This cruise features Saturday departure round-trip from Seattle, Washington, giving you the opportunity to experience this amazing city in depth if you so choose. Enjoy ports of call in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan, Alaska as well as Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Look forward to scenic views of Glacier Bay all while cruising onboard Holland America’s beautiful ms Eurodam.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sat Jul 1 Seattle, Washington - Embark 4:00 PM
  Sun Jul 2 At Sea    
  Mon Jul 3 Juneau, Alaska 1:00 PM  
  Tue Jul 4 Juneau, Alaska   1:00 AM
  Tue Jul 4 Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Wed
Jul 5 Sitka, Alaska 7:00 AM 3:30 PM
  Thu
Jul 6 Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
  Fri
Jul 7 Victoria, British Columbia 6:00 PM 11:59 PM
  Sat Jul 8 Seattle, Washington - Disembark 7:00 AM  

Saturday, July 1 - Seattle, Washington - Embark

Harvester of trees. Provisioner to gold rushers. Gateway for sea commerce. Incubator of jazz and grunge, jets and literature, coffee and computer software. Seattle is as much about reinvention as it is a landscape. But what a landscape! There are lakes and mountains and forests everywhere you look. The rest is an archipelago of neighborhoods studded with boutiques and coffee shops. Catch a salmon at Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew in Fremont, or slurp a bowl of steaming pho down in the International District.

Sunday, July 2 - At Sea

Monday, July 3 - Juneau, Alaska

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Tuesday, July 4 - Glacier Bay, Alaska

This Y-shaped bay is 65 miles long. A journey up its arms is a profound regression through the life cycle of a new land - from maturing Sitka-spruce forests replete with grizzlies and wolves to thin-skinned tundra, lichens, and mosses that gain purchase on land exposed at a glacier’s maw, the first beginnings of organic soil. Glacier Bay stands at farthest possible remove from the tiresome clamor of the modern world. So, at least for a little while, trade in your cell phone’s jangle for the pop, crackle, and thunderous boom of a building-size iceberg calving into the sea from a vast river of ice. You’ll be adventuring far beyond the end of the road.

Wednesday, July 5 - Sitka, Alaska

The onion domes of St. Michael's Cathedral are your first clue that Sitka was once a key Russian settlement. Indeed, it was capital of Russian America, seat of the bishop of Kamchatka, and the most important port on the West Coast for the first half of the 19th century. Catch a performance by the New Archangel Dancers, be greeted by native Tlingit people, then stand on the spot where the United States took possession of Alaska in 1867. The dramatic setting in the shadow of Mt. Edgecumbe is one of the loveliest in the Great North.

Thursday, July 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska

As Alaska’s first city, Ketchikan claims to be the salmon capital of the world. Its harbor shelters a colorful fleet of fishing and pleasure boats. Watch for eagles swooping to snatch a fish for dinner. Ketchikan is also center of the ancient Tlingit culture and proudly displays its heritage. Tour to see Alaska’s largest collection of original totems. Walk through the forest to an authentic Indian community house, with awesome carvings. Go flight seeing to scenic Misty Fjords National Monument with its sheer granite walls, glacier-carved fjords and sky-blue alpine lakes. Go fishing. Shop for gold nugget jewelry or a soapstone carving.

Friday, July 7 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria is a city that started as Salish Village, spent a roustabout adolescence as a main port for gold prospectors and opium traders, and then transformed itself into an icon of British gentility after the completion of the trans-Canada railroad put neighboring Vancouver in the ascendant. Two events were seminal: the opening of Butchart Gardens in 1904 and the completion of the Empress Hotel in 1908. Butchart is a collection of gardens more than a single garden -- highlights for cruise visitors include the Sunken Garden (built from a former limestone quarry), the Italian Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the fragrant Rose Garden. The Empress Hotel is merely a national icon. Come in for high tea.

Saturday, July 8 - Disembark in Seattle, Washington

The Ship: ms Eurodam

The ms Eurodam further evolves Holland America Line’s line of sophisticated mid-sized ships. With 11 passenger decks, and new innovations including a topside 144-seat Pan-Asian restaurant and 50-seat lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer’s Lounge Bar, a specialty restaurant adjacent to the Lido offering the finest in Italian food, elegant luxury jewelry boutiques, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured show lounge with theater-style seating, and a new photographic and imaging center.

Signature features of the ms Eurodam include:

The Digital Workshop: Guests will be able to show and tell their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home.

The Culinary Arts Center: State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: Features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Vista Dining Room: Features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens.

Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.

Lido Restaurant: Offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.
Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: A comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet, and check email or simply read the morning paper.

Vista Show Lounge: Features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

Crow's Nest: Offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Club HAL®: A dedicated youth facility with activities for kids ages 3 through 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

The Loft: Designed exclusively for teens 13 to 17 to have fun, socialize, and hang out with people their own age.

Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

Verandah Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Signature Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Neptune Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate. Cruises sell out early.

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through us. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.

Reservations

Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit in the amount of $700 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete a cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise!! See reservation form for details. Various promotional fares may also be available. ALWAYS CALL BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927

FOR YOUR AIRFARE NEEDS PLEASE CALL:

Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking.

Contact: Kellee Kilmer, (858) 456-7887

Email:kellee@universaltravel1.com Booking fee applies

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise. Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidenced based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines vital to the practicing professional.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides

Incorporate the published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards

Topics in Emergency Medicine7-Night Alaska Explorer Cruise via Glacier Bay July 1-8, 2017

Saturday, July 1 - Seattle, Washington

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change) - Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
 

Sunday, July 2 - Scenic Cruising

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Low Back Pain Emergencies T.LeGros  
  0830 Breakfast Break
  0930 Approach to the Unknown Rash H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  1030 Updates in Procedural Sedation T.LeGros  
  1130 Beyond Necrotizing Fasciitis H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 Thermal Burns and Complications T.LeGros  
  1430 Marine Hazards H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  1530 Pulmonary Catastrophes T.LeGros  
  1630 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology
 
 

Monday, July 3 - Juneau, Alaska - Afternoon Open

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0715 Updates in GI Bleeds H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  0815 Breakfast Break
  0915 Orthopedic Fracture Jeopardy T.LeGros  
  1015 Shake It Up: New Onset Seizures H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  1115 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology
 

Tuesday, July 4 - Glacier Bay - Day Open

 

Wednesday, July 5 - Sitka, Alaska - Day Open

 

Thursday, July 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Morning Open

  1400 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1415 Visual Stimulus Pictoral Review T.LeGros  
  1515 Prevent Amputations in Diabetic Foot Infections H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  1615 Protect the Kidney: Contrast Induced Nephropathy T.LeGros  
  1715 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology
 
 

Friday, July 7 - Victoria, B.C. - Evening Open

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Dermatology Updates H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  0830 Breakfast Break
  0930 Emergent MRI Indications T.LeGros  
  1030 Pediatric Rashes You Can't Miss H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  1130 Temporal Arteritis: The Whole Picture T.LeGros  
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 Way Up Altitude Medicine H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  1430 Systematic Approach to Chest Radiographs T.LeGros  
  1530 Emergent Gas Embolism H.Murphy-Lavoie  
  1630 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology
 

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

3.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 

Saturday, July 8 - Seattle, Washington - Disembark

FACULTY

Tracy Leigh LeGros, MD, PhD, UHM, FACEP, FAAEM
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Program Director, Hyperbaric Medicine
University Medical Center
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Heather Murphy‑Lavoie, MD, UHM, FACEP, FAAEM
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Fellowship Director Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Program Coordinator

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 20.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033822; Expiration Date 7/7/2017.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas and Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT are not responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other expenses you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 between May 2, 2017 and June 1, 2017. No refund after June 1, 2017; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS program within 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net cruise, net hotel, and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition! Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures.

For your airfare needs please call: Universal Travel. Be sure to mention NWS when booking. Contact: Kellee Kilmer, Phone: (858) 456-7887, Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

REGISTER EARLY

We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.