Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are just 30 miles from Knoxville, nestled at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the south. Natural beauty, entertainment for all ages and tastes, and old-fashioned mountain hospitality make this a special place you and your family are sure to enjoy.

Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and country music shows await you in nearby Pigeon Forge (about 7 miles). Leisure time activities abound: museums, golf, hiking, rafting, canoeing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding - you name it and you’ll find it. Shopping is a bargain hunter’s dream with everything from local crafts to designer clothes available in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.

The numerous factory outlet malls in Pigeon Forge alone can keep you occupied for days or you can shop for country crafts along the Craft Loop. If you’ve never experienced fall foliage in the Smokies, you’re in for a real treat. The colors of nature are truly magnificent. Fall is the best time to be in Gatlinburg. It’s time for you to come and see why it’s one of the top five, best attended locations we use!

The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel

The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel is a Gatlinburg icon that sits overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the City of Gatlinburg. Here you'll find spacious, newly renovated guestrooms, each with a private balcony and views of the Great Smoky Mountains, the sunrise, city lights, and the mysterious “Blue Smoke” indigenous to the area's mountains. Take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the hotel while enjoying the serenity of a Smoky Mountain sunset, with the city lights illuminating the valley below.

During your stay, play away in the indoor, private water-park attraction and multi-tiered, heated swimming pool. Between the adult pool, hot tub and kids wading pool you’re sure make a splash. If hiking in the mountains or shopping in the malls isn’t enough exercise, enjoy the hotel fitness center including free weights and PRECOR® equipment, making it easy for you to stay fit during your stay. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the casual and welcoming eatery Vista Grill and stop by Firefly’s Patio Lounge for mountain views around a firepit, and a great range of drinks and lighter bites.

Guest rooms feature a private balcony, 1 or 2 Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree signature king-sized beds, flat-screen HDTV, coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, spacious bathroom with deluxe bath products and more.

The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel is located approximately 42 miles from and McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS). Self parking is complimentary at the hotel, but is limited. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

Concurrent Workshops

Ketamine Clinic - October 18, 2023

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.

Anesthesia Spectrum
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
October 19-22, 2023

Wednesday, October 18 - Pre-Conference Workshop

  Fundamentals of Opening a Ketamine Therapy Practice: An Overview of Key Clinical and Business Considerations
 

Thursday, October 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Pheochromocytoma: What if You Don't Know? L.Clark
  0830 Hypotension: Are We Ready to Raise the Bar? L.Clark
  0930 Break
  0945 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I.Badiola
  1045 Perioperative Pain Management: Best Evidence I.Badiola
  1145 Patient Positioning: Injury Awareness and Protection M.Zinder
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Propofol: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly M.Zinder
  0830 Aviation and Anesthesia: Lessons Learned From Our Unexpected Colleagues M.Zinder
  0930 Break
  0945 Artificial Intelligence in Cars and Now for Anesthesia L.Clark
  1045 Keeping Up With Ketamine: A Review of New Uses L.Clark
  1145 Medical Cannabis: History, Policy, and Its Use in Acute and Chronic Pain I.Badiola
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, October 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Buprenorphine: What Should We Do? I.Badiola
  0830 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Pain I.Badiola
  0930 Break
  0945 Stress Management for Healthcare Providers M.Zinder
  1045 PTSD in Healthcare Providers M.Zinder
  1145 Some Things We Do Anesthesia for Really No Reason, Why Do We Continue to Do This? L.Clark
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, October 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Blocks for the Thorax and Abdomen for Acute Pain Management L.Clark
  0830 Lipid Emulsions Guidelines for Local Anesthetic Toxicity and Other Drugs L.Clark
  0930 Break
  0945 The Diabetic Patient: Oral Hypoglycemic Agents and the New Insulins L.Clark
  1045 Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Surgery M.Zinder
  1145 Anesthetic Implications of Psychiatric Disorders M.Zinder
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

8.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/30/22

FACULTY

Ignacio Badiola, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Matthew D. Zinder, CRNA, CH, MS
Zinder Anesthesia, LLC
Pikesville, Maryland
Adjunct Faculty: Nurse Anesthesia Program
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

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/NWS 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 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 August 20, 2023 to September 19, 2023. No refund after September 19, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise 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! 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.

Travel at your own risk.

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.