Austin, Texas

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World and is a city with a heart and a soul. Austin is just simply not like the rest of Texas. From the quirky cast of characters that populate Congress Avenue to burnt orange-clad University of Texas students, bats to Longhorns, four-star restaurants to down-home barbecue joints, corporate CEOs to struggling musicians, Texas’ capital city stands apart from the rest. If you’re into music, Austin can provide for your tastes. The city is a cradle of musical talent, nurturing everyone from the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janis Joplin, and bands just waiting to be discovered.

And the places to admire Austin art are just as varied: The nation’s largest university-owned collection is exhibited at the Blanton Museum or tour a number of intimate galleries. For the outdoor enthusiast, Austin has miles of scenic trails, crystal clear lakes, over 200 parks, and excellent golf courses (many of which are PGA-endorsed). Austin is made up of a diverse blend of cultures and lifestyles, and invites you to come as you are to explore this unique city.

Austin Marriott Downtown

Welcome to a chic urban retreat in the heart of Austin. The Austin Marriott Downtown features a rooftop pool with breathtaking views, state-of-the-art fitness center, two-level lobby bar, a signature restaurant, Corinne, and a rooftop tropical bar. The hotel is ideally located right across the street from the Austin Convention Center and steps away from Lady Bird Lake, popular shops, and restaurants. Indulge in shopping on South Congress Ave, with trendy local boutiques and galleries or take a stroll up to the Texas State Capitol to learn about the history of Austin. Sleek and spacious guest rooms feature abundant natural light, 1 King or 2 Queen beds, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, safe, iron/board, hairdryer, bathroom with walk-in shower and more to provide a refreshing stay.

Austin Marriott Downtown is located approximately 6.5 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).  Valet parking only at the hotel, approximately $54 per night. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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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
Austin, Texas
May 15-18, 2023

Monday, May 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 ECGs We Should Know A.Schneir
  0830 Science of CPR J.Rose
  0930 Break
  0945 Neonatal Resuscitation A.Schneir
  1045 Ethanol: From Intoxication to Withdrawal A.Schneir
  1145 In-Flight Medical Emergencies J.Rose
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, May 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Death in the Water: Why Divers Die P.Witucki
  0830 Optimal Approach to Atrial Fibrillation With Rapid Ventricular Rate A.Schneir
  0930 Break
  0945 Marine Envenomations P.Witucki
  1045 Medical Care at the South Pole J.Rose
  1145 Emergency Medicine and the Extreme Athlete P.Witucki
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, May 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 High Altitude Illness J.Rose
  0830 Optimal Approach to Vertigo A.Schneir
  0930 Break
  0945 Medicolegal Game J.Rose
  1045 Adventures in Hyperbaric Medicine Cases P.Witucki
  1145 Shoulder Injuries P.Witucki
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, May 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 When Patients Fake It A.Schneir
  0830 Neurobiology of Addiction J.Rose
  0930 Break
  0945 Genitourinary Trauma P.Witucki
  1045 Pediatric Rashes A.Schneir
  1145 Course Summary J.Rose, A.Schneir, P.Witucki
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CE

3.8 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
  Rev. 1/3/23  


John S. Rose, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Prehospital / EMS Medical Director
Program Director EMS Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California

Aaron Schneir, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAAEM
Clinical Professor
Division of Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California San Diego Health System
San Diego, California
Program Coordinator

Peter J. Witucki, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: 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 1042335; Expiration Date 05/18/2023.

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 March 16, 2023 to April 15, 2023. No refund after April 15, 2023; 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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