Friday, February 11, 2011

USA Surgery Hosts Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium

The University of South Alabama Department of Surgery will host the 2nd annual Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium on March 24-25, 2011, at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, Ala.

The symposium will provide surgeons, nurses and technicians with current evidence-based concepts and techniques of resuscitation, diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic intervention.

Participants will analyze current trends in initial management of the acutely ill or injured patient; discuss the management and morbidity associated with thermal, neck, vertebral, spinal cord, extremity, soft tissue, and central vascular injury and disease; and demonstrate emergent operative and laparoendoscopic interventions for the critically ill or injured patient.

The William A. L. Mitchell Endowned Lectureship in Traumatology and Surgical Care will be held in conjunction with the seminar. This year’s lecture will feature Dr. Norman E. McSwain Jr., professor of surgery at Tulane University and director of trauma at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. It will take place on March 24, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at Five Rivers.

Dr. McSwain will also lecture at the two-day seminar. Guest lecturers include: Dr. Rodney Durham from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Fla.; Dr. Forrest G. Ringold with the Surgical Association of Mobile; and Dr. Richard Standaert, commander, 96th Surgical Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base.

USA faculty lecturers include: Dr. Jorge E. Alonso, professor of orthopaedic surgery; Dr. Sidney B. Brevard, associate professor of surgery, division of trauma services; F. Rigg Curtis, burn and wound clinical nurse specialist; Dr. Richard P. Gonzalez, professor of surgery and director of trauma services; Dr. Antonio M. Martino, associate professor of neurological surgical services; Dr. Arnold Luterman, professor of surgery and director of the Regional Burn and Wound Care Center; Dr. Ronald B. O’Gorman, associate professor of surgery; Dr. William O. Richards, professor and chair of surgery; Dr. Charles B. Rodning, professor of surgery; and Dr. Reynaldo Rodriguez, assistant professor of internal medicine.

Educational credits are available for the two-day seminar. For more information, contact Cindy Pritchett at (251) 471-7496.

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