St. Pete Beach, Florida

1 2 3 4

White shores sprinkled with seashells and calm turquoise waters for miles with no drop-offs make St. Pete Beach a family-friendly coastal destination. Relax with a swim or sun yourself on the sands where stress doesn’t stand a chance. Umbrellas and beach chairs are conveniently available to rent. A variety of drinks and snacks can be purchased in various spots along the beach including beach concessions and seaside bars. 

For a more adventurous approach, take a fishing charter boat out on the open ocean, go parasailing high above the open ocean, or rent jetskis to satisfy the need for speed. Kayak tours are also available for all levels of sports enthusiast. Remember to keep your eyes open for spoonbill pelicans, egrets, ospreys, and even dolphins and manatees!

The fun continues on dry land with a charming downtown area sporting a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities that will keep you busy no matter your budget. Pass-a-Grille, a strip of land between an extension of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, is only a few blocks south of the beach resorts of St. Pete’s Beach and offers shops, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, a park, and a few eateries and bars as well.

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

1 2 3 4

A 20-acre beachfront playground, TradeWinds Island Grand was created with fun in mind. Fly with a water jetpack up to 30 ft over the ocean, or master a stand-up paddleboard as you navigate the waves. Play in the offshore water park, feast on the freshest Florida seafood, or relax by one of five heated pools. Indulge in a massage or escape to a beachside hammock. Kids can party with Redbeard the Pirate and his high-seas storytelling or join in with kids-only KONK daycamp activites and crafts. Guests will also enjoy walking an immaculate stretch of award-winning beach. 

The fun continues with a visit to the neighboring Guy Harvey Outpost. Dine on cutting-edge seafood at RumFish Grill, showcasing a 33,500 gallon aquarium featured on Animal Planet’s hit show “Tanked,” or relax at indoor/outdoor bars with live entertainment. When it’s time to explore, the Suncoast Beach Trolley stops right outside. The trolley allows visitors to explore the beach communities from Clearwater to Pass-A-Grille without the worry of driving and parking. The trolley also has connections to regular bus service in Pinellas County.

Balcony guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability), and balcony that overlooks tropical landscape and meandering waterways. Other amenities include flat screen TV, wet bar area with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and tableware, hairdryer and more. Suite Balcony rooms offer a Double bed sized sofa bed in the living area and 2 Queen beds in a separate bedroom plus balcony overlooking the tropical landscape and waterways. Other amenities include flat screen TV, kitchenette with full-size fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and tableware, hairdryer and more.

The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is located approximately 21 miles from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (PIE) and 30 miles from Tampa Int’l Airport (TIA).

Specially priced Disney tickets and other discounted offers:

Please visit this link:

Email us at or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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
St. Pete Beach, Florida
July 11-14, 2019

Thursday, July 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 New Pharmacotherapies Relevant to Emergency Medicine D.Chiu  
  0830 Ultrasound in the Dyspneic Patient B.Balk  
  0930 Break
  0945 Oncologic Emergencies M.Hall  
  1045 Approach to Pulmonary Edema B.Balk  
  1145 Ethical Considerations in Emergency Medicine D.Chiu  
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, July 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Acute Hepatitis M.Hall  
  0830 Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks B.Balk  
  0930 Break
  0945 Obstetrical and Gynecologic Emergencies D.Chiu  
  1045 GU Emergencies M.Hall  
  1145 Immunologic / Inflammatory Emergencies D.Chiu  
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, July 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Risk Stratifying Chest Pain D.Chiu  
  0830 Post-Arrest Care M.Hall  
  0930 Break
  0945 Focused Bedside Echocardiography B.Balk  
  1045 Shock
  1145 RUSH Exam: The Approach to Undifferentiated Shock B.Balk  
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, July 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Many Uses for Ketamine B.Balk  
  0830 Pediatric Neurologic Emergencies D.Chiu  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ultrasound-Guided Arthrocentesis B.Balk  
  1045 The Acute GI Bleed M.Hall  
  1145 Dermatologic Emergencies D.Chiu  
  1245 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


Daniel S. Balk, MD
Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Division of Ultrasound
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

David T. Chiu, MD, MPH
Instructor of Emergency Medicine | Harvard Medical School
Associate Program Director | Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Developer | Division of Emergency Medicine Informatics
Director of Operations | Department of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Matthew Hall, MD
Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts


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 #1037213; Expiration Date 7/14/2019.

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 12, 2019 to June 11, 2019. No refund after June 11, 2019; 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) 456-7962 - Email:


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.