Update: Due to unforseen circumstances the accommodations and location for June 15-18 have changed. The new location has been changed from the Kapama Game Reserve to the Entabeni Safari Conservancy. The new hotel is Entabeni - Ravineside Lodge. Please see itinerary below for more information.

Begin your safari adventure in Cape Town, South Africa, where you’ll tour the city including several popular landmarks. Next, head into the wild African landscape where herds of elephants amble toward the muddy bank of a watering hole and giraffes stretch their dappled necks for treetop delicacies. Here, eland graze serenely on the plain, and just over the rise, a pride of tawny lions emerge, surveying the land, keen for a hunt. Observe all of this and more in the safety of Entabeni Safari Conservancy, South Africa, and Chobe National Park, Botswana. Spectacular falls and rivers also await you at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

By registering for this course, you are agreeing to attend lectures for the entire duration of the tour. Due to the nature of the tour, partial registrations are not allowed.  

Itinerary*

  Day Date Location
  Sun
Jun 11
Cape Town, South Africa – Transfer to the Radisson Blu Hotel
  Mon
Jun 12
Cape Town – City Tour
  Tue
Jun 13
Cape Town – Groote Schuur Hospital
  Wed
Jun 14
Cape Town – Peninsula Tour
  Thu
Jun 15
Cape Town to Johannesburg – Transfer to Entabeni Ravineside Lodge
  Fri
Jun 16
Entabeni Safari Conservancy
  Sat 
Jun 17
Entabeni Safari Conservancy
  Sun
Jun 18
Entabeni Safari Conservancy to Johannesburg –
Transfer to Peermont D’Oreale Grand
  Mon
Jun 19
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe – Transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
  Tue 
Jun 20
Victoria Falls
  Wed
Jun 21
Victoria Falls to Chobe Game Reserve, Botswana –
Transfer to Mowana Safari Resort & Spa
  Thu
Jun 22
Morning Boat Cruise – Chobe Game Reserve
  Fri
Jun 23
Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport
Depart for Johannesburg, Connect to Flight Home
 
  *Locations and times subject to change. See full meeting schedule for meeting times.
 

PASSPORT IS REQUIRED.
It MUST be valid for a minimum of 6 months
and have at least 4 empty visa pages.

Sunday, June 11 - Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa - Transfer to the Radisson Blu Hotel

Cape Town is the second-most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. The city is famous for its harbor as well as its natural setting in the Cape Floral Kingdom, and for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point.

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to East Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival on April 6, 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa.

Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. As of 2011, the metropolitan region had an estimated population of 3.74 million. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.
Visit http://www.youtube.com/user/CapeTownTourism


Accomodations - Radisson Blu Hotel
www.radissonblu.com/hotel-capetown


Monday - June 12 - Cape Town

Morning city tour. Locations include: Table Mountain (weather permitting), (one of the official New 7 Wonders of Nature), The Castle, Company Gardens, House of Parliament, City Hall, Slave Lodge, Malay Quarter, Bo-Kaap. Afternoon class.


Tuesday, June 13 - Cape Town

Morning class and Groote Schuur Hospital Tour, Chistiaan Barnard Heart Transplant Museum tour.


Wednesday - June 14 - Cape Town Full Day Peninsula Tour

Visit the African Penguins. Cape Point Nature Reserve, on the most south-westerly tip of Africa, is a spectacular, narrow finger of land covered in endemic fynbos, and home to picturesque bays, beaches, rolling green hills and valleys. Evening class.


Thursday, June 15 - Cape Town to Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Update: Due to unforseen circumstances the accommodations and location for June 15-18 have changed.

Accommodations - Entabeni - Ravineside Lodge
http://legendhospitality.co.za/stay-with-us/entabeni-safari-conservancy/
Located under the shadow of Entabeni Mountain, this thatched wooden lodge is built on stilts and hugs the cliff's edge, offering magnificent views of unspoilt ravines and wooded hillsides. The lodge offers double/twin chalets, leading onto open sundecks where guests can indulge in bird and game watching and experience the grandeur of the ravine whilst listening to the rippling sound of the water from below the valley. The bedrooms all have an African ethnic theme and a number of stairs to climb.


Friday, June 16 - Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Morning and afternoon game drives. Afternoon and evening class.


Saturday, June 17 - Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Morning and afternoon game drives. Afternoon class.


Sunday, June 18 - Entabeni Safari Conservancy to Johannesburg

Morning game drive (time permitting) then transfer to Johannesburg. Afternoon class.
The 5-star Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located next to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and the Emperors Palace Casino.

Accommodations - Peermont D’Oreale Grand Hotel
http://www.doreale.com/
The 5-star Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located next to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and the Emperors Palace Casino. Discover untold luxury and regal comfort.


Monday, June 19 - Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Accommodations - Victoria Falls Safari-Lodge
http://www.victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com/

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge provides luxury accommodation in Victoria Falls. Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is 2.5 miles from the thundering Victoria Falls, Southern Africa’s foremost attraction.

Enjoying uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and year round game at its on-site waterhole, accommodations at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge are ideally positioned to offer the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best.


Tuesday, June 20 - Victoria Falls Safari-Lodge

Breakfast, Tour of the Falls, and Boma Dinner.

Wednesday, June 21 - Victoria Falls - Chobe Game Reserve Kasane, Botswana

Afternoon game drive viewing cruise and evening class.

Accommodations - Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa
http://www.mowanasafarilodge.net/
Mowana Safari Lodge lies on the banks of the Chobe river, where four African countries (Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe) meet. At this point the Chobe and Zambezi rivers converge – the Zambezi river being the home of the NyamiNyami (or River God). If you want to learn more about African myths and legends, the Chobe area around the Mowana Safari Lodge is the place to visit! The Chobe Game Reserve is famous for its enormous elephant population – it is said that 45,000 of these interesting creatures roam the plains of Chobe. They share the area of almost 3,861 square miles with lion, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, buffalo, approximately 450 bird species, as well as puku and Chobe bushbuck, which are indigenous to Chobe National Park.

Thursday, June 22 - Chobe Game Reserve, Kasane, Botswana

Morning and afternoon game drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 23 - Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for Flight to Johannesburg

Connect with your flight home. Make your reservation for your Johannesburg flight home to depart after 6pm.

AIR: You are responsible for making your own air reservations and purchasing your tickets for the flights from your home to Cape Town and Johannesburg home. Arrive in Cape Town on June 11. Departure from Johannesburg MUST be after 6pm on June 23.
We recommend using Universal Travel or Sita World Tours to make your reservations. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Booking fee applies.

Universal Travel:
Contact: Kellee Kilmer, Phone: (858) 456-7887
(Pacific Standard Time)
Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

Sita World Tours:
Contact: Max Aly, Phone: (800) 421-5643
Email: maxa@sitatours.com


TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for Physicians, CRNAs, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of anesthesiology must possess the scientific background for clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacologic agents and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides; serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician and nurse specialist and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Discuss the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Discuss the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Discuss incorporation, into practice, of the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Describe the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Anesthesia Update on Safari
13-Day South African Safari
June 11-13, 2017

Sunday, June 11 - Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Make air arrangements on your own to Cape Town International Airport (CPT) - Transfer to Radisson Blu Hotel. (Dinner on your own.)
 

Monday, June 12 - Cape Town

  0630 Breakfast
  0730 City Tour: Table Mountain (weather permitting), The Castle, Company Gardens, Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Slave Lodge, Malay Quarter, Bo-Kaap - (Lunch on your own)
  1445 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1500 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  1510 Introduction J.Augoustides  
  1515 South African Flavors: Porphyria and Anesthesia J.Augoustides  
  1615 Pheochromocytoma in Southern Africa A.Levin  
  1715 Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction A.Levin  
  1815 Perioperative Medicine in Limited Resource Settings Professor Biccard  
  1915 Obstetric Anesthesia Updates R.Dyer  
  2015 Adjourn
  2020 Dinner
 

Tuesday, June 13 - Cape Town

  0645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0710 Welcome - Breakfast J.Augoustides/J.Swanevelder  
  0715 The Surgical Home Model in the Developing World J.Swanevelder  
  0830 Tour of Groote Schuur Hospital and Nagin Parbhoo History of Anesthesia Museum P.Gordon  
  0930 Christiaan Barnard World's First Heart Transplant Museum P.Gordon  
  1030 World's First Heart Transplant P.Gordon  
  1130 Adjourn
(Afternoon free to explore Cape Town on your own. The Robben Island Tour is recommended. Lunch and dinner on your own.)
 

Wednesday, June 14 - Cape Town

  0630 Breakfast
  0730 Depart for full day Peninsula Tour and lunch
  1745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1800 The Cape of Storms - Your Friend is Vasopressin J.Auguoustides  
  1900 The Cape of Storms - Rescue With Methylene Blue J.Auguoustides  
  2000 Adjourn - Dinner
 

Thursday, June 15 - Cape Town - Entabeni Safari Conservancy

  0630 Breakfast
  0730 Transfer to airport - Flight to Johannesburg - Bus transfer to Ravineside Lodge/Entabeni Safari Conservancy
  1500-1800 Afternoon Game Drive
  1900 Dinner
  1945 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  2000 The Big 5 and Magnesium J.Augoustides  
  2100 The Big 5 and Hemodynamic Collapse in the OR J.Augoustides  
  2200 Adjourn
 

Friday, June 16 - Entabeni Safari Conservancy

  0700 Breakfast
  0800-1100 Morning Game Drive
  1200 Lunch Break
  1245 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1300 On Safari: Patient Safety J.Augoustides  
  1400 On Safari: Sentinel Events J.Augoustides  
  1500 Adjourn
  1500-1800 Afternoon Game Drive
  1900 Dinner
  1945 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  2000 Real World Cases: Confusion in the EP Lab J.Augoustides  
  2100 Real World Cases: Root Cause Analysis J.Augoustides  
  2200 Adjourn
 

Saturday June 17 - Entabeni Safari Conservancy

  0700 Breakfast
  0800-1100 Morning Game Drive
  1200 Lunch
  1245 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1300 On Safari - Malaria: What Can It Do? J.Augoustides  
  1400 On Safari - Malaria: What About My Anesthetic? J.Augoustides  
  1500 Adjourn
  1500-1800 Afternoon Game Drive
  1900 Dinner
 

Sunday, June 18 - Entabeni Safari Conservancy - Johannesburg

  0600 Morning Game Drive (Time Permitting)
  0845 Breakfast
  0945 Depart for Johannesburg
  1330 Arrive Johannesburg - Peermont D'Oreale Grand Hotel
  1430 Lunch on your own
  1530 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1545 Back in the City - HIV Infection: What Can It Do? J.Augoustides  
  1645 Back in the City - HIV Infection: What About My Anesthetic? J.Augoustides  
  1745 Back in the City - Dexmedetomidine S.Fischer  
  1830 Adjourn - (Dinner on your own.)
 

Monday, June 19 - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls

  0730 Breakfast
  0830 Transfer to airport - Flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Lunch on your own and afternoon open.)
  1730 Sunset Cruise - (Dinner on your own.)
 

Tuesday, June 20 - Victoria Falls

  0700 Breakfast
  0800 Tour of the Falls - (Lunch on your own and afternoon free to enjoy the area.)
  1800 Boma Dinner
 

Wednesday, June 21 - Victoria to Chobe Game Reserve - Mowana Safari Resort

  0700 Breakfast
  1200 Lunch
  1500-1800 Afternoon Game Viewing Cruise
  1900 Dinner
  1945 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  2000 On Safari - Ebola: What Can It Do? J.Augoustides  
  2100 On Safari - Ebola: What About My Anesthetic? J.Augoustides  
  2200 Adjourn    

24 CME I

24 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 

Thursday, June 22 - Chobe Game Reserve, Botswana

  0700 Breakfast
  0800-1100 Morning Boat Cruise
  1200 Lunch
  1500-1800 Afternoon Game Drive
  1930 Dinner
 

Friday, June 23 - Departure

  0730 Breakfast
  0830 Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport - Fly to Johannesburg - Connect to Flight Home (Book your flight home after 1800.)

FACULTY

John G. T. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bruce M. Biccard
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
University of Cape Town and New Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa

Robert Dyer, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Stephanie Fischer
Specialist Anaesthetist
Private Practice
Johannesburg, South Africa

Peter Gordon, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa

Andrew Ian Levin, MMed, MBChB, PhD, FCA
Professor and Head, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital
Tygerberg, South Africa

Justiann Swanevelder
Professor
Chief of Anesthesia
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa

ACCREDITATION

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 Anesthesia 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 24.25 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 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033917; Expiration Date 6/21/21.

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 24 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS 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 24 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NW-WWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! Click here for more information.

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.

We recommend using Universal Travel or Sita World Tours to make your reservations:

Universal Travel:
Contact: Kellee Kilmer, Ph: (858) 456-7887 (Pacific Standard Time)
Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

Sita World Tours:
Contact: Max Aly, Ph: (800) 421-5643
Email: maxa@sitatours.com

Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Booking fee applies.

Travel at your own risk.

REGISTER EARLY

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.