Enjoy sailing the British Isles in style and comfort aboard the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon Aug 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands 5:00 PM
  Tue Aug 7 At Sea
  Wed Aug 8  Inverness/Loch Ness, Scotland  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Thu Aug 9  Edinburgh, Scotland 9:00 AM
  Fri Aug 10 Edinburgh, Scotland 6:00 PM
  Sat Aug 11 At Sea
  Sun Aug 12 Belfast, Northern Ireland 9:30 AM 8:00 PM
  Mon Aug 13 Liverpool, England 6:00 AM 3:45 PM
  Tue Aug 14 Dublin, Ireland 5:30 AM 11:59 PM
  Wed Aug 15 Cork (Cobh), Ireland 10:30 AM 6:00 PM
  Thu Aug 16  St. Peter Port, Channel Islands 10:30 AM 6:00 PM
  Fri Aug 17 At Sea
  Sat Aug 18 Amsterdam, Netherlands 6:00 AM

Monday, August 6 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam is a colorful city filled with famous museums, cozy pubs, fun shops, and flower markets. Visit the Anne Frank House where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War II.

Stroll around Artis, the oldest zoo in The Netherlands. Explore the Geological Museum, the Zoological Museum, the Plant Houses, the Aquarium, or the Planetarium. For a refreshing view of Amsterdam, why not visit the Heineken Reception Center or take part on a canal cruise where waterways, shaded by leafy green, reflect five centuries of architectural glory.

Tuesday, August 7 – At Sea

Wednesday, August 8 – Inverness/Loch Ness, Scotland – Day Open

Mysterious Loch Ness, Inverness has much to offer. Some of the buildings in its historical area at the end of Church Street date to the 16th century. It also has a clock tower, Culloden Battlefield, and a prehistoric graveyard. The two Loch Ness Monster Museums (one in town and one at the loch) detail sightings and proof of Nessie. Take a trip down one of the beautiful and rugged roads in Scotland, such as the road from Strathpeffer to Loch Carron.

Thursday, August 9 – Friday, August 10 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Day Open

Edinburgh is the vibrant and beautiful capital city of Scotland. See the T-Rex at the National Museum of Scotland, the Concorde at the National Museum of Flight and Steiff Bears at the world’s only dedicated Museum of Childhood. In Edinburgh city center, head to Charlotte Square in the New Town and visit the Georgian House reflecting the lifestyle of 1796. Not far away is Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of three monarchs including Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.

Saturday, August 11 – At Sea

Sunday, August 12 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Day Open

The ancient city of Belfast lies snuggled into the rugged coast of Northern Ireland where the River Lagan flows to the sea. Inland from this legendary city lie the forever green lands of Ulster Province. This city presents an attraction to anyone eager to view its beautiful landscapes and meet its friendly citizens. Enjoy a performance at the Grand Opera House, shop along trendy Donegall Place, and visit pubs lining The Golden Mile.

Monday, August 13 – Liverpool, England – Day Open

Liverpool’s waterfront attracts millions of visitors each year to admire magnificent architecture at Albert Dock. The city centre is packed a range of theatres offering first class productions to rival London’s West End and a wide choice of cafes, bars, pubs, and clubs. Visit the Tate Museum of Liverpool, the Maritime Museum, the International Slavery museum, and even experience the Beatles Story tour.

Tuesday, August 14 – Dublin, Ireland – Day Open

Dublin, the fair city, invites you to wander the streets trod by Joyce, Yeats, and Oscar Wilde. Drop in at pubs with mahogany bars and stained glass. In the Trinity College Library, feast your eyes on the illuminated 9th-century Book of Kells. Sample the stout at Guinness Brewery. Shopping is a dream, from a souvenir shillelagh to Waterford crystal.

Wednesday, August 15 – Cork (Cobh), Ireland – Day Open

Cork spans both banks of the River Lee, with watery channels running beneath many main streets. Experience Cork by foot, following the signposted walking tour past St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral and the riverside quadrangle of University College up the hill to red and white Shandon Church. North and south of St Patrick’s Street lie webs of narrow streets crammed with cozy pubs, cafes, restaurants, and shops.

Thursday, August 16 – St. Peter Port, Channel Islands – Day Open

St. Peter Port on the rugged coast of Guernsey features colorful row houses, stone churches, monuments, and even a castle that sits atop a peninsula in the harbor. Take a walk along the coastline for scenic ocean views. Pastoral countryside scenes are home to prized Guernsey dairy cows, and German occupation during World War II has left remnants of underground military sites that can also be visited.

Friday, August 17 – At Sea

Saturday, August 18 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Depart as scheduled or stay over and explore this unique treasure!

The Ship: Celebrity Eclipse®

Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Eclipse continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations. Renowned for her contemporary décor and an extraordinary choice of dining options—you can also enjoy a wide selection of bars and lounges to suit every mood, almost endless entertainment from the impressive theater shows to the peace and quiet of the library, and variety of activities to keep mind, body, and soul in tune.


Signature features

of Celebrity Eclipse® include:

Gastrobar: Comfort food and craft beer enthusiasts can unite to try over 40 handcrafted boutique beer selections, creative cocktails and a wide selection of a la carte, gourmet comfort food and bar bites that are so satisfying you could make a meal of them. If you prefer wine with your eats, Gastrobar offers an impressive selection by the glass or bottle. With inviting entertainment and great music, Gastrobar offers an atmosphere of casual sophistication.

Qsine: Qsine® is a uniquely unordinary experience with elements of surprise and delight. Our concept behind Qsine was to give you something you’ve never experienced before on land or sea. Leave any preconceived notions behind. Dig in and try new things. It’s time your palate got a wakeup call. Our iPad® menus are fun, interactive, and full of surprises.

Cellar Masters: Try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world in this inviting wine bar. To help you explore, we feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. It will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion as you swipe your SeaPass® card. Our Sommeliers will offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection.

Slush: Chill out with a flurry of fresh frozen cocktails located poolside to help you keep your cool. Hand-made, frozen cocktails blended with the freshest ingredients range from Russian Standard Vodka, Limoncello, fresh pressed lemon juice and raspberries to Hendricks Gin, fresh cucumbers and mint, fresh Persian lime and Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice, all balanced with organic agave nectar. Several of the cocktails are also available in non-alcoholic versions.

Michael Kors: A luxurious, new Michael Kors boutique joins an already superb assortment of shops onboard Celebrity Eclipse. Here you’ll find a spectacular assortment of handbags, wallets, watches, glasses, jewelry and more. And, did we mention it’s all tax and duty-free?

The Studio: Picture this—a new way to capture vacation memories. Strike a pose in our new, high-end portrait studio for a truly personal souvenir. This unique space is ideal for capturing vacation photos with friends, family, and loved ones.

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.

Lawn Club: There’s absolutely nothing like it. A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of the ship. This is The Lawn Club. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass between your toes take you places no cruise has gone before.

The Hot Glass Show: Don’t just appreciate art, experience it. Witness the incredible, gorgeous art of glassblowing with intimate live demonstrations. Watch and learn from professional glassblowers in this popular, one-of-a-kind exhibition from the renowned Corning Museum of Glass.

Balcony Stateroom


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

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

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise! See reservation form for details. ALWAYS CALL US BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927


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.

Topics in Anesthesia
12-Night British Isles Cruise August 6–18, 2018

Monday, August 6 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  1700 Ship Sails (Subject to change)

Tuesday, August 7 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Coffee
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0900 Perioperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  1000 Strategies to Prevent Perioperative Myocardial Infarction: Do They Work? E.Lobato  
  1100 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin  
  1200 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Valvular Disease and Noncardiac Surgery E.Lobato  
  1500 Coronary Stents and Clopidogrel in Noncardiac Surgery: New Problems Stemming From New Solutions E.Lobato  
  1600 Patients With Heart Failure Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery E.Lobato  
  1700 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, August 8 - Inverness/Loch Ness, Scotland - Day Open

Thursday, August 9 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Day Open

Friday, August 10 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Day Open


Saturday, August 11 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Coffee
  0900 Introducing New Technology and New Toys Safety Into the O.R. D.Lin  
  1000 Dialog and Disclosure: In the Eyes of the Patient D.Lin  
  1100 Dialog and Disclosure: Case Discussion D.Lin  
  1200 Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients E.Lobato  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Acute Pulmonary Hypertension: New Management Strategies E.Lobato  
  1500 Herbals: Is the "H" Silent in Your Anesthetic? D.Lin  
  1600 Checklists: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly D.Lin  
  1700 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, August 12 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Day Open

Monday, August 13 - Liverpool, England - Day Open

Tuesday, August 14 - Dublin, Ireland - Day Open

Wednesday, August 15 - Cork (Cobh), Ireland - Day Open

Thursday, August 16 - St. Peter Port, Channel Islands - Day Open


Friday, August 17 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Coffee
  0900 Anesthetic Management for Aortic Stenting Procedures E.Lobato  
  1000 Perioperative Management for Patients With Pacemakers and Defibrillators: What You Need to Know E.Lobato  
  1100 The Cocaine Positive Patient and Anesthesia for Elective Surgery: Cancel, Delay, or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1200 Enhanced Recovery: A Focus on the Patient's Perspective D.Lin  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Occupational Hazards Important to Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists D.Lin  
  1500 Health Reform: What Do We Need to Do to Play in the Sandbox? D.Lin  
  1600 Adjourn
2.4 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

6.5 Pharmacology Hours†


Saturday, August 18 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Depart as scheduled or stay and enjoy this unique city!
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen’s Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida


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 #1035769; Expiration Date 8/17/2018.

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.


$100 June 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018. No refund after July 7, 2018; 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.