World Trauma Congress 2018

Join STN at the 2018 World Trauma Congress!
September 26-29, 2018
San Diego, California

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The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) is excited to collaborate with AAST for the 4th World Trauma Congress. At this conference we promise to offer discussions, education and networking opportunities that will strengthen and invigorate your trauma nursing practice no matter what continent you live on. The topics being offered were requested from the STN International Council and other trauma nursing organizations across the globe. Topics encompass the continuum of trauma care from pre-hospital to rehabilitation focusing on the geriatric population, interpersonal violence, neuro trauma, traumatic injury across the globe and other categories.

We invite you to join your international colleagues as we discuss the how’s and why’s of trauma care. Invited speakers will discuss ongoing areas of clinical challenges and research. Speakers will address resuscitation, performance improvement, global injury patterns, continuing care, how to set up a trauma system and rehabilitation issues. Pre and post-conference sessions include Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) and Advanced Trauma Course for Nurses (ATCN).

Networking opportunities will include meeting the STN leadership, Committee and Special Interest Group (SIG) members as well as the leading trauma surgeons in the world at combined physician and nursing events. STN committees are dedicated to managing and advancing specific activities relevant to the needs of the membership.

Whether you are a member of STN or a collaborative partner, we invite you to join your international and U.S. colleagues at this exciting conference! Together we can make a global difference in injury prevention and optimizing care for trauma patients.

Registration for the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma & Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery and 4th World Trauma Congress is now open. To register online or download the registration form, click here.

Full Meeting Registration — Includes continental breakfast (Wednesday–Saturday), poster reception, and one banquet ticket. Tuesday presessions, all lunch sessions, and tickets for the San Diego Night on the USS Midway event are available for an additional fee.

AAST is using the World Bank Classification System for those countries outside of the “high-income” class. Registration MUST be completed online to receive the adjusted rate.

*Requires verification letter from department chairman or program director.
** AAST is offering a 20% discount on full meeting registration for AAST Member and Non-Member Categories for Active Duty US Military. To Register at the Military rate, you must provide a letter verifying active duty status.

To register or for more information on the OTA Special Session please visit the AAST website at

About STN: Society of Trauma Nurses is a membership-based non-profit organization whose members represent trauma nurses from around the world. Members are health care professionals who are innovators and leaders in research, education, management and direct trauma service delivery. STN provides educational programs, mentoring, interest groups, outreach and services to its membership to assist trauma nurses in professional development.