Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge is a well sought after destination for those who want to relax and thrill seekers alike. Here, you'll find an all-American atmosphere that turned a once golden valley of fields into a family vacation playground.

Begin your adventure with a visit to Dollywood - recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks, offering more than fifty rides and attractions, including Lightning Rod, Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster, as well as Thunderhead wooden coaster and the 110-ton Dollywood Express steam engine. Dollywood’s entertainment, recognized worldwide, has won more awards than any other theme park for its live shows featuring country, bluegrass, Southern gospel and classic rock. Master craftsmen demonstrate the area’s rich artistry - from hand-blown glass to blacksmithing.

For nature lovers, embark on a scenic hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, boasting diverse plants, wildlife, and picturesque vistas. Discover the fascinating world of Hollywood at the Hollywood Wax Museum. The Island in Pigeon Forge offers a family-friendly atmosphere with shops, dining, and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage at the Titanic Museum, showcasing artifacts and interactive exhibits. Go horseback riding, golf or experience whitewater rafting - the outdoor activity options here are endless.

Still want more? Gatlinburg is a short drive away, and is the gateway community for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. With three park entrances right in town, Gatlinburg serves as a basecamp for many of the 14 million park visitors each year.  Surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is one of America’s great mountain resort destinations boasting dozens of local and national restaurants, attractions galore and the arts, crafts and shops that reflect that tradition of the region.

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa

Leave that "9 to 5" behind and have a great time at the beautiful, award winning Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa™ , Voted No. 2 in the 2023 USATODAY Top 10 Theme Park Hotels Reader' Choice awards. Located in Pigeon Forge, Tennesse, this modern resort is set just 3 miles from Dollywood Theme Park. 

Built around the rich traditions of storytelling, family and togetherness, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa™ upholds the spirit of the South in a fresh new way.  Here you'll find a full service spa, fitness center, heated indoor pool, outdoor whirlpool, game room, fitness center, outdoor fort style play structure with climbing wall and slides, Camp DW children's activities, corn hole arena,  and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. For those who choose to just relax and take in the mountain scenery, the resort offers several gas fire pits to warm your face and rocking chair porches to soothe your soul. When it's time to dine, guests will find numerous dining options. Enjoy comfortable, family-style dining at Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery, stop by The DM Pantry for a quick bite to go, or unwind in the Lounge with refreshing drinks and delicious food.

As a guest of Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa™ , you'll be able to take advantage of complementary parking,  complimentary Trolley Service to Dollywood Parks & Resorts, priority access to Dollywood Parks, early entry on Saturdays, complimentary TimeSaver passes (for resort guests with valid park admission or season passes), complimentary package delivery of items purchased at the park and brought to your hotel room, and more. Terms and conditions may apply.

Guest rooms feature amenities such as flat screen TV, mini refrigerator, safe, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, hair dryer, iron/board, and more.

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa™ is located approximately 25.7 miles from Knoxville Airport (TYS). Parking is limited to registered guests. Daily self-parking is complimentary for guests. Regular Valet parking is available for $25 per day and Premium Valet is available for $40 per day. Parking is limited to one space per room. No commercial, trailer or RV parking permitted. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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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
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
March 20-23, 2025

Thursday, March 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 High-Risk EKGs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly J.Casaletto
  0830 Forgotten Ventricle: Finding and Fixing RV Failure J.Casaletto
  0930 Break
  0945 Don’t Be So Sensitive: Managing Hypersensitivity Reactions JT.Finnell
  1045 Airway Tips and Tricks E.Gross
  1145 A Look at the Red Eye E.Gross
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, March 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Patient Safety and Medical Errors JT.Finnell
  0830 Managing the Burn(out) JT.Finnell
  0930 Break
  0945 Surviving the Sepsis Guidelines E.Gross
  1045 Resistance is Futile: Conquering Bacteria in the ED E.Gross
  1145 Bump or Brain Injury: Peds Head Injury 2025 J.Casaletto
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, March 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Fashion Wear: VADs, Vests and Ventricular Devices J.Casaletto
  0830 PE, PESI and PERC J.Casaletto
  0930 Break
  0945 An Odyssey of the Hand E.Gross
  1045 Anything but 98.6: Managing Temperature Emergencies JT.Finnell
  1145 The Latest in Treating Alcohol Use Disorder JT.Finnell
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, March 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Gimme a Break: Upper Extremity Fractures E.Gross
  0830 Pediatric Rashes Revisited E.Gross
  0930 Break
  0945 Evolving Trends in Healthcare Delivery JT.Finnell
  1045 Trauma Update 2025 J.Casaletto
  1145 EM ENT and Dental Updates: We Can Handle the Tooth J.Casaletto
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

3.4 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/8/24


Jennifer J. Casaletto, MD, FACEP
Adjunct Faculty Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

JT Finnell, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana

Eric Gross, MD, MMM, FACEP
Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Physician Advisor Program
Department of Clinical Medical Affairs
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California
Program Coordinator 


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.

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 1044347; Expiration Date 03/23/2025.

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 January 19, 2025 to February 18, 2025. No refund after February 18, 2025; 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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