TOPIC courses have been scheduled in Texas for: November 30, 2016, Arlington, Texas January 20, 2017, Arlington, Texas February 22, 2017, Austin, Texas March 2, 2017, Arlington, Texas May 10, 2017, Austin, Texas July 8, 2017, Arlington, Texas August 16, 2017, Austin, Texas September 7, 2017, Arlington, Texas Registration is available online.

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U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) recently introduced the MISSION ZERO Act, S. 3407, to assist assigning Department of Defense (DoD) trauma surgeons to civilian trauma centers. This bill will address variations in care methods that exist, while also providing military surgeons with additional training. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) are original cosponsors of…

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On June 17 at 10am central time, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will release a new report by the Committee on Military Trauma Care’s Learning Health System and its Translation to the Civilian Sector. The public release event will take place via webinar. To tune in, register here.

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Due to problems with the DSHS website, TETAF is hosting various GETAC documents for your convenience: Bicycle Injuries Occupant vs. Non-Occupant Injuries Epi Guidelines: Using EMS Response Time Hospital Impact of Injuries Burden of Injuries Firearm Report Pediatric Report Data Request from the Trauma Committee   2016 GETAC Trauma Center Survey 2016 GETAC Trauma Service…

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  Targeting the educational needs of the region and current practice guidelines, this conference will provide information on the rising epidemic of human trafficking including strategies of recognition and prevention of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST), raising the awareness of the increasing practice of EMS drug diversion and the current Texas regulations addressing this practice…

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In March, the Texas House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety reached out to TETAF to solicit testimony on the Driver Responsibility Program, as well as an interim charge on disaster preparedness. TETAF is grateful to Dr. Ronald Stewart of San Antonio & Eric Epley of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) for…

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The federal omnibus spending bill passed at the end of 2015 includes a $10 million line item appropriation for a Trauma Clinical Research Program within the Department of Defense (DoD) Health Program. The Trauma Clinical Research Program will create a coordinated, multiinstitution, clinical research network to advance the study of military-relevant topics in trauma care…

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