Atlanta, Georgia

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In Atlanta, fine dining, shopping and rich history combine with inspiration-inducing attractions to create a city with Southern charm and world-class sophistication.

The young and young at heart will marvel at the many and varied species housed at Zoo Atlanta, including giant pandas, giraffes, sumatran tigers, orangutans, and zebras to name a few. Next, go beneath the waves with sharks and fish at the Atlanta Aquarium and catch a show of sea lions or dolphins peforming dazzling tricks. More natural wonders can be found at the Altanta Botanical Garden, which hosts a variety of plantlife exhibits, including orchids and roses, rare conifers, endangered tropical varieties, desert and high altitude species, native species, and more. For the creative among you, collections at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art consist of more than 15,000 pieces of 19th and 20th century American art, significant European pieces, modern and contemporary art, photography, African, and folk art. History buffs will enjoy the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Swan House, and the Atlanta History Center.

Head downtown to taste over 140 beverages from around the globe at the World of Coca-Cola while touring the history of this famous brand. Love to shop? Atlantic Station is a walkable, outdoor shopping mecca just north of downtown. Hikers and bikers can spend the day outdoors exploring 22 miles of the revitalized Atlanta BeltLine. Finally, refuel at one of over 300 restaurants spanning every cuisine and price point. There is truly something for everyone in Atlanta!

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel

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Located in the heart of the re-energized Midtown neighborhood, Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel parallels the excitement of this vibrant community. Feel the energy from the moment you arrive in the newly re-imagined lobby. Discover local restaurants within walking distance in addition to a wealth of nearby attractions, including the Atlanta Aquarium, Georgia Tech, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena, Piedmont Park and Fox Theatre.

Stay fit during your stay in the fitness center featuring Peloton® Bikes and free weights. Whether you spend your day hard at work or busy at play, finish the evening at the lively rooftop bar and restaurant. Retreat to the impeccably refreshed

Midtown guest rooms, feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds with premium bedding,  flat screen TV, radio alarm clock with iPod dock, coffee/tea maker, safe, iron/board, marble bathroom with robes, hair dryer  and more. The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel is locatyed approximately 12 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Valet parking only at the hotel.

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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 Anesthesia
Atlanta, Georgia
May 28-31, 2020

Thursday, May 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Got Rhythm? Perioperative Management of PMs / ICDs C.Goldstein  
  0830 Cardiac Conundrum: Management of Patients With Valvular Disease C.Goldstein  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia in Patients With Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease and Single Ventricle Anatomy R.Ing  
  1045 Update on Pediatric Anesthesia: Lessons From the Literature R.Ing  
  1145 Optic Neuropathy T.Fuhrman  
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, May 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Basics of Neuroanesthesia: Part I T.Fuhrman  
  0830 Basics of Neuroanesthesia: Part II T.Fuhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Funnel Vision: Airway Management Review Including AFOI and the New Vortex Approach C.Goldstein  
  1045 Anticoagulation Aggravation? Coagulation Confusion? NOAC, DOAC, TXA, PCC: A Practical Review C.Goldstein  
  1145 Anesthesia for Off-Site Locations: The Cath Lab, Radiology and MRI R.Ing  
  1245 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, May 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients With Blunt Thoracic Injuries R.Ing  
  0830 Anesthetic Considerations for the Child With Sepsis R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for the Obstetrical Trauma Patient T.Fuhrman  
  1045 Anesthesia for the Aging Patient T.Fuhrman  
  1145 Opioid Epidemic: Time to Talk About Opioid-free Anesthesia (OFA)? C.Goldstein  
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, May 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Hemoglobin: How Low Can We Go During Anesthesia? R.Ing  
  0830 Neonatal Surgical Emergencies and Anesthesia R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Obstructive Sleep Apnea T.Fuhrman  
  1045 Back to the Future: GDT - Noninvasive and Invasive Goal-Directed Therapy Principles Used in ERAS C.Goldstein  
  1145 The Future Is Now: ERAS - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery C.Goldstein  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.4 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MMSc, FCCP
Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Central Florida COM
Chief of Anesthesia, Bay Pines, VAHS
Bay Pines, Florida

Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Director of Medical Informatics
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs
Co-Director TAVR Program
Staff Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Veterans Affairs, NF/SG VHS
Gainesville, Florida

Richard J. Ing, MBBCh, FCA(SA)
Professor, Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado


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 Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037920; Expiration Date 5/31/2020.

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 March 29, 2020 to April 28, 2020. No refund after April 28, 2020; 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 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.