Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago offers an exciting, international city with a friendly Midwestern attitude and is an easy destination to travel to. Attractions include historic Water Tower, Museum of Contemporary Art, John Hancock Observatory, and exciting Navy Pier. If shopping is your thing, the Magnificent Mile is a shopper’s paradise.

The Loop district, in the heart of the city, adds to the cultural edge with the glorious Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Chicago Cultural Center. Walk north from the massive Merchandise Mart to see galleries that rival those of Manhattan’s Soho.

Just a 10-minute cab ride north of downtown are amazing Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, and The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Chants of “Go Cubs Go” fill the air when the Chicago Cubs are at home at Wrigley Field.

If you enjoy fine dining, area chefs will whisk your taste buds away on a culinary journey. The city’s restaurants offer much more beyond Chicago mainstays like a perfectly cooked steak, deep-dish pizza, and hot dogs with all the fixings. The city’s 29 miles of lakefront paths are just one reason Chicago is one of the world’s most walkable and beautiful cities.

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

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Experience the culture and urban energy of downtown Chicago when you stay at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. Nestled in the heart of Michigan Avenue, this recently renovated Magnificent Mile hotel is an oasis of style and comfort. Enjoy an afternoon at the indoor pool and whirlool– a refuge from the buzz of the Windy City. Indulge in an after work cocktail or dine at Level Two while enjoying unique art.  Enjoy a day filled with entertainment starting at Navy Pier followed by fashionable shopping on the Magnificent Mile, and fantastic cuisine at local Chicago restaurants. Enjoy a walk along the Lakefront Trail showcasing vast views of Lake Michigan adjacent to the Chicago skyline. When you are not exploring Chicago, get recharged in our Hyatt StayFit™ Gym. Deluxe guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 queen beds (based on availability),  remodeled bathroom, flat panel LCD HDTV, mini-refrigerator, stereo iPod® docking station, safe, hairdryer, iron/board, KenetMD™ bath products, coffee maker and more. The Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile is located approximately 18 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD), and 13 miles from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). The hotel uses Laz Parking Garage, Valet aprking only. Rates are approximately $65 for up to 24 hours.

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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 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
Chicago, Illinois
May 11–14, 2017

Thursday, May 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc  
  0830 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Office-Based Anesthesia: The Wild, Wild West of Healthcare J.Kryc  
  1045 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  1145 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost  
  1245 Adjourn 2.7 Pharmacology  

Friday, May 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost  
  0830 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  0930 Break
  0945 PBLD: What Would You Do If: Crisis in Neuroanesthesia E.Frost  
  1045 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk J.Kryc  
  1145 Malignant Hyperthermia: Some Like It Hot! J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn 1.5 Pharmacology  
  1330 Optional PALS*

Saturday, May 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Management of the Patient With Hypertension K.Domino  
  0830 Occupational Hazards for Anesthesia Providers K.Domino  
  0930 Break
  0945 Awareness During Anesthesia: Etiology and Prevention K.Domino  
  1045 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1145 The PACU Nurse Calls: The Patient Is Very Sleepy E.Frost  
  1245 Adjourn 1.5 Pharmacology  
  1330 Optional ACLS*

Sunday, May 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia Closed Claims: New Findings K.Domino  
  0830 Closed Claims Project: Lessons for the Ambulatory Provider K.Domino  
  0930 Break
  0945 Adverse Outcomes and Liability of Obstetric Anesthesia K.Domino  
  1045 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  1145 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn 1.3 Pharmacology  

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

7 Pharmacology Hours†



Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Staff Anesthesiologist
Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

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

Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona


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 #1033576; Expiration Date 5/14/2017.

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: 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 March 12, 2017 to April 11, 2017. No refund after April 11, 2017; 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 on a CD 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.