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.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Be pleasantly surprised when you step into a completely transformed, refined yet relaxed experience at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Nestled in the city's downtown district, this hotel hotel places the energy of downtown Dallas right at your fingertips near American Airlines Center, Fair Park, the diverse Deep Ellum neighborhood and just steps away from the DART subway station.

Refreshed dining options include Draft Sports Bar & Lounge, which offers 12 beers on tap and the day's big games. You can also enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Open Palette, a cocktail at The Parlor or an on-the-go snack from Open Market. Maintain your workout regimen using the redesigned Sheraton Fitness Center featuring Peloton® bikes or swim laps in the outdoor rooftop pool.

Make yourself comfortable in beautifully renovated guest rooms featuring the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and amenities such as mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, safe, hair dryer, iron/board and more.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel is located approximately 8 miles from Dallas Love Field (DAL) and 19.8 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Self-parking is discounted to $15 plus tax, per car, per day for those that book their room via NWAS/NWWT only (otherwise, it's approximately $23 plus tax, per car per day). Valet parking is available for approximately $32 per car, per day. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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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 24-27, 2022

Thursday, March 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Brachial Plexus Blocks N.Anand  
  0830 Bread and Butter Lower Extremity Regional Anesthesia N.Anand  
  0930 Break
  0945 Alternatives to the Thoracic Epidural: Abdominal Plane Blocks and Beyond N.Anand  
  1045 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient I R.Sikorski  
  1145 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient II R.Sikorski  
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, March 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Endpoints of Resuscitation R.Sikorski  
  0830 The Monitoring of Coagulation: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Hypertension Management N.Anand  
  1045 Cannabis and Chronic Pain N.Anand  
  1145 Anesthesia for the Opioid-Tolerant Patient N.Anand  
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, March 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ERAS and Fluid Management: What's the Latest?? I R.Sikorski  
  0830 ERAS and Fluid Management: What's the Latest?? II R.Sikorski  
  0930 Break
  0945 Thoracic and Abdominal Fascial Plane Blocks G.Collins  
  1045 ABCs of AFE: Recognition and Management of Amniotic Fluid Embolism G.Collins  
  1145 Opioid-Free Anesthesia for Outpatient Bariatric Surgery G.Collins  
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, March 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Mass Casualty Scenarios: Caught in the Middle R.Sikorski  
  0830 What to Do When the Patient Does Not Want Blood R.Sikorski  
  0930 Break
  0945 Postpartum Hemorrhage and Tranexamic Acid G.Collins  
  1045 Opioid Sparing Strategies for Obstetric Surgery: Bringing Eras Into the Cesarean Section Suite G.Collins  
  1145 Massive Blood Transfusion: What's New? G.Collins  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/22/21


Neelesh Anand, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Gregory Collins, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Texas Christian University School of Nurse Anesthesia
Fort Worth, Texas

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Medical Director of Trauma Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland


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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041519; Expiration Date 03/27/2022.

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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


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


$100 January 23, 2022 to February 22, 2022. No refund after February 22, 2022; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.


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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