Western Pediatric Trauma Conference

The 2018 Western Pediatric Trauma Conference (WPTC) will be held at the Chateaux Deer Valley 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.


BEST Workshop - Friday, July 20

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

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 the experts in pediatric trauma.

Michael Nance, MD

Michael L. Nance

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
Lisa Gray

Lisa Gray

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

John J. Meehan

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.
Erik Pearson

Erik Pearson

Pediatric Surgeon Pediatric Surgery Associates Sunrise Children’s Hospital Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Las Vegas, Nevada

Travel and Lodging Information

Air Travel
Ground Transportation
Park City Transportation

The 2018 WPTC will be held at the Chateaux Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. Rooms at the Chateaux are sold out. Please call the Black Bear Lodge at 800-401-9913 to make a reservation. Condos start at $209 a night and sleep up to 6 people. Ask about their summer specials. For more information please visit www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/utah/park-city/black-bear-lodge

If you have an existing reservation at the Chateaux Deer Valley and need to make changes please call 877-288-2978. For more information about the Chateaux please visit www.the-chateaux.com. 

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 www.fsparkcity.com

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 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 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
5:00-8:00 p.m. Welcome and Early Registration7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
6:00-8:00 p.m. Manuscript Review Committee (Closed Meeting).7:30 General Session7:30 General Session7:30 General Session
9:30 Break with Exhibitors8:15 Scientific Abstracts and Best Practice Podium Presentations9:30 Scientific Abstracts and Best Practice Awards Presentations
10:00 Scientific Abstracts and Best Practice Podium Presentations9:00 General Session9:45 Break with Exhibitors
11:00 General Session10:00 Break with Exhibitors10:15 General Session
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch10:00am - 12:00pm General Session11:45am - 12:00pm Evaluation, Wrap Up and Adjourn
1:00 Point-Counterpoint12:00 Lunch
2:00 General Session1:00 Point-Counterpoint
3:15pm - 4:30pm Poster Session with Vendors2:00pm - 2:30pm General Session
6:00 Welcome Reception/Pool Party2:30 Break with Exhibitors
3:00 General Session
5:00-8:00 6th Annual Children's Hospital 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