See the best South Africa has to offer when you join NWAS for this exciting 13-day safari itinerary! Explore Cape Town with tours to Table Mountain, the Houses of Parliament, Bo-Kaap and other sites of interest. Make friends with African penguins and dine on authentic local cuisine. Tour Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. View wildlife from a scenic boat cruise and game drive, then create the perfect memory with the breathtaking Victoria Falls. Be sure to register early for this popular seminar destination!

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.  

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Itinerary*

  Day Date Location
  Sun  Jun 14   Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
  Mon  Jun 15   Cape Town
  Tue  Jun 16   Cape Town
  Wed  Jun 17   Cape Town
  Thu  Jun 18   Cape Town, Kruger National Park
  Fri  Jun 19   Kruger National Park
  Sat  Jun 20  Kruger National Park
  Sun  Jun 21   Kruger National Park
  Mon  Jun 22   Johannesburg, Kasane/Chobe (Botswana) 
  Tue  Jun 23   Chobe
  Wed  Jun 24   Chobe to Victoria Falls 
  Thu  Jun 25   Victoria Falls
  Fri  Jun 26   Departure
 
  *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 14 - Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa - Transfer to the Radisson Blu Hotel

elephantsCape 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.

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


Monday - June 15 - Cape Town

elephantsCity Tour: Table Mountain, The Castle, Company Gardens, Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Slave Lodge, Malay Quarter, Bo-Kaap


Tuesday, June 16 - Cape Town

Morning class. Tour of Groote Schuur Hospital and Nagin Parbhoo History of Anesthesia Museum. Christiaan Barnard World’s First Heart Transplant Museum.


Wednesday - June 17 - Cape Town Full Day Peninsula Tour

elephantsVisit 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 18 - Cape Town to Kruger National Park

elephants The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 7,722 square miles, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms, and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Truly the flagship of the South African National Parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, and 147 mammals. Man’s interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons, and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park, and are conserved along with the park’s natural assets. Afternoon game drive and evening class.


Friday, June 19 - Kruger National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives. Afternoon class.


Saturday, June 20 - Kruger National Park

elephantsMorning and afternoon game drives. Afternoon class.


Sunday, June 21 - Kruger National Park

Morning game drive (time permitting) then transfer to Johannesburg. Afternoon class.

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 22 - Johannesburg – Kasane/Chobe (Botswana)

Accommodations - Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa
https://www.crestamowana.com/

Experience relaxation and recuperation with a range of treatments at the on-site spa, or with a leisurely canoe trail on the waters of the Chobe.


Tuesday, June 23 - Chobe

Morning boat cruise and afternoon game drive.

Wednesday, June 24 - Chobe to Victoria Falls

Sunset cruise.

Accommodations - Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
https://victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com/
Situated on a plateau just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, surrounded by the wilds of Africa, offers an unforgettable experience. The sunset-facing 72-room Victoria Falls hotel offers endless views of African bush stretching to the horizon, which includes a waterhole frequented by elephant, buffalo, kudu and other wildlife, as well as a rich variety of birds.

Thursday, June 25 - Victoria Falls

elephantsBoma dinner.

Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred meters below. The wide, basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.

Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height, and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor prepared to brave the tremendous spray, with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls.

Friday, June 26 - Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for Flight to Johannesburg

elephantsConnect 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) 456-7962
(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 14-26, 2020

Sunday, June 14 - Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

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

Monday, June 15 - Cape Town

  0630 Breakfast
  0730 City Tour: Table Mountain, The Castle, Company Gardens,
Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Slave Lodge, Malay Quarter, Bo-Kaap
Lunch on your own
  1445 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1510 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  1515 Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Testing C.Petrovitch  
  1615 TBA  
Local Faculty
 
  1715 TBA  
Local Faculty
 
  1815 TBA  
Local Faculty
 
  1915 Adjourn
  1930 Dinner
 

Tuesday, June 16 - Cape Town

  0645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0710 Welcome
  0715 Preoperative Management of Prescription Medications, Herbals, and Supplements: Why Don't We All Agree on What to Take or Not Take?
C.Petrovitch
 
  0830 Tour of Groote Schuur Hospital and Nagin Parbhoo History of Anesthesia Museum P.Gordon*  
  0930 The Wizard of Oz and the Anesthetic for the World's First Human-to-Human Heart Transplant
P.Gordon*
 
  1030 Christiaan Barnard World's First Heart Transplant Museum P.Gordon*  
  1130 Adjourn
Afternoon free to explore Cape Town on your own. The Robben Island Tour is recommended.
 

Wednesday, June 17 - Cape Town

  0630 Breakfast
  0730 Depart for full day Peninsula Tour and lunch
  1745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1800 TBA
  1900 TBA
  2000 Adjourn - Dinner
 

Thursday, June 18 - Cape Town - Kruger National Park

  0630 Breakfast
  0730 Transfer to Airport - Flight to Hoedspruit
Transfer to Kapama River Lodge/Krueger National Park
  1500-1800 Afternoon Game Drive
  1900 Dinner
 

Friday, June 19 - Kruger National Park

  0700 Breakfast
  0800-1100 Morning Game Drive
  1200 Lunch Break
  1245 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1300 Perioperative Management of Patients on Anti-Platelet Therapy, Warfarin, and NOACS
C.Petrovitch
 
  1400 Can We Help the "Frail Patient" Prior to Surgery? C.Petrovitch  
  1500 Adjourn
  1500-1800 Afternoon Game Drive
C.Petrovitch
 
  1900 Dinner
 

Saturday June 20 - Kruger National Park

  0700 Breakfast
  0800-1100 Morning Game Drive
  1200 Lunch
  1245 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1300 Perioperative Management of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia C.Petrovitch  
  1400 Perioperative Management of the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1500 Adjourn
  1500-1800 Afternoon Game Drive
  1900 Dinner
 

Sunday, June 21 - Kruger National Park

  0600 Morning Game Drive (Time Permitting)
  0845 Breakfast
  0945 Depart for Airport for flight to Johannesburg
  1330-1430 Arrive at Johannesburg
Transfer to Peermont D'Oreale Grand Hotel
(Lunch on your own)
  1630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1645 Prevention and Treatment of Post-Operative Delirium C.Petrovitch  
  1745 Antibiotic Stewardship and Issues Related to the Prevention, Treatment and Management of Surgical Wound Infections and Common Healthcare Associated Infections
C.Petrovitch
 
  1845 Adjourn - (Dinner on your own)
 

Monday, June 22 - Johannesburg - Kasane/Chobe (Botswana)

  0730 Breakfast
  0830 Transfer to airport - Flight to Kasane/Chobe (Botswana)
Transfer to Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa
(Lunch on your own and afternoon open)
  1730 Sunset Cruise - (Dinner on your own)
 

Tuesday, June 23 - Chobe

  0700 Breakfast
  0800 Morning boat cruise and afternoon game drive
Overnight - Mowana Safari Resort
 

Wednesday, June 24 - Chobe to Victoria Falls

  0700 Breakfast
Transfer to Victoria Falls
  1245 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1300 Acute Pain Management: Why Multimodal Therapy Makes Sense C.Petrovitch  
  1400 Opioid Addiction: The Role of Perioperative Clinicians in Prevention and Treatment C.Petrovitch  
  1500 Adjourn
  1530 Sunset cruise
Overnight - Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Waterhole Facing Room)
 

Thursday, June 25 - Victoria Falls

  0700 Breakfast - Tour of the Falls
  1245 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1300 Pain Management in the Opioid-Tolerant Patient C.Petrovitch  
  1400 Capnography and/or Pulse Oximetry: Can We Avoid Postoperative Pain Related Deaths With Better Monitoring?
C.Petrovitch
 
  1500 PBLD: Case Discussion C.Petrovitch  
  1600 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Boma dinner
Overnight - Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Waterhole Facing Room)
 

Friday, June 26 - Departure

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

FACULTY

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Peter Gordon, BSc, MBChB, FFA(SA)
Emeritus Associate Professor
Archivist: SA Society of Anaesthesiologists
Hon. Curator: Nagin Parbhoo History of Anaesthesia Museum
Department of Anaesthesia
University of Cape Town
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa

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

(Others to be announced)

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 20 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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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 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 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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) 456-7962 (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.