Visit popular ports of South America on your way to Antarctica. Cruise in style and comfort when you join us aboard the glamorous Celebrity Eclipse®.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Jan 20 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Embark 5:30PM
  Mon Jan 21 At Sea
  Tue Jan 22 At Sea
  Wed Jan 23 At Sea
  Thu Jan 24 Ushuaia, Argentina 9:00AM 9:00PM
  Fri Jan 25 Cape Horn, Chile
  Sat Jan 26 Schollart Channel, Antarctica
  Sat Jan 26 Paradise Bay, Antarctica
  Sat Jan 26 Gerlache Strait
  Sun Jan 27 Elephant Island, Antarctica
  Mon Jan 28 At Sea
  Tue Jan 29 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands 8:00AM 5:00PM
  Wed Jan 30 At Sea
  Thu Jan 31 Puerto Madryn, Argentina 7:00AM 4:30PM
  Fri Feb 1 At Sea
  Sat Feb 2 Montevideo, Uruguay 9:00AM 4:00PM
  Sun Feb 3 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Disembark 5:00AM

Sunday, January 20 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Embark

Discover the birthplace of the tango and a culture with the passion to match. Mix together European influences with gourmet cuisine, unique shopping, and hopping nightlife. In between cutting-edge designer boutiques, ritzy neighborhoods, and grand parks are bustling streets full of life and the Argentinian spirit. Seek out classic Buenos Aires and its old-world cafes, colonial architecture, fun outdoor markets, and diverse communities.

Monday, January 21 – At Sea

Tuesday, January 22 – At Sea

Wednesday, January 23 – At Sea

Thursday, January 24 – Ushuaia, Argentina – Day Open

The southernmost town in the world sits perched on the edge of Tierra del Fuego. Surrounded by a countryside of snow-capped mountains, dense forests, rivers, and waterfalls, the town of Ushuaia has a rugged, frontier spirit. Nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park is a wildlife sanctuary, home to white cauquenes, black eyebrowed albatross, steam duck, and the diving petrel. Domineering peaks loom on three sides, the fourth opening to the Beagle Channel where sea lions bellow and mountains drop straight down into the sea.

Friday, January 25 – Cape Horn, Chile – Day Open

Cape Horn marks the southernmost point of South America and extends into Drake Passage, the antarctic strait connecting the South Atlantic and South Pacific oceans. The rocky terrain of the cape rises to a height of 424 meters (1,391 feet). Magellan’s fleet was first to circle this treacherous rock at continent’s end, and until the Panama Canal was constructed, this was the main shipping route from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Storms, strong currents, and icebergs made passage extremely hazardous during the time of sailing ships. Hundreds of vessels were wrecked while “rounding the horn.” But today’s sailors will enjoy a leisurely cruise and beautiful scenery while navigating these captivating waters.

Saturday, January 26 – Schollart Channel, Paradise Bay, Gerlache Strait, Antarctica – Day Open

Create amazing memories, and photos, as you cruise through Schollart Channel. Located near Antarctica, take in the mesmerizing sights of massive ice flows, humpback whales, waddling penguins, leopard seals and more in their natural, and extreme, habitat.

Sunday, January 27 – Elephant Island, Antarctica – Day Open

Monday, January 28 – At Sea

This tiny island in the Weddell Sea, named for the elephant seals who live on its shores, played a big role in one of seafaring history’s most legendary exploits. When the ship Endurance, led by intrepid explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was trapped in the ice during a 1914 polar expedition, her crew took refuge on this island. Knowing rescue would never come, Shackleton sought help via lifeboat. After three failed attempts to return for his crew due to ice, Shackleton was finally successful with the help of Captain Luis Pardo. His bust can be found at Point Wild’s Endurance Memorial Site.

Thursday, January 31 – Puerto Madryn, Argentina – Day Open

Friday, February 1 – At Sea

Situated in rugged Argentine Patagonia, Puerto Madryn was founded by Welsh immigrants in 1865. Enjoy a famous Welsh “tea” in the village of Gaiman; journey back in time 300 million years at the Paleontology Museum of Egidio Feruglio in Trelew; and see colonies of sea elephants, sea lions and seals at Punta Norte. Puerto Madryn is also the gateway to many other attractions in Argentina. Top among them is Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve, a UNESCO heritage site since 1999.

Saturday, February 2 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Day Open

Unsung jewel of the South Atlantic, Montevideo teems with an intoxicating mix of European tradition and colorful South American culture. Its shady downtown plazas, historic camps, forts, farms, and missions speak eloquently of the dramas, hardships, and battles of Montevideo’s pioneering days. Home to almost 50% of the nation’s population, Montevideo is a modern metropolis with a historical old town dating back to colonial times. Surrounding the whole city lies an uninterrupted stretch of white sandy beach. Highlights include Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th century buildings.

Sunday, February 3 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Disembark

The Ship: Celebrity Eclipse®

rio 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.


Ship Features:

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.

Martini Bar & Crush: Totally cool, from the drinks to the ice-topped bar. Talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary martinis, served on an ice-topped bar. Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.

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 the 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.

Lawn Club: 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.

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.

Liquid: Liquid transforms the Solarium into an adults-only, late night club with live DJ and Percussionists, specialty cocktail creations, and spontaneous moments of entertainment.

Eclipse Theater: Enjoy a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you production shows, beautiful musical arrangements, and sidesplitting comedy.

Balcony Stateroom


Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship, each with its own private veranda.

Inside Stateroom


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 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

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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.


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.


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 Anesthesia14-Night Antarctica Cruise January 20 – February 3, 2019

Sunday, January 20 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Embark

  1730 Ship Sails (Subject to change)

Monday, January 21 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 From Symptoms to Biomarkers: A Change of Paradigms J.Kryc  
  0945 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce the Perioperative Risk? J.Kryc  
  1045 Break
  1100 Cuts Both Ways: The Uses and Misuses of Perioperative Beta Blockade J.Szalados  
  1200 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Physiology, Clinical Care and the Law J.Szalados  
  1300 Adjourn    

Tuesday, January 22 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Implications of Common Chronic Neurologic Diseases on the Anesthesia Plan J.Szalados  
  0945 Management of the Acutely Septic Patient J.Szalados  
  1045 Break
  1100 Anesthetic Management of Obstetric Emergencies J.Kryc  
  1200 Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Can We Affect the Outcomes? J.Kryc  
  1300 Adjourn    

Wednesday, January 23 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  0945 Substance Abuse During Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  1045 Break
  1100 Health Policy and the Future of Medicine: Implications for the Anesthesia Provider J.Szalados  
  1200 Four Legal Developments of This Year You Must Know About J.Szalados  
  1300 Adjourn    

Thursday, January 24 - Ushuaia, Argentina - Day Open

Friday, January 25 - Cape Horn, Chile - Day Open

Saturday, January 26 - Schollart Channel, Paradise Bay, Gerlache Strait, Antarctica - Day Open

Sunday, January 27 - Elephant Island, Antarctica - Day Open


Monday, January 28 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Perioperative Glucose Management: What Is the Best Evidence? J.Szalados  
  0945 Management of the Patient With Bronchospasm and Reactive Airway Disease J.Szalados  
  1045 Break
  1100 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  1200 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1300 Adjourn    

Tuesday, January 29 - Port Stanley, Falkland Island - Day Open


Wednesday, January 30 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Defensive Strategies in Dealing With Critical Drug Shortages J.Szalados  
  0945 Negotiation Skills for Providers: Using Power Persuasion in Your Practice J.Szalados  
  1045 Break
  1100 Epidural Anesthesia for Labor: A Delicate Dance Between Its Positive Role and Unwanted Side Effects
  1200 Massive Obstetric Hemorrhage: How Did I Get Here and What Do I Do Next? J.Kryc  
  1300 Adjourn    

Thursday, January 31 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina - Day Open


Friday, February 1 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Malignant Hyperthermia: Some Like It Hot J.Kryc  
  0945 Postoperative Pain Management J.Kryc  
  1045 Break  
  1100 Avoiding, Recognizing, and Managing Burnout J.Szalados  
  1200 Electronic Distraction in the Operating Room: Legal Implications J.Szalados  
  1300 Adjourn    

24 CME

24 Class A CEC

6.7 Pharmacology Hours†


Saturday, February 2 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Day Open

Sunday, February 3 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Disembark


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

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, New York
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical / Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
Rochester, New York


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 24 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 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036096; Expiration Date 2/1/2019.

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 24 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 24 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.


$100 between November 21, 2018 and December 21, 2018. No refund after December 21, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 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 Gray: 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.