Experience a breathtaking cruise aboard the ms Noordam. Take in some epic views of the scenic Inside Passage, as well as Glacier Bay. Get out and explore our ports of call like Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. This 7-day cruise from Vacouver, B.C., Canada to Seward, Alaska will be the outdoor adventure of a lifetime.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Aug 4 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Embark 4:30 PM
  Mon Aug 5 At Sea - Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage  
  Tue Aug 6 Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Wed Aug 7 Juneau, Alaska 10:00 AM 10:00 PM
  Thu Aug 8
Skagway, Alaska 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
  Fri Aug 9
Glacier Bay 7:00 AM 5:00pm
  Sat Aug 10
At Sea    
  Sun Aug 11
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, US - Disembark 4:30 PM  

Sunday, August 4 - Board ship in Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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, August 5 - Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

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, August 6 - 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.

Wednesday, August 7 - 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.

Thursday, August 8 - Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, with a population of just around 1,000, is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska. Skagway is filled with outstanding dining options, abundant shopping, exceptional entertainment and three very fine museums. For recreation there are two parks, one recreation center, a playground, bowling, museums, fishing, hiking, boating, camping facilities, ice skating, skiing and snowmobiling. A portion of the Skagway downtown area has been designated as the Skagway Unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Skagway is the embarkation point for the famous Chilkoot and White Pass trails. The historic White Pass & Yukon Route railroad provides tours to the top of the mountain pass north of town.

Friday, August 9 - 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.

Saturday, August 10 - At Sea

Sunday, August 11 - Disembark in Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Located just 120 miles south of Anchorage at the end of the Seward Highway All American Road, Seward is the perfect destination to enjoy all that Alaska has to offer. With so much to do, you will fill your vacation with unmatched memories. If you want play on the water, opt for a kayak tour, a sailing adventure, or some world-class fishing for halibut, salmon, or other local species. From a bird’s-eye view, Seward’s spectacular scenery is unmatched. Glacial lakes, the Harding Icefield, and other treasures will give you an appreciation for Alaska like no other! Flight-seeing options include scenic trips or flights in combination with dog-sledding and kayak adventures.

The Ship: ms Noordam

Defining the future of cruising, the ms Noordam offers guests more of everything they desire on a cruise ship: more staterooms with private Verandahs, more dining choices from formal dinners to casual pool side dining, and the very best in cruise activities and cruise entertainment. Onboard Noordam you will discover museum-quality paintings such as the city of Utrecht painted in 1842, as well as contemporary art like the series of photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and BB King. The ambiance of the elegant Noordam will provide a comfortable, spacious and relaxing backdrop as you sail Alaska.


Ship Features:

The Digital Workshop: Guests will be able to show and tell their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through e-mail, 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. (Cover charge at additional cost.)

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. (Cover charge at additional cost.)

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.

Inside Stateroom

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

Outside Stateroom

Two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed, a signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.

Balcony Stateroom

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed, a signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads.

Signature Suite

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these suites include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed, a signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads.

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 $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

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 Anesthesia7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound Cruise August 4-11, 2019

Sunday, August 4 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (Subject to change)
 

Monday, August 5 - Sailing the Inside Passage

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome
  0730 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  0830 Breakfast Break
  0930 Guidelines Update ASA/AANA E.Frost  
  1030 The Transgender Patient: How Can We Improve the Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1130 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  1230 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  1330 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, August 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Morning Open

  1500 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1515 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom  
  1615 Yes, I Take a Blood Thinner: Managing the Trauma Patient on an Oral Anticoagulant T.Grissom  
  1715 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1815 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, August 7 - Juneau, Alaska - Afternoon Open

  0645 Registration
  0700 Where Is the Basement Anyway? What Goes on in Interventional Radiology? E.Frost  
  0800 PBLD: The Healthy Patient for a Hernia Repair E.Frost  
  0900 Adjourn
 

Thursday, August 8 - Skagway, Alaska - Day Open

 

Friday, August 9 - Glacier Bay National Park

  0615 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0630 Anesthetic Considerations for Care of the Patient With Traumatic Brain Injury T.Grissom  
  0730 In Search of the Perfect Clot: Management of the Actively Bleeding Patient T.Grissom  
  0830 Adjourn - Glacier Recess
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1700 PBLD: The Pregnant Teenager Who Just Took Cocaine E.Frost  
  1800 Adjourn
 

Saturday, August 10 - At Sea

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0715 Our Historical Background: Where Did It Start and Where Are We Now? E.Frost  
  0815 Breakfast Break
  0900 Management of the Septic Patient: Bringing the ICU Into the OR T.Grissom  
  1000 Bringing the Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Into the OR With Their Ventilator T.Grissom  
  1100 Comfortably Numb: Recognizing and Managing Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient T.Grissom  
  1200 Lunch
  1315 Rarities: Cases You Rarely Encounter That Have Anesthetic Implications E.Frost  
  1415 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1515 Adjourn    

Sunday, August 11 - Seward, Alaska - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD †

 

FACULTY

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

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 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036548; Expiration Date 8/10/2019.

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 FEE

$100 between June 5, 2019, 2016 and July 5, 2019. No refund after July 5, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS 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.