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Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) has more than 1,800 members who specialize in the practice of surgery of trauma patients. Members exchange knowledge pertaining to the care and rehabilitation of trauma patients, meet annually at a four day scientific conference, and facilitate the development of young surgeons.

Applications in progress

Administrative view of applications in progress

Job board

Job board

Mobile practice management guidelines

Mobile site for Practice Management Guidelines

Webitects conducted design research and worked closely with EAST to formulate a web strategy. The new website was built using Webitects' content management system (CMS) and integrated web-based membership database (an affordable alternative to an off-the-shelf association management system).

The site includes sophisticated membership and scholarship applications wherein applicants provide background information, upload supporting documents (such as their curriculum vitae), specify references, and pay an application fee. Once letters of reference are received (also an online process), EAST committees review and vote on applications through an online portal that we created.

Other highlights of the website include membership renewal, profile updates, a searchable member directory, document sharing, an interactive job board, and a practice management guideline database with a customized mobile version.

Practice management guidelines are also featured on a mobile website allowing health professionals to search and browse guidelines on smartphones and tablets.

An important aspect of this project was replacing an internal Microsoft Access database used by EAST staff to track membership data. Webitects migrated member data to a web-based membership database that is seamlessly integrated with the website. Plus, all of the administrative member functions (application, renewal, profile maintenance) are nicely integrated with the website (no third party AMS web pages).

Webitects designed and developed this site and is no longer servicing it.

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