Clearwater Beach, Florida

Clearwater is an easy 20 mile drive from Tampa International Airport and even closer to Clearwater/St. Petersburg International Airport. The beach boasts sugar white sands that you will only experience here. Whether your pleasure is world-class fishing charters, relaxing on the beach, unique food and beverage experiences, or visiting one of many spas, there is something for everyone.

Visit Clearwater Marina, where you can take a sunset sail, dinner cruise, dolphin excursion or go deep sea fishing. Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, go kayaking to Caledesi Island or play a round of golf—the opportunities are endless. Visit Pier 60 for one of the nightly sunset celebrations featuring artisans and street performers, rent fishing gear and cast a line, or let the kids explore the playground.

Even with all the activities Clearwater Beach has to offer, the best part of your trip might be as simple as a stroll on the beach at sunset, but if you want more, you’ll be just a short drive away from many other popular Florida attractions, like Lowry Park Zoo or Busch Gardens in Tampa, or the Salvador Dali or Chihuly Art Museums in St. Petersburg.

Opal Sol Resort

Opal Sol is Clearwater Beach’s newest luxury resort with Gulf-front views guaranteed! Hinging around a pedestrian-friendly beach boardwalk with easy access to Clearwater's top activities and attractions, it's easy to venture out to explore Pier 60, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, local museums, shopping, dining, and much more. With one of the most legendary sunsets on the Gulf, Clearwater Beach is a lively coastal city offering a captivating blend of adventure and culture.

Upon arrival, guests will revel in the resort’s panoramic water views and a fresh, contemporary design that reflects a beach-chic atmosphere. Soak up the sun and take a dip in one of three zero-entry outdoor pools or in the hot tub. Refresh your senses with a day of pampering at the full-service Opal Sol spa or stay on track in the fitness center. Relish in upscale waterfront dining at one of three restaurants and lounges, or unwind with handcrafted cocktails at the pool bar while watching the sun set over the Gulf.

All guest rooms offer a serene beachfront escape, complete with plush beds, flat-screen TVs, and large balconies that boast dramatic views of the Gulf and awe-inspiring sunsets.

Opal Sol is located approximately 21 miles from Tampa International Airport (TAP) and 13 miles from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Parking at Opal Sol is Valet only, discounted to $20 per night for those who book their room through NWS/NWWT group reservation methods only (otherwise, valet parking is approx. $40 per night). Self-parking is not available. 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.


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, 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
Clearwater Beach, Florida
June 24-27, 2025

Tuesday, June 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Sore Throats That Can Kill T.Sanson
  0830 Cardiovascular Complications During Pregnancy A.Archer
  0930 Break
  0945 Practical Patient Safety T.Sanson
  1045 Litigation Stress T.Sanson
  1145 The Hypercoagulable State of Pregnancy A.Archer
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, June 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Effective Communication and Conflict Management Skills T.Sanson
  0830 Health Meets Food: How to Incorporate Diet Into Patient Care A.Archer
  0930 Break
  0945 It’s Getting Hot Out There: Acute Heat Illness R.Mack
  1045 Dialysis Emergencies R.Mack
  1145 Combative and Convulsing: Care of the Altered, Agitated Patient T.Sanson
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, June 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Shiftwork: Move From Survive to Thrive R.Mack
  0830 Back Pain: Special Cases T.Sanson
  0930 Break
  0945 Workplace Violence R.Mack
  1045 Crisis Communications T.Sanson
  1145 Acute Presentation of Chronic Conditions R.Mack
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, June 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Intimate Partner Violence T.Sanson
  0830 Electrical Aberrancy of the Heart A.Archer
  0930 Break
  0945 ENT Tricks of the Trade T.Sanson
  1045 Cardiac Cath Lab Alert! A.Archer
  1145 Resilience: It’s About You T.Sanson
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

2.6 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/27/24


Amy Archer, MD, FACEP
Department of Emergency Medicine
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

René Mack, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Lake Nona, Florida

Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP
Educator, Coach, Consultant
Founder TracySansonMD, LLC
Lutz, Florida
Program Coordinator 


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.

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 1044503; Expiration Date 06/27/2025.

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 April 24, 2025. Cancellations between April 25, 2025, and May 25, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after May 25, 2025, 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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