MCALLEN, TEXAS – South Texas Health System McAllen hosted its annual South Texas Advanced Symposium on Trauma & Critical Care on Friday, Aug. 12. 

Taking place at the Embassy Suites Convention Center, the conference featured nationally renowned trauma experts presenting evidence-based and clinically relevant information for participants to use in their daily practice, such as current trauma trends and critical care principles for practical healthcare application.

“This was an incredible opportunity for (Rio Grande) Valley’s medical community including first responders, to gain invaluable training and insight on current trends related to trauma and critical care, while gaining continuing education credit,” said Dr. Carlos Palacio, MD, FACS, Trauma Director, South Texas Health System McAllen, the first Level II trauma center in Hidalgo County. 

“Attendees had the opportunity to learn from trauma and critical care experts from across the nation. This education means they will be able to provide better emergency and trauma care to our community.”

The Rio Grande Guardian International News Service’s healthcare reporter, Julia Rodriguez, interviewed four of the speakers at the event. Here are the interviews:

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