Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is the vibrant and beautiful capital city of Scotland. History, heritage, dramatic cultural landmarks, and outstanding natural beauty are all here for you to explore. From the cobbled streets of the Old Town to the beautiful Georgian avenues of the New Town, Edinburgh is a city of contrasts blending shopping, historic attractions, gardens, and plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can relax.

See the T-Rex at the National Museum of Scotland, the Concorde at the National Museum of Flight, and Steiff Bears at the world’s only dedicated Museum of Childhood. In Edinburgh city center, head to Charlotte Square in the New Town--Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban architecture--and visit the Georgian House. Three floors of the Georgian House have been beautifully refurbished by the National Trust for Scotland to reflect the lifestyle of 1796. Edinburgh is absolutely jam-packed with historic buildings and homes and you don’t need to look for long to uncover some grand architecture. Not far away is Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of three monarchs including Mary Queen of Scots in 1542. Under the care of Historic Scotland, this extensive home of Scotland's Stewart kings is a regular venue for historic performances and re-enactments. Visit the churches and cathedrals of Edinburgh and you’ll discover beautiful buildings with their Gothic architecture and stunning stained glass windows--some are so fascinating, they’ve even been featured in movies.

Edinburgh is a real foodie’s paradise with quality, character, and imagination defining its culinary scene. Whether you want to treat yourself to fine dining in one of the city’s five Michelin-star restaurants or enjoy coffee and a cake in the region’s many cafes and tearooms, you won’t be disappointed. Don't forget to sample some of the world's largest collection of Scotch Whisky and mouth-watering beers, ales, and ciders, many produced locally.

There is certainly no shortage of boutiques, charming shops, and stores selling designer brands in Edinburgh. The historic Grassmarket is a magnet for unusual shops, encompassing vintage clothes, contemporary jewelry, and rare books.

If you want to get away from it all, The Lothians offer scenic countryside, coastlines, and invigorating outdoor activities from watching wildlife to world-class golf. In addition to everything above, Scotland's people add that extra special ingredient: warm welcomes, good sense of humor, fabulous culture, and a real appetite for adventure. You'll soon understand why Edinburgh is the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is located in the heart of the capital of Scotland on Victoria Street - Scotland’s most photographed street! This luxurious location will leave you with a lifetime of memories of exploring the beauty of Edinburgh, with easy access to the Royal Mile, The Real Mary King's Close, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh Castle, shopping, dining, pubs, and so much more.

Hungry for something different? Grab a craft cocktail, nibble on bar bites, feast on a three-course meal, or share a dram with the locals. Commons Club offers Scottish fare, served with international flair, while Eve offers casual breakfast, dinner, and weekend brunch – plus live music on the weekends. Looking to fit some fitness into your stay? Walk, jog, or run to the 24-hour gym and fitness center.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh's Chambers feature a groundbreaking design that combines the hallway, closet, and bathroom into one luxurious Dressing Room area, while privacy doors close to create a personal Sleeping Lounge. Chambers offer 1 king or 2 twin beds (based on hotel availability), plus amenities such as complimentary WiFi access (excludes meeting rooms), coffee/tea maker, SMEG Minibar with high street priced items, safe, Smart TV, yoga mat, makeup vanity and dedicated dressing area, private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and much more.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is located approximately 7.6 miles (12.23km) from the Edinburgh Airport (EDI). A taxi to the hotel takes approx. 25 minutes and, on average, costs £25 each way. Edinburgh Trams stops right outside the airport. Hop off at Princes Street and it’s a short walk up a big hill to the hotel. The Airlink 100 bus connects the airport to St Andrew Square. From there it’s a 12-minute walk to the hotel. From the train station (Edinburgh Waverley): 15-minute walk uphill via North Bridge and the Royal Mile.
You can get a taxi from the taxi rank outside. This should take less than 10 minutes and cost £10, approximately. Transportation times and costs 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.


A continuing education program for emergency medicine healthcare professionals, focused on the latest updates and advancements in emergency medicine. This program includes lectures and discussion with faculty/peers to enhance your clinical skills and knowledge. Learn from expert faculty and real-world cases, gaining valuable insights to provide improved patient care in emergency settings.


Improve knowledge, competence, and utilization of the most recent evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Improve knowledge, skills, and strategies in the timely diagnosis and management of patients with complex comorbidities, emergency medical conditions, and less common conditions.

Increase knowledge of newer pharmacologic agents, thereby improving competence in medication management via anticipation of potential polypharmacy interactions and improved ability to provide sedation in the emergency department.

Increased ability to anticipate, prevent, and manage complications and emergency medical conditions, leading to improved patient outcomes and reduced morbidity and mortality rates.

Strengthen and augment ability to apply and interpret diagnostic testing/imaging used in the emergency department.

Enhance ability to analyze complex situations from an ethical and legal perspective, protecting both patients and healthcare providers.

Refine and strengthen competence in assessing and managing trauma patients, including timely assessment, prioritization of interventions, and coordination of multidisciplinary care.

Improve confidence in ability to perform procedural skills, enhancing patient comfort and providing optimal quality of care.

Note: Not all objectives apply to every program.


Topics in Emergency Medicine
Edinburgh, Scotland
May 5-9, 2025

Monday, May 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Care Into Your Practice J.Holmes
  0830 Status Epilepticus: An Evidence-Based Approach (30min) D.Nishijima
  0900 Updates in Concussion Care (30min) D.Nishijima
  0930 Break
  0945 Optimizing Pediatric Care in a Community ED Setting J.Li
  1045 Initial Evaluation of the Trauma Patient J.Holmes
  1145 Evaluation of Pediatric Patients With Autism J.Li
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, May 6

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Current Concepts in The Evaluation and Management of Head Injured Patients J.Holmes
  0830 Management of Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma J.Li
  0930 Break
  0945 Posterior Circulation Strokes: Evaluation of the Vague Dizzy Patient J.Holmes
  1045 Time-Based Interventions in Stroke Care D.Nishijima
  1145 Group Discussion: Neurological Emergencies J.Holmes / J.Li / D.Nishijima
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, May 7 – Free Day


Thursday, May 8

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Cases in Pediatric RSI J.Li
  0830 Stop the Bleed! Reversal Strategies for Anticoagulants (30min) D.Nishijima
  0900 ED Management of Atrial Fibrillation (30min) D.Nishijima
  0930 Break
  0945 Current Updates in the Evaluation and Management of Patients With PE J.Holmes
  1045 Chest Pain Evaluation: High Sensitivity Troponin and Risk Stratification Strategies J.Holmes
  1145 Syncope: Initial Evaluation and Identifying Who Can Safely Go Home D.Nishijima
  1215 Stroke Mimics: Don't Be Fooled D.Nishijima
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, May 9

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Drowning in the Pediatric Patient J.Li
  0830 Procedures to Incorporate Into Your Practice (30min) D.Nishijima
  0900 TXA: When to Use in the Bleeding Patients (30min) D.Nishijima
  0930 Break
  0945 Recent Emergency Medicine Articles Everyone Should Know and Implement J.Holmes
  1045 Optimizing Pain and Procedural Management in Pediatric Patients J.Li
  1145 Group Discussion: Take Home Highlights and Final Questions J.Holmes / J.Li / D.Nishijima
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

6.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Breakfast will not be served at the meeting but is provided in the room rate for those that book via NWS/NWWT reservation methods only. Hotel Breakfast is served from 7am-10:30am (subject to change). Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/12/24


James F. Holmes, Jr., MD, MPH
Director UC Davis KL2 Research Career Training Program
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Program Coordinator

Joyce Li, MD, MPH
Associate Physician in Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Daniel K. Nishijima, MD, MAS
Medical Director, CTSC Clinical Research Center
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California 


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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 20 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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 1044438; Expiration Date 05/09/2025.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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.


No penalty if canceled by March 5, 2025. Cancellations between March 6, 2025, and April 5, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after April 5, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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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