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Disneyland® Resort (Anaheim), California

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In Walt Disney’s words, "To all who come to this happy place... Welcome." Since 1955, Disneyland® Park has been a magical destination where families can have fun together and make memories to last a lifetime.

Both the young and young at heart will discover a magical kingdom full of classic family-friendly attractions where you can blast off in a rocket, explore the deepest jungles, sail aboard a pirate ship, or rub elbows with princesses, just to name a few. When the sun goes down, you won’t want to miss Disneyland’s iconic fireworks display or the delightful stage show effects of Fantasmic!, a journey through imagination.

Next door at Disney California Adventure® Park, experience the golden age of Hollywood as you stroll the shops of Buena Vista Street. Stop for a photo op with your favorite Pixar and Marvel characters, or head to the newly re-imagined Pixar Pier. Nights come alive when you join in for the spectacular World of Color®, a brilliant display of fountains, dazzling lights, and effects.

After the parks close, the fun continues at Downtown Disney® District, where you can find souvenirs of every kind including clothing, housewares, toys, jewelry, sunglasses and more. Enjoy live music as you shop, then dine on a wide selection of great food including Cajun, Mexican, or Italian favorites. Don’t forget to grab ice cream or a churro for dessert.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa

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. Disover award-winning food and wine, cozy lounges, family-friendly dining and much more.

Standard guestrooms feature either one King-size bed, or one Queen-size bed plus Twin-size sleeper, 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).

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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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of anesthesiology must 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; and 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.

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
Disneyland® Resort (Anaheim), California
December 15-18, 2025

Monday, December 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in – Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient (Part I) R.Sikorski
  0830 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient (Part II) R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Informed Consent Conundrums: What Is Best for the Patient and the Healthcare Professional K.Schroeder
  1045 Perioperative Management of Burn Patients K.Schroeder
  1145 High Expectations: Navigating Preoperative Cannabis Use and Behavioral Assessment D.King
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, December 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia's Mixtape of Cannabinoid Chemistry and Concoctions D.King
  0830 Trippy TRPV1: Unveiling the Enigma of Cannabinoid-Induced Hyperalgesia D.King
  0930 Break
  0945 ERAS and Fluid Management Part I: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1045 ERAS and Fluid Management Part II: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1145 Frontiers of Regional Anesthesia K.Schroeder
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, December 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Analgesia for Spine Surgery K.Schroeder
  0830 Amputation Analgesia: Blocks and Beyond K.Schroeder
  0930 Break
  0945 Pain Palette: Exploring the Biopsychosocial Canvas of Pain Pathways D.King
  1045 Ambulatory Artistry: Drawing the Line in Patient Selection for Surgery D.King
  1145 Endpoints of Resuscitation: Can We Do a Better Job? R.Sikorski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, December 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Monitoring of Coagulation: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski
  0830 Mass Casualty Scenarios: Caught in the Middle R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Silencing the Storm: Anesthetic Approaches in Modulating Surgical Stress and Inflammation D.King
  1045 POCUS for Beginners K.Schroeder
  1145 Anesthesia STAT: Managing Operating Room Emergencies K.Schroeder
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/20/24

FACULTY

Daniel D. King, DNP, MNA, APRN, CRNA, CPPS, CNE
Associate Professor
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program
Chicago, Illinois

Kristopher M. Schroeder, MD, FASA
Professor
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical Director of Trauma Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 

ACCREDITATION

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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/NWS is an approved provider of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. Provider number: 50-7480

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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 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 BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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.

COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY

No penalty if canceled by October 15, 2025. Cancellations between October 16, 2025, and November 15, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after November 15, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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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.

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