Join us for the ultimate tour of India. Visit famous landmarks including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and the Elephanta Caves as you make your way through Delhi, New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Mumbai.

By registering for this course, you are agreeing to attend lectures for the entire duration of the tour. Due to the nature of the tour, partial registrations are not allowed.  


  Day Date City
  Sun Oct 1 Arrive in Delhi
  Mon Oct 2 New Delhi Tour
  Tue Oct 3 Akshardham Temple
  Wed Oct 4 Old Delhi Tour: Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, and Shanti Vana
  Thu Oct 5
Delhi / Agra: Taj Mahal
  Fri Oct 6
Agra: Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
  Sat Oct 7 Agra / Jaipur
  Sun Oct 8 Jaipur: Amber Fort and Jaipur Tour
  Mon Oct 9 Jaipur / Udaipur
  Tue Oct 10 Udaipur Tour: City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari (Garden of Maids), and folklore museum
  Wed Oct 11 Ranakpur City: Ranakpur Jain Temple
  Thu Oct 12 Udaipur / Mumbai: Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Malabar Hills, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandi Memorial Museum, and Jain Temple
  Fri Oct 13 Elephanta Caves
  Sat Oct 14 Depart Mumbai - Transfer to airport for flight home

Sunday, October 1 - Arrive in Delhi – Transfer to Le Meridien New Delhi

Welcome to India’s capital city! Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines both the ancient and the modern aspects of Indian culture. The city’s many monuments, located amidst tall, modern skyscrapers, stand as silent reminders of the region’s ancient legacy. Delhi’s strategic location was one of the main reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. It is not surprising that today Delhi is actually a conglomerate of seven cities. The division between the old, walled city and what is known as New Delhi marks a division in lifestyles. The walled city retains its past traditions, and when visiting, one can get a glimpse of its many facets. In contrast, New Delhi strives to match the pace of the twenty-first century.

Monday, October 2 - New Delhi Sightseeing (Breakfast and welcome dinner included)

Enjoy a tour of New Delhi where you will visit the 12th century Qutub Minar. Its entire height of 234ft is gracefully hand-carved, and the iron pillar has withstood the ravages of time for 1,500 years without rusting. Next, see the mausoleum of emperor Humayun, a pioneer of the Mughal style of architecture. Drive past the India Gate (a war memorial dedicated to the lives of Indian soldiers), the president’s residence (formally the Viceroy’s Palace), Parliament House, and the Secretariat Building, an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture. Wrap up for the day at the Laxmi Narayan Temple, a modern Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with entertainment.

Tuesday, October 3 - Akshardham Temple (Breakfast and lunch included)

Visit the beautiful Akshardham Temple. Built without steel, it consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants), and 20,000 statues of India’s great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities. Return to the hotel after lunch at a local restaurant.

Wednesday, October 4 - Old Delhi Tour (Breakfast and lunch included)

Tour Old Delhi starting with the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Visit the magnificent Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of the River Yamuna by the emperor Shah Jahan. Drive past Chandni Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which is today the busiest commercial area of the city. See Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, memorials to Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru respectively. Return to the hotel, following lunch at a local restaurant.

Thursday, October 5 - Delhi to Agra - Transfer to Radisson Blue Agra

(Breakfast and dinner included)

This city’s architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map, boasting three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Taj Mahal, the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, and Red Fort, with its turrets and bastions standing as an impressive testimony to Mughal grandeur. Agra is a pleasant, slow-paced town known for its superb handcrafted products.

In the afternoon, visit the 16th century Agra Fort with its battlements, apartments, gardens, and audience halls. Next stop is the Taj Mahal. No description does justice to this poem in marble. A monument conceived in love by the grief stricken emperor at the loss of his queen, it has left many visitors in complete awe at the scale and grandeur of this edifice. Admire the Taj Mahal as it absorbs and reflects the warm hues of the setting sun.

Friday, October 6 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri (Breakfast and lunch included)

Following breakfast, visit the 16th century abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, once ruled by Emperor Akbar.This ghost town is remarkably well preserved and presents a perfect synthesis of Muslim, Hindu, and Jain architecture.

The sculptured columns bear mute testimony to this gallant experiment to unite Hindus and Muslims. Return to the hotel for lunch.

Saturday, October 7 - Agra to Jaipur - Pink City - Transfer to Radisson Blu Jaipur

(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

You will have an opportunity early this morning to see the Taj in a different light. Devoid of crowds, you can witness the monument, as the rays of the rising sun bathe the marble with an iridescent glow. Explore the Taj at your leisure.

Following breakfast, depart for the “Pink City” of Jaipur where the old city is surrounded by a massive wall dotted with magnificent gates (150 mi, 6 hours including stop). Continue on to Jaipur in late afternoon. Lunch at a local restaurant en route. Arrive and check in at your hotel.

As you catch your first glimpse of Jaipur, you will learn why this capital of Rajasthan is also called the “Pink City.” All of the houses in the old city were painted pink in 1905 to honor the visiting Prince of Wales. Since that time, the color pink has become equated with the hospitality for which the city is known. Interspersed throughout the various shades of pink, you will see white-painted borders and motifs, which painstakingly outline the architectural highlights of Jaipur’s buildings. Surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort, and dotted with beautiful palaces, mansions, and gardens, Jaipur simply and elegantly exemplifies the lifestyle of an amazing people.

Sunday, October 8 - Amber Fort and Jaipur tour (Breakfast and lunch)

Be transported back in time, riding royally atop elegantly draped and painted elephants to the mountain fortress of Amber, a superb example of Rajput architecture with its complex of palaces, temples and ornate apartments.

Following lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City. Visit Hawa Mahal, or the “Palace of Winds.” Continue on to the City Palace with its latticed balconies, tiny windows, cupolas, courtyards and arched entrances. A stop at the ancient observatory concludes the tour.

Monday, October 9 - Jaipur to Udaipur – Transfer to Radisson Blu Udaipur

(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

Founded in 1599 by Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities in India. It contains lakes that, in arid Rajasthan, are a refreshing sigh, as well as forested hills where wildlife still abounds. The old city was defensively designed fortified with bastions and eleven guarded gates through which peole could enter the city. Ruins of these ancient fortifications are still in evidence.

Tuesday, October 10 - Udaipur Tour (Breakfast and lunch included)

Spend the morning at the romantic and picturesque “City of Lakes,” visiting the City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, or Garden of Maids, and the folklore museum. You will also have the opportunity to view a presentation of string puppets typical to this area. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Wednesday, October 11 - Excursion to Ranakpur (Breakfast and lunch included)

The city of Ranakpur is located in the mountain ranges of Pali district. The well-known Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The beautiful temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars, all distinctly carved. The gentle breeze through the corridors moves the bells and creates celestial music all around the complex. Three stories high, the temple has four small shrines with 80 spires supported by 420 columns. The remarkable city of Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the Jain community.

Thursday, October 12 - Udaipur to Mumbai - Transfer to The Leela Mumbai Hotel

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Fly to Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and tour this cosmopolitan city upon arrival. Sights include the British built arch “Gateway of India,” the Hanging Gardens, and Malabar Hills where Mumbai’s rich and famous live, the Prince of Wales, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple. Following a late lunch, check in at the Leela Mumbai Hotel.

Friday - October 13 - Elephanta Caves Excursion (Breakfast and farewell dinner included)

Enjoy this half day excursion to the Elephanta Caves, located 5.6 miles by sea from the Gateway of India (approx. 1 hour by boat.) A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Elephanta Caves are a must-see when visiting Mumbai. The Elephanta Caves are characterized by rock temples carves out of the two hills that emerge from the center of the island. It is said that the Portuguese named the island after the stone elephant they found here. At Elephanta you can see the cave shrine to Lord Shiva, which belongs to the 6th century, and a massive three-headed sculpture representing Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. You can also find the other interesting sculptures here including those that depict the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities.


Le Meridien New Delhi

Le Méridien offers a truly unique experience in each of its stylish guest rooms. Warm earth tones, in addition to the luxurious sitting and work areas, create an inviting ambience for you to experience and explore. Le Meridien offers business services, an outdoor swimming pool, internet access, a health club, and more. On-site dining includes Nero, a shimmering venue with golden lights creating a royal ambience. Enjoy a long cocktail menu, an extensive wine list and a collection of the world’s rarest fine spirits. Henri’s Bar is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. Choose from the finest blend of spirits, single malts, wines, and cigars for an enhanced experience at one in the highest bars of the city. Le Belvedere is an authentic Chinese restaurant offering one of the highest roof-top dining venues in the city. Eau De Monsoon, a venue in elegant brown and rust has been lauded for a mélange of contemporary fine dining serving authentic Indian flavours. Longitude in the atrium lobby is perfect for a quiet tete-a-tete over Illy coffees, aromatic teas, and handmade chocolates.

Radisson Blu Agra

Let the upper upscale Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate be your home while exploring the fascinating attractions of Agra. Enjoy a sparkling outdoor pool, the Health Club & Spa, business center, and on-site dining showcasing traditional Indian cuisine at Daawat-e-Nawab and rustic barbeque at the poolside Colorbar. The Latitude coffee shop offers a full buffet breakfast and operates 24 hours to satisfy your cravings at any time of the day. Treat yourself to soothing services such as a facial or massage at the hotel’s Alive Spa, and enjoy a relaxing stay in a stylish room with a plush, comfortable bed, wireless internet, safe, walk-in rain shower, and tea and coffee provisions.



Radisson Blu Jaipur

Experience world-class service as you escape the city’s bustle with amenities like wireless internet, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a stunning rooftop swimming pool. On-site dining offers delicious meals and snacks to satisfy any palate. Dine at Market Place, featuring global cuisine and local specialties. Authentic Indian dishes and international classics pair perfectly with impeccable service in an elegant dining room. An interactive kitchen allows you to see chefs in action, and a convenient coffee shop offers a quick pick-me-up.





Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa

Surrounded by breathtaking palaces and ancient sites, this hotel offers upper upscale amenities like an on-site spa and a two-level swimming pool with a cascading waterfall. Rooms and suites overlook the lush jungle and lawns or the dazzling lake. Enjoy Pan-Asian cuisine and Indian speciality restaurants, or relax on the pool deck with a refreshing cocktail from the H20 bar. Enjoy all-day dining at Antara, impress companions with a meal at Wok by the Lake, or order room service 24 hours a day.





The Leela Mumbai Hotel

Guestrooms feature neutral interiors with natural parquet wood flooring and hand-tufted woollen rugs. Choose the perfect pillow from a menu of choices, connect to high speed internet, or relax with a massaging shower. An ambience of relaxed sophistication makes Citrus restaurant a place where you can enjoy hearty breakfasts, casual lunches, high-teas or champagne and leisurely dinners. Traditional Indian dishes, Chinese, and Italian cuisine are also available at venues on-site.

Saturday, October 14 - Depart Mumbai - Transfer to airport for flight home


Reservations will be secured and accommodations assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $2,000 per person. Final payment must be received by June 22, 2017. Reservations not guaranteed until payment received.


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.


Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner


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 Update 14-Day Incredible India Tour October 1-15, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Arrive in Delhi

Monday, October 2, 2017 - New Delhi Sightseeing

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 NPO 8 Hours or Not? L.Clark  
  0830 Update on the Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway L.Clark  
  0930 Hard Lessons Learned From Unexpected Bad Outcomes: Part I J.Drummond  
  1030 Hard Lessons Learned From Unexpected Bad Outcomes: Part II J.Drummond  
  1130 Adjourn

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Akshardham Temple

  1350 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1400 Should Our Patients (Some? All? None?) Take Statins Perioperatively? J.Drummond  
  1500 Should Anyone Else in the OR Be Taking Statins Too? J.Drummond  
  1600 I've Got Them Intubated, Now How Do I Get This Tube Out? L.Clark  
  1700 Pheochromocytoma: What If You Don't Know? L.Clark  
  1800 Adjourn

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Old Delhi tour

  1450 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1500 Sugammadex: Let's Relax Everybody L.Clark  
  1600 Fire in the OR: A Hot Topic L.Clark  
  1700 Anesthetic Neurotoxicity in the Very Young: A Somewhat Contrarian View J.Drummond  
  1800 Adjourn

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Delhi to Agra

  0730 Breakfast
  0830 Travel to Agra and the Taj Mahal

Friday, October 6, 2017 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri

  1350 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1400 Where Does Dexmedetomidine Fit in OR Practice? J.Drummond  
  1500 Postoperative Visual Loss: What Do We Know About Causation And Prevention? J.Drummond  
  1600 Upper Extremity Blocks including Carotid: Part I L.Clark  
  1700 Upper Extremity Blocks including Carotid: Part I L.Clark  
  1800 Adjourn

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Agra to Jaipur - Pink City

  1350 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1400 Lower Extremity Blocks L.Clark  
  1500 TAP Blocks and Exparel: The New Kids on the Block L.Clark  
  1600 Common Misunderstandings and Misadventures in Neuroanesthesia J.Drummond  
  1700 Tight Perioperative Glucose Control: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here? J.Drummond  
  1800 Adjourn

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Amber Fort and Jaipur tour

Monday, October 9, 2017 - Jaipur to Udaipur

  1550 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Ethical Dilemmas in Anesthesia L.Clark  
  1700 Anesthesia for the Patient With an Intracranial Aneurysm J.Drummond  
  1800 Adjourn

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Udaipur tour

  1350 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1400 Does Avoidance of "Deep Anesthesia" Reduce Mortality, POCD, or Delirium? J.Drummond  
  1500 Depth of Anesthesia Monitors: Keeping the Expectations Reasonable J.Drummond  
  1600 Selected Risks to Regional Anesthesia L.Clark  
  1700 Anesthesia in the Obese L.Clark  
  1800 Adjourn

25 CME

25 Class A CEC

Pharmacology TBD†

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Excursion to Ranakpur

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Udaipur to Mumbai

Friday, October 13, 2017 - Elephanta Caves excursion

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Depart Mumbai for home - Transfer to airport for flight home


Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

John C. Drummond, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Diego
Staff Anesthesiologist, VA Medical Center
San Diego, California


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 25 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 25 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033636; Expiration Date 10/12/2017.

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 25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: 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 25 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and 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.


$100 August 2, 2017 to September 1, 2017. No refund after September 1, 2017; 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.


No penalty prior to June 22, 2017. $1,000 per person from June 22, 2017 until July 24, 2017. 100% non-refundable after July 24, 2017.


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.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, 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! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition!. 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. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email:


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.