Dallas, Texas

Dallas is commonly thought of as a business town, but it is also a major tourist destination and the newer cosmopolitan attitudes have not erased Texas hospitality. Whether you're here to get a taste of modern Dallas or experience the nostalgia of the old west, Dallas has something to offer for everyone! The city prides itself on cultural assets like the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and Arts District Theater, while Dealey Plaza commemorates President Kennedy’s assassination.

Shoppers will delight in some of the best shopping in the Southwest, while golfers and sports-fans can peruse more than 200 golf courses or cheer for a wide variety of professional and college sports teams. Delight in the largest urban arts district in the nation (19 square blocks) and explore more than 20 vibrant entertainment districts. From a night out in Deep Ellum to lunch in Trinity Groves and beyond, there is so much to experience in Dallas and its surrounding cities. Just two miles northwest of downtown, the Design District offers antique shops and upscale art galleries next door to high-end interior design show rooms. There's also a plethora of dining options and breweries, giving this district even more reason to visit.

Worthwhile day trips include Fort Worth’s excellent Kimbell, Amon Carter, and Modern Art Museums, the Fort Worth Zoo, and Six Flags theme park. There are plenty of outdoor activity options as well, such as such as miles of hiking trails and the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. For an invigorating run (or walk) do a lap at White Rock Lake. With an incredible view of the Dallas skyline, White Rock Lake is an urban oasis that spans more than 1,015 acres and more than nine miles of trails. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, and biking. Finally, don't forget to sample the wonderful culinary offerings Dallas has to offer! From world-class dining and James Beard Award-winning chefs to craft cocktails and laid back BBQ and food trucks, Dallas has your cravings covered!

Virgin Hotels Dallas

Located in the heart of the Dallas Design District and surrounded by restaurants, trails, and shops within walking distance, Virgin Hotels Dallas offers a truly unique and personalized experience. Combined with heartfelt service and exclusivity for all; the hotel considers every desire and comfort for the modern traveler. Check out The Pool Club Dallas, the crowning jewel of Virgin Hotels Dallas. Take a dip in the stunning pool, admire the stunning view of the Dallas skyline, indulge in an umbrella drink and vibe to the sound of chilled beats at night. Stay in tune with you routine in the expansive gym and fitness center featuring  internet-equipped Technogym® cardio machines. When it's time to dine, Virgin Hotels Dallas offers unique restaurant and lounge experiences. Visit the intimate coffee and wine bar Funny Library,  a hybrid bar, lounge and restaurant Commons Club or enjoy small bites and craft cocktails at The Pool Club. Enjoy hiding out in the Secret Garden, soaking in the hot tub or take a dip in the pool while enjoying the city view.

Virgin Hotel Dallas' Chamber guest rooms combine a hallway, closet, and bathroom into one well-appointed dressing room area with privacy doors which close to create a personal sleeping lounge - ideal for working, recharging, and playing.
The Dressing Room features: A smart closet with ample shelving, hanging space, shoe storage and drawers, iconic make-up desk with seating, great lighting, and small storage for looking fly and luxurious. Bathroom features a walk-in shower with built-in bench, rain showerhead and a handheld fixture, holistic bath and hair care custom products by Red Flower. The Sleeping Lounge features: The Patented Lounge Bed- a hybrid bed that functions both as a playpen and bed with an ergonomic headboard that allows for several seated positions and multi-dimensional lounging. Stream your favorite video content from your device to the 42"LG Smart TV,  grab drinks from your SMEG fridge and enjoy a curated collection Street Priced Mini-Bar items. Virgin Hotels Dallas is located approximately 4.1 miles from Dallas Love Field and 17.4 miles from Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW). Self parking is not available. Valet parking is discounted for NWAS attendees: Overnight Valet parking to reduced to $35/night plus tax. Valet day parking reduced to $15/day plus tax on Friday-Sunday, and $10/day plus tax, Monday-Thursday.

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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
Dallas, Texas
April 18-21, 2024

Thursday, April 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Demystifying the Difficult Airway L.Roppolo
  0830 The Agitated Patient From A to Zzzzzzzzzz L.Roppolo
  0930 Break
  0945 STD and ID Updates K.Fisher
  1045 Other People’s Parts: Transplant Emergencies K.Fisher
  1145 Talking ‘Bout Telemedicine: Emergency Edition A.Haddock
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, April 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 2024 Billing and Coding Changes: Is My MDM Good Enough? A.Haddock
  0830 EMTALA and the Prudent Layperson A.Haddock
  0930 Break
  0945 Decoding Defibrillators and Cardiac Devices K.Fisher
  1045 The ECHO Chamber L.Roppolo
  1145 Thoracic Park: Lung Ultrasound L.Roppolo
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, April 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Reproductive Woes K.Fisher
  0830 Pregnancy Pitfalls K.Fisher
  0930 Break
  0945 Emergency Care in the Post-Roe Era A.Haddock
  1045 Postpartum Emergency Care A.Haddock
  1145 When Failure Is an Unintended Option L.Roppolo
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, April 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Palliative Emergency Medicine for Every Emergency Department A.Haddock
  0830 Spirits in My Head and They Won’t Go: Psychiatric and Substance Use Boarders A.Haddock
  0930 Break
  0945 Little People, Big Hurts L.Roppolo
  1045 Newborn Nuances: Beyond Neonatal Sepsis K.Fisher
  1145 Adult Complaints in Adolescents K.Fisher
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

2.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/14/24



Kathryn Fisher, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Alison J. Haddock, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor and Faculty Senator, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Primary Faculty, Department of Education, Innovation and Technology
Secondary Faculty, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Lynn P. Roppolo, MD, FACEP
Core Faculty and Assistant Ultrasound Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
John Peter Smith Health Network
Texas Christian University
University of North Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

(non-speaking role)

Jennifer J. Casaletto, MD, FACEP
Adjunct Faculty Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina


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, www.theABA.org, 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 1043695; Expiration Date 04/21/2024.

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: NWAS/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

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.


$100 February 18, 2024 to March 19, 2024. No refund after March 19, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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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