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2017 Rao R. Ivatury Trauma Symposium
Extreme Injuries and Injuries of Extremities

This year's multidisciplinary conference is designed to inform attendees about current challenges in trauma care throughout the continuum and will emphasize the special care of extremity injuries from the street to definitive care and rehabilitation in the urban and austere environments.

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Conference Program


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Program Schedule:
7:00–7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30–7:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks:

Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD, FACS
Professor & Chair, VCU Department of Surgery

Michel B. Aboutanos, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor & Chief, VCU Trauma Center

Session I: Moderator — Michel B. Aboutanos, MD, MPH
7:45–8:25 Orlando Shooting—Lessons Learned
Michael L. Cheatham, MD
8:25–9:05 Stop the Bleed Campaign
Alan Rossi, MD
9:05–9:45 Psychological Reactions Following Disasters & Terror Events
Krzysztof Kaniasty, PhD
9:45–10:05 Coffee Break with Exhibitors—Visit Posters
10:05–10:30 Mini Oral Presentations:
Stefan Leichtle, MD
and Kelley C. Rumsey, MS, RN, TCRN, CEN, ACNP, PNP

Session II: Moderator — James Whelan, MD
10:30–11:10 Extremity Injuries in Prehospital and Austere Settings
Gabor Bagameri, MD
11:10–11:50 Extremity Vascular Injuries — Multidisciplinary Approach
Mark Levy, MD, FACS

Session III: Moderator — Stephanie Goldberg, MD
11:50–12:20 Case Presentation I
Levi Procter, MD, FACS
11:50–13:00 Poster Presentations:
Stefan Leichtle, MD and Kelley C. Rumsey, MS, RN
12:20–13:00 Lunch with Exhibitors Visit Posters

12:45–12:50 The Frederick P. Parker Award
Presented by: Jay Gould Jr., RN, EMT-P
12:50–13:00 The Rao R. Ivatury Award
Presented by: Michel B. Aboutanos, MD, MPH

Session V: Moderators — Jeffrey Haynes, MD; Beth Broering, MSN, RN
13:00–13:40 Nursing & Extremity Trauma in the ICU
Rene Grobler, RN
13:40–14:20 Burns of Extremities — System Based Approach
Michael Feldman, MD
14:20–15:00 Extremity Injuries & Pediatric Trauma
Victoria G. Kuester, MD
15:00–15:20 Coffee Break with Exhibitors Visit Posters

Session VI: Moderator — Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc
15:20–15:50 Case Presentation II
Edgar Rodas, MD
15:50–16:20 Case Presentation III
Rahul J. Anand, MD

Session VII: Moderator — Michel B. Aboutanos, MD, MPH
16:20–16:30 Presentation — Abstract Winners
Stefan Leichtle, MD
16:30–16:35 Closing Remarks
Michel B. Aboutanos, MD, MPH, FACS

14:30–16:30 NB: (B-Con COURSE: CTCCE)       



University Health Services Professional Education Program (UHS-PEP) of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UHS-PEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing education activity meets the criteria of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 0.5 CEUs will be awarded and recorded with the University.

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VCU Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgical Services 804-827-1207
Center for Trauma & Critical Care Education (CTCCE) 804-828-4204

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last updated: March 28, 2017