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: email@example.com.
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