Banff, Alberta, Canada

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The Rocky Mountains have long been an area of great significance to native peoples. The valleys were places of ceremony and celebration; the lakes and mineral springs offered rejuvenation for mind, body, and spirit. It was here, in 1885, that the Canadian Government created Canada’s first National Park. Today the Banff/Lake Louise area is a crossroads for international visitors and offers everything from spiritual retreats to contemporary art exhibits and theatrical performances. Welcome to the town of Banff in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Vacation possibilities here are as diverse as the Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape. Airplane tours offer guided flights for a unique view of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Relax aboard glass-enclosed boats as you travel through the Minnewanka Valley to Devil’s Gap on Lake Minnewanka. Fish peacefully along the shore of an alpine lake or stream. Cast at will, timelessly drifting along. Tee-off amongst the backdrop of dramatic mountain ranges, with local wildlife as your gallery.

Enjoy panoramic views, short hiking trails, interpretive exhibits, and restaurants. For the adventurer, take part in heli-sightseeing or heli-hiking. Learn a new skill with training programs for all skill levels in the disciplines of rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, outdoor leadership, avalanche awareness, and ski mountaineering.

For those who prefer a more relaxed, slower-paced alpine experience, backpacking or mountaineering adventures are offered. ATV tours are designed to get you off the main roads and into the wilderness. Kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, and floating are also part of the fun on the local rivers and lakes. Horseback ride through a pine forest with a nature guide hearing only hoof beats, bask in a natural hot spring or a luxury spa, or explore a glacier at the Columbia Icefield.

Finally, enjoy strolling alongside locals and world-travellers in downtown Banff as you discover a cosmopolitan collection of galleries, boutiques, and cafés. Shops range from internationally recognized clothiers and independently-owned establishments to Canada’s oldest department store.

Park Entry Fee: The meeting hotel is located inside of a National Park. The park pass costs approximately C$9.80 per adult (or C$19.60 per family) daily or C$67.70 for an annual adult pass (C$136.40 per family). Visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit.aspx for more information. Rates are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, a luxury spa, pool and fitness center.

Guest rooms are 350 square feet and feature 1 king bed or 2 queen beds (based on availability), LCD TV, Wireless High Speed Internet access (fee may apply), radio, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/board.

Standard rooms have an obstructed views with trees or parts of the building, Deluxe rooms have mountain views, and Premium rooms have full valley views.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located on Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park, a 5 minute drive from the Banff town site and 1.5 hours west of Calgary International Airport (approx 90 miles/145 kilometers).

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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 specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

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 Topics in Anesthesia
Banff, Alberta, Canada
August 3-7, 2015

Monday, August 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  0830 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: Why Is it Important and What Do We Really Need? E.Lobato  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Care of Major Burns G.Crosland  
  1045 Ketamine: Multiple Uses for an Old Friend G.Crosland  
  1145 Basics of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia L.Martin  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, August 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Advanced Regional Anesthesia Techniques L.Martin  
  0830 Anesthesia Related Neurotoxicity in Children, Should We Be Concerned? L.Martin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Therapy E.Lobato  
  1045 Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Patients with Coronary Stents E.Lobato  
  1145 Medical Ethics: The Four Cornerstones G.Crosland  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, August 5 - Open Day

 

Thursday, August 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Evaluation of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  0830 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia and Respiratory Tract Infections in Children L.Martin  
  1045 Are Anesthesia Related Outcomes in Children Improving? L.Martin  
  1145 The Cocaine Positive Patient Scheduled for Elective Surgery: Cancel, Delay, or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, August 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Systematic Approach to Patients with Pacemakers or Implantable Defibrillators E.Lobato  
  0830 Anesthetic Management of the Patient with Valvular Heart Disease during Noncardiac Surgery: Who Is High Risk?

E.Lobato

 
  0930 Break
  0945 Risk of Aspiration and GERD: Supraglottic Devices or Endotracheal Intubation? E.Lobato  
  1045 Out of the O.R. Anesthesia and Sedation for Pediatric Patients G.Crosland  
  1145 Tonsillectomy: Myths and Attitudes G.Crosland  
  1245 Adjourn 20 CEC / 20 CME I  

FACULTY

James Grady Crosland, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

Lynn D. Martin, MD, MBA
Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Seattle Children's Hospital
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics (Adj.)
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

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 Health Care System, Dallas and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.

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 1 credit for completing this program.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1030513; Expiration date 8/7/15.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider Number 04833 and Florida and Washington, DC Boards of Nursing, Provider Number 50-7480. This program offers 20 contact hours. Meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing, Rules and Regulations §21.133.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and 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 BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 May 4 to July 4. No refund after July 4; 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 on a CD 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.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate.

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 Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - 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.