Bozeman, Montana

Vibrant Bozeman, Montana offers all the outdoor adventures you can imagine mixed with the charm of a historic western town with contemporary amenities.

Enjoy world-renowned fly fishing, dramatic mountains for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and backcountry exploring, nearby Yellowstone National Park, and impressive wildlife. Bozeman is located 82 miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park and its famed Roosevelt Arch, offering easy access to Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone's upper loop. The small gateway town of Gardiner, Montana offers gas, snacks, souvenirs, and supplies for your journey into the park.

When you are ready to explore the city, dive into Bozeman’s farmers markets, cultural centers and museums, theaters, art galleries, live music scene and much more. Stroll along Bozeman’s downtown Main Street to find a foodie’s paradise showcasing world-renowned chefs serving global flavors along with classics such as BBQ. You'll also find a wide variety of fun and funky bars, pubs, wine bars, breweries and distilleries to explore. Shoppers will delight in a wide variety of  unique offerings from outdoor adventure gear and exquisite western wear, to the perfect souvenir and handcrafted jewelry.

Still need more ideas? There's always something new to see at the Museum of the Rockies, where you'll travel through 4 billion years of Earth's history and be humbled in the shadow of towering dinosaurs. Relax and rejuvenate in nearby natural hot springs, ride white waters on a rafting trip, or play a leisurely round of golf. Check out Montana Grizzly Encounter; a Grizzly Bear Rescue & Education Sanctuary to learn about these majestic animals “up close” or drive bit further to Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park to observe a prairie dog community in its natural environment. Whatever activities you choose, you're sure to find friendly faces, stunning wildlife, and amazing scenery to make your trip extra memorable.

Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman

Indulge in the ultimate urban experience at Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman. Located in the heart of downtown, this luxurious hotel is a destination like no other. Originally designed by the renowned Bozeman architect, Fred Fielding Willson, and built in 1941 to house the Bozeman National Guard, the landmark Armory building is a timeless example of Art Deco design. Its rich past has been lovingly preserved, while the hotel's new look and feel fuse the ruggedly handsome with the tastefully modern, drawing inspiration from the natural panorama of the region itself.

The hotel's prime location makes it perfect for exploring downtown Bozeman's wide-ranging delights. Just outside the front doors, you'll find yourself steps away from Main Street, the city's buzzy thoroughfare. The fresh air and idyllic mountain setting lend a rustic splendor to Downtown's supremely walkable streets. Whether you're in the mood for fine dining, casual bites, unique shops, galleries, or museums, Downtown Bozeman's down-home western charm and vibrant cultural scene will make for an urban experience unlike any other.

Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman offers a range of amenities that aim to please. Work up a sweat at the 24-hour fitness center with Pelotons, or take a dip in the heated rooftop infinity pool with stunning views of the Bridger mountain range. The hotel provides loaner bikes for exploring the city, complimentary during your stay. Signature Kimpton Perks include complimentary morning coffee and an evening social hour from 5pm-6pm every night.

Indulge in a culinary adventure at the hotel's three dining venues. Fielding's offers a casual, upscale dining experience with Americana fare for breakfast and dinner. Tune Up is a lively spot with high-energy local music, classic cocktails, and tasty small bites. Sky Shed is their signature rooftop bar and lounge offering amazing views of the mountain ranges that surround Bozeman.

Retreat to your essential guest room featuring 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability), Illy's coffee station, mini-bar with exquisite local favorites, premium Bluetooth speaker, LCD SmartTV, yoga mat, robes, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, and more to ensure a relaxing stay.

Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman is conveniently located just 10.3 miles from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) and 79 miles to the Yellowstone National Park North Entrance. Valet parking is available at a discounted rate of $30 a day with in/out privileges to those who book via NWAS/NWWT group reservation methods only. (Otherwise, valet parking is approximately $35 per night, subject to change). Self-parking is not available on-site. Street parking and nearby city garage are available for guest self-parking.

Lone Peak Transportation is offering NWAS attendees and their travel companions a 20% discount off private car service  to/from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and Kimpton Armory (or another hotel in Downtown Bozeman), valid 8/24-9/1/24.

Advance reservations required. To reserve, visit or call (406) 600-6561 To receive the discount you must type that you are attending the NWAS conference in the trip note at time of booking online OR tell the agent when making your reservation over the phone. Note: Discount will be retroactively applied - guests will see a higher price at booking but the discount will be applied prior to the ride.

Identification of these travel resources in our materials is solely for the convenience of our attendees.
Neither NWAS/NWS nor NWWT endorses these resources.

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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.

Clinical Topics in Anesthesia
Bozeman, Montana
August 26-30, 2024

Monday, August 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Strategic Approach to the Difficult Airway G.Latson
  0830 Techniques and Tools in Airway Management G.Latson
  0930 Break
  0945 Hypertension and Anesthetic Risk: Anesthesia Roles and Perioperative Demands L.Guzzi
  1045 Morbid Obesity and Anesthesia: The Weight of the Issue L.Guzzi
  1145 Production Pressures and Outcome Measures: The Business of Medicine M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, August 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Burnout in Healthcare: The Other Epidemic M.Murphy
  0830 Wellness in Healthcare Personnel: Don’t Wait for HR to Fix It M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Ketamine, Dexmedetomidine, Lidocaine and Other Adjuncts to General Anesthesia G.Latson
  1045 Postoperative Delirium and Cognitive Decline G.Latson
  1145 Current Status of Anticoagulation and Reversal of Coagulation: Thrombosis in the OR L.Guzzi
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, August 28 – Day Open


Thursday, August 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Volume Resuscitation Strategies and Monitoring in the Operating Room and Beyond L.Guzzi
  0830 Anaphylaxis for Anesthesia: An Unexplained Risk L.Guzzi
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of Stents and CIEDs: How Is This an Anesthesia Task? M.Murphy
  1045 Positioning Injuries: Risk and Responsibility M.Murphy
  1145 Decompression Sickness and Arterial Gas Embolism G.Latson
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, August 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Street Drugs Your Patients Are Taking and Not Telling You M.Murphy
  0830 Blast Injury: Review and Management on the Battlefield and in the Urban Setting L.Guzzi
  0930 Break
  0945 Nuclear, Biologic and Chemical Terrorism: A Need to Know for CCM and Anesthesia - Survival and Care for the Injured L.Guzzi
  1045 Preventing Opiate Dependency G.Latson
  1145 Treatment of Opiate Dependency and Opiate Use Disorder G.Latson
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/20/23



Louis Guzzi, MD, FCCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
Director Cardiovascular and Vascular Intensive Care Unit
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Orlando, Florida

Gary W. Latson, MD
CAPT, MC, USN (retired)
Former Division Director Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
Temple Memorial Hospital
Temple, Texas
Associate Clinical Professor
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Bryan, Texas

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington


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,, 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 1043572; Expiration Date 08/30/2024.

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.


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 June 27, 2024 to July 27, 2024. No refund after July 27, 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.


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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