Exempt Purpose, Mission, Vision & Goals
EAST Charter - The purposes for which EAST is organized (EAST's exempt purpose) are to furnish leadership and to foster advances in the surgery of trauma; to afford a forum for the exchange of knowledge pertaining to injury control, research, practice, and training in prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injury; to stimulate investigation and teaching in the methods of preventing, correcting, and treating injuries from all types of accidents; to enhance the study and practice of the surgery of trauma by establishing lectureships, scholarships, foundations, and appropriate evaluation procedures to afford recognition to individuals working in these fields by extending to them membership in the association; to do and engage in any and all lawful activities that may be incidental or reasonably related to any of the foregoing purposes.
Mission, Vision and Goals
EAST is a scientific organization providing leadership and development for early-career and mid-career surgeons active in the care of the injured patient through interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarship, and fellowship.
EAST seeks to improve care of the injured by providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge in the practice of trauma surgery; to promote trauma prevention, research, and improved trauma systems design; to encourage investigation and teaching of the methods of preventing and treating trauma; and to stimulate future generations of surgeons to meet the challenge.
Core Strategic Goals
Prepare early-career and mid-career surgeons to become leaders
Promote unique programs for the career development of early-career and mid-career surgical leaders
Provide education and training across the continuum of acute surgical care
Encourage a sense of community for personal professional growth
Work with our stakeholders to advance patient care and trauma systems