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Snowmass, Colorado

At Snowmass, you could spend your entire trip skiing and riding its terrain without covering the same ground twice. From the choice expert terrain of Burnt Mountain Glades, High Alpine and the Cirque, to the long blue groomers and impressive beginner facilities for newcomers, it is an easy choice. With a constantly evolving mix of rails, jumps and transitions, over 100 features in total – including a 22 foot Zaugg-cut Superpipe – Snowmass has earned its reputation as one of the best snowboarding resorts on the planet.

For thrills off the slopes, look no further than the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Riders will wind their way through over a mile of forest on an elevated track at high speed. The all-new Snowmass Base Village boasts a five-story indoor climbing wall, a village plaza with ice-skating rink, new retail, and The Collective, a building that offers a collection of art, music, culture and activities. Taking a day off from the slopes? Explore the more than 60 miles of snowshoe trails around Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt. Snowshoeing is a great way to see the alpine forest lands. 

Aspen Sports Ski/Snowboard Rentals welcomes guests of Northwest Seminars Emergency Medicine meeting in Snowmass and is offering 35% off your rental items when you reserve in advance by visiting Aspen Sports guarantees only the highest standard of service and convenience, and their services are available even before you arrive. Once reserved, your equipment will conveniently be waiting at Aspen Sports Rentals of your choice. Aspen Sports Snowmass Mall shop is located across from Viewline Resort Snowmass on the Mall level.

Viewline Resort Snowmass - Autograph Collection 

Viewline Resort Snowmass - Autograph Collection is an family-oriented multi-season vacation spot. This newly reimagined, up-mountain resort is in the heart of Snowmass Village near the mountain town of Aspen. Guests will enjoy the ease of unforgettable ski-in/ski-out experiences right here on the mountain as well as après ski around a glowing fireplace. The hotel offers a full array of elevated amenities, including luxurious, nature-inspired guestrooms, outdoor heated pool, full service spa and upscale fitness center.

You'll also find a variety of food and beverage selections like Stark’s Alpine Grill, a casual sit-down restaurant, and grab-and-go options like Starbucks and a juice bar. Enjoy a cozy home away from home feel in freshly renovated guest rooms with amenities such as a private balcony, iPod docking station, minifridge, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/board, safe and more.

Viewline Resort Snowmass - Autograph Collection is located approximately 8 miles from the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE), 70 miles from the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), and 220 miles from the Denver International Airport. Offsite parking is approximately $20 per day, Valet parking is approximately $40 per day. Parking subject to change without notice.


Aspen Sports works closely with Viewline Resort Snowmass (formerly Westin) to help guests with ski/snowboard rentals. Attendees will receive 35% off with their reservation. Aspen Sports have two convenient stores: One store is located on the premises of Viewline Resort, and the other located across from the hotel slope side. Both stores are on the Mall level. Follow the link to make your reservation today:

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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
Snowmass, Colorado
April 4-8, 2022

Monday, April 4

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff
  0700 Orthopedic Pitfalls in EM: How to Stay Away From the Lawyers M.Abraham
  0800 Cranial Neuropathies You Can't Miss in the ED S.Scott
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Time-Sensitive Oncologic Emergencies J.Perkins
  1700 My Head Might Explode: Blood Pressure Management in ICH M.Abraham
  1800 Adjourn

Tuesday, April 5

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 The Five Most Common and Serious Mistakes Made in Care of the Septic Patient J.Perkins
  0800 Biggest Infectious Disease Pitfalls in Evaluation and Management of Adult ED Patients J.Perkins
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Neurology Updates: Don’t Get Left in the Dark M.Abraham
  1700 Things That Make You Go Hmmmm: Real Life Cases With Interesting Learning Pearls for the Seasoned Clinician S.Scott
  1800 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Don't Let Mom Die! Life-Threatening Post-Partum Emergencies S.Scott
  0800 More Than Just a HEART Score: Failures in Appropriately Assessing Your Patient With Chest Pain J.Perkins
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Remember That Patient You Admitted Last Night to the Wrong Level of Care? J.Perkins
  1700 Pearls and Pitfalls in TBI: Stop Shaking Your Head M.Abraham
  1800 Adjourn

Thursday, April 7

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Shaken Not Stirred: Seizures Management for the ED Doc M.Abraham
  0800 Be an EM Supersleuth: Diagnosis and Management of Toxin-Induced Hemoglobinopathies S.Scott
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Pearls and Pitfalls in Managing GI Bleed in the ED S.Scott
  1700 Trauma 101: Is ATLS All You Got? M.Abraham
  1800 Adjourn

Friday, April 8

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Rational Approach to the Geriatric Patient With Abdominal Pain J.Perkins
  0800 So You’ve Been Sued: Now What? M.Abraham
  0900 Break
  0915 Antibiotics: The End of an Era? S.Scott
  1015 Case Studies With the Faculty M.Abraham / S.Scott / J.Perkins
  1115 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

5.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/21/22


Michael Abraham, MD, MS
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chair – Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System
Bel Air, Maryland
Program Coordinator

Jack Perkins, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Assistant Program Director
Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency
Roanoke, Virginia

Sara Scott, MD, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
University of Texas at Austin
Dell Medical School
Austin, 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: 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,, 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 1041043; Expiration Date 04/08/22.

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 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.


No penalty if canceled by February 2, 2022. Cancellations between February 3, 2022, and March 5, 2022, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after March 5, 2022, 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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