This 7-day cruise features Sunday departure round-trip from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada giving you the opportunity to experience this amazing city in depth if you so choose. Enjoy ports of call in Icy Strait Point, Juneau, and Ketchikan, Alaska. Look forward to scenic views of Hubbard Glacier, all while cruising through Inside Passage onboard Celebrity Cruises' beautiful ms Celebrity Eclipse.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun June 30 Vancouver, British Columbia - Embark 4:30 PM
  Mon July 1 Inside Passage, Alaska (Cruising)  
  Tue July 2 Icy Strait Point, Alaska 3:30 PM 10:00 PM
  Wed July 3 Hubbard Glacier, Alaska (Cruising)    
  Thu July 4
Juneau, Alaska 7:30 AM 8:00 PM
  Fri July 5
Ketchikan, Alaska 2:00 PM 8:30 PM
  Sat July 6
Inside Passage, Alaska (Cruising)    
  Sun July 7
Vancouver, British Columbia - Disembark 7:00 AM  

Sunday, June 30 - 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, July 1 - 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, July 2 - Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Icy Strait Point is located near the city of Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska, and very near Glacier Bay National Park. Home to a historic cannery, the port’s connection to the sea is strong. Locals share the sea with humpback whales, orcas, Dall porpoises, seals, sea otters, halibut and all five species of Pacific salmon. It is not uncommon to spot a humpback or an orca while walking along the shore.

Wednesday, July 3 - Scenic cruising Hubbard Glacier

Come face to face with a gigantic wall of ice that fills your view and extends for miles in either direction. Hubbard Glacier is a titan on the move, advancing faster than almost any other glacier on the continent. When it begins to disgorge its ice, by this point 400 years old, into the salt water at Disenchantment Bay, this behemoth is five miles wide and 40 stories high. It dwarfs ships. As you glide along, watch for seals basking on ice floes, listen for the loud, deep rumble and wait for the mighty crack and thunderous crash.

Thursday, July 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - Scenic Cruising Inside Passage

Sunday, July 7 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Disembark

Depart as scheduled, or stay over to enjoy this beautiful city!

The Ship: Celebrity Eclipse®

Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Eclipse continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations. Renowned for her contemporary décor and an extraordinary choice of dining options—you can also enjoy a wide selection of bars and lounges to suit every mood, almost endless entertainment from the impressive theater shows to the peace and quiet of the library, and variety of activities to keep mind, body, and soul in tune.

 

Signature features

of Celebrity Eclipse® include:

Gastrobar: Comfort food and craft beer enthusiasts can unite to try over 40 handcrafted boutique beer selections, creative cocktails and a wide selection of a la carte, gourmet comfort food and bar bites that are so satisfying you could make a meal of them. If you prefer wine with your eats, Gastrobar offers an impressive selection by the glass or bottle. With inviting entertainment and great music, Gastrobar offers an atmosphere of casual sophistication.

Qsine: Qsine® is a uniquely unordinary experience with elements of surprise and delight. Our concept behind Qsine was to give you something you’ve never experienced before on land or sea. Leave any preconceived notions behind. Dig in and try new things. It’s time your palate got a wakeup call. Our iPad® menus are fun, interactive, and full of surprises.

Cellar Masters: Try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world in this inviting wine bar. To help you explore, we feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. It will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion as you swipe your SeaPass® card. Our Sommeliers will offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection.

Slush: Chill out with a flurry of fresh frozen cocktails located poolside to help you keep your cool. Hand-made, frozen cocktails blended with the freshest ingredients range from Russian Standard Vodka, Limoncello, fresh pressed lemon juice and raspberries to Hendricks Gin, fresh cucumbers and mint, fresh Persian lime and Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice, all balanced with organic agave nectar. Several of the cocktails are also available in non-alcoholic versions.

Michael Kors: A luxurious, new Michael Kors boutique joins an already superb assortment of shops onboard Celebrity Eclipse. Here you’ll find a spectacular assortment of handbags, wallets, watches, glasses, jewelry and more. And, did we mention it’s all tax and duty-free?

The Studio: Picture this—a new way to capture vacation memories. Strike a pose in our new, high-end portrait studio for a truly personal souvenir. This unique space is ideal for capturing vacation photos with friends, family, and loved ones.

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.

Lawn Club: There’s absolutely nothing like it. A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of the ship. This is The Lawn Club. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass between your toes take you places no cruise has gone before.

The Hot Glass Show: Don’t just appreciate art, experience it. Witness the incredible, gorgeous art of glassblowing with intimate live demonstrations. Watch and learn from professional glassblowers in this popular, one-of-a-kind exhibition from the renowned Corning Museum of Glass.

Balcony Stateroom

Enjoy both indoor and outdoor spaces with a Balcony Stateroom. Relax in the spacious sitting area or step outside to linger over morning coffee or marvel at evening sunsets.

Inside Stateroom

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Staterooms with ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV.

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.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia7-Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise June 30 - July 7, 2019

Sunday, June 30 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Embark

  1630 Ship Sails (Subject to change)
 

Monday, July 1 - Scenic Cruising Inside Passage

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0825 Introduction
  0830 AHA/ACC Guidelines for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  0930 Role of Echocardiography in Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1030 Break
  1045 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc  
  1145 Enigmas of a Mother's Heart: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Acute Myocardial Infarction During Pregnancy
J.Kryc
 
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, July 2 - Icy Strait Point, Alaska

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Anesthetic Management of Obstetric Emergencies J.Kryc  
  0930 Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Can We Affect the Outcomes? J.Kryc  
  1030 Break
  1045 Cardiovascular Pharmacology I: Treatment of Myocardial Ischemia J.Kaplan  
  1145 Cardiovascular Pharmacology II: Heart Failure Therapy J.Kaplan  
  1245 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, July 3 - Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Patients with CIEDs, VADs, or Previous Cardiac Transplants for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  0930 Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy and Surgical Outcomes J.Kaplan  
  1030 Break
  1045 Preeclampsia: What Does the Non-Obstetric Anesthetist Need to Know J.Kryc  
  1145 Substance Abuse During Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
2.0 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, July 4 - Juneau, Alaska - Day Open

 

Friday, July 5 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Afternoon Open

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  0930 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1030 Break
  1045 Congenital Heart Disease in Adults for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1145 Valvular Heart Disease and Uncommon Cardiac Diseases During Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1245 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Saturday, July 6 - Scenic Cruising Inside Passage

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Cardiac Patients for Thoracic Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  0930 PBLD: Welcome to the Hybrid OR J.Kaplan  
  1030 Break
  1045 Perioperative Management of New Oral Anticoagulants
J.Kryc
 
  1145 Postoperative Pain Management
J.Kryc
 
  1245 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Sunday, July 7 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

10.9 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Joel A. Kaplan, MD
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Editor-in-Chief
Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia for Noncardiac Surgery
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of California at San Diego and University of Louisville
Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

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 #1036397; Expiration Date 7/6/2019.

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 May 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019. No refund after May 31, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 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.