Live Webinar

Northwest Seminars presents COVID Symposium, a live webinar program.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences. We are pleased to offer a similar program schedule with only minor changes to the original agenda.

This is a live online course and will not be available for viewing later.

See below for more details.

Take advantage of special introductory tuition pricing of $325!

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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.

COVID Symposium
Live Webinar
March 20, 2021

  All times in PDT  

Saturday, March 20

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 The Epidemiology of COVID (30min) K.Enfield  
  0730 Testing for COVID (30min) K.Enfield  
  0800 Break (15min)
  0815 High Flow Oxygen (30min) E.Gutierrez  
  0845 COVID Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: ARDS or Not? Does It Matter? (30min) A.Vinayak  
  0915 ECMO: Who Should Get It? (30min) M.Javed  
  0945 Prevention of Aerosol Dispersion and Infection Transmission to Healthcare Workers During Respiratory Care Procedures (30min + 15min Q&A for preceding lectures) D.Rowley  
  1030 Lunch Break
  1130 Treatment Options (45min) T.Bell  
  1215 Ivermectin and COVID (30min) P.Marik  
  1245 COVID in the Emergency Department (30min) H.Bailey  
  1315 Pandemic-Intensified Burnout (30min) H.Bailey  
  1345 Break (15min)
  1400 COVID and Coagulation (45min) J.Levy  
  1445 Stranger in a Strange Land (30min) J.Young  
  1515 Convalescent Serum: Current State of Play (30min) T.Osborn  
  1545 The Harsh Reality of More Demand Than Systems Can Handle (45min) T.Osborn  
  1630 Adjourn


8 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Rev. 2/6/21


Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FAAEM, FCCM
Past President, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Faculty - Department of Emergency Medicine
Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Taison Bell, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Kyle Enfield, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Director of the Medial ICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Eddy Gutierrez, MD
Critical Care Specialist
Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville, Florida

Muhammad Ali Javed, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Neuro Critical care
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
Department of Critical Care Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Jerrold Levy, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Duke University Health System
Durham, North Carolina

Paul E. Marik, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Department of Internal Medicine
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Norfolk, Virginia

Tiffany M. Osborn, MD, MPH
Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Section of Acute Care Surgical Services
Surgical / Trauma Critical Care
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

President, International Council for Respiratory Care
Adult Clinical Coordinator
Respiratory Therapy Services
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, Virginia

Ajeet G. Vinayak, MD
Director Medical Intensive Care Unit
MedStar Georgetown University
Associate Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University
Department of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Washington, District of Columbia

Jeff Young, MD, MBA
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Acute Care Surgery
Director, UVA Trauma Center
Medical Director, Surgical Subspecialties Service Line
Charlottesville, Virginia


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 8 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: 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 8 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1040239; Expiration Date 3/20/21.

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 8 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 8 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 14 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS/NWAS will not be responsible for any other liabilities you may incur.


No penalty for webinar cancellations received 14 days or more of the event start date. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the event start date. 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.


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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