Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The birthplace of American independence and home of the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia offers a unique variety of attractions, culture, entertainment, and activities that are sure to please.

Tour the city’s historic neighborhoods and other sites free to the public. Stroll the Old City, Philadelphia’s first commercial district. In addition to Betsy Ross’s home and Elfreth’s Alley (America’s oldest continuously residential street), Old City is known for the most exciting collection of art galleries on the East Coast. Next, running along the Delaware River are hundreds of historically significant townhouses and places of worship which make up the whole of Society Hill. Encompassing North and South Broad Street, The Avenue of the Arts is one of the premier cultural destinations in the city and the region and home to the Academy of Music, the Merriam Theater, Wilma Theater, Freedom Theatre, and the Regional Performing Arts Center.

Visit Chinatown, where the “Chinese Friendship Gate” at 10th and Arch Streets welcomes you to this bustling community that has established itself as a center for fine art, culture, and the very best in Asian culinary delights for more than a century. On the banks of the Schuylkill River, just west of Center City, Manayunk boasts more than 65 chic boutiques, galleries, and dozens of restaurants. The “hippest street in Philadelphia,” South Street is famous for its eclectic shops, restaurants, and dynamic nightlife.

The Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia

Discover true grandeur, historic style and unrivaled service at one of the most iconic hotels in the all of downtown Philadelphia. Situated on the famous Avenue of the Arts, The Bellevue Hotel seamlessly blends old-world architecture with modern interiors to provide a stay that epitomizes Philadelphia luxury. Explore the Avenue of the Arts, featuring some of the city’s most unique cultural touchstones, museums and live performance spaces. Savor a variety of culinary delights, including delectable dishes at XIX (NINETEEN), all of which are thoughtfully sourced and carefully served. Stay on track in the 24-hour fitness center offering premium equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bicycles, and a dedicated yoga/stretching area. See more of Philadelphia, including sporting events, luxury shopping and some of the city’s best restaurants, moments from the hotel.

Enjoy some of the premier shops in all of Philadelphia without ever having to leave the building - the historic Bellevue is home to a number of the world’s most renowned retailers! Standard guest rooms feature one King or two Queen Hyatt Grand Bed™ (based on availability) featuring sumptuous linens and a feather duvet, flat screen TV, safe, coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, iron/board, hair dryer, KenetMD bath amenities, generous work area, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and data port. Discover true grandeur within these luxuriously oversized Philadelphia hotel accommodations.

The Bellevue Hotel has valet and self-parking options via a connected garage that not operated by the hotel. In and out privileges are available for those who bill their parking charges to their guest room. Overnight self-parking, $40 per night; Overnight valet parking, $53 per night. Daily parking rates are prevailing and all parking rates are subject to change without notice. Maximum height clearance for the garage is 6’4”.

Hyatt at the Bellevue is located approximately 13 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).


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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 28-31, 2023

Monday, August 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Top Papers in EM / CC 2022-23 S.Rezaie
  0830 The Critical PE Patient: Thrombolysis of Massive and Submassive PE S.Rezaie
  0930 Break
  0945 Aortic Dissection: How Severe Is the Pain? S.Shroyer
  1045 Utilization of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Critically Ill Patient M.Bacher
  1145 Interesting Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases M.Bacher
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, August 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Identification of Early Ischemia on EKG: Cases M.Bacher
  0830 Approach to Efficient Use of Evidence-Based Medicine M.Bacher
  0930 Break
  0945 Back Pain: Spinal Infection – Can You Quantify the Risk Before Imaging? S.Shroyer
  1045 Resuscitation Sequence Intubation: The Physiologically Difficult Airway S.Rezaie
  1145 Beyond ACLS: Going Beyond the Guidelines S.Rezaie
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, August 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cath Lab Activation Accuracy and the Mimics S.Shroyer
  0830 Cath Lab Activation: 30 Seconds to Call It S.Shroyer
  0930 Break
  0945 Acute MI Management: Shifting of the STEMI / NSTEMI Paradigm M.Bacher
  1045 Emergency Physician X-Ray Interpretation: What Do We Miss? M.Bacher
  1145 Performing Procedures Like a Boss S.Rezaie
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, August 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Conquering the World of Clinical Practice With FOAMed S.Rezaie
  0830 DKA Myths S.Rezaie
  0930 Break
  0945 Pulmonary Embolus: An Evidence-Based Overview S.Shroyer
  1045 MRSA: More Than Just an Abscess S.Shroyer
  1145 Do No Harm: Complications From Common Treatments We Must Consider M.Bacher
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

2 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/13/22


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

Salim R. Rezaie, MD
Staff Physician, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine
Creator / Founder of REBEL EM (
Co-Creator / Founder of The Teaching Institute (
San Antonio, Texas

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

(non-speaking role)

Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Resident Liaison, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas


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: 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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042714; Expiration Date 08/31/23.

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), 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 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 June 29, 2023 to July 29, 2023. No refund after July 29, 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! 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.