2018 John M. Templeton Jr Pediatric Trauma Symposium

Date & Location
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 AM - Saturday, March 3, 2018, 4:00 PM, The Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children announce the Annual John M. Templeton Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium.

Trauma is the leading cause of childhood death and disability. However, pediatric trauma care continues to provide significant and unique challenges. This two-day national symposium will provide the healthcare practitioner with up-to-date clinical information for the management of injured children and their families. Current issues will be addressed across the continuum of trauma care.

Since its inception in 2001, the John M. Templeton Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium has grown to be a nationally recognized resource for cutting-edge as well as basic multidisciplinary pediatric trauma education — a one-of-a-kind conference.

Target Audience

This national multidisciplinary conference is designed for all healthcare professionals involved with the care of injured children, including:

  • Pediatric and adult trauma surgeons
  • Emergency medicine physicians
  • Trauma medical directors
  • Trauma program managers
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners from emergency departments, intensive care units, peri-operative departments, medical-surgical units and rehabilitation centers


Upon completion of this live activity participants should be able to:
  1. Describe current treatment and technological advances that decrease pediatric death and disability.
  2. Discuss how trauma affects the physical and emotional future of the pediatric patient.
  3. Identify strategic measures to reduce the incidence of pediatric traumatic injuries.


ACCME Accreditation

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

AMA Credit Designation

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note: The optional lunch sessions held on Friday and Saturday are accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

11.0 hours of credit qualify for Part 2 of the ABS MOC, Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment.

Continuing Nursing Education Approved Provider Statement

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

EMS Accreditation

Application for Continuing Education credits has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS through the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Your CEUs will be applied to your Status Report within two weeks of the conclusion of the symposium. Providers from other states will be provided with a certificate of attendance.

Social Work Accreditation

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a pre-approved provider of continuing education credits for Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. Participants licensed in Pennsylvania who attend the full workshop and complete the required evaluation are eligible for 12.5 Continuing Education Credits. Participants licensed in other states should check with local licensing boards to determine continuing education approval.



Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Society of Trauma Nurses TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care.

The course offers practical application for all levels of trauma centers, from entry level to mature phase of program development. The modules are taught with a focus on didactic, operational definitions, sample tools, case study examples and take-home points.

The cost is $350. For more information and to register, go to www.traumanurses.org