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A Conference of Trauma, Acute & Critical Care Education
What is PennTRAC?
  • It’s your LINK to excellent Trauma, Acute & Critical Care education
  • It’s your ACCESS to courses and programs, conveniently combined in a single week of excellent educational opportunities
  • It’s your OPPORTUNITY to network with peers and professionals from other institutions
PennTRAC includes:
  • A variety of courses and programs offered each year – please contact the OLSE office for this year’s offerings
  • The John P. Pryor Memorial PennTRAC Conference: A mid-week conference and luncheon lecture with distinguished speakers and educators:
    • 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 Critical Care, JP joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery. With a passion for the care of the Trauma patient and the education of those caring for them, JP wanted to run a special weeklong conference offering Trauma and Critical Care courses and programs, allowing clinicians and other professionals the opportunity to learn, teach and network in a single week. John, a visionary surgeon, colleague, mentor and educator, died while caring for wounded soldiers in Iraq in 2008.
Why come to Penn for your
Trauma, Acute & Critical Care education?
  • As in Penn’s distinguished history, world class educators will serve as faculty during our PennTRAC conference week
  • A leader in the fields of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, Penn Trauma is partnered with the Departments of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery to offer excellence in education
  • To fulfill your Trauma, Acute & Critical Care education needs, PennTRAC offers you::
    • EXCELLENCE in education
    • CONVENIENCE - attend educational programs within a single week
How to register for PennTRAC?
    Please register via Knowledge Link at for the individual courses you wish to attend. A $150 refundable deposit is required at the time of registration for all UPHS staff registering for:
    • ATCN
    • ATLS
    • FCCS
  • External Guests: to register for PennTRAC, please complete the registration form (click on the registration link) or contact the Office of Life Support Education @; 215-614-0317 or; 215-615-0144. Payment is due at registration.
Questions? Please contact the Office of Life Support Education: 

The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education adheres to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. Faculty disclosure information will be made available in the conference materials and syllabi. Faculty members are also expected to disclose to participants any discussion of off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or devices within their presentations.

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Nursing Development and Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Eight (8) internal Trauma hours are granted for this event by the Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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