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. Karim 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 Clinical Nurse Specialist Nicole Cook from WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Registration now open!

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;

Be sure to join us Wednesday April 26th at 6:30pm We're starting this year's conference off with a bang!

Swing by the registration table just outside the Event Center to sign in. Meet our exhibitors as you make your way into the event center for appetizers and beverages. At 6:45pm the Spirit Mountain Casino will demonstrate how to play some of their most popular games.

Pre-hospital debate between Drs. Karim Brohi and Jon Jui: Load and Go vs. Stay and Play

At 8:00pm, the conference will officially start with a lively debate you won't want to miss!

Watch as Dr. Karim Brohi a Vascular and Trauma Surgeon from the Centre for Trauma Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry goes toe-to-toe with Dr. Jon Jui Emergency Medicine Physician at OHSU and EMS Medical Director for Multnomah County.

Who handles pre-hospital patient management better - the United Kingdom or the United States. 

Did you know, in the UK, it's common practice for physicians to ride along in EMS vehicles and helicopters? They practice life-saving procedures in the streets, including thoracotomies and REBOA, in many ways, they bring the hospital to the scene of the trauma! In the US, it's our practice to get the patient to the hospital ASAP. 

Does the UK know something we don't? Join us as we debate both practices in pre-hospital care!!

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.         Building a System-Wide Whole Blood Program   |   Martin Schreiber, M.D.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.       After the Bay: The Trauma Resuscitation Continuum   |   Nicole Cook, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, CCRN, TCRN

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

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.     Best Practices for Imaging in Pediatric Trauma   |   Lucas McDuffie, M.D.

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: Plugging the Holes in the Swiss Cheese   |   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 Burns   |   Lucas McDuffie, M.D.

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 28th

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.         General Management of 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   |   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. 
                                     OHSU Public Safety – 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

Karim Brohi

Karim Brohi, F.R.C.S., F.R.C.A.
Professor of Trauma Sciences   |   Centre for Trauma Sciences, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry 

As a surgeon, Karim provides care for patients with vascular diseases and traumatic injury. As a scientist, Karim conducts research in the field of Trauma while supervising a range of researchers who are investigating different aspects of traumatic disease. 

In medical practice, trauma specialists use the available evidence to determine and deliver the best patient care. There are many instances where best practice has not been established because medical professionals currently don't fully understand the disease. Karim's aim is to improve the care of trauma patients by increasing our understanding of the disease processes.

Karim studied Medicine at University College Hospital London. At university, Karim also obtained an intercalated BSc in Computer Science and spent a 12-week elective in Trinidad and Tobago. Soon Karim realised that the management of trauma patients in the UK was extremely poor, which fuelled an ambition to improve the standards. Following this, Karim set up the trauma. org resources, which provides education, expert discussion and online support for trauma surgeons worldwide. Having been developed further, has been developed to provide resources and support to patients and their families following a traumatic injury. 

Karim completed several years of training and became qualified in both Anaesthetics and Surgery. Viewed as unusual in many cases, Karim has an extremely useful set of skills for trauma patient management. Karim has worked for the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in London and spent two years working at a Trauma Hospital in San Francisco. Following this, Karim obtained a Consultant post at The Royal London Hospital and returned to the UK to set up a trauma research department.

Trauma Sciences joined the Centre for Neuroscience in 2008. The centre is housed within the Blizard Institute at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The aim is to improve our understanding of trauma through laboratory experiments and then use those findings to improve patient outcomes by developing new treatment strategies. There collaborations with trauma units within Europe and the USA have been established, along with clinical trials for products designed for use in trauma. Conducting research in emergency surgical conditions is challenging but is essential if we are to make improvements for patients. In the UK, lack of trauma experience and poor organisation of trauma services means that patients are still dying from treatable injuries.

Karim's hope is the future includes specialist trauma centres which provide specialised trauma care from the moment of injury to the end of rehabilitation. Trauma research is an essential component of this process. Karim travels frequently to deliver lectures and teaching. In 2011, he set up an MSc in Trauma Science.

When he is not at work, he enjoys watching movies and enjoying good restaurants. Surgery is a very challenging career but it can also be very rewarding and Karim would encourage anyone who wants to pursue a career in surgery to do so. Trauma has finally been recognised as an important component of surgery in the UK so the future for this specialty is very exciting.

Rochelle Dicker

Rochelle Dicker, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Anesthesia in Residence, Division of General Surgery   |   University of California, San Francisco

Dr Dicker's responsibilities also include: Director, San Francisco Wraparound Project; Co-Director, San Francisco Injury Center; and Co-Director, Center for Global Surgical Studies, Global Health Sciences Affiliate Faculty, UCSF Global Health Sciences.

Rochelle obtained a Bachelor of Arts from UC San Diego and subsequently obtained her MD degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, graduating with honors.  She then completed a General Surgery residency and finally a Fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care at the University of California, San Francisco.  She is double-Boarded in General Surgery and Critical Care.

During her Fellowship training, she was educated in the public health model of injury prevention and is now actively involved as the Director of the San Francisco Injury Center.  Her special interests within the field of trauma include Violence Prevention for which she has been granted money from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the City of San Francisco.  In addition, she is interested in development of systems for mass casualty and trauma in the developing world.


Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist   |   WakeMed Health Raleigh, North Carolina 

Nicole Cook is a Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist with nearly 19 years of nursing experience, including Med-Surg, Stepdown, Neuro and Surgical Trauma ICU, and Emergency Department. She is currently employed at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina where she oversees the clinical activities, outcomes and performance improvement for the organization's Level 1 trauma program. She is actively engaged at the bedside throughout the trajectory of care, and is consulted on specialty populations to include spinal cord injury and geriatrics. Nicole is a published author, and has presented at the state, national, and international level on a variety of emergency and critical care topics. She is passionate about the creation of best practices surrounding trauma resuscitation, and ensuring those she teaches are able to translate her lessons into everyday practice. She is a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) director and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) faculty, and has her CEN, CCRN, and TCRN

Local Speakers

Jeff Disney

Jeff Disney, M.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Emergency Medicine   |   OHSU & Portland VA Medical Center

Dr. Disney is a graduate of the military medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.  His residency in Emergency Medicine was completed at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego.  Dr. Disney’s military career took him to over 15 countries, often practicing in small facilities as the only EM provider; department chairman at the US Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan.  Attached to the US Marines, he was deployed as front line support serving as a member of the Shock Trauma Platoon.  After leaving the military, Dr. Disney began his academic career in the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU.  He was recognized as “Teacher of the Year,” and “Academic Clinician of the Year.”  He then joined other colleagues, establishing the first all board certified EM Group at Providence Newberg Medical Center.  He has also worked at numerous other rural and semi-rural facilities across Oregon.  Dr. Disney has traveled internationally as visiting faculty in the ED at Tauranga Medical Center, Tauranga, New Zealand, as well as several facilities in Spain.  In 2016, he returned to his role as adjunct faculty, joining the team at the Portland VA Medical Center, where he now works as a Staff Attending in the Emergency Department.  In his spare time, Dr. Disney enjoys lifting weights, fly fishing and international travel.  

Lt. Thomas Forsyth
Public Safety Administration   |   OHSU


Nicolas Hall, AGAC-NP C, MSN
Instructor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery   |   OHSU

Nic is a PNW native growing up outside Portland. He started his career in EMS in 2004 working with FEMA, ground EMS, and in technical wilderness rescue. In 2009 Nic graduated from Portland State University and transition into flight nursing. Throughout the next 10 years, he worked throughout the US but mainly in Bend, Oregon serving the surrounding communities. In 2020 I graduated from Maryville University as an acute care nurse practitioner, he joined the OHSU Trauma and Surgical Critical care team that year and have been practicing as an APP intensivist since. He still lives in Bend with my wife who is also a nurse and two girls. Nic and his family take advantage of the skiing, mountain biking, rafting, and climbing in Central Oregon at every opportunity.

Mindy Hamilton

Mindy Hamilton, PA-C
Instructor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery   |   OHSU

An Oregon native from a rural town outside of Portland. In 2002 she completed by Bachelors’ of Science from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon then went to George Washington University for a Masters’ of Science in Physician Assistant Studies graduating in 2004.  After spending 2 years with a Pulmonary and Critical Care group in Maryland and Washington DC, Mindy returned to Oregon for a Physician Assistant Critical Care Fellowship.  She joined the OHSU Trauma and Surgical Critical Care team in 2008.  Mindy is a mother of 5 who enjoys home teaching and outdoor activities.

 Heather Hoops

Heather Hoops, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery   |   OHSU

Jonathan Jui, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P.

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

Dr. Jui joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1981. His professional interests include sudden cardiac death, emerging infections, safety in Emergency Medical Services, resuscitation, wilderness medicine, infectious disease, hypothermia. In his free time, he enjoys running, skiing, backpacking, hiking, and traveling.

Lucas McDuffie

Lucas McDuffie, M.D.
Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon   |   MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, South Carolina
*Pediatric Trauma Medical Director   |   Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, OHSU *starting in September, 2023

Lucas McDuffie is a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. McDuffie cares for children with a wide range of surgical problems, ranging in severity from appendicitis and hernias, to patients with complex congenital anomalies and childhood cancer. He has a special interest in pediatric trauma and pediatric surgical oncology. He is Associate Medical Director of the Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and the Associate Director of the Pediatric Burn Center.

Dr. McDuffie completed his internship and residency training in General Surgery at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He spent an additional two years training in oncologic surgery and research at the National Cancer Institute at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. McDuffie completed his fellowship in Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University in Indianapolis, where he trained to perform both minimally invasive and open operations for all pediatric general and thoracic surgical conditions.  During this time, he won numerous research and teaching awards, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has presented his research at national surgical conferences, and published numerous scientific and clinic journal articles related to surgical oncology, trauma, and pediatric surgery more broadly. He serves as a reviewer for surgical journals, sits on the editorial board for a surgical journal, and has written medical textbook book chapters on various subjects in surgery. Dr. McDuffie sits on the American Pediatric Surgery Associated National Committees on Pediatric Trauma and Pediatric Oncology.

Dr. McDuffie enjoys reading, all kinds of outdoor activities—especially biking, taking pictures with the therapy dogs in clinic, and hanging out with his family as much as possible.  

R. Moore

Roy Moore
Co-Director of Community Care Team, Healing Hurt People   |   OHSU

Roy Alexander Moore III has built a solid following in his community as a mentor and youth activity counselor focusing on at-risk youth who have struggled with drugs and gangs. Roy also works with I Am Academy where he goes into the youth juvenile system and speaks with kids about recidivism and the transition process in returning back to society. Roy was a gang member in his youth and later struggled with opioid addiction. Through his recovery, Roy has discovered that community outreach is a way to give back; “I find it so rewarding because I can try to prevent them from going down the same path that I went down. I’m giving back to the community that me and my generation took so much from.”

Through Healing Hurt People, Roy responds to the hospital whenever a person of color comes in suffering from community violence. “I’m there to support victims and their families, advocate for patients and bridge the gap between them and hospital staff.”

Martin A. Schreiber, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.

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

Dr. Schreiber’s special areas of interest are trauma surgery and surgical critical care. He received his medical degree in 1988 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Schreiber completed his internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, WA., and his residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle. His trauma and critical care fellowship was completed at the University of Washington.

Peter Stenzel, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Stenzel, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine   |   OHSU

Dr. Stenzel currently serves as the medical director of OHSU's autopsy service. His clinical interests include pediatric pathology and cardiovascular pathology, with research interests in neuropeptides in stress. He received his medical degree in 1966 from Oregon Health & Sciences University, and eight years laterer received his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland. Dr. Stenzel received his board certification in anatomic pathology in 1980.

Phil Van

Phil Van, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Surgery   |   OHSU

Dr. Philbert Van is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Acute care Surgery at OHSU. He joined the faculty in 2013. He completed his undergraduate and medical education in Pennsylvania at Carnegie Mellon University and Drexel University College of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree in 2005, Dr. Van returned to the west coast for General Surgery residency training at OHSU.  During his residency, Dr. Van spent two years at the Trauma Research Institute of Oregon at OHSU focusing on deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis, fluid resuscitation, and coagulation research. After completing his general surgery training, Dr. Van chose to stay at OHSU for fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care in 2012.

Dr. Van is also a general surgeon in the United States Army Reserve, Medical Corps. He has deployed four times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom during the summer of 2014 and again in the winter of 2016, spring 2019, and summer of 2021 in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  He holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is assigned to a Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment based in Vancouver, Washington.

Erik Wolfswinkel

Erik Wolfswinkel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery   |   OHSU

Dr. Erik Wolfswinkel specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery and facial trauma. He is originally from New Mexico, attended UCLA graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. At Baylor College of Medicine he received his Doctorate in Medicine with a special emphasis on healthcare management and policy on the Medical Management Track. Dr. Wolfswinkel completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California where he was recruited to stay and perform his fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

In addition to his work on congenital pediatric plastic surgery, Dr. Wolfswinkel has published and presented papers extensively in multiple other areas of plastic surgery including gender affirming surgery, resident education, adult facial reconstruction, and microsurgery. He brings specialized pediatric surgical expertise to the division of plastic surgery as well as a commitment to education and research mentorship.

Gary Zeigler

Gary Zeigler, M.D., B.S.E.E., F.A.C.E.P.
EMS Medical Director, Wallowa County Medical Examiner, Emergency Medicine Medical Director   |   Wallow Memorial Hospital

CME - 13.0 hours

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

Credit: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NCPD - 14.0 hours

OHSU is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation#4003172.

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Lodging and Accommodations

The Lodge at Spirit Mountain Casino offers a non-smoking 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 their passion, and 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.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Trauma Program is thrilled to present the 34th Annual Northwest States Trauma Conference April 26-28that the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon.  We would like to invite you to display your product(s) at the conference. 

The conference is a CME accredited event with an attendance of over 250 trauma and general surgeons, emergency medical physicians, orthopedic physicians, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, paramedics and emergency medical technicians, and other allied health professionals from Oregon, Washington, Northern California, Idaho and Montana.

For the sixth year in a row, we are pleased to offer four (4) premium exhibit tables located in the Event Center where participants will gather for breakfast and lunch, offering the closest proximity to conference participants, and an acknowledgment on our websites (with large company logo), 6-foot table, 2 chairs, access to power and wireless internet connection at the price of $2,250.00. The standard exhibit tables are located just outside the Event Center, acknowledgment on our website (with medium sized company logo), 6-foot table, 2 chairs, access to power and wireless internet connection at the price of $1500. These prices include the breakfast and lunch buffet for two representatives. Conference goers are encouraged throughout the event to engage with exhibitors during the extended breaks. 

Payment for the table must be received by Friday April 7th, 2023

OHSU Foundation tax ID number: 23-7083114 

Register online here and pay by credit card or check.

Invoices are available upon request, email Elizabeth Herber

Please make check payable to: Oregon Health & Science University Foundation.               

Exhibitor areas will be available for set up Wednesday April 26th at 10 a.m. Set up should be complete no later than 5:30 p.m. Conference registration and reception with exhibitors will open to participants at 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. there will be a no-host bar and appetizers served in the Event Center. From 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Sprit Mountain Casino will offer an overview of how to play some of their most popular casino games and all are invited to attend. At 8:00 p.m. the conference will officially start with an EMS debate: “Stay and Pay vs. Load and Go” between Drs. Karim Brohi; Vascular and Trauma surgeon from the UK, and Jon Jui; Emergency Medicine physician and EMS Multnomah Medical Director.

Exhibit tables should be taken down no later than 3:30 p.m. Friday April 28th.

To ensure accurate representation of you and your company/product(s) on our website, please send me the following:

  • JPED, PNG or GIF image file under 24 mb that is sized to 100px by 100px of company logo
  • Documents and/or links to your website and social media accounts
  • Anything else you’d like to include or spotlight

Questions: Please contact Elizabeth Herber 503-709-0134

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Advanced Trauma Life Support Refresher Course


Tuesday 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday 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. DMEP flyer

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