Improving Trauma Care Worldwide

Research Forum

November 9-10, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Deadline:  Friday, July 13, 2018

We are now accepting ePoster presentation abstracts for consideration at the 2018 International Trauma Conference, scheduled for November 9-10, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri, 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 This form may be duplicated for additional submissions. All submissions must be typed.
  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, July 13, 2018 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 9, 2018.
  • 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 August 21, 2018. 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.

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2017 Research Forum Presentations

November 4, 2017
International Trauma Conference
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Winner of 2017 Excellence in Research Award:

Implementation of Pediatric Cervical Spine Clearance Pathway – Initial Results

Presented by:  Natalie Luehmann, MD, Resident, General Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Also presented at 2017 Research Forum

20 Feet as a Single Criteria for Transporting to the Level 1 Trauma Center. Is it reasonable?

Presented by:  Byungkwan Bae, MD and Won Wung Tae, MD, Pusan National University Hospital, Republic of Korea

EMS Suicide

Presented by:  Dariusz Wolman, PhD, NRP, Assistant Professor, College of Justice & Safety, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, USA

Efficacy of High Fidelity Clinical Simulation in the Learning of ITLS Trauma Assessment  

Presented by:  Giovanni Garcia Castro, MD, Technology University of Pereira, Columbia


Richard N. Bradley, MD, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Chief of EMS and Disaster Medicine, McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA


Tim Hillier, MA, ACP
Deputy Chief, Professional Standards, MD Ambulance, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Greg R. Brown, NRP, EMT-P
Deputy Chief, Training Division, Team Life, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Hiroyuki Tanaka, MD
Kyoto Medical Center, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Kyoto, Japan