speakers that will educate, entertain, and impress at this year’s Symposium.

Our two-day Symposium will address current issues in the care of the trauma patient as it relates to pre-hospital providers, mid-level providers, nurses and physicians – both surgeons and emergency medicine.

Pre-hospital providers – an incredible opportunity to participate in hands-on education. Sign-up for a Simulation Center (SIMS) experience and learn through virtual reality with specialists in SIMS education.


Experience Cutting Edge Technology - Simulation Centers

The MetroHealth System and Cleveland Clinic's Simulation Centers are partnering at the NOTS Trauma Symposium to provide EMS personnel with education using cutting edge technology.

High-fidelity simulation offers the learner a hands-on opportunity to hone their skills and apply their knowledge. This 2-hour program involves active participation in several simulation scenarios in a non-threatening environment. Following a brief introduction, each participant will become a member of a team, rotating through 3 separate stations, each covering a different aspect of trauma care. High-fidelity simulators, robust scenarios and expert facilitators will come together to provide the participant with a high-value learning experience.

Cost: Free to paying attendees. Space is limited, so register early.

CME/CEU/Con-Ed credit hours will be available to attendees. Physicians – Maintenance of Certification (MOC) will also be available.