The 36th Annual Point/Counterpoint Acute Care Surgery Conference
May 11-12, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland
The Point/Counterpoint Acute Care Surgery Conference is one of many acute care surgery conferences in the United States; however, this is the only one using the educational point/counterpoint debate format.
For each topic, one surgeon speaks in favor of a specific treatment option while another offers evidence against it. Audience members then have an open discussion on the preferred treatment and discuss why that approach is most appropriate. This teaching style is highly effective because attendees are provided with the best available information for each treatment strategy and actively participate.
Audience members leave the conference understanding the best practices for their hospitals. No other conference gives the opportunity to interact with top acute care surgeons at this level.