Kona, Hawaii

On the Big Island, you'll find diverse rainforest ecosystems, tumbling waterfalls, and a warm and compelling culture whose people embody an authentic and heartfelt Aloha Spirit. The Kohala Coast, also referred to as the Gold Coast because of year round sunshine, stretches of beautiful white sand beaches, and spectacular championship golf courses, is located on the west coast of the Big Island, north of the Kona Coast. The Kohala Coast is Hawaii's golf mecca with world-class courses carved out of ancient lava flows, nestled among historical Hawaiian landmarks and fronting some of the most beautiful coastline of the Pacific. Waimea is home to Parker Ranch where fluorescent green pastures give way to lush valleys and a host of vibrant natural greens.

Within short driving distances of your hotel you can play tennis or go horseback riding. Take a hike into spectacular valleys (Waipio Valley and Pololu Valley are a hiker's paradise) and to hidden waterfalls. Explore the Pacific waters with tropical fish and turtles, go deep sea fishing, scuba diving, or boogie boarding. Visit the world's most famous observatories on majestic Mauna Kea (13,796 feet) for incredible scenery and star gazing. Watch for manta rays at night, delight in a helicopter flight over an active volcano, or go on a sunset cruise. Spring for a guided tour and discover places you normally would not find, be allowed to visit, or explore on your own. Walk to ancient fish ponds, sacred Hawaiian sites, heiaus, and petroglyphs on the Big Island.

Puukohola Heiau, built by King Kamehameha in Kawaihae next to Spencer Beach Park, is worth a visit to learn and experience Hawaiian history. Flume the historic Kohala Sugar Plantation irrigation ditch by kayak on a unique ecotour. Last but not least, the Kohala Coast shoreline offers plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and watching the Humpback whales. We advise booking a rental car well in advance.

The Fairmont Orchid

Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing along the shoreline. and evenings spent on your lanai overlooking the gardens and waterfalls. Relax in the outdoor 'Spa Without Walls,' including the waterfall massage hale (houses) and breathtaking oceanfront massage cabanas. Or discover island-style fun and culture: paddle an outrigger canoe, sail aboard a Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe, participate in a cultural hike, learn to weave a coconut leaf basket, and more from the Fairmont Beachboys.

Enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters of Pauoa Bay or a refreshing dip in the 10,000 square foot oceanfront swimming pool, then stargaze from one of the lava whirlpools. Play 36 holes of championship golf at the Francis H. I`i Brown golf course, home of the Senior Skins Game for a decade, workout in the fitness center, or check out the 10-court tennis pavilion. The Fairmont Orchid offers six restaurants and lounges to satisfy any craving.

Spacious guest rooms offer one king or two queen size beds (based on hotel availability), private lanai, flat screen TV with media panel, individual climate control, Nespresso Coffee Maker, chiller fridge, alarm clock, bathrobes, marble bathroom, hair dryer, iron/board and more.

The Fairmont Orchid is located approximately 23 miles from Kona International Airport (KOA) and 74 miles from Hilo International Airport (ITO). Self-parking is included in the daily resort charge for guests. Valet parking is available for approximately $25 + tax per day. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

Speedi Shuttle is offering attendees and their travel companions discounted shared airport/hotel shuttle service. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, adjustable headrests and comfortable seats. For pricing and reservations, visit https://www.speedishuttle.com/a/r/multiaff7.4/sp1/i/2/res/universal?force_cr=&widget=

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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.

Current Challenges in Anesthesia
Kona, Hawaii
February 26 - March 1, 2024

Monday, February 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Anesthesia for Major Spine Surgery K.Domino
  0830 What’s New in Anesthesia for Brain Surgery? K.Domino
  0930 Break
  0945 Key Issues for Anesthesia Providers in Patients With Morbid Obesity A.Wadhwa
  1045 Airway Management in Patients With Morbid and Super Adiposity in 2024: New Strategies and Tricks A.Wadhwa
  1145 Anesthetic Implications of Psychiatric Disorders M.Zinder
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, February 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 PTSD in Healthcare Providers: Part I M.Zinder
  0830 PTSD in Healthcare Providers: Part II M.Zinder
  0930 Break
  0945 Preventing Perioperative Neurological Injury K.Domino
  1045 Controversies in Management of Intraoperative Blood Pressure K.Domino
  1145 Minimizing Opioids and Maximizing Analgesia in Patients With Morbid Adiposity: Multistep and Multimodal Approach A.Wadhwa
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, February 28 – Open Day

     

Thursday, February 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Exploring the Dynamics of Sleep, Respiration and Pain in Patients With Adiposity A.Wadhwa
  0830 Disclosure of Harmful Medical Errors: How, Why and What? A.Wadhwa
  0930 Break
  0945 The Effects of Expectation on Pain Pathways: Part I M.Zinder
  1045 The Effects of Expectation on Pain Pathways: Part II M.Zinder
  1145 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Perioperative Care K.Domino
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, March 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 New Findings From the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project K.Domino
  0830 How to Avoid a Lawsuit: Lessons From the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project K.Domino
  0930 Break
  0945 Propofol: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly M.Zinder
  1045 Allergy and Anaphylaxis in Patients Under Anesthesia: Recognition, Management and Follow-Through! A.Wadhwa
  1145 Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: Is It Still a Problem? And Why? A.Wadhwa
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CE

6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/13/23

FACULTY

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

Anupama Wadhwa, MBBS, MSc, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Southwestern
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Southwestern
President, International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)
Past President, Kentucky and Indiana Society of Physicians of Indian Origin (KIAPI)
Dallas, Texas

Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA
Zinder Anesthesia, LLC
Baltimore, Maryland
Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia
Co-Founder, The Provider Wellness Symposium
ProviderSymposium.com

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 1043219; Expiration Date 03/01/2024.

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 December 28, 2023 to January 27, 2024. No refund after January 27, 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.

*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.

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