Decreasing Preventable Deaths
On February 27–28, The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation, in partnership with the Brigham and Women’s Center for Surgery in Public Health and the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, hosted the first-ever National Stop the Bleed Research Consensus Conference. The conference was attended by nearly 50 of the nation’s top researchers, policymakers, and program managers in the fields of bleeding control, tourniquet training, and pre-hospital emergency medicine from organizations including the Brigham, Massachusetts General Hospital, UCLA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the National Institutes of Health.
At the conference, led by Eric Goralnick, MD, a Stepping Strong Innovator Award winner and the medical director of the Brigham Health Access Center, participants spent two days developing a common national research agenda around bleeding control and discussing best practices for training the general public in the use of tourniquets and bleeding control techniques.
"It is our hope that one day, if our collective efforts succeed, that preventable deaths from trauma will cease to exist." —Eric Goralnick, MD