Los Angeles, California

The City of Los Angeles (LA) holds many distinctions and many reasons to visit. 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.

Several 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 - chainsaw jugglers, swamis on rollerblades, and street dancers.

Visit Hollywood and Highland Center for some “that's so LA” shopping and then move on to major attractions such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman's Chinese Theatre. They are one-of-a-kind and undoubtedly a part of American pop culture. Whether it's the majesty of the architecture, the purity of sound, or the beauty of its public garden, Walt Disney Concert Hall has become the cultural symbol of Los Angeles. Make sure to stop by other cutting-edge architecture: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, and the U.S. Bank Tower.

Whatever kind of activities you enjoy, you will find them within your grasp in LA!

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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 moments 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 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 (size and configuration may vary). Superior rooms feature 1 king or 2 full size SOFITEL BEDsTM,  BOSE Wave Radio w/iPod dock, minibar, coffee/tea maker, safe, hairdryer, rain shower, Lanvin Bath & Shower amenities, and much more. 

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 $55 including tax, per car, per night. Parking price subject to change without notice.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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. 

OBJECTIVES

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
Los Angeles, California
November 27-30, 2023

Monday, November 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Hidden Killers: The Plain Film Findings You Can't Afford To Miss S.Mehta
  0830 Pandemics: Past, Present and Future S.Mehta
  0930 Break
  0945 Aortic Dissection: How Severe Is the Pain? S.Shroyer
  1045 Procedural Sedation: Current Agents and Alternative Approaches M.Hessel
  1145 A Pain in the Head: Headache Cocktails...What Actually Works M.Hessel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, November 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pulmonary Embolus: An Evidence-Based Overview S.Shroyer
  0830 To Scan or Not to Scan: An Approach to Closed Head Injuries S.Shroyer
  0930 Break
  0945 Practical Laryngoscopy: Terminology and Applications M.Hessel
  1045 Emergency Medicine at 29,035 Ft.: High Altitude Medicine S.Mehta
  1145 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy S.Mehta
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, November 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Thrombolytics for Acute Cerebrovascular Injuries M.Hessel
  0830 Trauma - ATLS vs. TCCC: An Evidence-Based Update M.Hessel
  0930 Break
  0945 All Bleeding Stops Sometimes: Hemorrhage Control in Trauma S.Mehta
  1045 Resilience in Emergency Medicine: Hard Won Wisdom for Life and Becoming a Better Physician S.Mehta
  1145 Back Pain: A Spine Infection Risk Stratification S.Shroyer
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, November 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Reflections on a Combat Sabbatical: Lessons Learned in War S.Mehta
  0830 STEMI - NSTEMI: Resource Utilization and Cardiac Care S.Shroyer
  0930 Break
  0945 MRSA: More Than Just an Abscess S.Shroyer
  1045 Pediatric Pulmonary Emergencies M.Hessel
  1145 Dermatologic Emergencies M.Hessel
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 11/16/22

FACULTY

Matthew Hessel, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brooke Army Military Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Board of Directors, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
Department. of Military and Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas
Program Coordinator

Steven Shroyer, MD, FACEP
Private Practice in Clinical Emergency Medicine
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital System
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas

 

ACCREDITATION

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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), 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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 September 28, 2023 to October 28, 2023. No refund after October 28, 2023; 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! 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.

REGISTER EARLY

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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