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NEW!!  Download the 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 Program Books!!  (Just unearthed by former WTA Historian Sherman)

Attend the Acute Care Surgery Point/Counterpoint XXXV June 5-8, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. Click here for brochure.

Download Presidential Addresses

Welcome to the WTA

The 46th Annual Meeting of the WTA was held at the Resort at Squaw Creek near Lake Tahoe, CA, from February 28th - March 4, 2016.

 Download the 2016 program book by choosing your desired format:

  • PDF (Viewable with Acrobat Reader)
  • Epub (Vieweable with smartphones, tablets, computers, or other e-readers)
  • mobi (Viewable with Kindle readers & other MobiPocket readers)

Click here for CME instructions  All information must be submitted no later than Friday, March 18th to receive CME and/or self-assessment credits.

Congratulations to the Earl Young Competition winners!!

  • 1st place: George Black (Madigan Army Medical Center) - "Suspension of Biologic Time in Severe Hemorrhagic Shock: Pilot Study Results From the Biochronicity Project"


  • 2nd place: S.Ariane Christie (University of California San Francisco) - "Characterization of Distinct Coagulopathic Phenotypes in Injury: Pathway-Specific Drivers and Implications for Individualized Treatment"


  • 3rd place: Anne Slaughter (University of Colorado) - "Glutamine Metabolism Drives Succinate Accumulation in Plasma and the Lung During Hemorrhagic Shock"

NEW!! History Section

The WTA has been developing an archive of WTA historical documents and presidential interviews which are now being posted on the web.  You can always find the historical section under the About menu tab above.  For now, you can also click here.

Save the Date: The 47th Annual Meeting will be held between March 5 through March 10, 2017, in Snowbird, UT.

About the WTA

The Western Trauma Association is committed to the improvement of trauma care through research, education, sharing of clinical experiences, and the development of physicians of all specialties who are involved in the care of trauma patients. The goals of the Association are not only the intellectual growth attained through increased knowledge, but also the emotional growth attained through camaraderie and interaction with family and friends in an environment conducive to winter sports.

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