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Table 1 Trauma society characteristics

From: Trauma surgery associations and societies: which organizations match your goals?

Organization Dominant goals and potential surgeon interests
AAST Trauma leadership within the United States & globally
Scientific trials & continuing education
EAST Aimed at the career development of young surgeons
Academic development, leadership training & science
WTA Balance between clinical trauma care & winter activities
Strong scientific content with family fun environment
TAC National multidisciplinary trauma care & collaboration
Inclusive of prehospital, nursing & registry colleagues
PTS Improving clinical trauma care in the Americas
Continuing education and liaising for all surgeons
IATSIC Multi-continental link amongst trauma care providers
Medical education, science & leadership opportunities
ESTES Large, widely inclusive, trauma care organization Encompasses most national European trauma associations