Trauma Program Speaker's Bureau

In keeping with Cedars-Sinai's mission to expand the horizons of medical knowledge, we offer the Trauma Services Speakers Bureau, comprised of surgeons, physicians and nurses with expertise in all aspects of trauma care and trauma program management.

How to Arrange for a Speaker

To arrange for a guest speaker on any of the topics listed below, please contact:

Heidi A. Hotz, RN
Trauma Program Manager
Department of Surgery
Phone: 310-423-8732

Trauma Program, Department of Surgery
Phone: 310-423-8732

Yoram Kluger, MD, Chairman of the Surgery Department at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, spoke on the medical consequences of war and terrorism at a Surgery Grand Rounds lecture at Cedars-Sinai
Yoram Kluger, MD, Chairman of the Surgery Department at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, spoke on the medical consequences of war and terrorism at a Surgery Grand Rounds lecture at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kluger was the founding Director of Israel's first trauma hospital and head of the Trauma Project for the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps.

Speaker Topics

  • A Structured Approach to Trauma Center PI: The Added Value of TOPIC
  • Trauma CSI: Error Analysis & Identifying Opportunities for Improvement
  • Trauma Systems, Best Practices: State of the Union
  • Data Validation
  • Trauma Performance Improvement & Patient Safety: Yes, You Are a Huge Part of This Program!
  • Preparing the Hospital for Mass Casualty
  • Motor Vehicle Crash Trauma
  • Does Trauma Review Improve Trauma Care?
  • Outcomes of C-Spine Injuries in Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Trauma CSI: Error Analysis & Identifying Opportunities for Improvement
  • The Difficulty of End-of-Life Decisions in Trauma Care: A View from Both Sides
  • Trauma Registries: The Trauma Program Manager Perspective
  • Alcohol Screening and Intervention in Trauma Centers: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Writing for Publication: Motivation, Demystification and Just Doing It!
  • Challenges in Elderly Trauma
  • Credentialing & Training for Trauma Professionals Across the Continuum of Care
  • Trauma Program Managers: Are They Holding the System Together?
  • Futile Care: Who Protects the Patient’s Rights
  • Initial Assessment and Management of the Trauma Patient
  • Trauma Nursing in the Trenches
  • Trauma Resuscitation Nurse: Who is Really in Charge Here?
  • Screening & Brief Intervention Training for Trauma Care Providers:
  • Missed Injuries and the Tertiary Survey for Trauma
  • The Emergency Nurse: Your Impact on the World of Trauma
  • Peer Mentoring: From Novice to Expert and Back Again
  • Me Tarzan, You Jane: Role Definition and Hierarchy Structure
  • Injury Prevention: Why All Nurses Should be Involved
  • Families in the Resuscitation Room: The Reality
  • Entering the Trauma Zone
  • Critical Issues in Trauma Care
  • Injury Prevention and Home Safety
  • The Role of the Trauma Coordinator in the United States
  • Management of Pelvis Fractures With a Focus on Hemorrhage Control
  • Solid Organ Injury
  • Pitfalls in Trauma Critical Care
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Do Pregnant Women have Improved Outcomes
  • Defining Hypotension in Moderate to Severely Injured Trauma Patients: Raising the Bar for the Elderly
  • Septic Shock: Which Vasopressor Should We Use
  • Spine Trauma and the Multi-Trauma Patient
  • Pelvic Packing Should be the Standard of Care for Significant Pelvic Fractures
  • Damage Control for Trauma Patients: How Far Have We Gone
  • C-Spine Clearance in the Unevaluable Patient
  • Temporary and Permanent Closure of the Open Abdomen
  • Mass Disasters: What Is The 411 On Surge Capacity
  • Nutrition in the ICU
  • The Elderly Trauma Patient--Not Just Another Trauma Patient
  • Systemic Hemostatic Agents—Factor VII
  • Sequela of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: What To Do
  • Laparoscopy in Trauma
  • What’s New in Thoracic Trauma
  • Septic shock: Any light at the end of the tunnel?
  • Blunt abdominal trauma: The surgeon’s perspective
  • Blunt cardiac trauma: Recognizing the phantom injury
  • The DPL in the 21st century
  • Abdominal trauma: Embolization of the spleen
  • The Injured Spleen: When to Abandon Non-operative Management
  • Blunt Cardiac Injury
  • Traumatic Full Arrest
  • Novel Efforts to Maximize Organ Donor Availability
  • American Idol: Who is the Best Trauma Surgeon
  • Non In-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Critical Surgical Illness
  • Treatment Algorithms for Blunt and Penetrating Neck Trauma: Clinical Examination in Neck Trauma
  • Compartment Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management
  • Penetrating Abdominal Trauma, When Not to Operate
  • Non-operative Management of Solid Organ Injury
  • The Acute Care Surgeon and the Fractured Spine
  • Spinal Imaging: A Rational Approach
  • CNS Injury: Emergency Interventions to Optimize Recovery
  • Air vs. Ground Transport in an Urban Environment
  • New Strategies in Trauma Care
  • Clearing the Cervical Spine in Adult Trauma Patients
  • Pediatric Disasters: Trauma System Perspective
  • Aggressive Organ Donor Management
  • Our Future? Surgical Hospitalists and the Acute Care Surgical Service
  • Beta Blockers in Trauma
  • Reversing Anticoagulation in Trauma Patients
  • The Adequacy of Twice-Daily Lovenox Dosing in Surgical ICU Patients
  • Current Recommendations for DVT Prophylaxis in Trauma and Surgery Patients
  • Relative Adrenal Insufficiency in Critically Injured Trauma Patients.
  • Donor Management Goals
  • Emerging Issues and Responsibilities for Organ Donation
  • The Surviving Sepsis Guidelines
  • The Anticoagulated Trauma Patient
  • New Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Decompressive craniectomy and brain lobectomy: hopeless or lifesaving procedures?
  • Vascular Trauma: lessons learned from human conflict
  • Crush Injury and Rhabdomyolysis
  • Traumatic Rhabdomyolysis:  A Practice Guideline for the Prevention of Acute Renal Failure
  • Best Practices in Organ Donation