Los Angeles, CA

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LA is the entertainment capital of the world, a cultural mecca boasting more than 300 museums, and a paradise of great weather. From tourist attractions like the Walk of Fame's collection of stars to miles of beaches, fabulous shopping, and exquisite dining, LA is the place to be.

Numerous nightlife venues offer entertainment options galore. Lucky Strike Lanes features 18 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, and LA's preeminent Latin music venue, The Conga Room, dishes out Latin gourmet cuisine and an eclectic lineup of live entertainment. During your stay, stroll Venice Beach to see America's most zany (and amazing) street entertainers.

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills invites you to discover this luxury hotel, blending Hollywood glamour with European elegance. In this chic, urban escape, you’ll enjoy a Sofitel experience that enchants, intrigues and refreshes. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills boasts a prime location, adjacent to the elite shopping experience at the Beverly Center, minutes from the vibrant nightlife of the Sunset Strip and world-class couture on Rodeo Drive. The city’s best attractions are just a short distance away.

This hotel offers guests unsurpassed service and amenities including the Estérel restaurant and Riviera 31 lounge-bar, full-service SoSpa, outdoor heated pool with deck, SoFit state-of-the-art fitness center, and Le Salon: a Celebrity Hair Salon to experience the Hollywood Glamour. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ Superior King or Double Room features SoBed™—Sofitel’s luxurious feather bed and duvet sleep system, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, Bose® Wave® music system, hair dryer, in-room safe, and luxurious French toiletries. King rooms are located on the third and fourth floors of the hotel, on either side, and the superior double rooms are located on the Beverly Boulevard side of the hotel.

The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is located approximately 13.5 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 14 miles from Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), 49 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA), and 53 miles from the LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). Transportation from area airports to the hotel is available via taxi, shuttle service, Uber and Lyft. Overnight valet parking at the hotel is available for approximately $45 including tax, per car, per night. Parking price subject to change without notice.

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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.

Emergency Medicine Update
Los Angeles, California
December 3-6, 2019

Tuesday, December 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Consultant Jeopardy E.Katz  
  0830 The Cancer Patient: Immunomodulators, Common Issues and Weird Stuff E.Katz  
  0930 Break
  0945 POCUS in Shock: How to Use All These Protocols C.Mitchell  
  1045 If I Were Paying the Bill: Principles of Effective, Safe and Cheap Order Sets E.Katz  
  1145 How to Make Money Legally With Your Ultrasound Machine? C.Mitchell  
  1245 Adjourn 0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, December 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Asthma, COPD, Vents 2.0 M.Dorfman  
  0830 Joints: Inflammatory Diseases in the ED M.Dorfman  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Business of Medicine: Perception, Money and Value E.Katz  
  1045 Regional Anesthesia for the EP C.Mitchell  
  1145 Electrolyte Disorders M.Dorfman  
  1245 Adjourn
0.2 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, December 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Rocks: Evidence-Based Stone Management E.Katz  
  0830 Infectious Disease Jeopardy E.Katz  
  0930 Break
  0945 I Shot the Sheriff: Abdominal Trauma M.Dorfman  
  1045 Ottawa Rules: Ankles Knees and Bleeds M.Dorfman  
  1145 Facial Trauma: What to Do First? C.Mitchell  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, December 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Art of the Chemical Takedown C.Mitchell  
  0830 EKG: No Ischemia Required C.Mitchell  
  0930 Break
  0945 Dizziness and Vertigo M.Dorfman  
  1045 Epistaxis: What to Do When It Won't Stop C.Mitchell  
  1145 To Bleed or Not to Bleed: New Anticoagulants and Treatment M.Dorfman  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 CEC

2.9 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Eric D. Katz, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Maricopa Medical Center
Executive Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona
Program Coordinator

Carl Mitchell, MD
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Maricopa Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona

Marc A. Dorfman, MD, FACEP, MACP
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, Transitional Residency
Presence Resurrection Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois


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 #1037212; Expiration Date 12/6/2019.

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 October 4, 2019 to November 3, 2019. No refund after November 3, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS 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 Kilmer: 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.