Annual Scientific Assembly Committee

The Annual Scientific Assembly Committee is responsible for the overall format and program content for the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly.  The committee is responsible for reviewing, scoring and selecting clinical abstracts to be presented (oral, quick shot, and video presentations).  The committee is responsible for selecting the recipients of the Raymond H. Alexander, MD Residents’ Paper Competition.  In addition, the committee selects the plenary sessions, workshops, short courses, and any other special programming or sessions added to the meeting program. 

The mission of the Annual Scientific Assembly Committee is to plan, design, and oversee the execution of the top academic scientific meeting for trauma and acute care surgery professionals in the world. This includes ensuring all aspects of the meeting are developed with a focus on the core tenets of the organization: advancing science, fostering relationships, and building careers. As the trauma organization that particularly focuses on development of the “young trauma surgeon/professional”, the Committee should constantly be critically evaluating, revising, and incorporating the most up to date methods and metrics for delivering high quality content and opportunities for all EAST members and non-member attendees.

The Education Division Director is the Chair of the Annual Scientific Assembly Committee. 

Committee members are appointed by the President with approval by the Board of Directors.  Committee member terms are three years. All terms begin in January and conclude in January in the year specified in "term ends".


Members

Cynthia Talley, MD, FACSCynthia Talley, MD, FACS, Chair
Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC
Term ends 01/21/2023
Stephanie  Bonne, MD, FACSStephanie Bonne, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ
Term ends 01/13/2024
Patrick L Bosarge, MDPatrick L Bosarge, MD, Committee Member
University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ
Term ends 01/21/2023
Tejal S. Brahmbhatt, MD, FACSTejal S. Brahmbhatt, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Boston University Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Brandon R. Bruns, MD, MBA, FACSBrandon R. Bruns, MD, MBA, FACS, Committee Member
University of Texas Southwestern in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Bruce Chung, MDBruce Chung, MD, Committee Member
Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME
Term ends 01/21/2023
Michael W. Cripps, MD, FACSMichael W. Cripps, MD, FACS, Committee Member
University of Colorado in Aurora, CO
Term ends 01/21/2023
Brad Dennis, MD, FACSBrad Dennis, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN
Term ends 01/13/2024
Jordan Estroff, MDJordan Estroff, MD, Committee Member
George Washington University in Washington, DC
Term ends 01/21/2023
Bellal Joseph, MD, FACSBellal Joseph, MD, FACS, Committee Member
University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ
Term ends 01/21/2023
Tareq Kheirbek, MD, ScM, FACSTareq Kheirbek, MD, ScM, FACS, Committee Member
Brown University in Providence, RI
Term ends 01/18/2025
Mayur B. Patel, MD, MPH, FACSMayur B. Patel, MD, MPH, FACS, Committee Member
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN
Term ends 01/21/2023
Purvi P. Patel, MDPurvi P. Patel, MD, Committee Member
Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL
Term ends 01/18/2025
Alicia R. Privette, MD, FACSAlicia R. Privette, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Medical University of South Carolina in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Samuel Wade Ross, MD, MPHSamuel Wade Ross, MD, MPH, Committee Member
Carolinas Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Lisa Schlitzkus, MDLisa Schlitzkus, MD, Committee Member
UCHealth Memorial Central Colorado Springs in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Gregory Semon, DOGregory Semon, DO, Committee Member
Wright State University in Dayton, OH
Term ends 01/21/2023
Brian K. Yorkgitis, DO, FACSBrian K. Yorkgitis, DO, FACS, Committee Member
University of Florida- Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL
Term ends 01/21/2023
Martin D. Zielinski, MD, FACSMartin D. Zielinski, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
Term ends 01/21/2023
Hee Soo  Jung, MD, FACSHee Soo Jung, MD, FACS, Ex Officio
University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI
Term ends 01/21/2023
David S. Morris, MD, FACSDavid S. Morris, MD, FACS, Ex Officio
Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT
Term ends 01/21/2023

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