Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Nestled between the majestic Pacific Ocean and the Coast Range, Cannon Beach is an upscale yet relaxed community with a thriving arts and tourist culture. Its proximity to Portland makes Cannon Beach an easy getaway. Situated off the famed Highway 101, the best of the Oregon Coastline is within driving distance and is the best place on the West Coast to view Tufted Puffins.

Cannon Beach and the surrounding areas are rife with magnificent natural attractions, from the grandeur of Haystack Rock, to the waterfalls at Hug Point, to the quiet beauty of numerous State parks. Haystack Rock is a unique monolith towering 235 feet above the beach that attracts wildlife and tourists alike. As many as 200,000 people visit Haystack Rock every year, mostly during the summer months when the tidepools are teeming and the nesting seabirds, proudly showing off breeding plumage, are busy introducing little ones into the world. It is one of the largest “sea stacks” on America’s Pacific coast and is the third largest monolith in the world. Ecola State Park boasts some of the most breathtaking views on the Oregon Coast.

The town of Cannon Beach offers live theater, concerts, art shows, galleries, and quality shopping with dozens of small specialty stores and boutiques. Just north of Cannon Beach is Oregon’s oldest family resort town of Seaside with arcades, amusement rides, gift shops, and the Seaside Aquarium Discovery Center. Further North is Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies which offers more points of historical interest than any other city of the Oregon Coast. 

Surfsand Resort

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The Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon, is the finest resort in the Pacific Northwest. With spectacular views of Haystack Rock and the Pacific Ocean from oceanfront and oceanview rooms, the Surfsand Resort is the perfect vacation spot.

Relax on the Beachfront Deck and enjoy oceanfront Cabana Service. Partake in bonfires, kid’s activities, ice cream socials, a complimentary DVD library, and more. Indulge yourself with a relaxing therapeutic massage or enjoy the heated indoor pool, fitness center, and saunas.

Surfsand rooms feature contemporary touches such as gas fireplaces, microwave, snack refrigerator, coffee maker, and luxurious beds.

You must reserve your room via our website or by calling our office at 1-800-222-6927.
Due to limited availability, you may NOT book directly with
the Surfsand Resort for our group dates.
Email us at or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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 specialty or are impacted by it.


Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner


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 Concerns in Anesthesia
Cannon Beach, Oregon
June 18-22, 2018

Monday, June 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Perioperative Considerations of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient C.Canlas  
  0830 Non-Operating Room Anesthesia: Venturing Beyond the Operating Room C.Canlas  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Truth About Preoperative Fasting L.Pelinka  
  1045 Sugammadex: My Favorite Doughnut L.Pelinka  
  1145 Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocols A.Franklin  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, June 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Regional Anesthesia: Separating Fact From Fiction A.Franklin  
  0830 Hot Topics in Pediatric Outpatient Anesthesia: Balancing Safety and Efficiency A.Franklin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Multimodal Anesthesia: There Are Other (Better?) Options C.Canlas  
  1045 Drug-Related Errors and How to Avoid Them L.Pelinka  
  1145 NOAC Reversal Agents: A Dream Come True? L.Pelinka  
  1245 Adjourn
2.4 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, June 20 - Day Open

Thursday, June 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pushing the Limits of Ambulatory Surgery: Is This Patient Appropriate for My Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center? C.Canlas  
  0830 Forever Young: Anesthesia in the Elderly L.Pelinka  
  0930 Break
  0945 Issues With the Elderly: Case Discussions L.Pelinka  
  1045 Pediatric Airway Management A.Franklin  
  1145 Prevention and Management of Pediatric Emergence Delirium A.Franklin  
  1245 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, June 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Practical Pediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Management A.Franklin  
  0830 Pediatric Transfusion Medicine: Concepts, Challenges, and Congenital Syndromes A.Franklin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for Breast Surgery C.Canlas  
  1045 Complications of Regional Anesthesia: Is General Anesthesia Better? C.Canlas  
  1145 PACU / Emergence Complications C.Canlas  
  1245 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 CEC

7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Christopher L. Canlas, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology 
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Andrew David Franklin, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Pediatric Pain Management Services
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Linda E. Pelinka, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Vienna and
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria, European Union


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 #1035297; Expiration Date 6/22/18.

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, Austin, Texas, and 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 19, 2018 to May 19, 2018. No refund after May 19, 2018; 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWAS! Click here for more information.

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 Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - 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.