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Classes and Symposiums

South Texas Advance Symposium on Trauma & Critical Care

Each year, South Texas Health System hosts the South Texas Advance Symposium on Trauma & Critical Care. Designed for a wide range of medical professionals, the three-day symposium offers the latest information on relevant trauma and critical care topics, such as pre-hospital trauma care, damage control and burn resuscitation. The conference focuses on practical and clinically relevant information for participants to use in their daily practice, including current trends of trauma and critical care medicine principles for practical healthcare application. A diverse roster of professional speakers, including military experts, well-known trauma surgeons, registered nurses and first responders, lead the sessions.

Check back for more information about this year's symposium, to be held August 10-12, 2022.

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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course

Advanced Trauma Life Support, Dr. Carlos Palacio leads an ATLS student course

Dr. Carlos Palacio leads an ATLS student

Earn CME credit and expand your trauma training with an upcoming ATLS student course. Visit the American College of Surgeons website to view available dates.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Learn how to respond when dealing with someone undergoing a mental health crisis.

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Insights From Physicians

Trauma Surgery and the Importance of Injury Prevention

Dr. LeRone Simpson, Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon at STHS McAllen, shares insights on trauma surgery and the importance of injury prevention.

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Video: Dangers of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Trauma Surgeons Drs. LeRone Simpson and Carlos Palacio speak with Dr. J.A. Gonzalez, Superintendent of McAllen Independent School District, about the dangers ATVs pose to children and how to reduce the risk of injury when riding an ATV.

The video was recorded prior to the COVID-19 precautions currently in place.

Video: How Valuable Are Away Rotations During Surgical Residency?

Dr. Carlos Palacio, Trauma Surgeon and Residency Site Director at South Texas Health System McAllen, reviews the benefits of away rotations for surgical residents as a guest on the Absite Smackdown podcast.

In the News

ATV Safety

Dr. Carlos Palacio, a trauma surgeon at South Texas Health System, shares tips on how to be safe when riding an ATV.

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Mental Health and Trauma Training

Valley first responders update their mental health and trauma training at the South Texas Advance Symposium on Trauma & Critical Care.

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Weslaco EMS Recognition

South Texas Health System honored three Weslaco city employees for helping save a man's life after he was involved in a motorcycle crash.

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