Dallas, Texas

Dallas is in the northeast Texas plains on the Trinity River. Settled in 1841, it grew from a trading post to a major cotton market by the 1870s. Dallas boomed with the oil business and was Texas’ first big city; today it is a major regional financial and commercial center. Once viewed as a brash new city, Dallas is now the proper Grande Dame of five Texas cities with metro area populations over one million. The “Big D” is thought of as a business town, but it is also a major tourist destination and the newer cosmopolitan attitudes have not erased Texas hospitality.

The city prides itself on cultural assets like the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and Arts District Theater. Dealey Plaza commemorates President Kennedy’s assassination. Cuisine is international and excellent, but local specialties are country cooking, barbecue, and Tex-Mex. Worthwhile day trips include Fort Worth’s excellent Kimbell, Amon Carter, and Modern Art Museums, the Fort Worth Zoo, and Six Flags theme park. There is fine bass fishing in nearby reservoirs and lakes, and a wide variety of professional and college sports teams for your entertainment.

Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

Slumber in style at the Marriott Quorum Addison by the Galleria Dallas. Centrally located in the heart of Addison, this hotel features easy access to premier restaurants, entertainment and shopping. For added convenience, guests can utilize the complimentary shuttle service every two hours to the Galleria. Relax and rejuvenate in the resort-style outdoor pool, or work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Enjoy delicious dining throughout the day at the new 1841 Kitchen that serves up a menu of locally-inspired cuisine featuring the freshest ingredients. Enjoy regional favorites cooked to order or your favorite beverage. As an added bonus, the onsite Starbucks offers coffee beverages plus to-go breakfast and lunch items.

Guest rooms are carefully designed for comfort and convenience with luxurious bedding, alarm clock, in-room safe, free bottled water, coffee/tea maker, mini fridge, iron/board, hair dryer, and more. The Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria is located approximately 10 miles from Dallas Love Field (DAL) and 21 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). At the hotel, self-parking is approximately $15 daily or approximately $28 daily for Valet parking. Parking garage height clearance 6 feet. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

Concurrent Workshops
Advanced Cardiac Life Support - March 14, 2020
Pediatric Advanced Life Support - March 13, 2020
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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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.


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.


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
Dallas, Texas
March 12–15, 2020

Thursday, March 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  0830 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  0930 Break
  0945 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom  
  1045 How Do I Handle a Catastrophe in the OR? J.Sanders  
  1145 Management of Preoperative Anemia: EPO Is Not Just for Bicyclists J.Sanders  
  1245 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, March 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Dexmedetomidine, Ketamine and Friends: TIVA Is Not Just Propofol J.Sanders  
  0830 A Few Things We Thought We Knew but We Were Wrong J.Sanders  
  0930 Break
  0945 Herbals, Herbal Secrets: Watch Out P.Strube  
  1045 The Era of New Pharmacology: Tomorrow's Secrets P.Strube  
  1145 My Next Patient Is on What!? ECMO in the Operating Room T.Grissom  
  1245 Adjourn
3.5 Pharmacology Hours
  1355 Optional PALS Workshop*

Saturday, March 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Yes, I Take a Blood Thinner: Managing the Trauma Patient on an Oral Anticoagulant T.Grissom  
  0830 What's New in Monitoring for the Perioperative Patient? T.Grissom  
  0930 Break
  0945 What Went Wrong? Surprising Postop Complications - Awareness, Respiratory Complications, and More J.Sanders  
  1045 Pediatrics for the Non-Peds Provider P.Strube  
  1145 Anesthesia Forensics: What Went Wrong? P.Strube  
  1245 Adjourn
3 Pharmacology Hours
  1355 Optional ACLS Workshop*

Sunday, March 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Drugs and Drug Shortages: What Do I Do? P.Strube  
  0830 IV Acetaminophen, COX -3 and the New Pain Control Plan P.Strube  
  0930 Break
  0945 Monitoring the Neuromuscular Junction: Do We Still Have to Count to Four? T.Grissom  
  1045 Ethics and Anesthesia J.Sanders  
  1145 The Impaired Provider J.Sanders  
  1245 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

11 Pharmacology Hours†


Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

*Separate Tuition and Schedule Applies



Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

John C. Sanders, BA, MA, MBBS, FRCA
Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
University of New Mexico
Attending Anesthesiologist
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Salt Lake City, Utah

Associate Professor, Saint Mary’s University
Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin University
Instructional Academic Staff, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Clinical Instructor Level 3, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin


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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037580; Expiration Date 3/25/2020.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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 January 12, 2020 to February 11, 2020. No refund after February 11, 2020; 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 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 (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.