MultiCenter Trials Committee

Purpose: The multi-center trials group i was formed in order to review and/or research areas of trauma care where large numbers of patients are needed to answer clinically relevant questions. Studies performed and published by this group have a very high citation index in the Journal of Trauma. Click below for:

Chair: Chad Ball, MD

Algorithms Committee

The Algorithms Committee is responsible for the development and dissemination of evidenced-based algorithms in the care and treatment of trauma and critically ill patients.  The Chair of the Algorithm Committee is appointed by the President to a three (3) year term.  The Algorithms Committee consists of the Chair and includes other members of the Association to a maximum of ten (10) members. The Chair and the President will appoint the committee members.  The Chair is responsible for preparing a report for the membership at the annual business meeting and for the Board of Directors at each of their annual meetings.

Chair: Deborah Stein, MD

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall be composed of three (3) members of the Association appointed by the President. These individuals should represent General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and another specialty. The Chairman of this Committee shall be the immediate past president. This committee shall submit a slate of nominees for the various offices of the Association to the annual meeting of the members.

Chair: Rosemary Kozar, MD, PhD

Program Committee

The Program Committee shall consist of a Chairman and a Committee including a General Surgeon, an Orthopedic Surgeon, another specialist, and the Chairman of the Publications Committee (ex-officio), all appointed by the President. The Chairman is appointed for a two year term. This Committee will be responsible for the organization and conduct of the program at the annual meeting.

Chair: Jennifer Watters, MD

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee will consist of a Chairman and a Committee including a General Surgeon, an Orthopedic Surgeon, a Plastic Surgeon, another specialist, and the Chairman of the Program Committee (ex-officio), all appointed by the President. This committee will be responsible for reviewing all manuscripts submitted in association with presentations at the annual meeting and for choosing those which will be submitted to The Journal of Trauma. The Chairman will serve as the liaison to The Journal of Trauma. Should the Chairman not be an Editorial Consultant to The Journal of Trauma, the Chairman will consult with a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Trauma designated by the President.

Chair: Kevin Schuster, MD

Violence Prevention Committee

The Violence Prevention Committee was established at the 2019 meeting of the Western Trauma Association in response to recent mass casualty events. Its goals include identifying root causes for such violent actions in order to reduce their frequency, effects, and existence.

Chair: Rochelle Dicker, M.D.