Park City, Utah

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.

The Chateaux Deer Valley

Nestled amid the majestic Park City mountains, The Chateaux Deer Valley offers exemplary service and amenities for all guests, making it a popular year-round destination. At this Forbes Four-Star luxury property, guests take solace from the world and reconnect with nature. The Chateaux Deer Valley is located mid mountain at Deer Valley Resort, and while it is not a direct ski-in/ski-out property, it provides easy access to Deer Valley Resort just across Silver Lake Plaza, approximately 100 yards from Sterling Lift.

The Chateaux Deer Valley provides overnight lodging guests with complimentary usage of the secured ski and bike storage room. Stein Eriksen Sport, located across the street from the neighboring Stein Eriksen Lodge provides convenient access to ski rentals, tuning, and repair. Cena Ristorante & Lounge presents a unique blend of Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Specialties include flat bread pizza prepared in an authentic wood-burning oven, fresh pastas and a savory selection of seafood entrees blending traditional European flavors and local essences.

Relax in the outdoor heated pool and one of three hot tubs that sit atop an elevated deck adjacent to The Courtyard offering uninterrupted views of the resort and valley.  There is also a Fitness Center, open 24 hours a day. Run of House Guest rooms offer a luxurious blend of comfort and modern style equipped with kitchenette, fireplace, safe, heated towel rack, jetted tub, plush robes, signature bath products, iron/board, hairdryer and more. Deer Valley Resort is filled with non-stop activity such as lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic chairlift rides, and music-filled evenings at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

In addition, Park City Main Street is located just 5 minutes from The Chateaux Deer Valley and offers a great place to explore our authentic mining town, offering exclusive shopping, energetic nightlife, and opulent art galleries, as well as a number of locations for dining. The Chateaux Deer Valley offers complimentary scheduled shuttle service to/from Historic Main Street  to all in-house guests.

The Chateaux Deer Valley is located approximately 38 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).​ Hotel guests are welcome to self-park in the on-site heated, secured garage facility.

Notice Regarding Lift Tickets

Deer Valley Resort will be restricting lift ticket sales and limiting capacity due to Covid-19 procedures and policies.

This winter’s reduced capacity means the only way to guarantee you’ll have lift tickets upon arrival is to pre-purchase your tickets.

Pre-purchase your lift tickets in advance to guarantee your spot on the mountain, especially if you have booked lessons, rentals or other products. Day-of, on-site, lift ticket sales will not be available this ski season.

To help you make the most of your ski vacation, Deer Valley limits the number of lift tickets sold each day. During busy periods, the resort typically reaches capacity and they strongly recommend that guests pre-purchase tickets online to guarantee access. Please note: Cameras are in use for fraud detection. Pass sharing or misuse may result in suspension of the pass for the day or season. Deer Valley is a ski only resort.
To pre-purchase your lift tickets, please visit:

If you have questions or prefer to purchase tickets by phone, please contact the Ticket Office at (435) 645-6626. Phone ticket sales are available from 8:30am-5pm daily; Season pass desk is open 8:30am-4pm, daily.

Email us at or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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
Park City, Utah
February 22-26, 2021

Monday, February 22

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 World's Deadliest Creatures S.Bird  
  0800 State of the Art Risk Stratification for PE: Who Needs a Test? M.Courtney  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Common Pediatric Orthopedic Emergencies: Diagnosis, Management, and Disposition C.Courtney  
  1700 Aortic Dissection: Finding the Needle in the Haystack M.Courtney  
  1800 Adjourn
0.3 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, February 23

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Handy Skills: Common Injuries of the Hand and Wrist From XR to Treatment C.Courtney  
  0800 Controversy or Cutting Edge: Treatment of PE and DVT Beyond Heparin M.Courtney  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Accepting Risk and the Myth of Zero: Rational Testing for Chest Pain S.Bird  
  1700 First Take Care of Yourself: Clinician Wellness and Resiliency S.Bird  
  1800 Adjourn
0.3 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, February 24

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Sepsis Care in 2021: What Do I Need to Know for My Patients and Guideline Compliance? M.Courtney  
  0800 Pattern Recognition and Visual Toxicology S.Bird  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Adult Orthopedic Cases: How to Manage Like a Pro C.Courtney  
  1700 Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment of Pneumonia M.Courtney  
  1800 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, February 25

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Dangerous Drug-Drug Interactions S.Bird  
  0800 Are You Ready for a Mass Casualty Event? Preparing for an ED MCI C.Courtney  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Pediatric Respiratory Disasters: A Case-Based Review C.Courtney  
  1700 Difficult Emergency Case Management Decisions With Q&A M.Courtney / C.Courtney / S.Bird  
  1800 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, February 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Drugs of Abuse and Conundrums of Testing S.Bird  
  0800 ED Sports Medicine: What You Need to Know and Why C.Courtney  
  0900 Break
  0915 Treatment and Reversal of Anticoagulation-Related Bleeding: Who, When, and How M.Courtney  
  1015 Top Six Recent Articles That Have Changed Practice M.Courtney / C.Courtney / S.Bird  
  1115 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3.8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/26/20


Steven B. Bird, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Program Director and Vice Chair of Education
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts

Chris Courtney, MD, FACEP
President Scottsdale Emergency Associates
Envision Regional Medical Director
Teaching Faculty, Honor Health Scottsdale, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Maricopa Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency
Co-Founder and President, Nothing to Lose Foundation
Scottsdale, Arizona

D. Mark Courtney, MD, MSc
Executive Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
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.

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 CEC; AANA Code #1039995; Expiration date 2/26/2021.

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 December 24, 2020 to January 23, 2021. No refund after January 23, 2021; 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.