New York City, New York

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Immerse yourself in New York City for five minutes and you’ll see why it’s like no other place on earth. Only here will you find all of America’s best attributes – the diversity, culture, and style – intensified in such an intriguing way. If you’re a first-time visitor, come see the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Bronx Zoo, Staten Island Ferry, Brooklyn Bridge, and all the other world-famous attractions. If you’ve been here before, there’s always another neighborhood to explore, another restaurant to try, another Broadway show or museum to see, another don’t-miss cultural performance or sporting event.

In Brooklyn, you can enjoy taking a roller coaster ride, visiting the beach, seeing a dolphin show at Coney Island, or exploring one of the world’s best Egyptian collections at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The Bronx has more parkland than any of the other boroughs, a renowned botanical garden, a world-famous zoo, stately mansions, historic sites, a ‘Little Italy’, beaches, and City Island, an island reminiscent of a New England fishing village. Don’t forget to include a trip aboard the free Staten Island Ferry.

The excursion from the tip of Manhattan cruises through New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Governors Island, allowing an unobstructed view of lower Manhattan. Visit the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, which is one of only two Himalayan-style, monastery buildings in the Western world, and the only one in the United States. The Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden is the only authentic one of its kind in the country.

Shoppers can discover it all in New York City—from bargain bazaars to luxury boutiques to major department stores and more. And no New York trip would be complete without a visit to a variety of world-famous New York City restaurants.

New York Marriott Downtown

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Reimagine your ordinary travel routine at New York Marriott Downtown. Situated in Lower Manhattan near Battery Park, this premier hotel is located near Wall Street, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and One World Observatory. Enjoy nearby shopping at Brookfield Place, Century 21 or the new Westfield World Trade Center.

From day to night, guests can dine at Bill's Bar & Burger, the on-site restaurant serving New York-style flavors. From juicy burgers to creative cocktails, the menu options are nothing short of tantalizing. During your downtime, stay active and entertained in the  state-of-the-art fitness center. Open 24/7 for hotel guests only, the new Fitness Center features an array of Matrix Fitness equipment and its cutting-edge console technology, which delivers more entertainment and connectivity than guests could imagine.

At the end of the day, guests will love spreading out in the spaciously modern accommodations, which strike the perfect balance between work and play. Guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Double beds (based on availability) and amenities such as flat screen TV, alarm clock, iPod dock,  safe, iron/board, coffee/tea maker, mini refrigerator, marble bathrooms, lighted makeup mirror, hairdryer, and more.

The New York Marriott Downtown is located approximately 11 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), 13.5 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and 22 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Valet parking is available at the hotel for approximately $65 daily. Oversized/SUV $75; additional 5 hrs  $35/45 oversized, accessible parking available. Bike storage $20 day. Parking prices 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.

Topics in Emergency Medicine
New York City, New York
October 26-29, 2018

Friday, October 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome
NWS Staff
  0730 Dazed and Confused: Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
  0830 An Evidence-Based Approach to the Undifferentiated Patient in Respiratory Distress
  0930 Break
  0945 Shakes and Quakes: Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Management of Ethanol Withdrawal
  1045 New Concepts in Trauma Care
  1145 Practice Changing Critical Care Articles From the Past Year
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, October 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Best Articles From the Past Year in Infectious Disease
  0830 Too Hot to Handle: Toxin-Induced Hyperthermia
  0930 Break
  0945 Everything Mu: Management of Opioid Intoxication and Withdrawal
  1045 A Rational Approach to the Elderly Patient With Abdominal Pain
  1145 Ask the Pros: Panel Discussion
D.Lugassy / J.Perkins
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, October 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  0830 Meow Meow, N-BOM and Thom: The Latest Drugs of Abuse
  0930 Break
  0945 Chest Pain in the ED: How Fast Can You Discharge?
  1045 Ultrasound in Shock
  1145 Remember That Patient? Getting Sued
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

Monday, October 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Orthopedic M&M: Bone Broke, Who Fix?
  0830 Running a Perfect Sepsis Resuscitation
  0930 Break
  0945 Ultrasound Applications in Limited-Resource Settings
  1045 Best Practice in Management of Electrolyte Disorders
  1145 Stump the Faculty: High-Risk Case Presentations
J.Perkins / M.Abraham / M.Vermeulen
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Michael Kristopher Abraham, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Program Coordinator

Daniel Lugassy, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Medical Toxicology
NYU School of Medicine
Medical Director
New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM)
New York, New York

Jack Perkins, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Assistant Program Director
Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency
Roanoke, Virginia

Marsia Vermeulen, DO, RDMS, RDCS, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Director, Resident Ultrasound Education
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York


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 #1035773; Expiration date 10/29/18.

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 August 27, 2018 to September 26, 2018. No refund after September 26, 2018; 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 Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email:


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.