32nd Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference

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The OHSU Trauma Center is proud to present the 32nd Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference

Join us to hear the most current and topical information presented by nationally-recognized faculty. Topics will include trauma care during the pre-hospital resuscitative, operative, critical care and recover phases. The target audience for this conference is physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Our distinguished national guest speakers this year include Sharon Henry, M.D. from the University of Maryland, and Ernest E. "Gene" Moore, M.D. from the University of Colorado.

Specific agenda topics include:

  • Management of Life-Threatening Pelvic Fracture Bleeding
  • ED Pediatric Readiness Among US Trauma Centers
  • Coordinating the State Response - COVID and Fires
  • Splenic Injury Management - Is it More Complex Than Necessary 
  • Gun Violence in Children:  An American Epidemic
  • A Call To Arms:  The Need for a National Trauma Institute at the NIH

Thursday May 6

7:30 am                Welcome & Announcements

8:00 am                Management of Life-threatening Pelvic Fracture Bleeding – Ernest E. Moore, M.D.

8:45 am                ED Pediatric Readiness Among US Trauma Centers – Craig Newgard, M.D.

9:30 am                Splenic Injury Management - Is It More Complex Than Necessary? – Sharon Henry, M.D.

10:00 am             BREAK

10:15 am             Compartment Syndrome – Zachary Working, M.D.

10:45 am             Interventional Radiology: Role in Trauma – Yilun Koethe, M.D.

11:15 am             ED Pediatric Readiness Through the EMS Lens for Injured Children – Craig Newgard, M.D.

11:45 am             BCVI: Who and Why – Sharon Henry, M.D.

12:30 pm             LUNCH

1:30 pm               Best Practices in the Treatment of Open Fractures in Pediatric Patients – Scott Yang, M.D.

2:15 pm               Management of Pelvic Fractures – Zachary Working, M.D.

2:45 pm               Severe Elbow Fractures In Children – Initial Management, Treatment, and Prevention Tips – Scott Yang, M.D.

3:15 pm               A Call To Arms:  The Need for a National Trauma Institute at the NIH – Martin Schreiber, M.D.

Friday May 7

7:30 am                Welcome & Announcements

8:00 am                Initial Treatment of Burns – David Zonies, M.D.

8:30 am                Gun Violence in Children:  An American Epidemic – Mubeen Jafri, M.D.

9:00 am                Acute Traumatic Aortic Injury – Cristina Fuss, M.D.

9:30 am                Top Tips for Older Adults #1 – Katie Drago, M.D.

10:00 am             BREAK

10:15 am             Top Tips for Older Adults #2 – Katie Drago, M.D.

10:45 am             Venous Thromboembolism in Injured Children - Is it Time to Re-Think Risk and Management? – Mubeen Jafri, M.D.

11:15 am             Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Injuries – Angelo Lipira, M.D.

11:45 am             LUNCH

12:45 pm             Coordinating the State Response: COVID and Fires – David Zonies, M.D.

1:15 pm               Targeted Muscle Re-Innervation – Angelo Lipira, M.D.

2:00 pm               A Patient’s Story: Case Review – Makenzie Cook, M.D.

Conference Registration Fee

$75 - M.D.s

$50 - Advance Practice Providers, Nurses, Paramedics, Allied Health Professionals

Register here

Continuing Medical Education Credit (CME)

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

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Guest Speakers

Sharon Henry, M.D.  University of Maryland

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Director, Division of Wound Healing and Metabolism, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Ernest E. 'Gene' Moore, M.D.  Denver Health 

  • Distinguished Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
  • Director, Surgical Research
  • Distinguished Professor

Local Speakers

Mackenzie Cook, M.D.  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Katie Drago, M.D.  Assistant Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

Cristina Fuss, M.D., F.S.C.C.T., C.N.A.S.C.I.   Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Fellowship Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging

Mubeen Jafri, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.  Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Division Head, Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, School of Medicine

Yilun Koethe, M.D.   Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology

Angelo Lipira, M.D., M.A.  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Craig Newgard, M.D., M.P.H.  Professor with Tenure, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director, Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair for Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine

Martin Schreiber, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.  Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Zachary Working, M.D.  Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Scott Yang, M.D.  Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

David Zonies, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.  Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, School of Medicine, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care, OHSU Health System


The 32nd Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference (NWSTC) is a virtual conference hosted entirely over the Internet. Attendees will watch and participate through the WebEx Event platform. The event platform is where attendees will watch conference presentations and participate with polling, questions, and comments (where available) if desired. Attendees will be able to access all talks, expand their professional skills, and increase their knowledge base – all from the comfort of their office or home.

How can I access the virtual conference?

First, you will need to register for the conference by going here. Attendees who have registered and paid will receive two emails. The first email will be sent on Tuesday May 4th and will contain a link to the NWSTC event page, a link to the WebEx Event platform, instructions on how to sign in with your username (the email you registered with) and a password to join the WebEx Event Space. If it is the day before the event and you have not received the first email (check your spam/junk folders), please reach out to Elizabeth Herber at herberla@ohsu.edu.

Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?

No, everyone must have their own login that will be assocaited with the email address they register with. 

I have to work / I am out of town on May 6 & 7th, will the NWSTC be recorded and available to watch another time?

Yes! A recording of the NWSTC will be available to all paid registrants to watch or re-watch until March 31, 2022. A second email will be sent to all who have paid and registered the week of May 24th which will contain links to the pre-recorded talks, how to sign in and obtain continuing education credits as well as other general information on the speakers and PDFs of their talks.

Will we have access to the speakers talks/slide deck?

PDFs of the speakers talks will be available on NWSTC Event page.  We will do our best to have all the speakers talks uploaded prior to the live event, but some may not be available.


What platform is being used for the 32nd Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference?

WebEx Event is the platform that will be used for this event.

What are the technical requirements needed to participate?

To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, desktop computer table or smart phone. Chrome is the preferred web browser but you can also use FireFox or Safari.

How do I enhance my virtual learning experience?

Choose a physical location where you are free from interruptions; utilize a dedicated, wired, high speed internet connection; block out your calendar and turn on your out of office notifications.

Will we have call-in capabilities, or will I have to use my computer to access the sessions?

No, you will need to use your computer to log into the virtual event to ask questions and participate in the live polling.

Which internet browser will provide me with the best experience?

Google Chrome on desktop will ensure the best possible experience for attendees. Internet Explorer is NOT supported.

My local computing device is very slow, should I conserve the RAM and the bandwidth of my own internet connection somehow?

Yes! The best way to have a clear connection through WebEx Event is to completely close all other non-essential programs and browser tabs on your computer to preserve your Internet and computer speed.

How do I get help/tech support in real-time from the NWSTC team?

Please use one of the following ways to connect with us during the Conference:

  1. Email us: herberla@ohsu.edu
  2. Call Elizabeth: 503-866-1413

How do the time zones work in the virtual platform?

All sessions are scheduled in pacific time (PT). However, depending on your personal attendee settings and calendar settings, the times might appear in your local time zone. Please always refer to the NWSTC website schedule, which are all listed in PT.