Get Involved

As an EAST member, get involved!

Take advantage of the Membership Directory to network, volunteer to serve on a committee or ad hoc task force, participate in the Mentoring Program, and attend the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. These are just a few of the ways to get involved. 

If you are interested in becoming a member, visit the Join EAST page and apply. Applications are accepted annually between July 1 and November 15.


Access the Membership Directory to connect with EAST members around the world. Make sure your profile is up-to-date so that your colleagues can find you, too. Remember that you can add your speaking and research interests to the Speakers Bureau and join the growing list of EAST members who speak at local, national, and international conferences.  Need a speaker? Use the directory to find your next presenter.

Serve on a Committee or Ad Hoc Task Force

The work of EAST's Divisions, Committees and Task Forces keeps the organization strong and relevant. A call for volunteers is conducted annually in the summer. Look for the email notification and choose a topic that fits your interests. You must complete the online form by the deadline to be considered for an appointment. Appointments for the next volunteer year will be finalized in November, and an email communication confirming your appointment for the upcoming year will be sent to you.  

Attend the Annual Scientific Assembly

Held annually in January, the Annual Scientific Assembly is EAST's premier educational event that includes hands-on workshops, scientific sessions, networking events, community outreach opportunities and exhibits. EAST accepts abstract submissions for traditional scientific abstracts and video abstracts. Submit your abstract before the deadline.

Participate in the Mentoring Program

EAST offers a range of mentoring programs and resources that promote the academic and personal growth of early-level trauma and acute care surgeons and guide mid-level physicians towards the next phase of their careers.  EAST seeks senior and mid-career professionals to serve as mentors as well as students, residents, junior faculty, and mid-career professionals to apply as mentees. Visit the EAST Mentoring page to learn more and apply.

Volunteer at the Community Outreach Event

Consider a short-term commitment by volunteering at the EAST Community Outreach Event. Held during the Annual Scientific Assembly, this one-day event is coordinated by the EAST Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee, with volunteers traveling into the community to deliver high-quality, high-profile injury prevention programs. Learn more here and sign up when the call for volunteers opens in the fall.

Propose a Practice Management Guideline

EAST Practice Management Guidelines (PMGs) feature evidence-based information to increase the scientific knowledge needed to enhance patient and clinical decision-making, improve health care quality and promote efficiency. Have an idea for a new PMG or an update to an existing one? Submit a proposal. If a PMG under development is in need of volunteers, a volunteer button will be activated. Learn more here.

Suggest an Idea for an Audio or Video Webinar

EAST is home to a variety of audio and video webinars focusing on education and career management. Have an idea for a topic or a speaker (including yourself)? Submit a proposal. Check out the EAST Traumacast, Careercast, and Masterclass pages to learn more. 

Partner with Researchers

Visit the Research page to learn about opportunities to collaborate with fellow EAST members on research projects or apply to one of the many research scholarships and awards that EAST offers. 

Connect on Social Media

There are so many ways to stay connected to EAST – even online! Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube for breaking news, reminders, relevant articles, and all the stories in between. Have a specific interest in trauma? EAST members add their voices to several Twitter accounts focused on discussing research, the field of trauma surgery, and injury control and violence prevention. Click here to learn how you can connect with them.