Sail ports across New Zealand and Australia when you join us aboard Celebrity Solstice.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Tue Mar 10 Auckland, New Zealand - Embark 6:00 PM
  Wed Mar 11 Tauranga, New Zealand 10:30 AM 9:45 PM
  Thu Mar 12 At Sea
  Fri Mar 13 Picton, New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Sat Mar 14 Akaroa, New Zealand 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Sun Mar 15 Dunedin, New Zealand 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Mon Mar 16 Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Milford Sound, New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Tue Mar 17 At Sea    
  Wed Mar 18 At Sea
  Thu Mar 19 Eden, Australia – Day Open 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Fri Mar 20 Sydney, Australia 6:30 AM

Tuesday, March 10 – Auckland, New Zealand

Step into the bustling port city of Auckland. Inspiring views await 50 stories above this active metropolis on the observation deck of the Auckland Sky Tower. This lush, leafy urban cityscape is filled with beautiful parks, and a number of renowned art galleries waiting to be discovered. Just beyond the city outskirts, you can take a boat ride through the glow worm grottos at Waitomo Caves or visit the landscapes that inspired Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. The area also boasts geological treasures including a total of 48 dormant volcanoes.

Wednesday, March 11 –Tauranga, New Zealand

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbors in New Zealand. You can take a ride on a bush jet boat, go white-water rafting on the Rangitaiki River, or dine on the freshest fish and chips you’ll ever taste, served al fresco. If you’re looking for a more exotic adventure, travel to the Mount Mauganui Hot Salt Water Pools or take a refreshing dip in the swimming holes by Kaiate Falls, which cascade gracefully over the bluffs.

Thursday, March 12 – At Sea

Friday, March 13 – Picton, New Zealand

Relax with a perfectly paired Sauvignon Blanc as you dig into a plate of local greenshell mussels. No shortage of spectacular views are here to greet you along the sounds of Picton. Hop aboard the Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise for an interesting approach to sightseeing! On foot, the best views of local flora and fauna is on The Queen Charlotte Track.

Saturday, March 14 – Akaroa, New Zealand

Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays, French and English colonial history, and even the largest little penguin colony on the mainland. It’s also home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin and lots of water sports including kayaking and sailboats. Also enjoy hiking paths and bicycle tours. Pick up a unique souvenir from one of the many local craft shops and boutiques.

Sunday, March 15 – Dunedin, New Zealand – Day Open

dunedinWere it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you might think you’d landed in Edinburgh. Both the scenery and the architecture borrow heavily from Scotland. You can even shop for kilts or dig into a piece of fresh haggis. Dunedin is also home to New Zealand’s only castle, a 15-year construction endeavor complete with the only staircase of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and magnificent woodwork.

Monday, March 16 – Dusky, Doubtful, and Milford Sound, New Zealand

Steep cliffs that have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast, Dusky Sound. It’s also a wildlife paradise, with seals and dolphins patrolling the water, and birds like broad billed prions, mottled petrels and sooty shearwaters floating on the overhead thermals.

As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon-a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. This serves as a playground for a number of species, including fur seals and two types of penguins – the fjord land crested and blue penguin.

As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

Tuesday, March 17 – At Sea

Wednesday, March 18 – At Sea

Thursday, March 19 – Eden, Australia

Wander the exhibits of the Killer Whale Museum to get a taste of Eden's past whaling industry history. Look out over crashing waves and rocky cliffs at the Green Cape Lighthouse. Make friends with sea creatures in the touch pool or study a crabshell under a microscope; kids and adults alike will enjoy the hands-on activities and demonstrations at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Next, take a walk along the coast at Ben Boyd National Park, and you might just spot a whale or kangaroo.

Tuesday, March 20 – Sydney, Australia - Disembark

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower. For a cultural experience, book tickets for blockbuster stage shows and musicals at the State Theatre, Capitol Theatre and Sydney Lyric.

The Celebrity Solstice®

solsticeCelebrity Solstice® is one of the more decorated ships at sea, so it’s no wonder that it’s full of “firsts.” Like the first Lawn Club at sea. The first Hot Glass Show? The first cruise line to have 5 women, also known as “the Leading Ladies” redesign and redecorate the staterooms. Some other things that set the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship apart are its specialty restaurants. Our passion for outstanding cuisine has taken the restaurants, the food and the overall dining experience to a whole new level in the cruising world. Celebrity Solstice also has the Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and fitness center, where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments or push yourself in a workout with one of our trainers. If only life on land was as good as life on Celebrity Solstice.

Signature features include:

Cellar Masters: Immerse yourself in the culture of wine within the inviting atmosphere of Cellar Masters, a wine bar. Cellar Masters offers you the opportunity to try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world. To help you explore these wines, it features the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. With a simple swipe of your SeaPass card, it will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion. Sommeliers will guide you in the use of the Enomatic® system and offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection, an integral part of an epicurean lifestyle. Then, you’ll be ready to begin your travels through the world of wine.

Main Restaurant: A grand stage for dining. The Main Restaurant is the centerpiece of an impressive and enriching range of culinary experiences. It presents an unparalleled wealth of choices every evening. Working literally around the clock, the galleys delight in sending out artfully presented dishes, every delicate micro-green garnish perfectly in place.

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.

The Lawn Club: There’s absolutely nothing like it. A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of Celebrity Solstice. 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.

Sky Observation Lounge: A quiet refuge by day for gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand. At night, the space comes to life with live music and dancing. In addition, special interactive theme parties include Live@Sky—music and dances of the 40s with a modern twist—and Motown, featuring funky soul with a live band, singers and dancers.

Silk Harvest Restaurant: A subtle taste of Far East delicacies meant to share. As the first Asian restaurant in the Celebrity fleet, Silk Harvest takes you on a journey to the Far East, offering authentic Asian hospitality perfectly paired with a contemporary blend of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Here you enjoy family-style dining in a warm and friendly setting.

The Hot Glass Show: Don’t just appreciate art, experience it. Witness the incredible, gorgeous art of glassblowing with intimate live demonstrations. Watch and learn from professional glassblowers in this popular, one-of-a-kind exhibition from the renowned Corning Museum of Glass.

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Veranda Stateroom

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

Oceanview Stateroom

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Window staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Inside Stateroom

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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

Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $900 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

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise! See reservation form for details. ALWAYS CALL US BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927

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.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia10-Day New Zealand and Australia Cruise March 10–20, 2020

Tuesday, March 10 - Auckland, New Zealand - Embark

  1800 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Wednesday, March 11 - Tauranga, New Zealand

Thursday, March 12 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0845 Anesthesia for the Patient Who Is Addicted or Recovering: Methadone and Opioid Agonists and Antagonists L.Clark  
  0945 Cardiac Arrest Situations in the Perioperative Period L.Clark  
  1045 Break
  1100 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin  
  1200 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 The Diabetic Patient: Oral Hypoglycemic Agents and the New Insulins L.Clark  
  1500 Hypotension: Are We Ready to Raise the Bar? L.Clark  
  1600 Is There Really Opioid-Free Anesthesia? L.Clark  
  1700 Adjourn
4.3 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, March 13 - Picton, New Zealand - Day Open

Saturday, March 14 - Akaroa, New Zealand - Day Open

Sunday, March 15 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Day Open

Monday, March 16 - Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Milford Sound, New Zealand - Day Open

 

Tuesday, March 17 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialog and Disclosure D.Lin  
  0945 Case Discussion: In the Eyes of the Patient - Dialogue and Disclosure D.Lin  
  1045 Break
  1100 I'm in the Basement: Anesthesia for Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy L.Clark  
  1200 Some Things We Do in Anesthesia for Really No Reason, Why Do We Continue To Do This? L.Clark  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Setting Up a Safe Framework for Office-Based Anesthesia D.Lin  
  1500 Checklists: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly D.Lin  
  1600 Enhanced Recovery: A Focus on the Patient's Perspective D.Lin  
  1700 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, March 18 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 PACU Dilemmas D.Lin  
  0945 Burnout: A Healthcare Epidemic D.Lin  
  1045 Break
  1100 Healthcare Reform: Now What? D.Lin  
  1200 Acute Lung Injury From Mechanical Ventilation: What Can We Do About it? L.Clark  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Fire in the OR: A Hot Topic L.Clark  
  1500 What If You Are The Only Medical Person Around? L.Clark  
  1600 Adjourn 0.9 Pharmacology Hours  
 

Thursday, March 19 - Eden, Australia - Day Open

Friday, March 20 - Sydney, Australia - Disembark

20 CME

20 CEC

7.1 Pharmacology Hours†

 

Friday, March 15 - Sydney, Australia - Disembark

FACULTY

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chairman of the Institutional Review Board
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen’s Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

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 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 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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia 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 FEE

$100 between January 10, 2020 and February 9, 2020. No refund after February 9, 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.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.