Park City, Utah

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Park City has recently seen historic changes. Two of the town’s resorts merged to form Park City Mountain Resort, the largest ski area in the United States, connected by the new Quicksilver Gondola. Other enhancements include two new lifts, restaurant upgrades, and enhanced snowmaking capabilities.

The six mountains of Deer Valley Resort offer a thrilling day for skiers of all abilities. Challenge yourself on the same runs skied by Olympians during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games; take a ski lesson and learn the basic fundamentals of an exciting, new sport; or treat yourself to Deer Valley’s award-winning cuisine.

You will also find opportunities to cross-country ski, hike, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife. After a day of skiing, explore and indulge with award-winning dining, incredible shopping, and vibrant nightlife. Park City has something for everyone.

Hyatt Centric Park City

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Ideally situated at the base of Canyons Village in Park City, Utah, Hyatt Centric Park City is an AAA Four Diamond, luxury resort located in the heart of North America’s largest ski resort offering 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Hyatt Centric Park City offers ski-in/ski-out access via Sunrise chairlift. Combined with nearby Deer Valley Resort outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy over 9,000 acres of recreational terrain.

Hyatt Centric Park City is a beautiful alpine retreat long loved by skiers, snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts. It is situated about five miles from downtown Park City dining and shopping, and during ski season, the lodge provides guests with a free shuttle within the Canyons Resort area and downtown Park City. This resort features an outdoor heated pool and two whirlpools for use all year long.

Enjoy a swim in the warm, soothing waters while you enjoy the peaceful views of snow-capped mountains. Grab some food from EPC Market, and head out to eat an alfresco breakfast, lunch, or dinner poolside. Keep up your workout routine in the 24-hour StayFit™ fitness center. When it’s time to dine, Escala Provisions Company is a casual restaurant and bar that serves fresh locally-inspired food and drinks for breakfast and dinner. An extension to the restaurant, the urban market, offers an abundant selection of beverages and foods like salads, sandwiches, and, hearth fired pizza. After a day on the slopes, roast s’mores at Escala Provisions Company while gathered around the fire with the family.

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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
Park City, Utah
March 12-16, 2018

Monday, March 12

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Common Hand and Wrist Injuries L.Jagminas  
  0800 Pain: No Longer the 5th Vital Sign (But Still Important…) C.Moore  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 More Than a Pain in My Back L.Jagminas  
  1700 Management of Common Fractures P.Smulowitz  
  1800 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology

Tuesday, March 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 DVT and PE P.Smulowitz  
  0800 How Clot Will Travel: Diagnosis and Management of VTE C.Moore  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 EM Myths L.Jagminas  
  1700 Controversial Medications P.Smulowitz  
  1800 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology

Wednesday, March 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Bariatric Worries L.Jagminas  
  0800 Heart of the Matter: Bedside Focused Cardiac Ultrasound C.Moore  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 The Great Masquerader: Diagnosing Aortic Catastrophes C.Moore  
  1700 Low Risk Chest Pain P.Smulowitz  
  1800 Adjourn
0.3 Pharmacology

Thursday, March 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Stones and Moans: Controversies in Kidney Stone Diagnosis and Management C.Moore  
  0800 Decision Making in EM P.Smulowitz  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 The Eyes Have It L.Jagminas  
  1700 Arrhythmia Management P.Smulowitz  
  1800 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology

Friday, March 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 21st Century Approach to Shock and Finding Fluid C.Moore  
  0800 Wilderness Emergencies L.Jagminas  
  0900 Break
  0915 Acute Stroke and TIA P.Smulowitz  
  1015 Primum Non Nocere: Know Where Your Needle Is! (Procedural US) C.Moore  
  1115 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.2 Pharmacology Hours†


Liudvikas Jagminas, MD, FACEP
Chief of Service
Department of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians
Harvard Medical School
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Program Coordinator

Christopher L. Moore MD, RDMS, RDCS
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Section of Emergency Ultrasound;
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Peter B. Smulowitz, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chair of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham
Needham, Massachusetts


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 #1034662; Expiration date 3/16/18.

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.


To Be Announced


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 January 11, 2018 to February 10, 2018. No refund after February 10, 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.