Welcome from the Trauma Symposium Chairman

Dear Attendees

Thanks to you, we are celebrating our 71st anniversary this year! We will be meeting again November 8-10, 2023 at the MGM Grand Detroit. We will also offer virtual recorded on-demand registration options (not live-stream) if you cannot join us in Detroit.

The symposium is designed to address the continuum of care of the injured person. Topics will be relevant for trauma physicians, nurses, emergency medicine residents, EMTs and allied health providers who work together for interdisciplinary cooperation.

We look forward to seeing you in November!


Larry Diebel, MD, FACS

About DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center

Detroit Receiving Hospital is one of nine hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The 268-bed adult specialty hospital offers exper tise in complex trauma, critical care, neuroscience and geriatrics. 

Detroit Receiving is Michigan’s first Level I Trauma Center, offering the state’s largest burn center, with a 24 /7 hyperbaric oxygen therapy program. Its emergency depar tment cares for more than 90,000 patients annually. In its affiliations with DMC and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), more than 95% of Detroit Receiving physicians serve on the faculty of the WSU SOM. 

As a teaching institution with a comprehensive medical residency program, almost 60% of emergency physicians practicing in Michigan received some of their training at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

About Wayne State University School of Medicine

Founded in 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine is the largest single-campus medical school in the nation with more than 1,000 medical students. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master’s degree, PhD. and MD-PhD programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually. 

The school’s ties to the community are strong. As the only medical school in Detroit, WSU has a stated mission to improve the overall health of the community. As par t of this mission, the School has established, with the help of a $6 million NIH grant, the Center for Urban & African-American Health to seek new ways to redress health disparities by identifying preventive strategies and therapeutic approaches to chronic diseases that plague this population, namely obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer. 

Perhaps the most significant contribution the School provides to the community is care to area residents who are under- or uninsured. Along with the Detroit Medical Center, WSU faculty physicians provide an average of $150 million in uncompensated care annually.