Anaheim, California

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In Walt Disney’s words, “To all who come to this happy place... Welcome.” In 1955 Walt Disney’s dream became a reality. Disneyland® Park, his vision of a magical destination where families could have fun together and create memories to last a lifetime, opened its doors to the world. Whether young or young at heart, come discover a magical kingdom full of classic family-friendly attractions featuring globe-trotting adventures, visions of yesterday and tomorrow, storybook fantasies, and parades of all your favorite Disney characters. When the sun goes down, the fireworks begin, and so does Fantasmic!®, a journey through imagination.

Disneyland® Park is “Where Dreams Come True,” but the fun continues next door at Disney’s California Adventure® Park. Experience the treasures of the Golden State in the golden age of Hollywood as you stroll the shops of Buena Vista Street. From aspiring stars and bright lights to the classic seaside piers that dot the Californian coast, entertainment and unique experiences await you. Catch the nighttime spectacular, World of Color® for a brilliant display of dazzling lights and effects.

Even after the parks close, the action continues at Downtown Disney® District, where you can find souvenirs of every kind, live music, and a wide selection of great food including Cajun, Mexican, or Italian favorites. Grab ice cream or a churro for dessert. If you’re craving more, the Anaheim Garden Walk is one block away for all your eating and shopping needs.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa®

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This stunning hotel offers premium accommodations and rich dining experiences in American Craftsman style and elegance. Choose from a variety of different relaxing pools, including the peaceful oasis of the Fountain Pool and outdoor hot tub, the Redwood Pool with waterslide, and the refreshing Mariposa pool and outdoor hot tub. Indulge your senses with exotic treatments, specialty massages and rejuvenating facials that purify and cleanse your mind, body and spirit at the Mandara Spa. Disover award-winning food and wine, cozy lounges, Character Dining and much more.

It’s a breeze to access Disney California Adventure® Park from the hotel using a convenient entrance and exit (with valid theme park admission). Retire to your room whenever you wish, then return to the fun! Disneyland® Resort Hotel Guests can also enjoy early admission, during every day of their hotel stay, to select attractions in either Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure® Park one hour before the park opens to the public. 

Standard guestrooms feature either one king-size bed, or one queen-size bed plus a bunk bed, or 2 queen-size beds (bedding based on availability at time of check-in), complimentary wireless and wired Internet access, robes, DVD player, iron/board, hairdryer, make-up mirror, safe and more. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located approximately 14.2 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA),14.3 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB), and 34 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets:

Specially priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets are available to Northwest Anesthesia Seminars attendees and their travel companions. Tickets are valid for admission from March 1-12, 2018.

To purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets, visit:

To take advantage of pre-arrival savings, you must purchase your tickets before 9pm PST on March 1, 2018. These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Don't delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and they can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum. These tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold. If one person/credit card will be used to purchase tickets for several attendees, please combine orders. There is a limit of 6 tickets per order with a maximum of 2 orders. If you need to place more than 2 orders, please contact the Disney Meeting Ticket Store at (714) 520-7053, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm, PST. They are closed on major holidays.

Disneyland Resort reserves the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.

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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 anesthesia 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. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.


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
Anaheim, California
(Disneyland® Resort)
March 7-10, 2018

Wednesday, March 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Assessment: Intuition or Evidence? D.Jones  
  0830 Patient Selection for Ambulatory Surgery: What's "Too Risky" D.Jones  
  0930 Break
  0945 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient With Heart Disease: What Are the Current Guidelines? C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Fluid Management and Goal Directed Therapy: Should We Say Goodbye to the CVP Catheter? C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Non-Cardiac Surgery in Patients With LVADs and Heart Transplants S.Khoche  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday March 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 New Drugs in the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia World S.Khoche  
  0830 Vasopressors and Inotropes S.Khoche  
  0930 Break
  0945 What Is ERAS?: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery D.Jones  
  1045 The Difficult Airway: An "Interesting" Case D.Jones  
  1145 Anesthesia and Post-Operative Delirium C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn
3.2 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, March 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can This Improve Patient Outcomes? C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Beta Blockade S.Khoche  
  1045 Anesthesia for Hybrid OR Procedures S.Khoche  
  1145 Management of the Geriatric Patient D.Jones  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, March 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia Involving One Lung Ventilation S.Khoche  
  0830 Management of the Combative Patient D.Jones  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Renal Protection D.Jones  
  1045 Anesthesia for Prostatectomy and the DaVinci Robot C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Acute Pain Management: Opioids and Non-Opioids: What's Your Choice? C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

5.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Dean R. Jones, MD, FRCPC
Regional Department Head
Department of Anesthesiology
Fraser Health Authority
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Swapnil Khoche MBBS, DNB, FCARCSI
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of CA, San Diego
San Diego, California

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


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 #1034909; Expiration Date 3/10/18.

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 T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 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 airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 January 6, 2018 to February 5, 2018. No refund after February 5, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

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. 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 (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


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.