This course is directed by Drs. Marty Eichelberger, Wayne Meredith and Todd Ponsky and is the second installment of the pediatric trauma symposium series which was so popular last February. The topics will cover the mangement of the pediatric patient in the acute trauma setting, resucitation, and mangement of many traumatic injuries. The format will be brief presentations followed by lively discussion and debate fueled by key opinion leaders in the field of trauma. As always with our courses, the audience will be able to participate and ask questions.
Professor of Surgery and of Pediatrics, George Washington University, Children's National Medical Center. Safe Kids Worldwide, Founder. Washington, D.C.
Todd Ponsky is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Akron Children’s Hospital. He is the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999,Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007,and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008. Dr. Ponsky was the first to perform and report single port surgery in children and modernized the methods of the laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair. He has published over 125 manuscripts, edited 3 textbooks, and authored over 30 book chapters. He has directed over 50 national/international courses and has given over 200 visiting lectureships. He is the Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and serves on three editorial boards. He is the immediate past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) and holds, or has held, leadership positions in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI). He has won numerous faculty teaching awards. He is involved in both outcomes and animal research with a focus on inguinal hernia physiology, surgical telementoring, endoscopic repair techniques for pure esophageal atresia, and innovations in education. He founded GlobalcastMD and Stay Current in Surgery, both of which serve to democratize and internationalize medical knowledge and modernize the way we teach and learn surgery.
Executive Director of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, and Chair of General Surgery and Director of the Division of Surgical Sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Neurotrauma Center; Director, Pediatric Neurocritical Care; Chair, Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group; Associate Director, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Trauma Sciences, Consultant Trauma & Vascular Surgeon at the Barts & THe London School of Medicine & Dentistry.
Dr. Bruce practices neurosurgery in Washington, District of Columbia. He is one of the pioneers of modern pediatric neurosurgery. His specialties include cranial base surgery, craniofacial anomalies, epilepsy, and brain tumors.
Jack H. Mayfield, MD Chair in Surgery; Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery; Chief of the Divisionof Acute Care Surgery; Director, Center for Translational Injury Research
Professor of Pediatric Surgery; Head of Dpt of Pediatric Surgery at NANTES University Hospital, Nantes, France; Research and clinical activities dedicated to pediatric urology and surgical oncology
Dr. Geoffrey Ling is a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He is a professor in the Department of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), attending neuro critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was recently appointed to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Professor, Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Dr. John Petty is a pediatric surgeon at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, where he serves as the director of the level 1 pediatric trauma center. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine, with research interests in pediatric trauma care and antireflux surgery. He has been recognized for teaching excellence, and he is involved with student and resident training. He is active in professional organizations, including the Pediatric Trauma Society, where he is currently the chair of the guidelines committee and in the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), where he is currently the liaison to the Pediatric Trauma Society. He has been a core member of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and has shared in the efforts of the institute from the very beginning. His care for sick and injured children is animated by his love for his three children and the patience of his wife.
Director of Pediatric Critical Care Research, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
Director, Acute Burn Service, Boston Shriners Hospital for Children; Associate Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School. Boston, Massachusetts.
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery; Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Shands Jacksonville; Associate Dean for Clinical Informatics; College of Medicine - Jacksonville