September 6, 2023

Registration open for 71st annual Detroit Trauma Symposium

Registration is now open for the 71st annual Detroit Trauma Symposium, sponsored by Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center’s Detroit Receiving Hospital.

The largest, continuously running symposium on trauma medicine in the world will take place Nov. 9-10 at the MGM Grand Detroit. Virtual on-demand registration is available for those unable to attend live.

The symposium is designed to address the continuum of care of the injured person. Topics will be relevant for trauma physicians, nurses, emergency medicine residents, emergency medical technicians and allied health providers.

Register by Oct. 10 for an early-bird discount. The cost for physicians is $425 for the full conference or $250 for a single day; for residents and fellows $250/$200; for allied health professionals $150/$75; for medical students no charge.

Register now at

For more information, contact Carrie Steffen at 678-675-2696 or

The agenda includes:

Nov. 9

Sunrise Sessions
7:15 to 7:45 a.m.: 15 Things You Need to Know About Open Repair of Peripheral Vascular Injuries, Raul Coimbra, M.D.

7:15 to 7:45 a.m.: Update on Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation, Justin Klein, M.D.

7:15 to 7:45 a.m.: Case Guidelines for Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization for Traumatic Head Bleeds, Wazim Mohamed, M.D.

8 to 8:30 a.m.: Resuscitation 2023: Circulation First, Paula Ferrada, M.D.

8:30 to 9 a.m.: Role and Results for Surgery in Patients With Rib Fractures, Marc de Moya, M.D.

9 to 9:30 a.m.: Scientific Process in Medicine: A Case Example of Compartment Syndrome, Edward Harvey, M.D.

9:30 to 10 a.m.: Break and Exhibitors

10 to 10:15 a.m.: Question-and-answer session       

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.: Trauma Publications that Changed Clinical Care in the Last Two Decades, Raul Coimbra, M.D.

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.: Cardiac Injuries: Tips and Tricks in Management, Paula Ferrada, M.D.

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.: Updates in the Management of Traumatic Hemo/Pneumo Thorax, Marc de Moya, M.D.

11:45 a.m. to noon: Question-and-answer session

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch and Learn, “The Martian Chronicles,” Scott Dulchavsky, M.D.

1 to 1:30 p.m.: Burn Resuscitation: Parkland Formula 2023, Samuel Mandell, M.D.

1:30 to 2 p.m.: Trauma Informed Care: It’s Not Just Being a Good Health Care Worker, Rochelle Dicker, M.D.

2 to 2:30 p.m.: The ACS, AAST, EGS Verification Program, Raul Coimbra, M.D.

2:30 to 3 p.m.: Management of Major Hepatic Trauma, Chad Ball, M.D.

3 to 3:30 p.m.: Violence Intervention: What We Can Do in Health Care, Rochelle Dicker, M.D.

3:30 to 3:45 p.m.: Break

3:45 to 4 p.m.: Question-and-answer session

4 to 5:15 p.m.: Expert Panel: Drs. Chad Ball, Raul Coimbra, Rochelle Dicker, Marc de Moya, Paula Ferrada; moderator Anna Ledgerwood, M.D.

5:15 to 6 p.m.: Reception in Exhibit Area

NOV. 10

Sunrise Sessions
7:15 to 7:45 a.m.: Guidelines for GU Trauma Imaging, Brandi Miller, D.O.

7:15 to 7:45 a.m.: Tips and Tricks for Fasciotomies for Extremity Trauma, Rahul Vaidya, M.D.

7:15 to 7:45 a.m.: Feedback the Other “F” Word, Ashley Liebig, R.N.

8 to 8:30 a.m.: Communication in Trauma Resuscitation, Ashley Liebig, R.N.

8:30 to 9 a.m.: Utilization of Hybrid OR for Trauma, Chad Ball, M.D.

9 to 9:30 a.m.: REBOA in Trauma: When, Where, Who?, Todd Rasmussen, M.D.

9:30 to 10 a.m.: Development of New Staff and/or ED Trauma: Teaching, Training and Learning in a Stressful Environment, Ashley Liebig, R.N.

10 to 10:30 a.m.: Break

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Question-and-answer session

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.: Endovascular vs. Open Approach for Vascular Trauma, Todd Rasmussen, M.D.

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.: Update on Skin Substitutions for Trauma and Burns, Samuel Mandell, M.D.

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: The Endothelial Glycocalyx in Trauma: Rewriting The Starling Equation, Lawrence Diebel, M.D.

12:15 to 12:30 p.m.: Question-and-answer session

12:30 p.m.: Adjourn

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