Alcohol and trauma: a summary of the Satellite Symposium at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Shock Society

Alcohol. 2009 May;43(3):247-52. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2008.12.006.


This article highlights the research presented at the Alcohol and Trauma Satellite Symposium at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Shock Society. The satellite meeting was held on June 8 and 9 in Baltimore, MD. Its purpose was to discuss recent findings in the areas of alcohol and injury, including the effect of alcohol use on patients in the trauma unit of hospitals. The meeting consisted of three sessions, with plenary talks by invited speakers, short talks from selected abstracts, and a poster session. Participants presented data on the effects of alcohol on organ function, healing, and immune processes after a variety of injuries including burn, hemorrhagic shock, sepsis, and ischemia reperfusion.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism / immunology*
  • Alcoholism / physiopathology
  • Animals
  • Burns / immunology
  • Hemorrhage / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Models, Animal
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Shock
  • Wound Healing / drug effects
  • Wounds and Injuries / immunology*