Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Nestled in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just 75 miles north of Vancouver, lies Whistler Resort, a charming alpine village located at the foot of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It all begins with a glorious view of the mountains surrounding you like curtains on an endless natural stage. Come to a magical place that mixes charm with romance and natural beauty with warm hospitality. Consistently ranked the number one mountain resort in North America, Whistler features two majestic mountains, epic skiing and snowboarding conditions, more than 200 shops, as well as over 90 restaurants and bars and Whistler was the host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Whistler and Blackcomb offer the #1 and #2 highest lift-serviced vertical drop and largest patrolled terrain in North America. Skiers and riders choose from over 200 runs, over 5,000 vertical feet, 12 massive alpine bowls, and more than 8,100 acres of terrain catering to all ability levels.

Try some aerial sightseeing, snowmobiling, ziplining, or any other number of outdoor adventures. But Whistler is more than just a great place for outdoor adventures and winter sports; this town is full of arts and culture and plenty of shopping opportunities.

The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler

Located in Whistler Village just yards from the gondolas servicing the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, The Westin Resort & Spa is an all-suite, full-service hotel and spa, with ski in/ski out convenience to Whistler Mountain. Wander around Whistler and explore the Olympic Village or take in the views from the 2nd level pool lounge, offering heated indoor/outdoor pool, one indoor hot tub, and one outdoor hot tub. Spend a day experiencing an array of revitalizing holistic treatments at The Spa at Whistler or push yourself in the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, featuring a sauna, steam rooms, cardio and weight machines – and more with TRX® functional training equipment and Peloton bikes. When hunger strikes, savor regional-focused fare at FireRock Lounge or Grill & Vine. Start your day strong with a Starbucks® coffee from Grab & Go and pick up a quick sandwich or snack and be ready for the day ahead.

Deluxe Studio Suites feature an open layout with 1 King or 2 Queen signature Westin Heavenly Beds (based on hotel availability), sitting area, well equipped kitchenette, large windows, comfortable seating area with fireplace, safe, iron/board, hair dryer, robes and more. Rooms with 1 King have a pull-out sofa and rooms with 2 Queens do not. Both room types sleep four people max. Rooms with 2 Queen beds are extremely limited. The Westin Resort and Spa Whistler is located approximately 84 miles/135 KM from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). On-site parking is available for $34 daily and Valet parking is $38 daily. Electric Car Charging stations are available. Parking fees 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.


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
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
March 25-29, 2024

Monday, March 25

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff
  0700 The Eyes Have It L.Jagminas
  0800 Home the Weary Traveler: Infectious Gifts From Abroad B.Becker
  0900 Ski Break
  1530 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Crazy Electrolytes A.Tarabar
  1700 Got ROSC? L.Jagminas
  1800 Adjourn

Tuesday, March 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 All About Bleeding A.Tarabar
  0800 High Risk and Low Prevalence Diseases L.Jagminas
  0900 Ski Break
  1530 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 To Err Is Human, to Forgive, Expensive: Overview of Medical Malpractice (Part I) B.Becker
  1700 You’ve Been Served: Essential Steps to Survive and Win Your Malpractice Suit (Part II) B.Becker
  1800 Adjourn

Wednesday, March 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Geriatric Trauma: Don’t Get Fooled L.Jagminas
  0800 Skin Deep Death: Dermatologic Diseases that Kill B.Becker
  0900 Ski Break
  1530 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 ID Consults in the ED: Formal or Curbside A.Tarabar
  1700 Powder Day or Dust on Crust: Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Injuries of Skiers and Snowboarders B.Becker
  1800 Adjourn

Thursday, March 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Rocky Mountain High: Understanding AMS, HAPE and HACE B.Becker
  0800 Chilling Out While Cooling Out: Surviving Press Ganey, Patient Satisfaction… B.Becker
  0900 Ski Break
  1530 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Big Red Catastrophes L.Jagminas
  1700 Is There an Antidote for This? A.Tarabar
  1800 Adjourn

Friday, March 29

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Who Ordered the ABG? A.Tarabar
  0800 High Risk and Low Frequency Procedures L.Jagminas
  0900 Break
  0915 Common and Uncommon Causes of Abdominal Pain A.Tarabar
  1015 The Fight Against Medical Errors A.Tarabar
  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. 3/28/24



Bruce Becker, MD, MPH, FACEP
Professor of Behavioral and Social Science (Adj)
School of Public Health
Brown University
Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine
South County Hospital, Roger Williams General Hospital,
Wakefield and Providence, Rhode Island
Unity Fort Dodge Hospital
Fort Dodge, Iowa

Liudvikas Jagminas, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Medical Science (Adj), Medical Education
Brown University and Alpert Medical School
Providence, Rhode Island
Attending Physician, Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Program Coordinator

Asim Tarabar, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Yale Emergency Medicine Faculty
Director, Medical Toxicology
Consultant, Connecticut Poison Control Center
New Haven, Connecticut


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 1043274; Expiration Date 03/29/24.

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: 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.


$100 January 25, 2024 to February 24, 2024. No refund after February 24, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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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