Honolulu, Hawaii

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Around the world, Waikiki is famous for its beaches. Surf, swim, or snorkel Waikiki Beach and the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On land, hike the heights of Diamond Head State Monument for sprawling views of Honolulu. Next head to the USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial, each one a must-see historical monument. Fantastic shopping and dining can be found all along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues and at gathering places like Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk.

Whether you’re looking for Hawaiian-made handicrafts to remember your trip by or high-end fashion labels you can’t find at home, Honolulu is a shopper’s paradise; you may even want to pack an extra suitcase for all the treasures you’ll find. Just west of Waikiki, Ala Moana Center is the largest open-air shopping mall in the world. Free trolleys shuttle visitors between Waikiki and Ala Moana, where there are more than 290 shops and 80 dining options. When it comes to food, splurge on dinner at one of the buzzworthy high-end spots in Honolulu, or save your vacation funds by finding tasty fare at casual spots, coffee shops and food trucks.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Honolulu's legendary luxury hideaway, adored by stars, presidents and royalty, set on pristine white sand beach, just ten minutes from the world-class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. Since its opening in 1964, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has continuously impressed guests with its legendary service, enviable amenities and perfect location.

The Kahala has everything you could possibly wish for in a tropical beach resort, and much more. Meet the dolphins in the private lagoon, relax by the white sand beach, learn to surf or scuba, and take an exercise class overlooking the ocean. The temperature-controlled pool is a popular place to soak up the sun. Swim or float the day away, order poolside beverages and snacks and catch up on your reading on luxurious loungers. There’s even The Keiki Club for the little ones.

A wide variety of watersports and marine-based tours are available at The Kahala. Guests also enjoy complimentary use of bicycles and additional sports such as golf and tennis can be arranged off-site through their concierge. The Kahala boasts nine private spa treatment suites, each with personal relaxation area, changing area, shower and bath. Qualified therapists are on hand to carry out dozens of superlative treatments. When it's time to dine, the award-winning cuisine at The Kahala embraces a diverse blend of Honolulu restaurants trends and cultural influences.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort does not charge a Resort Fee. These services are complimentary to all guests: Complimentary internet access in guest’s rooms and public areas (lobby, veranda, pool), excluding meeting room. (Increased bandwidth available at a nominal charge.) Complimentary daily newspaper, complimentary resort shuttle service to Waikiki, Ala Moana, and Kahala Mall, Complimentary lei and oshibori greeting, twice daily maid service including turndown with bottled water, complimentary 24-hour access to CHI Health & Fitness center, complimentary 30 minutes use of workstation and access to Resort Business Center, complimentary in-room coffee as well as morning coffee in Lower Lobby between 5:30 am and 7:30am (location subject to change).

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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.

Current Anesthesia Practice
Honolulu, Hawaii
July 8-12, 2019

Monday, July 8

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0750 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Shock Therapy: What's New? L.Pelinka  
  0900 Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia H.De Soto  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia for Obstetric Emergencies H.De Soto  
  1115 Anesthetic Management of the Preeclamptic Patient H.De Soto  
  1215 Controversies in the Perioperative Management of Hypertensive Patients K.Domino  
  1315 Adjourn    

Tuesday, July 9

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Perioperative Delirium: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment K.Domino  
  0900 Perioperative Management of the Diabetic Patient H.De Soto  
  1000 Break
  1015 Can Anything Go Wrong With This Child? Update on Complications in Children H.De Soto  
  1115 Current Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia H.De Soto  
  1215 A Fire in the Operating Room: Can It Happen to Me? H.De Soto  
  1315 Adjourn

Wednesday, July 10 - Day Open

Thursday, July 11

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Anesthesia for Major Spine Surgery K.Domino  
  0900 Avoiding Burnout and Finding Joy in the Workplace K.Domino  
  1000 Break
  1015 Problems in the PACU: Is It Serotonin Syndrome? L.Pelinka  
  1115 Natural Disaster Management: Theory and Practice L.Pelinka  
  1215 Neurotrauma for the Anesthesia Provider L.Pelinka  
  1315 Adjourn

Friday, July 12

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Sugammadex: My Favorite Doughnut L.Pelinka  
  0900 NOAC Reversal Agents: A Dream Come True? L.Pelinka  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia in the Drug Abuser: Pitfalls and Possibilities L.Pelinka  
  1115 How to Avoid a Lawsuit: Lessons From the Closed Claims Project K.Domino  
  1215 Improving Patient Safety in Anesthesia and Perioperative Care K.Domino  
  1315 Adjourn

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


Hernando De Soto, MD
Chief of Anesthesia, University of Florida Proton Institute
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Airway Services
University of Florida Health Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Staff Anesthesiologist
Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Linda E. Pelinka, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Vienna and
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria, European Union


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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CE; AANA Code #1036789; Expiration Date 7/8/2019.

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.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia 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 30 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 airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 May 9, 2019 to June 8, 2019. No refund after June 8, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS 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 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.

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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


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.