Advanced Airway Course Yellowstone/Tetons - 2020

Moran, WY US
June 8, 2020 to June 10, 2020

Course Cancelled

We have been monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the country.  As hospital leaders, clinicians, and staff, we understand the importance of your health and safety in your obligation to care for your patients and communities.  With this in mind, we have decided to cancel the Advanced Airway Course Yellowstone/Tetons - 2020 on June 8-10, 2020.


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 8 
7:00am - 10:30am  Breakfast Lake Cruise 
(sign up through Jackson Lodge activities desk, $45/person) 

2:00pm - 6:00pm  Course 

6:30pm – 9:00pm   Group Buffet Dinner
June 9 
7:00am - 11:00am  Course
11:00am - 2:00pm   Scenic Drive and Group Lunch (Cost $20/person)
2:00pm - 6:00pm   Course

June 10
7:00am – 11:00am  Course

1:00pm - 4:00pm  River rafting trip (age 6 and up)


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: 
06/08/2020 - 2:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/10/2020 - 2:00pm EDT
Jackson Lake Lodge
Us Highway 89 N
Moran, WY 83013
United States
+1 (307) 543-3100
Hotel Reservations

Non-view Cottage room $267 per night, Mountain View Cottage Room $363

Booking ID#7527

The above rates are based on standard occupancy per bedroom.  For each additional person over standard occupancy per bedroom, a charge of $12 per adult (12 yrs and older) per night: plus tax, will be added to the room rate. 

Room rates quoted above are non-commissionable, net rates, subject to tax, currently *%

Group rates will be honored for Group attendees 3 days before Group arrival and 3 days after Group departure, based on availability.  

*Please note that the link above will only work to book the room types and dates in the contracted block. If you want to check availability for a different room type or extend your dates, please call the reservations number at 307-543-3100.

Course Director
Richard M. Levitan, MD

Adjunct Professor of Medicine Dartmouth (EM)
Visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine University of Maryland Medical Center


Course Faculty

Brian Driver, MD

Director of Clinical Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Rob Reardon 

Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Assistant Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bob Barrix


Paramedic, RSA Program Coordinator
City of Sun Prairie, WI 
Instructor, Wisconsin S.A.L.A.D. Consortium

Jarrod Mosier 

Shannon Lockhart 
Sara Goldhaber
Mike Stuerewald


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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