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Inaugural Session of the Case Records of the Joint Trauma System: The Experts Go to War - Podcast #63



At the 2016 annual meeting of the Military Health System Research Symposium, the US military Joint Trauma System (JTS) held the inaugural session of a new educational program called "Case Records of the Joint Trauma System". This is the first in a planned series of presentations where an expert panel is presented with interesting and challenging battlefield trauma cases drawn from the Department of Defense Trauma Registry. This registry has captured data on all wounded patients treated at forward military medical treatment facilities during combat and post-combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This program has been spearheaded by Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Gurney, an Army trauma surgeon and the current Chief of Trauma Systems Development with the JTS. This challenging and entertaining session featured an expert panel representing multiple military services and several allied nations, and was co-moderated by Dr. Gurney and Dr. John Holcomb.

Colonel Ray Fang, US Air Force
Colonel (retired) Don Jenkins, US Air Force
Major Valerie Sams, US Air Force
Colonel Matthew Martin, US Army
Surgeon Captain Rory Rickard, Royal Navy
Lieutenant Colonel Avi Yitzhak, Israeli Defense Forces

Supplemental Materials:

  1. Joint Trauma System Website
  2. For any questions about this program, suggestions for future venues or cases, and to submit any cases or case material, please email Dr. Jen Gurney.