UPDATE: View recommendations published in the Journal of Trauma in 2014.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 25, 2013 – The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma has partnered with the Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) to co-host a national pediatric trauma conference at Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Childress Summit of the PTS assessed the state of pediatric trauma care in the U.S. and created a 10-year plan for best practices in research, treatment and education.
“Life-threatening injuries kill more children in America than all other causes combined, and it is our mission to save the lives of injured children,” said CIPT Executive Director Dr. Wayne Meredith. “The Childress Summit of the PTS will define the knowledge gaps in pediatric trauma through research, treatment and education strategies to close those gaps. The summit is unique in the breadth and depth of talent converging to address pediatric trauma.”
Nearly 10,000 children die each year due to life-threatening injuries – more than all other causes combined. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and PTS are dedicated to improving outcomes for critically injured children across the U.S.
“The membership of PTS includes the leaders in pediatric trauma throughout the country,” said Trauma Program Manager of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and President of PTS Lynn Haas. “Our goal is to leave this summit with a plan to impact the No. 1 killer of children in America. It is up to us to lay out the changes needed and then find the funding sources to make those changes happen. Together, we will save the lives of more critically injured children.”
Attendees included 56 representatives from 18 states representing children’s hospitals, trauma centers, research facilities and government agencies across the U.S., including:
To learn more about pediatric trauma, visit www.InjuredKids.org, or find the Childress Institute on Twitter @injuredkids and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChildressPediatricTrauma. To join the PTS, visit www.PediatricTraumaSociety.org.
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