How to Save a Life: IR and Surgical Management of the Trauma Patient

Lake Buena Vista, FL US
October 24, 2021 to October 26, 2021
Led by experts in interventional radiology and trauma surgery, this multidisciplinary meeting will promote the efficient management of the trauma patient, and all major topics in the global treatment of the trauma patient will be presented by experts in the field. It will highlight the important partnership of interventional radiology and trauma surgery. In doing so, it will bring internationally-recognized leaders to present a multi-faceted approach to care for one of the most challenging types of patient to care for: the critically-ill acute trauma patient. Furthermore, most of the program will surround current endovascular and interventional techniques and state-of-the art equipment used to perform life-saving procedures by both interventional radiologists and trauma surgeons. Endovascular therapies of focus will include embolization, balloon occlusion, stent and stent-graft placement, as well as other downstream interventions.

ADDED FEATURE! GET THE CREDITS YOU NEED!  Due to a need for additional continuing education credits, you will have the opportunity to earn up to 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
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Target Audience

This activity is designed for interventional radiologists and trauma surgeons as well as other surgical sub-specialties, intensivists, ER physicians, technologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for critically ill acute trauma patient.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • State the appropriate interventional radiology and surgical diagnosis and treatment guidelines for solid organ injuries;
  • Identify the unique challenges presented by the management of the trauma patient in the ICU;
  • Discuss how the approach to the pediatric trauma patient differs from the approach to the adult trauma patient;
  • Identify problems associated with the management of mass casualties;
  • Describe the nursing and technologist role in the life-saving measures provided to the trauma patient.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
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PDF icon Conference Faculty1.14 MB
Available credit: 
  • 50.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 50.00 Participation
Event starts: 
10/24/2021 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
10/26/2021 - 11:45am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

How to Save a Life Agenda
How to Save a Life Agenda
How to Save a Life Agenda
*Agenda subject to change.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8442
United States
Click here for more information on Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!
***Please note rooms at the group rate are already very limited. Alternative options may be available, so please call Disney at 407-934-3372 for up to date availability. Please secure accommodations before registering for the meeting.***

Room blocks have been held at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for October 24-26, 2021 until the September 24, 2021 or until the block is full.

Run of House at $399.00 per night (single/double occupancy):
  • Additional discounted rooms may be available for students.
  • Discounted rates are available 3 days pre/post the meeting.
  • Rates above do not include taxes of 12.5% (taxes subject to change).
  • Reservations received after September 24, 2021 or after the block is full will be confirmed on a space availability basis at the prevailing rate. 
To make room reservations, please call 407-934-3372 and identify yourself as a participant of this meeting or access their online reservation system here and click on the “Book Rooms” link. Discounted park tickets are also available on the same website by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" link.

Please read all notices on the Disney website carefully before purchasing. Park access is managed differently than in the past. Please be aware that purchasing a ticket no longer guarantees admission. Reservations for park access, dining, and fast passes may be required and are limited.

Disney’s Magical Express (DME) is complimentary for all guests arriving at Orlando International Airport and staying at the Grand Floridian. If you book your room online, please visit with your flight information approximately 48 hours AFTER your hotel reservation has been confirmed or call 407-827-6777. If you book your room via phone, then you will be able to book your DME reservation at that time if you already have flights booked. Please note, DME no longer provides the complimentary baggage pickup and delivery to the resort. Guests will need to pick up their luggage at Orlando International Airport and bring it with them to the shuttle to be transported to the resort with them.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Direct Travel via email at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Jeffrey A. Leef, MD  Jeffrey A. Leef, MD - Course Director
  Professor of Radiology
  Director of Interventional Radiology Trauma Services
Kenneth L. Wilson, MD, FACS  Kenneth L. Wilson, MD, FACS - Course Director
  Associate Professor of Surgery
Osman Ahmed, MD  Osman Ahmed, MD - Course Director
  Assistant Professor of Radiology

Priya Prakash, MD  Priya Prakash, MD-Course Coordinator
  Assistant Professor of Surgery


Rakesh Navuluri, MD  Rakesh Navuluri, MD - Planning Committee
  Associate Professor of Radiology
  Program Director, Interventional Radiology Fellowship and Interventional Radiology Residency
  Emily Sellers, MD
  PGY5 IR-Integrated Resident
  University of Chicago
  Austin Clarey, MD
  PGY4 IR-Integrated Resident
  University of Chicago
  Mae Leef
  Medical Student
  Midwestern University

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this Other activity (live/enduring) for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the activity end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
This conference offers a tremendous opportunity to highlight your company products, services, and achievements in front of a wide array of key decision makers. Increase your company profile by participating as an exhibitor at this exciting event.
We anticipate more than 50 participants including interventional radiologists and trauma surgeons as well as other surgical sub-specialties, intensivists, ER physicians, technologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for critically-ill acute trauma patient. Also in attendance will be our course faculty from the University of Chicago and other leading institutions.
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