Wednesday, November 14, 2018
5:30–9:15 pm

Musser Auditorium
Penn State Great Valley Conference Center
30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355

On November 14, Paoli Hospital’s trauma program will offer its annual Trauma Symposium designed for physicians, nurses, mid-level providers, pre-hospital emergency medical service personnel and other interested allied health care professionals.

Having received wide acclaim from our attendees, our dynamic national and regional expert speakers address the key concerns identified in today’s trauma care arena and the impact on patient outcomes, which is the key to its success. This year’s program will feature presentations on geriatric trauma and new advances in trauma care. In addition, case studies of famous people with a focus on blunt head and thoracic-abdominal trauma, penetrating trauma, and patient advocacy will be discussed. The program will end with a panel presentation on the journey of an orthopedic trauma survivor.

At the conclusion of the symposium participants should be able to discuss the most current trends in trauma care specific to geriatric and orthopedic trauma as well as lessons learned from historical trauma cases and the impact trauma has on patients, families and health care providers. Additional objectives include:

  • Stating specific interventions that should be considered when caring for a geriatric trauma patient
  • Recognizing clinical issues specific to thoracic, abdominal and head trauma
  • Identifying specific strategies or new advances to implement as part of a continuing improvement process
  • Recognizing the social, emotional, ethical, personal and logistical issues that arise during the care of trauma patients
  • Demonstrating enhanced communication with patients, family members and colleagues

Registration and dinner are from 5:30 pm to 5:55 pm and the program is from 5:55 pm to 9:15 pm.

This year’s symposium will be held in the Musser Auditorium at the Penn State Great Valley Conference Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania. For directions, visit or use the listed address above for GPS directions.

This program has been approved for three hours of AMA Category 1 CME credit and three hours of patient safety CME credit approval pending. Contact hours for the following disciplines have been applied for: OT/PT, social work, nursing and EMS.

For questions or special needs accommodations, please email or call Trauma Program Manager Kerry Larkin at 484.565.8325.

Registration has closed for the 2018 symposium. Please check back for details on our 2019 symposium next autumn.