Itinerary

 
Day
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
  Sun
June 26, 2022
Amsterdam, Netherlands 5:00 PM
  Mon
June 27, 2022
At Sea
  Tue
June 28, 2022
At Sea
  Wed
June 29, 2022
Akureyri, Iceland 10:00 AM
Docked
  Thu
June 30, 2022
Akureyri, Iceland 2:00 PM
Docked
  Fri
July 1, 2022
Reykjavik, Iceland 10:00 AM
Docked
  Sat
July 2, 2022
Reykjavik, Iceland 1:00 PM
Docked
  Sun
July 3, 2022
At Sea
  Mon
July 4, 2022
Belfast, Northern Ireland 7:00 AM 6:45 PM
Docked
  Tue
July 5, 2022
Dublin, Ireland 4:45 AM 6:00 PM
Docked
  Wed
July 6, 2022
Cork (Cobh), Ireland 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
Docked
  Thu
July 7, 2022
At Sea
  Fri
July 8, 2022
Amsterdam, Netherlands 6:00 AM

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri rests at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord and among snowcapped mountains. A statue of Helgi the Lean and Thorunn Hyrna, the first settlers of the area from the year 890, greets visitors on Brekkugata street. Walk the Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) to learn more about arctic botany and indigenous Icelandic flora. One of Akureyri’s gems, it was founded in 1912, and it contains nearly every plant found in Iceland ca. 450 and nearly 7,000 foreign plants. Akureyri has many museums, galleries, and exhibits that offer insight into the diversity of the Icelandic culture. Don’t forget to explore Iceland’s early history with a tour of nearby Laufas, a former vicarage full of turf houses made of sod and timbers originally dating around 1000 AD.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavík is the gateway to Iceland. A young-at-heart city with a long history, encircled by mountains and sea. Salmon fishing, midnight golf, sailing, climbing, glacier trekking, horse riding, and whale watching are all within easy reach of the capital and can easily fit into a day trip. A buzzing art scene offers a diverse range of cultural happenings and dynamic grassroots activities. Painting, sculptures, photography, ceramics; everywhere you look small galleries and exhibition halls are filled with beautiful artwork.

Belfast, Ireland

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.

Dublin, Ireland

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.

Cork (Cobh), Ireland

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.

The Ship: Celebrity Apex

apexCelebrity Apex is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea (with the exception of her equally stunning sister, Celebrity Edge®, of course), Celebrity Apex will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat, exclusively for all suite guests. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges. Celebrity Apex will sail the sparkling Mediterranean from Southampton, beginning in April 2020, and the sun-soaked Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale, beginning in November 2020.

 

Ship Features:

Rooftop Garden: The Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Find a cozy chair, sink in, and get lost in a good book. Sip a refreshing cocktail as you gaze out over the open ocean. Satisfy your cravings with gourmet burgers, brisket, and BBQ at the Rooftop Garden Grill. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances coming down to you from treetop sculptures. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess with fellow vacationers.

Pool Deck: Designed by Tom Wright, the Celebrity Edge main pool and surrounding areas showcase the terraced Pool Deck—a stunning asymmetrical space that makes ocean views and landscapes the focal point.

At the center of this space is a 25-yard lap pool, the largest in our fleet, featuring in-pool loungers. Positioned magnificently above the Pool Bar is an oversized and ever-changing mirror installation. Along with unique tree sculptures that add an air of whimsy, it’s part of a remarkable poolside gallery that sets this space apart from any other at sea.

Another attention-grabbing addition to the pool deck—and another first for Celebrity—are two striking, two-story martini hot tubs, that take unwinding at sea to new heights.

Private Cabanas: Just off the pool deck are the outward-facing, private cabanas. Spacious (165 square feet) and airy (more than 18 feet high), these luxurious coves invite you to climb in and get lost in the plush seating and incredible views of the sea. At night, ambient lighting turns the cabanas into intimate spaces perfect for enjoying cocktails and the moonlight glimmering off the ocean.

The Solarium: The Solarium now features a three-dimensional art wall that represents the beautiful colors and movement of the ocean. It’s the perfect complement to the serene atmosphere where you can restore both your tan and your sanity.

A Taste of Film: Catch a movie at A Taste of Film for an interactive fusion of food and film. Dance the night away as a live band plays your favorite songs. Or just lie back on a comfy lounger and gaze up at the sea of stars above you as you glide over the sea below.

The Magic Carpet: The Magic Carpet is designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances. Depending on the positioning, its mood and function changes—providing exciting new venues, incredible visual perspectives, and a distinct experience on every deck it visits.

At the very top of the ship, the Magic Carpet becomes an extraordinary venue high in the sky where mouthwatering experiences such as Dinner on the Edge are hosted. Down to Deck 14, the Magic Carpet becomes a stunning extension of the main pool area, while on Deck 5, it serves as an unforgettable, open-air dining experience. Then at the bottom on Deck 2, the Magic Carpet becomes an extension of modern luxury at The Destination Gateway.

Eden: Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents another revolution in modern luxury travel. It’s a space where nature is so present, it is "a room that lives." It’s an experience so multi-faceted and innovative, you won’t find anything else like it at sea. No two visits to Eden are ever the same.


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Balcony Stateroom

ocean view veranda

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

Oceanview Stateroom

ocean view

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

inside

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

Photos and renderings of guestrooms are representative of the general design and view of the rooms.
The exact layout and view in any of the guestroom photos are not guaranteed.

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

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

TARGET AUDIENCE

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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of anesthesiology must 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; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.

OBJECTIVES

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 Iceland and Ireland Cruise June 26 - July 8, 2022

Sunday, June 26 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Monday, June 27 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 My Name Is Not "Anesthesia" E.Frost  
  1000 Vaping: For, Against, Undecided E.Frost  
  1100 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Cardiac Arrest Situations in the Perioperative Period L.Clark  
  1400 Evolving COVID Response in Our Hospitals: A Discussion L.Clark  
  1500 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, June 28 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 The Diabetic Patient: Oral Hypoglycemic Agents and the New Insulins L.Clark  
  1000 I'm in the Basement: Anesthesia for Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy L.Clark  
  1100 Some Things We Do Anesthesia for Really No Reason, Why Do We Continue To Do This? L.Clark  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Anesthetic Assessment of the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery E.Frost  
  1400 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost  
  1500 What Would You Do If the Brain Is Herniating and Other Neurosurgical Emergencies E.Frost  
  1600 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, June 29 - Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open (overnight)

Thursday, June 30 - Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open

Friday, July 1 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Day Open (overnight)

Saturday, July 2 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Day Open

Sunday, July 3 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Artificial Intelligence in Cars and Now for Anesthesia L.Clark  
  1000 What Antibiotic When? A Review of Antibiotics and Anesthetic Implications L.Clark  
  1100 Methadone: Not Just for Addiction - Now for the OR? L.Clark  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  1400 What Happens If You Are Sued? E.Frost  
  1500 Medico-Legal Case Discussions E.Frost  
  1600 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Monday, July 4 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Day Open

Tuesday, July 5 - Dublin, Ireland - Day Open

Wednesday, July 6 - Cork (Cobh), Ireland - Day Open

Thursday, July 7 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1000 Keeping Up With Ketamine: A Review of New Uses L.Clark  
  1100 Perioperative Stroke Prevention in the OR L.Clark  
  1200 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, July 8 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 CE

3.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chairman of the Institutional Review Board
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

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

ACCREDITATION

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 between April 27, 2022 and May 27, 2022. No refund after May 27, 2022; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

REGISTER EARLY

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.