Sail ports across Scandinavia and Russia in style and comfort when you join us aboard the glamorous Celebrity Eclipse.


Jul 1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5:00 PM
Jul 2
At Sea
Jul 3
Berlin (Waremunde), Germany
9:00 AM
11:00 PM
Jul 4
At Sea
Jul 5
Helsinki, Finland
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
Jul 6
St. Petersburg, Russia
7:00 AM
Jul 7
St. Petersburg, Russia
6:00 PM
Jul 8
Tallinn, Estonia
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Jul 9
Stockholm, Sweden
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
Jul 10
At Sea
Jul 11
Copenhagen, Denmark
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
Jul 12
At Sea
Jul 13
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6:00 AM

Sunday, July 1 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Embark

Amsterdam is often referred to as one of the most colorful cities in the world. Where else do you find so many places of interest, famous museums, cozy pubs, fun shops, and flower markets? An important landmark here is the Anne Frank House, the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War II for more than two years.

Be sure to visit Artis, the oldest zoo in The Netherlands. Here you can view animals from all parts of the world, and 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.

Monday, July 2 – At Sea

Tuesday, July 3 – Berlin (Waremunde), Germany – Day Open

Warnemünde is a seaside resort and a district of the city of Rostock. Enjoy panoramic ocean views at the Warnemuende Lighthouse, or stroll the beach while flying a kite, a favorite pasttime of locals. Don’t miss the opportunity to tour into Berlin, which has visibly flourished since the fall of the Wall in 1989. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Brandenburg Gate, and “Checkpoint Charlie” are all here. In the Western sector, browse the lively Kurfurstendamm for snazzy clothing stores, delicate hand-painted porcelain and a snack of beer and bratwurst.

Wednesday, July 4 – At Sea

Thursday, July 5 – Helsinki, Finland – Day Open

Occupying a peninsula and several islands, this capital city’s stunning structures surround some of the most spectacular bays you could ever hope to find. Stroll down broad, tree-lined streets, or take in the amazing neo-classically designed architecture in Senate Square. A third of Helsinki is covered in green areas. Along with a score of sports grounds, they offer great possibilities for outdoor activities and relaxation. The large Central Park and its forests spread out just outside the city center.

Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Days Open

Two days to visit the glories of St. Petersburg. The city that Peter the Great laid out on his drawing board is still dramatically evident at every turn. Cathedrals, palaces, and parks line long avenues and bridges connect a series of islands.

You can’t be here without visiting the State Hermitage Museum, the largest art museum in Russia which ranks among the most prestigious and fabulous museums in the world. Its collection of Western European art is second to none, featuring Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, and others. Also, there is a stunning collection of French art, the largest outside France, displaying works by Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Matisse. Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin, ranks as one of the masterpieces of world art.

Sunday, July 8 – Tallinn, Estonia – Day Open

Tallinn has remained remarkably unchanged since its founding in 1154 A.D. The preservation of this city’s Old World charm enables visitors to enjoy architectural marvels of centuries past, such as the soaring towers of Toompea Castle and the exquisite Russian Orthodox Cathedral. The exception is the delightfully modern pink Parliament building, visible from Palace Square.

Monday, July 9 – Stockholm, Sweden – Day Open

Nature and city planning have combined to make Stockholm one of the most attractive of the world’s capitals. Water plays an important part in city life and no fewer than 50 bridges of every shape and size link Stockholm’s 14 islands. There is so much to see in this charming city often called the “Venice of the North.” Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts, glassware, and stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords. Art and history will be the focus of your tour of Stockholm.

Tuesday, July 10 – At Sea

Wednesday, July 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark

Grown from a once-humble fishing village, Denmark is known today as a fun, sophisticated, and friendly capital city. Stroll the beautiful grounds of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights and castles that inspire visions of fairytales. See the city’s 200-year-old Royal Palace and the lively Old Harbor where Hans Christian Andersen once lived. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city. Witness the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace or tour Kronborg Castle, the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

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

Enjoy both indoor and outdoor spaces with a Balcony Stateroom. Relax in the spacious sitting area or step outside to linger over morning coffee or marvel at evening sunsets.

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 $500 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.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia
12-Night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise July 1–13, 2018

(Schedule Updates as of 4/27/18)


Sunday, July 1 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Embark

  1700 Ship sails (subject to change)

Monday, July 2 - At Sea

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0745 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 The Truth About Preoperative Fasting L.Pelinka  
  0900 Drug-Related Errors and How to Avoid Them L.Pelinka  
  1000 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Physiology, Clinical Care, and the Law J.Szalados  
  1100 Cuts Both Ways: The Uses and Misuses of Perioperative Beta Blockade J.Szalados  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Is There a Medical Professional Aboard This Aircraft? L.Pelinka  
  1400 Challenges at 35,000 ft.: Case Discussions L.Pelinka  
  1500 Implications of Common Chronic Neurologic Diseases on the Anesthesia Plan J.Szalados  
  1600 Management of the Acutely Septic Patient J.Szalados  
  1700 Adjourn
3.6 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, July 3 - Berlin (Waremunde), Germany - Day Open


Wednesday, July 4 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In NWAS Staff  
  0800 The NOAC Reversal Agents: A Dream Come True? L.Pelinka  
  0900 Sugammadex: My Favorite Doughnut? L.Pelinka  
  1000 Perioperative Glucose Management: What Is the Best Evidence? J.Szalados  
  1100 Management of the Patient With Bronchospasm and Reactive Airway Disease J.Szalados  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Forever Young: Anesthesia in the Elderly L.Pelinka  
  1400 Case Discussions: Issues With the Elderly L.Pelinka  
  1500 Four Legal Developments of This Year You Must Know About J.Szalados  
  1600 Defensive Strategies in Dealing With Critical Drug Shortages J.Szalados  
  1700 Adjourn
5.2 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, July 5 - Helsinki, Finland - Day Open


Friday, July 6 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Day Open


Saturday, July 7 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Day Open


Sunday, July 8 - Tallinn, Estonia - Day Open


Monday, July 9 - Stockholm, Sweden - Day Open


Tuesday, July 10 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Avoiding, Recognizing, and Managing Burnout J.Szalados  
  1000 Negotiation Skills for Providers: Using Power Persuasion in Your Practice J.Szalados  
  1100 Murphy's Law: Minimizing the Risk of Anesthesia L.Pelinka  
  1200 Don't Take Your Organs to Heaven: Heaven Knows, We Need Them Here L.Pelinka  
  1300 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

9.2 Pharmacology Hours†


Wednesday, July 11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Day Open

Thursday, July 12 - At Sea - Day Open

Friday, July 13 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Disembark

Departure as scheduled
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Linda E. Pelinka, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Vienna and
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria, European Union

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA,

The Szalados Law Firm
Principal, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Director, Surgical Critical Care
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit (with admitting privileges)
Director, Neurocritical Care Unit (with admitting privileges)
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
ViaHealth System at Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, New York


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 #1035768; Expiration Date 7/12/2018.

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 between May 2, 2018 and June 1, 2018. No refund after June 1, 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:


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.