3rd Annual How to Save a Life: IR and Surgical Management of the Trauma Patient Conference

Lake Buena Vista, FL US
November 6, 2023 to November 8, 2023
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from the leading experts in trauma patient management!
Our conference will cover all the major topics related to the global treatment of critically-ill acute trauma patients, with a special focus on the critical partnership between interventional radiology and trauma surgery. Experience a multi-faceted approach to care as experts from both disciplines present the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment used for life-saving procedures. You'll gain insight from real-life examples of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who have been forever changed by their experiences in traumatic events.

Not only will you learn from their stories, but you'll also have access to valuable resources to help you manage challenging situations in your own practice. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in trauma patient care. Register now!

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall problems associated with the management of mass casualties;
  • State the appropriate interventional radiology and surgical diagnosis and treatment guidelines for solid organ injuries;
  • Identify the unique challenges presented when managing trauma patients in the ICU;
  • Discuss how the management approach to a pediatric trauma patient differs from the management approach to an adult trauma patient;
  • Describe the nursing and technologist role in the life-saving measures provided to the trauma patient;
  • Identify the emotional and physical problems afflicting the healthcare workers in this field and resources available for help.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
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Available credit: 
  • 45.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 45.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 45.75 Participation
Event starts: 
11/06/2023 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
11/08/2023 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Monday, November 6
Start TimeSubjectSpeaker
7:30 amIntroductory RemarksDr. Jeffrey Leef
7:45 amThe Trauma Surgeon and Peripheral Vascular Injury Dr. Jennifer Cone
8:05 amTourniquets and Vascular Shunting: What We Know And What We Are LearningDr. David Hampton
8:20 amREBOA – How I Do It and Why?Dr. Todd Rasmussen
8:50 am Destroying DogmaDr. Kenneth Mattox
9:20 amBREAK 
9:40 am PRESTO: A New ParadigmDr. J Matsumoto
10:25 amWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps Dr. Thomas Scalea
11:05 amImagine the Nightmare - The Death of John Lennon Dr. David Halleran
11:55 amDebating Dogma - Discussion PanelModerator: Dr. Kenneth Wilson
Presenter: Dr. Priya Prakash
Dr. Kenneth Mattox
Dr. Thomas Scalea
Dr. LD Britt
Dr. Jonathan Lorenz
Dr. Jennifer Cone
Dr. J Matsumoto
12:30 pmLUNCH 
12:45 pmNON-ACCREDITED SESSION Lunch Lecture - Spectral CT and TraumaAmar Dhanantwari, Canon Medical
1:15 pmGS Ends 
Tuesday, November 7
Start TimeSubjectSpeaker
7:30 amFast Exam vs CT Dr. Jennifer Cone 
7:50 amThe Role of Hybrid CT in the Trauma Patient Dr. Mikin Patel
8:10 amTrauma - Are Our Imaging Practice Guidelines Malconcepts Dr. Kenneth Mattox
8:30 amLiver/Pancreas Trauma: The Surgical Perspective Dr. Priya Prakash
8:50 amPancreas Trauma and IR Dr. Jonathan Lorenz
9:05 amHemothorax and the Role of Intercostal Artery EmbolizationDr. Jonathan Lorenz
9:20 amBREAK 
9:45 amAcute Care Trauma: Past, Present, and Future Dr. LD Britt
10:15 am Dr. David Hampton
10:35 amIR Role in Venous Lacerations and Caval Thrombosis Dr. Mikin Patel
10:55 amBREAK 
11:15 amTransarterial Interventions in Civilian Gunshot Wound Injuries: Experience from a Level 1 Trauma CenterDr. Clark Yu
11:30 amDiscussion Panel: Topics in Trauma: What Would You Do? Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Leef
Dr. Kenneth Mattox
Dr. LD Britt
Dr. Todd Rassmussen
Dr. Priya Prakash
Dr. J Matsumoto
Dr. Jonathan Lorenz
12:15 pmLUNCH 
1:15 pmGS Ends 
Wednesday, November 8
Start TimeSubjectSpeaker
7:30 amCarotid/Vertebral Artery Trauma: The IR PerspectiveDr. Jordan Rosenblum 
7:55 amThe Trauma Surgeon's Perspective of Penetrating Brain Trauma: the False Security of DogmaDr. Priya Prakash
8:20 amMilitary and Civilian Contribution to Vascular RepairDr. Kenneth Wilson
8:40 amBREAK 
9:00 amWar Lessons Learned Dr. Kenneth Mattox
9:30 amThe Greatest Day of My Life Dr. Kenneth Wilson
10:00 amPTSD and the Trauma Healthcare ProviderDr. Joseph Fanelli
10:20 amBREAK 
10:40 amFact or myth? Empiric Liver Embolization Leads to Worse Outcomes in the Trauma SettingDr. Kylie Zane
10:55 amDiscussion Panel: Old Guard vs. New Regime - Different Approaches?Case Presentation: Phillip Morris
Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Leef
Dr. Kenneth Mattox
Dr. LD Britt
Dr. Priya Prakash
Dr. Jennifer Cone 
Dr. Kenneth Wilson
Dr. Mikin Patel
11:45 amFinals RemarksDr. Jeffrey Leef
12:00 pmGS Ends 

*The agenda is subject to change.

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
United States
Visit Disney's Yacht and Beach Club website!
Disney Yacht & Beach Club is a 4-star hotel in sunny Lake Buena Vista, FL. It is a Disney property that offers endless opportunities for you and the family to unwind, including leisure pools & waterslides, movies under the stars on the Beach Club Beach, poolside cabanas & boat rentals, fitness & spa services, and more! The resort is also within walking distance of EPCOT and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Please note rooms at the group rate are limited. Alternative options may be available, so call Disney at 407-939-4686 for up-to-date availability. Please secure accommodations before registering for the meeting.

Room blocks have been held at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort for November 6-8, 2023, until October 6, 2023, or until the block is full. The meeting will take place at the Yacht & Beach Conference Center. If you stay at any other hotel, you will be responsible for transportation to and from the meeting. Parking for meeting participants is complimentary at the Conference Center.

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Resort Run of House at $365.00 per night (single/double occupancy) 

Discounted rates are available 2 days before the meeting, November 4, and 3 days post-meeting, November 11.
•    Rates above do not include taxes of 12.5% (taxes subject to change).
•    Reservations received after October 6, 2023, or after the block is full will be confirmed on a space availability basis at the prevailing rate.

To make room reservations, please access their online reservation system here and click on the Book Rooms link. You can also call 407-939-4686 and identify yourself as a participant in this meeting to book room reservations. Please note you will be required to enter credit card information to secure your hotel accommodations.

Theme park tickets are available for purchase here! Special theme park tickets and Advance Purchase Savings on multi-day tickets are available when purchased before the conference. Multi-day tickets also include a BONUS for you and your travel party!

Disney’s Magical Express (DME) is no longer a complimentary service for guests arriving at Orlando International Airport and staying at the Yacht and Beach Club. Mears Connect has taken over this service and for a fee, you can reserve a space on their website: https://www.mearsconnect.com/pricing.html.

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 MOC&CO via email at uofcradiology@mocandco.com.


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  Course Director 
  Jeffrey A. Leef, MD
  Professor of Radiology
  Director of Interventional Radiology Trauma Services
  Course Director 
  Mikin Patel, MD
  Assistant Professor of Radiology
Kenneth L. Wilson, MD, FACS  Course Director 
  Kenneth L. Wilson, MD, FACS
  Professor of Surgery

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


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 (ACCME) 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 45.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 45.75 contact hours.
Other Participant Credit
Other participants 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 ends. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
How to Save a Life participants
This conference offers a tremendous opportunity to highlight your company's 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 100 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 patients. Also in attendance will be our course faculty from the University of Chicago and other leading institutions.
Download the prospectus PDF icon here or contact MOC&CO at uofcradiology@mocandco.com or 630-338-8460 for more information. We hope to see you there!
Disney World
Click the button below to register! There is early bird registration pricing available for all conference passes of $100 off the standard cost. These discounted prices are available until October 7, 2023, 30 days prior to the event.
Profession TypeEarly FeesRegular Fees
Nurses/Technicians/Other Health Care Professionals$550$650
Industry Professional$895$995
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