Emergency Medicine & Acute Care

Course Dates & Locations

Each of the locations has been the site of many of our prior courses and is well known to us. In addition, the hotels are among the finest in the area and each provides its own unique opportunities – world class sun and surf, golfing or access to major cosmopolitan areas.

Course Hours: Four day courses begin at 7:00am with registration and continental breakfast, lectures begin at 7:30am and end at 1:00pm. Five day courses have the same schedule but run Tuesday through Saturday with Thursday as a day off. On the last day of the course, only a morning session is held. Schedules for all courses are provided approximately two weeks before the course date.

San Francisco, California

June 3–6, 2021

Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf
1250 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $219/night + tax. Reserve your room before April 30, 2021 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (800) 228-9290, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course for the room block rate.

San Francisco remains one of the most popular destinations for our courses and we’ve been holding them at the recently updated Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf for many years. You’ll find no better place than San Francisco to renew and nurture relationships and, at the same time, savor the offerings of perhaps the most beautiful city in America. Afternoons are free to explore the rugged coast, the giant redwoods, wine country, tour Alcatraz or do some serious shopping. And, it goes without saying, the restaurants of San Francisco are fantastic – from small bistros to world-class dining, you won’t find better. So bring your walking shoes, friends or family, and enjoy a great course in a great city that is just waiting to be explored.

San Diego, California

June 8–11, 2021

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
2000 2nd St.
Coronado, CA 92118

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $215/night + $15/night discounted resort fee (normally $30/night) + tax. Reserve your room before May 7, 2021 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (800) 228-9290, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course under the “Passkey” system to receive the room block rate.

San Diego, filled with the charm of its Spanish settlers, is a vacationer’s paradise. Known as a world-class destination, it’s no wonder they call it “America’s Finest City.” San Diego is a great place to visit no matter what time of year, but certainly, as a summer getaway, you’ll find few better places in the United States. Our host hotel for the course will again be the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa, which is located right on San Diego Bay and only a short distance from San Diego’s world-famous attractions - the Zoo, SeaWorld, Wild Animal Park, the Gaslight district and Old Town. And, with its own water taxi to take you across the bay, you’ll have the convenience of the city just minutes away, yet be able to enjoy the beaches and tranquility of beautiful Coronado Island.

Kauai, Hawaii

June 22–26, 2021

Sheraton Kauai Resort
2440 Hoonani Road
Kauai, HI 96756

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $369/night (Deluxe Oceanfront) or $469/night (Luxury Oceanfront) or $769/night (Deluxe Oceanfront Suite) + $10/night discounted resort fee (normally $30/night) + tax. Reserve your room before May 20, 2021 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Sheraton Kauai Resort reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (888) 627-8113, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course under the “Passkey” system to receive the room block rate.

Join us for our Hawaii course at the beautiful Sheraton Kauai Resort for our 36th annual Emergency Medicine & Acute Care course. We haven’t had a course on Kauai for many years, but that’s changing for 2021. We’ll be on the best beach in Kauai on the sunniest part of the island. The hotels newly renovated guest rooms are just one of the many reasons that this hotel is so special. Besides the oceanfront pool and restaurants, there is golf and tennis aplenty along with many local attractions such as the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, the Fern Grotto, Opaekaa Falls, the Waikapala Cave, and the Old Sugar Mill of Koloa to name just a few. So join us in Kauai, where you can recharge your batteries, take in some serious CME and experience the best that the Hawaii has to offer.

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 2–5, 2021

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $139/night + resort fee (optional at time of check-in) + tax. Reserve your room before September 1, 2021 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: The Planet Hollywood reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (866) 317-1829, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course to receive the room block rate. Mention the group reservation code SMEMC1 to help the reservationist look up the room block rate.

Note: all reservations made by phone will be assessed a $15 fee.

Our Las Vegas courses are always among our most well attended - and with all of the recreational opportunities coupled with a solid educational experience, why not? Our host hotel this year will be the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. With its central location on the Las Vegas “strip” you’ll have easy access to all of the major attractions within a short walk. In addition to the traditional “action” of the casinos, Las Vegas has a large and growing number of world-class restaurants if you’re into fine dining (Bobby Flay’s Mesa, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, Nobu Matsuhisa, Le Cirque and Aureole) to name a few and Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, Steak, is now located at our hotel. Plus, the Las Vegas shows keep getting more and more spectacular - KÀ, Mystère and ‘O’ are particularly memorable. Want to experience the Southwestern desert after the course concludes at 1:00pm? Hike the Red Rock Canyon or visit majestic Hoover Dam (it is truly incredible).

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 13–16, 2021 (Jazz & Heritage Festival)

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $199/night + tax. Reserve your room before September 14, 2021 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book by Phone: Call (888) 627-7033, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course under the “Passkey” system to receive the room block rate.

Every year we coincide our New Orleans course with its world-famous Jazz Fest (NOJazzFest.com) and this year will be no exception. Our host hotel this year will be the Sheraton New Orleans. Right on the edge of the French Quarter on Canal Street, you’ll be in the center of the action. There is easy access to the sites and sounds of the Mississippi river (only a few blocks away) as well our favorite places in the Quarter - the Café du Monde for late night beignets and chicory coffee, the Acme Oyster House, the best fried chicken in New Orleans (Willie Mae’s Scotch House), some very serious antique shops, and the artists and entertainers at Jackson Square. Also check out Mina’s right behind the hotel – and ask for the ham hocks -- and the Palace Café (just to the right when leaving the hotel) – seriously good food literally feet from the hotel. And a word to the wise, the airlines know you’re going to Jazz Fest so don’t expect any last-minute bargains -- book your plane tickets early!

Key West, Florida

November 29 – December 3, 2021

Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria Resort
1500 Reynolds St.
Key West, FL 33040

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $299/night (Standard Room) or $510/night (One Bedroom Ocean Suite) + $20/night discounted resort fee (normally $45/night) + tax. Reserve your room before October 26, 2021 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria Resort reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (888) 303-5717, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course to receive the room block rate. Mention the group reservation name Emergency Medicine or the group code ZZCME2 to help the reservationist look up the room block rate.

Key West has been one of our most popular course destinations for decades and it’s easy to see why. The town seems to be “lost in time” and this is what makes it so unique and charming. It is funky, quaint, very friendly and a great place to enjoy the sun and Caribbean blue water. If you’re into fishing, you won’t find better. If you’re a walker, there’s lots to see – Hemingway’s home, the most southern spot in the U.S., the harbor where huge liners berth for the day, and great window shopping on Duval Street. Our host hotel this year will again be the Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria Resort – the best hotel in the Keys. Located on the largest private beach in Key West, the Casa Marina combines old world charm with every amenity you would expect to find in a world-class hotel. The pool and beach area are unquestionably the best and most inviting on the island and the hotel is only a short walk to many of the major attractions of Key West.

Hotel Reservation Information

All of our host hotels are known for their high standards and quality service. When making your reservations, be sure to ask for the “Emergency Medicine Course Group Rate”. Quoted rates are for standard rooms. Due to anticipated heavy demand, please make your airline and hotel reservations early, especially for the Hawaii, New Orleans, and Key West courses.

We urge you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible. If the block of rooms fills prior to the cut-off date or you book after the cut-off date, the reduced rates cannot be guaranteed. We cannot guarantee additional rooms if the block fills. Hotel cut-off dates are generally 4 weeks before the start of the course.

Resort Fees

Hotels with resort fees have either been waived or reduced through our negotiations. When booking your reservation, please inquire regarding their resort fees. Resort fees often include gym usage, telephone and internet services; however, these items vary by hotel.