course description

The 2013 California Trauma and Resuscitation Conference is designed to provide a diverse audience of healthcare providers with a comprehensive update on existing and new treatment guidelines for diagnosis and management of severely ill patients. This exciting 2 ½ day conference will include general plenary sessions designed to promote interdisciplinary discussion of broad issues and an ample selection of focused workshops for EMS, critical care and trauma providers led by world-renowned experts.

This important educational conference is the result of a collaborative effort between the trauma centers in the state of California and the UCSD Center for Resuscitation Science, with the goal of disseminating cutting edge research to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for critically injured patients.

target audience

The target audience for this activity includes emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, critical care nurses, intensivists, emergency medical providers, respiratory therapists, researchers and scientists in the fields of cardiac arrest and trauma.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss treatments, techniques and technology for optimal care in the critical care setting
  • Acquire specific training techniques and new metrics for teaching and monitoring resuscitation performance
  • Identify early intervention and new therapies in the management of trauma patients

About Us

logoThe UC San Diego Center for Resuscitation Science

Research: From cell cultures and animal models of brain injury and cardiopulmonary arrest to human trials both in and out of the hospital, the UC San Diego Center for Resuscitation Science is internationally recognized as a leading contributor to resuscitation science. Prior and ongoing grant support has come from various intramural and extramural sources, including the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Department of Defense, professional societies, and our industry partners. The Center has also provided mentorship to dozens of young scientists at various levels of training and published hundreds of scientific papers.

Training: The UC San Diego Center for Resuscitation Science has developed numerous innovative training programs for hospital providers, EMS personnel, and laypersons. In addition, the Advanced Resuscitation Training (ART) programs represent a major advance in clinical resuscitation. The ART programs empower hospitals and EMS agencies to design and implement a resuscitation training curriculum that addresses their individual needs, with continuous refinement based on performance improvement data. These programs have led to tremendous improvements in survival and are now internationally recognized as best practices.

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The UC San Diego Division of Trauma

The Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns is part of the Department of Surgery. The division was designed to respond to any emergency calls 24/7 with fully equipped state-of-the art trauma bays. Whether a trauma or a burn victim, they are seen by a multidisciplinary team of specialists including trauma surgeons, trauma nurses, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and spine specialists.

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