Kona, Hawaii

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On the Big Island, you’ll find diverse rainforest ecosystems, tumbling waterfalls, and a warm culture that embodies an authentic and heartfelt Aloha Spirit. The Kohala Coast, also referred to as the Gold Coast because of year round sunshine, is located on the west coast of the Big Island, north of the Kona Coast. Here you’ll find Hawaii’s golf mecca with world-class courses carved out of ancient lava flows nestled among historical Hawaiian landmarks and fronting some of the most beautiful coastline of the Pacific.

Waimea is home to Parker Ranch where fluorescent green pastures give way to lush valleys and a host of vibrant natural greens. Take a hike into spectacular valleys (Waipio Valley and Pololu Valley are a hiker’s paradise) and to hidden waterfalls. Explore the Pacific waters with tropical fish and turtles, go deep sea fishing, scuba diving, or boogie boarding. Visit the world’s most famous observatories on majestic Mauna Kea (13,796 ft.) for incredible scenery and star gazing. Watch for manta rays at night, delight in a helicopter flight over an active volcano, or go on a sunset cruise.

Walk to ancient fish ponds, sacred Hawaiian sites, heiaus, and petroglyphs on the Big Island. Puukohola Heiau, built by King Kamehameha in Kawaihae next to Spencer Beach Park, is worth a visit to learn and experience Hawaiian history. Flume the historic Kohala Sugar Plantation irrigation ditch by kayak on a unique ecotour. Last but not least, the Kohala Coast shoreline offers plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and boating. We advise booking a rental car well in advance.*

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel founder Laurance S. Rockefeller once said, “Every great beach deserves a great hotel.” He envisioned the beach at Kauna’oa with spectacular golf and exceptional dining to accompany the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day. Five decades later, The Mauna Kea still stands as the landmark of luxury on the Big Island’s golden Kohala Coast. Here you’ll find a natural white sand Kauna‘oa Beach, one of Hawaii’s best ranked beaches by top travel authorities, enhanced beach and pool services, and new beach activities and equipment. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course, updated to current USGA standards of play, where Rees Jones sets a new benchmark for Big Island golf. You can also take advantage of the 11-court Seaside Tennis Club and 2,500 sqft. fitness center. Pamper yourself with soothing therapies and body treatments at the Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara or find the perfect souvenir at the boutique shopping enclave.

Learn about Hawaiian culture shared through lei-making, hula, crafting classes, music, luau and more, plus a museum-quality Pacific and Asian art collection of over 1,600 pieces. In the restaurants, exciting new sights, sounds, scents and sensational tastes elevate the experience of dining in this luxury Big Island, Hawaii hotel. The iconic and newly redesigned Copper Bar offers a beautiful dining and cocktail experience. Try the Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar, with dramatic exhibition kitchen. Take part in the twice weekly Luau, traditional Sunday Brunch, or a Clambake on the beach. For casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner, snacks, sweets, and cocktails, visit Hau Tree Beachside at Kauna‘oa.

Guestrooms showcase understated elegance in a graceful fusion of modern features and fabulous style with 1 King or 2 Double beds (based on hotel availability), a private lanai or balcony, large flat screen TVs, media hubs, bedside iPod dock with clock radios, updated bedding, safe, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, robes, slippers, iron/board, hair dryer, luxury L’Occitane amenities, and a few surprising touches you will love. Run of House rooms feature the hotel’s choice of mountain of gold course vistas; Run of Ocean rooms feature the hotel’s choice of ocean views. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is approximately 40 minutes from Kailua-Kona, 30 minutes from the Kona International Airport (KOA), 20 minutes from Waimea, and 2 hours from Hilo.

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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 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 evidenced 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.

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine
Kona, Hawaii
June 12-16, 2017

Monday, June 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Pediatric Abdominal Pain D.Goo  
  0830 Syncope B.Bates  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Seizures C.Delgado  
  1045 Pediatric Airway D.Goo  
  1145 Adolescent Gyn B.Bates  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology

Tuesday, June 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Head Trauma C.Delgado  
  0830 Pediatric Asthma D.Goo  
  0930 Break
  0945 Envenomation B.Bates  
  1045 Medical Marijuana: Pediatrics D.Goo  
  1145 Physician Burnout C.Delgado  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology

Wednesday, June 14 Open Day


Thursday, June 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Bronchiolitis D.Goo  
  0830 Name That Rash B.Bates  
  0930 Break
  0945 Infectious Disease Update B.Bates  
  1045 Pediatric Sedation C.Delgado  
  1145 Pediatric Visual Diagnosis D.Goo  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology

Friday, June 16

  0700 Registration Mandatory Sign In
  0730 What's Wrong With My Baby?: Neonatal Urgencies C.Delgado  
  0830 Environmental Emergencies B.Bates  
  0930 Break
  0945 Child Abuse D.Goo  
  1045 Difficult Parent/Patient C.Delgado  
  1145 Toxicology B.Bates  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

2.7 Pharmacology Hours†


Brian Allen Bates, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Carlos A. Delgado, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Erlanger Children’s Hospital
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, Tennessee

David Joseph Goo, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical Director Children’s Emergency Department
Gwinnett Medical Center
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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 a maximum of 20.00 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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033575; Expiration Date 6/16/2017.

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: 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, Austin, Texas 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 13, 2017 to May 13, 2017. No refund after May 13, 2017; 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)

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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 Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - 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.