The 2022 Western Pediatric Trauma Conference

Sonoma, CA US
July 13, 2022 to July 15, 2022

The conference features nationally renowned faculty in the fields of pediatric trauma, critical care, emergency medicine and pre-hospital care. Participants will be able to propose practice improvements to their teams based on evidence-based guidelines, scientific inquiry, tools and resources presented at the conference. This event is an unparalleled opportunity to make and solidify relationships through person-to person communications and marketing.

Registration Fees

Full conference MD/DO: $700
Single day MD/DO: $375
Full conference for all other participants: $500
Single day for All other participants: $275
Virtual Conference: $375

Target Audience

The program content is targeted to surgeons, registered nurses and health care professionals from around the nation who care for injured children.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current national standards of care in managing trauma patients, emphasizing uncommon content areas and ongoing research.
  • Interpret requirements and distinguish all necessary preparations required for virtual ACS site visits.
  • Summarize common disparities in trauma care and differentiate the innovative standards of care for trauma patients.
  • Identify the most recent consensus Arizona-Texas-Oklahoma-Memphis-Arkansas Consortium (ATOMAC) guidelines.
  • Recognize current injury prevention strategies and apply COVID-related adaptations.

Learner Outcome

After attending this conference, participants will report increased knowledge related to care of the pediatric trauma patient and report intent to change practice based on new evidence-based practice information provided.

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Please contact Matthew Stern, CME Manager, for any questions at
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 ABP MOC Part II
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 15.75 Attendance
  • 15.75 Colorado State EMS
  • 15.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/13/2022 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
07/15/2022 - 4:00pm MDT
Wednesday   July 13,2022
7:00amSign-In and BreakfastKenwood Ballroom, Fairmont
 Plenary SessionsPavilion Ballroom, Fairmont
7:30amWelcome and Opening RemarksStephanie Chao, MD and Melanie Stroud, RN
7:45amKeynote Address: Patient Care, Research and Education: My Thoughts on Leadership and TeamworkDavid Spain, MD 
Immediate Past President, AAST
8:30amATOMAC Primer: What you need to knowDavid Notrica, MD 
9:00amBreak with ExhibitorsKenwood Ballroom, Fairmont
 Physical and Emotional Recovery After Trauma 
 9:30amSurvivor's perspective Todd Maxson, MD
10:00amPediatric RehabilitationMarisa Flavin, MD, Tricia Starks FNP, AANP (Utah)
10:30amPTSD ScreeningIan Mitchell, Julia Price (UT)
11:15amResiliency and RecoveryKrista Gregory (Dell)
12:00pmLunchBreezeway Lawn, Fairmont
1:00pmPoint - Counterpoint SessionDavid Weber (Flight Paramedic, Intermountain Lifeflight) vs Laura Goodman, MD
“Scoop and Run” vs “Stay and Play”
1:30 PMFuture of TraumaSteve Moulton, MD 
2:15 PMPoster Session - Visit ExhibitorsKenwood Ballroom, Fairmont
5:00-7:00pmWelcome ReceptionBreezeway Lawn, Fairmont
Thursday   July 14, 2022
7:00a.mSign-In and BreakfastKenwood Ballroom, Fairmont
 Plenary SessionsPavilion Ballroom, Fairmont
 Patient Care Sensitivity & DEI  
7:30a.m.Developing Awareness of Our Own BiasesJames C. Burroughs II, SVP, Government & Community Relations, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer (Minnesota)
8:15a.m.Trauma Centers’ Role in Addressing Social Determinants of Health and EquityRonald Stewart, MD
9:00a.m.Gun Violence PreventionGaren Wintemute (UC Davis)
9:45a.m.Break with ExhibitorsKenwood Ballroom, Fairmont
 Abstract PresentationsPavilion Ballroom, Fairmont
10:00a.m.Scientific Abstracts Podium Presentations 
11:00a.m.Best Practice Podium Presentations 
12:00p.m.LunchBreezeway Lawn, Fairmont
1:00p.m.Never Miss the Baseball GameMichael Nance, MD  (PTS President)
1:30p.m.Mangled Upper Extremity/Hand ReplantationTim Schaub, MD (Phoenix)
2:00p.m.Cases studies (Extend time) 
Nathaniel Kreykes, MD, Corey Matthews, DO & Laura Plasencia
3:00 -4:00p.mAbstract presentationsHallway
4:00 p.m.Adjourn 
5:00-7:30pmVolleyball TournamentBreezeway Lawn, Fairmont
Friday, July 15, 2022
7:00a.mSign-In and BreakfastKenwood Ballroom, Fairmont
 Child AbuseModerator Stephanie Chao
7:30amChild Abuse Screening ToolsDavid Listman, MD (CHCO)
8:00amBreaking Down Silos: Decreasing Child Maltreatment Fatalities by Improving Collaboration between Medical Professionals and Child Protective ServicesRachel Berger, MD UPITT
8:45amPoint counterpoint: Foster Care vs ReunificationChristopher Stewart, MD (Stanford)
Antonia Chiesa (CHCO) 
 General Trauma Topics 
9:15amPreparing for the Virtual Visit Panel (Denis Bensard, MD; Todd Maxson, MD; Lana Martin, TPM, Michael Pirtle)
10:00amAbstract Award Presentation and 2023 Announcement 
10:15amBreak with ExhibitorsKenwood Ballroom, Fairmont
 Neuro-Trauma Moderator
10:30amScience of ConcussionLaura Prolo, MD (Stanford)
11:00amThoracic Spine Injuries: When to TLSO?Rajiv Iyer, MD (Utah)
 Looking ahead 
11:30amInjury Prevention HighlightsHelen Arbogast (CHLA),  Salvador Vargas (Stanford), Angelica Baker (Phoenix)
12:15-12:30p.m.Evaluation, Wrap-Up & Adjourn 
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
100 Boyes Blvd
Sonoma, CA 95476
United States

To reserve your hotel room for this course, please click the link below:


Nearby Airports:

  • Sonoma County Airport (STS): 27 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 58 miles
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK): 59 miles
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF): 74 miles

Continuing Education credits will be provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. Below are the available credit types that a learner can claim by attending this conference. More information will be posted in the coming months.

Medical (CME):
Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of  15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD):
Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational offering for 15.75 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Claim only those hours you attend. For nurses, attendance, sign-in, and submission of an evaluation after session are required for successful completion and receipt of certificate of attendance.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 15.75 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.

American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part ii:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 10.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Successful completion of this activity for MOC 2 points requires a minimum attendance of 10 hours to receive 10 MOC points.

Physician learners must participate in 10.0 of the 14.5 accredited hours of approved MOC content AND complete the required assessment and evaluation to become eligible for MOC credit.

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Available Credit

  • 10.00 ABP MOC Part II
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 15.75 Attendance
  • 15.75 Colorado State EMS
  • 15.75 NCPD

For more information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, click here or email Matthew Stern for any specific questions.

Thank you to the following companies for your participation in our exhibit hall:

410 Medical
Applied Medical Technology
AtriCure, Inc.
Baxter Advanced Medical
BTG Specialty Pharmaceuticals
Horizon Therapeutics
Kurin, Inc.
Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc.
Urgo Medical


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***Virtual registration is now open and requires a minimum number of registrations to proceed. If the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference does not meet that minimum number, all virtual registrations will be canceled and all fees will be refunded to the original payment method.