Northwest States Trauma Conference

25th Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference



Course Overview and Educational Objectives

The Northwest States Trauma Conference presents cutting-edge clinical information about the care of the injured patient. We have assembled a nationally recognized faculty  to give you the most up-to-date information about the care of injured patient.The 25th Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference addresses trauma care issues during the prehospital, resuscitative, operative, critical care and recovery phases of care. The target audience for this conference is physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will have an increased knowledge of shock management in 2014, management of mass casualty incidents, management of the critically injured child in rural settings, the gut's role in multisystem organ failure, recognition of unstable spine fractures, intervention for traumatic brain injuries in athletes, trauma care in the Third World, and much more.


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Conference begins Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM


25th Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference Program

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Registration

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Trauma Jeopardy
9:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, May 8, 2014

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast / Registration
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Trauma Top 10: 10 through 6
Richard Mullins, M.D.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. The Physiology of Life and Death: Shock 2014
Norman McSwain, M.D.
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Break And Exhibits.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Modern Methods of Hemorrhage Control.

Martin Schreiber, M.D.
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Lovenox for VTE Prophylaxis; What dose and what if you miss a dose?

Martin Schreiber, M.D.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. The Gut in Trauma: The source or Cure for MSOF
Robert Martindale, M.D.
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. A Novel Expandable Foam to Stop Bleeding in the Abdomen
David King, M.D.
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
Norman McSwain, M.D.
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. CT Interpretation: Signs and findings in blunt abdominal trauma
Larry Chow, M.D.
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Metabolic Response to Trauma: Can specific nutrients improve outcome?
Robert Martindale, M.D.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break and Exhibits
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Controversies in EMS Part 1: Airway & Ventilation
Mohamud Daya, M.D.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Controversies in EMS Part 2: Shock Recognition and management .
Mohamud Daya, M.D.
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Scoop and Run Vs. Stay and Play
Speaker Debate: Norman McSwain, M.D. and David King, M.D.

Friday, May 9, 2014

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Boston Marathon MCI: Lessons Learned
David King, M.D.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Hartford II Consensus Document: Hemorrhage control in mass casualties
Norman McSwain, M.D.
9:30 – 10:00 a.m Breaks and Exhibits
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Athletes: What trauma providers need to know?
Andrea Halliday, M.D.
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Critically Injured Kids in Rural Settings
Dana Braner, M.D.
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Recognizing Spine Injuries that Require Surgery and Those That Don’t
Andrea Halliday, M.D.
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Trauma Top 10: 5 through 1
Richard Mullins, M.D.

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & learn: State Medical Directors Update

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Surgical Care in Haiti, A personal experience
Snell Fontus, M.D., Karen Kwong, M.D., Dana Braner, M.D. 


Continuing Education Credit



Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Oregon Health & Science University is approved by the California of Registered Nursing 16221 for 14.25 contact hours.  

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May 7-9, 2014


Sunriver Resort & Lodge
Sunriver, Oregon



25th Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference


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