Northwest States Trauma Conference


The Trauma Program is thrilled to present the 34th Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference

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

Our distinguished international and national guest speakers this year are Dr. Kairm Brohi from the Center for Trauma Sciences at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London England,  Dr. Rochelle Dicker from UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and Nurse Practitioner Nicole Cook from WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Registration will open soon!

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

Early Bird - Received by Friday, March 31st

  • Physician - $425
  • Nurse, N.P., P.A., Resident - $300
  • Allied Health (E.M.T., Paramedics, R.T.) - $275
  • Student - $175

Regular Registration - Received on and after Saturday, April 1st

  • Physician - $475
  • Nurse, N.P., P.A., Resident - $325
  • Allied Health (E.M.T., Paramedics, R.T.) - $300
  • Student - $190

Cancellation / Refunds

The conference registration fee is refundable minus a $100 processing fee if written cancellation notice is received by April 1st, 2023. Written notice of cancellation after April 1st is $125 processing fee and will have access to virtual platform. 

Questions please contact Elizabeth Herber;

Wednesday, April 26th

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.         Registration

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.         EMS Debate: Stay and Play vs. Load and Go   |   Karim Brohi, F.R.C.S., F.R.C.A. vs.  Jon Jui, M.D.  

Thursday, April 27th

7:00 – 7:55 a.m.          Breakfast / Registration

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.         Trauma Informed Care   |   Rochelle Dicker, M.D.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.         Vascular Trauma   |   Karim Brohi, F.R.C.S., F.R.C.A.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.         Regionalization of Blood Products   |   Martin Schreiber, M.D.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.       Top 10 for Nursing   |   Nicole Cook, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, CCRN, TCRN

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.     Break and Exhibits

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.     Pediatric Talk   |   Speaker TBD

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.     Secondary Trauma   |   Rochelle Dicker, M.D.                  

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.     Musculoskeletal Trauma in a Rural Hospital   |   Jeff Disney, M.D.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.       Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.         Trauma Quality   |   Nicole Cook, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, CCRN, TCRN

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.         Managing Traumatic Brain Injuries Without a Neurosurgeon   |   Jeff Disney, M.D.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.         Pediatric Talk   |   Speaker TBD

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.         Break and Exhibits                    

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.         Patient Story – Estelle Morley   |   Heather Hoops, M.D.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.         Evaluation / Adjourn                    

Friday, April 29th

7:00 – 7:55 a.m.          Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.          Ballistic Talk   |   Phil Van, M.D.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.         Facial Trauma   |   Erik Wolfswinkel, M.D.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.         Pre-Hospital Blood Program   |   Gary Zeigler, M.D.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.       43 Years of Autopsies at OHSU   |   Peter Stenzel, M.D., PH. D.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.     Break and Exhibits

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.     Trauma Systems: The UK Experience   |   Karim Brohi, F.R.C.S., F.R.C.A.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.     Oregon Disaster Response System   |   Jon Jui, M.D.

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.     The Role of the Advanced Practice Provider on the Trauma Service   |   Mindy Hamilton, PA and Nicolas Hall, AGAC-NP, MSN

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.     Establishing a Hospital Violence Prevention Program   |   Roy Moore, Healing Hurt People

 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.       Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.          Active Shooter   |   Ofc. Leo Harris & Lt. Thomas Forsyth

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.         Stretch Break & Raffle

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.         Management of the Gun Shot Wound Patient

                                     Moderator - Martin Schreiber, M.D. 
                                     Portland Police Bureau – Ofc. Leo Harris & Lt. Thomas Forsyth
                                     Emergency Medicine – Jon Jui, M.D.
                                     Trauma Surgeon – Phil Van, M.D.
                                     Plastic Surgeon – Erik Wolfswinkel, M.D

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.         Evaluation / Adjourn                                                              

International and National Guest Speakers

Local Speakers


Hours TBD. Check back for updates!

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Lodging and Accommodations

The Lodge at Spirit Mountain Casino offers a luxurious resort experience like no other in the Pacific Northwest. Choose from a variety of accommodations ranging from their spacious premium suites to our standard rooms to fit any budget. Hospitality is our passion, and our amenities include 24-hour service staff ready to attend your every need from bellhops to fast wi-fi. Spacious living areas, plush beds, and courteous customer service are all waiting for you at The Northwest's Premier Entertainment Destination®.

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Where is Spirit Mountain Casino Located?

Spirit Mountain is located in Grand Ronde, Oregon right off of Hwy 18. Having trouble finding us? Click here for directions.

Spirit Mountain Casino was created to enhance economic self-sufficiency opportunities for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, its members, and surrounding communities. We strive to promote economic diversification by the Tribes and to support a variety of housing, educational, and cultural programs under the direction of the Tribal Council.

The Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors is responsible for protecting Spirit Mountain Casino and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde shareholder interests, establishing policies for management, supporting executives and their teams, maintaining company resources, setting general company goals, making sure that SMC is equipped with the tools it needs to be managed well, and general oversight of the corporation and making decisions about important issues that the company faces.

Tribal History

Native peoples inhabited Oregon’s inland valleys for thousands of years before white settlers arrived. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon are the proud peoples of the Umpqua, the Rogue River, the Molalla, the Kalapuya, the Chasta and many other tribes whose roots go back thousands of years and whose ancestors represent the blending of many different cultures.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde were formed when the government forced member tribes to cede their ancestral lands and created the 60,000-acre Grand Ronde Reservation in Oregon’s Coast Range. Beginning in February 1857, federal troops forced the native people to march from a temporary reservation at Table Rock in Southern Oregon 263 miles north across rough terrain to the newly created Grand Ronde Reservation.

Thus began Oregon’s “Trail of Tears.” The Rogue River and Chasta tribes were the first to be removed from their aboriginal lands. They were joined by members of other tribes and bands as they marched past other tribal homelands. The journey took 33 days, and many died along the way.

The original 60,000-acre reservation was reduced incrementally over the years until the government terminated the Tribe in 1954. All that was left was 7.5 acres of land — a cemetery and maintenance shed. Through the hard work and sacrifices of Tribal members, recognition was restored in 1983. In 1988, Congress re-established a 9,811-acre reservation in the mountains north of Grand Ronde.

At the time of Restoration, Tribal members faced severe social and economic needs resulting from generations of hardship, poverty and discrimination. Tribal leaders committed themselves to turning things around for Tribal members so they could become self-sufficient and no longer depend on government assistance. While managing reservation timberland on a sustained-yield basis, Tribal leaders were able to start using timber revenue to address the pressing needs of Tribal members. The Tribal Council also set aside a portion of timber revenues to create capital for future economic development.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have since acquired additional land and built a community center, a health center and a Tribal governance center and started education, health-care, housing and other programs for Tribal members. The Tribes also have embarked upon an ambitious economic development program, which includes Spirit Mountain Casino. Spirit Mountain is the Northwest’s most successful casino and Oregon’s top attraction, making it a vital part of the Tribes´ effort to achieve self-sufficiency.

For additional information on The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde please visit


Smoking is not allowed inside any Spirit Mountain facilities. 

Smoking is allowed in outside designated areas.

The casino has 90,000 square feet of gaming space full of blackjack tables, roulette, slot machines and more. Check out their website for a full list of gaming and entertainment options.

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Advanced Trauma Life Support Refresher Course


April 25, 2023 | $650

The ATLS® refresher course is a full-day class that gives providers the opportunity to maintain their current status. The course consists of content overviews, skill stations, and written and practical tests. This refresher course is for those with a current or recently expired ATLS status who are within their six-month grace period. The course will take place from 7:30 am to 4:30pm.

To learn more or register for this course, contact the Trauma Program office at 503-709-0134 or

Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness Course

Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness

April 26, 2023 | $175

The Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness® (DMEP) course teaches planning methods, preparedness and medical management of trauma patients in mass casualty disaster situations. Through lectures and interactive scenarios, health care providers learn incident command terminology, principles of disaster triage, injury patterns and support asset availability during the one-day program.

Registration is limited, to enroll in this course please contact the Trauma Program office at 503-709-0134 or