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


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Sep 23 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 pm
  Mon Sep 24 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 7:00 am 5:00 pm
  Tue Sep 25 At Sea
  Wed Sep 26 Sicily (Messina), Italy 7:00 am 6:00 pm
  Thu Sep 27 At Sea
  Fri Sep 28 Mykonos, Greece 7:00 am 6:00 pm
  Sat Sep 29 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00 am 6:00 pm
  Sun Sep 30 Santorini, Greece 7:00 am 6:00 pm
  Mon Oct 1 Rhodes, Greece 7:00 am 5:00 pm
  Tue Oct 2 At Sea
  Wed Oct 3 Valleta, Malta 8:00 am 4:00 pm
  Thu Oct 4 At Sea
  Fri Oct 5 Barcelona, Spain 6:00 am

Sunday, September 23 – Board Ship in Barcelona, Spain

imgBarcelona effuses the ancient, the modernist, and the Gaudi. Legend has it the city 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. Claim a patch of sand on one of the city beaches. But, most of all, see what visionary architect Antoni Gaudi wrought. Seven of his creations have been honored as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including La Sagrada Familia, the Park Guell, and Casa Mila.

Monday, September 24 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Day Open

imgThis island enclave is often described as a mini-Barcelona, with a Gothic feel that has overtaken centuries of Roman and Moorish culture. Visit El Baluard, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, which was built on the site of the remnants of the 16th century Bastio de Sant Pere, or shop for bargain pearls at the city’s many jewelers.

Tuesday, September 25 – At Sea

Wednesday, September 26 – Messina (Sicily), Italy – Day Open

imgLocated in northeastern Sicily on the slopes of the Peloritani Mountains, Messina is an ancient place with a fascinating history. Walk by the ruins of the Santa Maria Alemanna Church, built in 1220 A.D. You’ll also want to see the Duomo, a Romanesque and Norman cathedral that includes a display of artifacts in its treasury.

Thursday, September 27 – At Sea

Friday, September 28 – Mykonos, Greece – Day Open

imgMykonos 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.

Saturday, September 29 – Athens (Piraeus), Greece – Day Open

imgPiraeus 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.

September, 30 – Santorini, Greece – Day Open

imgThe 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.

Monday, October, 1 – Rhodes, Greece – Day Open

imgThe Greek island of Rhodes shines green and white in the blue of the eastern Aegean. Just 11 miles from Turkey, Rhodes is strewn with small towns along its shores. Notable among them is Lindos, with its stunning Acropolis.

The city of Rhodes is located at the northeastern tip of the island and was one of the most glorious cities of antiquity. The Colossus of Rhodes stood more than 100 feet high at the edge of the harbor and was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world before an earthquake toppled it in 226 B.C. Of the statue, nothing remains, but Rhodes’ Old Town, a World Heritage Site, endures as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe and a place of pilgrimage for travelers.

Tuesday, October 2 – At Sea

Wednesday, October 3 – Valletta, Malta – Day Open

imgFounded in 1565, the tiny capital of Valletta, Malta is a piece of living history. With superbly sunny weather, expansive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do here.

Once a refuge for Crusaders of the Order of St. John, this fortified city overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and features sights like the spectacular Co-Cathedral of St John whose intricately carved stone vaults and famed painting by Caravaggio exemplify the city’s status as a UNESCO world heritage site.

The Grand Masters’ Palace, the official residence of the Maltese president and former home to Malta’s parliament, features a grand collection of 5000 suits of 16th to 18th-century armor and a range of beautiful antique weapons including crossbows, muskets, swords and pistols.

Thursday, October 4 – At Sea – Day Open

Friday, October 5 – Disembark in Barcelona, Spain

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.

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 Italy & Greek Isles Cruise September 23 – October 5, 2018

Sunday, September 23 - Barcelona, Spain

  1700 Ship Sails (Subject to change)

Monday, September 24 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain - Day Open

Tuesday, September 25 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0825 Welcome
NWAS Staff
  0830 Cleared for Surgery
  0930 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient
  1030 Break
  1045 Morbid Obesity and Ultra Obesity: The Growing Challenge in Anesthesia
  1145 Update on Best Practices for the Management of the Morbidly Obese Patient
  1245 Lunch
  1345 What Does It Take to Make the Perfect Clot?
  1445 Triggers, Targets, and Antithrombotics
  1545 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Anticoagulation: Is This a Good Idea?
  1645 Adjourn
3.0 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, September 26 - Messina (Sicily), Italy - Day Open


Thursday, September 27 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Strategies of Postoperative Analgesia in Morbidly Obese
  0930 The Essential Knowledge of Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  1030 Break
  1045 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy
  1145 Preeclampsia: What the Non-Obstetric Anesthetist Needs to Know
  1245 Lunch
  1345 Role of NMDA Antagonists in Perioperative Analgesia and Hyperalgesia
  1445 Low Dose Ketamine and Acute Postoperative Pain
  1545 Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Bariatric Surgery: Prophylaxis and Treatment
  1645 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, September 28 - Mykonos, Greece - Day Open

Saturday, September 29 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Day Open

Sunday, September, 30 - Santorini, Greece - Day Open

Monday, October, 1 - Rhodes, Greece - Day Open


Tuesday, October 2 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Massive Obstetric Hemorrhage: How Did I Get Here and What Do I Do Next?
  0930 When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Regional Anesthesia
  1030 Break
  1045 Failed Blocks: Analysis of Possible Reasons, Avoidance, and Emergency Strategies
  1145 Disclosure of Harmful Medical Errors: How, When, and Why?
  1245 Lunch
  1345 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  1445 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins
  1545 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

7.7 Pharmacology Hours†


Wednesday, October 3 - Valletta, Malta - Day Open

Thursday, October 4 - At Sea - Day Open

Friday, October 5 - Barcelona, Spain

Depart as scheduled, or stay over to enjoy this architectural wonder!
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

Anupama N. Wadhwa, MBBS, DA, MSc
Medical Director
Chief of Anesthesiology, Norton Brownsboro Hospital
President Elect, International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)
President, Kentucky and Indiana Society of Physicians of Indian Origin
Louisville, Kentucky


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 #1035700; Expiration Date 10/2/2018.

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 July 25, 2018 and August 24, 2018. No refund after August 24, 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.