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Huntington Beach

July 15-17, 2020

Come explore Southern California at the 2020 Western Pediatric Trauma Conference. The conference will take place July 15-17, 2020 in Huntington Beach, California, with premier accommodations and picturesque ocean views.

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 Huntington Beach are limitless. However you choose to explore Southern California, it all makes for an unforgettable summer.

Travel and Lodging Information

Air Travel
Ground Transportation
Weekend Festivals

Conference Contracted

  • Pasea Hotel and Spa

Non-Conference Contract Lodging

  • Air Bed-n-Breakfast Lodging
Air Travel

John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 11 Miles (Closest and easiest)

Long Beach Airport (LGB) -  18 Miles (Not too bad)

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) - 37 Miles (Remember in California we talk travel in hours not miles.  Don’t be fooled by the distance.  LAX is for the person who really wants to experience California ie: traffic)

Ground Transportation

Telluride Express Shuttle Service is offering a 10% discount to all attendees.  Your conference registration confirmation email will contain a discount code for you to receive the discount.

For All Ground Transportation Options: Click here

Weekend Festivals

Explore the Pasea Hotel and Spa

Schedule at a Glance (Subject to Change)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020Thursday, July 16, 2020Friday, July 17, 2020
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 - 5 p.m. Ultrasound Workshop
3 - 5 p.m. On your own3 - 5 p.m. On your own
5 - 8 p.m. Welcome Reception5 - 8 p.m. Volleyball Tournament

Past Conferences

July 17-19, 2019

Telluride, Colorado

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:
Melissa Anderson
323-361-4526 | emergency.outreach@childrenscolorado.org