When Things Go Wrong in the Outdoors

Landscape of the Columbia River Gorge

Conference description

The Pacific Northwest has no shortage of natural wonders, but sometimes the great outdoors may not be so great. Whether it’s minor injuries like sprains and strains or natural hazards like extreme altitude, heat or cold, being prepared can make a difference. By attending this conference participants will increase their knowledge of key aspects of wilderness medicine, plus be able to advise patients (and friends) heading to the outdoors.

Conference date

August 19, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Conference location

Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Oregon

Target audience

All health care providers, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

 Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test will be required to attend the event. Details for the verification process will be provided via email closer to the conference date.

7:15       Registration opens         

7:30        Breakfast            

8:00        The Rise in Rescues & Recoveries on Mount Hood: Crowds, Inexperience, & Social Media are Taxing Rescue Mountaineers - Christopher Van Tilburg, MD

8:50        First Aid Kit- Olivia Linney, MD        

9:30        Travel Medicine - Geoffrey Clover, MD

10:10     BREAK  

10:30     Principles of Limb Immobilization: Backcountry Applications - Nicole Kellan Behnke, MD

11:20     Cold Hazards - Erin Kinney,

12:05     LUNCH 

1:00        Breakout A:  Limb Immobilization on the Trail - Nicole Kellan Behnke, MD

1:00        Breakout B:  Activating Search & Rescue – What to do While Waiting (repeated at 1:45 p.m.) - Troy Norman,

1:55        Breakout A:  Limb Immobilization on the Trail - Nicole Kellan Behnke, MD

1:55        Breakout B:  Activating Search & Rescue – What to do While Waiting (repeat of 1:00 p.m.) - Troy Norman,

2:40        BREAK  

2:50        Poisonous Plants - Rob Hendrickson, MD

3:40        Bites and Stings - Jenna Wiley, MD

4:30        Hazards of the Pacific Northwest - Thomas DeLoughery, MD

5:20        ADJOURN           

Course fees

Prior to August 8th: $185

On or after August 8th: $235

Cancellation policy

To help meet administrative costs, a $35.00 service charge will be assessed on all refund requests received by August 12th, 2022; no refunds can be issued after that date.



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

American Medical Association

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Approved Boards

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 7.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 
  • 7.5 MOC points in the American Board of Ophthalmology’s (ABO) Maintenance of Certification program
  • 7.5 Continuing Certification point in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).
  • 7.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
  • 7.5 MOC point in the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.
  • 7.5 Lifelong Learning (CME) point in the in the American Board of Pathology’s Continuing Certification program.
  • 7.5 CME and Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification Program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit. Your information will be shared with the ACCME to grant credit.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory,  When Things Go Wrong in the Outdoors 2022 has met the requirements as a Lifelong Learning CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

Reservations at Timberline Lodge

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees. To reserve a room in the block call Timberline Lodge Reservations between 9am-4pm at (503) 272-3410 and identify yourself as an attendee of OHSU Outdoor Medicine conference. The room block will be released on July 18, 2022 and may sell out prior to that date. Rooms not reserved by this date will be released for general sale to the public.

Course Faculty

Geoffrey Clover, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics), OHSU

Thomas DeLoughery, MD, Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology), OHSU

Rob Hendrickson, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, Oregon Poison Center, OHSU

Nicole Kellan Behnke, MD, Private Practice, Orthopedic & Fracture Specialists

Erin Kinney, Medical Student, OHSU

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, Staff Physician, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital; Medical Committee Chair, Mountain Rescue Association

Jenna Wiley, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, OHSU


E-mail: cme@ohsu.edu

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in the conference, please contact Continuing Professional Development as soon as possible, but no later than 20 business days prior to the conference.