Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard the beautiful Oasis of the Seas. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, you have the opportunity to explore the ports of Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Apr 9 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - Embark 4:30 PM
  Mon Apr 10 At Sea  
  Tue Apr 11 Labadee, Haiti 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
  Wed Apr 12 Falmouth, Jamaica 10:30 AM 7:00 PM
  Thu Apr 13
At Sea    
  Fri Apr 14
Cozumel, Mexico 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Sat Apr 15
At Sea    
  Sun Apr 16
Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - Disembark 6:00 AM  

Please note: Royal Caribbean, Ltd. will no longer allow Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones onboard their ships. This decision was made in light of recent incidents and safety concerns raised by Samsung about this particular device, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recent ban of the phone from all airplanes.

We kindly ask that guests who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 not bring the device on your cruise. Thank you.

Sunday, April 9 - Board ship in Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida

Port Canaveral is your gateway to the Space Coast and the attractions of Central Florida. Visit the Kennedy Space Center, swim at Cocoa Beach or enjoy a fun-filled day at one of Orlando's world-famous theme parks.

Monday, April 10 - At Sea

Tuesday, April 11 - Labadee, Haiti

Haiti is a mountainous island, blanketed in tropical foliage and exotic vegetation accented with both French and Creole. While the island may serve as a picturesque playground for water-lovers, it’s also easy to find places that make you feel as if this were your own private natural kingdom. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, and spectacular water activities. There is even an amazing new Aqua Park for kids. Regardless of where you go, you’ll find yourself embraced by the beautiful landscape. Whether you want to kayak along the coastline, parasail 400 feet above the beautiful peninsula of Labadee, ride aboard a waverunner along the coast, shop for handmade local artwork, or just relax on the beach, you don’t want to miss Labadee.

Wednesday, April 12 – Falmouth, Jamaica – Day Open

Step off the ship and step back in time. It may not appear so at first glance, but quaint Falmouth was an economic powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. In today’s Falmouth, visitors still enjoy 19th-century Georgian architecture as well as river bamboo raft rides, arts and crafts shopping, flavorful local fare and horse-and-buggy rides through town. Falmouth also serves as the gateway to the best Jamaica has to offer. Just east of Falmouth is Ocho Rios, best known for its spectacular Dunn’s River Falls. Travel west to reach Montego Bay and the beautiful beaches of Negril, a two-hour drive from Falmouth. Thanks to its central location, Falmouth gives visitors the best tour experiences of the north coast of Jamaica.

Thursday, April 13 - At Sea

Friday, April 14 - Cozumel, Mexico

The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel’s sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum, majestically perched above the turquoise Caribbean. Play and swim with dolphins, take a Jeep safari adventure through the tropical landscape, learn to prepare a Mexican feast, or enjoy the secluded beauty of your own private beach paradise, Passion Island.

Saturday, April 15 - At Sea

Sunday, April 16 - Disembark in Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida

The Ship: Oasis of the Seas®

Experience the ship that revolutionized cruise vacations—Oasis of the Seas®. Its groundbreaking design offers seven distinct neighborhoods built for your ultimate enjoyment. From zip-line thrills and FlowRider® surfing to the largest spa at sea, Oasis of the Seas proves the impossible is possible and offers something for everyone. Join us onboard a world where innovation rules.


Ship's Features:

FlowRider®: Only Royal Caribbean gives you the chance to catch a wave right onboard. Grab a board and hang ten on our 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views. Give it a go—it’s included in the cost of your cruise, no reservation required.

Zip Line: Brace yourself for a spine-tingling rush as you race across the Boardwalk®, suspended nine decks in the air. It’s a thrill you won’t find on any other cruise line.

Rock Climbing: Rise to the occasion and take on our signature rock climbing wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Ice Skating: Put your vacation on ice with a spin on the ice rink, an onboard feature exclusive to Royal Caribbean. We provide the skates, you show off the moves. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Recreation & Relaxation:
• Full-service VitalitySM Spa
• State-of-the-art Fitness Center
• Sports Court and Tournaments
• Adults-only Solarium pool, a glass-canopied retreat
• Mini Golf
• Whirlpools

Kids & Families:
• Complimentary Adventure Ocean® youth program
• Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® program
• DreamWorks® Experience
• H2O Zone kids water park

• Casino Royale®: Thousands of square feet of slots and tables
• Viking Crown Lounge®: panoramic sea views and nightly live entertainment.
• Comedy Club: An adults-only live comedic performances
• Music Hall: An edgy venue for live music performances
• AquaTheater Shows: Dancers, divers and acrobats pull off stunts against a backdrop of backlit fountains, big screens and the endless horizon of the sea.

Balcony Staterooms

Two twin beds (can convert to queen), private balcony, sitting area, and private bathroom.

Oceanview Staterooms

Two twin beds (can convert to queen), sitting area, and private bathroom.

Interior Staterooms

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size bed), sitting area, and private bathroom. Some have a virtual balcony.

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through NWAS. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.


Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $500 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence. Please contact our office at 1-800-222-6927 or 1-509-547-7065 to complete your cruise reservation.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise! See reservation form for details. ALWAYS CALL US BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927


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.

Topics in Anesthesia 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise April 9-16, 2017

Sunday, April 9 - Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida

  1630 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Monday, April 10 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0855 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0900 The Role of Premedication in Pediatric Anesthesia M.Vadi  
  1000 Kids With Colds: Implications for Anesthesia M.Vadi  
  1100 You Want Me to Go Where?: Anesthesia in the MRI Scanner M.Malkin  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Malignant Hyperthermia and Mimickers: A Refresher Course M.Malkin  
  1400 Sugammadex: My Favorite Doughnut L.Pelinka  
  1500 Break
  1515 NOAC Reversal Agents: A Dream Come True? L.Pelinka  
  1615 Issues With the Elderly: Case Reports L.Pelinka  
  1715 Adjourn
3.5 Pharmacology

Tuesday, April 11 - Labadee, Haiti - Day Open


Wednesday, April 12 - Falmouth, Jamaica - Day Open


Thursday, April 13 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0900 Is There a Medical Professional Aboard This Aircraft? L.Pelinka  
  1000 Challenges at 35,000 ft: Is There a Medical Professional Aboard? Case Discussions L.Pelinka  
  1100 Neuraxial Blockade and Anticoagulant Therapy M.Malkin  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Anesthetic Considerations During Robot Assisted Surgery M.Malkin  
  1400 Difficult Cases: When Placing "Standard Monitors" Isn't So Easy M.Vadi  
  1500 Staying Alive: Are You Prepared for a Hospital Shooting? M.Malkin, M.Vadi  
  1600 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology

Friday, April 14 - Cozumel, Mexico - Day Open


Saturday, April 15- At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0900 Treating Traumatic Shock: What's New? L.Pelinka  
  1000 Natural Disaster Management: Theory and Practice L.Pelinka  
  1100 Managing Blast Injuries: Are You Ready? L.Pelinka  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Surgical Fires: Prevention and Management M.Vadi  
  1400 Anesthesia for Patients With Anterior Mediastinal Masses M.Vadi  
  1500 Break
  1515 Anesthesia for the Drug Abusing Patient M.Malkin  
  1615 Tough Calls in Anesthesia: Case Discussions L.Pelinka  
  1715 Adjourn
2.9 Pharmacology

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

8.2 Pharmacology Hours†


Sunday, April 16 - Cape Canaveral, Florida - Disembark

Departure as scheduled


Mathew Reed Malkin, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California

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

Marissa Gómez Vadi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Director of Non‑Operating Room Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, California


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 #1033416; Expiration Date 4/15/17.

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 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.


$100 February 8, 2017 to March 10, 2017. No refund after March 10, 2017; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.


Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Ask us for details. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 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 cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, 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! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition!. 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. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


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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