Over the past seven years, the Maryland COT has truly enjoyed a full and productive life. Under the outstanding leadership of Sharon Henry, MD, FACS, many training programs of the American College of Surgeons have been set in motion, providing a wide range of educational activities designed to optimize the care of the trauma patient and enhance the professional development of all interested trauma providers in the State. In addition to our annual trauma symposium held in the spring, our ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) program has been invigorated and has become one the best in the country, Through a partnership between the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the state-of-the-art animal lab of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, ATOM (Advanced Trauma Operative Management) courses are also taught monthly by experienced surgical faculty. Following the successful implementation of the ASSET (Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma) courses in the cadaver lab of the University of Maryland’ School of Medicine, the RTTDC (Rural Trauma Team Development Course) and the DMEP (Disaster Management and Emergency Preparation) courses were also officially launched in the fall of 2010.
As we continue our journey into a new decade, this newly created website is a reflection of our commitment to sustained growth while embracing new technology. Using this website, you will soon be able to contact us, register for CME programs, link to other trauma-related websites, review trauma protocols and remain abreast of exciting news and other developments involving the Maryland COT. We sincerely hope that you will always enjoy visiting us when looking for pertinent information on trauma care and trauma education. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your ideas and suggestions. We are eager to hear from you!
With heartfelt appreciation for your commitment to quality trauma care,
Dany Westerband, MD, FACS
Chair, Maryland Committee on Trauma
Please feel free to browse through this website to learn more about trauma-related issues and how they can affect you.