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  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon Oct 29 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 PM
  Tue Oct 30 Valencia, Spain 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Wed Oct 31 Alicante, Spain 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Thu Nov 1 Gibraltar, United Kingdom 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  Fri Nov 2 Malaga, Spain 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Sat Nov 3 At Sea
  Sun Nov 4 Provence (Marseille),France 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Mon Nov 5 Nice (Villefranche), France 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Tue Nov 6 Florence/Pisa (Livorno),Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Wed Nov 7 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Thu Nov 8 Naples, Italy 7:00 AM 6:30 PM
  Fri Nov 9 At Sea
  Sat Nov 10 Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM

Monday, October 29 – Barcelona, Spain

Legend has it Barcelona was founded by Hercules 400 years before the founding of Rome. Whatever the truth, the city today is a global capital of commerce, fashion, culture, and sunshine (the city gets about 300 days of it a year). Cruise visitors should start with a walk down Las Ramblas, the glorious tree-shaded thoroughfare at the heart of the city. Seven of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural creations have been honored as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including La Sagrada Familia, the Park Guell, and Casa Mila.

Tuesday, October 30 – Valencia, Spain – Day Open

The port city of Valencia lies on Spain’s southeastern coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. Since its founding as a Roman colony in 138 B.C., the Visigoths, the Moors, the Catalan and Aragonese, and the modern tomato-throwers have thrived on the shores of the Mediterranean at the Gulf of Valencia.

Today Valencia is known for its City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum. Valencia also has several beaches, including some within nearby Albufera Park, a wetlands reserve with a lake and walking trails.

Wednesday, October 31 – Alicante, Spain – Day Open

The undulating tiled thoroughfare of the Explanada de Espana is perfect for a stroll through Alicante. Stop for treats at an outdoor cafe or ice cream parlor, take in a street performance, or browse the wares of various vendors along the way. Next, climb to the top of the Castle of Santa Barbara for a bird’s eye view of the city below.

Thursday, November 1 – Gibraltar, United Kingdom – Afternoon Open

Gibraltar is a peninsula that juts off the southern end of Iberia and whose dominant feature is a 1,398 ft. high, cave-covered limestone. While it is today a British overseas territory, its culture also pulls from Andalusia, Portugal, Malta, Morocco, and India. The upper slopes are covered in olive, pine and bouquets of the endemic Gibraltar candytuft. Stroll on the Upper Rock or go for a guided tour and learn more about the local plants and animals.

Friday, November 2 – Malaga, Spain – Day Open

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded in the 8th century by the Phoenicians. Experience art exhibits dedicated to glass and crystal, contemporary installations, and the works of Picasso, who was born here. Wander past banana trees and beautiful fountains as you walk through Paseo del Parque, then hit the old city to quench your thirst at a Spanish tavern with a Malaga sweet wine and a plate of tapas. Walk along the Costa Del Sol or tour the nearby botanical gardens.

Saturday, November 3 – At Sea

Sunday, November 4 – Provence (Marseille), France – Day Open

A salty city with a feel and culture all its own. Try the renowned bouillabaisse or tour the lovely towns and vineyards of Provence. Sample shore excursions: Arles and Les Baux; A Day in Provence; Chateau Neuf du Pape and Avignon; Marseille Highlights; and Panoramic Marseille.

November, 5 – Nice (Villefranche), France – Day Open

The city of Nice is situated at the foot of the Alps. This jewel of the French Riviera is home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and terraced cafés. Stroll the ultra-famous Promenade des Anglais or see masterpieces by Matisse, Renoir, Monet and Chagall in one of Nice’s many museums.

November, 6 – Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy – Day Open

The Venice District of town is a tangle of streets crisscrossed by canals. A beautiful Renaissance city in its own right, Livorno is also your gateway to Pisa, to the north, and Florence, to the west. Pisa contains a host of beautiful cathedrals, palaces, and bridges over the Arno River, as well as one glorious monument to faulty engineering. More than a city, Florence represents so much of what is vital to human expression.

November 7 – Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy – Day Open

Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City’s sights are endless: The Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Venice Square, Trajan Markets, Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and so much more. Countless museums and art galleries are also to be found. Additionally, some of Italy’s finest shopping incorporates entire streets: Via Nazionale, Via del Corso, Via Frattina, Piazza di Spagna, and Via del Tritone.

November 8 – Naples, Italy – Day Open

Meticulous excavation has bared the soul of a city frozen in time since 79 AD—Pompeii. Perfectly preserved, you’ll gain an insight into the lives of the ancient Romans as you discover baths, theaters, temples, markets, and the huge forum. For a breath of fresh air, sail across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri or visit the ostentatious boutiques of Sorrento, a village brimming with character and overflowing with picturesque street scenes and charming people. Sorrento inspired the Greeks’ and Romans’ art and industry, and you will find an extraordinary collection of wood work, mosaics, furniture, embroidery, and porcelain.

November 9 – At Sea

November 10 – Barcelona, Spain

Disembark or stay over to enjoy this architectural wonder!

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.

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

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 Western Mediterranean Cruise October 29 - November 10, 2018

Monday, October 29 - Barcelona, Spain

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, October 30 - Valencia, Spain - Day Open


Wednesday, October 31 - Alicante, Spain - Day Open


Thursday, November 1 - Gibraltar, United Kingdom - Afternoon Open

  0615 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0630 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  0730 ASA 1-2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing --Is That OK? E.Frost  
  0830 Breakfast Break
  0915 Mechanisms of Coagulation: Round Up the Usual Suspects C.Petrovitch  
  1015 Common Bleeding Disorders: What to Do? C.Petrovitch  
  1115 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, November 2 - Malaga, Spain - Day Open


Saturday, November 3 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part I C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part II C.Petrovitch  
  1030 Break
  1045 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost  
  1145 PBLD: The Healthy Patient for a Hernia Repair E.Frost  
  1245 Lunch Break
  1345 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can This Improve Patient Outcomes? C.Petrovitch  
  1445 Fluid Management and Goal-Directed Therapy: Should We Say Goodbye to the CVP Catheter? C.Petrovitch  
  1545 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost  
  1645 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost  
  1745 Adjourn
3.9 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, November 4 - Provence (Marseille), France - Day Open


Monday, November, 5 - Nice (Villefranche), France - Day Open


Tuesday, November, 6 - Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy - Day Open


Wednesday, November 7 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Day Open


Thursday, November 8 - Naples, Italy - Day Open


Friday, November 9 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  0930 Postoperative Neurosurgical Problems: Does It Never End? E.Frost  
  1030 Break
  1045 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient With Heart Disease: What Are the Current Guidelines? C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Lunch Break
  1345 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1445 Postoperative Problems We Might Not Think About That Impact Care E.Frost  
  1545 Acute Pain Management: Opioids and Non-Opioids--What's Your Choice? C.Petrovitch  
  1645 Anesthesia for the Patient With Diabetes Mellitus C.Petrovitch  
  1745 Adjourn
2.7 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

8.1 Pharmacology Hours†


Saturday, November 10 - Barcelona, Spain - Disembark

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia


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 #1035478; Expiration date 11/9/18.

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 August 30, 2018 and September 29, 2018. No refund after September 29, 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.