11-Night Iceland & Scotland Cruise


Itinerary

  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Sat Sep 7, 2024 Southampton, England - 5:00 PM Embark
  Sun Sep 8, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Mon Sep 9, 2024 Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
  Tue Sep 10, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Wed Sep 11, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Thu Sep 12, 2024 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00 AM 8:00 PM Docked
  Fri Sep 13, 2024 Isafjordur, Iceland 9:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered
  Sat Sep 14, 2024 Akureyri, Iceland 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Sun Sep 15, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Mon Sep 16, 2024 Kirkwall, Scotland 10:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Tue Sep 17, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Wed Sep 18, 2024 Southampton, England 7:00 AM   Disembark
  *Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change.

Southampton, England

Southampton is a bustling port city bursting with history, as well as shopping opportunities, great restaurants, and superb pubs. Located on England’s southern coast, the area has a deep connection with WWII, having been used as a staging area for the attack on D-Day. It’s also well-known to be the home port of the Queen Mary 2. Today, the city is largely defined by its universities and retail shopping. The real sightseeing, however, happens when you use this port as a jumping off point for attractions found outside, yet relatively close to the city. For instance, London is but a little over an hour away by train. You can also take a ferry to the Isle of Wight, an English holiday favorite with 25 miles of coastline, sand dunes and dramatic white cliffs. While on your Southampton cruise you can also visit the nearby, quaint town of Windsor where you can visit the many boutiques of High Street or enjoy a tour of historic Windsor Castle.

Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland

Greenock is your gateway to Glasgow on Scotland cruises. Only an hour away by train, Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, displays a striking mix of architectural styles and plenty of Scottish character. At first glance, Glasgow, Scotland presents a gothic beauty that’s certainly reason enough to visit on its own. What lies inside these sober Victorian façades is a city brewing with an artistic energy, five-star restaurants, ale soaked local pubs, and fashion-forward shops. Indoors, it offers a diverse lineup of museums, art galleries, eateries, and shops - some of the best outside London - with all the latest trends and some quirky second-hand gems. On cruises to Scotland, and by extension, Glasgow, it becomes evident that this place honors its industrial past while still looking towards the future. The live music scene here is one of the richest and varied in Britain. You may be tempted to visit the The Arches, a unique bar, club and arts venue located beneath Glasgow’s Central Station. Victorian buildings mingle amongst a modern, urban city with an emerging culinary scene, top-notch retail shopping, and first-rate museums and art galleries. After your hustle and bustle, you may want to slow things down a bit and cruise the newly revitalized River Clyde; the 8th longest river in the UK and one that was of great import when the city was a robust center for shipping as well as ship building.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast at the head of Faxafloi Bay. Settled in 877 A.D., Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings.

And you’ll find on your cruise to Reykjavik that the culinary scene is eclectic and awesome. The seafood is amazing just about anywhere throughout the city and traditional Nordic salt cod or fish stews are readily available. But there is no shortage of international culinary favorites like French and all sorts of new Nordic fusion-style options as well. Explore the city’s artistic boutiques for authentic Icelandic souvenirs and trinkets, like music boxes, unique clothing, driftwood furniture and fish-skin handbags.

Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, is known for its breathtaking landscapes. Here guests can enjoy and wide variety of outdoor activities from biking, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding to whale watching. They can explore the history of the town that started as a trading post in the 16th century with growth triggered in the 19th century by salt fish production which is still the most important industry for the town.

Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland is the country’s second-largest city and one of the country’s most important ports and fishing centers. Affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland, it has a cool café scene, a growing gourmet movement, and a bustling nightlife that proves this city is more than meets the eye. From fabulous summer festivals fueled by the Midnight Sun, like the Akureyri Summer Arts festival (late June-late August), to some of the best skiing this side of the arctic circle, Akureyri, Iceland is a laid-back Nordic city and a study in contrasts. Soar into the blue sky to discover Grimsey Island, home to only 92 residents and thousands of sea birds. The city’s Botanical Gardens is famed for its collection of high-latitude plants and well worth a visit. Explore the ancient lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal landscape of bubbling mud and hissing fumaroles at Namafjall Mountain. The Great Fish Day of Dalvik, on the second Saturday in August, where revelers feast for free on the North Atlantic’s bounty is a paradise for seafood lovers.

The city is best known as the gateway to Iceland’s natural wonders – thundering waterfalls, gurgling lava fields, snow-capped mountains, sweeping fjords, and robust folk culture. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Kirkwall, Scotland

The largest town in the capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall is the center of Orkney in more ways than one. Almost all roads linking the east and west pass through town; it is also the port that provides inter-island ferry links to almost all the northern isles. In addition, it is considered one of the most charming and well preserved small towns in Scotland, rich in scenic beauty , history and medieval architecture.

The Ship: Celebrity Apex
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Celebrity ApexSM is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With innovative designs and visionary spaces, Celebrity ApexSM will revolutionize the way you experience the world. With unparalleled luxury and accommodations that unite indoor and outdoor living, Apex will be the next best thing at sea.

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.

From its unique outward-facing design to the industry-first Magic Carpet® that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, Celebrity Apex® breaks from traditional ship design. Here, 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.

Celebrity Apex® is designed to connect you to the destinations you’ll visit like never before, and one way it does that is by bringing the flavors of the world to you - right on board. Embark on an unrivaled culinary journey, with 29 distinct restaurants, bars, and lounges to choose from, including our brand-new Craft Social Bar. Savor new globally inspired menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, featuring some delicious new dishes. You won’t find another dining experience like this at sea - or anywhere. Satisfy your appetite for exploring by booking an award-winning vacation aboard Celebrity Apex.

Signature features of Celebrity Apex include:

Rooftop Garden: The Rooftop Garden is a living urban playscape inspired by childhood playgrounds. It’s a lively, spacious environment perfect for slowing down, wandering, and daydreaming.

Resort Deck: The Resort Deck is unlike any other outdoor space at sea - or anywhere. Here, you’ll find endless ways to enjoy the outdoors and connect with the sea, including the Rooftop Garden, the adults-only Solarium pool, and the Main Pool - an asymmetrical space surrounded by an outward-facing, terraced pool deck, so while unwinding poolside, the ocean views become the main focal point.

The Magic Carpet:Welcome to one of the best places to take in views from the water’s edge. The Magic Carpet is a cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level. Majestically situated on the starboard side of the ship, it makes Celebrity Apex’s sleek profile recognizable from miles away. Designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances, it truly is a destination itself.

The Eden Bar: Your senses are in for a tantalizing new treat. At Eden Bar fresh ingredients and garnishes are hand-picked for artisanal cocktails.

The Theater: The Theatre introduces all-new production shows and programming exclusive to Celebrity Apex and brought to life through state-of-the-art technology. A new 20-foot-tall 4K LED screen curves 180 feet around the stage to immerse you like never before.

The Casino: This Vegas-style casino rivals the biggest and best land-based casinos. With a variety of games in a smoke-free environment, you’ll enjoy an excellent selection of over 2,015 slot games and 148 table games that are available across the fleet. Plus, you instantly become a member of the casino rewards program, Blue Chip Club to start earning points with every game you play. Discover a world of fantastic casino thrills and adventures at sea. With better odds, custom limits, late hours and Lady Luck on your side, there’s no limit to the exciting casino experiences you’ll have on an outstanding cruise vacation.

The Celebrity Shops: The Celebrity Shops are a carefully curated collection of upscale brands and products that take your senses to the edge, some of which you’ll find nowhere else. Celebrity Apex will change the way you shop on vacation—no matter where in the world you travel.

Specialty Dining: On Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Cruises stretched their culinary imaginations to introduce exciting new menus and dishes across seven delicious specialty restaurants, from Fine Cut Steakhouse to Raw on 5 to Eden Restaurant - and more. You’ll also discover an entirely new Le Petit Chef® animated experience in Le Grand Bistro that will bring your tabletop to life. All this is just a taste of the culinary delights that await you in the specialty restaurants aboard Celebrity Apex. So join us and discover how we’ve elevated specialty dining to a true art form.

Main Dining: Celebrity Cruises completely reimagined our already incredible main dining experience when they introduced Celebrity Edge®, and it’s only getting better on the second Edge® Series ship, Celebrity Apex. Once again, you can discover not one but four complimentary main restaurants, each with a distinctive design and signature dishes inspired by specific regions of the world. Now, you’ll find new menus and menu selections across our main restaurants. Even the cuisine takes you to new places aboard Celebrity Apex.

Complimentary Dining: In addition to our four main restaurants, you’ll find an array of complimentary dining options aboard Celebrity Apex. From Eden Café to The Spa Café and from our market-place inspired Oceanview Café to our poolside Mast Grill, there’s every opportunity to please your palate morning, noon, and night.

Veranda Stateroom

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Enjoy the great outdoors - and stunning ocean views - with the luxury of your own private veranda. And, with our state-of-the-art technology, you can precisely adjust nearly every comfort feature of your room.

Ocean View Stateroom

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Celebrity Cruises' version of a room with a view - these staterooms offer larger living spaces and breathtaking views of scenery that changes daily.

Inside Stateroom

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Stylishly designed with ample living space, bigger bathrooms, and more storage space, the Deluxe Inside and Inside Staterooms are a comfortable home away from home where you’ll find it easy to unwind.

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Travel Arrangements

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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

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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
11-Night Iceland & Scotland Cruise
September 7-18, 2024

Saturday, September 7 – Southampton, England - Embark

  1700 Ship sails (subject to change)
     

Sunday, September 8 – At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0900 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom
  1000 In Search of the Perfect Clot: Management of the Actively Bleeding Patient T.Grissom
  1100 Yes, I Take a Blood Thinner: Managing the Trauma Patient on an Oral Anticoagulant T.Grissom
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin
  1400 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin
  1500 Checklists: the Good, the Bad and the Preventably Ugly D.Lin
  1600 Adjourn
     

Monday, September 9 - Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland – Day Open

     

Tuesday, September 10 – At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Dialog and Disclosure: In the Eyes of the Patient: Part I D.Lin
  1000 Dialog and Disclosure: In the Eyes of the Patient: Part II D.Lin
  1100 PACU Dilemmas D.Lin
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Blood Pressure Targets: How Bad Is Hypotension in the OR? T.Grissom
  1400 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom
  1500 Managing the Difficult Extubation T.Grissom
  1600 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, September 11- At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Enhanced Recovery: From the Patient’s Perspective D.Lin
  1000 A Safe Framework for Office-Based Anesthesia D.Lin
  1100 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom
  1200 Management of the Septic Patient: Bringing the ICU Into the OR T.Grissom
  1300 Adjourn
     

Thursday, September 12 – Reykjavik, Iceland - Day Open

Friday, September 13 - Isafjordur, Iceland – Day Open

Saturday, September 14 - Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open

     

Sunday, September 15 – At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 There Is a Fracture, I Need to Fix It: Management and Operative Timing for Orthopedic Trauma T.Grissom
  1000 Will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Improve My Outcomes? T.Grissom
  1100 Workplace Violence Hijacking Performance: What to Do About It D.Lin
  1200 Burnout: Interventions That WORK Against This Healthcare Epidemic D.Lin
  1300 Adjourn  
     

Monday, September 16 - Kirkwall, Scotland - Open Day

Tuesday, September 17 – At Sea – Day Open

Wednesday, September 18 - Southampton, England - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

8.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/29/23

FACULTY

 

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

ACCREDITATION

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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 1043450; Expiration Date 09/15/2024.

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 July 10, 2024 to August 9, 2024. No refund after August 9, 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.

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.

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