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Beaver Creek (Avon), Colorado

Beaver Creek, Colorado offers luxury intertwined with the relaxed atmosphere of an alpine village. World-class skiing and resort amenities and stunning Rocky Mountain views make this town in the Vail Valley the ideal place for a serene or adventurous getaway. Beaver Creek Resort is designed to welcome alpine enthusiasts of all kinds and offers unparalleled mountain terrain for all ages and abilities with 167 trails and 24 lifts. Beaver Creek is the perfect place to learn how to ski or snowboard or to improve and challenge your existing skills. Not a Skier or Snowboarder? There are plenty of winter activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, year round fat bike trails, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, ice skating and much more.  Beaver Creek Village offers a pedestrian village surrounded by soaring views, offering a carefully curated range of fashion boutiques, high end sports apparel offerings, jewelry stores, art galleries, and more. The nearby town of Avon offers visitors a wide variety of restaurants and shopping options, and an amazing collection of 39 bronze sculptures with stories to tell scattered throughout the town just waiting to be admired. Neighboring Vail offers even more world renowned skiing, diverse shops and restaurants, and breath-taking mountain views.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is enveloped by the natural beauty of Beaver Creek.  This luxury resort weaves its surroundings into nearly every hotel experience and resort activities pay tribute to the great outdoors. Colorado's Vail Valley is an adventurer’s dream, with the Bachelor Gulch Express high-speed quad chairlift just steps from the resort, enjoy ski-in/ski-out access, ski Concierge services, and plethora of snow sports during the day while indulging in luxurious amenities in the evening.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers premier access to the newly debuted McCoy Park terrain that includes 17 trails and 250 acres of ski terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers as well as a family-friendly learning area. Skiers are not the only ones who enjoy the slopes during the winter. Ice skating, snowmobiling and snowshoe hikes are among the other activities available near the resort. The resort also gives special attention to families, with programs such as ski classes and in-room camping, and a year-round outdoor, heated pool.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bachelor Gulch offers a 21,000-sq.-ft. retreat inspired by its surroundings and signature treatments incorporate locally sourced ingredients and address aches and concerns faced by skiers who spend their days on the slopes. The spa oasis features 19 treatment rooms, relaxation lounges with steam rooms, saunas and plunge pools and a stone-lined coed grotto. When it's time to dine, you'll be lured by the inviting aura emanating from each of the restaurants and lounges. Stacked stone, rich wood, nature-inspired artwork, a crackling fireplace and lounge-worthy seating set the mood for mountain cuisine, barrel-aged cocktails, après ski fare and robust coffee.

Run of House Guestrooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based non hotel availability at time of check in), flat screen TV, alarm clock radio with iPod docking station, coffee/tea maker, mini-refrigerator, safe, iron/board, full marble bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower, hairdryer, lighted shaving/make-up mirror, plush terrycloth robes, and more.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is located approximately 28 miles from Eagle County Airport (EGE) and 133 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN) and is conveniently situated between nearby Beaver Creek and Arrowhead Villages. While at the resort, complimentary transportation is available between Beaver Creek and Arrowhead Villages as well as the nearby towns of Avon and Edwards, based on driver availability.

Self-parking is not available. Valet parking only reduced to $30 per car, per night for those that book their room via NWAS/NWWT only (normally $60 per car, per night). For attendees staying elsewhere, valet parking is available for approximately $25 per car, during schedule meeting times only. Please be advised that day parking is for meeting times only and not available for ski parking. Attendees that are staying off property and arrive for the meeting with ski clothing or gear, will be charged the hotel's ski parking fee of $500. Ski parking for non-hotel guests is extremely limited. Non-hotel guests are advised to ski over from Beaver Creek (one ski lift over) or utilize the on mountain complimentary shuttles. Parking fees 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
Beaver Creek (Avon), Colorado
March 13-17, 2023
(Sold Out)

Monday, March 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Acute Pain Management in the Chronic Pain Patient S.Clendenen
  0800 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Cryoablation in the Acute Pain Setting: Is This Our Future? S.Clendenen
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Noninvasive Monitoring and AKI: Anesthesia Role L.Guzzi
  1700 Endocrinopathies and Anesthesia: Fact or Fiction L.Guzzi
  1800 Adjourn

Tuesday, March 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Understanding Basics of Acid-Base L.Guzzi
  0800 Treatment and Management of Acid-Base and Case Studies L.Guzzi
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Pharmacogenomics: The Future of Individualized Medicine and Anesthesia S.Clendenen
  1700 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia S.Clendenen
  1800 Adjourn

Wednesday, March 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Airway Evaluation and Management R.Lenhardt
  0800 Fever and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Intraoperative Cardiac Arrhythmias: Recognition and Management L.Guzzi
  1700 Enhanced Recovery Protocols and Anesthesia S.Clendenen
  1800 Adjourn

Thursday, March 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 The Opioid Crisis in America: What Are We, How Did We Get Here, and How Do We Solve the Problem? S.Clendenen
  0800 Brain Edema and Fluids in Neuroanesthesia: An Update R.Lenhardt
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Management of Hemorrhagic Shock R.Lenhardt
  1700 Obesity and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  1800 Adjourn

Friday, March 17

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 ECMO / Impella: Part I L.Guzzi
  0800 ECMO / Impella: Part II L.Guzzi
  0900 Break
  0915 Ambulatory Surgery: Are We Pushing the Envelope of Patient Safety? S.Clendenen
  1015 Hyperglycemia in the Perioperative Period R.Lenhardt
  1115 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/8/23


Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Louis Guzzi, MD, FCCM
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM, Advent Health
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Chief, Internal Medicine Advent Health Waterman Hospital
Orlando, Florida

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky


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: 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 1042022; Expiration Date 03/17/2023.

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.


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.


$100 January 12, 2023 to February 11, 2023. No refund after February 11, 2023; 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.


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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