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Dear Colleagues As we transition from summer to fall I want to share some of the exciting initiatives that the EAST Board of Directors EAST Divisions and Sections have been working on throughout the summer. First under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Bernard Annual Scientific Assembly Section Chair EAST has been diligently preparing an exciting Annual Scientific Assembly with several new additions to the program outline. Of the 336 abstracts submitted the Raymond H. Alexander Resident Paper Competition of the EAST Foundation has been expanded to 11 presentations. A new Quick Shots session has been added with 20 papers to be presented during two parallel Quick Shot Sessions 10 per session. Scientific Posters will also be present- ed and the Virtual Poster Gallery will again be available so that you may review posters in advance of the traditional Scientific Posters Session. In the Online Education Section Dr. Matt Martin has re-invigorated our online education activities. The Traumacasts are an excellent resource to hear about timely issues we are facing and the Online Education Center features 49 online CME programs all eligible for Self-Assess- ment Credit. The Career Development Section led by Dr. Cynthina Tal- ley has also produced more than 15 Careercasts focused on different stages in career development and management. Our organizations focus on the young trauma surgeon and fellow continues with a fellow-friendly educational track and a fellow reg- istration package being offered again for the 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly. Also new this year we will be conducting a new workshop titled Bridging the GapA Fellows Workshop. This new and exciting workshop will focus on questions that arise as you start your career as a Trauma Surgeon Attending. In addition we will also be offering fellows who will not complete their training until June 2016 a discounted rate to join our incredible organization. I am also happy to announce that EAST is proud to be partnering with the AAST NTI ACS-COT and WTA on the Coalition for National Trau- ma Research CNTR. Visit the CNTR website at for more details on this important coalition and its purpose. Message from the President 2015 ISSUE THREE Stanley J. Kurek Jr. DO FACS In This Issue Strategic Goals Continued on page 2 E A S T E R N A S S O C I A T I O N F O R T H E S U R G E R Y O F T R A U M A news 1 LEADERSHIP Prepare young surgeon to become leaders 2 DEVELOPMENT Promote unique programs for the career development of young surgical leaders 3 SCHOLARSHIP Provide education and training across the con- tinuum of acute surgical care 4 FELLOWSHIP Encourage a sense of community for personal professional growth 5 COLLABORATION Work with our stakehold- ers to advance patient care and trauma systems EAST Foundation Update 29th Annual Scientific Assembly Preview Multicenter Trial Proposals Online Education Member Code of Conduct Policy In Memoriam EAST news 2015 Issue 32 EAST Mission Statement EAST is a scientific organization providing lead- ership and development for young surgeons active in the care of the injured patient through interdisciplinary collaboration scholarship and fellowship. EAST Vision Statement EAST seeks to improve care of the injured by provid- ing a forum for the exchange of knowledge in the prac- tice 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 sur- geons to meet the challenge. There are so many initiatives being started from our newly organized governance structure that it is hard to report on all of them. Here are a few highlights. The Division of Research Led by Dr. Joe Du- Bose is working on new several proposals to help fund our research scholarships a new Young Investigator Award is in development and EAST-sponsored Multicenter Trials continue to move forward. Dr. Saranis Division of Patient Care and Resources are extremely busy as well. EAST went to the White House again this fall to further participate in the National Security Bystander Hemorrhage Control Program. We have an amazing 30 new Practice Management Guide- lines under development and have published several new Guidelines just this summer in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Guillamondegui and the Division of Member Services have been busier than ever helping our organization to grow more than 1800 members. The Division of Publications led by Dr. Kevin Schuster have made the EAST Monthly Literature Review program and EASTs Twitter Journal Club huge successes. We are out in social media more than ever and spreading the word about all that EAST does. Finally the Division of Professional Development led by Dr. Deborah Stein has been extremely busy as well as all the Sections under this Division have contributed content for the 2016 Annual Scientific As- sembly and have perpetuated EASTs commitment to mentoring and career development. I am always amazed by the spirit and accom- plishments of our great organization. So as you can see EAST has a plethora of exciting offerings. I en- courage all of you to get involved with this unique organization. The Call for Volunteers will be available this fall please keep an eye out for it and respond indicating how you would like to be involved. In closing I want to thank everyone for the extraordinary honor to serve as your President and I look forward to seeing everyone soon. Thank you for your membership in EAST. Sincerely Stanley J. Kurek Jr. DO FACS EAST President Message from the President continued from page 1 Section appointments are made annually by the EAST President. A Call for Volunteers is also conducted annually in the fall. Information is available on the EAST website and the call is announced via email and electronic communication. Please contact the EAST administrative offices at 312.202.5508 or by email at if you are interested in serving. Divisions and SectionsExecutive Committee Stanley J. Kurek Jr. DO FACS President Nicole A. Stassen MD FACS FCCM PresidentElect Kimberly A. Davis MD MBA FACS FCCM Past-President Bruce A. Crookes MD FACS Treasurer Elliott R. Haut MD PhD FACS Secretary Andrew C. Bernard MD Recorder Education Division Chair Directors-at-Large Joseph J. DuBose MD Director-at-Large Oscar D. Guillamondegui MD MPH Director-at-Large Samir M. Fakhry MD FACS Director-at-Large Babak Sarani MD FACS FCCM Director-at-Large Kevin M. Schuster MD Director-at-Large Deborah M. Stein MD MPH FACS FCCM Director-at-Large 2015 EAST Board of Directors Division of Education Andrew Bernard MD Chair Annual Scientific Assembly Section Andrew Bernard MD Chair Online Education Section Matthew Martin MD Chair Division of Member Services Oscar Guillamondegui MD MPH Chair Member RecruitmentRetention Section Oscar Guillamondegui MD MPH Chair Division of Patient Care and Resources Babak Sarani MD Chair Guidelines Section Bryce R.H. Robinson MD MS Chair Injury Control and Violence Prevention Section Alexander Eastman MD MPH Chair Technology and Information Management Section Babak Sarani MD Chair Division of Professional Development Deborah Stein MD MPH Chair Advanced Practitioners Section A. Britton Christmas MD MS Chair Career Development Section Cynthia Talley MD Chair Emergency General Surgery Section Martin Zielinski MD Chair Mentoring Section Mayur Patel MD MPH Chair Military Section Carlos Rodriguez DO MBA Chair Seniors Section Samir Fakhry MD Chair Division of Publications Kevin Schuster MD Chair Manuscript and Literature Review Section Kevin Schuster MD Chair Division of Research Joseph DuBose MD Chair Multicenter Trials Section Jose Pascual MD PhD and Ben Zarzaur MD MPH Chairs Research-Scholarship Section Tanya Zakrison MD MPH Chair EAST news 2015 Issue 34 Robert D. Barraco MD MPH FACS FCCP Share Your Story With Us Have you received a gift from the EAST Foun- dation thats transformed your life as a trauma provider Have you donated because you are committed to providing advances in care for trauma patients or to honor someone Share why you give or the impact receiving a gift has had on you. If you received a scholarship please tell us how that has shaped your commitment in providing care to your patients. Why You Give Thank you for your generous contributions to The EAST Foundation With your investment you are a big part of a special community of EAST Members and EAST Donors that give annually. Because you play such an important role in shaping the future of organization we would love to hear your story about why you give. To tell us why you choose to support EAST Foundation you can email us at We may contact you to feature your response on the EAST website or in other communication material. You may also be contacted for a feature story quote or social media post. Any images youd like to include We cant wait to read your story Connecting EAST Foundation Donors and supporting EAST Members by offering opportunities to assure the future for the care investiga- tion and prevention of injury is our goal. To meet this goal collectively EAST Members and EAST Foundation Donors continue to discover purpose and make a difference in the trauma community while per- petuating the cycle of giving achieving and inspiring others. If you would like to be involved or would like more information please contact Sincerely Robert Barraco MD MHP FACS FCCP President EAST Foundation EAST Foundation Update Robert Barraco MD MPH FACS FCCP The EAST Mentoring Program for members of EAST and under the direction of the EAST Mentoring Section is in full swing and now entering its fourth year The goal of the Mentoring Program is promotion of academic and personal growth of the young trauma and acute care surgeon by providing extramural mentorship over a 1-year period. We encourage you to take a moment to recognize our dedicated Mentors and Mentees from the inception of the EAST Mentoring Program by visiting the EAST Mentoring Program sec- tion of the website. Looking for helpful tools templates and men- toring resources New this year is the devel- opment of the EAST Mentoring Warehouse. Simply login using your EAST user name and password to access the EAST Mentoring Warehouse. While our call for Mentee applications for the 2015-2016 EAST Mentoring Program is now closed we are planning towards our 2016-2017 EAST Mentoring Program which will be gearing up shortly after the 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly January 12-16 2016 in San Anto- nio Texas. Interested in participating as future Mentee or Mentor Great Please contact EAST headquarters at for more information or to volunteer. Dates to Remember Visit the News and Events section of the EAST website for the most up-to-date news and listing of upcoming events. November 5-6 2015 Detroit Trauma Symposium Location MGM Grand Detroit November 6-7 2015 Pediatric Trauma Society 2nd Annual Meet- ingLocation Omni Resort Spa at Montelucia Scottsdale AZ November 8-10 2015 Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital Trauma Critical Care SymposiumLocation The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Boston Massachusetts November 26-29 2015 International Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2015Location Green Park Pendik January 12-16 2016 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly Location JW Mariott San Antonio February 11-13 2016 Memorial Healthcare System 23rd Annual Trauma Symposium Location Diplomat Resort Spa - Beach Location Mentoring Mayur B. Patel MD MPH FACS EAST news 2015 Issue 36 Dust off your cowboy boots EAST hits San Antonio in January. The 29th Annual Scientific Assembly this January is certain to be a suc- cess. EASTs Annual Scientific Assembly Section is working towards another spectacular line up for attendees. This years sessions include more scientific abstracts Todays Topics formerly sunrise sessions workshops and more. EAST will once again help guide you through the meeting schedule with the mobile App set to launch this December. Deadlines updates and previews will be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Keep an eye out for the hashtag EAST2016 for details leading up to this years conference. Highlights for the 29th Annual Scientific Assembly include Todays Topics during lunch on 2 of 3 days rather than Sunrise Sessions Emergency general surgery-specific track in Todays Topics A new Fellows Workshop on Tuesday Sections will meet in mornings rather than during lunch Two 10-paper parallel quick-shot sessions Dr. Mark Malangoni as Frame Lecturer Dr. Donald Jenkins as Oriens Lecturer Parallel Masters and Multicenter Trials plenary sessions Masters plenary is now FREE EGS-specific scientific papers session on Friday PMG session on Friday will provide lunch Dodgeball returns 10th Anniversary Scientific Posters a virtual gallery with reception Community Outreach Event Housing is open so book your stay today at JW Marriott. The EAST rate based on availability is available through December 2015. 29th Annual Scientific Assembly Preview Andrew Bernard MD Upcoming Award and Scholarship Deadlines ORIENS AWARD Deadline October 31 2015 Fellows and Residents are invit- ed to apply for the EAST Oriens Award for Careers in Trauma. Applicants must currently be in Fellowship or Residency not to be completed before June 2016 to be eligible to apply. All applicants must submit a personal statement one page maximum on This is why I want a Career in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Essays must be anonymous. Click here for more details. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Deadline October 31 2015 The application system for the 2016 for the Eastern Associa- tion for the Surgery of Traumas EAST Leadership Development Workshop Scholarship is now open. In an effort to recognize young trauma leaders EAST is seeking members who are inter- ested in becoming future leaders continued on next page... 7 Multicenter Trial Proposals Ben Zarzaur MD MPH Upcoming Award and Scholarship Deadlines continued... in trauma and acute care sur- gery. To aid in the development of these leaders EAST selects up to five individuals each year to sponsor their course tuition for the three-year Leadership Development Workshop series. Click here to apply online. JOHN P. PRYOR MD DISTIN- GUISHED SERVICE AWARD Deadline October 31 2015 Nominations for the 2016 Award are now being accepted. The John P. Pryor MD Distinguished Service Award in Military Ca- sualty Care is an annual award presented at the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. The award recognizes EAST members who have distinguished themselves in the field of military casual- ty care. All members of EAST civilian and military are eligible for this award. EAST members who either through a singular advancement or a body of work in the field of military casualty care and who have demonstrat- ed a commitment to improving outcomes for those who sustain injury in modern military theaters of conflict will be considered for this award. Find nomination applications online now. November 1 Deadline Call for Multicenter Trial Proposals for Sponsoring by EAST The Multicenter Trials Section of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma EAST is sponsoring a Plenary Session EAST Multicenter Study Recruitment Proposals on Thursday January 14 2016 145 pm - 315 pm at the 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assem- bly in San Antonio Texas. The Plenary Session will provide a forum for individuals interested in presenting their ideas for multicenter tri- als and recruiting partnering centers. Participants will have five to 10 minutes to present their research question and design and encour- age audience members to sign up for more information or participate as a separate site in the Trial. There are currently 12 MCTs that are sponsored by EAST and details about their research questions par- ticipating sites and current status can be found at httpwww.east.orgresearchmulticenter-trials. The 2016 ses- sion will also feature a select group of the current sponsored MCTs to present their progress to date. If you or a colleague has an idea for a MCT study that would benefit from exposure and assistance by EAST view the materials for pro- posal submission on the EAST website. The only current requirement is submission of an EAST Multicenter Study Proposal. Direct all proposals to by the deadline of Novem- ber 1 2015. Accepted studies will be invited to the MCT session by December 1 2015. If you have any questions or need assistance e-mail the EAST offices at or call 312-202-5616. Visit EASTs Online Store EASTs online store is where you can purchase a variety of items all with the EAST logo. Click Here to start shopping EAST news 2015 Issue 38 New EAST Online CME Presentations for 2015 1. Blood Transfusion 2016 - Martin Schreiber MD 2. Cervical Spine Clearance in the Obtunded Adult Blunt Trauma Patient - Mayur Patel MD MPH 3. Emergency Department Thoracotomy An Evi- dence-Based Approach to Patient Selection - Creating the EAST Practice Management Guideline - Mark Seamon MD 4. Tourniquets Translat- ing Military Success into Civilian Utilization - Alec C. Beekley MD FACS and David Morris MD 5. Delay in Diagnosis and Missed Injuries in Pediatric Trauma - Jonathan I. Groner MD FACS FAAP 6. Initial Evaluation and Management of the Injured Child - Jonathan Groner MD FACS FAAP 7. Pediatric Trauma Triage and Transfer Kids Are Not Just Little Adults - Richard Falcone MD MPH New EAST Traumacasts for 2015 1. Rib Fracture Plating Why and How Interview with Babak Sarani MD and Bill Long MD 2. Active Shooter Events Training and the Hartford Consensus Conference. Interview with Alex Eastman MD and Imad Haque MD 3. The bigger they are... Tips and Tricks for Managing Complications in Bariatric Surgery Patients. Interview with Matthew Martin MD 4. An Insiders Guide to the Journal of Trauma Aca- demic Productivity and How to Participate. Inter- view with Gene Moore MD 5. Setting the Agenda and Building Coalitions The National Trauma Institute and the Coalition for Na- tional Trauma Research. Interview with Don Jenkins MD 6. The Pediatric Trauma Transformation Collabora- tive PTTC. Interview with Richard Falcone MD and Denis Bensard MD Upcoming Additions and Educational Programs for 2015 1. EAST Master Class Live Webinar on New Techniques in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Dr. Rob- ert Martindale and Dr. Sean Orenstein 2. Traumacast on Highlights from the 2015 Western Trau- ma Association Meeting 3. Traumacast on State of the Art Neurologic Critical Care Management of TBI 4. Traumacast on Legal Implications of Following or Deviating From Practice Management Guidelines Please submit any ideas for new programs suggestions for speakers comments or ques- tions via the online submission form on the EAST Online Education Section web page or by email to the Section Chair Dr. Matthew Martin at Online Education Grows Matthew Martin MD 9 Member Code of Conduct Policy Meetings Code of Conduct Membership Agreement Dues and Standing Policy Membership in the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma EAST is valued by more than 1800 multidisciplinary professionals responsible for the care of the injured patient. As a large organization with a reputation for providing a collegial safe and nonthreatening environment which fosters camaraderie and the exchange of ideas it is important that EAST have standard policies pertaining to mem- bership and the conduct of its members at EAST sponsored events. To maintain the networking mentoring and leadership development atmosphere EAST is so well known for providing the EAST Board of Directors has endorsed the following agreement and policies. The agreement and policy listed below formally outline expectations regarding the payment of dues and maintenance of good standing within the organization. In addition EAST has formalized a Code of Conduct for all who participate in EAST sponsored meetings and events. The Membership Agreement Outlines what is required to hold membership in EAST. The Dues and Standing Policy Outlines the requirements for paying your membership dues and retaining good standing within EAST. To maintain membership dues must be paid by June 30th each year. Code of Conduct Policy Outlines the expected behavior of those attending the EAST Scientific Assembly as well as for other meetings or events sponsored by EAST. Please see the EAST website for the full agreement and policies. We will begin implementing the agreement and policies with the 2016 Dues Renewal that was initiated in October 2015 and with registration for the 29th Annual Scientific Assembly.If you have any questions regarding the agreement and policies please email Ms. Christine Eme CAE CMP EAST Executive Director at ceme Thank you for your membership in EAST. EAST news 2015 Issue 310 Norman E. McSwain Jr. MD FACS a member of the Found- ing Board of Directors for EAST died July 28 2015 following a stroke. Born in 1937 in Albert- ville AL he attended the Univer- sity of the South in Sewanee TN and subsequently matriculated at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Following an internship at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Sa- lem NC he joined the Air Force. He completed his surgical train- ing at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta Emory University. His initial surgical practice was with Dr. Harrison Rogers who later served as President of the AMA in Atlanta. In 1973 he accepted a position at the University of Kansas School of Medicine as an Associate Professor. Norman was recruited to Tulane Univer- sity School of Medicine in 1977 where he would remain until his death. Over the years Norman held many key roles in New Orleans. In the Department of Surgery at Tulane his positions included the Section Chief of Trauma Surgical Critical Care Program Director of the Surgery residency and Vice Chairman. He was the Trauma Medical Director TMD of Charity Hospital during Hurri- cane Katrina and later served as the TMD of the Spirit of Charity Trauma Center. He was the long time Medical Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and served as the Police Surgeon for the City of New Or- leans for more than 40 years. Norman was a luminary in the field of Trauma Surgery. His academic career was prolific and included co-authoring 37 books more than 400 journal articles 116 book chapters and deliver- ing more than 900 professional presentations. He chaired the Louisiana Committee on Trauma for many years and served on the national Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons ACS-COT for two terms including chairing the Emergency Services- Prehos- pital now EMS Subcommittee of the ACS-COT. Norman is the only individual in the history of the ACS-COT to have received all five of its trauma awards and honors ATLS Meritorious Service Award National Safety Councils Surgeons Award for Service to Safety Millennium Commitment Award Meritorious Achievement Award for State Provincial Chairs and Scudder Orator. Norman was involved with the founding of EAST. He and four others joined the four Founding Members Drs. Howard Cham- pion Burton Harris Lenworth Jacobs and Kimball Maull at the kick off meeting of EAST in October 1986 in New Orleans. Norman was a Founding Board Member of EAST and supported the by-laws even though it would mean he could never serve as President of the organization he turned 50 thus automatically becoming a Senior member in February of 1987. Since its inception Norman attended virtually every EAST Annual Sci- entific Assembly. His colleagues would see him in his typical attire of a leather sport coat turtleneck shirt so he didnt have to wear a tie and a bear claw necklace made by a Native American artisan. While in Georgia Norman be- came the Medical Director for the race track at Road Atlanta. This experience piqued his inter- est in the emergency medicine and prehospital trauma care. During his time in Kansas he served as Medical Director of the In Memoriam Norman E. McSwain Jr. MD FACS NREMT-P 1937-2015 By Jeffrey P. Salomone MD FACS In Memoriam Carl Valenziano MD MPA FACS 1951-2015 11 Dr. Carl Valenziano passed away on August 24 2015. Dr. Valenziano had been a member of EAST from the beginning joining in 1988. He served on the EAST Board of Directors from 2010-2013 and chaired the EAST Seniors Section formerly Seniors Committee during that same time. He was an avid photographer and often served as the EAST Photographer during the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. He will be missed. Kansas Paramedic Program and was a leader in the development of the Emergency Medical Ser- vices EMS system in that State. Of all his many contributions Norman was most proud of his role in developing and serving as Medical Director for the Prehospital Trauma Life Support PHTLS program of the National Association of EMTs NAEMT. Based on ATLS PHTLS is a two-day continuing education course for EMS personnel focused on the prehospital care of the trauma patient. PHTLS has been promulgated to more than 64 countries and more than one million students have completed the course. While many saw EMS personnel as those who should be taught in a cookbook fashion Norman always believed that if taught the underlying basic principles they COULD make appropriate clini- cal decisions. This resulted in a key PHTLS conceptteaching principles not specific practice. Over the years Norman could have become quite wealthy from the royalties from the sales of the PHTLS textbook now in its 8th edition and translated to more than a dozen languages. Instead he insisted that the all royalties be paid to NAEMT the professional organization for those on the frontline of EMS. This funding supported NAEMT through lean times. Normans focus was never on fame or wealthit was a dedication to the injured patient and those who provided the initial care. Normans life has been the story of selfless service service to his Country service to the trauma and surgical community service to his community including the New Orleans Police Department service to prehospital care pro- viders worldwide and most of all service to those patients for whom he cared. Jeffrey Salomone completed his Surgery residency and Critical Care fellowship under Dr. Mc Swains tenure as Pro- gram Director at Tulane and served as an Associate Medical Director for PHTLS. EAST news 2015 Issue 31212 EAST Executive Director Christine C. Eme CAE CMP At the helm since 2007 Christine has championed EASTs mission and supported the increase of awareness of EAST and EAST ini- tiatives. Her extensive experience in association management has served EAST members staff and volunteers well. During her tenure here EAST has seen a website overhaul four impactful commu- nity outreach events successful Annual Scientific Assemblies and countless additions to the products services and partnerships EAST offers. Residing in the heart of the city Christine enjoys lake front path walks quintessential Chicago restaurants and being close to her family. EAST Meetings Association Manager Rachel Dixon Rachel joined EAST in 2013 and previously worked as an Associa- tion Meeting Planner within both the corporate and nonprofit mar- kets. She is originally from a western suburb of Chicago and prior to coming on board with EAST she moved from Savannah Georgia. Hobbies include running traveling baking and attempts at DIY proj- ects. Currently she is not only balancing her role at EAST but also taking some postgraduate classes to continue to grow and thrive in this role and beyond. EAST Marketing Communications Specialist Katie Dwyer Katie came to EAST with an association background having worked at two associations prior to this after leaving the corporate sector. Specializing in communications publishing and marketing EAST has been a good match. She has been with EAST since July 2012 and relishes bolstering the social media presence of this great organiza- tion. Facebook and Twitter have grown by leaps and bounds these past few years. When not working Katie keeps busy with her three kids and husband in the suburbs. EAST news 2015 Issue 3 Get to Know Your Staff About the EAST Management Team 13 EAST Foundation Fundraising Development Manager Kelly Leiseca Kelly joined EAST Foundation in July 2014. Currently she is the Fundraising and Development Manager for the Foundation. As a trauma survivor herself Kelly has a genuine passion for the mission of the Foundation. She would love for all the EAST Foundation initia- tives to be fully funded. Your gifts may help someone like her who in 1999 survived a DVT and broken pelvic bone from a car accident when Kelly was 28 weeks pregnant. The excellent trauma care that Kelly received is what drives her motivation to serve the members of EAST. She her husband and two children enjoy living in the Old Town-Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Administrative Manager Candice Adams Newest member to the EAST team Candice hails from right here in Chicago. Now residing in Richton Park IL she is married with two kids. Candice brings extensive experience to her position having a 13-year accounting and project management background. At EAST she hopes to further develop her career and having more involve- ment with Membership. Whats the Buzz EAST New has a Twitter Journal Club EASTjc Have you tuned in EAST moderators will regularly join authors of current articles of inter- est to EAST members for an informal discussion on Twitter of the articles specifics and of related topics. These Twitter chats are open to the public allow authors to discuss their advances with an interesting and diverse audience and increase understanding and awareness of current studies among trauma and acute care surgeons and other healthcare providers. To prepare for the next EASTjc chat follow EASTjournalclub on Twitter. So far there have been two Journal chats more to come EAST news 2015 Issue 314 EAST Administrative Offices 633 N. Saint Clair Street Ste. 2600 Chicago IL 60611 Ph 312.202.5508 Fax 312.202.5064 Email Website EAST news 2015 Issue 314 VISIT EASTs ONLINE STORE EASTs online store is where you can purchase a variety of items all with the EAST logo. Click Here to start shopping Visit the EAST website and update your member profile today