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OU Department of Surgery represented at Annual Western Trauma Association meeting

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Department of Surgery from OU Health Sciences center had a significant presence at the recent 49th Annual Western Trauma Association meeting March 3-8 in Snowmass, Colorado.

Dr. Roxie M. Albrecht, OU Professor and Vice Chair of Quality, Trauma Medical Director, was the President presiding over the meeting and provided her Presidential Address: Duty and What Really Matters: Profession and Self.

OU had three presentations on the program and Dr. Albrecht participated in the Military/Civilian Panel of Experts:

Dr. Kayla Watkins, PGY 4 Surgery: A Bone to Pick: An Unusual Case of Traumatic Small Bowel Injury

Dr. Ryan Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Oscar Talledo, PGY4 Surgery and Dr. Ruben Villanueva, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences had a plenary oral presentation: Vancomycin Dosing in Critically Ill Trauma Patients: The VANCTIC Study

Dr. Roxie Albrecht also was co-author and sponsored a plenary oral presentation by Justin Robbins, MS3: Removal of Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters Before Initial Hospital Discharge is it Associated with Increased Venous Thromboembolism Complications?

The Western Trauma Association is one of the three major national trauma surgery associations.