This 7-day cruise features Saturday departure round-trip from Seattle, Washington, giving you the opportunity to experience this amazing city in depth if you so choose. Enjoy ports of call in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan, Alaska as well as Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Look forward to scenic views of Glacier Bay all while cruising onboard Holland America’s beautiful ms Eurodam.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sat Aug 18 Seattle, Washington, US 4:00pm
  Sun Aug 19 At Sea
  Mon Aug 20 Juneau, Alaska, US 1:00pm 10:00pm
  Tue Aug 21 Glacier Bay 7:00am 4:00pm
  Wed Aug 22 Sitka, Alaska, US 8:00am 5:00pm
  Thu Aug 23 Ketchikan, Alaska, US 7:00am 1:00pm
  Fri Aug 24 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 6:00pm 11:30pm
  Sat Aug 25 Seattle, Washington, US 7:00am

Saturday, August 18 - Seattle, Washington - Embark

Harvester of trees. Provisioner to gold rushers. Gateway for sea commerce. Incubator of jazz and grunge, jets and literature, coffee and computer software. Seattle is as much about reinvention as it is a landscape. But what a landscape! There are lakes and mountains and forests everywhere you look. The rest is an archipelago of neighborhoods studded with boutiques and coffee shops. Catch a salmon at Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew in Fremont, or slurp a bowl of steaming pho down in the International District.

Sunday, August 19 - At Sea

Monday, August 20 - Juneau, Alaska

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Tuesday, August 21 - Glacier Bay, Alaska

This Y-shaped bay is 65 miles long. A journey up its arms is a profound regression through the life cycle of a new land - from maturing Sitka-spruce forests replete with grizzlies and wolves to thin-skinned tundra, lichens, and mosses that gain purchase on land exposed at a glacier’s maw, the first beginnings of organic soil. Glacier Bay stands at farthest possible remove from the tiresome clamor of the modern world. So, at least for a little while, trade in your cell phone’s jangle for the pop, crackle, and thunderous boom of a building-size berg calving into the sea from a vast river of ice. You’ll be adventuring far beyond the end of the road.

Wednesday, August 22 - Sitka, Alaska

The onion domes of St. Michael's Cathedral are your first clue that Sitka was once a key Russian settlement. Indeed, it was capital of Russian America, seat of the bishop of Kamchatka, and the most important port on the West Coast for the first half of the 19th century. Catch a performance by the New Archangel Dancers, be greeted by native Tlingit people, then stand on the spot where the United States took possession of Alaska in 1867. The dramatic setting in the shadow of Mt. Edgecumbe is one of the loveliest in the Great North.

Thursday, August 23 - Ketchikan, Alaska

As Alaska’s first city, Ketchikan claims to be the salmon capital of the world. Its harbor shelters a colorful fleet of fishing and pleasure boats. Watch for eagles swooping to snatch a fish for dinner. Ketchikan is also center of the ancient Tlingit culture and proudly displays its heritage. Tour to see Alaska’s largest collection of original totems. Walk through the forest to an authentic Indian community house, with awesome carvings. Go flight seeing to scenic Misty Fjords National Monument with its sheer granite walls, glacier-carved fjords and sky-blue alpine lakes. Go fishing. Shop for gold nugget jewelry or a soapstone carving.

Friday, August 24 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria is a city that started as Salish Village, spent a roustabout adolescence as a main port for gold prospectors and opium traders, and then transformed itself into an icon of British gentility after the completion of the trans-Canada railroad put neighboring Vancouver in the ascendant. Two events were seminal: the opening of Butchart Gardens in 1904 and the completion of the Empress Hotel in 1908. Butchart is a collection of gardens more than a single garden -- highlights for cruise visitors include the Sunken Garden (built from a former limestone quarry), the Italian Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the fragrant Rose Garden. The Empress Hotel is merely a national icon. Come in for high tea.

Saturday, August 25 - Disembark in Seattle, Washington

The Ship: ms Eurodam

The ms Eurodam further evolves Holland America Line’s line of sophisticated mid-sized ships. With 11 passenger decks, and new innovations including a topside 144-seat Pan-Asian restaurant and 50-seat lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer’s Lounge Bar, a specialty restaurant adjacent to the Lido offering the finest in Italian food, elegant luxury jewelry boutiques, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured show lounge with theater-style seating, and a new photographic and imaging center.

Signature features of the ms Eurodam include:

The Digital Workshop: Guests will be able to show and tell their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home.

The Culinary Arts Center: State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: Features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Vista Dining Room: Features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens.

Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.

Lido Restaurant: Offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.
Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: A comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet, and check email or simply read the morning paper.

Vista Show Lounge: Features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

Crow’s Nest: Offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Club HAL®: A dedicated youth facility with activities for kids ages 3 through 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

The Loft: Designed exclusively for teens 13 to 17 to have fun, socialize, and hang out with people their own age.

Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

Verandah Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Signature Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Neptune Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through NWAS. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.

Reservations

Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $700 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence. Please contact our office at 1-800-222-6927 or 1-509-547-7065 to complete your cruise reservation.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise! See reservation form for details. ALWAYS CALL US BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, 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:

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, pharmacological 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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

OBJECTIVES

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

Apply 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.

Apply 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.

Incorporate 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.

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

Topics in Anesthesia Alaska Explorer via Glacier Bay Cruise August 18-25, 2018

Saturday, August 18 - Seattle, Washington

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change) - Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
 

Sunday, August 19 - Scenic Cruising

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 NPO 8 Hours or Not? L.Clark  
  0830 Breakfast Break
  0930 Update on the Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway L.Clark  
  1030 I've Got Them Intubated: Now How Do I Get This Tube Out? L.Clark  
  1130 What Every Clinician Should Know About Pharmacokinetics (PK) and Dynamics (PD) T.Egan  
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions: Exploiting Hypnotic-Opioid Synergy to Advantage in Clinical Practice T.Egan  
  1430 Clinical Application of a Short-Acting Opioid T.Egan  
  1530 Fat Pharm: The Clinical Pharmacology of Intravenous Anesthetics in Obese Patients T.Egan  
  1630 Adjourn 4.4 Pharmacology  
 

Monday, August 20 - Juneau, Alaska - Afternoon Open

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 The News in Clinical Hemodynamics: CVP, PVV, and SVV - Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy L.Clark  
  0930 Anesthesia for Trauma: The Basics L.Clark  
  1030 TIVA vs. Inhalation Anesthesia: A Practical Comparison T.Egan  
  1130 Adjourn 2.2 Pharmacology  
 

Tuesday, August 21 - Glacier Bay - Day Open

Wednesday, August 22 - Sitka, Alaska - Day Open

Thursday, August 23 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Morning Open

  1400 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1415 Intraoperative Awareness: Is It a Problem? What Can We Do? T.Egan  
  1515 Interesting Cases, Images, and Video Clips From a University Practice T.Egan  
  1615 Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Fad or Evidence-Based? L.Clark  
  1715 Adjourn 0.2 Pharmacology  
 

Friday, August 24 - Victoria, B.C. - Evening Open

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Neuroanesthesia Pharmacology and Physiology: Fundamentals for the Occasional Neuroanesthetist T.Egan  
  0930 Personalized Medicine: A Primer on How Genetics Will Change Perioperative Medicine T.Egan  
  1030 What if the Patient's Bleeding to Death? The Influence of Hemorrhagic Shock on the Disposition and Effect of Intravenous Anesthetics T.Egan  
  1130 Fire in the OR: A Hot Topic L.Clark  
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 Anesthesia in the Obese L.Clark  
  1430 Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation L.Clark  
  1530 Selected Risks to Regional Anesthesia L.Clark  
  1630 Adjourn 3.2 Pharmacology  

20 CME I

20 CEC

10 Pharmacology Hours†

 

Saturday, August 25 - Seattle, Washington

Disembark or stay over to enjoy this eclectic city!
Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Talmage D. Egan, MD
Professor and Chair
KC Wong Presidential Endowed Professorship
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1035415; Expiration date 8/24/18.

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: 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 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 FEE

$100 between June 19, 2018 and July 19, 2018. No refund after July 19, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Ask us for details. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.

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 NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, 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! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition!. 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. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.