33rd Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference

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Live and in person - The OHSU Trauma Center is proud to present the 33rd Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference

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

Our distinguished national guest speakers this year are Dr. Andrew Bernard from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Mary Fallat from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Dr. Jennifer Gurney from the US Army Institute of Surgical Research and The Joint Trauma System.

Registration now open!

The conference registration fee includes online syllabus material and continuing education credits. Additionally, the fee covers breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided during breaks for Wednesday evening, Thursday and Friday.

Early Bird - Received by March 31st

  • Physician - $400
  • Nurse, N.P., P.A., Resident - $275
  • Allied Health (E.M.T., Paramedic, R.T.) - $250
  • Student - $175

Regular - Received after April 1st

  • Physician - $450
  • Nurse, N.P., P.A., Resident - $310
  • Allied Health (E.M.T., Paramedic, R.T.) - $275
  • Student - $190

Cancellation / refunds

Early Bird Registration – Reduced registration cost if registered by March 31, 2022.

The conference registration fee is refundable minus a $75 processing fee if cancellation notice is received by April 1st, 2022; no refunds will be issued after that date.

Questions please contact Elizabeth Herber; herberla@ohsu.edu 

National Guest Speakers

Andrew C. Bernard, M.D., F.A.C.S   |   University of Kentucky College of Medicine 

  • Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery and Trauma
  • Trauma Medical Director
  • Paul A. Kearney, M.D. Chair of Trauma Surgery

Mary E. Fallat, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.   |   University of Louisville School of Medicine

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Medical Director, Surgery Quality
  • Norton Children's Hospital

Jennifer M. Gurney, M.D., F.A.C.S.   |   U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research and the Joint Trauma System

  • COL, Medical Corps, US Army Surgeon, USAISR
  • Chief, Defense Committee on Trauma Joint Trauma System
  • Chair, Committee on Surgical Combat Casualty Care

Local Speakers

Jens U. Berli, M.D.   |   Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, OHSU

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

Frederick A. Foss, M.D.   |   General Surgery, Adventist Health - Tillamook

Jon Jui, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P.   |   Professor of Emergency Medicine, OHSU

Matthew Neth, M.D.   |   Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, OHSU - Adventist Heath Portland

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

Cydni Williams, M.D., M.C.R.   |   Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, OHSU

Wednesday, April 27th

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.          Registration

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.          Debate: Should Walking Blood Banks Be Established in the United States?   |   Jennifer Gurney, M.D. vs.  Andrew Bernard, M.D.                         

9:30 p.m.                        Adjourn

Thursday, April 28th

7:30 – 7:55 a.m.            Breakfast / Registration

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.            Rural Trauma   |   Andrew Bernard, M.D.

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.            Breaking Bad News: How to speak with parents of a child who is suddenly dying or dies  |  Mary Fallat, M.D.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.          Break and Exhibits

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.        Rib Fracture Management / Pain Control   |   Mackenzie Cook, M.D.

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.        Covid: How is it affecting you now?   |   Andrew Bernard, M.D.

11:45 – 1:15 p.m.          Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.            Back to the Future - Reconstruction After Trauma   |   Jens Berli, M.D.

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.            Rural Trauma: Should they stay or should they go?   |   Martin Schreiber, M.D.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.            The Nuts and Bolts of Making a Trauma System Pediatric Friendly   |   Mary Fallat, M.D.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.            Break and Exhibits              

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.            Transgender Trauma Care   |   Jens Berli, M.D.

Friday, April 29th

7:30 – 7:55 a.m.            Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.            Triage and Mass Casualty Planning   |   Jennifer Gurney, M.D.

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.            Pediatric Critical Care and Neurotrauma Recovery Program   |   Cydni Williams, M.D.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.          Break and Exhibits

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.        Difficult Airway   |   Jon Jui, M.D.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.        The Anatomy and Physiology of a Level IV Trauma Center: The Tillamook Experience   |   Frederick Foss, M.D.

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.       Whole Blood   |   Jennifer Gurney, M.D.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.         Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.            Prehospital Traumatic Arrest Management   |   Matthew Neth, M.D.

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.            Medical Management of Kids with TBI   |   Cydni Williams, M.D.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.            Case Study: Hypothermia
                                                    Moderator – Martin Schreiber, M.D.  
                                                    EMS – Matthew Neth, M.D. & Jon Jui, M.D.
                                                    EMCO – Mackenzie Cook, M.D.
                                                    Tillamook – Frederick Foss, M.D.

3:15 p.m.                         Adjourn      


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: The OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Contact Hours: 13.25
OHSU is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. #40003172

Location and accommodations

In accordance with mandates from the state of Oregon, facial coverings are to be worn in all indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status

The beautiful and ever-popular Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon is the site of this year’s conference. Sunriver is in central Oregon, 15 miles south of Bend, in the amazing high desert area of the state  Sunriver Resort offers the Sage Springs Club & Spa, four premier golf courses, complimentary resort – wide transportation service, tennis, bicycle rentals and hiking. Visit their website to see photos and learn more about the amenities at www.sunriverresort.com

For lodging reservations, contact the Sunriver Resort directly at 800-801-8765. To receive a special group lodging rate, book reservations by March 26, 2022 and identify yourself as a participant of Northwest States Trauma Conference.

Exhibitor opportunity

The OHSU Trauma Program is thrilled to be returning to in-person learning at our 33rd Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference April 27-29that Sunriver Resort and Lodge in Sunriver, Oregon.  We would like to invite you to display your product(s) at the conference. 

For the sixth year in a row, we are pleased to offer three premium exhibit tables located in closest proximity to conference participants in the Homestead Gallery, acknowledgment with large company logo on our website and conference app at the price of $2000.00.   The standard exhibit table is located in the Heritage Room in the Great Hall, acknowledgment with medium  sized company logo on our website and conference app at the price of $1200. These prices include the breakfast and lunch buffet for one representative. If you choose to bring your colleagues, and would like them to be included in the breakfast and lunch buffet, you may purchase a ­food ticket in advance for $175 per representative; this ticket will cover both days.

Payment for the table must be received by Friday March 25th, 2022

OHSU Foundation tax ID number: 23-7083114 

Register online here with a credit card or pay by check.  

Check payable to: Oregon Health & Science University Foundation 

Mail to:   
OHSU Trauma Program

Att: Elizabeth Herber
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Mail Code: L604

Portland, OR  97239-3098 

Invoices available upon request, email Elizabeth Herber herberla@ohsu.edu                    

Please contact Sunriver Resort at 1-800-547-3922 by March 26th, 2022 to be eligible for the special conference room rates. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant of the Northwest States Trauma Conference 2022 to obtain these special room rates.