Orlando, Florida

Orlando has a lot to offer, no matter what you like to do on vacation. There’s golf, shopping, nearby beaches, and exciting nightlife. From the thrill of world-famous theme parks and restaurants serving scrumptious foods to enlightening cultural excursions, Orlando offers a completely new vacation experience for first-time and repeat visitors.

Get up close with alligators, or take a trip to the Everglades. Hike, bike, kayak, and airboat your way through the Sunshine State on a scenic eco tour. Get a different point of view on a zipline adventure, in a hot air balloon, or hit the trails on a horseback tour.

Once you conclude your outdoor adventures, go bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes, book an escape room experience at America’s Escape Game, or stroll nearby Historic Downtown Kissimmee, a great place for visitors to discover a variety of shopping and dining options. Kissimmee is a great place for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

Here are just a few of Orlando’s attractions: Universal Studios Escape & Island of Adventure; The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; Disney’s Animal Kingdom®; Epcot® and Magic Kingdom® Park; and the Brevard Zoo.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Welcome to a brand new, one-of-a-kind vacation escape in the heart of Orlando, approximately 4.5 miles from Walt Disney World Resort, and 10.7 miles from Universal Studios. This resort community was inspired by the laid-back Margaritaville lifestyle, and has been masterfully designed to be your new happy place. The Margaritaville Resort offers a massive lagoon-style pool, soft sand beaches, and best-in-class retail, dining, and entertainment, including a twelve-acre water park.

Here, you can Escape to Your Paradise. Beach in Orlando? Now there is. Slip on your flops and head down to a soft sand oasis, grab a painkiller from the tiki bar, and watch the afternoon drift by under the swaying palms. When you’re ready, wade into the zero-entry pool or retire to the shade of a private cabana. Next, head over to Sunset Walk at the park for a sunset celebration, grab a beer and head over to the band shell for a live concert, or catch the latest blockbuster. With over 196,000 square feet of entertainment, shopping and dining, there is always a reason to gather at Sunset Walk. 

At the end of the day, retreat to a beautifully appointed pool view guest rooms featuring signature Margaritaville style décor, combining a cool and tranquil color palette with pops of color. Each room is approximately 450 square feet and features plush bedding to sink your head into each night and is appointed with every modern luxury, including a flat screen TV, coffee-maker, mini-bar, and work station. This room is available with two queen beds or one king bed, based on hotel availability. Margaritaville Resort Orlando is located approximately 11.8 miles from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Valet parking only. Valet parking is reduced to $15 plus 7.5% tax per vehicle, per day for those that book their room through NWS/NWWT only, otherwise it is approximately $25 plus 7.5% tax per vehicle, per day). Parking rates are subject to change without notice. Self-parking is not available.

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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
Orlando, Florida
June 8-11, 2020

Monday, June 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Branding You: Personal and Departmental Development T.Sanson  
  0830 Regional Anesthesia in the ER: How Ultrasound Can Ease Your Pain A.Grant  
  0930 Break
  0945 Acute Aortic Catastrophes: Dissecting Dilemmas in Diagnosis and Management S.Temple  
  1045 Sore Throats That Kill and Other Nightmare ENT Emergencies T.Sanson  
  1145 Bites, Scratches and Animal Exposure A.Grant  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, June 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Combative, Convulsing, Agitated Patient T.Sanson  
  0830 The Bleeding Patient on DOACs: What's New With Reversal? A.Grant  
  0930 Break
  0945 Communication and Conflict in the Emergency Department T.Sanson  
  1045 Give Me a Hand With This: Orthopedic Injuries of the Wrist, Hand and Digits S.Temple  
  1145 Generational Synergy in the Workplace T.Sanson  
  1245 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, June 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 HEENT Tricks of the Trade T.Sanson  
  0830 Updates in Stroke Management A.Grant  
  0930 Break
  0945 STDs, PID and Toxic Shock: Updates in Presentation and Management S.Temple  
  1045 POCUS in Shock: What's the RUSH? A.Grant  
  1145 UTI: To Treat or Not to Treat, That Is the Question S.Temple  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, June 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Litigation Stress T.Sanson  
  0830 OB Emergencies From 20 Weeks to Delivery S.Temple  
  0930 Break
  0945 Airway Nightmares A.Grant  
  1045 Emergency Delivery: What to Do When the Baby Is Coming S.Temple  
  1145 Resilience: Your Responsibility T.Sanson  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


Ashley Grant, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor
Florida State University College of Medicine
Ultrasound Director
Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency
Emergency Medicine Attending
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota, Florida

Sarah Temple, MD, FACEP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Florida State University College of Medicine
Associate Program Director
Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency
Emergency Medicine Attending
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota, Florida

Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Central Florida, UCF, College of Medicine
Educator, Coach, Consultant, Founder TracySansonMD, LLC
Lutz, Florida
Program Coordinator


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 Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE; Code Number 1038197; Expiration Date 6/11/2020.

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 9, 2020 to May 9, 2020. No refund after May 9, 2020; 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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


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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