Northwest States Trauma Conference

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OHSU presents the 30th 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 recovery 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 Dr. Kenji Inaba from the University of Southern California, Dr. Richard Sidwell from The Iowa Clinic and Dr. Tony Escobar from the University of Washington.

Specific agenda topics include:

  • Learn the latest in responding to trauma in rural areas
  • Identify the impact of mental health and substance abuse on trauma survivorship
  • Hear the latest on the treatment of gunshot wounds
  • Realize how the extended FAST is used in screening trauma patients
  • Understand the regional disparities of emergency general surgery care
  • Get the facts on regional disaster response
  • Explore the role of sonographic assessment in pericardial tamponade
  • Find out how to overcome the challenges of pediatric trauma
  • Discover methods of including palliative care in trauma
  • Recognize how to diagnose and initially manage pediatric abdominal trauma



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

7:30 –8:15 p.m.              Panel discussion: What rural trauma providers need from level 1 and level 2 centers

8:15 –9:00 p.m.              The role of the rural trauma center. Rick Sidwell, M.D.                                           

9:00 p.m.                            Adjourn 


Thursday, May 2, 2019

7:30 –8:00 a.m.               Breakfast / Registration

8:00 –8:45 a.m.               Lessons I've learned in trauma,Rick Sidwell, M.D           

8:45 –9:30 a.m.               Debate: Operative vs. non-operative treatment of gunshot wounds,Rick Sidwell, M.D. and Kenji Inaba, M.D.

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.             Break and Exhibits

10:00-10:30 a.m.             Pediatric trauma, Sanjay Krishnaswam, M.D.

10:30-11:00 a.m.             C-spine is normal: Now what?, Kenji Inaba, M.D.

11:00-11:30 a.m.             Disaster management, David Zonies, M.D, M.P.H.

11:30 –12:00 a.m.          Trauma survivorship: Recidivism, mental health and substance abuse, Mackenzie Cook, M.D.

12:00 –1:30 p.m.            Lunch

1:30 –2:15 p.m.              The little belly: Pediatric abdominal trauma, Tony Escobar, M.D.

2:15 –3:00 p.m.              Primary and secondary palliative care in trauma patients, David Zonies, M.D., M.P.H.

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

3:30 –4:00 p.m.               Pediatric trauma, Sanjay Krishnaswami, M.D.

4:00 –4:30 p.m.              Case presentation –Penetrating thoracic trauma, Ashok Venkataraman, M.D. 


Friday, May 3, 2019

7:30 –8:00 a.m.               Breakfast

8:00 –8:45 a.m.          Pediatric non-accidental trauma, Tony Escobar, M.D.

8:45 –9:15 a.m.               In your face –maxillofacial trauma, Shiliang Chang, MD

9:15 –9:45 a.m.               Managing minor gunshot wounds and retained bullets: What to do, Kenji Inaba, M.D.

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

10:15 –10:45 a.m.          Sonographic assessment of pericardial tamponade, Bryson Hicks, M.D.

10:45 –11:15 a.m.          Regional disparities in emergency general surgery care, Mackenzie Cook, M.D.

11:15 –12:00 a.m.          Hand trauma, Shiliang Chang, MD

12:00 –1:15 p.m.            Lunch

1:15 –1:45 p.m.              Extended FAST for screening trauma patients, Bryson Hicks, M.D.

1:45 –2:15 p.m.              Top 10 most influential trauma papers of all time, Richard Mullins, M.D.

2:15 –3:15 p.m.              A patient's story

NWSTC CME statement 2017