Training Courses and Information
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 information about the 2022 symposium.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 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.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Learn how to respond when dealing with someone undergoing a mental health crisis.
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.
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.