Walt Disney World® Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Walt Disney World® Resort features six theme and water parks, a sports complex, golf courses and Disney Springs®. Experience the power of magic with an exciting range of dining, shopping, entertainment and attractions for all ages. Explore the newest attractions and timeless classics, cool off at world class water parks, set your sights on Cinderella Castle, explore Disney's Hollywood Studios®, or head over to EPCOT® and travel around the world—and even out of this world. Savor delicious meals in themed restaurants with delightful details, shop for the perfect souvenirs, and take a swing on a championship or miniature golf course to round out your stay.

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.

Disney's BoardWalk Inn

For an up-close Disney experience look no further than Disney's BoardWalk Inn ! This charming waterfront resort offers a turn-of-the-century Atlantic City feel. Located within walking distance of EPCOT® and Disney's Hollywood Studios® Theme Park, and Disney's Yacht Club Resort , you'll discover carnival games, exciting nightlife, and unique dining on this Coney Island style boardwalk. As an added bonus,  guests can enjoy the convenience of Early Theme Park entry* and extended evening Theme Park hours* on select nights, merchandise delivery and pickup, complimentary resort transportation and much more!  Hotel amenities aim to please with the Luna Park Pool, featuring two pools and a 200 ft long water slide, Muscles and Bustles Health Club, campfire activities, fishing, jogging paths, movies under the stars, and more to keep everyone entertained. *valid admission, Resort ID, and same-day Park reservation required for Theme Park Entry.

When hunger strikes, choose from three full service restaurants including Trattoria al Forno, offering Italian culinary classics for dinner and Disney Character Breakfast for the kids, sustainable seafood at Flying Fish, or handcrafted beer and mouthwatering entrees at Big River Grille & Brewing Works. In a hurry? Choose from quick service options ranging from deli favorites to pizza, specialty coffee drinks, and ice cream. Adults will find three themed lounges ranging from the AbracadaBar that harkens back to the heyday of master magicians and illusionists, to Leaping Horse Libations - themed like a colorful carousel, to Belle Vue Lounge with a 1930s style sitting room that also serves coffee and pastries in the morning.

Disney's BoardWalk Inn guest rooms feature a patio or balcony, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea maker, beverage cooler, safe, iron/board, luxury bath and body products, and more to ensure a comfortable stay.

The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 19.6 miles away from the Boardwalk Inn. Self-parking is complimentary;  valet parking $33 per night (includes sales tax). Parking prices subject to change without notice. Guests at select Disney Resort hotels can enjoy a wide array of complimentary transportation options at Walt Disney World® Resort, such as water taxi service to EPCOT®, Disney's Hollywood Studios® Theme Park and Disney's Yacht Club Resort and  bus service to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Water Parks and the Disney Springs® area. Disney Skyliner gondola system offers a bird’s-eye view while connecting Guests to Disney's Hollywood Studios®, EPCOT® and select Disney Resort hotels. A Disney Skyliner station is conveniently located at the International Gateway to EPCOT®—just a quick stroll away from Disney's BoardWalk Inn.
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Tickets are valid 7 days before, during, and 7 days after the 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.

Whether it’s your first visit or your 100th, we recommend reviewing the Walt Disney World® Resort Experience Updates.

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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
Walt Disney World® Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
November 21-24, 2024

Thursday, November 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Emergency Department M.Bacher
  0830 Utilization of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Critically Ill Patient M.Bacher
  0930 Break
  0945 Back Pain: Spinal Infection - Can You Quantify the Risk Before Imaging? S.Shroyer
  1045 Update on ED Management of Atrial Fibrillation M.Streitz
  1145 Sleep on This: Procedural Sedation M.Streitz
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, November 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Aortic Dissection: How Severe Is the Pain? S.Shroyer
  0830 It’s Getting Tight in Here: Compartment Syndrome M.Streitz
  0930 Break
  0945 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy M.Streitz
  1045 Emergency Physician X-Ray Interpretation: What Do We Miss? M.Bacher
  1145 Interesting Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases M.Bacher
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, November 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Risk Stratification Strategies for Chest Pain M.Streitz
  0830 Acute MI Management: Shifting of the NSTEMI / STEMI Paradigm M.Bacher
  0930 Break
  0945 Identification of Early Ischemia on EKG: Cases M.Bacher
  1045 Cath Lab Activation Accuracy and the Mimics S.Shroyer
  1145 Cath Lab Activation: 30 Seconds to Call It S.Shroyer
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, November 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Use of Evidence-Based Medicine: Common Misconceptions Regarding Current Treatments M.Bacher
  0830 Pulmonary Embolus: An Evidence-Based Overview S.Shroyer
  0930 Break
  0945 MRSA: More Than Just an Abscess S.Shroyer
  1045 Update on High Altitude Medicine M.Streitz
  1145 Hemorrhage Control in Trauma M.Streitz
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

2.2 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/22/24


Henry M. Bacher, MD
Staff Physician
Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
San Antonio, Texas

Steven Shroyer, MD, FACEP
Private Practice in Clinical Emergency Medicine and Clinical Research
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital
San Antonio, Texas

Matthew J. Streitz, MD
Staff, Emergency Medicine
Core Faculty
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Assistant Professor of Military / Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Private Practice in Clinical Emergency Medicine
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital System
San Antonio, Texas 

(non-speaking role)

Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD
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 


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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 1044110; Expiration Date 11/24/24.

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 September 22, 2024 to October 22, 2024. No refund after October 22, 2024; 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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