Anaheim, California (Disneyland® Resort)

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In Walt Disney’s words, “To all who come to this happy place... Welcome.” In 1955 Walt Disney’s dream became a reality. Disneyland® Park, his vision of a magical destination where families could have fun together and create memories to last a lifetime, opened its doors to the world.

Whether young or young at heart, come discover a magical kingdom full of classic family-friendly attractions featuring globe-trotting adventures, visions of yesterday and tomorrow, storybook fantasies, and parades of all your favorite Disney characters. When the sun goes down, the fireworks begin, and so does Fantasmic!®, a journey through imagination. Disneyland® Park is “Where Dreams Come True,” but the fun continues next door at Disney’s California Adventure® Park.

Experience the treasures of the Golden State in the golden age of Hollywood as you stroll the shops of Buena Vista Street. From aspiring stars and bright lights to the classic seaside piers that dot the Californian coast, entertainment and unique experiences await you. Catch the nighttime spectacular, World of Color® for a brilliant display of dazzling lights and effects.

Even after the parks close, the action continues at Downtown Disney® District, where you can find souvenirs of every kind, live music, and a wide selection of great food including Cajun, Mexican, or Italian favorites. Grab ice cream or a churro for the road home. If you’re craving more, the Anaheim Garden Walk is one block away for all your eating and shopping needs.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa®

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This stunning hotel offers premium accommodations and rich dining experiences in American Craftsman style and elegance. Choose from a variety of different relaxing pools, including the peaceful oasis of the Fountain Pool and outdoor hot tub, the Redwood Pool with waterslide, and the refreshing Mariposa pool and outdoor hot tub. Indulge your senses with exotic treatments, specialty massages and rejuvenating facials that purify and cleanse your mind, body and spirit at the Mandara Spa. Disover award-winning food and wine, cozy lounges, Character Dining and much more.

It’s a breeze to access Disney California Adventure® Park from the hotel using a convenient entrance and exit (with valid theme park admission). Retire to your room whenever you wish, then return to the fun! Disneyland® Resort Hotel Guests can also enjoy early admission, during every day of their hotel stay, to select attractions in either Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure® Park one hour before the park opens to the public.

Standard guestrooms feature either one king-size bed, or one queen-size bed plus a bunk bed, or 2 queen-size beds (bedding based on availability at time of check-in), complimentary wireless and wired Internet access, robes, DVD player, iron/board, hairdryer, make-up mirror, safe and more. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located approximately 14.2 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA),14.3 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB), and 34 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets:

Specially priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets are available to Northwest Seminars attendees and their travel companions. Tickets are valid from Thursday, June 14, 2018 through Monday, June 25, 2018.

To purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets, visit:

Store will open Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 4 months prior to the meeting. These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Don't delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and they can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum. These tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold. If one person/credit card will be used to purchase tickets for several attendees, please combine orders. There is a limit of 6 tickets per order with a maximum of 2 orders. If you need to place more than 2 orders, please contact the Disney Meeting Ticket Store at (714) 520-7053, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm, PST. They are closed on major holidays.

Disneyland Resort reserves the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.

Email us at or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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.


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. 


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
Anaheim (Disneyland), California
June 18-21, 2018

Monday, June 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Update on Drugs of Abuse F.LoVecchio  
  0830 Controversies Related to Emergency Medicine K.Geren  
  0930 Break
  0945 Deadly Pediatric Poisonings F.LoVecchio  
  1045 Lung Ultrasound: A Quick Tour C.Mitchell  
  1145 Dizziness K.Geren  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, June 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Addiction for Primary Care and EM F.LoVecchio  
  0830 Sexually Transmitted Infections: Beyond Gonorrhea and Chlamydia K.Geren  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ocular Ultrasound: a Quick Reference Guide Advanced C.Mitchell  
  1045 Regional Anesthesia for EP C.Mitchell  
  1145 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections F.LoVecchio  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, June 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Penetrating and Blunt Neck Trauma C.Mitchell  
  0830 SRC? cAPS? Emergencies in Rheumatology K.Geren  
  0930 Break
  0945 Bones and Joints: No Fracture Included C.Mitchell  
  1045 Cardiac Ultrasound C.Mitchell  
  1145 Infectious Problems at the End of the Digestive Tract K.Geren  
  1245 Adjourn
0.2 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, June 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Envenomations F.LoVecchio  
  0830 Harm Reduction for Opioid-Related Disorders K.Geren  
  0930 Break
  0945 HIV: New Frontiers and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis K.Geren  
  1045 Empiric Sepsis Treatment F.LoVecchio  
  1145 Drug Interactions F.LoVecchio  
  1245 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.2 Pharmacology Hours†



Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP, ABMT
Vice Chairman and Research Director
Maricopa Medical Center
Professor, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology and Medicine
University of Arizona COM
Co-Medical Director Banner Poison and Drug Information Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Program Coordinator

Kara Geren, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Carl Mitchell, MD
Associate Director, EM Ultrasound Fellowship
Maricopa Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona


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.

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 #1036185; Expiration Date 6/21/2018.

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 19, 2018 to May 19, 2018. No refund after May 19, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS 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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - 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.