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, skiing 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 Monday through Friday with Wednesday as a day off. At Vail course, lecture times are from 7:30am until 9:30am, and from 4:30pm until 7:00pm daily. 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.

Paradise Island, Bahamas

February 11 - 15, 2019

Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
One Casino Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $289/night (Royal Tower - Standard Room) or $339/night (Reef Tower - Studio Room) + $25/night discounted resort fee + tax. Reserve your room before January 11, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Atlantis Paradise Island Resort reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (888) 877-7525, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course for the room block rate or the group reservation code GCMEF19.

After our successful initial course in the Bahamas this past June, we’ve rebooked the renown Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island for a terrific winter getaway. No doubt you’ve see the TV commercials featuring this incredible property. You’ll be able to experience the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, enjoy their 141-acre waterscape with the famous Mayan Temple Leap of Faith water slide plus there’s 11 incredible pools, four miles of magnificent beaches, a Tom Weiskopf-designed oceanfront golf course and the Atlantis Casino. Take a break and bone up on the latest developments in emergency medicine while having a wonderful experience with family or friends.

Phoenix, Arizona

February 21 - 24, 2019

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E Marriott Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $359/night + $15/night discounted resort fee + tax. Reserve your room before January 30, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (800) 835-6206, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course under the “Passkey” system to receive the room block rate.

Our Arizona course offers the perfect location for a winter getaway. Our host hotel this year will again be the award-winning (TripAdvisor 5/5) (AAA Four Diamond) JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Having completed a $20 million updating, plan to experience Southwest themed guest rooms boasting stylish modern design and breathtaking views of Phoenix's picturesque desert vistas and dramatic mountains. Enjoy world-class play at the hotel's two championship golf courses – one designed by Arnold Palmer and one by Nick Faldo, find your personal oasis at the luxurious spa, savor delicious cuisine at the six restaurants (including Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion), relax in the lazy river, or take a swim in one of its multiple pools. When not enjoying this wonderful resort, visit Scottsdale’s many museums that include the world-famous Heard Museum of American Indian Culture, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Phoenix Art Museum and the Wing Aviation Museum. Shopping in quaint, Old Town Scottsdale is renown for artwork, Indian jewelry, great restaurants and is just a great place to stroll.

Key West, Florida

February 25 - March 1, 2019

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 $399/night + $10/night discounted resort fee + tax. Reserve your room before January 22, 2019 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 for 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.

Maui, Hawaii

March 4 - 8, 2019

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui
3700 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, HI 96753

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $379/night (Garden View Room) or $439/night (Ocean View Room) + $10/night discounted resort fee + tax. Reserve your room before February 1, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott 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.

Situated in one of the best locations on Maui, the Wailea Marriott will again host our annual Hawaii course. Based on over 15 prior successful courses, we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to return to this extensively updated hotel. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed, the amenities are first class, and the hotel features the most incredible infinity-edge pool you’ve ever seen. There is a great new water park for the kids and there are plenty of nearby diversions when you get tired of soaking up the sun (aka, serious shopping, great golf courses, fine dining, helicopter tours, exploring and more!). The Wailea end of Maui is far more peaceful and tranquil than the much more “touristy” Kaanapali, and is the perfect location for a mid-winter getaway where you can recharge your batteries, take in some serious CME and experience the best that Hawaii has to offer.

Nashville, Tennessee

March 11 - 14, 2019

Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce St.
Nashville, TN 37203

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $279/night + tax. Reserve your room before February 18, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Renaissance Nashville Hotel 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.

We’re coming back to Nashville! Discover the country music capital of the world while staying at our host hotel, the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Situated in the heart of the business district, this downtown Nashville hotel allows for maximum exploration. Walking distance to Music City Center and attractions like Bridgestone Arena, Nissan Stadium, B.B. King's Blues Club, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and the historic Second Avenue District. Guests can enjoy the 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and a variety of delicious dining options. There are also museums, the Belle Meade Plantation, kayaking on the Cumberland and the opportunity for day trips in the beautiful hills of Tennessee.

Vail, Colorado

March 18 - 22, 2019

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 W Lionshead Cir.
Vail, CO 81657

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $389/night (Standard Room) or $419/night (Studio Room) + $25/night discounted resort fee (optional at time of check-in) + tax. Reserve your room before February 16, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort 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.

For our 31st course in Vail we’ll again be hosted by one of our favorite venues, the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. With regard to accommodations, you won’t find better, and, with close proximity to the ski lifts and Vail Village, you’ll be within easy walking distance to all of the local attractions. A true, world-class ski destination, Vail offers its visitors a spectacular variety of trails to suit everyone’s capabilities as well as its famous “back bowls” where you can cruise for hours in peace and solitude. And, in the event you get tired of the slopes, there is an ice skating rink on which to take a spin, snowmobiling opportunities abound, cross country skiing is great and there are some awesome restaurants and serious shopping available. Bring the family (the Vail ski school is among the best in the world) and friends and create a memorable experience.

Las Vegas, Nevada

April 1 - 4, 2019

Paris Las Vegas
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $99/night + resort fee (waived) + tax. Reserve your room before March 1, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Paris Las Vegas reservation website

Book by Phone: (877) 603-4389, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course for 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 is the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & 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).

San Francisco, California

April 11 - 14, 2019

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 $259/night + tax. Reserve your room before March 11, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

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.

Orlando, Florida

April 15 - 18, 2019 (Easter Week)

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd,
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $269/night + $25/night discounted resort fee + tax. Reserve your room before March 14, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Walt Disney World Dolphin reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (800) 227-1500, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course for the room block rate.

We’ve been holding our courses in Orlando for over 30 years and our host hotel will again be the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Located in the heart of the most magical place on earth, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort provides a terrific backdrop for our Orlando course. Beautiful tropical landscaping, tranquil waterways and classic art and architecture work together to create a stunning landmark in the midst of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. The Dolphin Resort is situated beachfront on an 87-acre lake where a water taxi takes guests to nearby attractions. And if you want to go into Disney World or Epcot, guests at the Dolphin are afforded a variety of special benefits including extended hours at the theme parks and the MyMagic+ benefit package. But going into the parks is not necessary to enjoy all that the Dolphin Resort has to offer including its own pool and sandy beach, access to a variety of restaurants, its Mandara spa and serious golf. So bring the family and experience our first Disney resort course.

New Orleans, Louisiana

May 1 - 4, 2019 (Jazz & Heritage Festival)

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $263/night + tax. Reserve your room before April 8, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book by Phone: Call (800) 654-3990, 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. As for many years in the past, our host hotel will again be the New Orleans Marriott. For 2017 our host hotel will once again be the New Orleans Marriott. 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 left in the hotel picture) – seriously good food literally feet from the hotel. A word to the wise, the airlines know you’re going to Jazz Fest so book your plane tickets early!

Hilton Head, South Carolina

May 8 - 11, 2019

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
1 Hotel Circle
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $190/night (Island View) or $210/night (Ocean View) or $230/night (Oceanfront View) + tax. Reserve your room before April 8, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (800) 228-9290 or (843) 686-8400, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course for the room block rate.

We’re returning to the site of one of our most popular courses – beautiful Hilton Head Island. For golfers, say no more. The number and quality of courses available on this barrier island are exceptional. Not a golfer? No problem. Our host hotel again this year, the Hilton Head Marriott Resort &apm; Spa, is located on the ocean and provides every amenity needed for a great getaway – spa, tennis courts, a beautiful pool, all in a relaxing, informal setting. Want to do some exploring? The back roads of coastal South Carolina offer some absolutely beautiful locations you’ll want to visit including the nearby towns of Bluffton and historic Beaufort. Want something a little bigger? Savannah is a short ride from Hilton Head and is an absolutely beautiful Southern city just loaded with history and charm.

San Diego, California

June 4 - 7, 2019

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 $249/night + $10/night discounted resort fee + tax. Reserve your room before May 2, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (800) 228-9290 or (619) 435-3000, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course for 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.

New York, New York

June 13 - 16, 2019

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $353/night + tax. Reserve your room before May 22, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book Online: New York Marriott Marquis reservation website

Book by Phone: Call (877) 303-0104, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course under the “Passkey” system to receive the room block rate.

Our New York courses continue to set attendance records and it’s easy to see why. June is an absolutely great time to visit this wonderful city with family or friends and attend a serious CME program. So join us for Broadway plays, world-class shopping, incredible museums, top-rated restaurants, good weather, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Staten Island ferry, the eclectic mix of cultures, the electricity – you name it, New York’s got it. We’ll be staying in the heart of the theater district, right on Times Square at the Marriott Marquis Hotel – one of New York’s finest.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

June 23 - 26, 2019

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

Discounted Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $359/night + tax. Reserve your room before May 29, 2019 to obtain the discounted rate.

Book by Phone: Call (800) 937-8461, mention that you are attending the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course for the room block rate.

If you’ve not spent some time in Vancouver, you’re in for a real treat. This beautiful, walkable city is the “San Francisco” of Canada. Along with fantastic vistas of the ocean, harbor and nearby snow-capped mountains, you’ll have ready access to the charms and culture of the Pacific Northwest. And, it’s a given that there is serious shopping along famed Robson street and restaurants to meet every visitor’s taste. Our host will be the Westin Bayshore Hotel (tripadvisor 4.5/5 rated), located right on one of Vancouver’s inner harbors. And remember, your money goes a lot further in Canada given that the exchange rate heavily favors the U.S. dollar. So come explore the many delights of this great waterfront city as you participate in some serious CME while enjoying your Canadian experience with family or friends.


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 Bahamas, Orlando, New Orleans and the Vancouver 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.