Extremity War Injuries and Disaster Preparedness Project Team Charges

  1. Formalize relationship between civilian and military surgeons for collaboration on research and treatment of extremity war and disaster injuries related to events that occur inside the territories of the United States and outside the territories of the United States.
  2. Implement and insure an ongoing program and collaboration between military and civilian surgeons on the care of high-energy injuries and their treatment that occur from military conflicts and major national disasters.
  3. Implement and insure an ongoing effort on basic research into high-energy injuries that occur from military conflict and major natural disasters.
  4. Continue the annual symposium on Extremity War Injuries.
  5. Implement an ongoing visiting physician program to military bases that are in need of volunteer trauma surgeons to care for extremity war injuries and major disaster injuries. The first effort will be at Landstuhl.
  6. Lobby the Department of Defense as well as the Department of Homeland Security for research money to study high-energy injuries that occur from conflicts, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
  7. Interact with the Department of Homeland Security to obtain finances for preparation and completion of a terrorist and disaster response system with the combined efforts military and civilian physicians.
  8. Transform the project team to a permanent committee within the AAOS structure.

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