Chicago, Illinois

Come discover Chicago’s famed restaurants, renowned museums, stunning waterfront, groundbreaking music, award-winning theatres, over 300 parks and green spaces, and iconic architecture. Here, 77 vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhoods make up the heart and soul of Chicago. These are just some of the reasons why Condé Nast Traveler ranked Chicago the #1 on their list of Best Large Cities in the U.S. for 8 years in a row.

Chicago is home to more than 7,000 restaurants, from Michelin star winners and James Beard Award medalists to world-famous cheese burgers and classic deep dish pizza. If shopping is your thing, the Magnificent Mile will entertain you for hours. Sports buffs will want to grab tickets to any number of sporting events to watch legendary teams compete. Other popular attractions include the historic Water Tower, Museum of Contemporary Art, John Hancock Observatory, and Millennium Park.

Enjoy outdoor escapes and urban adventure, with the stunning city skyline as your backdrop. Go kayaking along the award-winning Riverwalk or cycle the 18-mile Lakefront Trail, dotted with harbors, beaches, restaurants and bars. And don’t forget to explore Navy Pier or to experience a river boat cruise on Lake Michigan.

The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Experience this luxurious hotel located in the heart of downtown Chicago. With breathtaking river and city views, The Royal Sonesta is centrally located within walking distance to the Millennium Park, Lyrics Opera of Chicago, Tribune Tower, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, and just 4 miles away from Wrigley Field.

Take a step outside and immerse yourself in the picturesque Chicago Riverwalk for a revitalizing jog or keep up with your workout routine in the state-of-the-art fitness facility featuring the latest cardio and strength training equipment, including a Peloton bike, to elevate your workout. Practice yoga and mindfulness exercises while enjoying the invigorating views of the river.

Experience the inviting ambiance of a loft-like indoor dining room and enjoy a fresh breakfast or delicious dinner at the Hoyt’s American Tavern. Satisfy your cravings at Market by choosing a grab or go snack or drink from a curated selection of locally-sourced beer, wine, prosecco, and cocktails.

Newly renovated guestrooms feature 1 king or 2 queen* beds (based on hotel availability), complimentary Wi-Fi (excludes meeting room), mini-fridge, flat-screen television, a laptop-size safe, and Keurig coffee maker, iron/board, and more to ensure a comfortable stay. *Rooms with 2 queen beds are extremely limited.

The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is located approximately 13 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and 18 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).  The hotel offers self-parking for guests, located at nearby facilities for approximately $56 per car, per night.

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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
Chicago, Illinois
August 1-4, 2024

Thursday, August 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 ARDS and What the EM Physician Needs to Know H.Gill
  0830 All About Bleeding A.Tarabar
  0930 Break
  0945 Physiologically Difficult Airway H.Gill
  1045 Who Ordered the ABG? A.Tarabar
  1145 Massive Hemoptysis, Central Airway Obstruction and Tracheostomy Catastrophes H.Gill
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, August 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Level Up Your Cardiac Arrest Care N.Dasgupta
  0830 Crazy Electrolytes A.Tarabar
  0930 Break
  0945 When Time Is Brain: Stroke Patients in the ED N.Dasgupta
  1045 Debunking Ventilators: Vent 101 and Pearls for the EM Practitioner H.Gill
  1145 The Trauma ABCs N.Dasgupta
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, August 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Common and Uncommon Causes of Abdominal Pain A.Tarabar
  0830 Managing the Crashing Asthmatic on the Ventilator H.Gill
  0930 Break
  0945 The Decompensated Cirrhotic N.Dasgupta
  1045 ID Consults in the ED: Formal or Curbside A.Tarabar
  1145 RV Failure in the ED H.Gill
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, August 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pitfalls in Early Pregnancy Care N.Dasgupta
  0830 The Fight Against Medical Errors A.Tarabar
  0930 Break
  0945 Vascular Access Catastrophes: Practical Troubleshooting Tips H.Gill
  1045 Tough Conversations in End-of-Life Care N.Dasgupta
  1145 GI Bleeding in the ED: Practice Priorities for the EM Practitioner H.Gill
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

6.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/27/24


Neil Dasgupta, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Critical Care
Nassau University Medical Center
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Meadow, New York 

Harman Singh Gill, MD, FAAEM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Medicine
Associate Chairperson of Research
Assistant Program Director, SBH EM Residency
South Brooklyn Health, NYC Health & Hospitals
Brooklyn, New York

Asim Tarabar, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Yale Emergency Medicine Faculty
Director, Medical Toxicology
Consultant, Connecticut Poison Control Center
New Haven, Connecticut

(non-speaking role)

Liudvikas Jagminas, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Medical Science (Adj), Medical Education
Brown University and Alpert Medical School
Providence, Rhode Island
Attending Physician Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA and Kent Hospital
Warwick, Rhode Island


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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043830; Expiration Date 08/04/24.

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 June 1, 2024. Cancellations between June 2, 2024, and July 2, 2024, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after July 2, 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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