The PennTRAC Conference was the dream of John P. Pryor, MD, Trauma Program Director for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his Fellowship in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, JP joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery. With a passion for the care of the ill & injured patient and the mission to educate those caring for them, JP planned an educational conference week during which we would offer Trauma and Critical Care courses and a mid-week conference, allowing clinicians and allied professionals the opportunity to learn, teach and network in a single week. Today, we offer a major course immediately before or after our annual PennTRAC Conference.
John, a visionary surgeon, colleague, mentor and educator, died while caring for wounded soldiers in Iraq, in 2008.