Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau is perfect for sun, sand, and surf. Experience the wonder of a thriving coral reef or the intrigue of a sunken wreck on a dive excursion or tour via glass-bottomed boat. Soft white sands and clear waters perfect for snorkeling can be found in many places across the island, but Cable Beach is a hidden gem open to the public. Alternatively, swim with dolphins, meet stingrays and sea lions, or take a Segway tour around Blue Lagoon Island, just a short ferry ride away.

Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Center. Here visitors will enjoy a variety of native vegetation and the unique opportunity to get up close with flamingos, parrots, and colorful rainbow lorikeets. Discover Nassau’s storied history as a safe haven for pirates and a hotly contested territory between the British, French, and Spanish until the late 18th century. Walk the Queen’s Staircase, commonly referred to as the 66 steps, a major landmark that was hewn out of solid limestone rock and provided a direct route from Fort Fincastle. These steps were later named in honor of Queen Victoria.

Seeking a little native Bahamian culture? Visit The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, an exhibit of paintings, crafts, and more by local artists, all housed in a restored building.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Located on Cable Beach, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers you a piece of paradise in The Bahamas. Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers a luxury stay during your island getaway. Unwind in one of six awe-inspiring pools, exclusive to resort guests, or lounge on 3,000 feet of sugary white sand. Discover a delicious array of more than 45 dining options in or near the resort, including international cuisine, family-friendly eateries, and indulgent sweets shops. When hunger strikes at the pool or beach find a nearby food truck to satisfy your appetite and quench your thirst. After a day of resort activities, unwind and indulge at one of the resort's fine dining restaurants with menus infused with Bahamian ingredients and sustainable seafood, reflecting flavors of cultures from around the world. Play the night away at the Baha Mar Casino, featuring 100,000 sq ft of gaming excitement. Hit the links at the Resort's dynamic 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course or at Royal Blue Miniature Golf Course. Enjoy a tennis match on one of the following surfaces: clay, hard tru, or grass, or play a game of pickleball at The Racquet Club at Baha Mar. Indulge and stay fit at the 30,000 sq ft ESPA at Baha Mar with state of the art fitness facility or have fun in the Game Zone, Baha Mar’s high-tech arcade and game room filled with over 50 of the most innovative games available, as well as lots of old favorites the entire family will enjoy. Stop by The Current: Baha Mar Gallery and Art Center which is home to the ECCHO museum, the highly acclaimed Fairwind Exhibition, and one of the largest collections of Bahamian Art located in Nassau, The Bahamas.

Baha Mar resort guests also enjoy exclusive and unlimited access to Baha Bay Luxury Beachfront Waterpark, designed to perfectly fuse relaxing island chill with exhilarating fun for the entire family. This luxurious water park is directly adjacent to Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and set on 15 lush beachfront acres. With an array of spectacular experiences and tantalizing cuisine, however you like to play in the sun, it awaits you at Baha Bay.

Grand guest rooms offer one king or two queen Hyatt Grand Beds™, Juliet balcony, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee/tea maker, minibar, safe, hair dryer, push bathrobe, slippers, iron/board, and more. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is located 10 minutes from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). Valet Parking is $25.00 per day with in and out privileges and may be paid by debit or credit card. Guests are able to charge parking to the guest room folio. Self-parking is complimentary.

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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.


A continuing education program for emergency medicine healthcare professionals, focused on the latest updates and advancements in emergency medicine. This program includes lectures and discussion with faculty/peers to enhance your clinical skills and knowledge. Learn from expert faculty and real-world cases, gaining valuable insights to provide improved patient care in emergency settings.


Improve knowledge, competence, and utilization of the most recent evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Improve knowledge, skills, and strategies in the timely diagnosis and management of patients with complex comorbidities, emergency medical conditions, and less common conditions.

Increase knowledge of newer pharmacologic agents, thereby improving competence in medication management via anticipation of potential polypharmacy interactions and improved ability to provide sedation in the emergency department.

Increased ability to anticipate, prevent, and manage complications and emergency medical conditions, leading to improved patient outcomes and reduced morbidity and mortality rates.

Strengthen and augment ability to apply and interpret diagnostic testing/imaging used in the emergency department.

Enhance ability to analyze complex situations from an ethical and legal perspective, protecting both patients and healthcare providers.

Refine and strengthen competence in assessing and managing trauma patients, including timely assessment, prioritization of interventions, and coordination of multidisciplinary care.

Improve confidence in ability to perform procedural skills, enhancing patient comfort and providing optimal quality of care.

Note: Not all objectives apply to every program.


Topics in Emergency Medicine
Nassau, The Bahamas
January 7-10, 2025

Tuesday, January 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Management of Trauma in the Pregnant Patient R.Bavolek
  0830 Emergency Deliveries R.Bavolek
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Trauma M.Moreira
  1045 Geriatric Trauma M.Moreira
  1145 Approach to the Poisoned Patient C.Hoyte
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, January 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Local Anesthetic Poisoning C.Hoyte
  0830 There Is No Such Thing as Lactic Acidosis C.Hoyte
  0930 Break
  0945 Should I Use Steroids for That? R.Bavolek
  1045 Tips for Common ED Procedures M.Moreira
  1145 Foreign Bodies: Have a Strategy M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, January 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Too Hot or Too Cold: Temperature-Related Presentations M.Moreira
  0830 Optimizing Burn Management in the ED M.Moreira
  0930 Break
  0945 Organophosphate Poisoning C.Hoyte
  1045 Sympathomimetic Poisoning C.Hoyte
  1145 High-Risk Abdominal Pain R.Bavolek
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, January 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Beta Blocker and Calcium Channel Blocker Poisoning C.Hoyte
  0830 Cardiac Glycoside Poisoning C.Hoyte
  0930 Break
  0945 High-Risk Sedation R.Bavolek
  1045 Management of Chest Trauma R.Bavolek
  1145 Airway Nightmares M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
  Rev. 5/31/24  


Rebecca A. Bavolek, MD, FACEP
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Education Fellowship Director
Vice Chair of Education UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Christopher Hoyte, MD, MBA, FAACT, FACMT
Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Poison Center
Fellowship Director, Rocky Mountain Poison Center
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado

Maria E. Moreira, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Continuing Education and Simulation
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Office of Education
Director of Professional Development and Wellbeing
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
Program Coordinator 


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.

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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.


No penalty if canceled by November 7, 2024. Cancellations between November 8, 2024, and December 8, 2024, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after December 8, 2024, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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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