OCTOBER 15-16, 2018
CENTER OF CLEVELAND
It is that time of year again and we are excited for our 8th annual Trauma Symposium. It is hard to believe that we are in our 8th year. What started as a Symposium of 150 – 200 people has now grown to over 600 people with 30 vendors. Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, and University Hospitals continue to work together to offer you an excellent two-day event. We have sessions from rural trauma, to an ethical panel, from pediatric injuries, to the struggles of trauma and obesity. We have great local speakers as well as nationally-recognized leaders in trauma.
This year more than ever we have come together as a community working toward the same goal. Our goal this year is to provide a 2-day multidisciplinary Symposium that focuses on providing the best trauma care to our communities. We continue our mission to provide education to all healthcare providers who work to save lives and improve the healing of the injured. This includes prehospital medical services, nursing, and other providers throughout the continuum of acute care and rehabilitation. We encourage students and trainees of all levels and healthcare disciplines to attend. This year we have extended that education to social workers and lawyers. We will also be hosting the state Committee on Trauma meeting during this year’s meeting.
We hope to see you there!
Jeffrey A. Claridge, MD, MS, FACS
Northern Ohio Trauma System
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physicians, nurses, mid-level and pre-hospital providers, residents, healthcare lawyers, social workers, and all healthcare providers involved in the care of the trauma patient.
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
300 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
ACCREDITATION AND FACULTY DISCLOSURE
The Northern Ohio Trauma System received accreditation through MetroHealth Medical Center which is
accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) to provide continuing medical education for
physicians. MetroHealth Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This CME
activity was planned and produced in accordance with OSMA Essentials.
RN/LPNs can utilize a continuing medical education activity that has been approved by a nationally recognized accreditation system of continuing education approval. If you have any questions, please refer to the Ohio Board of Nursing website http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/law_and_rule.htm, Rule 4723-14-05.
It is the policy of the Northern Ohio Trauma System to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific
rigor in all activities. All faculty participation in CME activities sponsored by the Northern Ohio Trauma System are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed.