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Symposium Registration & Information

Follow this link to register for the 2017 Cottage Health Trauma/Critical Care Symposium. For more information e-mail Kathy Williams or call (805) 569-7451

The 16th Annual Trauma/Critical Care Symposium will be held July 7th, 2017, at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara.

This course is designed for physicians, nurses pre-hospital personnel, and other healthcare providers to take evidence-based research in the treatment and management of seriously injured patients to practice application.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss new technology and techniques for optimal care of diverse trauma-related issues
  • Describe state-of-the-art management of diverse trauma-related issues
  • Present data based evidence to compare and contract pre-hospital and clinical care
  • Illustrate how better-informed treatment decisions at all stages of care improve patient outcomes.

Online Registration and Fees

Online registration: Through midnight July 5th, 2017. Follow this link to the 2017 Cottage Health Trauma/Critical Care Symposium Registration page.

Non-MDs MDs
Through May 31 $155 $180
June 1 - July 5 (midnight) $165 $200
At the Door $190 $225

Cancellations accepted through June 30

Schedule and Speakers

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Sign in, breakfast, and vendor fair
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Program

Resuscitation of Massive Hemorrhage from Field to ICU
Rohit Sharma, MD, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Traumatic Brain Injury
Forrest Hsu, MD, Ventura County Medical Center

Preventing Childhood Injuries
Karen Macauley, RN, TPD – Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, FL

What's New and Hot in Neurocritical Care and Stroke Care
Georgia Korbakis, MD, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Warfarin for Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation, The End of an Era?
Joseph Aragon, MD, Sansum Clinic Santa Barbara

Gut Reactions
Bobbi Evans, RN, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Keynote Address: Mary Roach, best selling science author
How Studying War and Death Have Improved Healthcare

Extremity Trauma
Kenji Inaba, MD, LA County and USC Medical Center

Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury
Dennis Kim, MD, LAC/Harbor-UCLA Med. Center - Torrance

Case Presentations Debate

Trauma and Violence in your Community
Ruby Skinner, MD, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield

MCI Coping strategies for Providers
Stephen Kaminski, MD, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


Accreditation Statement: The Santa Barbara County Consortium for CME is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME - Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation Statement: The Santa Barbara County Consortium for CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Provider approved for 7 contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #00252. | Provider #427000:
7 Continuing Education Hours for EMT-P | Provider #420700: 7 Continuing Education Hours for EMT


About Cottage Health

Cottage Health is a not-for-profit network of hospitals serving the greater Santa Barbara region and Central Coast. It includes Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH), an acute-care teaching hospital and trauma center, and its associated Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Cottage Children’s Medical Center; Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital; and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.

Together the hospitals provide inpatient care for 24,000 people each year, treat 69,000 emergency department visitors, and are renowned and nationally recognized for stroke, heart, cancer, trauma care, orthopedic surgery, and wound management. A medical staff of more than 600 includes specialists in all major clinical areas, many of whom are involved in the training and education of new physicians in the hospital's internal medicine, general surgery and radiology residency programs.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is renowned for its comprehensive trauma, pediatric, cardiac, neuroscience, and oncology programs and is an ACS verified Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, treating more than 1,700 trauma patients annually. Responding to trauma emergencies from Monterey to Ventura counties, our regional Trauma Center is the most comprehensive of its kind on the California coast between LA and San Jose.

Symposium LocationTrauma Symposium 2016 - DoubleTree Santa Barbara

16th Annual Trauma/Critical Care Symposium
July 7th, 2017
Fess Parker DoubleTree Hilton Resort
Santa Barbara, California

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