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Summit on the Advancement of Focused Equity Research in Trauma (SAFER-Trauma)

Hosted by the American College of Surgeons | 
633 N Saint Clair Street | Chicago, IL

August 2-3, 2023


The goal of this summit is to help the trauma research community identify and characterize current gaps in trauma health disparities research, define funding mechanisms and pathways for collaboration, and outline a research agenda targeted at reducing and eliminating health disparities in trauma care.

Designed by CNTR’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC), SAFER-Trauma will convene thought leaders on innovations related to gun violence prevention, injury prevention, and the promise of GIS systems and Artificial Intelligence to identify and address disparities. In working breakout sessions, conference participants will flesh out a research action plan and ascertain nontraditional research collaborators. Final deliverables will include paper themes to be developed into journal submissions, and a plan for dissemination and advocacy.

Following the summit, stakeholders and researchers in the trauma community will be armed with the knowledge, tools, and collaborative relationships to plan and carry out studies to reduce inequities surrounding trauma care in the United States. Our Specific Aims are as follows:

Aim 1: Characterize current gaps regarding health equity research in trauma
Aim 2: Identify funding mechanisms and pathways for collaboration
Aim 3: Outline a research agenda to address inequities in trauma


AGENDA: Presenters include Cherisse Berry, MD (New York University), Zara Cooper, MD (Harvard), Joseph Sakran, MD (Johns Hopkins) and more thought leaders on disparities, AI, injury prevention, and GIS systems. See the full agenda HERE.

REGISTRATION: In-person registration is $200. Further details on the conference hotel room block will be shared soon.
Non-member virtual registration is $50. CNTR member virtual registration is free.


TRAVEL AWARDS: The deadline to apply for a travel award has passed.

SPONSORSHIP: CNTR is seeking sponsorships from individuals, organizations and companies with an interest in supporting health equity research. To read the sponsorship prospectus, CLICK HERE. If you’d like to become a sponsor, select DONATE, complete the form, and enter “SAFER-Trauma Sponsorship” in the donor comments section.


Funding for this conference is made possible [in part] by grant #R13HS029444 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.