11-Night Egypt & Israel Cruise


  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Mon Mar 25, 2024 Athens (Piraeus), Greece - 5:00 PM Embark
  Tue Mar 26, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Wed Mar 27, 2024 Haifa, Israel 8:30 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Thu Mar 28, 2024 Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel 8:00 AM - Docked (overnight)
  Fri Mar 29, 2024 Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel - 10:00 PM Docked
  Sat Mar 30, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Sun Mar 31, 2024 Alexandria, Egypt 2:00 AM   Docked (overnight)
  Mon Apr 1, 2024 Alexandria, Egypt - 11:00 PM Docked
  Tue Apr 2, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Wed Apr 3, 2024 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Docked
  Thu Apr 4, 2024 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00 AM   Docked (overnight)
  Fri Apr 5, 2024 Athens (Piraeus), Greece - - Disembark
  *Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens. The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artifacts from the Bronze, Roman, and Byzantine Ages. There’s even a Plexiglas walkway from which an excavated section of an old Athenian neighborhood can be viewed. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer - from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.

Haifa, Isreal

The largest city in northern Israel has an incredible history.

This spectacular city rises dramatically from the Mediterranean on terraced hillsides, which culminate with Mount Carmel. From that viewpoint on a cruise to Haifa, all the world seems to lie at your feet. On a clear day you can see north all the way to the Lebanese border, as well as the snowcapped Mount Hermon to the east. Travel to Galilee - Israel's luscious region and the scene of Christ's youth. Here Jesus was baptized and preached. Or, stand at the banks of the River Jordan, visit where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount, get close to the grotto in Nazareth where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary - plus take in panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy lunch on a kibbutz or at a restaurant.

Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Sacred to three of the world's major religions, Jerusalem is one of the world's oldest cities. With a history dating back to 4000 BC, the ravages of time and generational conflicts have not crumbled its fascinating architecture. Gaze at the Western Wall, which is all that's left of the fabled Second Temple, watch the sunlight bounce off the golden-roofed Dome of the Rock or the shimmering silver al-Aqsa Mosque.

Located less than an hour’s drive from Ashdod, you’ll be swept up by the magnitude and beauty of this treasured city. Wander the Old City and you’re sure to find a kaleidoscope of local artisan and merchant shops for handcrafted jewelry and textiles. Then, head over to the modern part of the city on your cruise to Jerusalem and sample delicious Middle Eastern classics like falafel, hummus, and shawarma.

Alexandria, Egypt

On a cruise to Egypt, explore the incredible history of Alexandria and its surroundings. Only a few hours away from bustling Cairo, this coastal city has a relaxed Mediterranean feel. Founded by Alexander the Great, its famed former residents include Cleopatra, Caesar, and Mark Antony, who lived storied lives here.

Stroll the Corniche, Alexandria’s 10-mile long waterfront promenade, taking in the sea air, the local sights, street vendors, and music. Explore the National Museum to learn about Alexandria’s illustrious history and see amazing artifacts. Visit ancient temples, an amphitheater, and catacombs, or take a tour out of the city to see the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. The charming seaside walkway and fascinating architecture make Alexandria an exotic, romantic destination.

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. This former Greek banking and trading center is rich with historic sites, including the Great Theater, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. On your Europe cruise, check out the the Celsus Library - built in 117 A.D. - made up of towering columns highlighted by the statue of the goddess of wisdom.

The Ship: Celebrity Infinity

Set sail on Celebrity Infinity, the ship that will be turning heads. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa or shop in new retail boutiques. Whatever you choose, it’ll be the ultimate experience.

For modern travelers, it’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. Celebrity Cruises sets the standard for luxury travel and now they've made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board.

Predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you.

Signature features of Celebrity Infinity include:

Tuscan Grille: An Italian ristorante and enoteca with a contemporary twist.

Sushi on Five: A modern take on traditional Japanese fare.

Le Petit Chef: A one-of-a-kind dining concept. Experience the fusion of entertainment and cuisine.

Rendezvous Lounge: The perfect place to start your evening.

Martini Bar & Crush: Classic and contemporary martinis served up on an ice-topped bar.

Café al Bacio & Gelateria: Inspired by the ambiance of European cafés, muted sepia tones and pops of citrus yellow bring this space to life.

SEA Thermal Suite: An evolution of the popular Persian Garden, the SEA Thermal Suite features eight distinctive therapeutic experiences, all inspired by nature to create one incredible place to relax and connect with fellow wellness enthusiasts before or after your treatments at The Spa.

The Persian Garden: The Persian Garden pass includes use of the aquatherapy environments from aromatic steam to tropical rain showers for a rejuvenating experience.

Shows: Captivating main stage productions leave you talking long after the roar of applause and final bow. Like Elyria, an adults only, fashion-forward fairytale with a sultry late-night vibe, or A Hot Summer Night’s Dream, where you’ll be thoroughly immersed in a light-hearted journey that fuses music with extraordinary acrobatics and yes - a little bit of Shakespeare.

Veranda Cabin


Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets.

Ocean View Cabin


Expansive views make Ocean View Staterooms the ideal place to unwind at sea. These perfectly indulgent spaces come furnished with Celebrity’s eXhale bedding featuring the queen-size Cashmere Mattress and everything else a modern traveler needs.

Inside Cabin


Your escape at sea, Inside Staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities.

Starting in 2024, citizens from the United States of America traveling to or through Europe will be required to complete an ETIAS application prior to boarding an aircraft, sea carrier, or coach vehicle for Europe, and this includes travelers who will only be transiting in Europe en route to other destinations.

American citizens can expect their ETIAS application to normally be processed and approved within minutes, and the authorization is sent by email in the form of a PDF document. There is no need to print or present any documents as the ETIAS is stored electronically against the passport details stored in the European Immigration system. ETIAS Application Advice: Submit application at least 96 hours before departure. If denied for an ETIAS, travelers can still apply for full visitor visa.

Be aware that an ETIAS does not guarantee entry to Europe as the final decision is made by the border security personnel of the European country of arrival. For details, visit etias.com and europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/index_en.htm

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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.


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.


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
11-Night Egypt & Israel Cruise
March 25 - April 5, 2024

Monday, March 25 - Athens (Piraeus) Greece - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails

Tuesday, March 26 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0900 Preanesthetic Assessment: What Do You Really Need? E.Frost
  1000 The Ongoing Debate: Crystalloids vs. Colloids - An Update E.Frost
  1100 Break
  1115 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? T2MI, MINS and Troponins M.Murphy
  1215 Perioperative Management of Stents and CIEDs: How Is This an Anesthesia Responsibility? M.Murphy
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 Long Covid: Will This Be Another Pandemic? E.Frost
  1530 “I Have a Question for You” E.Frost
  1630 Positioning Injuries: Risk and Responsibility M.Murphy
  1730 Adjourn

Wednesday March 27 - Haifa, Israel - Day Open

Thursday, March 28 - Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel - Day Open

Friday, March 29 - Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel - Day Open


Saturday, March 30 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 The Obesity Epidemic Is Larger Than You Think M.Murphy
  1000 Production Pressure and Outcome Measures: The Answer Is Always Money M.Murphy
  1100 Break
  1115 Pediatric Neuroanesthesia: How Does It Differ From the Adult Situation? E.Frost
  1215 Transgender: What the Anesthetic Provider Should Know E.Frost
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 Burnout in Healthcare: Time to Do Something M.Murphy
  1530 Wellness in Healthcare Providers: The Quadruple Aim M.Murphy
  1630 Ethics Cases: Difficult Discussions You Will Face M.Murphy
  1730 Adjourn

Sunday, March 31 - Alexandria, Egypt - Day Open

Monday, April 1 - Alexandria, Egypt - Day Open


Tuesday, April 2 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 My Name Is NOT “Anesthesia”: Improving Communication in the OR E.Frost
  1000 Rarities: You May Never See Them, but Then… E.Frost
  1100 Break
  1115 Substances Your Patients Are Taking and Not Telling You M.Murphy
  1215 What Is in the Recent Literature? M.Murphy
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 Anesthetic Cases From the Legal System E.Frost
  1530 Medicolegal System: How to Stay Out of the Minefield E.Frost
  1630 Adjourn  

Wednesday, April 3 - Ephesus (Kusadasi) Turkey - Day Open

Thursday, April 4 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Day Open

Friday, April 5 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Disembark


20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/14/23


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

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043149; Expiration Date 04/02/2024.

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/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest 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.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 January 26, 2024 to February 25, 2024. No refund after February 25, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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