Kapolei (Oahu), Hawaii

Located on the western side of Oahu, Kapolei includes the communities of Makakilo, Barber's Point, Campell Industrial Park and Ko Olina, consisting of Aulani and the Ko Olina Golf Club. Named after a volcanic cone in the area called Pu'u o Kapolei, the area is often referred to as Oahu's second city.

No matter your preference, Kapolei has an assortment of activities perfect for everyone in the family. Spend your days snorkeling in the warm Pacific ocean or sunning yourself on the sand. Stroll the open-air mall at Ka Makana Ali'i for great shopping at chain stores and local shops. Golfers can enjoy immaculate fairways at Ko Olina Golf Club. Kids won't want to miss Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, a large facility with a wave pool, the Tornado (a 130 foot tunnel), Raging River, Kapolei Cooler (an all ages tube cruise), Big Kahuna, Flyin' Hawaiian, Da Flowrider, and many other thrills.

When it's time to dine, join in on an authentic Hawaiian luau. Watch traditional ceremonies, songs, and dances during your meal. Sample a delectable buffet of appetizing fare including native island dishes including kalua pig, taro poi, lomi lomi salmon, and of course, the always tasty coconut haupia.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Discover a family paradise with a touch of magic at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i. Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand in hand with local artisans and cultural experts to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Inspired by the natural wonders and rich traditions of Hawai‘i, Aulani Resort is the ultimate family getaway—celebrating the beauty, history and welcoming spirit of the island.

There's something for everyone to enjoy at this award-winning Resort, and so much is included with your stay! Aulani Resort is perfectly positioned on the beautiful beaches of Ko Olina on the leeward coast of O'ahu on 21 oceanfront acres, nestled between verdant mountains and serene ocean waters. Here, you'll be removed from the crowds of Waikiki, yet close enough to enjoy the wonders of the island.

Splash out at the sprawling Waikolohe Valley pool area, the destination for aquatic family fun. Hurtle down water slides, float along a lazy river, snorkel in a private lagoon or simply admire the view from a romantic infinity-edge pool. With interactive play areas, a quiet pool and more, this imaginative oasis offers sun-soaked fun and relaxation for all ages. Kids ages 3 to 12 can enjoy the 5,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art kids club designed to entertain and deligght. Here they can explore Hawaiian culture, art and music—with a dash of Disney magic—at this supervised activities club. Most activities are complimentary; select experiences are available at a fee.

Aulani Resort offers tweens and teens ages 10 to 17 an amazing array of activities to make their vacation truly special. Whether it's a round of golf, beach kayaking or just rafting down a lazy river, there's something for everyone to make their Aulani Resort vacation an epic adventure in paradise. Adults can luxuriate in Paradise as you soothe and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at Laniwai—Aulani Resort's full-service spa, salon and fitness center. Teens ages 13-17 will even find a place of their own in the spa with age-specific spa treatments, activities and more.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is located approximately 20 miles from the Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) International Airport (HNL). Overnight self or valet parking for resort guests is approximately $37 per night, per car (up to 2 cars), with in/out privileges.Parking rates subject to change without notice.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.disneyaulani.com/

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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 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
Kapolei (O’ahu), Hawaii
June 7-11, 2021

Monday, June 7

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0750 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 The Obese Patient and the Difficult Airway: Fact vs. Fiction? T.Moon  
  0900 Tips and Tricks for Awake Fiberoptic Intubation T.Moon  
  1000 Break
  1015 Enigmas of a Mother's Heart: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Acute Myocardial Infarction During Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  1115 Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Can We Affect the Outcomes? J.Kryc  
  1215 Perioperative Risk Calculators: How Many Do We Need? E.Lobato  
  1315 Adjourn

Tuesday, June 8

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: What Do I Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  0900 Perioperative Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy E.Lobato  
  1000 Break
  1015 Morbidly Obese and OSA Patients for Ambulatory Surgery: Are They Safe? T.Moon  
  1115 Neuromuscular Blockade and Reversal: From Print to Practice T.Moon  
  1215 Epidural Anesthesia for Labor: A Delicate Dance Between Its Positive Role and Unwanted Side Effects J.Kryc  
  1315 Adjourn

Wednesday June 9 - Day Open

Thursday, June 10

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  0900 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia and Elderly Patients: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato  
  1115 Cocaine and Elective Surgery: Delay or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1215 The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? T.Moon  
  1315 Adjourn

Friday, June 11

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Thoracic Anesthesia Refresher for the Noncardiac Anesthesiologist T.Moon  
  0900 "Having It All" - Is Work-Life Balance Really Possible? (Wellness, Burnout, and Productivity) T.Moon  
  1000 Break
  1015 Strategies to Prevent Perioperative Myocardial Infarction in Noncardiac Surgery: What Works? E.Lobato  
  1115 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Anticoagulation: Is This a Good Idea? J.Kryc  
  1215 Postoperative Pain Management J.Kryc  
  1315 Adjourn

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 9/1/20


Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

Tiffany S. Moon, MD, FASA
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE; Code Number 1037866; Expiration Date 6/11/2021.

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 April 8, 2021 to May 8, 2021. No refund after May 8, 2021; 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 Going Places. 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.