2023 ATLS Global Symposium

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Global Symposium was held on Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2023 in conjunction with the COT Annual Meeting in Chicago. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians. Once completed, participants should be aware of medical developments in trauma medicine, have resources to provide better patient care to their respective facilities, and be up to date with the most recent trauma medicine and technology. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Inform surgeons of new science discovered in trauma medicine.
  • Support fellows in learning the most up to date procedures for how to care for patients at their respective medical facilities.
  • Continue developing competencies in trauma medicine for continuous medical education.



For questions about the educational activity, please contact us at traumaeducation@facs.org


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 11.00 Trauma
  • 11.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Chicago Hilton Downtown


Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Planning/Editorial Committee Disclosures

Kimberly Joseph, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
John Sutyak, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Dany Westerband, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose


Speaker/Moderators/Discussants/Author Disclosures

Kimberly Joseph, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
John Sutyak, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Dany Westerband, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
James Colquitt, PhD, RRT-ACCS - Nothing to Disclose
Cynthia Talley, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Samir Ballouz, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC - Nothing to Disclose
Catherine Wilson, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC - Nothing to Disclose
Mayur Narayan, MD, MPH, MBA, MHPE, FACS, FCCM, FICS, FACT, FAIM - Nothing to Disclose
Alicia Ponton-Carss, MD - Nothing to Disclose
John Armstrong, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Zaffer Qasim, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Samy Bendjemil, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Alaaeldin Nogoud, PhD - Nothing to Disclose
Dia Ageib, MD - Nothing to Disclose
K. Jean Chen, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Mahmoud Qandeel, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Matthew Harris, MD, FAAP, FAEMS - Nothing to Disclose
Mauricio Chang, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Amita Ray, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Abdullah Saleh, MD, FRCSC - Nothing to Disclose
Lou Smith, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Neema Kaseje, MD, MPH, PhD Candidate - Nothing to Disclose
Libby Schroeder, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Howard Pryor, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Agutu Jackson, MD - Litein Mission Hospital; EM & Critical Care Clinical Officer: Monthly Salary
Stephen Markowiak, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Amulya Rattan, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Tanya Anand, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Kirthi Abayajeewa, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Dale Hill, BS/BA, MEP, Paramedic - Nothing to Disclose
Juan Duchesne, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Daniel Ojuka, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Sara Edwards, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Kris Brickman, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Andrew Baker, MBChB, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Meghan Baker - Nothing to Disclose
Maria Molina - Nothing to Disclose
Gail Shue, DNP, RN - Nothing to Disclose
Dennis A Taylor, M.Ed., MBA, DNP, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM - Nothing to Disclose
John Agapian, MD, MSc, FACS, FCCP, FCCM - Nothing to Disclose
Luis Zamora, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Felipe Vega, MD - Johnson & Johnson; Speaker: Honorarium
Saud Al Turki, MD, FACS, FRCS, ODTS- FACA - Nothing to Disclose
Deborah Paltridge - Nothing to Disclose
Miles Rush - Nothing to Disclose
Eileen Huang - Nothing to Disclose




ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE EVALUATION in order to claim a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion.

Participants may only claim a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity.


Available Credit

  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 11.00 Trauma
  • 11.00 Certificate of Completion
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