TraumaCon 2018

TraumaCon 2018
March 21-23, 2018
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland, Oregon


Over this three-day conference, you will have the opportunity to visit with old friends, make new connections, and choose from a variety of high-quality educational programs designed for nurses involved in the care of trauma patients and the management of trauma programs and trauma systems. We expect an audience of more than 600 trauma nurses and nursing professionals. Review the agenda to discover the innovative programs and activities our hard-working program planning committee has in store for attendees, and make plans now to attend this highly anticipated event.

About STN

The Society of Trauma Nurses is committed to ensuring optimal trauma care globally. Members are nurses who are innovators and leaders in trauma research, education, management, and direct trauma service delivery. The Society of Trauma Nurses provides educational programs, mentoring, interest groups, outreach and services to assist trauma nurses in professional development.


  • Multiple Concurrent Sessions – The conference will feature concurrent sessions on Thursday and “Roundtable Sessions” on Friday morning.
  • Clinical Topics – The breakout and plenary sessions have an unprecedented amount of clinical content, designed to meet the needs of trauma professionals in a variety of work settings.
  • Poster Abstract CE – Optional continuing education (CE) for poster abstract reviews will be offered Thursday afternoon after Plenary Session #2.
  • Plenary Sessions – We’re especially proud this year to offer an exceptional line-up of plenary sessions, including Responding to the Active Shooter, Strategies to Increase Plasma Availability, and a Leadershihp Panel, to name a few. Day 1 ends with a Plenary Session to bring everyone back together before review of the poster abstracts.
  • Special Interest Groups/Committees – These meetings will take place on Wednesday morning, March 21, before the pre-conference sessions. This is a great opportunity to network with other members in your special interest area.
  • Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall – The celebration and grand opening of the exhibit hall is on Wednesday evening following the pre-conference sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and vendor partners in the Exhibit Hall.

Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours

The Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Please contact Brian Doty, STN Meetings and Education Director, at 859-977-7446 for more information. The following is a list of possible contact hours for applicable sessions:
Pre-Conference: Geriatric Trauma 3.5
Pre-Conference: Advanced Practice Workshop 3.5
Pre-Conference: Rural Trauma Workshop 3.5
Pre-Conference: Leadership Workshop 3.5
Full Conference: All Plenary Sessions/Concurrent Sessions 11.5
Optional CE for Poster Abstracts 1.0 - 2.5
TCRN Review Course 11.0
Optimal Course 6.3
TOPIC Course 8.25