Advances in Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Research: Building the Field, Advancing the Science

December 10, 2015  


Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD


Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland


Within the United States, more than 9,000 children die every year due to unintentional injury, and more than 5,500 die from an intentional or violence related injury. More than 9 million are treated for injuries in emergency departments, with many more exposed to physical or psychological trauma. In addition, nearly 500,000 children will receive intensive care for life-threatening illness or injury.

The global impact of childhood trauma and critical illness is far-reaching, extending from profound effects on the child and entire family, to the community and schools, to society at large. Through support of life-saving research, education, training, and collaboration, PTCIB aims to achieve its mission "to prevent and reduce all forms of childhood trauma, injury, and critical illness to enhance healthy outcomes" for children and their families. The PTCIB Action Agenda (PDF - 1.17 MB) and the PTCIB Strategic Plan (PDF - 664 KB) provide more information about the PTCIB mission and portfolio.

This scientific meeting will allow PTCIB to share and discuss its research mission and goals with the broader scientific community. Discussions will include (but are not limited to) pediatric critical care research, reducing pediatric injury and trauma, and the continuum of care.

Registration is required to attend the meeting and is free and open to all who are interested.

More Information


Tiffany Ferguson, PTCIB, DER, NICHD
Phone: (301) 594-7660

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