Amelia Island, Florida

Situated along 13 miles of pristine, picturesque Atlantic coastline, Amelia Island is the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands along the eastern U.S. seaboard. Claimed by the French, fought over by Spain, and named for an English princess, this legendary island is a storied place sought after for hundreds of years. Today Amelia Island and its city, Fernandina Beach, remain an authentic Victorian seaport village, locked in the charm and enchantment of a bygone era.

On Amelia Island, the opportunity for adventure awaits around every corner. Whether you enjoy chasing adventure in the water, along the beach, or through a forest of massive live oaks, you will be tempted by your surroundings. Embark on a sunset cruise down the Amelia River, partake in a seaside game of golf, kayak through Amelia’s salt marshes, go for a bike ride through ancient maritime forests, or enjoy an evening carriage ride though Fernandina Beach’s historic district. With a warm, mild climate year-round and endless activities, Amelia Island is the ideal place for fun and rejuvenation.

Amelia Island’s wide range of retailers offer treasures you won’t find anywhere else. Local shops, antique stores, and galleries abound. You’ll find everything you’re looking for – from handmade items to the brands you covet and things you’ve never seen. The island is full of shopping destinations.

The variety of dining options will satisfy even the most selective taste. An eclectic mix of cuisine ranges from Japanese fusion and Provencal-inspired to Italian and Coastal Fusion. Diners can choose from over 40 restaurants ranging from waterfront seafood dives for an authentic shrimp Po’ Boy sandwich, culinary masterpieces presided over by world-renowned chefs, and the quiet intimacy of a romantic bistro.

Amelia Island is located at Florida’s northeastern shore, just 15 miles east of Interstate 95, and is a short, 30-minute drive from Jacksonville International Airport.

The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island

Southern hospitality at its finest is on display at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. This beach front resort features four restaurants and lounges, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools with whirlpool, 18 holes of PGA championship golf, and nearby tennis facilities. Families will appreciate the Ritz Kids program, children’s pool, playground, nanny service, and the Our Space teen lounge.

Relax in casual but elegant accommodations that offer private balconies and beautiful views of the Atlantic. Coastal-view guest rooms are 406 square feet and feature luxurious linens, marble baths, European bath essentials, makeup mirror, hair dryer, coffee/tea maker, bathrobes, safe, CD player alarm clock, honor bar, iron/board, twice-daily maid service, and 24-hour in-room dining options.

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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 emergency medicine specialty or are impacted by it.


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 evidence-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. 


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 Medicine
Amelia Island, Florida
June 10-13, 2021

Thursday, June 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome
NWS Staff
  0730 Hidden Killers: The Plain Film Findings You Can't Afford To Miss
  0830 Pandemics: Past, Present and Future
  0930 Break
  0945 Morbidity and Mortality: Life-Threatening Mimics of Mechanical Low Back Pain
  1045 Morbidity and Mortality: Central Nervous System Emergencies
  1145 Refractory Status Asthmaticus
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, June 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Physiologically Difficult Airway
  0830 Management of High Risk Pulmonary Embolism
  0930 Break
  0945 Morbidity and Mortality: Infectious Disease Emergencies
  1045 Emergency Medicine at 29,035 Ft.: High Altitude Medicine
  1145 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, June 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Morbidity and Mortality: The Calm, Confused Patient
  0830 Emergent Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Delirium
  0930 Break
  0945 All Bleeding Stops Sometimes: Hemorrhage Control in Trauma
  1045 Resilience in Emergency Medicine: Hard-Won Wisdom for Life and Becoming a Better Physician
  1145 Massive Transfusion Protocol
  1245 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, June 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Reflections on a Combat Sabbatical: Lessons Learned in War
  0830 E-CPR: Why?
  0930 Break
  0945 Post-Cardiac Arrest Management
  1045 Emergent Evaluation of the Patient With Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  1145 Morbidity and Mortality: Deadly Endocrinologic Disorders
  1245 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 CEC

5.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/15/21


Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Board of Directors, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas
Program Coordinator

Pavan Thangudu, MD
Pulmonary Response Team Director
Texas Intensivist, Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians
San Antonio, Texas

Justin Barrett Williams, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP)
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas


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 20 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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040637; Expiration Date 6/13/2021.

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: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


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.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 April 11, 2021 to May 11, 2021. No refund after May 11, 2021; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including 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!

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. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


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.