7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise


Itinerary

  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Sun Dec 10, 2023 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 3:30 PM Embark
  Mon Dec 11, 2023 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Tue Dec 12, 2023 At Sea - -  
  Wed Dec 13, 2023 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked
  Thu Dec 14, 2023 At Sea - -  
  Fri Dec 15, 2023 George Town, Grand Cayman 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Tendered
  Sat Dec 16, 2023 At Sea - -  
  Sun Dec 17, 2023 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM   Disembark
  *Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

In the 1800s, William Lauderdale built a fort. Today, 16 million visitors come each year for miles of broad white sandy beaches, dozens of lush green golf courses, and Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale. Stroll the famous beachfront promenade, just 15 minutes from the port, and plunge into the warm Atlantic. Head downtown to Las Olas Boulevard, paralleling New River, to sip lattes in outdoor cafés, shop chic boutiques, and catch concerts at the performing arts center. Stop at Stranahan House, the city's oldest structure, built in 1901 as a trading post and preserved as a museum, or explore a whole village of historic buildings at History Fort Lauderdale. Join a Segway tour along the river or a waterborne cruise of Millionaire's Row.

During your cruise to Fort Lauderdale, head out to the Everglades and enjoy Flamingo Gardens, home to pink flamingos, snarling alligators, black bears, and Florida panthers - plus exotic trees, butterfly gardens, and native flowers. You'll find great shopping on Fort Lauderdale cruises. Look for high fashion at Galleria Fort Lauderdale, north of the port and blocks from the ocean. Head west to Sawgrass Mills for 350 designer outlets, specialty shops, and eateries. Spend a relaxing day in downtown Hollywood, south of the port, for quaint shops, sidewalk cafés, and events in the park. Discover Floribbean cuisine, a fusion of old Florida favorites with new Caribbean influences. Local seafood includes lobster, grouper, mahi-mahi, pompano, snapper, tuna, and stone crabs. Florida dominates production of citrus fruits. Before you cruise from Fort Lauderdale, take advantage of anything orange—juices, sauces, marinades, marmalades, dressings, soups, and cakes. Try authentic key lime pie, which is sweet, tart, creamy, and yellow - not green - in a Graham cracker crust.

Nassau, Bahamas

Bustling markets and placid beaches are like the yin and yang of this capital of The Bahamas. The Nassau Straw Market, three blocks from the port, presents a riot of vendors, shoppers, and pirates, while the broad white beaches, minutes from town, feature sun-kissed sands, turquoise waters, and coral reefs. In between, there are activities to suit the whole family - observing sharks, swimming with dolphins, plunging down water slides.

Cruise to Bahamas and discover the lost city of Atlantis on Paradise Island, connected by a bridge to Nassau. You can visualize the mythical streets of Atlantis at Ruins Lagoon and stroll underwater tunnels with the sharks at Predator Lagoon.Also on paradise Island, you can wade through waist-high water and make a personal connection intelligent, gentle dolphins. Get face to face. Hear their vocalizations. See the excitement on their faces. The shallow-water experience is one of several at Dolphin Cay, an accredited marine mammal habitat with an 11-acre lagoon, coves and sandy beaches, residential pools, and a state-of-the-art education center.

Hop on a ferry to Blue Lagoon Island for a deluxe beach break. Unwind and settle into a hammock. Bask in warm golden sunshine and tranquil Atlantic waters. Watch the palm trees sway and the dolphins play. It's a day of pure bliss. Browse the duty-free shops and Nassau Straw Market downtown. You'll find authentic Cuban cigars and one-of-a-kind artworks. Watch the artisans weave their intricate straw hats, bags, and other mementos, using techniques passed down over centuries. On vibrant Bay Street, find duty-free deals and colorful architecture. On Paradise Island, across the bridge, shop for couture and upscale brands.

Nassau’s culinary bounty emerges from the ocean - dishes like fried snapper served with grits and grouper drizzled with butter. Try conch, the marine mollusk of the iconic shell, presented as conch fritters, conch chowder, cracked conch, even raw conch in fresh lime juice. Peas and rice is the staple side dish, and rum-based beverages are always popular.

Cozumel, Mexico

Bustling markets and placid beaches are like the yin and yang of this capital of The Bahamas. The Nassau Straw Market, three blocks from the port, presents a riot of vendors, shoppers, and pirates, while the broad white beaches, minutes from town, feature sun-kissed sands, turquoise waters, and coral reefs. In between, there are activities to suit the whole family - observing sharks, swimming with dolphins, plunging down water slides.

Cruise to Bahamas and discover the lost city of Atlantis on Paradise Island, connected by a bridge to Nassau. You can visualize the mythical streets of Atlantis at Ruins Lagoon and stroll underwater tunnels with the sharks at Predator Lagoon.Also on paradise Island, you can wade through waist-high water and make a personal connection intelligent, gentle dolphins. Get face to face. Hear their vocalizations. See the excitement on their faces. The shallow-water experience is one of several at Dolphin Cay, an accredited marine mammal habitat with an 11-acre lagoon, coves and sandy beaches, residential pools, and a state-of-the-art education center.

Hop on a ferry to Blue Lagoon Island for a deluxe beach break. Unwind and settle into a hammock. Bask in warm golden sunshine and tranquil Atlantic waters. Watch the palm trees sway and the dolphins play. It's a day of pure bliss. Browse the duty-free shops and Nassau Straw Market downtown. You'll find authentic Cuban cigars and one-of-a-kind artworks. Watch the artisans weave their intricate straw hats, bags, and other mementos, using techniques passed down over centuries. On vibrant Bay Street, find duty-free deals and colorful architecture. On Paradise Island, across the bridge, shop for couture and upscale brands.

Nassau’s culinary bounty emerges from the ocean - dishes like fried snapper served with grits and grouper drizzled with butter. Try conch, the marine mollusk of the iconic shell, presented as conch fritters, conch chowder, cracked conch, even raw conch in fresh lime juice. Peas and rice is the staple side dish, and rum-based beverages are always popular.

George Town, Grand Cayman

No destination blends global finance with the Caribbean lifestyle quite like the Cayman Islands. This upscale destination offers world-class restaurants, designer boutiques, and duty-free shopping, plus white sand beaches, brilliant blue waters, and teeming coral reefs. Enjoy postcard views of George Town, Seven Mile Beach, and West Bay from the custom-designed Cayman Explorer. You can step down easily into shallow waters to interact with the welcoming stingrays.

Launch your snorkeling adventure from a luxurious catamaran. Swim right through the World War II naval vessel USS Kittiwake, now a shallow artificial reef. Finish with leisurely sunbathing and cool cocktails. Swim with the denizens of Stingray City in the crystalline waters of Coral Reef Gardens. After snorkeling with the graceful rays, recharge with an island barbecue on Seven Mile Beach. You'll shop till you drop in the duty-free boutiques of George Town. Find gifts for everyone - including yourself - like china, crystal, jewelry, antiques, and resort wear by renowned designers.

Conch shells were the homes of tasty mollusks. Try Cayman conch in salads, chowders, and fritters. Cruises to Grand Cayman Islands are not complete without a sample of the rich Caribbean curries, and don't miss the fresh produce: coconut, cassava, and plantains. For dessert, have some rum cake.

The Ship: Celebrity Ascent
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Welcome to a place where you can escape and experience all the things you’ve been missing for so long. Only now, those things are even better than you’ve imagined. This is a place where the everyday gives way to the extraordinary. A place with more space to lose yourself in and more luxury to love. Where the possibilities are as endless as the views. Where you can disconnect entirely while you reconnect with each other - and the world. This place is Celebrity Ascent.

The fourth ship in Celebrity Cruises' revolutionary Edge® Series, Celebrity Ascent℠ takes innovative outward-facing design further than ever, creating an even closer connection between you, the sea, and every exciting place on the horizon. Soak up the sun, salt breezes, and stunning scenery in newly expanded open-air spaces. Savor fine dining that rivals anything you’d find on land. And discover even more ways to relax and renew.

Signature features of Celebrity Ascent include:

The Grand Plaza: The Grand Plaza is a transformational place that offers a different experience every time you visit. From day to night, the lighting changes from warm and inviting to bright and dramatic.

The Solarium: On the Resort Deck, you’ll find the adults-only Solarium. Celebrity Ascent continues the tradition of offering this glass dome-covered pool area where adults can unwind in luxurious style. The Solarium features a pool and hot tubs for liquid relaxation. Grab a light bite for breakfast or lunch at The Spa Café and Juice Bar or order your favorite beverage or cocktail.

Eden: The sheer size of Eden will amaze you. In fact, Eden has more outward-facing glass than any other venue at sea, so here you’ll feel more connected to the sea - and the stunning destinations beyond. With Eden Café, Eden restaurant, and Eden Bar, three levels of cozy nooks, lounge seating, and lively entertainment, no matter what time of day or night you visit Eden, it will leave you intrigued and wanting more.

The Magic Carpet: The Magic Carpet® is a cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level. Majestically situated on the starboard side of the ship, it makes Celebrity Ascent’s sleek profile recognizable from miles away. Enjoy comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances.

Rooftop Garden: Designed to awaken the inner-child in all of us, the Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess. Your imagination is your guide in this fantastic escape.

The Casino: This Vegas-style casino rivals the biggest and best land-based casinos. With a variety of games in a smoke-free environment.

The Club: Whether you’re joining the excitement of the daily activities that take place here or popping in at night for the cutting-edge entertainment experiences, The Club offers hours of entertainment with a completely new look.

The Celebrity Shops: A carefully curated collection of upscale and sustainable products from world-famous brands that represent the ultimate in luxury.

The Fitness Center: The Fitness Center on Celebrity Beyond will have you looking for any excuse to work out. The latest, state-of-the-art Technogym® weight machines and cardio equipment will challenge you to take your fitness to the next level.

The Theater: A truly contemporary space designed to blur the line between audience and performance, The Theatre immerses you in an unparalleled entertainment experience where the performances are as innovative as the space itself.

Cosmopolitan Restaurant: Cosmopolitan Restaurant - the next evolution of Celebrity Cruises' current main restaurants. With exclusive menus, discover favorite dishes prepared in exciting ways that make them brand-new favorites again.

Fine Cut Steakhouse: Discover this upscale dining experience with service that’s elevated to an art form and a space that’s warm and inviting. With a wide selection of the choicest cuts of meat to the freshest, premium seafood, there’s something here for everyone.

Raw on 5: Raw on 5, with its whimsically sophisticated ambiance, is an intimate eatery that features an amazing array of delicacies from the sea and views of the horizon make the dining experience here even more incredible.

Rooftop Garden Grill: Enjoy lunch or dine under the stars at the Rooftop Garden Grill, nestled perfectly in its own delicious corner of the Rooftop Garden. Discover the ultimate in outdoor eateries where you’re surrounded by the open sky and the most incredible ocean views.

... and much more!

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Verandah

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Enjoy open air access to the sea and bring the outside inside with the touch of a button in revolutionary Infinite Veranda staterooms. These staterooms feature the latest in design and technology, and they’re 23% larger than Celebrity Cruises' award-winning Solstice® Series veranda staterooms.

Ocean View Stateroom

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Celebrity Cruises' version of a room with a view - these staterooms offer larger living spaces and breathtaking views of scenery that changes daily.

Inside Stateroom

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Stylishly designed with ample living space, bigger bathrooms, and more storage space, the Deluxe Inside and Inside Staterooms are a comfortable home away from home where you’ll find it easy to unwind.

Photos and renderings of guestrooms are representative of the general design and view of the rooms.
The exact layout and view in any of the guestroom photos are not guaranteed.

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 us. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.

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

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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

OBJECTIVES

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
December 10-17, 2023

Sunday, December 10 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1530 Ship Sails
     

Monday December 11 - Nassau, Bahamas - Day Open

     

Tuesday, December 12 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0900 Cardiovascular Pharmacology I: Coronary Artery Disease J.Kaplan
  1000 Cardiovascular Pharmacology II: Heart Failure J.Kaplan
  1100 The Patient Is Somewhat Overweight: What Should We Do? E.Frost
  1200 Lunch Break
  1315 The Big Debate: Colloids vs. Crystalloids - An Update E.Frost
  1415 Herbs: Can They Impact Our Anesthetic Care? E.Frost
  1515 Break
  1530 Updates on Cardiovascular Monitoring J.Kaplan
  1630 Management of Valvular Heart Disease Patients J.Kaplan
  1730 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, December 13 - Cozumel, Mexico - Day Open

     

Thursday, December 14 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0900 The Transgender Patient: How Does That Impact Our Anesthetic Care? E.Frost
  1000 Vaping? A Good and Safe Alternative to Smoking? E.Frost
  1100 Dangers in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension J.Kaplan
  1200 Lunch Break
  1315 Uncommon Cardiac Diseases and Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan
  1415 Reducing Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) in Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan
  1515 Break
  1530 Anesthetic Management of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost
  1630 Anesthesia in the Basement…What Fun E.Frost
  1730 Adjourn
     

Friday, December 15 - George Town, Grand Cayman - Day Open

     

Saturday, December 16 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0900 Pacemakers, Defibrillators, and Other CIEDs: New and Old Problems in the OR J.Kaplan
  1000 Management of Patients With LVADs or Prior Heart Transplants for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan
  1100 Cardiovascular Complications in the PACU / ICU and How to Handle Them J.Kaplan
  1200 Lunch Break
  1315 Rarities That You Just Might Encounter With Anesthetic Implications E.Frost
  1415 Anatomy of a Lawsuit: So You Have Been Sued E.Frost
  1515 Guide to Prevailing in a Lawsuit E.Frost
  1615 Adjourn  
     

Sunday, December 17 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

9.6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/8/22

FACULTY

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Joel A. Kaplan, MD
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of California at San Diego and University of Louisville
Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 

ACCREDITATION

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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), 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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 October 11, 2023 to November 10, 2023. No refund after November 10, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another 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*, net cruise 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.

*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.

REGISTER EARLY

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.