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 approx. $15 per car, per night at hotel, but is limited. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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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.

 

Anesthesia Spectrum
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
October 9-12, 2025

Thursday, October 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Labor Made Easier: Pro Tips for Controlling Pain in Labor and C-Sections R.Clay
  0830 Expecting the Unexpected: Navigating Surprises in Obstetric Anesthesia R.Clay
  0930 Break
  0945 Preoperative Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient M.Brockel
  1045 Preoperative Anxiety and Emergence Agitation in Children M.Brockel
  1145 Perioperative Anesthetic Concerns in Transgender Patients J.Krystofinski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients on Psychotropic Drug Therapies J.Krystofinski
  0830 The Incretin Mimetics: Similarities, Differences, and Anesthesia Considerations J.Krystofinski
  0930 Break
  0945 Delivering the Best: The Occasional Obstetric Anesthetist's Survival Guide R.Clay
  1045 Stop the Bleed: Tips and Tricks for Tackling Hemorrhage R.Clay
  1145 Pediatric Foreign Bodies M.Brockel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, October 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Airway Management M.Brockel
  0830 Second Victim Syndrome M.Brockel
  0930 Break
  0945 Our Ever-Changing Opinions and Uses for Ketamine: The Latest Shift J.Krystofinski
  1045 A Burn Anesthesia Review J.Krystofinski
  1145 Beyond Skin Deep: Understanding and Addressing Racial Bias in Healthcare R.Clay
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, October 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Handling the Weight: Are We All Obesity Doctors Now? R.Clay
  0830 Oops I Did It Again: Managing Accidental Dural Puncture R.Clay
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Billing and Reimbursement: Things You May or May Not Realize J.Krystofinski
  1045 Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery M.Brockel
  1145 Pediatric Anesthesia in the Literature: Articles to Know M.Brockel
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/10/24

FACULTY

Megan A. Brockel, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Rayna Clay, MD
Director of Obstetric and Perinatal Anesthesia
AdventHealth Tampa and AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
Former Chair of the Department of Anesthesia
AdventHealth Tampa
Tampa, Florida

Jill Krystofinski Mantell, DNAPc, CRNA
Lead Burn CRNA
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, Pennsylvania 

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 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 Board (AANPCB) 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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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 POLICY

No penalty if canceled by August 9, 2025. Cancellations between August 10, 2025, and September 9, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after September 9, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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.

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.

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