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2021 In-Person Meeting Canceled, Virtual Option Available, Call for
On Monday, July 27, 2020 the Western Trauma Association Board of
Directors voted unanimously to cancel the in person 51st Annual
Meeting of WTA that was to be held February 28 - March 5, 2021 in
Big Sky Montana.
This was not an easy decision and it was based on the safety of the
WTA Members, Friends and Family, and Guests. The other significant
factors influencing this decision were potential mandates from the
State of Montana and Gallatin and Madison counties that could
potentially require social distancing of 6-feet in the meeting
rooms, thereby limiting the potential attendance, and the
unpredictability of a resurgence of COVID 19 in the Fall and Winter.
Furthermore, the BOD decided that we will not move the entire meeting
agenda to an online, virtual one. However, we are planning a single
live virtual session during
the week of February 28th to present and discuss the algorithms
being developed by Dr. Matt Martin and the Algorithms Committee, as
well as an update on the multicenter trials from Dr. Carlos Brown
and the MCT Committee. As plans are developed, we will communicate
those with you so that everyone can participate.
On Demand Abstracts & Manuscript Publication
In order to continue the WTA commitment to the improvement of trauma
care through research, education, and sharing of clinical
experiences, the Program Committee is planning something new.
Members and guests of the WTA can present their research through recorded
abstract presentations to
be posted and available on-demand on the WTA website beginning the
first week of March. We have re-opened the Call for Abstracts
website. Abstract submission will be open through 11:59pm Pacific
Time on October, 15, 2020 to be considered by Dr. Nick Namias and
the Program Committee. Manuscripts for the accepted abstracts will
be submitted for review by Dr. Marc de Moya and the Publication
Committee. Unfortunately at this time we cannot offer CME for this
activity. This is for scientific abstract submission only, no case
reports or family abstracts.
Abstracts can be submitted HERE or
through the www.westerntrauma.org website.
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2022
The Board is very disappointed to miss the 2021 meeting and our
“Fellowship of the Snow”. We anticipate that we will resume in 2022
in Big Sky from February 20-25, 2022.
Robert McIntyre, Jr., MD
About the WTA
The Western Trauma Association is committed to the improvement
of trauma care through research, education, sharing of clinical
experiences, and the development of physicians of all specialties
who are involved in the care of trauma patients. The goals of
the Association are not only the intellectual growth attained
through increased knowledge, but also the emotional growth attained
through camaraderie and interaction with family and friends
in an environment conducive to winter sports.
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