Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to Vegas! A land of grandiose hotels, casino gaming, excitement, and luxury. Comedy and music legends, six resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues, and more are here for your pleasure. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges,” you can experience a variety of night spots. Las Vegas has also become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country with specialty stores sporting Prada, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, and so much more.

Magicians, acrobats, comedians, and music headliners—Vegas has every entertainment you can imagine. Shop your way up and down the Strip with outlet malls, chain retailers, luxury shops, and wacky novelties galore. Top off your night with dancing and drinks at one of several popular nightclubs along the Strip. Beyond Vegas’ glittering lights are natural sights waiting to be explored. Take a day trip to Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, and many other desert spectacles.

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Resorts holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Whether you're anticipating your first visit to Wynn Las Vegas, or you're planning a regular trip to your home away from home, there's always something new to discover at this resort. Choose to include a one-of-a-kind experience during your visit to turn your moments here into unforgettable memories. Whether it be shopping, relaxing or working out, we're sure you've never done it like this. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spas, unique salons, luxury shopping, exquisite resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you'll find all you are looking for within the resort. Creating moments of excitement, discovery and wonder for guests is the heart of every project and conception at Wynn Las Vegas. From large production shows and spellbinding displays, to live music and once-in-a-lifetime chances at adventure, the opportunities abound for memories to be made that will last forever.

Wynn Las Vegas is known for the finest in dining, shopping and entertainment. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options offer something to please any palate. There are also a number of resort bars and lounges to choose from, each offering unique scenery, menus and entertainment. Discover for yourself why Wynn Las Vegas was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 30th Annual Reader's Choice Awards. Wynn Resort rooms are 640 square feet and offer a bright, modern design bathed in warm light and accented with luxurious furnishings. Wynn Resort rooms features one king or two queen pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds (based on hotel availability) with 507 thread-count linens and overstuffed pillows and shams, floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant furnishings, 55" 4K UHD television, bedside mobile phone charging outlets and touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls. The bathroom features an oversized marble bath, separate shower and water closet, and plush, terrycloth bathrobes for your comfort.

The hotel is located approximately 3.5 miles from the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) - formerly known as McCarren International Airport. Valet parking is subject to a fee. Self-parking is complimentary for hotel guests. For non-registered guests the daily parking fee is approx. $20 per day, with the first three (3) hours free. Prices may be higher during special events. parking fees subject to change without notice.

Concurrent Workshop
September 8, 2025 - EKG Interpretation Seminar (separate schedule and tuition applies)
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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

OBJECTIVES

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
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 9-12, 2025

Monday, September 8 – Pre-Conference Workshop

EKG Interpretation Seminar (separate schedule and tuition apply)

     

Tuesday, September 9

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0925 Welcome NWS Staff
  0930 Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine in the ED: How to Improve Care J.Holmes
  1030 Pediatric Fever Update A.Sorrentino
  1130 Break
  1145 Pediatric Rashes: Identifying Those That Need Intervention A.Sorrentino
  1245 Dealing With Dizziness: Becoming Vertigo Competent D.Barnes
  1345 Medical Legal Aspects in the ED J.Holmes
  1445 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, September 10

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0930 Critical Illness in the First Year of Life A.Sorrentino
  1030 Wide Complex Tachycardias: Diagnosis and Treatment D.Barnes
  1130 Break
  1145 Pediatric EM Literature Update: Articles Every Provider Should Know A.Sorrentino
  1245 Chest Pain Evaluation: Risk Stratification Strategies J.Holmes
  1345 Panel / Group Discussion D.Barnes / J.Holmes / A.Sorrentino
  1445 Adjourn
     

Thursday, September 11

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0930 Initial Evaluation of the Injured Adult Patient J.Holmes
  1030 Pediatric Trauma: Children Are Not Little Adults A.Sorrentino
  1130 Break
  1145 Blood, Bones, and Steel: Diagnosis and Management of Pelvic Fractures D.Barnes
  1245 High-Risk Hand Soft Tissue Injuries and Infections D.Barnes
  1345 Opiates in the ED: Management of Pain and Opiate Use Disorder in the ED J.Holmes
  1445 Adjourn
     

Friday, September 12

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0930 Oncology Emergencies D.Barnes
  1030 Pediatric Pain Management and Sedation A.Sorrentino
  1130 Break
  1145 Small Spaces, Painful Faces: Dental Trauma and Infections D.Barnes
  1245 Recent Emergency Medicine Literature That Every Provider Should Know J.Holmes
  1345 Panel / Group Discussion: Highlights and Final Points to Implement in the ED D.Barnes / J.Holmes / A.Sorrentino
  1445 Adjourn  
 

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 6/12/24

FACULTY

David Barnes, MD, FACEP
Director of Faculty Development
Director of ED Sustainability
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Physician Advisor
Office of Clinical Affairs
UC Davis Medical Center
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California

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

Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

ACCREDITATION

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY

No penalty if canceled by July 10, 2025. Cancellations between July 11, 2025, and August 10, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after August 10, 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.

REGISTER EARLY

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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