EAST provides leadership and development for surgeons active in the care of the injured patient. More than 2,600 members already participate in EAST's unique leadership, education, and career development programs. Our multidisciplinary membership includes trauma and acute care surgeons, emergency physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and medical students, among many others.

Every January, EAST members come together at the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, where scientific papers are presented and advances in the field are discussed. The assembly provides attendees a friendly, receptive atmosphere where they can participate in hands-on workshops, scientific sessions, networking events, outreach, and exhibits in order to improve the care of injured and critically ill patients. 

Prospective Members

EAST is the only professional association dedicated to the development of the early career trauma surgeon. We welcome applications from junior surgeons with an interest and training in trauma and acute care surgery, established surgeons who might serve as their mentors and ancillary care providers (e.g., physicians in non-surgical specialties and non-physicians) who support this endeavor. Medical students and physicians from other countries are also welcome to join.

Visit the Join EAST page to learn more about the qualifications for membership and apply. Watch the video from EAST Member, Dr. Lisa Kodadek, about the many opportunities EAST offers.

Current Members

Current members enjoy a wide variety of benefits designed to further their knowledge, enhance their careers, and provide leadership opportunities:

Take advantage of Educational resources such as the EAST Practice Management Guidelines and Monthly Literature Reviews as well as the online education options.

Visit the Get Involved page to learn about the volunteer opportunities EAST offers. Serve on a committee, participate in the Mentoring Program, or collaborate with researchers in an EAST Multicenter Trial. These are just a few of the ways to get involved. 

Add your speaking and research interests to the Speakers Bureau and  join the growing list of members who regularly speak at local, national, and international conferences. Need a speaker? Visit the EAST Membership Directory and find your next presenter today.

Connect on Social Media, where EAST members make their voices heard across several Twitter accounts focused on research, the field of trauma surgery, and injury control and violence prevention.

Remember to visit the Member Services page to manage your profile and get the most out of your member experience. Here you'll also find notifications regarding calls for abstracts and committee appointments. If you’ve lost your password, email

For questions pertaining to the EAST Bylaws, the Membership Agreement, the Member Dues and Standing Policy, and the Meetings Code of Conduct, visit the Bylaws, Policies & Agreements page or email

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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