Cannon Beach, Oregon

Nestled between the majestic Pacific Ocean and the Coast Range, Cannon Beach is an upscale yet relaxed community with a thriving arts and tourist culture. Its proximity to Portland makes Cannon Beach an easy getaway. Situated off the famed Highway 101, the best of the Oregon Coastline is within driving distance and is the best place on the West Coast to view Tufted Puffins.

Cannon Beach and the surrounding areas are rife with magnificent natural attractions, from the grandeur of Haystack Rock, to the waterfalls at Hug Point, to the quiet beauty of numerous State parks. Haystack Rock is a unique monolith towering 235 feet above the beach that attracts wildlife and tourists alike. As many as 200,000 people visit Haystack Rock every year, mostly during the summer months when the tidepools are teeming and the nesting seabirds, proudly showing off breeding plumage, are busy introducing little ones into the world. It is one of the largest “sea stacks” on America’s Pacific coast and is the third largest monolith in the world. Ecola State Park boasts some of the most breathtaking views on the Oregon Coast.

The town of Cannon Beach offers live theater, concerts, art shows, galleries, and quality shopping with dozens of small specialty stores and boutiques. Just north of Cannon Beach is Oregon’s oldest family resort town of Seaside with arcades, amusement rides, gift shops, and the Seaside Aquarium Discovery Center. Further North is Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies which offers more points of historical interest than any other city of the Oregon Coast. 

Surfsand Resort

The Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon, is the finest resort in the Pacific Northwest. With spectacular views of Haystack Rock and the Pacific Ocean from oceanfront and oceanview rooms, the Surfsand Resort is the perfect vacation spot.

Relax on the Beachfront Deck and enjoy oceanfront Cabana Service. Partake in bonfires, kid’s activities, ice cream socials, a complimentary DVD library, and more. Indulge yourself with a relaxing therapeutic massage or enjoy the heated indoor pool, fitness center, and saunas.

Surfsand rooms feature contemporary touches such as gas fireplaces, microwave, snack refrigerator, coffee maker, and luxurious beds.

Email us at info@northwestseminars.com 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 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
Cannon Beach, Oregon
June 15-19, 2020

Monday, June 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Optimal Approach to and Management of Atrial Fibrillation With RVR A.Schneir  
  0830 Difficult Airway Management E.Laurin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ethanol: From Intoxication to Optimal Management of Withdrawal A.Schneir  
  1045 Ultrasound Use in Unstable Patients E.Laurin  
  1145 Orthopedic M & Ms A.Schneir  
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, June 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pulmonary Embolus in the ED: Old Foe, New Concepts G.Wardi  
  0830 Pediatric Rashes We Should Know A.Schneir  
  0930 Break
  0945 Winning at Mechanical Ventilation in the ED G.Wardi  
  1045 Resuscitation Pearls E.Laurin  
  1145 When Patients Fake It A.Schneir  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, June 17 - Day Open

Thursday, June 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Airway Cases: What Would You Do? E.Laurin  
  0830 Accidental Hypothermia and Hyperthermia G.Wardi  
  0930 Break
  0945 Neonatal Resuscitation A.Schneir  
  1045 Attitude Adjustment of Agitated Patients E.Laurin  
  1145 Post-Cardiac Arrest Care: Making a Difference G.Wardi  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, June 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ECGs We Should Know A.Schneir  
  0830 Ultrasound-Guided Procedures E.Laurin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Top 10 Ways to Keep Your ICU Doctor Happy G.Wardi  
  1045 Procedures We Should Know How to Do A.Schneir  
  1145 Course Summary Highlights E.Laurin / A.Schneir / G.Wardi  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

2.8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/23/20


Erik Laurin, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair for Education
Director, Emergency Airway Management Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Davis, School of Medicine
Sacramento, California

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

Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Diego Health System
San Diego, California


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; Code Number 1037881; Expiration Date 6/19/2020.

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 16, 2020 to May 16, 2020. No refund after May 16, 2020; 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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


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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