Wheeling Hospital recently hosted nearly 125 physicians, nurses, area EMS personnel and other health care professionals during an emergency/trauma symposium. The event featured five physicians who discussed the various types and treatments of trauma. Among the speakers was Dr. Carlos Valladares, a Wheeling Hospital general and trauma surgeon, who spoke about penetrating abdominal trauma. Other physicians discussed brain and spinal trauma, blunt chest and rib fractures, blunt abdominal trauma and orthopedic trauma. The symposium was presented by the hospital’s emergency/trauma center.