Improving Trauma Care Worldwide

Research Forum

November 13-16, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Deadline:  Wednesday, July 17, 2019

We are now accepting ePoster presentation abstracts for consideration at the 2019 International Trauma Conference, scheduled for November 13-16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. We are looking for timely, thought-provoking research projects with an aim to improve trauma care and relevant to EMTs, paramedics, critical care providers, emergency nurses and physicians, EMS medical directors, EMS educators, administrators and managers.

Download Guidelines & Application

The ePoster presentation consists of a 10-minute presentation of the highlights from the original research project you have participated in. Your presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer session with the audience. The presentation should contain succinct headings that organize and logically display the information. Graphics should be explicit and brief. Specific guidelines for content and layout are listed below. Judges will present the winner an Excellence in Research Award to the investigator/author of the abstract.

Investigator/Author Guidelines:

  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All abstracts should be sent to Lora Finucane at The form has been updated to an electronic document. You will simply click and type the information where you see “Click or tap here to enter text”. All of the boxes can be “checked” by clicking. No handwritten forms will be accepted.
  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm Central Time. This deadline will be strictly enforced.
  • Abstracts that have been previously presented may be submitted for consideration.
  • Abstract grading is blinded and abstracts are selected on the basis of scientific merit. Please attach a blinded copy (without the authors listed) of the research abstract for judging purposes.
  • The authors of the top 5 scoring abstracts will be invited to present their abstract in person at the Research Forum on November 15 and 16, 2019
  • All presenters are required to be registered for the conference. The judging panel will consider off-site video presentations on a case-by-case basis.
  • All accepted abstracts will be presented via an ePoster – no paper posters will be allowed!  The ePoster should be developed in Powerpoint 2007 or newer. The final dimensions will be provided in your acceptance letter. Please be prepared to briefly present and discuss your study with the attendees.
  • Notification letters will be sent out by September 1, 2019. Notification will be given in writing via email only.
  • All presenters are required to complete a CE Disclosures in advance of the Forum. All research presenters will be required to have this disclosure on file.
  • Abstracts that do not conform to the guidelines as outlined in the application will be disqualified.

Download full guidelines and application

2018 Research Forum Presentations

November 9-10, 2019
International Trauma Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


Comparing Tidal Volumes Delivered by Adult and Pediatric BVMs When EMS Use Chest Rise as an End Point for Ventilation

Erin E. Kane, DO
EMS Physician
Assistant Professor of EMS
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


Effects of Increased Heart Rate Variability and Psychomotor Vigilance Performance on Surgical Performance at High Seas

Nicholas Bittner, OMS-II
Medical Student – Military Track
Rocky Vista University
Parker, Colorado, USA

Other Selected Presentations

The Effects Of Sea States On The Ability To Perform Resuscitation In A Naval Forward Surgical Unit

Joshua Smith, EMT-P, OMS-III
Medical Student – Military Track
Rocky Vista University
Parker, Colorado, USA

Effect of Increased Task Load Index on Surgical Performance at High Seas

Bryan Eldreth, OMS-II
Medical Student – Military Track
Rocky Vista University
Parker, Colorado, USA

Availability of Essential Medical Equipment for Prehospital Trauma Care on Public Ambulances in Ukraine

Stanislav Gaievskyi, BS, EMT-B
EMS Reform Advisor
Ministry of Health of Ukraine
Dyiv, Ukraine

Richard Bradley, MD, FACEP
Ron Kowalik, ACP
Gregory R. Brown, FPC, CCP-C, C-NPT
Robert M.Sklar, BS, NRP