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11th Annual Trauma Registry Conference

11th Annual New England Regional Trauma Conference Attendees

We regret to inform you that the decision has been made to cancel the NERTC Registry Conference scheduled for May 13, 2020. Much thought was put into this decision; recent events have made it clear that it is in the best interest and safety of all involved to forgo this year’s conference. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to seeing you next year.

 The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) will be fully refunding everyone in the payment method provided at the time of registration, beginning on March 19, 2020.  If you have questions, please feel free to respond via email to, and/or phone at 508-856-3041 (press option 2 to talk with our accountant to process your refund).

11th Annual New England Regional Trauma Registry Conference:
 May 13, 2020

At the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Faculty Conference Room - 55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA  01655

Sponsored by the New England Regional Level 1 Trauma Program Committee

Program Overview: This program will be a dynamic and interactive exchange among interested professionals that deal with trauma registry issues on a daily basis. It is meant to fill a gap in knowledge and experience that primarily comes from working in regions and centers to compare experiences, backgrounds and best practices.

Target Audience: Trauma registry staff, Trauma Program Managers, Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinators and Performance Improvement Nurses


7:30 - 8:00                   Registration

8:00 – 8:15                  Keynote – Kathy Cookman, BS, CSTR, CAISS, EMT-P, FMNP

9:15 – 10:00               Trauma Reports and Analytics: What, When  and Why:
                                   Sandy Arabian, MBA, NREMT, CSTR, CAIS

10:00 – 10:15                     BREAK

10:15: - 11:00             
Various Approached to Complication Identification & Verification 
Registrar/PI Panel - Gina E. Wuertzer, MS, RN; Deborah Gleason, CSTR; Tammy Roach, RN MHA, CCRN; Nicole E. Cawley, BSN, RN; Dale Guerrera; Sandy Arabian, MBA, NREMT, CSTR, CAIS  
Moderator- Cheryl Dunnington, MSRN

11:00 – 12:00                     BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Writing abstracts; Art of Translating TQIP Reports for Staff Nurses: Data Driven Rib Fractures Quality Improvement Project; Excel Tricks for your Registry – Kim Barre; Leslie Burke; Katie Hartford; Naomi Hagan
  •  PRQ Tips & Tricks - Alice Gervasini, PhD, RN, NE-BC & Sandy Mackey, MSN,RN, PCRN

 12:00 – 1:00                        LUNCH/Networking – Faculty Conference Room

1:00 – 1:50                         

  • Looking at the TQIP Report – Kimberly Barre

  • AIS Coding Exercises - Kathy Cookman, BS, CSTR, CAISS, EMT-P, FMNP

2:00 – 3:00                          AIS Coding Updates - Kathy Cookman, BS, CSTR, CAISS, EMT-P, FMNP

3:00 – 3:15                          Adjourn                                           

 * Please bring your coding books for reference, only the trauma section will be used.  It is not mandatory to bring.

****Application has been made to the American Trauma Society for 5.5 CSTR recertification hours. 
These hours can be applied to Category (III) Coding and Scoring Concepts, or (IV) Registry Issues.  Participants must complete the full conference to be eligible for credit hours.

 Dowload Program Flyer

NERTC 11th Annual Trauma Conference.pdf

Registration for this event is available online:
Click Here to Register

Registration Fees:

$150.00 (registration prior to 4/15/2020)                           $175.00 (registration after 4/15/2020)

Accepted Forms of Payment for Online Registration:  American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

(Online registrations are viewed as complete; you will receive a confirmation/receipt via email to the address provided). 

Sponsored by the New England Regional Trauma Committee:


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