OTA - Orthopaedic Trauma Association - Residents Comprehensive Fracture Course 2019


OTA - Orthopaedic Trauma Association - 2019 Residents Comprehensive Fracture Course . History of the OTA . The concept of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association was evolved from a conversation that was held between Ramon Gustilo, M.D., Edwin G. Bovill, Jr., M.D. and Michael Chapman, M.D., January 31, 1977. At that time, Dr. Gustilo was paying a visit to San Francisco General Hospital. These three individuals were having lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant across from the hospital. . At that meeting they discussed the problems of working as full time academic traumatologists in a city hospital environment. The individuals felt that the unique challenge of trying to make an underfunded city hospital work, while meeting teaching responsibilities, had unique problems and a loose association of university-affiliated city-county hospital trauma association formed. This became the Orthopaedic Trauma Center Study Group. (OTCSG). . Membership was determined by personal invitation by Dr. Ramon Gustilo and the first-member hospitals included: Los Angeles County Hospital, J. Paul Harvey, M.D., chief; San Francisco General Hospital, Edwin G. Bovill, M.D., chief; Harborview Medical Center, Sigvard (Ted) Hanson, Jr., M.D., chief; Denver General Hospital, Renner Johnston, M.D; Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, Arsen Pankovich, M.D., chief; and Boston City Hospital, David Segal, M.D., chief. . In 1978, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas; Maryland Shock-Trauma, Baltimore, Maryland, Bruce Browner, chief; and Montefiore Hospital Medical Center with Edward T. Havermann, M.D., and Michael C. Distefano, M.D. joined. . The first meeting was held June 15 to June 17, 1978 at Los Angeles County Hospital with J. Paul Harvey acting as host. At that time, there were no by-laws nor officers. Meetings were held at medical centers on a sequential rotational basis. The meetings were held for two days and consisted of papers by the members, case presentation by the host facility, a tour of the host facilities and dinner. . These early meetings were useful. Many were able to share viewpoints on the cutting edge of trauma for the first time. This was an important forum for the trauma surgeon. It gave an opportunity to see others' working conditions and to learn how others dealt with the challenges of trauma in academic-affiliated county-city hospitals. .
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September 27, 2019
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