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.

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.

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.

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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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Asheville, North Carolina
August 19-22, 2024

Monday, August 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 ABG: Part I L.Guzzi
  0830 ABG: Part II L.Guzzi
  0930 Break
  0945 A Systematic Approach to Patients With Pacemakers and Defibrillators H.Ramakrishna
  1045 Coronary Stents: Key Perioperative Challenges and Strategies H.Ramakrishna
  1145 Postoperative Optic Ischemic Neuropathy T.Fuhrman
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, August 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neuroanesthesia: The Basics T.Fuhrman
  0830 Neuroanesthesia: Beyond the Basics T.Fuhrman
  0930 Break
  0945 ERAS: Part I L.Guzzi
  1045 ERAS: Part II L.Guzzi
  1145 Dexmedetomidine: Why Should I Consider This a Relevant Drug in 2024? H.Ramakrishna
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, August 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pulmonary Hypertension: A Systematic Approach to Preoperative Evaluation H.Ramakrishna
  0830 Complications in Noncardiac Surgery: Key National Data and How It Affects Your Practice H.Ramakrishna
  0930 Break
  0945 Electrolytes T.Fuhrman
  1045 Approach to the Patient With Cardiac Disease for Noncardiac Surgery H.Ramakrishna
  1145 New Noninvasive Monitoring and AKI: Anesthesia Role L.Guzzi
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, August 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Update in Geriatric Anesthesia H.Ramakrishna
  0830 Obstructive Sleep Apnea T.Fuhrman
  0930 Break
  0945 Malignant Hyperthermia T.Fuhrman
  1045 Nuclear, Biologic, and Chemical Warfare Risk for Anesthesia L.Guzzi
  1145 Blast Injuries: Pathophysiology of Catastrophic Lung Injury L.Guzzi
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/13/24

FACULTY

 

Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MMSc, FASA, FCCP, FAARC
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida COM
Orlando, Florida

Louis Guzzi, MD, FCCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
Director Cardiovascular and Vascular Intensive Care Unit
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Orlando, Florida

Harish Ramakrishna MD, FACC, FESC
Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043624; Expiration Date 08/22/2024.

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 June 19, 2024. Cancellations between June 20, 2024, and July 20, 2024, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after July 20, 2024, 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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