Carlsbad, California

Step off the beaten path and live your own California Dream in sunny seaside Carlsbad, California. With seven miles of coastline stretching from Oceanside down to South Ponto Beach, Carlsbad is the perfect place for beach life enthusiasts of all ages.

Take the kids seashell scavenging, build a sandcastle, or dip your toes in the surf. Families will also love Carlsbad's close proximity to area attractions and theme parks including LEGOLAND® California Resort, Sea Life Aquarium, and the Museum of Making Music to name a few. Take an afternoon of rest and relaxation when you hit the links at one of several area golf courses. If you love shopping, everything from designer brands to local fashions and surf gear can be found during a visit to The Forum at Carlsbad, the Village Faire Shopping Center, or the Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

Wind down for the day with full-bodied craft beers from nine incredible local breweries. Whether you're looking for sushi, tacos, fresh seafood favorites, or American diner staples, you will find a variety of savory eats to satisfy any craving.

Park Hyatt Aviara

Escape to the San Diego coast of Carlsbad with Park Hyatt Aviara, a AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star luxury resort. Located within a short drive of many fun things to do like SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Balboa Park and Carlsbad beaches, this spa and golf resort offers recreation and relaxation amid 200 lush acres of natural beauty overlooking the Batiquitos Lagoon. The resort is wrapping up a $60 million dollar renovation and will envelop guests in a new era of luxury.

Guests can enjoy a newly designed family pool with water slides and a adult pool offering multiple seating options, cabanas and sweeping views of the lush rolling hills. Golfers will be satisfied as well. Home of the LPGA Kia Classic, the Arnold Palmer-designed course complemented by a practice range, putting and pitching greens, industry-leading GPS systems on all golf carts, and an upscale golf shop. There is also the Kip Puterbaugh’s Golf Academy and the Gears Performance Center.

When it's time to be pampered the Aviara Spa offers an intimate oasis with 20 treatment rooms, a romantic couples suite, and an indoor coed solarium lounge; locker rooms feature aromatic steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools. Stick to your routine in the Fitness Center featuring the very best in cardio and fitness equipment. The Park Hyatt Aviara Tennis Court & Recreational Facility features four hard and two clay courts amidst a botanical setting, and complemented by a Peter Burwash International instructional program.

When it is time to dine, embark on an epicurean adventure at the resort. Settle in for a refined dining experience at the AAA Four-Diamond signature restaurant, gather for afternoon tea and vistas of the Pacific, celebrate over fine cuts of beef following a day on the links or meet for a classic brunch.

Park Hyatt Aviara’s guestrooms embody the resort’s Southern California coastal setting. Park Guest Rooms are approximately 540 square feet and offer one king plus queen sofa sleeper or 2 double beds (based on hotel availability), flat-screen smart TV, safe, Illy espresso maker, marble bath soaking tub with separate shower, furnished balcony, hair dryer, Labo bath toiletries, robes and slippers, iron/board, and more.

Park Hyatt Aviara is located approximately 3 miles from the McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ), 38 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN), 58 miles from John Wayne Airport (JWA) and 96 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Valet parking only at the hotel. Approximately parking cost at the resort is $40 per night, or $20 per day. Parking fees 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
Carlsbad, California
October 21-24, 2021

Thursday, October 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Hidden Killers: The Plain Film Findings You Can't Afford To Miss S.Mehta  
  0830 Pandemics: Past, Present and Future S.Mehta  
  0930 Break
  0945 Morbidity and Mortality: Life-Threatening Mimics of Mechanical Low Back Pain J.Williams  
  1045 Acute Severe Asthma P.Thangudu  
  1145 E-CPR: Why? P.Thangudu  
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, October 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Post-Cardiac Arrest Management P.Thangudu  
  0830 Morbidity and Mortality: Infectious Disease Emergencies J.Williams  
  0930 Break
  0945 Emergent Evaluation and Treatment of the Acute Red Eye J.Williams  
  1045 Morbidity and Mortality: Deadly Endocrinologic Disorders J.Williams  
  1145 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy S.Mehta  
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, October 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Morbidity and Mortality: The Calm, Confused Patient J.Williams  
  0830 Emergent Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Delirium J.Williams  
  0930 Break
  0945 All Bleeding Stops Sometimes: Hemorrhage Control in Trauma S.Mehta  
  1045 Resilience in Emergency Medicine: Hard Won Wisdom for Life and Becoming a Better Physician S.Mehta  
  1145 The Physiologically Difficult Airway P.Thangudu  
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, October 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Reflections on a Combat Sabbatical: Lessons Learned in War S.Mehta  
  0830 Emergency Medicine at 29,035 Ft.: High Altitude Medicine S.Mehta  
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism P.Thangudu  
  1045 Massive Transfusion Protocol P.Thangudu  
  1145 RV Failure in the Emergency Department P.Thangudu  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 8/19/21


Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD, MPH
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

Pavan Thangudu, MD
Pulmonary Response Team Director
Texas Intensivist, Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians
San Antonio, Texas

Justin Barrett Williams, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP)
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
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 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 Anesthesiology for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1040008; Expiration date 10/24/2021.

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 August 22, 2021 to September 21, 2021. No refund after September 21, 2021; 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!

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.