Western Pediatric Trauma Conference 2019

Come explore Colorado’s Rocky Mountains at the 2019 Western Pediatric Trauma Conference. The conference will take place July 17-19, 2019 in Telluride, Colorado, a world-class destination offering outdoor adventure, arts and culture with small-town charm.

The Western Pediatric Trauma Conference features nationally renowned faculty in the fields of pediatric trauma, the 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. Participants will be able to propose practice improvements to their teams based on evidence-based guidelines, tools and resources presented at the conference.

Opportunities for oral and poster abstract (scientific and best practice) presentations are available. Scientific presentations are eligible for manuscript publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.


Pediatric Trauma Education

Interacted with nationally renowned faculty in the field of pediatric trauma.

Time with the Family

We invite you to bring the family for interactive family activities, such as the volleyball tournament and welcome reception.

The Adventures are Endless

Your options for things to do in Telluride are limitless. However you choose to explore the Rocky Mountains, it all makes for an unforgettable summer.


Ultrasound Workshop - Friday

An Ultrasound Workshop will be held after the WPTC conference on Friday, July 19 from 1-5 p.m. Register for the workshop along with the conference for an additional fee.

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.

Travel and Lodging Information

Air Travel
Ground Transportation

Conference Contracted - Reservation details coming soon


  • Air Bed-n-Breakfast lodging
Air Travel

Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) – It’s an interesting take off and landing

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) – 1 ½ hours from Telluride. Shuttles and Rental cars are available. **Recommended

Denver International Airport (DEN) – 6 hours from Telluride. Plan for a full day of travel.

Ground Transportation

Shuttle Service: Coming Soon

Private Transportation: Coming Soon

Rental Car Information: Coming Soon

Schedule at a Glance (Subject to Change)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019Thursday, July 18, 2019Friday, July 19, 2019
7 a.m. Sign-in and Breakfast7 a.m. Sign-in and Breakfast7 a.m. Sign-in and Breakfast
7:30 - 9:45 a.m. General Session7:30 - 9:45 a.m. General Session7:30 - 9:45 a.m. General Session
9:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors9:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors9:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. General Session10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. General Session10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. General Session
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch at Madeline12 - 1 p.m. Lunch at Madeline12 - 1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1 - 3 p.m. General Sessions1 - 3 p.m. General Sessions1 - 3 p.m. Ultrasound Workshop
3 - 5 p.m. On your own3 - 5 p.m. On your own3 - 5 p.m. Ultrasound Workshop
5 - 8 p.m. Welcome Reception5 - 8 p.m. BBQ and Volleyball Tournament

Past Conferences

July 18-20, 2018

Park City, Utah

July 12-14, 2017

Santa Barbara, California

July 20-22, 2016

Snowmass, Colorado

July 15-17, 2015

Park City, Utah

July 9-11, 2014

Coronado, California

July 1-3, 2013

Beaver Creek, Colorado

General Conference/Registration Questions:
John Recicar, BSN RN | Ray Cuellar, BSBA
720-777-6784 | emergency.outreach@childrenscolorado.org