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The 2022 San Diego Day of Trauma

Humanitarian Crises, Natural Disasters, and a Global Pandemic: The Trauma Team Response

Join us November 4th in San Diego or via our live virtual stream!

Join us November 4th in San Diego or via our live virtual stream!

The San Diego Day of Trauma is a nationally accredited continuing medical education conference designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and first responders in the fields of trauma, emergency, and critical care medicine.

Conference Location

Conference Location

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Bay Tower - 1590 Harbor Island Dr

San Diego, California 92101

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Conference Overview

Conference Overview

From natural disasters to mass casualty events to the global pandemic, the events of the past decade have brought numerous international crises to the forefront that led to pressing needs for innovative care of injured and critically ill patients worldwide. Trauma teams traveled to the epicenters of humanitarian crises and natural disasters to partner with local hospitals and clinics to provide time sensitive care, and in some instances, created new field hospitals when no other resources were available.


Globally, the COVID pandemic forced all in health care to work in crisis mode. Trauma teams were once again called upon to apply their organizational skills to provide care for both critically ill COVID patients and others with serious injuries or illness as the health care industry faced never before seen challenges. Throughout it all, trauma teams responded with innovative solutions to meet these patient care needs, often in austere environments.


The 2022 San Diego Day of Trauma will focus on lessons learned by our colleagues who rose to the challenge and successfully responded to these various crises. Nationally renowned speakers will present state of the art interventions for emergencies encountered in the field. Conference speakers will include specialists in the fields of pre-hospital care, trauma surgery, and critical care. Lectures, real-life case presentations, and interactive sessions will equip attendees with the latest evidence base and practical information to improve patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives

After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the key elements of effective trauma team response to various crises.
  • Outline effective points of decision making in organizing personnel and supplies.
  • Describe the importance of crisis preparation using evidence-based knowledge.
  • Evaluate organizational flexibility to adopt new information and ability to adapt.
  • Demonstrate priorities for definitive care after initial stabilization of the injured.
  • Identify evacuation and safety priorities for both the injured and critically ill patients as well as the trauma team members and support staff.
  • Assess characteristics of health care systems around the world which impact the ability to effectively respond to local crises.

Accreditation and Disclosures

Accreditation and Disclosures


Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Emergency Medicine

This course will be reviewed by the County of San Diego, Division of EMS for eligible CE hours. San Diego County EMS Provider #37-0219.

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Commercial Support

This course may be supported, in part, by educational grants from industry. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, a complete list of commercial support received will be provided to all learners who participate in the continuing education activity. For more information:


Cultural & Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias

This activity is designed to include curriculum addressing the topics of cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and implicit bias (IB) in compliance with California Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 2190. All those involved in the planning and execution of this activity have been asked to identify and discuss issues relevant to the topics being covered. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias. A resource document can be downloaded from the Conference Details section above.

Event details

1590 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
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Date and time

Fri, Nov 04, 2022

7 am - 5 pm