b'2020 ISSUE ONEMessage from the PresidentA. Britton Christmas, MD, FACSDear EAST Members and Colleagues,news As we enter a new decade, let me express A SD RV E that I am both honored and humbled to have A EN R the opportunity to serve as the 34th President ACCIN of this great organization. I would like to first G S N welcome our new members and invite each G E A S T E R N A S S O C IAT I O N DIC F O R T H E S U R G E RY IE O F T R AU M A IL of you to discover ways to become more N UC B involved in our collective organizational efforts. E S FO IP In fact, the creation and ultimate success of STERINGNSHTIO EAST spawns from the many opportunities RELAafforded to early career physicians and providers to exchange knowledge, discuss advances in patient care, and pursue opportunities for leadership In This Issue development, mentorship, and networking in an environment of inclusion. 2020 Annual ScientificWe are pleased to welcome each of you as a new member!Assembly RecapI would also like to take the opportunity to welcome the following to yourCommunity Outreach EAST Board of Directors: David S. Morris, MD (Director-at-Large/Division ofSpeakers Bureau Publications); Cynthia Talley, MD (Director-at-Large/Division of Education),Welcome New and D. Dante Yeh, MD (Director-at-Large/Division of Patient Care and Resources). I am also pleased to welcome the following new committee Members and ad hoc task force chair/co-chair appointments: Rondi Gelbard, MD (Emergency General Surgery Committee); Bellal Joseph, MD (Equity, Quality, and Inclusion in Trauma Surgery Ad Hoc Task Force); Hee Soo Jung, MD (Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee); Carrie Valdez, MD (Online Education Committee). It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to Strategic Goals work with each of you and I look forward to the many great things you, and LEADERSHIP your respective committees and ad hoc task forces, will do for EAST! Prepare young surgeonsAs healthcare providers, we are hard-wired to evaluate ourselves in terms to become leaders of successes and failures. However, I would contend that we must place DEVELOPMENTa greater focus on the provision of value. Through EASTs mission and Promote unique vision statements, we discover not only the value of the organization, but programs for the careeralso the value that we, as clinicians, collectively provide to our respective development of young communities: to promote trauma prevention, research, and improved surgical leaders trauma systems design; to encourage investigation and teaching of SCHOLARSHIP the methods of preventing and treating trauma; and to stimulate future Provide education andgenerations of surgeons to meet the challenge. This vision forms thetraining across thefoundation of our five core strategic goals: leadership, development, continuum of acute scholarship, fellowship and collaboration.surgical careFELLOWSHIP As so clearly expressed during Dr. Hauts recent Presidential Address, EAST guidelines remain the signature product of the organization. However, we Encourage a sense ofcertainly cannot overlook the many innovative ideas and accomplishments community for personalof our committees and ad hoc task forces under the leadership of their professional growthrespective chairs and division leaders. The organizations work in diversity, COLLABORATION Work with our stakeholders to advance patient care and trauma(continues on page 2)'