Experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Alaska: soaring eagles, breaching whales, and glowing blue glaciers, all while cruising aboard the fabulous Celebrity Infinity.


July 8
Vancouver, British Columbia - Embark
4:30 PM
July 9
Inside Passage Cruising
July 10
Sitka, Alaska
10:30 AM
8:00 PM
July 11
Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
10:30 AM
2:30 PM
July 12
Juneau, Alaska
7:30 AM
8:00 PM
July 13
Ketchikan, Alaska
2:00 PM
8:30 PM
July 14
Inside Passage Cruising
July 15
Vancouver, British Columbia - Disembark
7:00 AM

Sunday, July 8 - Board ship in Vancouver, British Columbia

One of Canada’s loveliest cities! Its breathtaking physical beauty makes it a place where often it’s enough just to wander and watch the world go by. You’ll inevitably spend a good deal of time in the downtown area and its Victorian-era equivalent, Gastown, a renovated “Old Towne Vancouver.” Chinatown could easily absorb a morning and contains more than its share of interesting shops, restaurants, and bustling streets. For a taste of the city’s sensual side hit Stanley Park, a huge area of semi-wild parkland and beaches that crowns the tip of the downtown peninsula.

Monday, July 9 - Inside Passage Cruising

Enjoy a leisurely voyage along this beautiful waterway. For a thousand miles, your ship threads its way among emerald islets, past rocky headlands, and over still blue waters. From the moment when the sun rises over the peaks of distant mountains, to the most gorgeous sunsets you’ve ever seen, each day is a new revelation. Naturalists are on board to alert you to the wildlife: eagles on the treetops, bears ambling along the shores, seabirds soaring and shrieking overhead, and whales cavorting alongside.

Tuesday, July 10 - 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.

Wednesday, July 11 - Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.

Thursday, July 12 - Juneau, Alaska

Cruise through Wrangell Narrows and Chatham Strait, past the scenic “ABC” Islands of Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof. Watch for bears along the coastline, bald eagles above, and marine life in the surrounding waters. Juneau, home of the famous Mendenhall Glacier and the third largest city in Alaska, touts a blend of gold rush history, nature, and native culture. Mendenhall Glacier is the most accessible glacier in Southeast Alaska. The glacier towers more than 100 feet above the surface of Mendenhall Lake. Tour the Glacier or go by motorcoach and learn about glacial activity at the visitor center. Find the perfect spot for a photo of the massive cliffs of ice. Or choose a helicopter tour and touch down to walk on the surface of the glacier. Visit Juneau’s fine Alaska State Museum, stroll the waterfront, and dine on fresh salmon.

Friday, July 13 - 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.

Saturday, July 14 - Inside Passage Cruising

Sunday, July 15 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Disembark

The Ship: Celebrity InfinitySM

Welcome aboard Celebrity Infinity® with her new, “Solsticized” sense of style and excitement. Keep in touch at the hip Celebrity iLoungeSM where you can participate in the iLearn enrichment series or pick up the latest high-tech wonder from the first Apple® Reseller at Sea. Enjoy sweet or savory crepes at Bistro on Five. And get ready to have a uniquely unordinary dinner at the innovative Qsine® specialty restaurant, where you order from an iPad®. Finish with a chilled Peartini at the ice-topped Martini Bar. Celebrity Infinity will make the most of your precious vacation days. Ready to be impressed? Fantastic.

Features of the Celebrity Infinity:

Innovations Store Your one-stop-spot at sea to find all the latest high-tech electronics including iPad® and iPod® mobile digital devices, MacBook® computers, a variety of laptops, digital accessories, and cool electronic toys. Best of all, whatever you purchase at the Innovations Store is duty-free.

Café al Bacio & Gelateria The warm atmosphere, comfortable furniture and the sweet scent of the Gelateria’s freshly baked waffle cones create an instant emotional connection. Café al Bacio is a great place to relax, any time of day. Many like to stop by in the evening for one of the specialty dessert cocktails, and chat about a great meal that they had or a wonderful show they just enjoyed. There’s always something to talk about at Café al Bacio.

Celebrity iLounge Keep in touch 24 hours a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, our one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Apple® Specialist at Sea. Celebrity iLoungeSM also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.

Qsine® Qsine®, a one-of-a-kind specialty restaurant, features a uniquely unordinarySM approach to dining. At Qsine®, they strive to awaken your palate through a modern and whimsical approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Food is artfully presented, without traditional courses, and intended to be shared. To make it even more playful, the menu and wine list are creatively presented on an iPad®. Let your Culinary Tour Guide take you on an unforgettable journey.

Michael’s Club This intimate atmosphere features inviting leather chairs, perfect for sharing conversation, listening to a live guitarist, or savoring one of up to 64 international craft beer selections including ales, lagers, lambics, ciders, wheat beers, seasonal and beer cocktails. They’re a complement to an extensive collection of fine whiskeys, scotches, cognacs and bourbons.

AquaClass® Staterooms Spa-inspired staterooms featuring indulgent amenities like a Hansgrohe® shower tower and custom blended bath products to help you feel restored and renewed. An AquaClass® Spa Concierge to help you arrange all your spa appointments. Complimentary access to our relaxing Persian Garden. Plus, exclusive access to the Blu restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Blu Restaurant A refreshingly indulgent menu of "clean cuisine" provides an exclusive dining sanctuary exclusively for AquaClass® guests. A lighter take on your favorites, Blu features inventive dishes with fresh, crisp flavors in a sophisticated atmosphere. Open for breakfast and dinner.

Concierge Class Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as fresh flower arrangements and complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you’ve selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.

Cellar Masters Immerse yourself in the culture of wine within the inviting atmosphere of Cellar Masters, our wine bar. Cellar Masters offers you the opportunity to try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world. To help you explore these wines, we feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. With a simple swipe of your SeaPass card, it will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion. Sommeliers will guide you in the use of the Enomatic® system and offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection, an integral part of an epicurean lifestyle. Then, you’ll be ready to begin your travels through the world of wine.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub® Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity's modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Tuscan Grille Now Tuscan Grille, one of our most popular Solstice® Class restaurants, brings its modern twist on a traditional Italian steak house to Celebrity Infinity®, too. USDA dry aged steaks. Pastas made fresh in house. A unique, Italian cocktail menu (a first for any Tuscan Grille restaurant). A wine list that highlights the wine growing regions of Italy. Taste buds around the world, "You're welcome!"

Rooftop Terrace A first in our fleet. Intimate and inviting, the Rooftop Terrace features chic, cozy furniture, and a large outdoor soundscape and movie screen. Kick back and catch an al fresco flick with a cocktail and playful interpretations of your favorite snacks. It's the trendiest hot spot at sea.

Ocean View Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship—each with its own private veranda. All Staterooms Include:

      • • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
      • • Daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets
      • • 24 hour complimentary room service
        • Robe
        • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs Water/wine glasses
        • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton linens
        • Hair dryer

      Stateroom Features
      • Private mini-bar*
      • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
      • Private safe
      • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets

      *Additional charges apply.

Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship—each with its own private veranda. All Staterooms Include:

• Personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
• Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)

• 24 hour complimentary room service

• Robe
• Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
• Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens
• Hair dryer

Stateroom Features
• Private mini-bar*
• Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
• Private safe
*Additional charges apply.

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 will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $500 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


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.


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


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.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia Alaska Hubbard Glacier via the Inside Passage Cruise July 8-15, 2018

Sunday, July 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  1630 Ship Sails

Monday, July 9 - Scenic Cruising Inside Passage

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome
NWAS Staff
  0730 Preoperative Optimization J.Sanders  
  0830 Breakfast Break
  0930 Management of Preoperative Anemia: EPO Is Not Just for Bicyclists J.Sanders  
  1030 Cardinal Skills for Comprehensive EKG Interpretation M.Kossick  
  1130 EKG Lead Configuration, Potential EKG Anatomical Mapping, and Evidence of Ischemia M.Kossick  
  1230 Understanding the Pros and Cons of Computerized ST Segment Analysis M.Kossick  
  1330 Adjourn

Tuesday, July 10 - Sitka, Alaska

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0715 Pediatric Anesthesia: Dangerous Perioperative Problems and Their Prevention J.Sanders  
  0815 How Do I Handle a Catastrophe in the OR? J.Sanders  
  0915 Adjourn

Wednesday, July 11 - Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0715 EKG Lead Selection: Does It Matter? M.Kossick  
  0815 The Preop 12-Lead EKG and Prior MI: What Is the Diagnostic Criteria? M.Kossick  
  0915 Break
  1500 Laparoscopic Surgery in Adults and Children J.Sanders  
  1600 Pain Management in Children Analgesia Without Side Effects J.Sanders  
  1700 Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgical Emergencies: An Interactive Session J.Sanders  
  1800 Adjourn

Thursday, July 12 - Juneau, Alaska - Day Open


Friday, July 13 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Afternoon Open

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0715 Practice 12-Lead EKGs and Rhythm Strips I M.Kossick  
  0815 Breakfast Break
  0915 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks M.Kossick  
  1015 Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation M.Kossick  
  1115 American Heart Association Update on the Treatment Strategies for Malignant Arrhythmias M.Kossick  
  1215 Adjourn

Saturday, July 14 - Scenic Cruising Inside Passage

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0645 Practice 12-Lead EKGs and EKG Rhythm Strips II M.Kossick  
  0745 Breakfast Break
  0830 Dexmedetomidine, Ketamine and Friends: TIVA Is Not Just Propofol J.Sanders  
  0930 A Few Things We Thought We Knew but We Were Wrong J.Sanders  
  1030 Easy Traps to Fall Into and How to Avoid Them J.Sanders  
  1130 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD †

Sunday, July 15 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Disembark

Departure as scheduled
Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Anesthesia Simulation Education Coordinator
School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Asheville, North Carolina

John C Sanders, FRCA, MBBS, BA, MA
Attending Anesthesiologist
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Associate Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah


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 #1035418; Expiration date 7/14/18.

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: 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.


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


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.


$100 between May 9, 2018 and June 8, 2018. No refund after June 8, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.


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.


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


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.