Washington, D.C.

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.

The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C. Hotel

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The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C. Hotel is just steps away from the best shopping and top attractions in Georgetown. This Georgetown hotel combines elegant accommodations with state-of-the-art amenities to allow for the ultimate getaway. Take advantage of the state-of-art WestinWORKOUT® fitness equipment, enjoy the outdoor pool or take a break from the bustle of the city in the hotel's lush courtyard. Whether you’re looking for a romantic bistro in Georgetown or tickets to the latest musical at the Kennedy Center, the hotel's experienced concierge staff is happy to help you plan the perfect outing in D.C. Discover the rich history of this capital city with a sightseeing tour that brings you to various attractions on foot, by car, or on a Segway.

When hunger strikes, The Caucus Room offers a modern day American interpretation of a French brasserie, capturing the perfect mix of modern elegance and casual warmth.  Or, try Bóveda, a Latin Speakeasy with vibrant eclectic music, unique cocktails, and inspired modern Latin American dishes. Diners and imbibers may enjoy various seating areas within the intimate space. Traditional guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the hotel's choice of M Street, 24th Street, or the courtyard, Westin Heavenly® Bed, flat screen TV,  Westin WakeCup® Coffee Brewer with Starbucks® coffee, radio/alarm clock, desk, safe and more.

The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C. Hotel  is located approximately 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and 27 miles from Dulles International Airport (IAD). Due to the downtown location, parking is limited and based upon availability. The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C Hotel Parking fees are approximately $16 hour, or $56.64 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.


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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Washington, D.C.
March 10-13, 2022

Thursday, March 10

  0700Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725WelcomeNWAS Staff
  0730Advanced Mechanical Ventilation T.Grissom
  0830Crush Syndrome Management T.Grissom
  0945Traumatic Shock: Assessment and EvaluationR.Samet
  1045Traumatic Shock: Anesthesia and Resuscitative Management R.Samet
  1145POCUS: Point-of-Care UltraSound - A Great Tool for Everyone R.Samet

Friday, March 11

  0700Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730Regional Anesthesia in the Anesthetized Patient R.Samet
  0830Regional Anesthesia in the Trauma Patient R.Samet
  1045Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Anesthesia CareP.Strube
  1145DOGMA, Traditions: What Is the Evidence? P.Strube

Saturday, March 12

  0700Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730Illegal Drugs and the Impact on Anesthesia Care P.Strube
  0830Opioid Free: Are We Crazy or Bold? P.Strube
  0945I Donít Do Kids: Managing Pediatric Disease in the Adult PatientH.De Soto
  1045Anesthesia in the Child Outside the Operating Room H.De Soto
  1145Recovery Room Issues in the Pediatric Patient H.De Soto

Sunday, March 13

  0700Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730The Challenges of Remote Anesthesia: Outside the Operating Room P.Strube
  0830Hot Topics: The Best Information You Can Use Tomorrow P.Strube
  0945Fluid Management in the Pediatric PatientH.De Soto
  1045Perioperative Management of the Diabetic PatientH.De Soto
  1145What's New in Airway Management?H.De Soto

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7.4 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/20/22


Samuel M. Galvagno Jr., DO, PhD, MS, FCCM
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, Multi Trauma Critical Care Unit
Deputy Director, Shock Trauma Go-Team
Medical Director, State Critical Care Coordination Center (C4)
Department of Anesthesiology
Program in Trauma
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

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

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

Ron E. Samet, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Peter Strube, DNAP, CRNA, MBA, MSNA, APNP, APRN, LTC (Retired)
Assistant Program Director, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
CEO Trollway Anesthesia and Educational Services
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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA Code #1040791; Expiration date 3/13/2022.

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 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 9, 2022 to February 8, 2022. No refund after February 8, 2022; 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.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel 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.