Exempt Purpose, Mission, Vision & Goals

Exempt Purpose

EAST CharterThe 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.

EAST Bylaws

Mission, Vision and Goals


EAST is a scientific organization providing leadership and development for early and mid-career surgeons active in the acute surgical management of the ill and injured patient.


To be the premier organization for early and mid-career surgeons.

Core Strategic Goals

  1. Leadership
    Prepare early and mid-career surgeons to become leaders
  2. Development
    Promote unique programs for the career development of early and mid-career surgical leaders
  3. Scholarship
    Provide education and training across the continuum of acute surgical care
  4. Fellowship
    Encourage a sense of community for personal professional growth
  5. Collaboration
    Work with our stakeholders to advance patient care and trauma systems