Washington, D.C.

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Washington D.C. is the grand capitol of the United States of America. Brimming with historical significance and magnificent monuments to American leaders, heros, and freedom, there’s always something to discover whether you’re visiting for the first time or the hundredth. Begin your D.C. tour at the iconic Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool. In its vicinity are Constitution Gardens and memorials for the Vietnam War, Korean War, and World War II. To the east lies the Washington Monument, a sight easily seen from this vantage point as well. Trek northward to visit The White House, home to the nation’s President.

The Jefferson Memorial with its domed and ionic columned colonial architecture is sure to inspire as is the Library of Congress with its multitude of murals and stained glass, marbled facades and high ceilings. Love museums? The Smithsonian simply cannot be missed. Natural history, American history, art, and even air and space exhibits are compiled here in a delightfully massive complex of several museums. Make it a personal challenge to explore it all! Nearby you can also find the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, and more.

Beyond history, D.C. offers exciting natural experiences like the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, the United States Botanic Garden, the U.S. National Arboretum, and the Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden.

Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel

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Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel says, “Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.” In case you haven't heard, this is a new hotel along DC’s lively 14th Street corridor, one of the capital’s most stylish destinations. The hotel's distinguished, dapper, and dazzling space includes stunning guest rooms, a seasonal, in-the-know rooftop pool and lounge, and a bar-restaurant that promises to radiate welcoming, vibrant energy. Kimpton consistently impresses its guests with programs that welcome all and amenities that simply can’t be beat — from leopard robes and yoga mats in each room to a hosted wine hour and complimentary bikes.

The hotel prides itself on effortlessly blending styles that create moods, and each time you visit, you’ll discover something new — whether an artifact, a cocktail, or a new culinary treasure. This neighborhood hideaway embraces a sophisticated design and serves as an exclusive jumping-off point to enjoy the District’s most popular bars, restaurants, boutiques, and sights. Situated on a residential, tree-lined street in the Northwest quadrant, you'll be mere steps from thriving 14th Street, one of the city’s most transformed corridors. This definite DC “it” zone attracts visitors and locals alike to its bustling bars, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants that pervade a neighborhood marked by a rich history (check out its storied jazz past, for example) and stunning architecture.  The highly walkable coordinates also grant easy access to nearby Dupont and Logan circles, U Street, the Convention Center, the White House, and much more. And if you care to explore even further, there’s a Metro station just a 10-minute walk away, putting the entire capital city at your fingertips.

All rooms feature Frette linens, spacious work desk, oversized glass enclosed shower, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, and  65" Flat Screen HD Television. Executive King Studio Rooms are approximately 425 square feet and feature 1 king bed and seating area with couch. Executive 2 Queen Guest Rooms are approximately 350 square feet and feature 2 queen beds.

Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel is located approximately 30 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), 33 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).  Overnight parking for guests is $48 per day plus tax with in and out privileges, Day parking is $25 per day plus tax; oversized vehicles are $60 plus tax, Self parking is not offered due to liability issues, Hybrid Cars are half off the standard valet rate. Parking prices subject to change without notice.

For information on public transportation in Washington, D.C., visit the WMATA Trip Planner Website at: https://www.wmata.com/.

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Washington, D.C.
June 22-25, 2017

Thursday, June 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc  
  0830 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Perioperative Hazards of "Herbal Medications" H.DeSoto  
  1045 Allergy and Anaphylaxis H.DeSoto  
  1145 Anesthesia Management of the Thoracic Surgery Patient N.LaRocca  
  1245 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology

Friday, June 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Dexmedetomidine, Ketamine and Friends: TIVA Is Not Just Propofol J.Sanders  
  0830 Optimal Fluid Management: Which Monitors and Which Fluids? J.Sanders  
  0930 Break
  0945 Obstetric Issues Impacting Anesthesia Practice J.Kryc  
  1045 Preeclampsia: What the Nonobstetric Anesthetist Needs to Know J.Kryc  
  1145 Anesthetic Practices That "Drive Me Crazy!" H.DeSoto  
  1245 Adjourn
2.8 Pharmacology

Saturday, June 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management of the Geriatric Patient H.DeSoto  
  0830 Anesthetic Implications of Drug Abuse H.DeSoto  
  0930 Break
  0945 Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia H.DeSoto  
  1045 Management of Preoperative Anemia: EPO Is Not Just for Bicyclists J.Sanders  
  1145 Acute Pain Management in Children: Analgesia Without Side Effects J.Sanders  
  1245 Adjourn
2.4 Pharmacology

Sunday, June 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pharmacologic Management of Massive Hemorrhage J.Kryc  
  0830 Postoperative Pain Management: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Office-Based Anesthesia: The Wild, Wild West of Healthcare J.Kryc  
  1045 Diabetic Management in Anesthesia J.Sanders  
  1145 Pediatric Anesthesia: Dangerous Perioperative Problems and Their Prevention J.Sanders  
  1245 Adjourn
3 Pharmacology

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

10.4 Pharmacology Hours†


Hernando DeSoto, MD
Chief of Anesthesia University of Florida Proton Institute
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Airway Services
UF Health Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

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

Nicole LaRocca, BS, BSN, CRNA, DNAP
Staff CRNA, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Fairfax, Virginia

John C. Sanders, FRCA, MBBS, BA, MA
Attending Anesthesiologist, Shriners Hospitals for Children
Salt Lake City
Associate Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah


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 #1033553; Expiration Date 6/25/2017.

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 April 26, 2017 to May 26, 2017. No refund after May 26, 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: 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.