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Dear Colleagues Its hard to believe we are almost at the end the year but in this productive year EAST has flourished. We accomplished expanding on social media adding new benefits and growing as an organization. Our mission continues to move forward. From our ongoing social media presence including the addition of a Twitter Journal Club monthly literature reviews and en- hancing online programs EAST continues to enrich services for members. Next up is our Annual Scientific Assembly with new content revamped sessions and ongoing exceptional programming. Dr. Andrew Bernard and the Annual Scientific Assembly Section have helped shape what is certain to be a memorable meeting. Highlights include the Raymond H. Alexander MD Resident Paper Competition the Cox-Templeton Injury Prevention Paper Competition and more. New this year Bridging the Gap A Fellows Workshop and sunrise sessions have now become Todays Topics. With this Scientific Assembly the framework continues to fall under our taglineAdvancing Science Fostering Relationships and Building Careers. In fact along with our growing social media presence we will not only continue to use EAST2016 to promote the meeting but these subheadings throughout advancingscience fosteringrelationships buildingcareers. Keep spreading the EAST message by retweeting onsite. This year has seen growth in many areas of the organization and I have been proud to be a part of it. EAST stays nimble and brings forth its core mission with every project we undertake. It has been a pleasure to serve as president and I look forward to seeing you this January in San Antonio Sincerely Stanley J. Kurek Jr. DO FACS EAST President Message from the President 2015 ISSUE FOUR Stanley J. Kurek Jr. DO FACS In This Issue Strategic Goals 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 surgeons 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 Annual Scientific Assembly Preview Year in Review EAST Foundation Update Upcoming Events EAST news 2015 Issue 42 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. 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 Sections 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 Executive 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 As we close out 2015 we want to thank the generous members and corporate partners who have supported the EAST Foundation. These donations keep important programs and scholarships in place and allow us to do important work charitable acts as an organiza- tion. In the season of giving more than ever we are reminded how fortunate we are as an organization to be able to stay strong and offer opportunities for research lead- ership advancement and education. Please continue now and throughout the year to help fund future ini- tiatives of EAST. With your support our programs flourish. Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in January at the 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly Sincerely Robert Barraco MD MHP FACS FCCP President EAST Foundation EAST Foundation Update Robert Barraco MD MPH FACS FCCP Robert D. Barraco MD MPH FACS FCCP Listen online or on the go. Tune into EAST Traumacasts today. Listen or subscribe via iTunes EAST news 2015 Issue 44 Heading to San Antonio this January Prepare for a fan- tastic few days of programming. Some of the favorite sessions and workshops have stayed the same and as usual we have revamped the line-up and added new programs. In keeping with the EAST strategic goals we have honed in on our tagline Advancing Science Fostering Relationships and Building Careers. These overarching themes can be found throughout the Scientific Assembly both inside and outside the conference rooms. From the new Fellows Workshop to a recent favorite No Suit No Problem to all the scientific sessions in between there is certainly something for everyone. Keep updated on all the sessions and plan your conference schedule while on-site with your EAST mobile App set to launch this month. Look for previews and updates through Facebook and Twitter. Keep an eye out for EAST2016 for details leading up to the 2016 Assembly and during the event as well as our sub tags advancingscience fosteringrelationships and buildingcareers. Feel free to help spread the word using these hashtags when you retweet during the meeting. Highlights include Networking Session Workshops Todays Topics formerly Sunrise Sessions Plenary Sessions and Named Lectures Fellows Workshop on Tuesday Scientific Papers Quick Shots and Scientific Posters EAST EAST Foundation Award Ceremony Visit the Annual Scientific Assembly page on the EAST website for additional details on the program registration and housing. 29th Annual Scientific Assembly Preview Andrew Bernard MD EAST Annual Scientific Assembly Section Chair Happy Holidays What a year 2015 has been Thank you to all our leaders volunteers and members for making EAST a priority and helping us achieve new goals and continue to grow as an organization. We wish all of you a happy healthy holiday season. Our EAST office will be closed in observance of the holidays on Christmas Eve Christmas day New Years Eve and New Years Day. Dates to Remember Visit the News and Events section of the EAST web- site for the most up-to-date news and listing of upcoming events. Jan 1216 2016 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly Location JW Marriott San Antonio Jan 15 2016 EAST Foundation Annual Dodgeball Tournament - Its Our 10th Anniversary Location JW Marriott San Antonio continued on next page advancingscience fosteringrelationships buildingcareers 5 2015...A Look Back EAST Careercasts and EAST Traumacasts Practical and Educational The EAST Careercasts and Traumacast series continue to be valuable resources. Careercasts are designed to provide you with practical information regarding career development leadership and career challenges. The Traumacasts address current medical and treatment issues being faced by EAST members. Twitter Journal Club Born out of the power of social media the EAST Twitter Journal Club has allowed members to gath- er in an online forum to discuss scientific articles. Its topical interactive and fluid allowing for vibrant discussion relevant to members. 2015 has had six thus far and they will continue in 2016. EAST con- tinues to expand its reach connecting members on multiple platforms. Join the next discussion. Details about how to connect can be found here. Follow EASTjournalclub and the EASTjc in the Twitter chats. Be part of this space for the next discussion. Social Networking In keeping with expanding online EAST contin- ues to strengthen our presence on Facebook and Twitter. If you have not yet liked or followed us please do. We communicate important association news reminders updates and deadlines. This is your chance for a quick connection from EAST and a way to connect with colleagues. Like last year well communicate meeting updates and share some photos online from the 29th Annual Scientif- ic Assembly look for EAST2016 and our tagline hastags advancingscience fosteringrelationships buildingcareers. New Online Education Through EASTs online education partner CECen- tral all EAST developed online CME activities are available to EAST members at no charge. Six new online education programs were added this year. Delay in Diagnosis and Missed Injuries in Pediatric Trauma Initial Evaluation and Management of the Injured Child Both in collaboration with the Pediatric Trauma Society Blood Transfusion 2016 Cervical Spine Clerance in the Obtunded Adult Blunt Trauma Patient Emergency Department Thoracotomy An Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Selec- tion-Creating the EAST Practice Management Guideline Tourniquets Translating Military Success into Civilian Utilization 2015 has been an exceptional year We cant wait to see what 2016 holds. Dates to Remember continued Feb 11-13 2016 Memorial Healthcare System 23rd Annual Trauma SymposiumLocation Diplomat Re- sort Spa - Beach Location Mar 4-5 2016 16th Annual John M. Templeton Jr. Pediatric Trauma SymposiumLocation Philadelphia PA Mar 30-Apr 2 2016 19th Society of Trauma Nurses Annual Con- ferenceLocation Hyatt Regency Apr 20-22 2016 Guidelines - 4th Guideline Development Workshop using the GRADE Approach EAST news 2015 Issue 46 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 46 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