Montego Bay, Jamaica

As a favored island destination, Montego Bay, also referred to as MoBay, is the second largest city in Jamaica. Known for its soft sand beaches, lush rolling hills, and world-class golf courses, Montego Bay is a must see destination.

Snorkel the coal reef in the protected waters of Montego Bay Marine Park, float a scenic river on a bamboo raft, or visit the blue hole. Take a luminous lagoon night tour, ATV guided tour, or catch the sunset on a catamaran cruise. Fly across the jungle on a zip-line, golf with ocean views as your backdrop, or take a trip back in time with historic tours.

Enjoy lively pubs and clubs, a wide variety of eateries, stunning beaches, and the incredible artistry and craftsmanship of the Jamaican people on display at local markets and craft malls. Montego Bay offers a melting pot of traditional and international cuisine. Notably one of the most popular dishes is the Jerk chicken but don't miss out on the Jamaican national dish, Ackee and Saltfish. Montegeo Bay offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa

This luxurious resort in paradise is sure to blow you away. Just a short 15 minutes away from Sangster International Airport (MBJ), Jewel Grande is the elevated Island experience that you have been looking for. This all inclusive tropical paradise has everything you need from  two swimming pools, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, Kid's Club, Teen Lounge, full-service spa, and much more. With unlimited non-motorized water sports for all ages and skill sets, it's easy stay active and make memories while experiencing the warm waters of the Caribbean. Off property, be sure to explore nearby activities such as golfing at the White Witch or Cinnamon Hill golf courses, taking a historic tour of the Great House Rose Hall, or browsing a mix of specialty retail stores featuring international jewelers, popular lifestyle brands, and authentic Caribbean-made souvenirs at the shops at Main Street. (fees apply for some services and activities).

Dining at the Jewel Grande provides a wide variety of unique culinary experiences. From casual quick bites, decadent desserts, authentic Jamaican delicacies, classic American comfort foods, to upscale fine dining the Jewel Grande Montego Bay provides something for every taste and appetite. Indulge in their gourmet culinary program and enjoy a meal or cocktail by the pool, at the clubhouse, or in the privacy of your suite.

At the Jewel Grande, unparalleled luxury views of the Caribbean Sea from your suite balcony will be sure to take your breathe away. Newly renovated Oceanfront Junior Suites are approx. 806 square feet and feature 1 King or 2 Double beds (based on hotel availability), a large sitting area, private balcony, daily restocked mini-bar, coffee/tea maker, flat screen TV, safe, bluetooth speaker, luxury bathroom amenities, and more.

All-inclusive concept includes 7 nights accommodations, breakfast, lunch, dinner, room service and snacks, guest room internet access, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, bottled water, specialty coffees and teas at all of hotel's food and beverage outlets during regular hours of operations, mini bar drinks, Non-motorized water sports, exercise facilities, table games, scheduled stage shows, and mini club activities, Government taxes/service charge and gratuities at the resort. (Airport transfers not included.)

Please be aware, due to the all-inclusive nature of this resort, If you choose to stay elsewhere you will be charged a daily, per person fee for entry into the resort, even if you are only attending the seminar. This is a firm resort policy. This fee is subject to change and limited day passes may be issued without notice at the discretion of the resort management.

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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.


Topics in Anesthesia
Montego Bay, Jamaica
November 17-22, 2024

Sunday, November 17

  0800 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0825 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0830 Perioperative Risk Calculators E.Lobato
  0930 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: What the Guidelines Do Not Tell Us E.Lobato
  1030 Break
  1045 Opioid-Sparing Strategies for Obstetric Surgery: Bringing ERAS Into the Cesarean Suite G.Collins
  1145 Neuraxial Dexmedetomidine: Help or Hype? G.Collins
  1245 Adjourn

Monday, November 18

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Targeted Blood Component Therapy in Postpartum Hemorrhage Using Viscoelastic Testing G.Collins
  0930 Pulmonary Evaluation and Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications E.Lobato
  1030 Break
  1045 Upper Extremity Blocks R.Samet
  1145 Lower Extremity Blocks R.Samet
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, November 19

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Truncal Blocks R.Samet
  0930 Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Cardiac and FAST R.Samet
  1030 Break
  1045 The ABCs of AFE: Recognition and Management of Amniotic Fluid Embolus G.Collins
  1145 Perioperative Management of Patients With Coronary Stents E.Lobato
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, November 20 – Day Open


Thursday November 21

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Perioperative Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy E.Lobato
  0930 Approach to the Patient With Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension E.Lobato
  1030 Break
  1045 Management of the Bleeding Trauma Patient R.Samet
  1145 Management of the Trauma Airway R.Samet
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, November 22

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Opioid-Free Anesthesia for Bariatric Surgery G.Collins
  0930 To Have or to Hold: Perioperative ACE-Is and ARBs G.Collins
  1030 Break
  1045 Anesthesia for Elderly Patients: General Principles and Clinical Pearls E.Lobato
  1145 Anesthetic Management of Patients Using Cocaine E.Lobato
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Breakfast is not served at the meeting - plan on eating prior to the meeting.
Rev. 12/21/23



Gregory Collins, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Texas Christian University School of Nurse Anesthesia
Fort Worth, Texas

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

Ron E. Samet, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


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,, 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 1043595; Expiration Date 11/22/2024.

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 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.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest 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 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.


$100 September 18, 2024 to October 18, 2024. No refund after October 18, 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.


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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