Boca Raton, Florida

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Commanding a prime location between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Boca Raton is on the sunny Atlantic coast of Florida and offers a fantastic year-round climate, golden sandy beaches, intracoastal waterways, and a downtown area with a vast array of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities.

Discover some of Boca Raton's finest attractions and explore a superb collection of luxury and exclusive shops at Sawgrass Mills outlet or visit the renowned Mizner Park and discover a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and a cinema. The Royal Palm Palace is the oldest shopping mall in Boca Raton, offering fantastic shopping opportunities built around scenic courtyards with sculpted fountains.  Enjoy live performances at the amphitheater, Center for the Arts, or regard works by internationally renowned artists at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  

Discover some of Boca Raton's colorful history at Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach. Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark which is open to the public as the Flagler Museum and offers guided tours and exhibits. Treat the family to a day at one of South Florida's most spectacular attractions, the Miami Seaquarium. Learn about magnificent marine mammals and embark on the "Dolphin Odyssey," where the entire family will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with these spectacular mammals. Discover the beautiful and subtropical landscape of The Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands, or enjoy an unforgettable day at Lion Country Safari, located in Loxahatchee, in Palm Beach County.

Enjoy endless opportunities for all at this enchanting, South Florida destination!

Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, redefines luxury and fun in south Florida. Nestled in a Mediterranean inspired historic village, and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline, Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is your luxurious home away from home.  As a guest of the resort, you also have access to the Boca Beach Club. This dual access to both properties provides an array of fun activities for guests of all ages such as golf, surfing, boating, private beach access, FlowRider Wave Simulator, tennis and the Quest Club, an educational and entertaining children's program.

Dine at one of 11 award-wining restaurants or unwind with the ultimate spa experience at the hotel's Waldorf Astoria Spa. Voted as the number one spa in the country by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, the resort offers a wide selection of services, including wraps, facials, and massages. The resort has also been accepted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, receiving outstanding traveler reviews and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row.

The Estate section of the Cloister Inn is a modern luxury retreat with bespoke furnishings inspired by the resort's heritage with views of the tropical courtyards and gardens. Cloister Estate Guest Rooms are approximately 380 sqft. and are fresh from a complete restoration.  Guest will enjoy amenities such as an expansive bathroom with rainfall shower, bath robes, iron/board, hair dryer, LCD flat panel TV, safe, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, and more.

Outside of the resort, head to Mizner Park, where a wealth of luxury shopping and entertainment is at your fingertips. The Boca Raton Resort and Club is located approximately 24 miles from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), 29 miles from the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), and 45 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA).

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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 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
Boca Raton, Florida
October 12-15, 2017

Thursday, October 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Hidden Killers: Plain Film Findings You Can't Afford to Miss S.Mehta  
  0830 Novel Use of Bedside Ultrasound S.Mehta  
  0930 Break
  0945 Managing Arrhythmias Without Skipping a Beat D.Hile  
  1045 Aortic Dissection: How Severe Is the Pain? S.Shroyer  
  1145 Back Pain: A Spine Infection Risk Stratification S.Shroyer  
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology

Friday, October 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Bites and Stings in the ED: Are There Any Good Antivenoms Anymore? D.Hile  
  0830 Marine Envenomations D.Hile  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pulmonary Embolus: An Evidence-Based Overview S.Shroyer  
  1045 Emergency Medicine at 29,035 ft: High Altitude Medicine S.Mehta  
  1145 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy S.Mehta  
  1245 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology

Saturday, October 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Preventing Death and Epistaxis: Confronting the Massive Nosebleed D.Hile  
  0830 All Bleeding Stops Sometimes: Hemorrhage Control in Trauma S.Mehta  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Zebras: Unique Presentations and Stranger Diagnoses S.Mehta  
  1045 The Immune Compromised Patient--Recognizing Serious Infections Early S.Shroyer  
  1145 To Scan or Not to Scan: Approach to Closed Head Injury S.Shroyer  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology

Sunday, October 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Reflections on a Combat Sabbatical: Lessons Learned in War S.Mehta  
  0830 STEMI/No STEMI: Resource Utilization and Cardiac Care S.Shroyer  
  0930 Break
  0945 MRSA: More Than Just an Abscess S.Shroyer  
  1045 Up in the Air: In-Flight Medical Emergencies D.Hile  
  1145 The Smoking Joint: Management of Joint Emergencies D.Hile  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

4.3 Pharmacology Hours†


David Christopher Hile, MD
David Christopher Hile, MD, FAWM
Associate Residency Director
Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD
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

Steven Shroyer, MD, FACEP
Private Practice in Clinical Emergency Medicine
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital System
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 a maximum of 20.00 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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1034076; Expiration Date 10/15/17.

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: 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, Austin, Texas 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 August 13, 2017 to September 12, 2017. No refund after September 12, 2017; 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! Click here for more information.

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.