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. Valet parking only at hotel, reduced to $20 plus tax per vehicle per night for those that book their room via NWS/NWWWT ONLY (otherwise, its approximately $35 plus tax, per vehicle, per night). Self parking is not available. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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, balcony, flat screen TV, coffee/tea maker, bathrobes, safe, alarm clock, iron/board, marble bathroom with dual vanities, exclusive bath amenities, makeup mirror, hair dryer, 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
August 29 - September 1, 2022

Monday August 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 World's Deadliest Creatures S.Bird  
  0830 State of the Art Testing for Pulmonary Embolism M.Courtney  
  0930 Break
  0945 Common Pediatric Ortho Emergencies: Diagnosis, Management, Disposition C.Courtney  
  1045 Aortic Dissection: Finding the Needle in the Haystack M.Courtney  
  1145 Handy Skills: Common Injuries of the Hand and Wrist From XR to Treatment C.Courtney  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, August 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Controversy or Cutting Edge: Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism Beyond Heparin M.Courtney  
  0830 Accepting Risk and the Myth of Zero: Rational Testing for Chest Pain S.Bird  
  0930 Break
  0945 First Take Care of Yourself: Clinician Wellness and Resiliency S.Bird  
  1045 Sepsis in 2022: What Do I Need to Know for Patients and Quality? M.Courtney  
  1145 Pattern Recognition and Visual Toxicology S.Bird  
  1245 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, August 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Adult Orthopedic Cases: How to Manage Like a Pro C.Courtney  
  0830 Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment of Pneumonia M.Courtney  
  0930 Break
  0945 Dangerous Drug-Drug Interactions S.Bird  
  1045 Are You Ready for a Mass Casualty Event? Preparing for an ED MCI C.Courtney  
  1145 Difficult Emergency Case Management Decisions With Q&A S.Bird / C.Courtney / M.Courtney  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, September 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Respiratory Disasters: A Case-Based Review C.Courtney  
  0830 Drugs of Abuse and Conundrums of Testing S.Bird  
  0930 Break
  0945 ED Sports Medicine: What You Need to Know and Why C.Courtney  
  1045 Future of Emergency Medicine: Care Beyond the ED, Value-Based Reimbursement, and Health System Integration S.Bird / C.Courtney / M.Courtney  
  1145 Treatment and Reversal of Anticoagulation-Related Bleeding: Who, When, and How M.Courtney  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

3.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/17/21


Steven B. Bird, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Program Director and Vice Chair of Education
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts

Chris Courtney, MD, FACEP
President Scottsdale Emergency Associates
Envision Regional Medical Director
Teaching Faculty, Honor Health Scottsdale, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Maricopa Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency
Co-Founder and President, Nothing to Lose Foundation
Scottsdale, Arizona

D. Mark Courtney, MD, MSc
Executive Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Program Coordinator


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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041325; Expiration Date 09/01/22.

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: NWAS/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/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 June 30, 2022 to July 30, 2022. No refund after July 30, 2022; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

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.

Travel at your own risk.


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.

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