Honolulu, Hawaii

Located on the south shore of Honolulu, the world-famous neighborhood of Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Today, Waikiki is Oahu’s main resort area and a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world. Waikiki is most famous for its beaches. With Leahi (Diamond Head) as your backdrop, the calm waters of Waikiki are perfect for a surfing lesson. In fact, legendary Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku grew up surfing the waves of Waikiki. This Olympic gold medalist in swimming actually taught visitors how to surf at the turn of the century and was later known as the “father of modern surfing.”

Today, the Waikiki Beach Boys perpetuate Duke’s legacy by teaching visitors how to surf and canoe and the Duke Kahanamoku Statue has become an iconic symbol of Waikiki. Attractions of Waikiki like the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium offer fun for the whole family. You can learn about the history of Waikiki by reading the surfboard markers along the Waikiki Historical Trail.

Fantastic shopping and dining can be found all along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues and at gathering places like Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk. The fun keeps going long after the Waikiki sunset with amazing nightlife and live music. Best of all, Waikiki is within a half hour of a variety of Oahu attractions including Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and Hanauma Bay. Other notable points of interest nearby include Ala Moana Center, the local neighborhood of Kapahulu, and the arts district of Chinatown.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Honolulu's legendary luxury hideaway, adored by stars, presidents and royalty, set on pristine white sand beach, just ten minutes from the world-class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. Since its opening in 1964, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has continuously impressed guests with its legendary service, enviable amenities and perfect location. The Kahala has everything you could possibly wish for in a tropical beach resort, and much more. Meet the dolphins in the private lagoon, relax by the white sand beach, learn to surf or scuba, and take an exercise class overlooking the ocean. The temperature-controlled pool is a popular place to soak up the sun. Swim or float the day away, order poolside beverages and snacks and catch up on your reading on luxurious loungers. There’s even The Keiki Club for the little ones. A wide variety of watersports and marine-based tours are available at The Kahala. Guests also enjoy complimentary use of bicycles and additional sports such as golf and tennis can be arranged off-site through their concierge. The Kahala boasts nine private spa treatment suites, each with personal relaxation area, changing area, shower and bath. Qualified therapists are on hand to carry out dozens of superlative treatments. When it's time to dine, the award-winning cuisine at The Kahala embraces a diverse blend of Honolulu restaurants trends and cultural influences.

Guest rooms are approximately 550 square feet and feature two flat screen TV's, wireless high speed internet access, iHome Dual Alarm Clock Radio, safe, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, deep-soaking tub, shower, wardrobe closet and much more. Scenic view rooms are approximately 550 square feet, with 1 king or 2 double beds, and stunning views of the majestic Ko’olau Mountains by day and by night, the lights from Honolulu's exclusive residences from a Juliet balcony.  Dolphin Lanai rooms are approximately 550 square feet with 1 king or 2 double beds, a balcony or patio and are located in the two-story Dolphin Lagoon Wing and overlook the home of the playful resident Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. Ocean view rooms are feature 1 king bed, and overlook the Palm Court and offer views of the Pacific Ocean from your own private Juliet balcony. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is located approximately 20 minutes by car from Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Guest parking at the hotel is reduced to $15 per day for those who book their room through NWAS/NWWT ONLY (normally $32 per day).

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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
Honolulu, Hawaii
May 31 - June 4, 2021

Monday, May 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome
NWS Staff
  0730 The Physical Exam Is Dead…or Is It? CT Imaging in the New World Order
  0830 ENT and Dental Updates: We Can Handle the Tooth
  0930 Break
  0945 ED MacGyver: Solutions to Everyday Challenges
  1045 A Look at the Red Eye
  1145 Harmed Arm: Caring for Upper Extremity Injury
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, June 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Surviving the Sepsis Guidelines
  0830 Resistant Infections in the ED
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations: An Advanced Algorithmic Approach
  1045 Bump or Brain Injury: A Guide to Pediatric Head Injury
  1145 Cutaneous Clues: Diagnosing the Pediatric Rash
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, June 2 - Day Open

Thursday, June 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Atrial Fibrillation: Management Update 2021
  0830 High-Risk EKGs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  0930 Break
  0945 Drive Thru Chest Pain: Accelerated Diagnostic Protocols
  1045 Geriatric Syncope: Gravity Wins
  1145 Cardiac Fashion Wear: VADs, Vests and Ventricular Devices
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, June 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Death by Intubation: Pitfalls to Avoid
  0830 Hocus POCUS Procedures
  0930 Break
  0945 Hot Topics in Trauma 2021
  1045 Heat Illness: Are You Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?
E. Gross
  1145 Taking the Crisis Out of ED Sickle Cell Management
E. Gross
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 8/26/20


Jennifer J. Casaletto, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine
Adjunct Faculty Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Eric Gross, MD, MMM, FACEP
Quality Director, Emergency Medicine
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Physician Advisor
Department of Clinical Medical Affairs
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Bret Nicks, MD, MHA, FACEP
Professor, Emergency Medicine
CMO, WFBH Davie Medical Center
Director, Masters of Healthcare Leadership
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston Salem, North Carolina


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 Class A CE; Code Number 1038002; Expiration Date 6/4/2021.

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 April 1, 2021 to May 1, 2021. No refund after May 1, 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: kellee@goingplacestravel.net


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.