b'2021 ISSUE ONEMessage from the PresidentJeffrey A. Claridge, MD, MS, FACSDear EAST Members and Colleagues,news I would like to start with my first formal address to A SD R the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma V EA E (EAST) family with some thanks to the EAST staff: N RACCChristine Eme, Rachel Dixon, Katie Dwyer, Kinga ING E A S T E R N A S S O C IAT I O NG Litwiniuk, and Nakia Rounsaville who have workedS NDIC F O R T H E S U R G E RYvery hard this past year. We had a very successful IE O F T R AU M A ILN U EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (held virtually) with CBE Smore than 700 registrants. The Annual Scientific FO IPSTERINGTIONSH Assembly Committee led by Dr. Cynthia Talley did RELA a fantastic job reviewing 414 abstracts submitted and selecting 33 excellent scientific presentations and 17 quick shots. Other highlights were the Scott B. Frame, MD Memorial Lecture given by Dr. Mary In This Issue E. Fallat, the Oriens Keynote by Dr. Sharon Henry, Scientific Papers That Should Change Your Practice, and an update on select Practice Management2021 Annual Scientific Guidelines. The Presidential Address by Dr. A. Britton Christmas was fantasticAssembly Recap and I would like to thank him again for his incredible leadership this difficult past year.Welcome NewMembers One of my favorite parts is always listening to the powerful essays read byThank You Donors the Oriens Essay authors. The winners this year were Alexandra, C. Ferre,2021 Award MD and Margo N. Carlin, DO. I cannot thank you both enough for telling Recipients your stories and I would encourage us to find and support future applicants. The essays are powerful, inspiring, and recharging.Strategic Goals I was very excited this year to be part of the Nominating Committee for the first time. It is a huge honor and responsibility. Past President, the one and LEADERSHIP only, Dr. Elliott Haut did an excellent job of leading the process and I am in Prepare young surgeonsawe of the people nominated and were subsequently appointed into keyto become leaders EAST leadership positions:DEVELOPMENTThose positions and people are listed below:Promote uniqueprograms for the career development of young Officers & Directorssurgical leadersSCHOLARSHIPProvide education andtraining across the continuum of acutesurgical careFELLOWSHIPEncourage a sense of President-Elect Secretary Director-at-Large/Division Chair community for personalDeborah M. Stein,Nicole Fox, Division of Professional Development professional growth MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM MD, MPH, FACS Jamie Coleman, MD, FACS COLLABORATION 1 year term (2021-2022)3 year term (2021-2024) 3 year term (2021-2024) Work with our stakeholders to advance patient care and trauma systems(continues on page 2)'