Grand Summit Lodge Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah

July 18 – 20, 2018

Best Course being held Friday, July 20

The Basic Endovascular Skills for Trauma (BEST) Course will be held after the WPTC conference on Friday, July 20 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Register for the course along with the conference for an additional $375.00.

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The Western Pediatric Trauma Conference

The 2018 Western Pediatric Trauma Conference (WPTC) will be held at the Grand Summit Hotel in Park City, Utah on July 18-20, 2018. The conference features nationally renowned faculty in the fields of pediatric trauma, pediatric surgical sub-specialties, critical care, emergency medicine, and pre-hospital care. The program content is targeted to physicians and health care professionals who care for injured children. Opportunities for abstract presentations and poster submissions are available. Oral presentations may be chosen for manuscript publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Support the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference

Your support as an exhibitor is necessary to keep the registration fee low and the quality of the meeting at its best, which in return, increases attendance. The following information will help you determine which opportunity best provides the maximum visibility for your organization or company. Your generous support will be acknowledged in the syllabus and throughout the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Come hear from speakers from the top of the Trauma field.


Michael L. Nance, MD, FACS, FAAP

Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an investigator at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Lisa Gray, BSN, RN, CPN

Director, Trauma Services
St. Mary’s Medical Center President-Elect, Pediatric Trauma Society Evansville, IL

John J. Meehan, MD

Attending surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital and an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
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Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS

Chair, Professor, and Dr. Witten B. Russ Chair of Surgery Professor, Department of Anesthesia University of Texas, School of Medicine Vice Chair Governor’s Emergency Medical Service and Trauma Advisory Council Chair, American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma; San Antonio, Texas

Travel and Lodging Information

Air Travel
Ground Transportation
Park City Transportation

The 2018 WPTC will be held at the Grand Summit Lodge at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.

Please call the Reservations Department at 888-416-6195 and mention the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference for special discounted rates of $149 for a standard hotel room and $214 for a One-bedroom Suite. Rates do not include local taxes or the $30 per night resort fee. Special rates are only valid through May 27, 2018.

Plan Your Trip

Air Travel

Park City, Utah is 35 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport (SLC). Salt Lake sees 300 flights a day from nine airlines. Salt Lake is a hub for Delta and Southwest Airlines.

Ground Transportation

Private Transportation: Four Seasons

Concierge offers VIP "white glove" transportation for a seamless ride. Rates to/from Park City are $97.50 for 1 - 3 people. For reservations please call 435- 657-5306 or online at

Rental Car Information: Coming Soon!
Uber/Lyft are a good option for travel.

Park City Transportation

Park City offers a free city transit system that runs daily from 10:00am to 11:00pm. To board a trolley either stand at a trolley stop or wave to the driver that you would like a drive.

The Trolley is the best option if you want to travel to the historic Main Street (highly recommended).

Schedule at a Glance (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Wednesday, July 18, 2018Thursday, July 19, 2018Friday, July 20, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome and Early Registration7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast7:00am - 7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast7:00am - 7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
6:00pm - 8:00pm Manuscript Review Committee (Closed Meeting).7:30am - 9:30am General Session7:30am - 8:15am General Session7:30am - 9:30am General Session
9:30am - 10:00am Break with exhibitors8:15am – 9:00am Scientific Abstracts and Best Practice Podium Presentations9:30am - 9:45am Scientific Abstracts and Best Practice Awards Presentations
10:00am - 11:00am Scientific Abstracts and Best Practice Podium Presentations9:00 – 10:00 General Session9:45am - 10:15am Break with Exhibitors
11:00am - 12:00pm General Session10:00am - 10:30am Break with exhibitors10:15am – 11:45am General Session
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch10:00am - 12:00pm General Session11:45am - 12:00pm Evaluation, Wrap Up and Adjourn
1:00pm - 2:00pm Point-Counterpoint12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm General Session1:00pm - 2:00pm Point-Counterpoint
3:15pm - 4:30pm Poster Session with Vendors2:00pm - 2:30pm General Session
6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Reception/Pool Party2:30pm - 3:00pm Break with exhibitors
3:00pm – 4:00pm General Session
5:00pm - 8:00pm 6th annual Volleyball tournament

Past Conferences

WPTC 2017

The Bacara Resort and Spa

Santa Barbara, California

July 12 - 14, 2017

WPTC 2016

Viceroy Snowmass

Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado

July 20 - 22, 2016

WPTC 2015

The Chateau, Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah

July 15 - 17, 2015

WPTC 2014

Hotel Del Coronado

Coronado, California

July 9 - 11, 2014

WPTC 2013

Park Hyatt Resort and Spa

Beaver Creek, Colorado

July 1 - 3, 2013

Clinical Content Questions: Kris Hansen, RN


General Conference/Registration Questions: Carrie Roberts

801-662-3501 or 800-910-7262