Biloxi, Mississippi

On the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast sits Biloxi, Mississippi, a quiet burg with calm waters perfect for the whole family. Biloxi Beach offers rentals of all kinds including jet skis, water bikes, boats, waterskis, and more. Find peace resting with toes in the sand when you catch the ferry out to Ship Island, or charter a shrimping excursion to learn the ins and outs of working a shrimp boat. Nights come alive with table-gaming, dancing and drinks with multiple casinos in the area to choose from. For a touch of culture, visit the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, a surprising collection of artifact detailing over 300 years of heritage.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Beau Rivage brings to the Gulf Coast a first-class experience defined by casual sophistication, outstanding service, and world-class amenities, including ten diverse restaurants providing guests with a variety of regional and international dining experiences.Take an exhilarating spin with more than 1,800 of the newest, hottest slot games available anywhere or try your hand at Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps and Roulette and more. Be sure to play the course designed by legendary Tom Fazio that is exclusively for guests of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Fallen Oak raises the bar for luxury resort golf in this region. The 18 hole, par-72 championship layout unfolds in a majestic, almost cinematic, invitation to all who love the game. Vacations and sunshine go hand-in-hand and you’ll find plenty of rays, splashing, and even some surf (courtesy of fabulous views of the Gulf) by the shimmering swimming pool.

Beau Spa & Salon is where Southern hospitality meets total spa sophistication and provides a world-class, indulgent experience, the tranquil spa sanctuary will leave you feeling rejuvenated and revived. If you like to shop, want to shop, those in the know consider Beau Rivage a premier destination for upscale fashions, luxury jewelry, boutique brands, unique gifts and artisan products.When you are in the mood for maximum fun and games, stop by the Arcade loaded with the hottest video and redemption games along with fantastic prizes like PS4, XBox, Nintendo Switch, electric guitars and much more. For night life, look no further than the ultra-cool vibe of EIGHT75, ideal for pre or post-dinner drinks, meeting up after a show or just spending time with friends. There’s plenty to see and do at Beau Rivage, but your room is always your sanctuary. Run of house guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 double beds (based on hotel availability at time of check in),  flat-screen LCD television, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, electronic safe, Keurig single cup coffee maker, iron/board, bathroom with Italian marble floors and surfaces, soaking tub and separate stall shower, hair dryer, makeup/shaving mirror, custom bath and hair products and more.

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is located approximately 20 miles from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport  (GPT), and 57 miles from the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), 89 miles from Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport (PIB)  and 101 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

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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
Biloxi, Mississippi
December 1-4, 2022

Thursday, December 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Noncardiac Surgery I: What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? T2MI to MINS M.Murphy
  0830 Noncardiac Surgery II: Why Is the Anesthesia Service Expected to Place a Magnet on a CIED? M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Positioning Injuries: Risk and Responsibility M.Murphy
  1045 ABG Part I (via Zoom) L.Guzzi
  1145 ABG Part II (via Zoom) L.Guzzi
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, December 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part I (via Zoom) S.Barker
  0830 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part II (via Zoom) S.Barker
  0930 Break
  0945 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): The Science and the Techniques I.Osborn
  1045 Minimally Invasive Airway Management (Beyond MAC) I.Osborn
  1145 Medications for Intraoperative Blood Pressure Control: “Going Up or Down?” I.Osborn
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, December 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 PTSD: What Is It? How Can We Effectively Manage the Patient? I.Osborn
  0830 PBLD: The Patient on Naltrexone for Surgery I.Osborn
  0930 Break
  0945 Burnout in Healthcare: Time to Do Something M.Murphy
  1045 Are There Healthcare Wellness Solutions? M.Murphy
  1145 COVID: What Did We Learn? M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, December 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Nuclear, Biologic and Chemical Warfare Risk for Anesthesia (via Zoom) L.Guzzi
  0830 Blast injuries: Pathophysiology of Catastrophic Lung Injury (via Zoom) L.Guzzi
  0930 Break
  0945 Flying the Anesthesia Machine - So Easy a Caveman Can Do It? (via Zoom) S.Barker
  1045 The Geriatric Patient for Anesthesia: Considerations and Strategies I.Osborn
  1145 Anesthesia for the Tracts: Bronchoscopy and GI Endoscopy I.Osborn

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.6 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 11/30/22


Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

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

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, New York


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,, 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 1041591; Expiration Date 12/04/2022.

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 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 October 2, 2022 to November 1, 2022. No refund after November 1, 2022; 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.

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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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