Boise, Idaho

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Get in touch with nature in Boise, Idaho. Here, the snow-capped Rocky Mountains punctuate the scenic beauty as the Boise River and its riverfront paths wind through the city.

For a fun cultural experience, visit one of Boise’s varied museums including the Idaho History Museum, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, and the interactive Discovery Museum of Idaho. In an art deco building, downtown’s Boise Art Museum has contemporary works and an outdoor sculpture garden. Other unique attractions include Old Idaho Penitentiary, where you can tour 19th-century prison cells and gallows plus historic military weaponry, then head to historic Pioneer Village, where you can learn about centuries-old building techniques, relax in the Lewis and Clark Pavilion, and explore hands-on activities in the lushly landscaped Discovery Trail. The Idaho Botanical Garden is a 15-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color nestled in the Boise Foothills. The Garden features plants that are adapted to the intermountain region. Kids will enjoy Zoo Boise, with exhibits featuring giraffes, capybaras, lions, zebras, leopards and more.

Old Boise offers great shopping and dining as well. Fine steaks and other grilled favorites can be found alongside delicious pub fare and barbecue. Browse the Boise Public Market for delicious produce, homemade baked goods, jams, and local craft items.

Hyatt Place Boise / Downtown

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Hyatt Place Boise / Downtown offers travelers a central location in the heart of downtown Boise, just a few blocks from the Idaho State Capitol and two miles from Boise State University. With an ideal location, this hotel is walking distance to dozens of shops and restaurants. For extra convenience, hop on the hotel shuttle and head to destinations throughout the Boise area from 4:15am-12:45am daily. Take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool, or keep up with your fitness regimen effortlessly at the 24/7 Gym and work out on Life Fitness cardio machines or hit the free weights.

No matter when hunger strikes, you’ll find delicious eats at Hyatt Place Boise / Downtown. Start each morning with the free Gallery Kitchen Breakfast, a hot breakfast buffet brimming with all sorts of mouth-watering options. Swing by the 24/7 Gallery Market for a freshly made sandwich on the go, or order a fresh-off-the-grill appetizer or full meal from the 24/7 Gallery Menu at any time of day. A Coffee to Cocktails Bar keeps you caffeinated in the morning with specialty coffee drinks; come nightfall, enjoy a cocktail and conversation with your travel companions.

Once you’ve had your fill of exploring downtown Boise or rooting for the Broncos at Boise State University, Hyatt Place Boise / Downtown awaits your return. The comfortable and spacious rooms feature plush Hyatt Grand Beds (1 king or 2 queens based on hotel availability) plus a Cozy Corner with sofa-sleeper, flat screen TV, mini-fridge and single-serve coffeemaker, KenetMD™ luxury skin and hair care amenities, separate workspace, in-room safe and more. The Hyatt Place Boise / Downtown is conveniently located four miles away from Boise Airport (BOI).


The Hyatt Place Boise / Downtown offers parking to all hotel guests for approximately $12 per night (includes in-out privileges). Hotel guests staying overnight will need to get an overnight parking pass from the front desk when they check in. If you are not staying at the hotel but are attending the meeting, you will need to go to the front desk to get a complimentary day parking pass. You will need to say that you are attending the "Northwest Anesthesia Seminars meeting" to receive a day pass. Be sure to place your pass on your rear view mirror to ensure that you do not get ticketed.

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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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Boise, Idaho
June 5-8, 2019

Wednesday, June 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Anesthetic Management of Obstetric Emergencies J.Kryc  
  0830 Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Can We Affect the Outcomes? J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Intubation for the Sick Child With Severe Cardiac Disease R.Ing  
  1045 The Critically Ill Infant for Anesthesia R.Ing  
  1145 Anesthetic Implications of Musculoskeletal and CNS Diseases J.Ortiz  
  1245 Adjourn
1.0 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, June 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient J.Ortiz  
  0830 Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Blocks and Neuraxial Techniques J.Ortiz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Substance Abuse During Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  1045 Perioperative Management of New Oral Anticoagulants J.Kryc  
  1145 Anesthesia for Blunt Thoracic Aorta and Heart Injuries R.Ing  
  1245 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, June 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Anesthesia R.Ing  
  0830 Anesthesia for Patients With Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Care of the Elderly: How Can We Improve Outcomes? J.Ortiz  
  1045 Multimodal Analgesia: Management of Acute Pain in a Patient With Chronic Pain J.Ortiz  
  1145 From Symptoms to Biomarkers: A Change of Paradigms J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, June 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Best Anesthesiology Apps J.Ortiz  
  0830 Hyperlactemia and Anesthesia R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Update on Neurotoxicity of Anesthetic Agents R.Ing  
  1045 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  1145 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours



20 CME

20 Class A CEC

6.1 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

Richard J. Ing, MBBCh, FCA(SA)
Associate Professor, Children’s Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Jaime Ortiz, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Co-Director of Acute Pain Management Service
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas


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: 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.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036391; Expiration Date 6/8/2019.

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 is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), 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). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


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


$100 April 6, 2019 to May 6, 2019. No refund after May 6, 2019; 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)

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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.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


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.