See the best of Asia on this exciting cruise aboard Celebrity Millennium®. Spend twelve days hopping from Shanghai to Hong Kong, China, with stops in Busan, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Manila Philippines; and Danang, Vietnam.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
Oct 17
Shanghai (Baoshan), China 5:00 PM
Oct 18
At Sea
Oct 19
Busan, South Korea 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Oct 20
At Sea
Oct 21
Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Oct 22
At Sea
Oct 23
Manila, Philippines (Overnight) 11:00 AM
Oct 24
Manila, Philippines 4:00 PM
Oct 25
At Sea
Oct 26
Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
Oct 27
At Sea
Oct 28
Hong Kong, China (Overnight) 7:00 AM
Oct 29
Hong Kong, China


The Chinese government takes all health matters seriously. On February 13, 2017, the China AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) issued a notice requiring ALL PERSONS (9 months and older, regardless of nationality) who have entered and/or transited through a country with risk of Yellow Fever, including Brazil, and/or, Angola, and/or, Congo within the past 30 days, to obtain and present a yellow fever vaccination certificate to China health officials in order to enter China.

The yellow fever vaccine must be administered and dated a minimum of 10 days prior to arrival into China. The vaccination certificate must be fully completed, signed, dated and stamped by a medical practitioner.

For further information contact CDC Traveler's Health Website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

If a Yellow Fever vaccination is contraindicated (not medically possible), an exemption letter must be issued by your medical practitioner and must be brought with you to China. Local health officials will then decide if a vaccination waiver may be issued. The
exemption letter must be written on your medical provider’s letterhead, signed and dated by the clinician and include the practice’s stamp.

Guests without the correct documentation may be denied boarding by local health officials.

Tuesday, October 17 – Shanghai, China

ghaiShanghai is China’s most populous city, consisting of two districts, Puxi and Pudong. A major world financial center and transport hub, Shanghai offers a multitude of diverse attractions. Take a nighttime riverside stroll along The Bund (Wai Tan) for sweeping views of Shanghai’s lighted skyline. Get a view from above in the Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), where you can stand above the city streets upon glass walkways. Meander stone paths in a traditional Chinese garden, Yu Garden (Yuyuan), with Koi ponds, bridges, historic buildings, and natural features. Surrounding shops and vendor stalls carry crafts, silks, ceramics, clothing, and other goods.

Wednesday, October 18 – At Sea

Thursday, October 19 – Busan, South Korea – Day Open

busanBusan is Korea’s second largest city. Here, there are many Buddhist Temples located deep within the region’s mountains. The Beomeosa Temple, founded in 678 AD, is perhaps one of the most frequented temples in the area. For art and history buffs, Busan offers several museums and historical buildings like Busan Museum, Busan Museum of Art, and Busan Modern History Museum. If scenery is your thing, try visiting Dongbaek Island, or birdwatch at the Nakdong river estuary. Haeundae Beach is great for walking along the ocean. It’s host to festivals throughout the year, and food vendors are available nearby with fresh fish delicacies.

Friday, October 20 – At Sea

Saturday, October 21– Taipei, Taiwan – Day Open

taipeiRide the glass-bottomed cars of the Maokong Gondola to the Taipei Zoo. Enjoy tea and delicacies in a teahouse at the terminus. A vigorous hike up Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail) also allows for stunning views of the city. Visit a traditional Buddhist and Taoist temple, Longshan Temple, to see the detailed architecture and enjoy a bubble-tea afterwards in the nearby shopping district. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the National Palace Museum which houses calligraphy, antique pottery, historical war weaponry, and ceramic masterpieces.

Sunday, October 22 – At Sea

Monday, October 23 – Manila, Philippines – Day Open

Tuesday, October 24 – Manila, Philippines – Day Open

manilaSet on Manila Bay in the South China Sea, and bisected by the Pasig River, the capital of the Philippines is historic and modern. Visit Intramuros, the Spanish colonial capital, featuring dungeons and gunpowder rooms, art galleries, and theaters. Manila itself is filled with museums, shops, parks, and churches. Get a lesson in wartime occupation at Fort Santiago or find peaceful respite in the architecture, statues, and stained glass of Manila Cathedral. The Cultural Center of the Philippines is the place for cultural and musical theater performances, ballet, orchestra, and travelling acts.

Wednesday, October 25 – At Sea

Thursday, October 26 – Danang (Hue), Vietnam – Day Open

danangAmazing vistas, fantastic caves, and gorgeous temples, Danang is an inspiring sight to behold. Climb the Marble Mountains up steps of natural black marble and through caves adorned with beautifully carved figures. Stroll Non Nuoc Beach or My Khe Beach, both popular for beach activities. Check out the Dragon Bridge where, if you’re lucky, water or fire might erupt from its mouth! Fans of Buddhist sculpture will enjoy the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. For a thrill, ride the Sun Wheel at Asia Park amusement park. A plethora of food tours and cooking classes are also available to allow you to taste the best of Vietnam cuisine.

Friday, October 27 – At Sea

Saturday, October 28 – Hong Kong, China – Day Open

Sunday, October 29 – Hong Kong, China

hongkongRide a ferry in Kowloon Bay or take a tram up to Victoria Peak to take in Hong Kong’s shining skyline. Once home to community gatherings and civil examinations, the Man Mo Temple gives glimpses into life in Imperial China. Lovely specimens of bonsai and ornamental rocks can be found at the Nan Lian Garden, with peaceful Chi Lin Nunnery just next door. For the adventurous, the Sheung Wan Dried Food and Herbal Market offers authentic Chinese cooking and medicinal ingredients. Still looking for the perfect trip souvenir? Harbour City Shopping Mall is an enormous collection of high-end and bargain retailers perfect for any budget. When it’s time to dine, Causeway Bay is host to a multitude of great eateries, bustling markets, shops, and more.

The Ship: Celebrity Millennium®

In May of 2012 Celebrity’s Millennium® was renewed with spa-inspired AquaClass® staterooms, the AquaClass signature restaurant, Blu, and the addition of verandas to the Celebrity Suites. In 2016, this brilliant star shines even brighter with another grand makeover. The Penthouse and Royal suites have glimmering new marble, fixtures, seating, and more. The new Rooftop Terrace will give you a chic new way to experience the outdoors, with creative cocktails, favorite snacks, and movies alfresco. If you hunger for an Italian steak house, taste the fresh pastas and dry-aged steaks of Tuscan Grille. There’s no better way to experience the exotic beauty of Asia and the South Pacific than aboard Celebrity Millennium.


Signature features of Celebrity Millennium® include:

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®:
Relax and rejuvenate in a serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting aboard this luxury ship. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Innovations Store:
Your one-stop-spot at sea to find all the latest high-tech electronics including mobile digital devices, computers, a variety of laptops, digital accessories, and cool electronic toys. Best of all, whatever you purchase at the Innovations Store is duty-free.

Main Restaurant:
The Main Restaurant is the centerpiece of an immersive and enriching range of culinary experiences. It presents an unparalleled wealth of choices every evening. Working around the clock, the galleys delight in sending out artfully presented dishes, every delicate micro-green garnish perfectly in place.

Tuscan Grille:
Now Tuscan Grille, one of the most popular Solstice® Class restaurants, brings its modern twist on a traditional Italian steak house to Celebrity Millennium®, too. USDA dry aged steaks. Pastas made fresh in house. A unique, Italian cocktail menu (a first for any Tuscan Grille restaurant). A wine list that highlights the wine growing regions of Italy.

Qsine® features a unique approach to dining. Qsine strives to awaken your palate through a modern and whimsical approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Food is artfully presented, without traditional cases, and intended to be shared. And, to make it even more playful, the menu and wine list are creatively presented on an iPad®. Let your Culinary Tour Guide take you on an unforgettable journey.

Celebrity iLounge:
Keep in touch 24 has a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, a one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Authorized Apple® Reseller at Sea. Celebrity iLounge also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.

Rooftop Terrace:
Intimate and inviting, the Rooftop Terrace features chic, cozy furniture, and a large outdoor soundscape and movie screen. Kick back and catch an al fresco flick with a cocktail and playful interpretations of your favorite snacks. Or indulge in A Taste of Film-a multi-sensory experience that fuses Celebrity’s award-winning cuisine with acclaimed films. Dishes inspired by the film are served at specific moments, so guests can “taste” the story or the destination—all from comfortable lounge seating with stunning views of the sea at the chic. It’s the trendiest hot spot at sea.

Concierge Class:
Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as fresh flower arrangements and complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you’ve selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.

AquaSpa® by Elemis®:
Discover the state of complete tranquility in one of the largest, most luxurious spas afloat. The AquaSpa® offers an array of treatments designed to take you to a higher level of relaxation. Working closely with Elemis®, one of the leading providers of health and beauty solutions, we’ve developed a wealth of transformative treatments that draw on cultures from around the world. You can even purchase the Elemis products used at the spa, so you can continue your new beauty routine at home.

Veranda Stateroom


Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship, each with its own private veranda.

Inside Stateroom


Staterooms with ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV.

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 $900. 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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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
12-Day China, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, & Philippines Cruise October 17-29, 2017

Tuesday, October 17 - Shanghai, China

  2000 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Wednesday, October 18 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0900 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  1000 ASA 1-2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing--Is That OK? E.Frost  
  1100 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: Why Is It Important and What Do We Really Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  1400 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost  
  1500 PBLD: The Healthy Patient for a Hernia Repair E.Frost  
  1600 Adjourn

Thursday, October 19 - Busan, South Korea - Day Open

Friday, October 20 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Patients With Coronary Stents E.Lobato  
  1000 Perioperative Management of Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Therapy E.Lobato  
  1100 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost  
  1400 Systematic Approach to Patients With Pacemakers or Implantable Defibrillators E.Lobato  
  1500 Intraoperative Myocardial Ischemia: Diagnosis and Management E.Lobato  
  1600 Adjourn

Saturday, October 21 - Taipei, Taiwan - Day Open

Sunday, October 22 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 The Patient With Heart Failure Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: Does the Ejection Fraction Matter? E.Lobato  
  1000 Management of Acute Perioperative Pulmonary Hypertension E.Lobato  
  1100 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  1200 Postoperative Neurosurgical Problems: Does It Never End? E.Frost  
  1300 Adjourn

Monday, October 23 - Manila, Philippines - Day Open

Tuesday, October 24 - Manila, Philippines - Day Open

Wednesday, October 25 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1000 Do You Really Need Two Large Bore IVs? E.Frost  
  1100 Anesthesia in the Elderly Patient: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato  
  1200 The Cocaine Positive Patient Scheduled for Elective Surgery: Cancel, Delay, or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1300 Adjourn

Thursday, October 26 - Danang (Hue), Vietnam - Day Open

Friday, October 27 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction: Should Everyone at Risk Get Troponin Levels? E.Lobato  
  1000 Anesthetic Management of the Patient With Valvular Heart Disease During Noncardiac Surgery: Who Is High Risk? E.Lobato  
  1100 Postoperative Problems We Might Not Think About That Impact Care E.Frost  
  1200 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1300 Adjourn

24 CME I

24 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Saturday, October 28 - Hong Kong, China - Day Open

Sunday, October 29 - Hong Kong, China

Departure as scheduled or stay over and explore this unique treasure!


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

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida


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 24 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 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033686; Expiration Date 10/27/17.

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 24 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 24 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 between August 18, 2017 and September 17, 2017. No refund after September 17, 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.


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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