Asheville, North Carolina

There’s something special about Asheville and the world is just beginning to discover it. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown with over 30 art galleries, a burgeoning culinary and wine scene, thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. Step back in time and experience Gilded Age elegance at America’s largest home, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room Biltmore House. Relive the Victorian era at the circa 1840 Smith-McDowell House-Museum, Asheville’s oldest home. Explore the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the acclaimed author’s boyhood home. The Asheville area’s reputation as a destination for spa treatments and wellness dates back centuries. Indulge in an aromatherapy massage while gazing at the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.

From a health-and-science theme children’s museum to boutique toy stores, invigorating hikes, mountain biking, mountain swimming holes, and other outdoor adventures, Asheville is exciting for all ages. Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for a vibrancy rarely found in a city of this size.

There is always something happening downtown. Sip a cup of Joe at one of several locally-owned coffee shops, listen to live music at a local club, go on an art walk, or simply enjoy fine cuisine and people-watching. Golfers rave about the Asheville area’s magnificent mountains with their scenic beauty, temperate year-round weather, and lush fairways.

Getting There: The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is currently served by several airlines. Blue Ridge Parkway, considered the nation’s most scenic highway, winds along the Blue Ridge Mountains, through Asheville, and into the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Numerous overlooks, roadside exhibits, and hiking trails make a trip along the Parkway a delight. The Parkway intersects with Asheville at four points: US 25, US 70, US 74, and NC 191.

The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort

Serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Relax in the unique 43,000 square foot subterranean spa with an indoor pool or enjoy a round of championship golf on the Donald Ross-designed course. Feel a sense of pride and accomplishment after navigating the tree-lined fairways and bent greens with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Elevated tee boxes on the par-70 course provide perfect sight lines for each drive. Whether you want to keep up your workout routine or work up a sweat, the Sports Complex has something for guests looking to stay active. At 50,000 square feet, you'll find indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a racquetball court, an indoor pool, fitness club, cardio room, table tennis, pool tables and more.

If you are looking for a hiking trail near the hotel, look no further. The Sunset Trail originally opened in 1913, along with the hotel, to offer guests an accessible form of exercise in the clean, healing mountain air. Ready to indulge in a little shopping? The Omni Grove Park Inn offers a unique shopping experience on the resort grounds. Be sure to take a self-guided audio tour of the resort that covers the history of E.W. Grove, the construction and early years of the resort, the Arts & Crafts style furniture collection and some of the resort's most notable guests.

Asheville, NC is recognized as having one of the strongest most innovative culinary scenes in the country. At The Omni Grove Park Inn, you will find some of the finest, locally-sourced restaurants in Asheville that will certainly delight the foodie in your family. From restaurants and a farm-to-table artisanal buffet to bars and terraces with breathtaking mountain views, there are so many ways to please your palate at this resort. With experienced chefs and a variety of cuisines, The Omni Grove Park Inn’s restaurants provide an unbeatable dining experience.

There’s a reason guests have been staying at The Omni Grove Park Inn for over a hundred years. From plush beds with rich cotton linens to windows that open to the fresh mountain air, every detail of your room has been designed to make your stay a comfort and a delight. Additional features include mini-fridge, HD flat-screen TV, coffeemaker, and more.

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.

Monday, August 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Preparing for, Coping, and Recovering From COVID Surges in NYC: Clinical Issues Before, During, and After H.Hemmings
  0830 All Things Are Poison: Antidotes in Anesthesia H.Hemmings
  0930 Break
  0945 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Focus on the Patient's Perspective D.Lin
  1045 Arterial Blood Pressure Measurement in Cardiac Surgery: Is Brachial Better Than Radial? S.Patel
  1145 Evolution of Anesthesia in the Electrophysiology Lab S.Patel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, August 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Considerations for Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation S.Patel
  0830 Anesthetic Considerations for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Is Jet Your Friend? S.Patel
  0930 Break
  0945 How Anesthetics Work: Emerging Mechanisms of General Anesthesia H.Hemmings
  1045 Anesthesia and Perioperative Outcomes H.Hemmings
  1145 Workplace Violence in Anesthesia: Are We Immune? D.Lin
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, August 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Regional Techniques in Cardiac Surgery: The New Frontier? S.Patel
  0830 Anesthetic Considerations for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery S.Patel
  0930 Break
  0945 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists to Keep Out of Trouble Part I D.Lin
  1045 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists to Keep Out of Trouble Part II D.Lin
  1145 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialog and Disclosure D.Lin
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, August 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Serious Adverse Drug Reactions in Anesthesia H.Hemmings
  0830 Awake! Preventing Accidental Awareness Under General Anesthesia H.Hemmings
  0930 Break
  0945 Are Anesthetics Toxic to the Brain? H.Hemmings
  1045 PACU Dilemmas D.Lin
  1145 Burnout: Interventions That WORK Against This Healthcare Epidemic D.Lin
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

8 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/22/22

FACULTY

Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA
Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell
New York, New York

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Saumil Jayant Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Associate Program Director
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042307; Expiration Date 08/10/2023.

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/NWS 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 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 FEE

$100 June 8, 2023 to July 8, 2023. No refund after July 8, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

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

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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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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.