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Banner – UMC to hold treating trauma conference in Tucson

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TUCSON – Banner University Medical Center is hosting the 30th Annual trauma conference on Thursday and Friday.

The conference will be held at JW Marriot Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa, located at 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

Health officials will cover new approaches to treating trauma.

“Trauma is any injury to the body by an outside source of energy. It can be as minor as a cut or as serious as the worst injuries sustained from a car crash, fall or gunshot wound,” Banner – UMC said in a news release. “In the United States, trauma is the leading cause of death, exceeding cancer and heart disease combined.”

2019 Trauma Conference will include:

  • Pre-conference “Stop the Bleed” training will be offered from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, for conference attendees.
  • The keynote address, “Advanced Resuscitative Care in Severely Injured Patients,” by Matthew J. Martin, MD, from 8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27.
  • Lourdes Castanon, MD, the new director of the Burn Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, will discuss burn care from 1:20 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Friday, June 28. This is her introduction to the Southern Arizona EMS community.

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Julia Leon

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