About Us

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars was founded in 1976 with the primary objective of offering high quality continuing education seminars for the anesthesia provider. In 2012, we added Northwest Seminars to provide the same caliber of courses for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care providers. This remains our principal objective today and our programs are designed to keep you current in your practice while at the same time providing a forum for professional exchange with your colleagues from around the world. We know that your time is valuable and combining continuing education with a vacation is not only practical, but rewarding as well!


The mission of Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is to provide life-long learning for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team based on documented educational needs and practice gaps, utilizing evidence-based medicine fundamentals to enhance knowledge, change clinical competence and improve performance in practice with the ultimate goal of sustaining and improving patient care and outcomes.

There are many great reasons to attend our programs and we hope to see you soon!

FIRST RATE FACULTY: Our faculty consists primarily of clinically practicing CRNAs and MDs who face the same daily challenges as you do in providing the best possible care for your patients. Their lectures are designed to provide practical up-to-the-minute information that can be immediately incorporated into your individual practice. You will find our speakers easy to understand and authorities on the topics they present. All have been selected for their expertise and desire to share their knowledge and experiences with you.

NEW AND INNOVATIVE COURSES: Northwest Anesthesia Seminars/Northwest Seminars prides itself on being the first to offer new and innovative continuing education programs. We were one of the first to offer Hands-On Regional Anesthesia courses specifically for CRNAs, first with programs on Ultrasound, Technology in Anesthesia, Economic, Legal and Practice issues of anesthesia. In addition, we were the first to provide a non-intimidating environment where medical professionals could obtain their Advanced Cardiac Life Support training. Be assured that we will always provide program content that highlights the latest drug or technique that impacts your practice in the fields of anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, and Critical Care.

CAREER ENRICHMENT: Opportunities to exchange ideas and new approaches with your colleagues and learn of critical new developments in your field. 

EXCITING LOCATIONS: Knowing that most medical providers time is limited, we select locations that give you the opportunity to enjoy yourself while receiving the best continuing education. We also plan our lecture schedules to allow plenty of time to enjoy the location. 

ACCOMMODATIONS: We select accommodations to provide the best value for your money and that is best suited for the needs of the program and you, the attendee. We invest a great deal of time in negotiating the best rate possible for you. 

FOLLOW UP SERVICE: Northwest Anesthesia Seminars/Northwest Seminars has been providing seminars since 1976 and we anticipate being available to serve your needs for many years to come. This is a valuable consideration when you discover three or four years later, you need documentation of your continuing education activities for an IRS audit, a new job application, a challenge of your Certification standings, information about a lecture you heard or address of a faculty member whom you need to contact for additional details or assistance. We are always available to help our alumni. 

YOU HELP DESIGN THE PROGRAMS: The staff carefully review and analyze the critiques you fill out at each seminar. Your suggestions for new topics, speakers and locations help us design future programs. Your constructive criticism has helped us improve our seminars to better fulfill your continuing education needs. 

FAP: "FAP" (Frequent Attendee Points). FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with Northwest Anesthesia Seminars/Northwest Seminars, including tuition and cruise cabins* (but not air). These points can then be redeemed for tuition. A great program to reward you for supporting us! 

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations. 

LIBERAL CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: We are cognizant of the fact that schedule changes might require you to cancel. See individual program brochures for policy. 

PERSONALIZED ATTENTION: We want you as a friend, not just another registrant. Our goal is to get to know each attendee and have the opportunity to visit with you sometime during the program. 

PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT: Northwest Anesthesia Seminars/Northwest Seminars has presented over 4,000 educational programs. Our staff are continually reviewing new techniques in meeting management and organization in order to bring you better seminars.