Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard the beautiful Celebrity Constellation. Conveniently cruising from Venice, Italy, you have the opportunity to explore the ports of Katakolon, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, and Corfu, Greece.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon Aug 28 Venice, Italy 4:30 PM
  Tue Aug 29 At Sea  
  Wed Aug 30 Katakolon, Greece 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Thu Aug 31 Santorini, Greece 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Fri Sep 1 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00 AM  
  Sat Sep 2 Athens (Piraeus), Greece   6:00 PM
  Sun Sep 3 Mykonos, Greece 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Mon Sep 4 At Sea    
  Tue Sep 5 Corfu, Greece 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Wed Sep 6 At Sea    
  Thu Sep 7 Venice, Italy 6:30 AM  

Monday, August 28 - Venice, Italy

veniceThe “City of Light” stretches across an archipelago of 122 islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea. Connected by 400 bridges, 150 canals serve the function of roads. Venice is Europe’s largest urban car-free area. While gondolas are reserved for special ceremonies, most Venetians now travel by motorized waterbuses (“vaporetti”). St. Mark’s Square is Venice’s heart with palatial arcades and charming cafés. Tour the exquisite Doge’s Palace, once home to the dukes of Venice. Shop for exquisite Venetian glass, or sip a bicerin at timeless Caffé Florian.

Tuesday, August 29 - At Sea

Wednesday, August 30 - Katakolon, Greece

katakolonKatakolon is a small port on the Ionian Sea coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula. While Katakolon’s main street is just a five-minute walk from the pier, you will probably want to venture farther out to see the ancient site of Olympia, the storied place where the Olympic Games originated in 776 BC. Katakolon is also home to monuments including the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, and the famous stadium.

Thursday, August 31 - Santorini, Greece

santoriniThe harbor on this island was created by a volcano in 1,500 BC and the effect is still explosive; 1,000 foot-high cliffs rise from sea level and dazzling white houses cling to the cliffs. Santorini offers a wealth of scenery. Visit the Mountain of Prophet Elias 2,000 feet above sea level offering panoramic views of the island. From the caldera viewpoint, you can see how Santorini’s three islands form a crater rim left by a massive eruption in 1,600 BC. Travel to Kamari fishing village, once the ancient port of Thera, famed for its dramatic black sand beach. Don’t miss Fira, Santorini’s largest town. Here you will see whitewashed houses that cling to steep volcanic cliffs. Accessible only by foot, Fira’s narrow cobblestone lanes lead uphill past shops, homes, and cafes.

Friday, September 1 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece (Overnight)

athensPiraeus is your gateway to the wonders of Athens, including Constitution Square, the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch, the Olympic Stadium, and more. The remains of ancient Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean– a city that has stood for more than 25 centuries. Ancient Athens was a powerful city-state. A center for the arts, learning, and philosophy, Athens was the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum and also the birthplace of Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles, and many other prominent philosophers, politicians, and writers of the ancient world. It is widely known as the cradle of Western Civilization.

Saturday, September 2 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Sunday, September 3 - Mykonos, Greece

mykonosMykonos Town (Chora) is a stunningly picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed steps, lanes, houses and churches, gathered around its harbour in the middle of a wide bay. It is one of the most cosmopolitan and crowded towns of the Aegean. Although the streets are lined with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants, Mykonos Town has not completely lost its identity. Despite the island’s rapid growth and development, it’s traditional Cycladic architectural style and character has remained firmly intact, thanks to the island’s strict building regulations.

Monday, September 4 - At Sea

Tuesday, September 5 - Corfu, Greece

corfuThe majestic Venetian Old Fortress flanks your entrance to this most beautiful of the Ionians. Lose yourself in Corfu’s Old Town, dotted with whitewashed houses, Byzantine churches, cafes, shops, and galleries. Grab an ice-cream from a local gelateria while browsing for souvenirs of precious jewelry and local art. In the early evening, get lost along narrow streets filled with street performers and merchants peddling their wares.

Wednesday, September 6 - At Sea

Thursday, September 7 - Venice, Italy (Disembark)

The Ship: Celebrity ConstellationSM

shipWelcome aboard Celebrity Constellation with her new, “Solsticized” sense of style and excitement. Keep in touch at the hip Celebrity iLoungeSM where you can participate in the iLearn enrichment series or pick up the latest high-tech wonder from the first Apple® Reseller at Sea. Enjoy sweet or savory crepes at Bistro on Five. And get ready to have a unique dinner at the innovative Tuscan Grille. Finish with a glass of fine wine at Cellar Masters. Celebrity Constellation will make the most of your precious vacation days. Get ready to be impressed.

Signature features of Celebrity ConstellationSM include:

Bistro on Five: The open kitchen provides its own bit of theatre, night and day. Stop by whenever you wish; Bistro on Five is open from six o’clock in the morning until late at night. The friendly, open nature of Bistro on Five is reflected by the chefs. Whether you need a fast breakfast before a shore excursion or a relaxing lunch after you’ve returned, the service at Bistro on Five is as quick as you need it to be. The attentive waitstaff will introduce you to the globally inspired crêpes on the menu and the panini, soups, salads and desserts that are featured as well.

Café al Bacio and Gelateria: The warm atmosphere, comfortable furniture and the sweet scent of the Gelateria’s freshly baked waffle cones create an instant emotional connection. Café al Bacio is a great place to relax, any time of day. Many like to stop by in the evening for one of the specialty dessert cocktails, and chat about a great meal that they had or a wonderful show they just enjoyed. There’s always something to talk about at Café al Bacio.

Celebrity iLoungeSM: Keep in touch 24 hours a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, our one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Apple® Specialist at Sea. Celebrity iLoungeSM also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.

Tuscan Grille: An Italian steakhouse with a nouveau twist. An outgoing waitstaff ensures tableside service that’s personal as well as professional. And the food? Take the traditional style and artisanal flair of Italy, add contemporary influences, and serve the cuisine in abundance. It’s all part of the expansive character of Tuscan Grille.

Michael’s Club: This intimate atmosphere features inviting leather chairs, perfect for sharing conversation, listening to a live guitarist, or savoring one of up to 64 international craft beer selections including ales, lagers, lambics, ciders, wheat beers, seasonal and beer cocktails. They’re a complement to an extensive collection of fine whiskeys, scotches, cognacs and bourbons.

Concierge Class: Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as fresh flower arrangements and complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you’ve selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.

Cellar Masters: Immerse yourself in the culture of wine within the inviting atmosphere of Cellar Masters, our wine bar. Cellar Masters offers you the opportunity to try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world. To help you explore these wines, we feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. With a simple swipe of your SeaPass card, it will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion. Sommeliers will guide you in the use of the Enomatic® system and offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection, an integral part of an epicurean lifestyle. Then, you’ll be ready to begin your travels through the world of wine.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®: Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity’s modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.


Veranda Stateroom


Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship, each with its own private veranda.

Oceanview Stateroom


Window staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Inside Stateroom

Staterooms with ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV.

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through NWAS. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.


Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $900 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence. Please contact our office at 1-800-222-6927 or 1-509-547-7065 to complete your cruise reservation.

Discounted Fares

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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 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.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia 10-Night Greek Isles Cruise August 28 - September 7, 2017

Monday, August 28 - Venice, Italy

  1630 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, August 29 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0900 Modern Fasting Guidelines R.Lenhardt  
  1000 Anticoagulants and Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt  
  1100 Point of Care Ultrasound for the Anesthesia Provider W.Wilson  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Clinical Pharmacology Review W.Wilson  
  1400 Allergy and Anaphylaxis W.Wilson  
  1500 Break
  1515 Anesthesia for Robotic Surgery R.Lenhardt  
  1615 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them R.Lenhardt  
  1715 Adjourn

Wednesday, August 30 - Katakolon, Greece

Thursday, August 31 - Santorini, Greece

Friday, September 1 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Saturday, September 2 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Sunday, September 3 - Mykonos, Greece

Monday, September 4 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Treatment of Pain Agitation and Delirium in the ICU W.Wilson  
  1000 Practical Review of Hemodynamic Medications W.Wilson  
  1100 Hemorrhagic Shock and Trauma R.Lenhardt  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient R.Lenhardt  
  1400 Perioperative Management of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome R.Lenhardt  
  1500 Break
  1515 Electrolyte Disorders W.Wilson  
  1615 Blood Pressure Management and CNS Outcomes W.Wilson  
  1715 Adjourn

Tuesday, September 5 - Corfu, Greece

Wednesday, September 6 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Perioperative Fluid Management in Traumatic Brain Injury R.Lenhardt  
  1000 Hyperglycemia in the Perioperative Period R.Lenhardt  
  1100 MRI and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Trauma Anesthesia for the Elderly W.Wilson  
  1400 Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery W.Wilson  
  1500 Infectious Disease and Anesthesia W.Wilson  
  1600 Adjourn    

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD


Thursday, September 7 - Venice, Italy - Disembark

Departure as scheduled or stay and explore this unique treasure!


Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice‑Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

William C. Wilson, MD, MA
Clinical Professor and Director
Critical Care Services
UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California


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 #1034634; Expiration date 9/6/17.

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.


Mark 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.


$100 between June 29, 2017 and July 29, 2017. No refund after July 29, 2017; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.


Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Ask us for details. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 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 cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, 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! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition! 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. 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.