Advanced Airway Course Yellowstone/Tetons - 2019

Moran, WY US
June 10, 2019 to June 12, 2019

World's Most Beautiful Airway Course

Come to one of the most extraordinary places of natural beauty in North America. Jackson Lake Lodge is an incredible venue at the north end of the Tetons and the southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It offers amazing views of the Tetons and abundant wildlife including moose, bison and elk. Recharge your soul while gaining procedural confidence and skills. The schedule is designed to facilitate vacation time. The hotel is only 27 miles from Jackson airport (with direct flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Minneapolis, Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, and Los Angeles).

The Advanced Airway Course focuses on advanced airway management techniques using mannequins to practice surgical airways including flexible fiberoptics, video laryngoscopes, and surgical airways. We review airway anatomy using a variety of imaging modalities and discuss critical care cases involving difficult airway management. In addition we review rescue ventilation devices, strategies to prevent desaturation, and the use of non-invasive ventilation and oxygenation devices.

Specialized and custom designed airway manikins provide anatomic variation for hands-on practice with various laryngoscopes, fiberscopes, and surgical devices. Attendees practice nasoendoscopy using sterile sheaths on themselves and each other. (Participants on anticoagulants should not undergo nasoendoscopy.)

What makes this Advanced Airway Course different from other airway courses?

There is extensive hands-on practice with a wide variety of devices. In addition to the nasoendoscopy experience, unique intubation mannequins and surgical airway models offer anatomic variation and different intubation challenges. The nasoendoscopy experience provides an opportunity to see a wide variety of live-tissue airway anatomy.


Target Audience

The Advanced Airway Course is tailored to emergency physicians, but critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, and other clinicians responsible for emergency and difficult airway management are encouraged to attend.


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June 10 
7am - 10:15am  Breakfast Lake Cruise 
(sign up through Jackson Lodge activities desk, $45/person)

June 10  
2pm - 6pm  Course 

June 10th 
6:30pm – 9:00pm   Group Buffet Dinner
short presentation by National Park EMS/Medical Director

June 11  
7am - 11am  Course

11am - 2pm   Scenic Drive and Lunch Signal Mountain Lodge (Cost $20/person)

2pm - 6pm   Course

June 12 
8am – 12pm  Course

June 12 
River trip - afternoon (exact time TBD)


Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at Refunds, less a $100 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs more than 30 days in advance of the course. Substitutions/transfers may be made up to 21 calendar days before the course. No refunds available for cancellation within 10 days of the course date.

Learning Objectives

Incorporate use of flexible nasoendoscopy with epiglottoscopy into practical airway management

Explain the risks and benefits of RSI vs. awake (non-muscle relaxant use) intubation in emergency airway situations.

Demonstrate optimal methods for nasoendoscopy using flexible scopes.

Execute the skills to perform nasoendoscopy to view upper airway anatomy and abnormalities.




Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 16.00 Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/10/2019 - 2:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/12/2019 - 12:00pm EDT
Jackson Lake Lodge
Us Highway 89 N
Moran, WY 83013
United States
+1 (307) 543-3100
Hotel Reservations
Jackson Lake Lodge
*Please note that this link will only work to book the room types and dates in the contracted block. Ifyou want to check availability for a different room type or extend their dates, please call the toll free reservations number at 307-543-3100

Course Director
Richard M. Levitan, MD - Adjunct Professor of Medicine Dartmouth (EM), and Visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine University of Maryland Medical Center.


Course Faculty
Bob Barrix, NRP - Paramedic / RSI Coordinator with the City of Sun Prairie, WI, Airway Management Educator with the Wisconsin S.A.L.A.D. Consortium

Darren Braude, MD -  ParamedicFlight Physician, Lifeguard Air Emergency Services Chief, Division of Prehospital, Austere and Disaster Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine, EMS and Anesthesiology The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Medical Director, The Difficult Airway Course:EMS

Nicholas D. Caputo, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., MAJ (MC, USAR) - Associate Chief, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Bronx, NY, Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian , New York, NY
Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton M.D. FACEP - CORD Application Process Improvement Committee Chair, Associate Program Director Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship co-Director , Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School -Baystate Health

Jessica L. Nelson, MD - Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine , St. Louis, MO

Verena Schandera


Disclosure of Faculty Financial Interests or Relationships:

It is the policy of the Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities, and that all contributors present information in an objective, unbiased manner without endorsement or criticism of specific products or services and that the relationships that contributors disclose will not influence their contributions. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias. All individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity have indicated that he/she has no relevant financial relationships, which, in the context of this CME activity, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest. Complete disclosure of relevant (or no) financial relationships will be made to learners prior to the beginning of the CME activity. All faculty pictured may not be at all scheduled course dates. 

Available Credit

  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 16.00 Certificate of Participation


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