Portland, Oregon

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Maybe you’ve heard that the city of Portland, Oregon has been proclaimed as North America’s “Best Big City” according to Money magazine and that Travel+Leisure magazine recently honored Portland with a No. 5 ranking on its list of “100 Fabulous Places (and Things)” for 2001. Come get a first-hand look at unmatched natural beauty, a bustling local scene, and sumptuous dining all effortlessly accessed thanks to a famous light-rail system. With no sales tax, Portland is a haven for commerce regardless of budget or personal style.

Haute couture and hot cuisine rule Portland’s Pearl District, which has quickly become the place to see and be seen. A new generation of cooks have created a distinctive Northwest cuisine - a nouvelle style that reemphasizes local products and produce, Oregon wines and microbrews, and fine cheeses such as Oregon blue.

Portland’s Saturday Market is the nation’s largest open-air market for handcrafted goods. Located in the Old Town District, the market offers more than 250 craft booths, an international food court, and live entertainment.

Drown out the city noise in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, an entire city block of tranquility, ride the only three-door elevator west of the Mississippi at Powell’s City of Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, or visit the Oregon Zoo. Experience an earthquake registering 5.5 on the Richter scale at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry or visit turn-of-the-century Victorian and Georgian homes along the tree-lined blocks of Northwest 21st and 23rd avenues, housing more than 250 unique shops, brewpubs, art outlets, and eateries. End your day with dramatic city views as you stroll or bike along the new Eastbank Esplanade.

The Nines Hotel

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Poised in the heart of the city center at the top of one of Portland, Oregon’s most beloved landmarks, the stately Meier & Frank Building, the Nines Hotel honors the structure’s storied past, both in its striking decor and impeccable service. The Nines Hotel made the list of 2014 Ultimate Portlandia-Approved Portland Hotels, CNN Traveler’s 2013 top 14 beautiful hotels inspired by literature, and Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards.

The 24-hour fitness center welcomes any guest looking for an invigorating workout. Departure Restaurant is located atop the Nines Hotel and offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city, mountains, and river. Departure’s bar showcases exotic cocktails, a global wine list, and the city’s largest sake list. Urban Farmer redefines the modern steakhouse with an emphasis on Northwest, sustainable ingredients and simple, straightforward preparations.

Deluxe rooms feature city views, 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability), flat screen TV, DVD player, MP3 Port, iron/board, refreshment center, rainforest shower, make-up/shaving mirror, hair dryer, and terry cloth robe. Located 8 miles (20 minute drive in traffic depending or 40 minutes via MAX light rail) from the Portland International Airport (PDX).

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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
Portland, Oregon
July 25-28, 2018

Wednesday, July 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Crashing Brain: Stroke, ICH, SAH, Infection, and More S.Stahmer  
  0830 ED Management of Bleeding Disorders S.Stahmer  
  0930 Break
  0945 Breathe In, Breathe Out: Vent Management in the ED T.Davie  
  1045 Hold the High 5's: Your Tubed Patient Is Now Coding T.Davie  
  1145 ED Rashes: Not Always Steroid Cream and Derm Referral S.Stahmer  
  1245 Adjourn
1.0 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, July 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Technological Boosts: Technology, FOAM-ED, and Apps T.Davie  
  0830 Myth Busting in EM T.Davie  
  0930 Break
  0945 Critical Care Sonography S.Stahmer  
  1045 Cardiac Disasters: Cases, ECG, and ECHO S.Stahmer  
  1145 Something Up The Nose: Epistaxis and Nasal Foreign Bodies T.Davie  
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, July 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Consultant Jeopardy E.Katz  
  0830 Rocks: An EBM Approach to Nephrolithiasis E.Katz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Making Sense of Wide Complex Tachycardias S.Stahmer  
  1045 An EBM Approach to PE S.Stahmer  
  1145 The Business of Medicine E.Katz  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, July 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Oncologic Emergencies E.Katz  
  0830 The Sepsis Bundle: Good Care or CMS Nightmare? E.Katz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Drunkicidal or Truly Suicidal? Evidence-Based Suicide Risk Assessment T.Davie  
  1045 The Chemical Take Down: Medicating the Agitated Patient T.Davie  
  1145 Infectious Disease Jeopardy E.Katz  
  1245 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

3.9 Pharmacology Hours†



Timothy Davie, MD, FAAEM
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Maricopa Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine ‑ Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maricopa Medical Center
Executive Chairman and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Campus
Program Coordinator

Sarah Stahmer, MD, FACEP
Director of EM Ultrasound
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


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 #1034622; Expiration date 7/28/2018.

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 May 26, 2018 to June 25, 2018. No refund after June 25, 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: kellee@universaltravel1.com


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.