Improving Trauma Care Worldwide

Research Forum

November 11-15, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Deadline:  Friday, July 24, 2020

We are now accepting ePoster presentation abstracts for consideration at the 2020 International Trauma Conference, scheduled for November 11-15, 2020, in Tampa, Florida, 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 Friday, July 24, 2020 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 13 and 14, 2020.
  • 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

2019 Research Forum Presentations

November 15-16, 2019
International Trauma Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Vital Sign Monitoring and Demographic Comparisons of Paramedics in Warm Zone Active Shooter Drills

William Suddarth, OMS II
Medical Student
Rocky Vista University
Parker, Colorado, USA


Hyper Realistic Immersion Training Directly Improves Resilience in Medical Personnel. Does It Affect Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Can It Be Used on First Responders?

Elias Leavitt, OMS III
Medical Student
Rocky Vista University
Parker, Colorado, USA

Other Selected Presentations

Which Elderly Patients Need to be Transported to a Level 1 Trauma Center

Byungkwan Bae, MD
Adjunct Professor
Busan National University Hospital
Busan, Republic of Korea

Tae-gyu Hyun, MD
Chief Resident
Busan National University Hospital
Busan, Republic of Korea

Resource Utilization in Secondary Triage of Pediatric Trauma Patients

Karly Raber, MS
Medical Student
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Large Scale Warm Zone Active Shooter Training – Lessons Learned and Applied to Stem-School Shooting

Rebecca Ryznar, PhD
Rocky Vista University
Parker, Colorado, USA

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