Havana, Cuba

Discover Cuba’s colorful capital during a week-long tour of Havana. Known for its history, culture, architecture, and monuments, Havana offers a glimpse into the age of 16th century Spanish colonialism to Cuba's post-revolution era. Tour Havana's several museums covering the history of slavery and rebellion in Cuba, Cuban art, Cuban natural history, and even the old haunts of American novelist Ernest Hemingway. 50s American car culture is vibrant here as is Afro-Cuban art, music, and culture. Contemporary attractions in Havana's budding cultural communities and resort areas will entertain you with live music, authentic Cuban cuisine, and beautiful beaches. Enjoy all of this and more on our this exciting tour of Havana!


Itinerary

Day Date Port
Sun Jan 22 Havana – Arrive
• Miramar
• Revolution Square
Mon Jan 23 Old Havana –
• Plaza de San Francisco de Asis
• Convento de San Francisco de Asis
• Plaza Vieja
• Palacio de los Capitanes Generales at Plaza de Armas
• Plaza de la Cathedral
Tue Jan 24 Havana –
• Convento de Belen
• Casa de Africa
• Conde Villanueva cigar lounge
• Havana Club Museum of Rum
• El Divino Paladar
• Rio Mar and the Buena Vista Social Club Show
Wed Jan 25 Matanzaz –
• San Severino Castle, Museum of Slavery
• Museum of Limonar
• The Sugar Mill Triunvirato
• Varadero
Thu Jan 26

Havana Bay –
• San Carlos de la Cabaña
• Ernest Hemingway Museum
• Cojimar

Havana –
• El Templete Restaurant, Havana Port
• Centro Hebreo Sefaradi de Cuba
• Holocaust Remembrance Hall
• Christopher Columbus Cemetery

Fri Jan 27

Havana –
• Arte Corte
• Callejón de Hammel (Hammel's Alley)
• Arms Square gallery
• Museum of Fine Arts

Sat Jan 28
Havana –
• Las Terrazas
• Pinar del Río
• Rancho Curujey
• Union Garden
• Buena Vista
• San Juan River
Sun Jan 29
Havana Jose Marti Airport – Depart

MELIÃ COHIBA

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Located in Vedado, a modern district in Havana facing the sea, and only 50 meters from the famous Malecón, this five-star Meliá Cohíba hotel is a leading hotel in Havana. Fully air conditioned, with stunning views of the city and the ocean, the hotel provides comfort and an elegant, modern design with Cuban marble and references to the world of cigars and the famous Cohíba brand. Enjoy rooms with wonderful views of the city and the sea, a large swimming pool on the first floor in Cuban style, relaxation and massage palapas, and on-site specialty restaurants. Visit the hotel bar, complete with humidifier and Casa del Habano for cigar connoisseurs. The Habana Café nightclub (decorated in a rock’n’roll style reminiscent of 1950s Havana) offers live entertainment and food and beverage service.
Browse the hotel gallery for art and antiques—a great souvenir to take Cuba home with you.

Guestrooms come equipped with air conditioning, a telephone in the bedroom and bathroom, king size bed or twin beds, satellite LCD TV, electronic safe, coffee maker with coffee, iron and ironing board in the closet, and hairdryer. (Fee may apply for minibar and wireless Internet.)

Restaurants and bars at the Hotel Meliá Cohíba offer exquisite and diverse dining options in a pleasant atmosphere. Romantic corners are accompanied by live music in the evenings at the seven specialty restaurants: a buffet, a Mediterranean style restaurant, an Italian style restaurant, a grill, a gourmet restaurant, a snack bar, and a nightclub. Four bars offer Cuban, international, and premium brand drinks, cocktails, liquors, coffee and cigars in some.

TOUR SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 – HAVANA

Depart Miami on XAEL Charters (operated by World Atlantic Airlines) flight #426, leaving at 8:00am and arriving at Havana Jose Marti airport at 9:15am. Please be at the counter no later than 3 hours prior to the flight departure. (Flight times are subject to change.)

In Havana, you will be met by Ya’lla Tours USA’s Cuban representative and tour guide. Drive through the once fashionable residential area of Miramar, which retains its pre-revolution air of exclusivity. The beautiful houses are now used for embassies, commercial offices, and tourist development. Drive through Revolution Square, the administrative and political center of Cuba.

Arrive at your hotel for check-in and overnight:
Our hotel, Melia Cohiba, is one of the best 5-star hotels in Havana, overlooking the famed Malecon promenade, 3 miles from Old Havana. All 462 rooms have, air-conditioning, in-room movies, internet access, safe deposit box, minibar and hairdryer. Facilities and services include an outdoor pool, meeting rooms, gift shop, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness center, beauty salon, 1 buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants, 4 bars and 24-hour room service. http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/cuba/havana/melia-cohiba/index.html

• 1400 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
• 1425 Welcome
• 1730 Adjourn
• 1830 Welcome Reception at the hotel

MONDAY, JANUARY 23 – HAVANA

• 0630 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
• 0900 Breakfast – Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
• By 9:45am, board the buses and drive to Old Havana.

Take a walking tour around the historic center of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Plaza de San Francisco de Asis and the 16th-century Convento de San Francisco de Asis, one of the finest buildings from the colonial period. The basilica and the monastery of San Francisco de Asis (Saint Francis of Assisi) were built in Havana at the end of sixteenth century (1580–91) as the home of the Franciscan community, and were altered in the Baroque style in 1730. The church was used for worship by the English during the year they ruled Havana. When it returned to Spanish rule, they chose not to use it as a church. It is now used for concerts. A statue of St. Francis of Assisi once stood atop the basilica’s 138-foot bell tower, but it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1846. See Plaza Vieja and its surrounding art galleries.

See the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales at Plaza de Armas, where the city originated. Built in 1776, this stately palace remains as a testament to Cuba’s importance as Spain’s principal port of the Americas during the 18th century.

Visit Plaza de la Cathedral, where the most prominent building is the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, seat of Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, the Cardinal Archbishop of Havana. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Christopher and is also known as Cathedral of Saint Christopher.

The construction of the cathedral was started by Jesuits in 1748 on the site of an earlier church and finished by Havana City in 1777. The cathedral is set in the former Plaza de La Ciénaga or Swamp Plaza, where the runoff of the city gathered. The Cathedral is said to be the only example of a Baroque facade that was designed with asymmetrical features – one of the towers is wider than the other. This particular feature was conceived in order to allow the water that accumulated on the plaza to freely flow. Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier famously described the cathedral as “music set in stone.”

Lunch will be served at the Cafe Oriente restaurant in Old Havana.

Visit the famous El Floridita Bar, birthplace of the Daiquiri cocktail and one of Hemingway’s favorite Havana bars. In 1953, “Esquire” magazine called it one the world’s seven best bars. Since that time El Floridita has been frequented by distinguished visitors to Havana, ranging from artists to official guests of the government. Besides Hemingway, some of El Floridita’s customers: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Gene Tunney, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gary Cooper, Tennessee Williams, Charles Scribner, Spencer Tracey, Rocky Marciano, Ava Gardner, Samuel Eliot Morison, Buck Lanham, and Herbert Matthews.

Stop for pictures outside El Capitolio Nacional. Built in 1929 as the Senate and House of Representatives, the colossal building is recognizable by its dome, which dominates the city’s skyline. Inside stands the third largest indoor statue in the world, La Estatua de la República. Today the Capitolio is home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, with the largest natural history collection in the country. (The building is currently under renovation and may not allow visitors inside.) End the visit to Old Havana at the outdoor handicraft market. Next, visit the Museum of Old Cars.

Return to the hotel
• 1715 Mandatory Sign In
• 1930 Adjourn

Dinner tonight is on your own. Ask your Ya’lla Tours guide to recommend a paladar (a private home that hosts foreigners for dinner) or restaurant.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 – HAVANA

• 0630 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
• 0900 Breakfast – Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
• By 9:45am, board the buses and drive to Old Havana.

Visit the Convento de Belen, a world-renowned community center and social services facility that serves Havana’s poorest neighborhoods, with special focus on the elderly and disabled children. The vitality, hope and cooperative spirit of Convento de Belen is truly inspirational and visitors come away deeply touched and eager to support this work. You will have the opportunity to make contributions here.

Visit La Casa de Africa, showing a wide array of items from over thirty African countries and a large collection from Don Fernando Ortiz, an Afro-Cuban Culture researcher. Displays include items associated with the period of slavery in Cuba, works of modern Central and South African art, objects used in rituals, handcrafts and musical instruments. Casa de Africa is a center of study and a principal meeting place of ethnologists, researchers, linguists and experts on African and Afro-Cuban studies. Continue for a Cuban Cigar experience at Conde Villanueva Cigar Lounge. Learn about the history of the cigar in Cuba and the production process and see a wide variety of premium Habanos.

Visit the Havana Club Museum of Rum and journey back to the origins of Cuba’s most famous beverage. From freshly cut stalks of sugar cane to a refurbished distillery and ageing cellars, the museum offers a real-time experience of the rum-making process, as well as a taste of true Cuban culture. An upstairs gallery features an authentic mule-driven cane mill used in the earliest ingenious (sugar refineries). A historically accurate model of a steam locomotive reminds us that Cuba was the first country in Latin America to use a railway for the transport of sugar cane. The next door leads to a much larger model, the achievement of a master Cuban craftsman. This masterpiece captures the essence of the great sugar refineries and rum distilleries, whose immense chimneys rise as landmarks over the Cuban countryside. At the end of the visit you will have a tasting of the famous Cuban rum.

Continue to El Divino Paladar for lunch in the countryside, a nice place to see Cuba’s vegetation and farms. Also visit the humanitarian project taking care of seniors in the community that is run by the owners of the Paladar.

Return to the hotel
• 1715 Mandatory Sign In
• 1930 Adjourn

Dinner tonight will be at the Rio Mar, one of the best privately-run, home restaurants. The dining room is in a terrace on the water with amazing views of the Miramar neighborhood. Transfers to the restaurant will be done in vintage cars. Then travel to the Buena Vista Social Club Show and watch Havana’s most exciting music show.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 – HAVANA – OPEN DAY

Continue to Matanzaz for a visit to the San Severino Castle, where the Museum of Slavery is located. This is one of the largest Spanish fortresses in the Americas, built more than three centuries ago on the western coast of what is now Matanzas Province, to protect the territory’s trade and the area east of Havana against attack by corsairs and pirates. Up until 1978, when it was declared a national monument, it served as a prison. Since then, it has housed the Slave Route Museum.

Slavery, a phenomenon that boomed during the Spanish colonial period, left a deep imprint in Cuba as a result of the need for cheap labor force to work the fields. Experts say that more than 1.3 million slaves were brought to Cuba from different regions of Africa. The slaves, who belonged to different ethnic groups, including Lucumi, Carabali, Congo, Ganga and Mina, brought their culture and religion along. Slave trade, which was carried out for years, resulted in a huge death toll and rebellions against exploitation by the Spanish masters. Elements of African culture are present everywhere in Cuba, where specialized institutions treasure artifacts, documents and elements from that period of Cuban history.

One of those institutions is the Museum of Limonar housed in the former school La Encarnación. Some of its exhibits are elements linked to the development of the sugar industry and the slave trade that boomed in the region. The exhibit is made up of instruments used to repress the slaves, including hand, foot and neck shackles found in the Sugar Mill Triunvirato, and iron cuffs from the Sugar Mill La Paz. Visitors can also see the instruments used by the slaves to work in the fields and in other activities in the sugar mills, including hoes, mattocks and hooks.

Then visit The Sugar Mill Triunvirato, where the Monument to the Slaves’ Rebellion is located, was built in the 19th century, a period when the sugar industry boomed in the province of Matanzas.

Then continue to Cuba’s best-known beach resort, Varadero, a resort town in the province of Matanzas, and one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean. Varadero is also called Playa Azul, which means “blue beach” in Spanish. The peninsula is only less than a mile wide and is separated from the island of Cuba by the Kawama Channel. However, this spit of land extends more than 12 miles from the mainland in a northeasterly direction and its tip, Punta Hicacos, is the northernmost point of the island of Cuba. At the northeastern end of the peninsula there is a nature reserve with virgin forests and beaches.

Return to Havana for overnight. Dinner tonight is on your own. Ask your Ya’lla Tours guide to recommend a paladar or restaurant.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 – HAVANA

• 0630 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
• 0900 Breakfast – Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
• By 9:45am, board the buses and start our tour.

Drive to the entrance of Havana Bay and the largest fortress in the Americas: San Carlos de la Cabaña, built between 1763 and 1774 under the command of Spanish military engineer Don Silvestre Abarca. Carlos III, King of Spain at the time, requested a spyglass and exclaimed: “The Cabaña, such a valuable work, should be spotted from Madrid.”

The fortress was used as a military base and a prison for more than two hundred years and Che Guevara made it his headquarters for some months during the Cuban revolution. Today it holds the most important ancient weapon collection of the country. On our tour in the morning we will follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway. One of Havana’s best-kept treasures is its close relationship with writer Ernest Hemingway. Next we will visit the house where Ernest Hemingway lived from 1939 to 1960. The house, now a museum, contains more than 22,000 original items that belonged to the writer, including records, books, paintings, personal documents, weapons and photographs. Located 7 miles south of the center of Havana, this 4-hectare property gives visitors a good sense of the daily life of Hemingway during his years in Cuba. Continue to the nearby seaside village of Cojimar, where Hemingway fished, and where he was inspired to write one of his great novels, The Old Man and the Sea.

Return to Havana and have lunch at El Templete Restaurant by Havana Port. Then, continue to the Centro Hebreo Sefaradi de Cuba. Meet with Dr. Levy, the head of the community and hear about the congregation, their programs and challengers and visit their new Holocaust Remembrance Hall. End the day with a visit to Christopher Columbus Cemetery with the lavish tombs of wealthy Cubans from before the revolution.

Return to the hotel
• 1715 Mandatory Sign In
• 1830 Adjourn

Dinner tonight is on your own. Ask your Ya’lla Tours guide to recommend a paladar or restaurant.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 – HAVANA

• 0630 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
• 0900 Breakfast – Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
• At 9:45am return to the meeting room for a treat: Meet Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto from CESEU (Centro de Estudios sobre Estados Unidos) will present an overview of US-Cuban relations. Dr. Alzugaray is a former Cuban diplomat who serves today as the Coordinator of International Strategic Studies.
• At 11:30am board the buses for a day of tour focusing on art.

Visit Arte Corte, a hair salon and museum of hairdressing artefacts founded by Gilberto Valladares, known as Papito, the most recognized hair stylist in Cuba. Papito’s cultural project has brought together barbers, hairdressers, models, artists and historians who seek to preserve and disseminate the history of hairdressing in Cuba. Arte Corte started at the Valladores house and expanded its influence, with the support of the Office of the City Historian, to found a school of barbering and hairdressing free for youth of the area. Since Arte Corte was able to work with the government to close off the street from car traffic, more businesses have set up shop in the neighborhood. The group has formed a cooperative to help other businesses get a start, improve the facilities for senior citizens and beautify the neighborhood.

Continue to the Callejón de Hammel (Hammel's Alley), a community project promoting Afro-Cuban art, music, and culture. Meet with several artists for a personal look at the thriving arts scene.

Visit the Arms Square gallery, where there are a few galleries together, featuring some of Cuba most prominent artists: Artists: Fabelo; Pedro Angel Martinez; Zaida del Rio; Pedro Pablo Oliva; Rancaño and more.

Lunch today will be at San Cristobal Restaurant, one of the most unique privately-run restaurants, an art exhibition by itself.
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, where one of the museum’s most senior curators will guide you through exhibits of some of the most interesting Cuban art in the country, as well as works from outside Cuba.

Return to the hotel
• 1615 Mandatory Sign In
• 1830 Adjourn

Dinner tonight is on your own. Ask your Ya’lla Tours guide to recommend a paladar or restaurant.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 – HAVANA

• 0630 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
• 0900 Adjourn
• 0910 Breakfast – Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
• By 9:45am, board the buses and start our day of touring nature

Start the day with a breath of fresh air of nature and culture with a tour of the sustainable development project run by the community at Las Terrazas, located in a narrow valley above the shores of San Juan Lake in the Sierra del Rosario mountain range of Pinar del Río province. The area was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1984. Enjoy a welcome cocktail at Rancho Curujey, a handsome thatched restaurant and bar overlooking the lake.

Then take a walking tour of Las Terrazas, with stops at their artist’s community center, craft workshops, and artist’s studios.
See the Union Garden, converted from the ruins of the old Unión coffee plantation with a typical village home, Goenaga House.
Then visit Buena Vista to see the ruins of a French coffee plantation built in 1801, the second-oldest coffee plantation in Cuba. The buildings have been lovingly restored and are exact replicas of the originals. Learn the different processes involved in coffee production.
Lunch at a local restaurant.

Then relax at the San Juan River, where you can swim along the river’s edge past deep pools and sun yourself on platforms overlooking a series of waterfalls. Return to Havana.

Enjoy a farewell dinner at the Sierra Maestra Restaurant on the 25th floor of the hotel, with an amazing 360 panoramic view of Havana. Return to the hotel for overnight.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 – DEPART

You will be transferred to Havana Jose Marti airport for your XAEL Charter (operated by World Atlantic Airlines) flight #427 leaving at 10:15am and arriving Miami at 11:30am. (Flight times are subject to change.)

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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 specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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

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
Havana, Cuba
January 22–29, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

  1400 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1425 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  1430 What Does Cardiac Clearance Really Mean? M.Murphy  
  1530 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  1630 Principles and Practice of TIVA in the Clinic Cira Garcia V.Navarrete  
  1730 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology
 
  1830 Welcome Reception
 

Monday, January 23

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0700 The Patient With OSA: Hidden Dangers for Everyone M.Murphy  
  0800 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  0900 Breakfast - Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
  1715 Mandatory Sign In
  1730 Continuous Epidural Anesthetic Technique: A Cuban Contribution H.Sainz  
  1830 University of Cuba Anesthetic Residency Program I.Cordero  
  1930 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology
 

Tuesday, January 24

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0700 Herbs and Supplements: How They Affect Our Patients - Part I M.Murphy  
  0800 Herbs and Supplements: How They Affect Our Patients - Part II M.Murphy  
  0900 Breakfast - Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
  1715 Mandatory Sign In
  1730 Anesthesia in the Henry Reeve's International Brigade for Disaster: Pakistan Experience A.Martinez  
  1830 When the Airway Is Traumatized M.Murphy  
  1930 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology
 

Wednesday, January 25

Open Day for Humanitarian Tours
 

Thursday, January 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0700 The Procedure Went Well, but the Patient Is Blind! M.Murphy  
  0800 I Think I Remember My Surgery M.Murphy  
  0900 Breakfast - Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
  1715 Mandatory Sign In
  1730 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1830 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology
 
 

Friday, January 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0700 New Anticoagulants: How They Impact Your Practice M.Murphy  
  0800 Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation Challenges M.Murphy  
  0900 Breakfast - Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
  1615 Mandatory Sign In
  1630 Is There Anything New in PONV? M.Murphy  
  1730 Ethics in our Business M.Murphy  
  1830 Adjourn
3 Pharmacology
 

Saturday, January 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0700 Is Dexmedetomidine Useful in Your Practice? M.Murphy  
  0800 The Future of Laparoscopic Surgery M.Murphy  
  0900 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology
 
   

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

8.5 Pharmacology Hours†

  0910 Breakfast - Afternoon Humanitarian Tours
     

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

You will be transferred to Havana Jose Marti airport for your XAEL Charter (operated by World Atlantic Airlines) flight #427 leaving at 10:15am and arriving Miami at 11:30am. (Flight times are subject to change.)

FACULTY

Idoris Cordero, MD, PhD
Consultant Professor of Anesthesia at Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital.
Vice-President of the Sociedad Cubana de Anestesiología SCAR
Chief Editor of the Cuban Journal of Anesthesia and Reanimation
Havana, Cuba

Alberto Martinez, MD
Auxiliary Professor of Anesthesia
Havana University Medical Science
Secretary General of the Sociedad Cubana de Anestesiología
Webmaster of Anesthesiology Online
Havana, Cuba

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Anesthesiologist
MSN Education, LLC
Austin, Texas
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Victor Navarrete, MD
Auxiliary Professor of Anesthesia
Havana University of Medical Science
Chief, Department of Anesthesia
Cira Garcia Central Clinic

Humberto Sainz, MD
Consultant Professor of Anesthesia
Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
President SCAR
Ex-President of
Confederación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Anestesiologia
and Congreso Centroamericano y Caribeño de Anestesiología
Prize of the President of the WFSA for Service to Anesthesiology
CLASA Prize for Merits
Havana, Cuba

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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033916; Expiration Date 1/28/17.

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: 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, Austin, Texas, and Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia 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 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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 November 24, 2016 to December 24, 2016. No refund after December 24, 2016; 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.

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Lecture notes will be provided on a CD in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

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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.

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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.