CME Program Detail

Title: Rescue to Recovery Trauma Symposium 2018: Trauma Care in a Level 1 Trauma Center “NYP/Queens Trauma Inside and Out”
Date: Wed, Mar 21st, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Lang Auditorium

Statement of Need:
Trauma is the leading cause of death for children and adults ages 1-44 more than stroke and AIDS combined. Thirty Five million people are treated each year for traumatic injuries. While most injuries can be treated at a local community emergency department, if you are severely injured, getting care at a Level I trauma center can lower your risk of death by 25 percent. Conversely, nearly 1 in 4 patients is more likely to die when not initially taken to a Level I trauma center. Less than 10% of hospitals have a Level I or II trauma center and only 8 states have fully developed trauma systems. Traumatic injury in the geriatric population is increasing in prevalence and is associated with higher mortality and complication rates compared with younger patients. The elderly are currently estimated to be 12% of the population in the United States and in NYC 16.2%. In patients over 80 years, trauma center mortality was 8% as compared to 56% in non-trauma centers. This conference will provide an opportunity to focus on the care and community support a Level I Trauma Center provides to their patients and why providing this level of care to our community improves patient education and outcomes.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, residents, interns, medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses, prehospital providers and other health care professionals involved in care of trauma patients.


Mark Bernstein, M.D., FASER
Past President, American Society of Emergency Radiology
Fellow, American Society of Emergency Radiology
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Trauma & Emergency Radiology
Bellevue Hospital, NYU Langone Health & NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Centers

Amy Cohen
Families for Safe Streets, Steering Committee Member

Rajeev Dayal, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief of Vascular Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Elan M. Goldwyn, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Orthopedic Trauma Service, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Aized Imtiaz, M.D.
Director Co-Management and Consulting Services , Department of Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Ning Lin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Neurosurgeon, Department of Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Jason M. Sample, M.D., FACS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director of Emergency Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Chana Widawski
Families for Safe Streets, Organizer

Mary Ellen Zimmermann, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN
Trauma Program Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Disclosures: None


Jason M. Sample, M.D., FACS


● Apply knowledge of resources available in a Level 1 Trauma Center and in the within the community.
● Develop a plan to as to the need for a geriatric patient to be transported or transferred to a Level 1 Trauma Center.
● Identify the data resources available for Performance Improvement, Research and Guideline Development
● Evaluate resources vs. the needs of the traumatically injured patient.
● Analyze outcomes in patient care, community understanding and provider understanding of a Level 1 Trauma Center.
● Explain the need for Level 1 Trauma Centers in a community and what it has to offer to patients, families, providers in terms of patient care, facility resources, community outreach and pre-hospital decision making through “Rescue to Recovery”.


7:30AM – 8:00AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00AM – 8:15AM
Welcoming Remarks
Jason M. Sample M.D., FACS

8:15AM – 8:45AM
What’s Up with the Trauma Registry
Jason M. Sample, M.D., FACS

8:45AM – 9:15AM
Traumatic Intracranial Vascular Injury
Ning Lin, M.D.

9:15AM – 9:45AM
Developing a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Care of the Geriatric Orthopedic Patient
Aized Imtiaz, M.D.

9:45AM – 10:30AM
Traffic Violence: A Preventable Public Health Crisis
Amy Cohen and Chana Widawski

10:30AM – 11:15AM

11:15AM – 12:00PM
MDCT Multi-Trauma Imaging
Mark Bernstein, M.D., FASER

12:00PM – 12:30PM
Damage Control Orthopedics
Elan M. Goldwyn, M.D.

12:30PM – 1:00PM
Vascular Trauma from Aortic Transections to Extremity Injuries
Rajeev Dayal, M.D.

1:00PM – 1:15PM
Panel Discussion
Mark Bernstein, M.D., FASER, Elan M. Goldwyn, M.D., Rajeev Dayal, M.D.

1:15PM – 1:30PM
Questions and Answers/Wrap-Up

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY, CPME and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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