Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island’s exquisite natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores. From the Native American and British settlers to the Jekyll Island Club millionaires and the thousands of guests who arrive today, the Island is a haven of history and wonder. Here, guests are taken back to the eras gone by and uncover the heritage that makes the Island undeniably unique. Jekyll Island is a state park, and over two-thirds of the land is protected from development. With miles of beach, marsh and maritime forest, Jekyll Island is a haven of discovery. 

Explore the treasures of the Island, from the marine life and sandy shores to the ancient oak trees draped in moss. Around every corner, a new adventure awaits. Uncover all the details that come together to create an Island steeped in heritage at the Jekyll Island Museum. Wander its halls, then hop on the trolley tour for an even deeper glimpse into the Island’s past. Visit The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and advanced turtle hospital that is open to the public, offering an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with a many sea turtle patients regularly on view for guests.

Golf 4 beautiful golf courses, explore the 250 acre historic landmark district, or bike and walk over 20 miles of picturesque paths and trails. Rent kayak or stand up paddle boards and tour the beaches and marshes for your chance to see dolphins, Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Horseshoe crabs, sea turtles, the occasional manatee and so much more. The waters around Jekyll Island are teeming with life and offer some of the best fishing in the Southeast. Enjoy unique shopping an dining options and so much more!

Jekyll Island Club Resort

Jekyll Island Club Resort is a hallmark resort that will take you back to the Gilded Age. This charming resort on Jekyll Island gives the southern spirit with a timeless elegance and gorgeous barefoot beach lifestyle. Immerse yourself in the enchanted grounds, on the beach or in one of two pools, and various dining options that will allow you to disengage from day to day life.

Relax poolside at the Ocean Club or on the Beach Pavilion. Find the perfect picnic spot, play some croquet, take a history tour, work out in the fitness center or unwind with rejuvenating treatment at Spa Cabana. Jekyll Island Club Resort also offers bike rentals, fire pits for a memorable s'mores experience, shopping, and the opportunity to just settle into a rocking chair with a cool drink to enjoy the view. Explore culinary delights to please all palates - from southern favorites at The Wharf to the relaxed Lowcountry oceanside experience at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and bar  to all American meals The Pool House, and much more.

Jekyll Island Club Resort guest rooms features amenities such as one king bed or one or two queen beds, safe, mini fridge, coffee maker, iron/board, hairdryer, and more.

Jekyll Island is located approximately 20 miles from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK),  64 miles from the Jacksonville, Florida International Airport (JAX) and 90 miles from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). BE AWARE As a state park, all vehicles entering Jekyll Island are required to pay $10 per day or $100 for an annual pass. Payment of the parking fee is required for each day your vehicle is on Jekyll Island. Additional fees apply for vehicles taller than 8 feet.

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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
Jekyll Island, Georgia
July 23-26, 2024

Tuesday, July 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Difficult Airway Tips and Tricks E.Gross
  0830 Heat Illness: Are You Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot? E.Gross
  0930 Break
  0945 Bane of the Back: Managing Low Back Pain T.McGowan
  1045 Amp Up Your Knowledge: Electrical Injuries JT.Finnell
  1145 Why So Sensitive? Hypersensitivity Reactions JT.Finnell
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, July 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Proud to Serve: Caring for Veterans in the ED T.McGowan
  0830 PTSD in the ED T.McGowan
  0930 Break
  0945 Getting to a Better You JT.Finnell
  1045 Resistant Infections in the ED E.Gross
  1145 Surviving the Sepsis Guidelines E.Gross
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, July 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 SUD: Substances You Should Know JT.Finnell
  0830 The Hard Stuff: Delivering Bad News JT.Finnell
  0930 Break
  0945 A Visual Odyssey of the Hand E.Gross
  1045 Upper Extremity Fractures E.Gross
  1145 The Inconsolable Infant T.McGowan
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, July 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 A Look at the Red Eye E.Gross
  0830 Viz Quiz: Test Your Knowledge JT.Finnell
  0930 Break
  0945 Evolving Trends in Healthcare JT.Finnell
  1045 Mouth Meltdown: Fixing Dental Emergencies T.McGowan
  1145 Radiation Gone Wrong: The Effects of Ionizing Radiation T.McGowan
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

3.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 8/15/23


JT Finnell, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director, Clinical Informatics
Department of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana

Eric Gross, MD, MMM, FACEP
Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Physician Advisor Program
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California
Program Coordinator

Torree McGowan, MD
Lt. Colonel, US Air Force (ret.)
Emergency Medicine Physician
St. Charles Medical Group
Redmond, Oregon 


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 1043757; Expiration Date 07/26/24.

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 May 24, 2024 to June 23, 2024. No refund after June 23, 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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