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Panamerican Trauma Society: The first three decades

Ivatury, Rao R. MD; Aboutanos, Michel MD, MPH

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: May 2017 - Volume 82 - Issue 5 - p 966–973
doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001393
Surgical History

ABSTRACT: Panamerican Trauma Society was born 30 years ago with the mission of improving trauma care in the Americas by exchange of ideas and concepts and expanding knowledge of trauma and acute illness. The authors, immediate-past leaders of the organization, review the evolution of this assembly of diverse cultures and nationalities.

From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery (R.R.I., M.A.), Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Published online: February 4, 2017.

Address for reprints: Rao R. Ivatury MD, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, VCU Medical Center, 1200 East Broad Street, P.O. Box 980454, Richmond, VA 23298; email:

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