2021 Point Counterpoint Conference XL

MDCOT is once again honored to hold the 40th annual meeting of Point Counterpoint June 10-11, 2021, virtually. This two-day program will focus on the state-of-the-art management strategies from common clinical issues, as well as challenging and controversial topics. Back by popular demand, Point Counterpoint will again offer afternoon breakout sessions tailored to the specifics of a wide range of “hot button” trends and relevant topics. 

Theme: The New Normal: Better than Before

When: Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 7:45am – 5:30pm

Friday, June 11, 2021 from 8am – 5:30pm

Where: Virtual

Cost: $50-$300 based on status and number of days attending

This year, as Point Counterpoint marks its 40th anniversary, MDCOT  dedicates this very special program to all frontline workers who have sacrificed for and during the local, regional, and national COVID-19 response. It is through their selfless and heroic acts of dedication and caring for those in need that MDCOT offers their thanks and gratitude.

Charles C. Wolferth, Jr., MD, Memorial Lecture


Perspectives on Preventing Trauma Deaths in a Complicated America!

Keynote Speaker: Edward E. Cornwell, III, MD, FACS, FCCM, FWACS

LaSalle D. Leffal Jr. Professor and former Chair, Department of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine

Sharon M. Henry & Maryland Committee on Trauma State of the Art Lecture


Public Health in Action

Keynote Speaker: Robert R. Redfield, III, MD, FACS

Former CDC Director, currently serving Maryland as Senior Adviser for Public Health to support the state’s public health response to COVID

2021 Sessions

Thursday June 10th

Stop The Bleeding; Controversies in Critical Care; Trauma Informed Care: What is it and how do you do it?

Physician Breakouts: How I Fixed It Then and What I Do Now: Subclavian Artery Injury; Grade IV Liver Injury; The Injured IVC

Nursing Breakouts: Therapeutic Endpoints of Resuscitation; Trauma Care Studies During COVID; Identification of Human Trafficking in the ED; Trauma Critical Care: Caring for Patients, Families, and YOURSELF

EMS Breakout: Gimmie a Little Squeeze: Vasopressin for Hypovolemic Shock; Prehospital Plasma for Hemorrhagic Shock

Friday June 11th

Just Close the Belly! Damage Control Surgery is Overused; Appendicitis is a Surgical Disease; Resuscitation C-Section is Underutilized; Preparing for the Large-Scale Events: Rio Olympics and the World Cup; Mission Zero: Military Civilian Partnerships; Benefits of Being a Level II Trauma Center; Trauma System: How We Built It in Northern Italy; Multidisciplinary and Multinational Case Presentation

Physicians Breakouts: Top 10 Papers that Could Change Your Practice; Videoscopic Assisted Retroperitoneal Debridement (VARDS); Carotid Repair Without a Stent; Open Approach to Popliteal Artery Injury

Nursing Breakouts: Minor Extremity Injuries Turning into Major Problems; Maryland Firearm Injury: Costs, Recidivism, and Prevention Programs; Mass Casualties and Disaster Implications for Critical Care Team; Role of CT in Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma; Thinking Beyond the “Number” – An Approach to Geriatric Trauma

EMS Breakouts: All This TXA is Getting Crazy, I’ll Give It Sometimes, Maybe…; Trauma Arrest: Just Scoop and Run?; Urban Penetrating Trauma: Prehospital Care is Essential

Thank you to Thomas M. Scalea, MD, MCCM – Course Director – and the planning committee – led by Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS (chair). We appreciate all your efforts for this engaging 2 day workshop course!

For additional information, please contact: 

Claire Leidy, Program Coordinator 

Office: 410-328-3662 

Cell: 443-742-9900

Email: cleidy@som.umaryland.edu 

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