Welcome from the Trauma Symposium Chairman

Dear Attendees:


Thank you for making the Detroit Trauma Symposium the largest, continuously running symposium on trauma medicine in the world.  Thanks to you, we are celebrating our 68th anniversary this year.  Due to COVID-19, the 68th Annual Detroit Trauma Symposium will be a virtual event offering 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  We hope to return to an in-person meeting in 2021.

We will be utilizing Whova for our virtual meeting platform.  Using the Whova website or mobile app, attendees will be able to access the schedule, join the live webinars, view the on-demand presentations after the live events, participate in polls and discussion boards as well as network with attendees and exhibitors in the community board.  You can schedule virtual meet-ups with other attendees or request 1:1 virtual appointments with vendors.  The meeting will take place Wednesday – Friday, November 4-6, 2020.  Live webinars will take place on Wednesday from 1:00 – 4:30pm EST, Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00pm EST and Friday from 1:00 – 6:00pm EST.  Each day we will have a 30 minute in the middle of the session for you to step away from the computer, schedule virtual meet-ups with attendees or participate in a vendor virtual coffee break.  For those that are unable to participate in the live webinars, we will have them available on demand the following day.  We have another great lineup of speakers this year and are looking forward to a successful virtual meeting.

We are proud that the Detroit Trauma Symposium attracts not only distinguished trauma physicians but trauma nurses, surgery and emergency medicine residents, EMTs, allied health personnel, and medical students. The audience has continued to grow from the State of Michigan to nearly every state in the U.S. plus Canada.  With the virtual event this year, we hope to attract an even larger audience.  We invite you to take advantage of the networking opportunities available via the Whova platform to connect with current and future colleagues from the great field of trauma medicine.

 We look forward to seeing you virtually in November!


Larry Diebel, MD, FACS