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EAST provides leadership and development for surgeons active in the care of the injured patient. More than 3,600 members already participate in EAST's unique leadership, education, and career development programs. Our multidisciplinary membership includes trauma and acute care surgeons, burn 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. 

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Prospective Members

EAST is the only professional association dedicated to the development of the early and mid-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 who support this endeavor. Medical students and physicians from other countries are also welcome to join.

Watch the video from EAST Member, Dr. Kelley Sookraj, about the many opportunities EAST offers and catch more member videos here.  Then visit the Join EAST page to learn more about the qualifications for membership and apply.


Get your EAST Swag! Visit the official EAST Shop to browse a range of  EAST-branded merchandise from apparel to housewares to gifts.  Your purchases benefit the EAST Development Fund and help fund future awards and scholarships.