Orlando, Florida

With over 40 million visitors every year, Orlando has long been one of the most popular vacation spots in the country. Most people automatically think of the mouse, but Orlando has a lot more to offer, no matter what you like to do on vacation. There’s golf, shopping, nearby beaches, large theme parks, and exciting nightlife.

Orlando is not just for kids anymore! From the thrill of new attractions at the 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.

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.

To purchase specially priced Walt Disney World® Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or visit http://www.mydisneygroup.com/nwstemf23

Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 02/15/2023. Tickets are valid 7 days before, during, and 7 days after your meeting dates. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid ticket on the same day are required. To make park reservations, you will need to sign in to an existing Disney® Account or create a new one and link each ticket. Park reservations are subject to availability; please check the Park Availability Calendar.

For details on making a park reservation, please visit Disney Park Pass Experience Updates. If you have not visited the Walt Disney World® Resort in a while, we recommend reviewing the Experience Updates. Disney reserves the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.

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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
February 16-19, 2023

Thursday, February 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Vertigo K.Bakes
  0830 Acute Vision Loss K.Bakes
  0930 Break
  0945 Sore Throat Evaluation in the ED R.King
  1045 Facial Trauma M.Moreira
  1145 Foreign Bodies: Have a Strategy M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, February 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Acute Pelvic Pain in Women (non-pregnant) R.King
  0830 First Trimester Bleeding K.Bakes
  0930 Break
  0945 Delivery: Are You Ready? M.Moreira
  1045 Bariatric Patients: What You Should Consider R.King
  1145 Tips for Common ED Procedures M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, February 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Silent Killer: Pulmonary Hypertension M.Moreira
  0830 Strategies for Managing Pneumothoraces R.King
  0930 Break
  0945 Workplace Violence R.King
  1045 Neonatal and Pediatric Arrest K.Bakes
  1145 Pediatric Trauma K.Bakes
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, February 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Drowning (Submersion) and Water-Related Injuries R.King
  0830 Updates on Traveler’s Diarrhea R.King
  0930 Break
  0945 Youth Violence and Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs K.Bakes
  1045 Controversies in Trauma M.Moreira
  1145 Pearls for Environmental Injuries M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

1.4 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/5/23


Katherine Bakes, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care Systems
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Professor of Emergency Medicine, CUSOM
Aurora, Colorado

Renee King, MD, MPH
Emergency Medicine Physician
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Department of Emergency Medicine
Visiting Associate Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Maria E. Moreira, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Continuing Education and Simulation
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Office of Education
Director of Professional Development and Wellbeing
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042650; Expiration Date 02/19/23.

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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, 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 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.


$100 December 18, 2022 to January 17, 2023. No refund after January 17, 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)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.


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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