Baltimore, Maryland

A city of surprises and unique experiences makes Baltimore the charm of the Mid-Atlantic. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is one of the most photographed and visited areas of the city. It has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s and started blossoming into a cultural center in the 1970s.

Distinct in function and form, locals and visitors alike enjoy Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the surrounding neighborhoods that offer a variety of fine dining, cultural experiences and exciting nightlife. The National Aquarium in Baltimore houses more than 16,000 creatures in naturalistic exhibits, including a walk-through rain forest, an exciting live-action dolphin show and a new Australian exhibit. Be sure to see the treasures of Inner Harbor by touring the USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake and more. Visit the Maritime Museum and you’ll receive a discount for the USS Constellation, the only Civil War ship still floating today.

A visit to Camden Yards is just minutes away and, if you’re a true baseball fan, be sure to see the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame exhibit and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum as well. You can also visit the Sports Legends Museum which offers 22,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits, transforming Camden Station into one of the most spectacular sports museums in America. For the kids, Port Discovery Children’s Museum provides 3 floors of educational, interactive and hands-on/minds-on experiences to ignite imagination, inspire learning and nurture growth through play. When it’s time to dine, elegant gourmet cuisine, ethnic foods from around the world and plenty of fresh seafood from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay abound.

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Named by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards as the Number One Best Hotel in the U.S. for 2018. Poised in the storied 1914 property on Baltimore’s historic Recreation Pier – “Rec Pier” as it’s known to locals – Sagamore Pendry Baltimore embodies the city’s rich history, vibrant personality and idyllic harbor setting with character, inspiration and style.

Baltimore’s dynamic neighboring areas feature historic and cultural destinations in close proximity to the hotel, offering some inspiring sightseeing to your visit. When you return from exploring, relax at The Pool, featuring an outdoor seasonal bar and grill for dining, lounging and cocktails set waterfront on the Inner Harbor. In an open-air oasis, the deck is perched at the end of Recreation Pier with panoramic views of the harbor, marina and city skyline, making it a great place to unwind and a perfect spot to enjoy the view.

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore has partnered with The Healing Path Massages + Wellness to offer a serene space focused on discovery and wholeness of self. Located within a block of the hotel, relaxing spa experiences including massages, facials and body treatments are available; select services can be offered in your hotel room. When it's time to eat and drink, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is the heart of the city’s food, drink and culture scene. With a chophouse, whiskey bar and waterfront lounge, what more could one need?

The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore guestroom collection was designed with an eye for Baltimore’s heritage and historical sensibility, but with a modern and sophisticated perspective. Supremely comfortable, guest rooms offer 350-375 square feet of luxury, with mahogany and brass accents that evoke the hotel’s historic past and floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the hotel's choice of views of the garden courtyard, the harbor and/or the waterfront pool deck.

Guest rooms also feature luxury bedding, a bluetooth speaker, custom bath amenities and more.Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is located approximately 12 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), and 44 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). For those coming by train, Pennsylvania Station is approximately 3 miles away. Valet Parking only at the hotel, $48.00 per car, per night or $25 per car, per day for event parking only. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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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
Baltimore, Maryland
July 25-28, 2022

Monday July 25

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Damage Control Resuscitation: Tactics for the Exsanguinating Patient S.Galvagno  
  0800 Endpoints of Resuscitation in Trauma and Sepsis S.Galvagno  
  0900 How to Prevent Your Patient From Crashing After Emergency Intubation: Perfusion-Protective Ventilation S.Galvagno  
  1000 Break
  1015 Crush Syndrome Management S.Galvagno  
  1115 Relax and Breath: A Review of Muscle Relaxants T.Finn  
  1215 Drug Shortages: Where We Are and Where We Will Be T.Finn  
  1315 Adjourn

Tuesday, July 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Anesthesia Considerations for the Cirrhotic Patient P.Ariyo  
  0800 Anesthetic Management of the Patient With Pulmonary Hypertension P.Ariyo  
  0900 Anesthesia Handoffs: Making Team Care Safe T.Finn  
  1000 Break
  1015 Vigilance in Anesthesia T.Finn  
  1115 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  1215 ECMO in the Operating Room T.Grissom  
  1315 Adjourn

Wednesday, July 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Hypertension: The New Normal T.Finn  
  0800 Crash Sections in OB T.Finn  
  0900 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 Are You and Your Hospital Ready for a Mass Casualty Event? T.Grissom  
  1115 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1215 Management of the Septic Patient: Bringing the ICU Into the OR T.Grissom  
  1315 Adjourn

Thursday, July 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast

Perioperative Evaluation and Management of High-Risk Patients Scheduled for Low-Risk Surgeries 

  0800 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients Requiring Ophthalmic Surgery T.Tran  
  0900 Managing Risks and Optimizing Ambulatory Surgery Patients T.Tran  
  1000 Break
  1015 Perioperative Considerations for the Multisystem Orthopedic Trauma Patient J.Richards  
  1115 Intraoperative Low Tidal Volume Ventilation Strategies: Does One Size Fit All? J.Richards  
  1215 Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Noncardiac Surgery J.Richards  
  1315 Adjourn

24 CME

24 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/13/22


Promise Temidayo Ariyo, MD
Assistant Professor
Quality Improvement Director, Division of Critical Care
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Timothy P. Finn, CRNA, MSN, MBA, PhD
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Illinois Orthopedic Network
Mount Sinai Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Samuel M. Galvagno Jr., DO, PhD, MS, FCCM
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, Multi Trauma Critical Care Unit
Deputy Director, Shock Trauma Go-Team
Medical Director, State Critical Care Coordination Center (C4)
Department of Anesthesiology
Program in Trauma
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Justin E. Richards, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Tina Tran, MD
Chief of Anesthesia for the Wilmer Eye Institute
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Taussig Faculty, Colleges Advisory Program
Co-Director of Clinical Preceptorship in Anesthesiology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


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: 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,, 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 24 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041262; Expiration Date 07/28/2022.

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 24 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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 24 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


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


No penalty if canceled by May 25, 2022. Cancellations between May 26, 2022, and June 25, 2022, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after June 25, 2022, 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.

Travel at your own risk.


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.

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