Banff, Alberta, Canada

Welcome to the town of Banff in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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.

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, whitewater 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.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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, complimentary Wi-Fi access, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, safe, hair dryer, iron/board and more.

Standard rooms have obstructed views with trees or parts of the building, 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).

Park Pass: The city of Banff is located in one of Canada's National Parks. Everyone entering the parks must purchase a park pass. The rate is approximately $10.50 CAD per day for 1 adult or $21 CAD total per day for 2 or more persons in the same vehicle. Daily passes are sold for no more than 6 days, so if you are staying longer you must purchase a yearly pass for $72.25 CAD per adult or $145.20 CAD for family. Visit https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/tarifs-fees#admission for more information. Prices are subject to change without notice. You can purchase your pass online and print it out in advance: https://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/en?_ga=2.213620820.1177900272.1678494073-1442293178.1678228104.

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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.

Clinical Topics in Anesthesia
Banff, Alberta, Canada
August 19-23, 2024

Monday, August 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Diagnosis and Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism in Surgical Patients R.Dudaryk
  0830 Vasopressors for Hypovolemic Shock: Squeezing the Empty Tank R.Dudaryk
  0930 Break
  0945 Are Opioids Indispensable for General Anesthesia? T.Egan
  1045 The Clinical Pharmacology of Intravenous Anesthetics in the Obese: How Do I Set the Pump? T.Egan
  1145 Pulmonary Hypertension: A Review and Update of Perioperative Management M.Golinski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, August 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 An Update on Practice Guidelines for the Difficult Airway M.Golinski
  0830 Anesthesia Management for the Patient With Myasthenia Gravis and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) M.Golinski
  0930 Break
  0945 Colloids vs. Crystalloids: Sterling Equation Does Not Hold Water R.Dudaryk
  1045 Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy: What Is the Goal? R.Dudaryk
  1145 What If the Patient's Bleeding to Death? The Influence of Hemorrhagic Shock on the Disposition and Effect of Intravenous Anesthetics T.Egan
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, August 21 – Day Open

     

Thursday, August 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Clinical Application of a Short Acting Opioid T.Egan
  0830 Leadership and Teamwork in Anesthesiology: Lessons From Behavioral Science T.Egan
  0930 Break
  0945 Opioid Sparing Strategies With an Emphasis on Magnesium Sulfate M.Golinski
  1045 Postoperative Delirium: The Syndrome, Clinical Features, and Perioperative Management M.Golinski
  1145 Pregnant Trauma Patient in Your OR: Don't Stare at the Belly R.Dudaryk
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, August 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Clot Thickens: Perioperative Viscoelastic Monitoring R.Dudaryk
  0830 Emergent Surgery and Reversal of Anticoagulants R.Dudaryk
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesiology Closed Claims Research M.Golinski
  1045 Total Intravenous Anesthesia: Theoretical and Practical Considerations T.Egan
  1145 Intraoperative Awareness: Is It a Problem? What Can We Do About It? T.Egan
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

11 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/7/23

FACULTY

 

Talmage D. Egan, MD
Professor and Chair
KC Wong Presidential Endowed Professorship, Department of Anesthesiology
Adjunct Professor in Departments of Neurosurgery, Bioengineering, and Pharmaceutics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

Roman Dudaryk, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Division of Trauma Anesthesia / Critical Care Medicine
Co-Director Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director of Quality, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, Florida

Mary Golinski, PhD, CRNA, FAANA
Associate Professor
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan
Staff CRNA, Northstar Anesthesia, Detroit Receiving Hospital
Staff CRNA, Trillium Anesthesia
Clinton Township, Michigan

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 1043504; Expiration Date 08/23/2024.

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/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 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 FEE

$100 June 20, 2024 to July 20, 2024. No refund after July 20, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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.

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