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Budapest, Hungary

With the wide Danube river winding through its center, Budapest is one of Europe's most stunning skylines, boasting its share of old-world charm and fabulous architecture along both the Buda and Pest sides of the river. Budapest can justly claim to be one of Europe's most attractive urban destinations. Roman, Gothic and Turkish styles make this antique city an architectural dream.

Check out Fisherman’s Bastion, a castle wall with the best views of the city. It consists of seven towers, representing the seven clan leaders who brought the Hungarian people to settle in their new homeland. Next, visit the gorgeous St. Stephen's Basilica, adorned inside and out with stone ornamentation, gilded arches, marble, frescos and more. The fascinating neo-gothic Hungarian Parliament on the bank of the Danube River is inarguably one of the most beautiful parliamentary buildings in Europe.

Foodies rejoice! Budapest's food history spans centuries and includes a long tradition of amazing farmers markets full of fruits, veggies, and pastries. Take a break to enjoy a local delicacy, kurtos kalacs (or Chimney Cakes), a once seasonal treat turned everyday market favorite. Over 100 years old, The Great Market Hall is the biggest market in Budapest. Frequented by tourists and locals alike, you’ll find nearly anything you want on its three impressive levels.

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

Brimming in culture, history, and breathtaking architecture, Budapest embodies the European ideal. Set within its city center, this luxury hotel offers some palatial retreat moments from iconic landmarks and within walking distance of attractions including the River Danube, St. Stephen's Basilica and shopping on Andrássy Street. The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is a place where guests can indulge in modern luxuries amid a space that blends traditional elegance with bold, contemporary design. The hotel's 5-star amenities aim to address the needs and desires of every guest.

Guest can indulge at The Ritz-Carlton Spa with treatments and products from the renowned ESPA, a 24-hour fitness center and a striking indoor pool set beneath a glass roof. When it's time to dine, options include Hungarian-inspired dishes crafted with local ingredients at Deák St. Kitchen, Kupola Bar and Kupola Lounge, set beneath a stained-glass cupola. Guest rooms offering spacious, residential-inspired layouts and contemporary design. Superior and Deluxe guest rooms offer amenities such as comfortable seating area, flat screen TV, Nespresso Coffee Machine, fully stocked honor bar, full marble bathrooms with separate tub/shower, rainforest shower head, Asprey bath amenities, hair dryer, plush terry robes and slippers, iron/board, complimentary bottled water daily and more.

Superior rooms are approximately 365 sq. feet and feature 1 King or 2 Twin beds. Deluxe rooms are approximately 390 square feet and feature 1 King or 2 Double beds. The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is located in the center of Budapest and is easily accessible arriving by plane, train or car. Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) is about 16 km from Budapest city center. If you arriving via train, there are three main train stations in Budapest and international trains mostly arriving to and departing from two of them, either Keleti Pu (the eastern railway station) or the Déli Pu (the southern railway station). Keleti Railyways station is about a 5-10 minute drive from The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest and the hotel is also easily accessible by public transportation. Arriving at the Déli station, you can either reach the hotel by car in a 10-15 minute drive or by public transportation. In addition, the main junction of the 3 metro lines (red, blue and yellow lines) is located only a few steps from the hotel called Deák Ferenc tér metro station.

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 2022

Monday, September 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Preop Cardiac Clearance Is Becoming Much Less Clear M.Murphy
  0830 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? T2MI, MINS, MINOCA, What? M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin
  1045 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin
  1145 Hyperglycemia in the Perioperative Period R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, September 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Arrhythmia: Part I R.Lenhardt
  0830 Arrhythmia: Part II R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Why Is the Anesthesia Service Expected to Place the Magnet on the CIED? M.Murphy
  1045 Risk Management: Ethical Challenges You Will Face M.Murphy
  1145 Burnout: A Healthcare Epidemic D.Lin
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 7 – Day Open


Thursday, September 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialogue and Disclosure D.Lin
  0830 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialogue and Disclosure - Case Discussion D.Lin
  0930 Break
  0945 Airway Evaluation and Management R.Lenhardt
  1045 Fever and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  1145 The Obesity Epidemic Is Getting “Bigger” M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, September 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Workplace Violence in Anesthesia: Are We Immune? D.Lin
  0830 Multimodal Analgesia R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Oral Anticoagulants and Their Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt
  1045 Positioning Injuries: Risk and Responsibility M.Murphy
  1145 Ethics: Tough Cases, Tough Decisions M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/14/22


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

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

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


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 1041524; Expiration Date 09/09/2022.

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.


No penalty if canceled by July 6, 2022. Cancellations between July 7, 2022, and August 6, 2022, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after August 6, 2022, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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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