UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference

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​​​​Thank you for your interest in the UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference. ​T​his two-day multidisciplinary conference occurs annually at the end of September and highlights current issues in trauma care throughout the continuum: pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, acute care and rehabilitation. Nationally recognized speakers and local experts in trauma care will present topics pertinent to nurses, physicians, paramedics, social workers, program managers and other healthcare professionals.

Information on the 2016 UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference will be available in Winter 2015.

The conference is sponsored annually by Airlift Northwest and Harborview Medical Center, the designated Level I trauma center for Washington State, as well as the trauma and burn referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WAMI).

​​​​​​​​​​​The conference will feature presentations by world renowned trauma experts, including UW Medicine surgeons and physicians. If you are interested in presetations from the previous conference, you can find 2015 UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference presentations here.

Course objectives: 

  1. Identify critical concerns in the continuum of care for adult and pediatric trauma patients and describe situations where triage to higher levels of care may be indicated.
  2. Identify the psychosocial needs of trauma patients and their families and state interventions that may be implemented in community facilities to minimize impact of identified concerns.
  3. Discuss new modalities and cutting-edge advances in trauma care.
  4. Identify recent evidence to answer questions of trauma care previously only practiced by tradition.
  5. Discuss methods to provide effective and evidence based best practice trauma care even in rural environments with limited personnel and equipment.
  6. ​Explore the impact of effective team communication on patient safety and efficient care during trauma resuscitation.



The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approval has been requested for 14 nursing contact hours.​