Boca Raton, Florida

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 for 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. Learn about magnificent marine mammals and embark on the “Dolphin Odyssey” at the Miami Seaquarium where the entire family will enjoy a rare encounter 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.

Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort redefines luxury and fun in south Florida. Savor the sun and sand at Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, luxury accommodations offer true relaxation and exclusivity. This beachfront property provides an unforgettable array of activities and amenities perfectly suited for any taste.

As a guest of the resort, you also have access to the Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. 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 education 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.

This resort also is in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, receiving outstanding traveler reviews and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row. Beach Club rooms are fresh and inviting rooms and featuring a glass wall with floor-to-ceiling sliding window. Contemporary water-inspired décor with hues of sand, pale green and aquamarine accented with bleached woods and grass cloth wall-coverings make these rooms unique. Discover bathrooms with double-sink illuminated vanity, deep soaking tub, separate rainfall shower, signature bath amenities, robes and hairdryers. This beachfront property provides an unforgettable array of activities and amenities perfectly suited for any taste. Outside of the resort, head to Mizner Park, where a wealth of luxury shopping and entertainment is at your fingertips.

The Boca Beach 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 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
Boca Raton, Florida
May 20-23, 2021

Thursday, May 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 The Eyes Have It L.Jagminas  
  0830 Rational Approach to Low-Risk Chest Pain P.Smulowitz  
  0930 Break
  0945 To Err Is Human, To Forgive, Expensive: An Overview of Medical Malpractice for the ED Practitioner B.Becker  
  1045 You've Been Served: Essential Steps To Survive And Win Your Malpractice Suit B.Becker  
  1145 Bariatric Emergencies L.Jagminas  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, May 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Home the Weary Traveler: Infectious Gifts From Abroad B.Becker  
  0830 Controversial Medications P.Smulowitz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Burns and Smoke L.Jagminas  
  1045 Skin Deep Death: Dermatologic Diseases That Kill B.Becker  
  1145 The Illusion of Perfection: Dealing With Error in Medicine P.Smulowitz  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, May 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Rocky Mountain High: Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating AMS, HAPE and HACE B.Becker  
  0830 Geriatric Trauma L.Jagminas  
  0930 Break
  0945 Rowers on the Styx: Caring for the Dying Patient and Their Families in the ED B.Becker  
  1045 Liver Emergencies P.Smulowitz  
  1145 Powder Day or Dust on Crust: Diagnosing and Treating Common Injuries of Skiers and Boarders B.Becker  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, May 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Airway Tips and Tricks L.Jagminas  
  0830 Top Articles to Keep in Your Back Pocket P.Smulowitz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Got ROSC? L.Jagminas  
  1045 Rethinking Our Approach to Managing PE P.Smulowitz  
  1145 Procedures and Interventions P.Smulowitz  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 CEC

4 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/12/21


Liudvikas Jagminas, MD, FACEP
Facility Medical Director
Chief of Emergency Medicine
South County Health
Attending Physician
Kent Hospital
Warwick, Rhode Island
Program Coordinator

Bruce Becker, MD, MPH
Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Science, School of Public Health, Brown University
Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
South County Hospital
Warwick, Rhode Island
Attending Physician
Vail Valley Emergency Physicians
Keystone Medical Clinic
Breckenridge Medical Clinic
Copper Medical Clinic
Vail Health Hospital
Vail, Colorado

Peter Smulowitz, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Chief Medical Officer
Milford Regional Medical Center
Milford, Massachusetts


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: 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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040597; Expiration Date 5/23/2021.

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 March 21, 2021 to April 20, 2021. No refund after April 20, 2021; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.